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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Alberta Health Services is looking for input to name their new centre for child and adolescent mental health. CBE students, staff and the public are invited to provide their input. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/1zeWF1T8NN https://t.co/kp04beEw67

Kindergarten registration for the 2022-23 school year begins on Monday Jan. 17. Visit our website for more information about programs options and details on how to register. https://t.co/iVWrTRH1xs #WeAreCBE #yycbe #yyc https://t.co/Lpjg4d82AY

A COVID-19 update has been emailed to all CBE families with information on updated guidance and measures the CBE is taking, as well as reminders of health measures in place in schools and workplaces https://t.co/F8ssELP5S3 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/QleBc6JeqT

RT @gale_school: Grade 9 blackout poetry is up in the hallway, inspiring those passing by. #WeAreCBE @Area4CBE https://t.co/JGH685kXoO

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fvF09 #yycbe https://t.co/6gw6Ol244O

We look forward to welcoming students back to classes on Monday Jan. 10. As families prepare to go back to school, there are some important updates about health measures and what you can do to help. https://t.co/jPAtj6pnv4 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/gXc7bSpAIq

Classes for all CBE students are now scheduled to resume on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. We know families have many questions about this announcement and what it means for their child’s learning. More information will be shared as it becomes available. #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/Dis2pcErpW

RT @Indigenous_cbe: Happy Solstice #WeAreCBE! “A time for people to replenish our spirits” Check out this video to learn more about the solstice from a Cree perspective as shared by Elder Wilfred Buck. And don’t forget to tweet your #WinterSolsticeChallenge https://t.co/17CeFXb5n3 #CBEIndigenousEd

RT @Indigenous_cbe: ❄️December 21st is Winter Solstice ❄️ Join the #WinterSolsticeChallenge 🤍 #WeAreCBE #CBEIndigenousEd https://t.co/P3QWLMsxJC

Today was the last day of classes for before the winter break. Thank you to our amazing students and staff! We wish everyone a safe, healthy and restful holiday. See you in January! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/aVFzCwZTa0