Today I made it out of the school before I lost it. Still was the blubbering, pathetic looking Mom who was crying as she walked home. But today, it was for a completely different reason.
Yesterday when I was talking to Casey’s teacher, he told me about “The Casey Dance.” Three days a week or so, Casey waits at the front of the classroom for the kids to settle down. Then they start to cheer for him. Then he dances. Make no mistake, the child is WHITE, the child has autism, the child cannot dance. But he DANCES! And his friends- his FRIENDS– cheer for him.
There aren’t words enough for me to say how perfect and wonderful this school year has been. Casey’s teacher is “cool” to the kids. And he’s used his well deserved coolness to make Casey cool, too. He’s shown the class that Casey’s quirks aren’t something to be weirded out by, it’s what makes him so fun. The kids in his class are wonderful, too. They treat him SO well. They love him, and they should. Casey’s the best!
18 thoughts on “The Casey Dance”
hahahahah! That is AWESOME! *takes notes and works on moves*
That. Is. Awesome. (((hugs)))
This is fantastic! He's got some great moves, but the best part is how lit up and happy his face is!And I wish every single kid had a teacher like Casey's.
Go Casey! Go Casey!
That made me smile and get teary at the same time! so glad I saw this today!
This, by far, is one of the BEST posts you have ever had!! I had to watch the video over and over because the joy on Casey's face and the joy of the children cheering Casey on is simply. Priceless.
That is a great example of an awesome teacher! How did this routine come about… did Casey already like to dance in class, and the teacher just decided to give him a designated time to do it? 🙂
Fantastic! A teacher like that is worth his weight in gold.
Fantastic! Kisses to the rockstar! 🙂
This just made me cry! And love Mr. K all the more. He is an amazing amazing, and did I say amazing, teacher!!
go Casey! great moves by the way ;).
Oh I love this, no words for how awesome it is.
Love!!! Love the little Fred Astaire kick he gives at the end. Smile is priceless. Johnny has a cool class this year. What a difference!