I don't think I have a specific time when I felt like Jessica or Rosa, but I mean when you meet someone new or make knew friends you seem put out of your place and you feel ackward,because you don't know what each of you share in common or anything along those lines. But, in the end you start to warm up to them and I think that will happen to Jessica and Rosa.
It is difficult for Jessica to interact with Rosa because I don't think that Jessica has ever had someone that has the same problem as she does. Also because when Rosa said she missed Jessica and she was worried about her I don't think that Jessica has ever had someone say that to her, after when we read when Rosa said she missed Jessica Jessica said that something inside her changed so she realized that Rosa is a sweet girl.
i think that everyone woud be able to understnd why Jessica feels weir interacting with Rosa. i could say that i would feel the same way because in my old school there were many special-ed people so when you had t talk to them you would feel wei but at the same time bad, so wth Jessica having to realy interac with Rosa the only one in her class that understands what she is going through it makes Jessic eel like she is a special-ed person and that is something that dosen't rally hep with evything that is going on, but then it dose make er relize that she is a very lucky peron because Jessica nly has to be in a wheel chair for a couple day and not even all the time because she can walk with cruches and then she will get her own prosthesies. so i can kind of elate with the feeling that Jessica has havig to interact with Rosa it is very acuard.
Yes because i have had special needs kids in my class before and it can be awkward because you dont exactly know what to say and its not just with them it can be with any one who you dont have any thing in commen with.
I have not been in a situation like this, but I can tell how hard it is to fit in with someone you never knew about or if you didn't know anything about them. You wouldn't know what to say or what to do. I mean you might have something in common with them, but you will never know if it is just a moment of awkward silence.
I can't empathize with Jessica learning to communicate with Rosa and it's difficult. I don't think I have ever been in a situation like that before. I know some people who need extra help, but I have never really been in a similar situation. When Jessica is around Rosa it is difficult because she has been in a serious accicdent and probably can't help comparing herslef with Rosa. I haven't really expirenced something like that. I am, however, wondering how Jessica reacts to Rosa more, but know it will probably only empower her to make herself better.
I think it is hard for Jessica to interact with Rosa because Jessica and Rosa are different in many different ways. Jessica is stuck in a wheelchair, but she will get a fake leg soon. Rosa is stuck in her condition forever. She can''t get around and she can't talk properly. It is physicaly hard because she has to talk to Jessica by writing notes in school. It is also hard for Jessica because she doesn't have any experience with people like Rosa.
Whenever something like that in the story happens to me. Like you are with someone who doesnt really like the same things as you, has been through the same things, and looks different, it is difficult to talk to them. For one, it may be difficult because their speech is hard to understand or a lot of the time it is because you dont know what to say. You dont want to say the wrong thing so you always are thinking about what to say.
This is difficult for Jessica because she feels very uncomfortable talking with rosa. She has never been in this situation before especially when she also can relate to how Rosa has felt with her diagnosis. I can very much
relate to this feeling because when I interact with an old person that doesn't do so well anymore I kind of freeze up and it's very awkward. It is kind of the same way with some kids I know that I have a hard time interacting with because I just find it hard to have a conversation with them.
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I think it is very awkward for Jessica because she in most scenarios is the unlucky one and with rosa shes luckier. so it impacts her thoughts
It is difficult for Jessica because she has never really talked to a girl with special needs before. Jessica usually talks to girls on her track team who do not have these challenges. Another reason why it is hard for Jessica is because Jessica and Rosa probably have different interests. That means Jessica has to learn more about Rosa so she can talk to her more.
I can empathize with Jessica’s difficulty speaking to people with special needs. Kids with special needs sometimes like things that are well below their age level. After I find out what they like, I talk about it with them and act kind.
I can empathize because as much as Jessica wants to interact with Rosa it's really hard since Rosa had a difficulty speaking. That has happened to me because in second grade there was a special needs girl who was so sweet and caring. Every time she talked to me it would be hard to figure out what she was saying and what she meant! But, to me that isn't a reason to judge someone because not only was she one of the sweetest girls that I have ever met but, she was smart and once you really got to know her you fell in love with her personality immediatly! So i think Jessica should try to get to know Rosa a bit more and maybe Rosa and Jessica can figure out a way to interact....
I can easily feel for Jessica having trouble interacting with Rosa because I know a boy that has that same problem. The boy has a mental condition where he can not fit in. I try very hard to be his friend and it has worked. At times it can be extremely difficult be with him or talk with him. That is fine because we are all the same on the inside, thats what matters.
I think it is difficult for Jessica to interact with rosa because she wants to seem more normal. Jessica lost her leg, but she would like to fit in with the regular and normal kids. When she talks to Rosa, it's like she automatically remembers that she only has one leg. Jessica just doesn't know that nromal is boring and I hope she figures that out.
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i can sypathise with her because I have been in a situation where I couldn't find anything to say because we had nothing in common. if jessica and rosa find common ground things would be much easier for them but right now its just plain awkward.
In my third grade class, there was a girl that was kind of like rosa, but she could walk. She used to sit next to me in class, and it was very awkward because she couldnt even talk. I can feel how she is dealing with rosa from this experience.
I think she dosent want to think she is diffrent from everyone else because rose has a disability and she sits with the back of class with rosa.now she thinks she is like rosa.
Yes. It's very easy to if you think about. If you knew someone who's had a disiblitey that mess up your life it would be hard to understand them. Plus the fact that it messes up her hand righting. So yes you can emputhis what she going there with her (Rosa)
I can empathize Jessica's situation. I bet sometimes talking to Rosa would be like talking to a toddler. Sometimes it works but most of the time it doesnt work. My younger brother would be an example. I tried to talk to him when he was 4 year old. It just doesn't work sometimes. Sometimes you get an answer that sounds like words but most of the time you get something else.
Jessica is having a hard time still tying to talk to Rosa, because she is diferent but that is not a bad thing. I have had a simillar problem with a girl who had a hard time think like a noraml kid. I always had a hard time talking to her almost like I did not know what to say. It was kind of weird to because we did not have a lot in common with each other. So, we would never had a topic to talk about with her. But by mom told me more about her and what happen. After that we talked and it was like a toaly normal girl sitting next to me. This is how I relate to Jessica and Rosa.
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