Thursday, March 22, 2012

World Down Syndrome Day 2012

Yesterday was our first World Down syndrome Day! I was so excited to do something special that I ordered Levi a custom onesie...

I took Levi into Katelyn and Trevor's elementary classrooms to introduce him to their school mates. He was a hit - particularly with the teachers. I was all concerned about what I'd do with him while I was reading the book, "We'll Paint the Octopus Red," to the kids. I should've known better - those ladies were baby-hogs to the core. One of the student teachers even had to lecture the primary teacher about cooperating and sharing!

Anyhow - the kids enjoyed the book and asked lots of great questions about Down syndrome. Katelyn and Trevor were pleased to be able to show off their littlest brother and everyone enjoyed the snacks. I'm so glad we went!

I even found out that there is currently a child in the elementary school who has Down syndrome. I had asked this past summer when we completed Trevor's IEP, but I was told that there was not, only perhaps in the high school. (that person must not have been aware of her) Unfortunately, we didn't get to meet her - but I'm glad to know that the people I encountered today all seemed to really care for her personally and enjoy her as a person and a student. It made my heart glad.

I'm definitely looking forward to returning or planning something else fun for next year!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you did that! I thought about trying to take Ben to my 1st grader's class, but never got around to arranging everything. That sounds like a great way to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. :)


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