Caring for a special child

On Wednesday, May 3, the third and fourth graders had a special visitor.  Mrs. Billy’s daughter, Abby, came to school.  The students were very excited to learn about Abby and her extra chromosome that causes her to be "unique and different" — the topic of study in the third grade Reading Street unit.  The students enjoyed holding, feeding, and learning all about her uniqueness.  To culminate the activity they are writing essays on how Abby is the same and how she is different than other babies.  One student even went home and did research on his own about Trisomy or Down Syndrome.  All of the students had a great time, and so did Abby!