Why I love inclusion

Those of you who read my blog know that Brooklyn is attending a “typical” first grade room for most of her day. I love inclusion, I love that my school is so supportive if inclusion and I love that the kids there love Brooklyn. I recently had a mom email me a couple of her daughter’s “Brooklyn stories” and they were too freakin cute not to share!!
“M”‘s mom email said this….
“My fav Brooklyn story was shortly after school started. “M” came into my bathroom after school and said: ‘mom, you know brooklyn in my class. well, she can’t talk but she can laugh. we watched a movie today and she has the best giggle ever.’
The other story I can think of off the top of my head is about Brooklyn’s desk. Remember “M” wanted to know what was in it? Well, “M” wouldn’t ask Brooklyn what was in her desk because she was scared she would get in trouble for talking. So she peeked in it when Brooklyn’s desk was open and she said: ‘Mom! Brooklyn has the same stuff in her desk as I do! Can you believe it?’… and I’m thinking to myself: yup. we are all pretty much the same on the inside.”
I hope those if you reading the words from this email are just as touched and encouraged as I am…now…if everyone in the world showed as much love ads “M” and her mom!

One Response

  1. Divine Mrs D October 6, 2011 at 5:49 pm | | Reply

    That is so sweet!! Those are lessons that I hope she will remember forever.

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