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While Melody was with us, we included her in our classroom in many ways. We took her to a Brain Walk where we learned how different parts of the brain work. Then discussed how Melody's brain works. We had a disability day where every student took on a disability for the day so Melody would not be the only one, and the students learned how their daily life would change if they had a disability. Every day she was taken outside in the snow and cold weather to play on the equipment. We also made a poster for Melody about what we like about her to boost her confidence.
We learned that Melody has to do things differently than us but can still do a lot of the same things. From our disability day we learned that having a disability makes everyday things hard to do. We realized that Melody is very dependent on others being there to help her. We really thought about how things would have to change if we had someone with a disability in our classroom, and also how careful we had to be sometimes to make sure everyone could be included.