This year was Peanut’s very first year at the Kansas State School for the Blind (KSSB) summer school. It was a three week program that ended this past Friday with a musical extravaganza, and I cannot recommend it enough. Peanut got to spend three weeks immersed in a school where everyone was like him, and we think it did wonders for his self-esteem. He also learned a lot–without always realizing it–and had a lot of fun. He came home excitedly to tell us about:
- playing t-ball
- sliding on a water slide (like a Slip n’ Slide)
- riding bicycles
He came home daily with a sheet of paper tucked in his backpack that explained what he’d done in school for social skills, O&M, technology, and other aspects of the Expanded Core Curriculum, so we had a good idea of what he’d been doing even when he didn’t want to tell us all about it. If you’re in the Kansas City area and have a school-aged child with a vision impairment, be sure to check out KSSB’s summer programs for next year. You’ll be glad you did.
Information on this year’s program: http://www.kssb.net/2015-summer-programs