This week our special education teachers put together various activities to develop disability awareness. Today, we had a faculty meeting and one of our intermediate school teachers led a professional development on disability awareness and the history. Soooo very eye opening. Kindergarten had an assembly today discussing disabilities and differences. Students shared words and phrases to create a word cloud. The largest word? Differences. We watched a a short video about a boy who was missing a leg and got a present. That present…a dog with 3 legs. They also drew a self-portrait to display in our learning lab (where we have assemblies).
Our special education teachers sent short, kid-friendly videos on YouTube that we could show in our classrooms. They also created an amazing interactive bulletin board all classes can visit to put themselves in the lives of students living with a disability and learn more about disabilities.
Each class has a puzzle to color and design, which will be put together for display in the front of our school.
Friday is “Rock Your Socks” Day. Students and staff are encouraged to wear any kind of socks (high socks, mismatched socks, striped socks, etc.) to celebrate Down Syndrome Awareness.
Thank you to our special education teachers for all their effort for creating disability awareness week at our school!!!