We ended the year by asking the children to vote what mindful lesson was their favorite . Body Scan was the winner. We started our last day of OT with a guided body scan . Cloths were offered to cover their eyes which most used. When asked what they liked about body scan all said they felt relaxed and liked my voice. This is an excellent practice before bed as well.
I am blessed & so grateful to teach these incredible children. Working with children with Aspergers has allowed me to see and experience such beauty, talent and suffering. They have given me the gift to open my heart, laugh, cry and experience a depth of teaching I know I would have missed had I not taught these incredible children . Saying good bye was hard and a special moment was caught in such a heartwarming picture. The bond this child and I share is apparent. He wrote a goodbye letter to me that had me in tears.." Ms Rice I wish I could repeat 5th grade again so you could be my teacher . I love you."
I have been his teacher for 3 years.. But really he has been mine.