Why does he get to use a calculator and I don't?
Why does she have permission to hold that small rubber ball in class and I don't?
Why does she get the help of the grown up and I have to do it by myself?
It's not fair!
These are words that I hear often in my classroom. I often repeat "Different students, different needs", something that my students come to accept and understand after this lesson. The Power Point presentation teaches kids how to accept and respect student adaptations in the classroom while encouraging discussion. After the presentation, students classify situations based on whether they are fair or not. Through the year, when a student states that something isn't fair, teacher can refer to the "Different Students, Different Needs" poster included as well.