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Celebrating Globe Down Syndrome Day with mismatched socks


Mar 15, 2023

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) – A Fox Hollow Elementary College kindergarten class is celebrating Globe Down Syndrome Day in a special way.

Ms. Nichole Pincock’s students wore mismatched socks in honor of their classmate Conner Summers. 

Conner has down syndrome.

His mother explains the significance of the socks.

“The mismatch. So chromosomes on a karyotype appear like small tiny socks. And Connor has 47 chromosomes exactly where the rest of us, the majority of us have 46. And so mainly because they appear like small tiny small socks, we have been crazy socks, and it just sparks the conversation of why are you wearing crazy socks? And it brings that potential to speak about down syndrome and bring awareness to it,” Kaitlyn Summers stated.

Conner’s teacher Ms. Pincock loves getting Conner in her class.

“When I initial began out, I was a small hesitant. I did not know how I was going to meet his requirements. But Connor has been so adaptable and so eager to attempt that it really is it really is been fantastic. It is been a fantastic chance for the other children in my class to knowledge compassion and discover that it really is okay that not everyone is the exact same,” she stated.

Globe Down Syndrome Day is usually observed March 21 nevertheless, Ms. Pincock’s class will be on spring break subsequent week, and Conner’s household did not want the class to miss out on this particular day. 

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