Fourth Grade: The Hearing and Visually Impaired
Students in fourth grade become more informed about and sensitive to those who are hearing and visually impaired, and they learn ways to help these people. Several outstanding guest speakers made a profound impact through their presentations. A teacher from the Regional School For the Deaf and Blind spoke about issues faced by her students and let fourth graders experience impairment themselves with a variety of devices. Blind artist Ricky Trione spoke to all the fourth grade classes about his loss of sight and explained how he overcame his impairment to become an artist. Students then painted using his techniques. In addition, fourth graders participated in an eyeglass collection drive. For pictures please visit the Saints Serving Photo Gallery.