Mr. Guy Bergeron, one of the pioneers of L'École branchée, now retired, corresponds regularly by email with his grand-nephew Anthony, who has mild autism. He tells her stories and invites her to all kinds of discoveries by making connections with the world around him.
You will have the pleasure of reading him regularly in this column, and you may even want to draw inspiration from his texts with your own students (whether they are autistic or not!). Anthony is in first year (6-7 years old).
When we are young, we are often asked by our parents in the evening if we have learned something new at school.
Me, that annoyed me a little. I had spent the whole day at school, I wanted to rest and change my mind. I didn't want to relive all the good or bad times of the day.
Here in the photo, Crio has just arrived from school. He tastes like just eating an apple and taking his mind off things.
Crio, to take his mind off things, what is he doing?
- If it's raining outside, he'll read a book or listen to a TV show. He doesn't really like TV because he finds the shows are often too “baby”!
- If the weather is nice outside, he goes to the park to play with friends. He likes to play ball or just enjoy the games in the park.
- If there is snow, he will run and roll in the snow with his sister Crioline. Sometimes they make a snowman.
And you, when you come back from school, do you want to tell about your day? Telling the good and bad times?
By the way, what are you doing to take your mind off things?
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Guy is one of the pioneers of École branchée. He was notably one of the creators of the SCOOP educational guides! in 2004. Now retired, he worked as an educational advisor in ICT integration at the Commission scolaire des Découvreurs.