As it is the beginning of the year, it is a perfect opportunity to share what our students are doing when they are with us. Bulletin Board 2012 is exactly what it says. The bulletin board background is made out of old braille tests with images of students at different schools (faces and schools have been blacked out for their privacy) on top. The middle of the board shows some math work and pages from a book that was made for a student. The bottom of the board is interactive for students to look at the true false questions and get a “take away” sheet with a braille activity on it.
This year I was given my own braille room! The room walls were hideous as they were badly scarred and had children’s scribbles/words all over. A parent volunteer (one of my student’s moms) aided me in hanging the paper on the walls to hide the worst of it.
On the filing cabinet (which was also hideous with scarring and rust), I put up brown butcher paper. The sign “Be Curious” (also labeled in braille) is hung. Under it will be a mirror. One of my students I get right after lunch and the student’s face has a bit of lunch on it. Since the student has some vision, the student will work on cleaning her face before we start the braille lesson. I will have wipes available so she doesn’t have to go across the hall to the bathroom….yet. That will be later in the year!