The other day I thanked Carley for doing such a great job. She then told me that she is going to high school (as in next September). She hugged me, and told me how much she is going to miss me. Not nearly as much as I, and our whole school community is going to miss her.
It just so happens that my library helper has Down Syndrome.
When we were working on our One Book One School activity last year, we used Natalie Merchant`s song Wonder. R.J.Polacio has shared that the song played a part in the writing of her bestseller.
Coincidentally, the song Wonder by Natalie Merchant came on the radio that night, as I was thinking about the ice cream incident, and something about the words to the song just got to me. I started writing Wonder that very night. (from the author`s website)I found a Youtube video of Natalie Merchant performing Wonder where she discusses her involvement with children with special needs, and the inspiration for the song. I absolutely adore this version, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.