It is so nice to be back with you all! I am so pleased with how everything went on my maternity leave. You all make me proud.
You also made me WAY proud yesterday at OAC! You were so well behaved and respectful and I could tell that you all enjoyed yourselves. Great questions and discussions were had. Please let me know if you have any further questions about what you saw at OAC!
We also began watching Temple Grandin this week. You all seemed to enjoy it a lot, as I knew you would! If you missed part of the movie, please see me so that you can get caught up!
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.
Check the homework tab for your homework this week. You will be posting a comment below :-)
Have a great weekend!