Everyone gets distracted at times. There are many different ways we can be distracted in fact. This was the focus for a few lessons. where we compared 2 different character's distractions during a few read alouds, role played scenario cards etc. This helped the students learn that there are basically two kinds of distractions- inside and outside distractors.
Our final lesson, Ned helped us out. The children picked scenario cards , read them aloud, then decided where they belonged- outside Ned's Head or inside.
Giggles and learning.. fun.
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.