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I really like this idea! I think I will try to do this before school is out! I'm probably going to use your lesson plan in this first time out. Thank you for sharing! Keep posting, please! As a 1st year teacher your ideas are really helpful to me!
I love this idea! So fun and filled with purpose. This has so much potential!
Liz, I am so glad you are FINALLY sharing your ideas like this! You've been sharing with us for as long as I've known you. This is awesome! You do good work and I'm glad you're posting it! From all of us who know and love you...WAY TO GO!
I bet your daughter's TVI would love to tell you about how she is teaching her braille and what type of curriculum she uses! There is not one set way that it must be taught and the selection of a curriculum depends on different factors. Many TVIs use the Building on Patterns series from the American Printing House for the Blind, as it is designed specifically for introducing braille to young readers. Braille letters and words are typically introduced in a different order from print, but I think the best way to find out more is to ask your daughter's teacher. My guess is that she will be delighted that you are interested in learning more!
Just Enough to Know Better is a book published by the National Braille Press and is specifically designed to introduce parents to braille.
You may also want to look at the Braille Lessons from Dots for Families found on this site, as they are also designed to introduce parents to the braille code.
Good luck and let us know what happens!
This would be so nice to do! I am going to ask my TVI to think about this. It's so very hard as a parent to know what to do or how to help. We don't know what you do during your lessons. I don't know what materials you use. Do you teach braille any old way or is there a curriculum? As a parent I do not know anything about my daughter's education in this area and I worry about her future as a result.
Ms. Linda sent me this idea saying it be good for my son learning braille. I like this as I do not feel I know how to help him at home. This will help me. I want to be good mother and help. I don't always know how. Yes, Ms. Linda. Let us do this.
Linda, personally I'd do one in the fall and one in the spring. This way the parent can see noticable differences in their child's abilities. I know the parent pictured wants to come back before schools out and we're thinking towards the end of May. She'll be in the 1st grade currculum then. Perhaps I can convince my student to change up the activities a bit? I follow my student's lead...it is her day to shine.
I've done this before...just not with a formal lesson plan and invite. Typically it' been a "pop in one day when you get the chance. We're in room X and this is the time we work." I like this new way much better as it gives the student the power.They choose the day, the activities, the snack, etc.
This is the coolest idea! I sent this link to a parent with a note saying we should try this. I can only imagine how you felt during this lesson. What we do with braille students is a mystery to others professionals and parents. To take the boss thing and warp it into this awesome experience with a parent is sheer genius! My only question I have for you is would you do this in the fall or spring? I know you indicated it was just done, I am only curious what you would prefer. Thank you for sharing this!
What a neat idea! I'm definitely going to check out the bringing your boss day, but the parent one is off the charts! Parents are always asking about the lessons and what we do, how their child is doing, how they can help, etc. What a wonderful way to make them more aware of all that!
Lady, keep the ideas coming as I've got tons of new ideas now!