Mon, Mar 26 11:45am
Frank Otis Elementary
We're under way for Ability Awareness Week. We have a number of open volunteer slots that need to be filled. Some volunteers have had to cancel due to sickness, and some slots are still not filled. We have a real need for volunteers for the following days:
Tuesday 3/27, 9:40am - 10:40am (Mr. Wheat's 4th Grade Class), need at least one more.
Tuesday 3/27, 10:55am - 11:55am (Mr. O'Toole's 4th Grade Class), need at least two more.
Tuesday 3/27, 12:40pm - 1:40pm (Ms. Johnson's 3rd Grade Class), need three more.
Thursday 3/29, 8:20am - 9:20am (Ms. Goodwin's 5th Grade Class), need at least two more.
Thursday 3/29, 9:40am - 10:40am (Ms. Eldert's 1st Grade Class), need one more.
Friday 3/30, 8:20am - 9:20am (Mr. Sullivan's 5th Grade Class), need at least one more.
Friday 3/30, 9:40am - 10:40am (Ms. Scriven's 3rd Grade Class), need one more.
Friday 3/30, 12:40pm - 1:40pm (Ms. Goldspring's K Class), need one more.
The 4th/5th Grade classes need the most volunteers, and they have the most kids. Ms. Chapman is helping out too.
If you have an hour (or two or three), please help out in your child's class and/or another time slot that works for you. HERE's a link to the sign-up sheet. No training necessary. A description of the program and the materials used can be found HERE.
During Ability Awareness Week ("AAW"), students will learn that not everyone has the same abilities that they have. Everyday tasks that seem easy may be a challenge for some of their friends. They'll get to experience what it is like to have a visual impairment, a hearing impairment, or have limited mobility. They'll experience this through fun, interactive ability stations, where they'll get to write or draw in a mirrored box, learn the letters of the alphabet in braille, and try doing certain tasks with socks on their hands.
This is an entirely volunteer-led program and we need parent help to make AAW a success. Each class will participate during their normal Media Center hours.
Mike Webber, AAW Coordinatormikenvirg@gmail.com