Animals, the Environment, and YOU!
An Extended School Year Program for Children with Special Needs
Presented by the Louis Braille School
July 12-July 23, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 2 pm
• For students entering kindergarten through grade 12
• For those who have special needs arising from vision impairment or other challenges
• Taught by a TVI (Teacher of the Visually Impaired) with an M.S. in Special Education
• Qualifies as an Extended School Year program
Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic
Students will receive small group and individualized instruction in specific core curriculum areas in which the child needs special help. Focus is on reading, writing and arithmetic, with a touch of social studies and science, all within an environmental theme, and drawing from the Washington State K-12 Environmental and Sustainability Learning Standards.
Skills of Everyday Living
Integrated throughout the day is instruction in everyday living skills that promote self-esteem and independence. Instruction is individualized and may include basic skills such as tying shoes and zipping a jacket, social skills, technology pointers, and other skills as needed.
Dogs and Cats as Pets
Wild Birds and Animals in Their Habitats
Through a collaboration with PAWS (Progressive Animal Welfare Society), the 2010 program is built around an environmental theme. PAWS will present two, one-hour hands-on workshops each week.
Week 1. Furry Friends
Appreciating dogs and cats as companions and friends. Learn how animals talk and other fun facts. Learn how to care for a pet. Learn about service dogs and meet a guide dog. Make toys for cats that are in the PAWS shelter.
Week 2. Wonderful Wildlife
Understanding wild animals and birds through sound, taste, and scent. Learn where wild animals live and how they get their food. Learn how PAWS cares for injured and orphaned wild animals. Make items that will help wild animals at the PAWS shelter re-learn how to find their own food.
Guide Dogs for the Blind Puppies-in-Training
A tradition on the first day of the summer program is a visit from puppies learning to be guide dogs. Their trainers guide the children in patting and playing with the pups, walking them on a double lead, and giving them simple commands.
Location of Summer School
Louis Braille School
10130 Edmonds Way
Edmonds, WA 98020
Tuition: $250. Assistance is available.
Children bring a sack lunch.
For questions or to register your child call 425-776-4042
What People Say About Our Summer Program
“This is a safe place with caring people.” —Summer Program student
“You guys do it right. Here everything is for everyone.” —Summer Program student
“I want to stay all night at Braille Camp.” —Summer Program student
“My son counts the days between one summer program and next.” —Parent