Vlasta Lawritson

Mar./Apr. 2019

In our classroom we will welcome springtime with our version of the “12 days of spring” book by Deborah Lee Rose. This includes learning about spring weather patterns, colors, smells, and shapes. As a part of our Indigenous studies we will learn about native plants and their medicinal properties.

We continue to work on The Core vocabulary words and we are expanding the knowledge of the Texas School for Blind and Visually Impaired symbols for our classroom activities.

As you know, an important part of our daily programming is dedicated to practicing and improving independent life skills, fine motors skills, mobility and orientation.

This semester is also dedicated to learning pre-Braille reading skills.

Have a nice spring!

Dec. 2018

Season’s greetings and Happy New year from Room 131!

We have been busy in our room working on communication, literacy, numeracy, social, independence, and vocational skills.

We continue working on learning and using Texas school for Blind and Visually Impaired tactile symbols for school activities and core communication words by using three dimensional symbols and high contrast visual pictographs illuminated with a flash light to accommodate students’ visual needs.

Students enjoy an assortment of tactile activities developed and constructed by staff. Students learn and practice many of their skills including verbal and non-verbal communication, making choices, practicing their fine motor skills and taking turns.

In the month of December we are looking forward to several activities to celebrate the upcoming holiday season. We are learning about the winter Solstice and winter holiday celebrations in different cultures around the world.
In the independence skills it is the time of the year when we have to practice dressing up properly for the cold weather, zipping up our jackets, putting on boots, hats and mittens.

Please ensure that your child is equipped for the cold weather with warm boots, jacket, snow pants, hats and mitts. Thank you!

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