Yesterday, I received a beautifully bound book of thank you letters from the 4th Grade class. This was in response to the talk I gave on Down syndrome and the R word. If you didn't see the presentation, click on my previous post from 3/3/10 to see what it's all about.
I am deeply moved by their comments. It's clear to me that some of these kids really got the message. Hopefully, when this class is in 8th grade and John Michael joins them at the school in Kindergarten, they will still have that message inside them and keep a watchful eye out for him.
Below is a sampling of some of the letters. You can click to enlarge. One of my favorite comments is from Lenny (#5). He wishes he were like John Michael. Jack (#2) says he will never say the R word. Devin (#7) thought John Michael was the best part and getting a high five from him. I LOVE it!