Elementary Short Term Program
January 12th - 16th
Our activities during this program will be focused around the book Measuring Penny published by National Braille Press (NBP). The book is part of their Great Expectations program. As stated on NBP’s website, “Great Expectations brings popular picture books to life using a multi-sensory approach — songs, tactile play, picture descriptions, body movement, engaged listening — all designed to promote active reading experiences for children with visual impairments.” The story is about a girl who sets out to use standard units (like inches) and non-standard unit (like paper clips) to measure her dog, Penny. Activities and projects will include making doggie biscuits; tips from a blind scientist; measuring tools; and games about following directions (listening skills); team building and much more!