I get these crazy ideas from time to time that it'd be cool to share my students' awesomeness with their families, teachers, and others. Two of my braille students made Thanksgiving cards to their families. I looked in the local craft store for ideas and all they had were Christmas crafts...sigh. So I asked my students to describe a turkey to me. One student had no idea a turkey was a bird. The other student informed me it had a lot of feathers and a funny face. So I went with that last description! We listened to turkey sounds online and then I made a 'replica' to share with them.
Making the Cards
The students started by folding a sheet of braille paper in half. They decided whether they wanted a landscape or portrait orientation for the card.
Next, they put their message inside the card.
They added glue (not a favorite texture for either of them...)
and then the feathers were added.
The turkey face was made using the PIAF (Pictures in a Flash), so that the students could explore the face once the card had dried.
They then brailled on the envelope who the card was for, and placed the card inside, and sealed the envelope.
We have plans to create Christmas cards and then mail them next month.