From Mr. Clark:
We have been reading and learning about the life of Helen Keller from our Journeys book. Today we had guests from the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons come to our classroom and speak to our students. We learned how people communicate using sign language, a Braille keyboard, ipads, and much more.
The students were shown how technology helps people who are deaf and blind. They also got to wear goggles that simulated problems blind and partially blind people may face. One of our guests showed us how she reads Braille and answered many questions from our class about what it’s like to live as a blind person. The ladies did a great job and the kids loved it.
To show our thanks for coming to Burdick the students made our guests Braille “Thank You” cards. All of this was made possible by the 2nd grade teachers Mrs. Kaye, Mr. Clark, Ms. Shautsova and the great group of presenters from the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons.”