We wore lots of socks and a wide array of crazy socks today in order to bring awareness to World Down Syndrome Day. We talked about chromosomes and genetics and discussed the connections we were making with the book, Wonder by R. J. Palacio. In Wonder, the main character, Auggie, has a rare genetic disorder that makes his face look different. We then watched this video created by an international Down Syndrome organization:
We looked on twitter and followed the hashtag #LotsOfSocks and saw that people at the school board office had posted pictures of their socks. Also, Central Butte school had posted a picture of their feet in a circle. So we took a similar picture and posted it in response. They replied and said our picture was awesome!
Then our tweet from our classroom Twitter account got picked up by CBC!