On Friday, December 6, we were fortunate to have A Touch of Understanding here at Strawberry with our fourth grade classes. Adults with varying disabilities came to speak about their disabilities and answer all of the student's questions. I am amazed by this group every year. Many thanks to our PTA, It Takes a Village and the Rotary Club for providing the funding again this year. This is a note from one of our teachers and some of her students:
"Just wanted to let you know what a great experience A Touch of Understanding was for my students. The activities really made an impression and provoked a lot of discussion within the classroom. A few things kids were saying about the experience:
"I liked how they really put us in another person's shoes. It was interesting to see that people with prosthetics could still do a lot of things."-Zizou
"I'm glad I went because now I know what it's like for people with disabilities and I'm more aware. When I had the headphones on it was so annoying! Now I know how a student in my room feels. " -Kiki
"It was interesting to try out the wheelchairs. I thought it would be really easy. I was surprised that it was actually extremely hard." -Sofia I.
I hope we'll be able to continue this program every year!"