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Lesson Plans


unsighted

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Kathy Tickner (ktickner.us)
Thu, 11 Feb 1999 14:06:22 -0800


I teach a 6th grader, whom I have had since kindergarten, twice a week
all those years: I made up a special box of supplies with the help of
a specialist from a School for the Blind.
Here are some suggestions:

Wicky Sticks(sticky waxy lines, like candle wicks that bend) (found in
any catalog)
Feathers
all varieties/grades of sand paper
diswashing liquid (poured out like finger paint, w/o the mess)
glue & sand mixture
sawdust and glue mixture
pipe cleaners
textured wallpaper cut into a variety of shapes
tin foil
Chains of any kind (jewelry, especially) Used on top of contact paper, a
student can do a wonderful piece of art!
All paper that is used should have holes punched in the top corners, 2
holes for the left side, and 1 hole for the right side, so that the
student has a sense of right side up from upside down.
Fingerpaint is o.k., however since the student does not see color, and
it can stain their clothes, and they cannot see where it is going, you
are better off using Starch on slick paper.
Play dough
modelling clay
Legos are great, with a lego table.
Although a sight impaired student should not be using knives or
scissors, the scissors that have the "training" handles with the
matching teachers handles attached are great. As we want to provide the
student with the most "normal" experience as possible.
Med. size rope
corregated cardboard
texture plates (ordered from any art catalog)
paper clips, all sizes
wire, different thicknesses
fabric(cut in manageable strips or sections)
And paint brushes of all sizes, because even though a sight impaired
student used the Braille machine, they need to learn and strengthen
those muscles in the fingers, especially since these are the same
muscles used in holding eating ustencils and cooking and preparing food.
And a variety of "found objects" that the student can manipulate.

Kathy Tickner
Byron Middle School
Byron, CA