Tag Archive: autism


1 Purple onion

18 oz of Roasted Green Chiles ( blended with 3 cups of water)

10 oz of  Beef Chunks (seasoned with Garlic salt, Salt-free seasoning, Italian seasoning)

1 bag of Lentils

12 oz of Pico de Gallo ( tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, cilantro)

1 bushel of Green onion

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Science:

Ocean

Books:

Totally Amazing Sea Creatures

Swimmy  by Leo Lionni

Rainbow Fish  by Marcus Pfister

Gentle Giant Octopus By Karen Wallace

BBC Earth Exciting  Earth Coloring Book

Earth and Moon:

Books:

Planet Earth Q&A

Claude and Sun

Science Book

Math:

Word Problems (using a number line instead of tactiles)

Spanish:

Animals , Sea creatures

Fun learning tools :

Ocean puzzle, Coloring Book, Sea Creatures toys, art project (space ship)

Science:

Force and Machines

1. Gravity

The Rain forest

Math:

Addition, Multiplication, and Sequencing Numbers ( 2-12)

Reading and Phonics

The Picnic. by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy

What Is In the Egg? by Su Wong

What’s That Sound? by Akimi Gibson

Spanish

Colors, Numbers, Animals

Blended Broth:

2 green bell peppers

1 red bell pepper

3 bushels of cilantro

2 yellow squash

1 green squash

1 Mexican Squash

2 bushels of green onion

1 lemon

4 cloves of garlic

Vegetables:

5 Russet potatoes

1 yellow onion

1 white onion

4 carrots

1 bag of okra

1 box of mushrooms

and boxed Chicken Broth

3 Carne Asada filets

Olive oil

Canola oil

Seasonings:

Salt Free Seasoning

Garlic salt with Parsley flakes

Italian Seasoning

Bullying

J picked out the book EllRay James is NOT a chicken.

It’s about a third grade boy named EllRay James who is being bullied by two boys in his class.

I talked to J about it. I told him he is to tell his teacher about the bullying. I instructed him to advocate for himself and tell the bully ” Stop what he was doing. To state that he did not like that behavior.”  And he is to tell me about any bullying behavior. I half jokingly said I would unleash my crazy on the student and administrators. He chuckled and said he would tell me.

On Monday, a boy grabbed J and without me telling him he advocated for himself and told the little boy to stop his behavior and let go of him. The boy was put in timeout by his caregiver.

I am proud of J, he handled the situation calmly and directly. I know as a child I would have warned that kid and if he didn’t listen…I would’ve made him listen to my not so nice actions.

Today, I volunteered in J’s preschool class. We sang a groovy song , Rainbow Around Me. J merrily belted out the lyrics of the song. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gk1xx9dhkhs) He sang louder than everybody and did the body movements that coordinate with the song.

After school we went and had a snack…french fries and flavored shaved ice. We encountered our cousin Isaiah. J was excited to see him there working the register. He asked Melissa Isaiah’s coworker ” Did you know we know Isaiah?” While we were eating snack he talked endlessly. We had to leave when he began to try to climb on the furniture.

Next, we went to a discount store to search for my interview outfits. I told him I wanted his help and input on the outfit for my interviews. He immediately said ” You need a black shirt and black pants.” I refuted that black would be too hot because it will be in the 90’s. ” He told me ” You have to wear a gown because you are a princess. Princess wear high heels, too!”  We discussed how I needed something professional and comfortable. I also told I didn’t want to be a princess I am a queen and he is my prince. He insisted that I am a princess because he is my prince.

We ended up picking a coral blouse, magenta blouse, and black lace blouse and brown trousers. He persisted that I get a black shirt. So, that I can be a Black Superhero.

It was a lot of having his input on my clothing choices.. he wanted to pick out his clothes from the women’s section. I had to explain that the store was divided into different categories and also how the clothes in the women’s aisle were too big for him.. He then said when he get’s older he will wear big clothes. He saw a Mickey Mouse Club hooded sweatshirt for himself he wanted to purchase. I loved listening to his fast paced monologue, with some occasional questions for me. Lately, he has been experiencing hyperspeech. I understand it is a symptom of ADHD, however, I enjoy listening to him babble away. I remember the scary times when he was speechless, incoherent, and lost in his own world.

