Learning about each other, keeping our brains and bodies in the group and creating friend files all at the same time while playing the game Would You Rather...?
In this game, players answer from a card deck with 400 question, choosing between two wild and goofy options each time. Guess your friends' answers correctly and win.
What are Friend Files? It is interesting information you learn about someone by listening, observing and thinking about them in order to talk, play and stay curious about others. A friend file helps defeat One Sided Sid & his sister the Un Wonderer and helps with flexibility when playing/talking to others.
While in another group the children are reading a scripted comic about two children who observe or listen to each other over a course of several days and ask questions to add more interesting information about a friend to their friend file.
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.