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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

A Proud Becca Moment

I got a wonderful message from one of Becca's teachers today. Since starting a new school this year she has decided who and when she will share information about her family.  This is the message from her teacher...

"Becca really opened up in class today when participating.  My guess is she is feeling really comfortable and was just really speaking freely.  We were talking about the parts of culture for our new (very Social Studies-ish unit) and trying to come up with examples for how each element of culture is seen in America.  When we got to "technology" the topic of wifi came up and I explained how I helped my mom over break set up her new computer, learn how to email and connect to wifi.  The students thought it was funny my mom had trouble understanding what wifi was.  Becca shared that her grandparents are very on top of the new technology and use it when they travel and use it to communicate like skyping. Then when we discussed "Social Structure" and had to list who is valued and not valued we talked about how just because society places value on one thing that doesn't mean it is right. Like how pro athletes get paid millions but firefighters, police and teachers do not. Becca then told the class that she wanted to share with class her personal experience having a family member with a disability and how they are often not valued as much as they should be.  She was so relaxed and honested when she shared and the kids reacted so positively that it was just a great moment.  I wanted to share this with you just to let you know that she really seems to be coming to her own lately.  I was really proud of her!"

Way to go Becca....learning these things is great...we love you and are proud of you.

25 comments:

e photography said...

such a beautiful girl : )

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Carye George Everett
That is wonderful that she felt ready to share such a tough subject.

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Erika Agetstein Buchdahl
Becca rocks!!

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Rachel Rosenberg
Way to go Becca! So proud of you!!

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Connie Rosenthal Berman
Beautiful! Way to go Becca!

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Samantha Gitli Schaefer
Beautiful Becca!

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Monique Erdos-Gertner
Love her!

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Monique Erdos-Gertner
Love her!

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Jamie Nathanson Miller
Love her

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Lanaye Hoover
Way to go!!! Miss seeing her at school!!

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Tamara Jayne Flax
This is a proud Becca moment!!

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Mindy Hammerman Lipsey
Insightful young lady. Glad she felt comfortable sharing!

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Gina Cohen
That's so awesome!

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Susan Weinberg Lewis
I am so proud of my niece! Becca, you rock! Ian is incredibly lucky to call you sister

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Marlene Ettlin
Wow. You should be proud

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Michael Kiewe
Great story way to go becca nice to see that tonight it warms my heart to read that

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Franny Lerner
Wow, that's great - an advocate, teacher, supporter, friend, sister, daughter & so much more. Becca, what a gift you are.

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Karen Schmidt McClelland
awesome

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Annelise Sullivan
Good for her! I'm glad she feels comfortable enough to share in class. It was different at Chatsworth where everyone knew Ian, too.

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Annelise Sullivan
Good for her! I'm glad she feels comfortable enough to share in class. It was different at Chatsworth where everyone knew Ian, too.

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Judy Schwartz
Three cheers for Becca and three more for her teacher who has created a classroom environment in which students feel secure and safe!!

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Dawn Reznik
How great is she - am sure you are both so proud of her and justifiably so - a reflection of your great parenting skills - well done !!!!!

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Kristin Howlett Mazzarese
What an amazing girl! Hugs to Becca!

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Harry Blacker
Nice note!! Way to go Becca!! Love to all!

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Sonia Losinsky Barav
time to catch up with your parents, Marci.