J is excited for his Easter Basket.

J loves Iron Man and the color red.

I’m excited that his basket will illicit a big toothy smile.

1) Iron Man Arc FX Armor

2) Iron Man 50 piece puzzle (2)

3) Fresh Fruit: Bananas & Oranges,

4) Sunrise Farmers Market Fruit Snacks

5) Art Supplies: Bingo Dot markers, Primary Color paints, Colored pencils.

The Beauty of J!

J is amazing! His smile and imagination mesmerize me. He is a reflection of his father and paternal grandmother. Seldomly, I see glimpses of myself in his image.

I devour his cuddly moments…sometimes they are to avoid a directive I have given. Today, he jumped on me several times and gave me cuddles and told me he loves me. I grab him close and tell him I have a secret I whisper in his ear I love him. His rebuttal is ” Mommy, that is not a secret…everybody knows you love me….I know you love me.”

His self-esteem is sweet. He has soaked up all my positive affirmations. J knows he is amazing, thoughtful, and intelligent. When we were at Chik-fi-la he made sure to help the babies open the door. He always makes sure babies are safe…he stays close to them to make sure they don’t fall. He freely hugs and kisses little girls and finds something positive to say about them like ” you have a pretty dress.” He always tries to find commonality between he and other children ” We both have a red shirt, but you have Spider man on your shirt , I don’t.” J is a social butterfly like myself; He talks to anybody and makes himself comfortable with them. He mirrors my behavior…I am SUPER  social..I engage in conversation with everybody….greeting anyone I come in contact with. I wish them a wonderful day and share a smile.

J loves red. Red is his Superhero color and his regular boy color, too. Today, he dressed himself. He picked a red shirt with white and sky blue bold stripe and red, black with hints of white gray checkered plaid print. He topped his outfit with a red beanie. His socks were red with a green frog prince.

He has a fantastic imagination…He calls his swing his rocketship. He spends hours drawing, coloring and cutting out his drawings. He created a picture of Cyborg as a centaur, He gave Raven a pink cloak; he noted that “Raven changed her clothes.”

J loves and looks forward to story time. He isn’t playing much with his Thomas toys, however, he often picks, Thomas books for storytime. J especially loves the Thomas toys with sound effects.  I enjoy when he reads me books.

He is observant. We were waiting at the drive thru and a young woman walks by in a blue shirt that had the word PINK on it. J remarked ” why does her shirt say pink when it is blue?”

J loves numbers and math. J was talking to his friend Josh..J was saying something about the number 100 and Josh said he wanted to have 2 billion. J comments ” That’s a lot more than 100.” Later, that evening J tells me ” Mama, 8 + 4=12 and 3 x 4=12″ I often hear him saying math facts to self throughout the day.

This evening, he had fun watering the mesquite tree. He exclaimed the waterfall from the hose was a “rainbow”.  We made jazz music with harmonicas, tambourines and maracas. He sang the ABC’s while we danced and sang.

J’s strength’s are his love, automatic forgiveness, optimism, cheerfulness, and his enthusiasm for learning. He is a cyclone of movement…dancing, tumbling, climbing, sliding and jumping.

Sweetest Moment!

I was sleeping and J came over gently rubbed my head.

He rubbed my head the way I love rubbing his head at bedtime.

J quietly whispered ” I love you, see you later!”

J came by later and brought me a picture.

It was a picture of a circle and the numbers 1,2,3,and 4.

He made a pattern of blue and red on the numbers.

Science:

Temperature

1. Observing Hot & Cold by Touching.

2. Can We Measure How Hot Something Is?

Book: Scotts Foresman Science text book

Monday, Wednesday, Sunday

Science in Reading : Expository Nonfiction

Honey Bees

Words to Read: family, other, also, their, some, new

Book: Reading Street

videos:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSk_ev1eZec

Tuesday, Thursday, Sunday

Math:

A is for Abacus

Counting by 5’s, 10’s

Book: G is for Googol

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_wZxzVXLoI

Spanish:

colors, counting , family

Videos: Language Tree

Reading board books in Spanish

Art :

Coloring and creating pictures

History:

Black / African-American’s who changed history

Friday, Saturday, Sunday