Foundations 1-Literature Class
January 12, 2016-
Parents, i would encourage you to check in with your child each week to see the progress they are making.
Hands On Experience-Helen Keller
We enjoyed discussing powerful scenes, Helen's character, and the way she came to communicate with her world. Students noticed that she uses "seeing" and "hearing" language as she tells in story in the book. For example: She mentions the last time she saw her doll.
To get a teeny feel of what a blind person experiences, students were blind-folded and led around by a guide. Some felt at ease ( Nathaniel, Makenzie, Alli) , some felt unsure and slow to trust ( Maddie Grace!) , and all felt out of their comfort zone. The boys decided I should try it too....so, after being on the "instructing side" for a good number of years with this activity, I moved to the "doing side"! I, too, had trust issues...DO YOU BLAME ME!!?? Luckily Kathy Moore and Shanna monitored so that I did not end up in the pool (Chris Breedlove!!).