[Pibe-division] Contracted vs un contracted

Vickie Buchignani canewalker at q.com
Thu Feb 18 20:01:09 CST 2010


I agree with Brandy. In first grade, when the student starts to work on
spelling words, I have the student work on writing the spelling words in un
contracted Braille. We work on contractions in reading. If the student has
been introduced to a contraction in their reading program, then I introduce
the contracted word in spelling, along with their un contracted spelling
word. 

 

From: pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org
[mailto:pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Brandy W
Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:13 AM
To: Professionals in Blindness Education Division List
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Contracted vs uncontracted

 

This depends on who you talk to, but as a very bad speller and one who
strugled with reading as a kid it allows the kid to learn all the spelling
rules before the contractions are introduced. I honestly think the best way
is to teach both together making the child write spelling words in grade 1,
and learning to read both at different times. Others will disagree, but this
is what I've seen work the best. Bran

Brandy Wojcik
Discovery Toys Educational Leader
www.playtoachieve.com
(512) 231-8697 

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To: Professionals <mailto:pibe-division at nfbnet.org>  in Blindness Education
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Sent: Thursday, February 18, 2010 7:09 AM

Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Contracted vs uncontracted

 

Why is it more important to teach uncontracted first then contracted?  Just
asking from a transcriber - future TVI point. 
 

Lana  <http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mesg/tsmileys2/40.gif> 

 

 


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From: Tim Shaw <timandvickie at hotmail.com>
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
Sent: Wed, February 17, 2010 11:26:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Contracted vs uncontracted

I think uncontracted first is definetly a standard
 

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From: mwillows at sbcglobal.net
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
Date: Wed, 17 Feb 2010 21:07:30 -0800
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Contracted vs uncontracted

I teach uncontracted until they can spell.  Or have phonics or sound-symbol
down.  About third grade.

----- Original Message ----- 

From: Jackie Anderson 

To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org 

Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 7:25 PM

Subject: [Pibe-division] Contracted vs uncontracted

 


Hi everyone,

 

I just wanted to see how many people teach uncontracted exclusively before
teaching contracted?  Just curious.

Jackie Anderson

 

A long journey begins with one step

There is a literacy crisis in America.

Only 10% of children who are blind are 

taught to read Braille.  

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Hello,
?
I am a beginning Braille teacher.? I was wondering where can I find
information about time line for braille instruction?? By the end of
kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?? 

Jackie Anderson
?
A long journey begins with one step
There is a literacy crisis in America.
Only 10% of children who are blind are 
taught to read Braille.??

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We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!

New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
? ? Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
? ? Clifford's Bedtime
? ? Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
? ? Little Quack Loves Colors

New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
? ? First Picture Nursery Rhymes
? ? Mama's Right Here

New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
? ? Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
? ? Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)



? New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
? ? (no print or pictures):


? ? Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
? ? American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
? ? American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
? ? American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
? ? American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
? ? Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
? ? The Blind Outlaw
? ? Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
? ? Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
? ? The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
? ? Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
? ? Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
? ? The Egyptian Box
? ? Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
? ? Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
? ? Igraine the Brave
? ? The Jungle Book
? ? Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
? ? Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
? ? Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
? ? Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
? ? Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
? ? Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
? ? Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
? ? Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
? ? A Swiftly Tilting Planet
? ? Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
? ? Wayside School Is Falling Down
? ? The Window

New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
? ? Where the Sidewalk Ends

New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
? ? First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
? ? Growl! A Book about Bears

You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog

For a list of the new books with authors and 
prices, see the What's New section.

To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
Catalog with the new books added, please click 
this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version

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them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!

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the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
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braille. The services we provide are completely 
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You can help in a very simple way:? you can earn 
money for Seedlings every time you search the 
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As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!

With gratitute,
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Seedlings Braille Books for Children







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From: "Mary Willows" <mwillows at sbcglobal.net>
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Hi Jackie:
The Department of Education in your state should have a website where you
can find the curriculum and standards frameworks for all grade levels and
subject areas.  If you look at the Kindergarten level, you will see what all
Kindergarteners in your state are expected to learn during the school year.
In California, the Braille standards are the same as the state standards for
all students in the public school system.  If you can't find the document
for your state, let me know and I can send the California standards.  At
least it would be something to guide you.

