The Monday group still needs to share their script information with me. I will edit and make the necessary changes to it. Please remember to work together on your scripts. I would like to see editing and additions to the scripts start to happen. This is a team thing :-)
Brandi has been hard at work preparing our giant puzzle piece for the display case. On Tuesday you all will be making your individual puzzle pieces to put around it as well. Be thinking about what objects you would like to add to the case. I have some autism books, but other items may make a statement as well.
I will also need your help next week during lunches. We will have a table set up near the door to hand out LINKS applications to 7th graders. Please help me out by taking turns at the table, as well as speaking to your 7th grade friends! We need a very large group for next year so the more applicants, the better!
Finally, here is my ideal schedule for next week.
1st announcement with main statistics about Autism
2nd announcement about normalizing autism
3rd announcement about the R-word and signing at lunch with autism ribbon
Video about the R-word? And signing at lunch with autism ribbon
Let me know how you feel about this schedule. I'm still trying to finalize which videos we should have the students watch. If you have a suggestion, let me know!
And do not forget to check for homework this week! There isn't a lot, but what you do have is very important!
Finally, I would like to have you read a little about our Star LINK of the Month!
Hi, my name is Marissa. I love playing volleyball, hunting, being outdoors, spending time with my family, and of course, working with my peers in LINKS class. I am currently on a very competitive volleyball team at Impact Dynamic Training. I have always loved being outdoors, and this year I started waterfowl hunting. One of my favorite things to do is spend time with my family. I have two older brothers, Ryan and Brandon. They are both currently in college, and it means a lot when we get to spend time together.
I absolutely love LINKS class! My favorite part is when the boys are having a good day, and they are all smiles. To see them so happy makes my day. They don’t always have good days though. One of the more challenging parts of working with the boys is that you can’t always understand them and know what they are trying to say or ask. This can make them very frustrated at times, and they may throw a fit.
During my time in LINKS class, I am hoping to learn not only more about autism, but more about how I can help my peers who have autism and make junior high a better experience for them. This isn’t just helpful for junior high though. Everything that I learn in this class will teach me how to help my peers with autism in any situation throughout the rest of my life.