As a review, we played Red Thought Green Thought . In our class, we label 'thoughts' in three colors to indicate negative ( red), neutral or confused
(yellow) and positive ( green). Red thoughts are those we think to be negative and are very sticky ( hard to forget). They can also wrinkle our hearts . See wrinkled heart lesson here.
As Snowy and I read the cards to children , they took a step forwards us if it creates a green thought and a step back if the words creates a negative thought. They did an excellent job and knew the difference . Some also knew that it also depends on the person saying it and the context. True! Wisdom in room 15!
We talked a bit about our social filter and how we must learn how our words impact others. Our next lesson will be to determine if we should say or think our words !
This concept and vocabulary will be ongoing all year.
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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.