First day of school with no friends, everyone thinks I’m not fun. Why? Not sure. I go outside, everyone is having the greatest time except me. When I’m at school I learn very differently. I have special teachers to take me outside, I can’t walk. But I can still play, I’m a kid after all.
It’s learning time and we need to get into pairs. There’s an odd number of people in my class and no one wants to be my partner so I’m left out. I’m different. I can always be partners with my special teacher but I want a friend like everyone else.
New day at school but a little bit different, there’s a new student in my class. He looks shy like I was when I came to this school. Hopefully I can be friends with this boy, he looks nice and we are similar in some ways. He has a special teacher with him as well, just like me. His special teacher helps him by using AUSLAN to talk to him but my special teacher uses her voice to communicate with me. I really want to talk to him but I don’t know how.
Our teacher tells us to get in pairs I just realized that that's there's an even number of people in my class. I'm as excited as a child in a toy shop. I can be partners with new boy and this is one of my first times having a partner in a long time, I'm so excited. We start talking, I talk with my voice and he talks using AUSLAN. My special teacher helps me to talk to him she tells me what he's saying because she knows sign language. That's how we communicate together.
Imagine my excitement, I have a best friend for the first time. We go outside and we play A to Z. How do you play? Well you choose a topic like names, ice cream flavours etc. Then with every letter you need to say a word about the topic that starts with the letter you’re up to. We play all day, we are great friends.
Friendship can be unexpected but can bring you happiness.