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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Learning To Appreciate Sight

We read about Louis Braille today and wrote our names in Braille. Then, I blindfolded each one of the kids and had them do a daily task to see what it would feel like to be blind. Madison and Carter both brushed their teeth. Patrick chose to pour himself a glass of water. Madison performed her task very easily, however, Carter had a more difficult time. Patrick did great once he found the refrigerator! It was very difficult for them to comprehend that there are some people who live like that every day. Patrick was very interested in the Braille alphabet. I will have to find some more information on it. Carter loved his name in Braille so much that he signed all of his work papers in Braille for the rest of the day! It was a fun activity and a good break from book work!

4 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

How fun! It can definitely be hard to do things when you can't see. We learned about blindness and the Braille alphabet a couple years ago. There happened to be a blind man at church and he showed the kids his scriptures and showed them how he reads them. He also showed them the tool he uses to write things in Braille and labelled one of Ani's books with her name. It was really great and really helped show them that there really are people in the world who can't see.

10:34 AM  
Blogger JakesMom said...

Wow, what a cool idea! We'll have to try that for sure.

4:16 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

We did something sort of like that last year when we were reading about Helen Keller. I didn't think to have Bear try to do a specific task, I just had her walk around the house. I was thinking recently that it would be interesting to learn about Braille.

4:26 PM  
Blogger Lammy said...

What a great great idea. Think I'll do this, this next week.
Thanks for the ideas!
You're doing a great job!
Merry Christmas

6:17 PM  

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