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A note from school about my son with Cerebral Palsy

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by dunnrite, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. dunnrite

    dunnrite Member TGT Supporter

    Jun 3, 2012
    I don't post much, but I had to share this. This is a note sent home from my son's teacher today.

    Today, my lifeskills students watched a safari montage video specifically designed for early elementary grades about the Sept 11th attacks. We talked about it first and then we watched the video. They were not able to understand our discussion but the whole concept of today's importance hit home when they watched the video. Throughout the 23 min video one of my students had tears running down his face. Two more students stated "that's sad" and at one point gasped at the pictures of the destruction of the world trade center buildings. At the end of the video the credits began to roll along with the song America the Beautiful playing in the background. My teary eyed young student who has a speech impairment begins to proudly sing along with the music. I was amazed he knew every word to sing this song. I didn't want to stop the credits from rolling because I didn't want him to quit singing. Once the music stopped and the screen turned black, one final hand salute to the screen was enough to bring tears to my own eyes.

    Brought tears to my eyes reading it also.

  2. rsayloriii

    rsayloriii TGT Addict

    May 11, 2009
    H-Town, TX
    As being one that works in Special Ed, and also in Life Skills when I get an "off" period, I appreciate you posting something good and positive dealing with the school system. Too many bash it out right for something they have no clue about, or they heard through a friend of a friend of a friend ...
  3. RACER X

    RACER X TGT Addict

    Jun 18, 2013
    Thank you

    posted from my couch!
  4. Mexican_Hippie

    Mexican_Hippie TGT Addict TGT Supporter

    Feb 4, 2009
    Fort Worth
    My older son's beak through from being non-verbal autistic to barely distinguishable from other students was due in part to years of expensive therapy and doctors, but mostly we credit a single teacher that wouldn't give up on him. She was simply amazing working with him, and we will forever be in her debt.

    I'm not a fan of how the public education system is structured and funded, but there are still many great teachers in that system that make a difference every day. I think they could make a much bigger impact with some systemic changes.
  5. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban

    Apr 4, 2011
    Out West
    Must be a lot of pollen in the air.

    Thanks for sharing.
  6. kyletxria1911a1

    kyletxria1911a1 TGT Addict

    May 22, 2010
    Outstanding i aint gonna lie i cried...
  7. rsayloriii

    rsayloriii TGT Addict

    May 11, 2009
    H-Town, TX
    A good way I heard it put was something like this ... We all know that the better the people are educated in a given area, the lower the crime rate in that area tends to be. So, why is it that we fully fund our prison system, yet we slash our education funding and make the schools try to get more money from things like "box tops for education". The way it SHOULD be, is that we fully fund education and make the prisons do the "box tops for inmates".
  8. rsayloriii

    rsayloriii TGT Addict

    May 11, 2009
    H-Town, TX
  9. Blind Sniper

    Blind Sniper Well-Known

    Apr 12, 2013
    Bay City, MI
    Not gonna lie, I've got tears in my eyes now... It's the special moments like that that we need to hear more of.

    God bless you, your son, that teacher, and all those like him/her in the world. And oh yeah, thanks for sharing.
  10. F350-6

    F350-6 TGT Addict Lifetime Member

    May 25, 2009
    Great story.

    Now if you don't mind me asking? How old is your son? I'm pleasantly surprised to read they are showing videos like this in the schools.

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