When Shannon Grimm noticed that a five-year-old girl in her kindergarten class was "really sad and depressed at school because friends think she looks like a boy," she wanted to encourage the student with solidarity. 19659002] "I would cry because I thought the school was not fun," said the girl.
So Grimm cut her hip-length brown hair into a pixie cut, like Prisilla.
At a school board meeting last week, the little girl Grimm presented a medal because she was her hero at a difficult time, and Grimm also had Prisilla for the district student's prize for the month
Although Grimm said she misses her long hair, she said the experience has enabled her to better understand Prisilla's feelings.
"Sometimes you just have to experience it. You need to teach them and show that you're there for them. "
When Grimm debuted her haircut, her son said she looked like a boy, going to a grocery store or other public places with a new store, she feels self-confident, she said.
The teacher, however, said that the temporary malaise was worth it because it could help Prisilla feel better.
"I do not want to go to school because people "I want them to go to school and enjoy going to school."
Her hair will regrow, but Grimm said she hopes her students – and their two children – will see them and tell them things. " – Teach a more enduring lesson.
"It does not matter which haircut you have," she said. "You're beautiful, no matter what."