Let me win, but if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.
Many students I work with have been learning and singing about Special Olympics this month, as it is quickly approaching in my neck of the woods.
It's always a great day of celebrating abilities instead of disabilities. I love to see all the families and volunteers who come out to support and cheer on the athletes.
I wrote the song below to help celebrate this special day.
The song is based on the special olympics motto.
In many of the classrooms I serve, we have been discussing the meanings of the words brave and attempt. There have been a lot of great responses. Many of the students shared that they understood brave to have something to do with being scared of something. I was particularly impressed when one student raised his hand and said, "When you are brave, it means you believe in yourself." What a great definition! I couldn't help but think about how many of the students have to be brave everyday to accomplish basic tasks and get through their day. Sometimes that really puts things into perspective.
I encourage all of you to support the athletes in your local Special Olympics.
Stay tuned for more song posts!