Best,

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jackie Anderson 
  To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 1:01 PM
  Subject: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction



        Hello,

        I am a beginning Braille teacher.  I was wondering where can I find
information about time line for braille instruction?  By the end of
kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?  

        Jackie Anderson

        A long journey begins with one step
        There is a literacy crisis in America.
        Only 10% of children who are blind are 
        taught to read Braille.  




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          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
          Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
          soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
          are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!

          New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
              Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
              Clifford's Bedtime
              Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
              Little Quack Loves Colors

          New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
              First Picture Nursery Rhymes
              Mama's Right Here

          New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
              Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
              Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)



            New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
              (no print or pictures):


              Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
              American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
              American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
              American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
              American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
              Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
              The Blind Outlaw
              Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
              Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
              The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
              Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
              Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
              The Egyptian Box
              Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
              Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
              Igraine the Brave
              The Jungle Book
              Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
              Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
              Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
              Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
              Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
              Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
              Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
              Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
              A Swiftly Tilting Planet
              Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
              Wayside School Is Falling Down
              The Window

          New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
              Where the Sidewalk Ends

          New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or
pictures):
              First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
              Growl! A Book about Bears

          You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
          Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
          our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog

          For a list of the new books with authors and 
          prices, see the What's New section.

          To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
          Catalog with the new books added, please click 
          this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version

          Seedlings' books are always "on sale": we sell 
          them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
          them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!

          "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
          Order some books today!
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          2010 Book Angel Program ... Register Now!
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

          Seedlings' Book Angel Program is open to 
          visually-impaired children who live in the US, 
          and through this program each child can receive 2 
          free Seedlings' books (you list 4 books from our 
          catalog and we will send 2 of them.)

          To register, just fill out the form on page 52 of 
          the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
          online right now by clicking here: Seedlings' Book Angel Program
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          An Easy Way To Help ... Use GoodSearch & GoodShop
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 
          nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing 
          the opportunity for literacy by providing 
          high-quality, low-cost children's literature in 
          braille. The services we provide are completely 
          dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.

          You can help in a very simple way:  you can earn 
          money for Seedlings every time you search the 
          internet or shop online! Just go to 
          www.goodsearch.com and type "Seedlings" in the 
          "Who do you GoodSearch for?" box. Be sure to 
          bookmark the page and use it for all your searches and online
shopping.

          If you go through GoodSearch to your favorite 
          online stores (there are over 1,000 stores ... 
          everything from Amazon to Walgreen's), a 
          percentage of your total will be donated to 
          Seedlings by the vendor!  It doesn't cost you 
          anything extra and the dollars donated to Seedlings add up
quickly!

          As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
          and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!

          With gratitute,
          Debra J. Bonde, Director
          Seedlings Braille Books for Children







          Quick Links...
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Seedlings' Website
          Seedlings' Online Catalog of Braille Books & Gift Items
          List of New Books (with authors & prices)
            Special Projects (like our Book Angel Program)
          GoodSearch & GoodShop
          To Donate to Seedlings
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Hi Jackie. I am a braille teacher of 6 years. I teach high school, so I am
forwarding your letter to Mrs. Woodson, who is my braille professor at New
Orleans, La. I don't think much of kindergarten is spent on braille anyway.
You will be given a large braille version, if you do. Mrs. Jeri Woodson will
tell you what you need to know. cindy 



Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:01:46 -0800
From: jackieanderson54 at yahoo.com
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction







Hello,

I am a beginning Braille teacher.  I was wondering where can I find
information about time line for braille instruction?  By the end of
kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?  

Jackie Anderson

A long journey begins with one step
There is a literacy crisis in America.
Only 10% of children who are blind are 
taught to read Braille.  



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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!

New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
    Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
    Clifford's Bedtime
    Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
    Little Quack Loves Colors

New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
    First Picture Nursery Rhymes
    Mama's Right Here

New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
    Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
    Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)



  New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
    (no print or pictures):


    Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
    American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
    American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
    American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
    American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
    Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
    The Blind Outlaw
    Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
    Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
    The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
    Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
    Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
    The Egyptian Box
    Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
    Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
    Igraine the Brave
    The Jungle Book
    Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
    Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
    Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
    Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
    Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
    Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
    Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
    Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
    A Swiftly Tilting Planet
    Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
    Wayside School Is Falling Down
    The Window

New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
    Where the Sidewalk Ends

New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
    First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
    Growl! A Book about Bears

You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog

For a list of the new books with authors and 
prices, see the What's New section.

