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Rock your Socks Day!


Together we can create a single global voice advocating for the rights, inclusion, and well-being of people with Down syndrome in our community and around the world.  Every year, on March 21, people all around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks.  


March 21 is symbolic because people with Down syndrome have 3 copies of their 21st chromosome. Socks were chosen because the karyotype of DS chromosomes actually looks like mismatched socks! Encourage everyone in your school to wear their coolest, most COLORFUL socks on 3.21 to represent the diversity that makes us beautiful! Below are resources that can be used in elementary school grades to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day.

Please click here to make your Rock Your Socks donation or mail checks payable to: The Foundation for Catholic Education Attn: Rising Together Alliance.  All donations enable the Rising Together Alliance directly support initiatives of inclusion within the Catholic Schools of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Here is the flyer announcing Rock Your Socks Day for the Rising Together Alliance and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia:


Acceptance is my Superpower | Read Aloud by Reading Pioneers Academy
Reading Pioneers Academy

Acceptance is my Superpower | Read Aloud by Reading Pioneers Academy

Do you want your children to honor, celebrate, and see the beauty in our differences? We are all different. And whilst children are often wonderful at accepting differences easily, there are times when a lack of understanding can result in hurtful words or actions. As adults, it is our responsibility to teach children that differences are not flaws but are, in fact, our super powers. Lisa, a primary school student with a love of singing, learns just that in ‘Acceptance is my Superpower’ when a cruel comment from someone she regards as a friend leads her down a path of discovery of the true meaning of diversity and how it can be applied to everyone. Laid out as a charming poem with colourful illustrations, children will delight in learning: • How to love themselves • How to accept others • How to control negative emotions • How to share their newfound knowledge Learning by example The examples in this story are there to teach children that their differences are not to be ridiculed but instead, celebrated. When Lisa learns this valuable lesson in the book and then shares that knowledge with the person who upset her, we realise the importance of helping children understand the world would be a very boring place indeed if we were all the same. ••• “Just like all the petals on all these different flowers, Diversity is beautiful and gives us superpowers!” Please join me and Lucas spread the word to all you know, Acceptance is our superpower and together we will grow. ••• From the bestselling author of Kindness is my Superpower Join Lisa and Lucas, as together, they learn the most valuable lesson of all - they have a superpower - their acceptance. To support Alicia Ortego, and get your hands on your own copy of the book, both the printed version or ebook, click here: My Superpower Books: My Superpower Playlist: Also check out her website: Follow us: Visit our websites to see other stories and materials related to ESL and teaching English Fair Use Act - 17 U.S.C. § 107, Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use), scholarship, or research, is not an infringement of copyright. #readingpioneers #acceptance


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