Rock your Socks Day!

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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:

RESOURCES FOR PRE-K TO GRADE 5

Acceptance is my Superpower Read Aloud
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Reading Pioneers Academy

Acceptance is my Superpower Read Aloud

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 superpowers. 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. To support Alicia Ortego, and get your hands on your own copy of the book, both the printed version or ebook, click here: https://amzn.to/3tRoTk5 Kindness is my Superpower: https://amzn.to/3aMRqyP Breathing is my Superpower: https://amzn.to/3xprC6z Gratitude is my Superpower: https://amzn.to/3Ch7JkP Also check out her website: http://aliciaortego.com/ Follow us: https://www.instagram.com/reading_pioneers/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/readingpioneers/ Visit our websites to see other stories and materials related to ESL and teaching English http://www.readingpioneers.com/ 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

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR GRADES PreK - Grade 5:

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Coloring Pages 
 

RESOURCES FOR GRADES 6 - 8