To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
Catalog with the new books added, please click 
this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version

Seedlings' books are always "on sale": we sell 
them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!

"The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
Order some books today!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



2010 Book Angel Program ... Register Now!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Seedlings' Book Angel Program is open to 
visually-impaired children who live in the US, 
and through this program each child can receive 2 
free Seedlings' books (you list 4 books from our 
catalog and we will send 2 of them.)

To register, just fill out the form on page 52 of 
the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
online right now by clicking here: Seedlings' Book Angel Program
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



An Easy Way To Help ... Use GoodSearch & GoodShop
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 
nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing 
the opportunity for literacy by providing 
high-quality, low-cost children's literature in 
braille. The services we provide are completely 
dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.

You can help in a very simple way:  you can earn 
money for Seedlings every time you search the 
internet or shop online! Just go to 
www.goodsearch.com and type "Seedlings" in the 
"Who do you GoodSearch for?" box. Be sure to 
bookmark the page and use it for all your searches and online shopping.

If you go through GoodSearch to your favorite 
online stores (there are over 1,000 stores ... 
everything from Amazon to Walgreen's), a 
percentage of your total will be donated to 
Seedlings by the vendor!  It doesn't cost you 
anything extra and the dollars donated to Seedlings add up quickly!

As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!

With gratitute,
Debra J. Bonde, Director
Seedlings Braille Books for Children







Quick Links...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Seedlings' Website
Seedlings' Online Catalog of Braille Books & Gift Items
List of New Books (with authors & prices)
  Special Projects (like our Book Angel Program)
GoodSearch & GoodShop
To Donate to Seedlings
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Seedlings' Contact Information
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
website: www.seedlings.org
phone: 800-777-8552
fax: 734-427-8552
email: info at seedlings.org
mail: PO Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924
visit: 14151 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154
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From: "Brandy W" <branlw at sbcglobal.net>
To: "Professionals in Blindness Education Division List"
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try www.tsbvi.edu they have some great info. Bran

Brandy Wojcik
Discovery Toys Educational Leader
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(512) 231-8697 
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  From: Jackie Anderson 
  To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:01 PM
  Subject: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction



        Hello,

        I am a beginning Braille teacher.  I was wondering where can I find
information about time line for braille instruction?  By the end of
kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?  

        Jackie Anderson

        A long journey begins with one step
        There is a literacy crisis in America.
        Only 10% of children who are blind are 
        taught to read Braille.  




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          Seedlings' 2010 Catalog Update is ready!
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
          Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
          soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
          are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!

          New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
              Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
              Clifford's Bedtime
              Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
              Little Quack Loves Colors

          New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
              First Picture Nursery Rhymes
              Mama's Right Here

          New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
              Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
              Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)



            New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
              (no print or pictures):


              Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
              American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
              American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
              American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
              American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
              Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
              The Blind Outlaw
              Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
              Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
              The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
              Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
              Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
              The Egyptian Box
              Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
              Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
              Igraine the Brave
              The Jungle Book
              Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
              Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
              Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
              Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
              Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
              Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
              Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
              Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
              A Swiftly Tilting Planet
              Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
              Wayside School Is Falling Down
              The Window

          New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
              Where the Sidewalk Ends

          New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or
pictures):
              First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
              Growl! A Book about Bears

          You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
          Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
          our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog

          For a list of the new books with authors and 
          prices, see the What's New section.

          To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
          Catalog with the new books added, please click 
          this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version

          Seedlings' books are always "on sale": we sell 
          them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
          them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!

          "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
          Order some books today!
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          2010 Book Angel Program ... Register Now!
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

          Seedlings' Book Angel Program is open to 
          visually-impaired children who live in the US, 
          and through this program each child can receive 2 
          free Seedlings' books (you list 4 books from our 
          catalog and we will send 2 of them.)

