Monday, March 13, 2017

Special Olympics

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!

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