My younger students had their turn with the 'breathing sphere ' and were captivated. This visual was used to demonstrate slow breathing and to notice the pause between the inhale and exhale.
Each child led the group in our 5 count STAR breathing using the sphere.
We shared what we noticed and experienced when attending to the sphere and our breath. All shared relaxed & calm. 'Steady' one boy shared. We then compared the bell with our breath and I pointed out that our breath is always with us unlike the bell. This seemed to be a surprising thought to a few and one boy said, "Thank Goodness." They noted the bell was shorter but easier.
Once we finished the boys started their digital Mindful Book. The advantage of going digital with this book is that while we can still write with a 'pen' ( stylus) we can also type , add drawings or photographs and videos. Their covers had a picture of them in their mountain bodies and several put themselves holding the sphere or their short teaching video.
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.