          To register, just fill out the form on page 52 of 
          the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
          online right now by clicking here: Seedlings' Book Angel Program
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          An Easy Way To Help ... Use GoodSearch & GoodShop
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 
          nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing 
          the opportunity for literacy by providing 
          high-quality, low-cost children's literature in 
          braille. The services we provide are completely 
          dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.

          You can help in a very simple way:  you can earn 
          money for Seedlings every time you search the 
          internet or shop online! Just go to 
          www.goodsearch.com and type "Seedlings" in the 
          "Who do you GoodSearch for?" box. Be sure to 
          bookmark the page and use it for all your searches and online
shopping.

          If you go through GoodSearch to your favorite 
          online stores (there are over 1,000 stores ... 
          everything from Amazon to Walgreen's), a 
          percentage of your total will be donated to 
          Seedlings by the vendor!  It doesn't cost you 
          anything extra and the dollars donated to Seedlings add up
quickly!

          As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
          and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!

          With gratitute,
          Debra J. Bonde, Director
          Seedlings Braille Books for Children







          Quick Links...
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          Seedlings' Website
          Seedlings' Online Catalog of Braille Books & Gift Items
          List of New Books (with authors & prices)
            Special Projects (like our Book Angel Program)
          GoodSearch & GoodShop
          To Donate to Seedlings
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



          Seedlings' Contact Information
          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
          website: www.seedlings.org
          phone: 800-777-8552
          fax: 734-427-8552
          email: info at seedlings.org
          mail: PO Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924
          visit: 14151 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154
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Yes Braille gbetter have a big part of kinder if a kid is going to be a
Braille reader. Just think of us saying o I don't think print is a big part
of Kinder. If it is done in print in kinder the blind child gets it in
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yes TSBVI can be a good source ofr ALOT of stuff.



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Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 22:02:50 -0600
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try www.tsbvi.edu they have some great info. Bran

Brandy Wojcik
Discovery Toys Educational Leader
www.playtoachieve.com
(512) 231-8697 

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Jackie Anderson 
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org 
Sent: Tuesday, February 16, 2010 3:01 PM
Subject: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction







Hello,

I am a beginning Braille teacher.  I was wondering where can I find
information about time line for braille instruction?  By the end of
kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?  

Jackie Anderson

A long journey begins with one step
There is a literacy crisis in America.
Only 10% of children who are blind are 
taught to read Braille.  



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Announces: 40 New Low-cost Braille Books Now Available!
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~





Seedlings' 2010 Catalog Update is ready!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!

New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
    Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
    Clifford's Bedtime
    Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
    Little Quack Loves Colors

New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
    First Picture Nursery Rhymes
    Mama's Right Here

New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
    Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
    Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)



  New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
    (no print or pictures):


    Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
    American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
    American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
    American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
    American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
    Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
    The Blind Outlaw
    Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
    Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
    The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
    Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
    Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
    The Egyptian Box
    Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
    Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
    Igraine the Brave
    The Jungle Book
    Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
    Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
    Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
    Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
    Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
    Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
    Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
    Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
    A Swiftly Tilting Planet
    Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
    Wayside School Is Falling Down
    The Window

New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
    Where the Sidewalk Ends

New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
    First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
    Growl! A Book about Bears

You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog

For a list of the new books with authors and 
prices, see the What's New section.

To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
Catalog with the new books added, please click 
this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version

Seedlings' books are always "on sale": we sell 
them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!

"The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
Order some books today!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



2010 Book Angel Program ... Register Now!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Seedlings' Book Angel Program is open to 
visually-impaired children who live in the US, 
and through this program each child can receive 2 
free Seedlings' books (you list 4 books from our 
catalog and we will send 2 of them.)

To register, just fill out the form on page 52 of 
the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
online right now by clicking here: Seedlings' Book Angel Program
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



An Easy Way To Help ... Use GoodSearch & GoodShop
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 
nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing 
the opportunity for literacy by providing 
high-quality, low-cost children's literature in 
braille. The services we provide are completely 
dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.

You can help in a very simple way:  you can earn 
money for Seedlings every time you search the 
internet or shop online! Just go to 
www.goodsearch.com and type "Seedlings" in the 
"Who do you GoodSearch for?" box. Be sure to 
bookmark the page and use it for all your searches and online shopping.

