I love this picture because it shows a little kid, laughing and very happy. She’s excited about her life, even though she is in a wheelchair. That’s great isn’t it. Just like you and me she likes reading, video games, her own cell phone, ice cream, the movies, sports and more. I am sure she likes to have a couple of really good friends to sit at lunch with her in the lunch room and call her and just to have fun with.
In fact we all like those things. So, the next time while you’re in school or at the mall or outside playing or even at the community swimming pool and you see a special child, whether in a wheel chair or walking with braces on his or her legs or maybe even unable to communicate regular, like we know it, think to yourself: “Hey, there’s someone who might be a really good friend to me and I can be a really good friend to him or her.”
Let me tell you, special friends are the best. Talk to you later.
Well, it’s been a real fun Summer for me and I know it’s been a real fun Summer for you, too. Now the fall season is coming and with it comes back to school. Are you excited to get back to school? I sure hope so. You’ll see some of your friends that you’ve missed over the Summer and you’ll meet new friends. That’s great.
I have one thing that I want each of you to do this school semester. I want you to do it on purpose, too. Make friends with a special needs student at your school. Just like you laugh and talk with your other friends, laugh and talk with someone who is special needs.Sit at lunch with that student, too. Be a good friend to that student. Call them on the phone, go to their birthday parties, visit them, and let them visit you just like everyone else. You’ll have gained a new friend and possibly a friend for life. So, now that you have your assignment from me, get in school and excel. I know you can! Talk to you later.
I don’t know if I ever told you that I am a retired Special Education Teacher. It was a wonderful career for me and I still remember many of my students.
I am going to talk about special needs kids for a little while because I think that knowing about our special friends will let you know that they really need special friends just like you.
Guess what I see in this picture—a little girl with a beautiful smile laughing. She has on a pretty pink visor, and that means that her family loves and cares for her, just like your family loves and cares for you. The only difference is that she is in a wheelchair and can’t walk. So that means she needs a little extra help regularly. She is just like you and me except she can’t walk. Guess what? She loves her friends, too. You probably have a friend that also needs a little extra help. Be a special friend to someone who has special needs. Talk to you later.
This is Bookman. I haven’t been here for a while because I have been reading and helping others during this beautiful summer season to get the fever for reading. In fact, we heard that Jenny had a reading party with some of her friends. Well, when we heard about that, we said we wanted to have a reading party, too.
So, I got with Junior Rabbit and he got with some of his friends and before we knew it, lots of guys and gals were reading and having fun doing it. See, if you like to read and enjoy reading to others, before long, a lot of others will catch on, too. I gotta go, but remember to keep it simple (AND FUN) read a book! Check out the readers below.
Guess what? I had the opportunity to go to a library and read my new book, Loony the Loon and the Littered Lake. I had such fun that day. I also read to a group of kids, too. Speaking of reading, how much reading have you done since the first of the month? I brought my friend Book Man with me today. He wants to tell you about reading and a friend of his. Talk to you soon!
Hi there friends. I’m Book Man. I am always encouraging people to read. Since this is National Reading Month, I want you to meet a friend of mine who loves reading. Here’s Giselle. Giselle is special because she is handicapped. Do you know what that word means? If not, pick up a dictionary and find out that it means a person who has a physical problem that requires help for them to move and function. But a handicap doesn’t have anything to do with reading. Giselle is a great reader and she is very smart! Pick up a book and get with Giselle. Together you can have fun reading. See ya!