This week we started the Temple Grandin video. You all seemed to enjoy it a lot, as I knew you would! (Except I was about to throw my iPad across the room! Seriously. We will be able to watch a lot more this coming week. I found my DVD!)
If you missed the beginning of the video I will send you home for a night with my copy. Come see me and we will make a plan. I need you to be caught up for the second part of the movie on Wednesday.
Also, about Wednesday! The schedule is switched due to M-Step. So we will plan to have class during 1st hour which is during 4th period. Your 1st hour teachers have never had you taken out of their class, so hopefully this will not be an issue and will be a one-time thing. We will all take A lunch and we will eat together while watching the video.
**Please bring $2 for pizza. Anyone want to supply a few 2 liters for the class to enjoy? I will bring a special treat for dessert!
Back to Temple Grandin:
One of the coolest things about Temple Grandin is her ability to voice what it is like to have autism. So many people that I have worked with are never able to do that. For someone of her incredible intelligence to be able to tell us what is going on inside and how certain things make people feel is a huge step toward advocating and helping anyone with autism. This is one thing that has made her so well-known around the autism community. You all will see how this comes to be toward the end of the movie.
I want you to be able to see the real Temple Grandin and hear (read) her words. She is most certainly an interesting woman with an opinion about how things should be. Please read this article here. It was done right before her movie came out and I think it does a great job of introducing some of her main talking points. It also gives us a good glimpse into her head. Next week I will have you watch a video of her being interviewed. You will see how well Claire Danes portrays her in the movie.
Have a wonderful weekend and don't forget to check the homework tab!