As you know, Ellie has Down syndrome.
As you may or may not know, Down syndrome is associated with low muscle tone, which impacts motor skills.
Although Ellie is a great problem solver, her fine motor skills leave something to be desired. For example, she often struggles to open boxes, so she throws them to spill the contents.
Her teacher recently looped a key ring to her jacket zipper so Ellie could work on zipping and unzipping with greater independence. "I zip it!" is a new and frequent cry around here.
The other sentence we hear frequently is "Jacket OFF."
Even if it's 25 degrees.