He said ‘yes.'” Diego communicates through pointing to letters on a letterboard. Diego is fully included in a general education classroom with his communication partner, Amanda.
Diego also participates in the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program in his district. Diego’s dad, Damien Pena, shared the letter with the hashtag #Ilovemyson on Facebook.
Don't let them get to you." Over a few Shirley Temples yesterday at Langan's on West 47 Street, Alec said that he culled his wisdom by peeking at his peers at play.
"I saw a lot of boys that had trouble talking to girls," Alec said.
Diego’s mom, Edlyn Pena, says “The way it happened was he asked his communication partner Amanda about the KKK.
I guess he had been hearing about it from the news and at home with the recent events in Charlottesville.
As for his how-to, he concedes, "I never expected people to buy it like a regular book in a bookstore." But with classic plain-spoken advice - like "comb your hair and don't wear sweats" - it's no surprise his 46-page book was a hit with boys and girls of all ages.
He believes the best way to approach a girl is to keep it to a simple "hi." "If I say hi and you say hi back, we're probably off to a good start," he said.
The fourth-grader from Castle Rock, Colo., advises Lothario wannabes to stop showing off, go easy on the compliments to avoid looking desperate - and be wary of "pretty girls." "It is easy to spot pretty girls because they have big earrings, fancy dresses and all the jewelry," he writes in Chapter Three.Officials at the Soaring Hawk Elementary School said he wrote the book - which was the runaway bestseller at its book fair - for kids, but believe anyone can find inspiration in it.Alec's mother, Erin Greven, credits her son's beyond-his-years insight to his avid reading. At dinner, I say, 'Put your book down,' " she said.The basic version of the Garmin Edge 800 comes supplied with a “basemap” which isn’t much use at all. He's only 9, but this pint-sized pickup artist already knows plenty about pleasing the ladies.So Amanda pulled up info online about the KKK and read it to him.Then she asked, do you want to write a letter to the President to express your feelings about this.There are two main methods, one is quick and simple and the other is a bit geeky.Open Street Map data and the maps from this site are available for free.Quick and simple method – follow my tutorial here for downloading the talkytoaster map Geeky method – follow the guide here to roll your own file using various java programs to process raw OSM data.Wherever you are, there’s a free OSM garmin map for every part of the world.