In the Sunflowers Classroom we have been fortunate to have some wonderful visitors. Ms. Sharon Kessel from the Eye of Hope came with her dog Quill. Quill is training to become a seeing eye dog. We explained to the children that not everyone is able to see. Quill and other dogs help these people get around. Ms. Kessel showed us what BRAILLE is. It is special raised dots that represent each letter in the alphabet so a vision impaired person can read. The vision impaired also use a walking stick to help them get around. Seeing eye dogs like Quill learn to follow commands and to feel out the environment to make sure it safe for the person. At the end, all of the children enjoyed petting Quill. This was a wonderful experience for everyone.
Thank you to Daniella in the Toddler Class for celebrating her birthday with the entire school. Her family brought in UNCLE JOHN’S PUPPET SHOW. The children were entertained with a magic show followed by a fantastic puppet show. In the magic show, the children saw Uncle John pull a rabbit out of his hat, a card trick, after ripping up tissue paper he made it turn into a hat. Uncle John made a drawing board come alive. He drew a face on a white board and then made it move. This was the favorite trick. The puppet show was made up of puppets from our favorite children’s TV shows. Ernie and Bert and The Count from Sesame Street, Barney, Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, and Bob the Builder to name a few. The children enjoyed singing all of their favorite songs; WHEELS ON THE BUS, IF […]