Arrrrrg! I forgot my camera. And they were cute! You are just going to have to take my word for it.
We begin the year with a review or new learning about red, green and yellow thoughts. What are these colorful thoughts? They are positive or negative thoughts that help us understand ourselves and each other. It is the beginning of the important, decision making distinctions that help us respond vs react without thinking, understand the Unthinkables, problem solve, increase awareness of ourselves and others, support self regulation and bring awareness to our feelings. They also help us understand a character's feelings in a book or a friend on the playground.
I added yellow thoughts to point out we can also be unsure or confused as well.
We took the children outside to play Red Thought Green Thought Game which is like the Red light, Green Light game.
They had fun running on the grass, showing me their understanding of these thoughts which often accompany a feeling.
The Power of Mindfulness & SEL for (anxiety, attention, self regulation/ awareness & impulsive concerns)
Welcome to my Classroom!
I am passionate, a little bit quirky ( some may say a little bit more) and dedicated to serving children with Autism. These young people have touched me deeply and have made me a better teacher & hopefully person. I want to share what I have learned that allows these beautiful children to grow & sometimes thrive in my class.
I begin my 26th year of teaching this year! I teach in the Bay Area and live in the beautiful redwoods of the Santa Cruz Mountains. My sanctuary, place of reflection and daily sitting practice.
My hope is that this website/blog will help others understand and see children with Autism as talented unique thinkers who can and will contribute to our world and anyone who knows them in positive ways.