For the past few weeks they had been taking a look at themselves: who am I, what can I do, what are my strengths, what are things that other kids can do better? What is it like if you can't see, hear or walk? Also they visited the local home for the handicapped.
Today was an opportunity to show us parents what they've learned and let us experience first-hand what being different somehow was all about.
|Welcome! Here we are, singing the rainbow song for you!|
|My mom, the designated photographer, in action|
|Feel the texture with your eyes closed|
|How about tying that shoelace while wearing gloves?|
|Wheelchair rides - some of the kids were racing around |
skillfully, then they hopped off and ran away
|Can you recognize sounds like the dropping of a ping pong ball|
or the scrunching up of a newspaper?
|Which cubes match? |
All the pairs were different rattles
|How about with cotton in your ears?|
This exercise was C's favorite: you could get
M&Ms if you guessed right ;-)
|Those glasses made you see - nothing!|
No, the animal you're groping isn't a dino!
|Stevie? Ray? |
Sorry, Noel, I can't help myself...
|Give the donkey its tails back - with blindfolds on!|
|Some regular schoolyard fun|
|Together we're strong!|
|What an incredible cake buffet!|
Yes, that's where my lemony puzzle pieces ended up!
|Reunion of the busy moms. Let's take a pic;|
who knows when we'll see each other again!
There were baskets with stuffed or wooden animals, and I had to admit that had I not seen the chimp before, I wouldn't have a chance to find out what it was. A teddy?
A huge thank you to all the teachers who arranged and cared for this morning!