We started our first of many teamwork tasks this week. The children were each given a bowl with the same number and type of pattern block. Each team scored a point if they could get their partner to make the same shape as they had made- USING only their words. We had already began our lesson on what is the difference between TEAMwork and MEwork. Teamwork will be an ongoing focus through out the year.
Go HERE for a brain lesson on why negative self talk is so sticky!
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.