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Mrs. Saltz's 1st Hour Mon/Wed/Fri Braille Class

Week of June 8-12

Learning Objective: Braille: Students will learn the parts of a letter and use braille skills to write a friendly letter.

Pre-Braille: Student will increase their tactile discrimination skills.

Materials Needed: Braille: Friendly letter worksheet “Dear Mrs. Saltz”, braille writer and paper. (will be sent to you)

Pre-braille: (Will be sent to you): Same/different worksheet

Activity: Braille: Students will braille a friendly letter to Mrs. Saltz telling her about favorite times at school this year. (at least 5 sentences)

Pre-braille: Students will read 2 braille symbols and decide if they are the same/different.

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Week of June 1-5

Learning Objective:

Pre-Braille: Students will locate specific dot numbers in a braille cell. Student will use their tactile discrimination skills for matching

Braille: Students will use their braille skills for creative writing.

Materials Needed:

Pre-Braille: Matching cards (will be sent to you), Egg carton (Cut carton in half. 6 openings); pom-poms, little ball, whatever you have at home.

Braille: Story starter worksheet (will be e-mailed)

Activity:

Braille: Students will read the 3 story starters and pick 2 to complete. Use the Braille contractions you know.

Pre-Braille: Students will match the object cards. Students will use the six opening egg cartons to identify the braille cell numbers by putting objects into the correct number of the braille cells.

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Week of May 26-29

Learning Objective: Braille: Students will practice reading sentences that contain short form words.

Pre-Braille: Student will practice tactile discrimination skills

Materials Needed: Braille: Braille worksheet (will be mailed); braille writer and paper

Pre- Braille: Memory game cards. (Will be sent to you)

Activity: Braille: Students will read sentences on the worksheet. Pick 3 sentences to braille.

Pre-Braille: Lay out one set of the object/texture cards on the table. Pick one card and try to find the matching card.

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Week of May 18-22

Learning Objective: Braille: Students will practice reading and writing sentences that contain short form words.

Pre-Braille: Students will practice distinguishing between different textures, shapes, etc. Students will practice tracking across braille lines while accurately counting braille symbols.

Materials Needed: Braille: worksheet with sentences that contain short form words.( will be mailed to you)

Pre-Braille: Sensory scavenger list of items to find. (will be e-mailed); braille counting worksheet (will be mailed to you)

Activity: Braille: Student will read sentences that contain short form words and pick 5 to braille.

Pre-braille: Student will participate in a sensory scavenger hunt in her house and locate items on the list. Student will accurately count full cells.

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Week of May 11-15

Learning Objective: Braille: Students will practice reading and brailling sentences that contain “and”, “for”, “of”, and “with”.

Materials Needed: Braille: Braille worksheet (will be mailed to you). Braille writer and paper.

Activity: Read sentences in worksheet and then pick 5 sentences to braille.

Pre-Braille:

Learning objective: Student will practice concept of same/different;sorting and patterning skills. Student will demonstrate use of braille writer by “scribbling”.

Materials: assorted silverware, braille writer and paper

Activity: Sort 2 kinds of silverware into containers. Place a sample of each into the container. Encourage use of both hands.

Constructing patterns: demonstrate to student a pattern with silverware starting with “ one spoon, one fork; one spoon, one fork and repeat. If this is mastered, continue with spoon, fork, knife; spoon, fork, knife, etc.

Student will “scribble” on the braille writer. She can push any keys and look with her fingers what she has brailled. Parents will help load the paper (holes on left), then student can roll the paper in. Encourage using both hands, isolating fingers, space bar and carriage to return the paper.

Week of May 4-8

Learning Objective: Braille: Student will practice Braille reading and writing skills.; Pre-Braille: Student will identify and sort coins.

Materials Needed: Braille: Name Three Things Game worksheet (worksheet will be mailed); Braille writer and paper. Pre-Braille: Assortment of coins (dime, penny, nickel, quarter) and sorting containers.

Activity: Braille: Read "Name 3 Things'' Worksheet. Braille your answers for each statement.(Worksheet will be mailed to you). /Pre-Braille: Identify 2-3 coins and their values. Sort the coins into containers. Practice counting coins of the same value.

Week of April 27 - May 1

Learning Objective: Braille: Students will practice and write short form words. Pre-Braille: Students will distinguish if the braille symbol is the same or different.

Materials Needed: Braille: Braille sentences that contain short form words. Pre-Braille: Braille symbol cards and worksheet that contain 2 braille symbols (same/different).

Activity: Braille: Read sentences containing short form words. Pick any 5 to braille. Pre-Braille: Sort 3 different braille symbols into containers; Look at 2 braille symbols and respond if they are the same or different.

Week of April 20-24

Learning Objective: Students will practice their symbol discrimination and functional braille skills.

Activity: Braille: Read sentences and pick 5 sentences to braille. Braille sentences will be mailed to you. Pre-Braille: Sort braille symbol cards, practice locating the beginning of the braille line, and identify the different braille symbols in the line.

Materials Needed: Braille/ Pre-Braille: Braille worksheets and braille cards

Week of April 6-10

Sort 2-3 different silverware into containers and also sort 3 different types of objects into containers.

Read story starters and record responses with 4-5 sentences.

Story Starters:

  1. Since I have not been at school, I have been keeping busy by.......

  2. My favorite songs/ song writers are....

  3. My favorite foods are....

  4. The best day at school was.... Why?