If you go through GoodSearch to your favorite 
online stores (there are over 1,000 stores ... 
everything from Amazon to Walgreen's), a 
percentage of your total will be donated to 
Seedlings by the vendor!  It doesn't cost you 
anything extra and the dollars donated to Seedlings add up quickly!

As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!

With gratitute,
Debra J. Bonde, Director
Seedlings Braille Books for Children







Quick Links...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Seedlings' Website
Seedlings' Online Catalog of Braille Books & Gift Items
List of New Books (with authors & prices)
  Special Projects (like our Book Angel Program)
GoodSearch & GoodShop
To Donate to Seedlings
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~



Seedlings' Contact Information
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
website: www.seedlings.org
phone: 800-777-8552
fax: 734-427-8552
email: info at seedlings.org
mail: PO Box 51924, Livonia, MI 48151-5924
visit: 14151 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI 48154
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From: "Wagner, Gail Katona Y" <wagner_g at aps.edu>
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I am confused as to your comment "I don't think much of Kindergarten is
spent on braille". Well, of course it is! All the sighted children are
learning how to read and write their print letters, and learning their
sounds etc. So a blind student who needs braille also needs to be learning
his/her letters in braille. A blind child should learn their literacy skills
at the same rate as their sighted peers. The goal for braille is always to
be on par with their classmates. In todays world of education, many kids are
reading by the time they start first grade. Very different from 26 years ago
when I first started teaching. Always aim high!
I also agree with checking out the TSBVI website - there is a wealth of
information there. 
Welcome to the wonderful world of teaching braille!! What a joy to see
fingers flying across a page.


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From: pibe-division-bounces at nfbnet.org on behalf of biologize at hotmail.com
Sent: Tue 2/16/2010 8:06 PM
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
Subject: Re: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction


Hi Jackie. I am a braille teacher of 6 years. I teach high school, so I am
forwarding your letter to Mrs. Woodson, who is my braille professor at New
Orleans, La. I don't think much of kindergarten is spent on braille anyway.
You will be given a large braille version, if you do. Mrs. Jeri Woodson will
tell you what you need to know. cindy 


________________________________

Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 13:01:46 -0800
From: jackieanderson54 at yahoo.com
To: pibe-division at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Pibe-division] Questions about Braille instruction



Hello,

I am a beginning Braille teacher.  I was wondering where can I find
information about time line for braille instruction?  By the end of
kindergarten, what should the a student be expected to have covered?  

Jackie Anderson

A long journey begins with one step
There is a literacy crisis in America.
Only 10% of children who are blind are 
taught to read Braille.  




--- On Tue, 2/16/10, pibe-division-request at nfbnet.org
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       1. 40 New Books from Seedlings Braille Books! (Lee Truslow)
    
    
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    Seedlings Braille Books for Children
    Announces: 40 New Low-cost Braille Books Now Available!
    February 2010
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    Seedlings' 2010 Catalog Update is ready!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    We are very excited to announce that our 2010 
    Catalog Update will be in the mail to you very 
    soon, but you don't have to wait. The new books 
    are already listed on our website and are ready to be ordered!
    
    New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Uncontracted Braille:
        Baby's Very First Touchy-Feely Book
        Clifford's Bedtime
        Let's Eat--Vamos A Comer (in English & Spanish)
        Little Quack Loves Colors
    
    New Print-Braille-&-Picture Books in Contracted Braille:
        First Picture Nursery Rhymes
        Mama's Right Here
    
    New Print-and-Braille Easy-Readers (no pictures):
        Caps for Sale (in uncontracted braille)
        Barack Obama: Out of Many, One (in contracted braille)
    
    
    
      New Braille Fiction in Contracted Braille
        (no print or pictures):
    
    
        Allie Finkle's Rules for Girls Book One: Moving Day
        American Girls: Happy Birthday, Molly!
        American Girls: Happy Birthday, Samantha!
        American Girls: Julie Tells Her Story
        American Girls: Thanks to Nicki
        Animal Rescue: Charlie the Home-Alone Kitten
        The Blind Outlaw
        Boxcar Children #25: The Amusement Park Mystery
        Boxcar Children #37: The Mystery of the Lost Village
        The Breadwinner--An Afghan Child in a War Torn Land
        Charlie Bone and the Invisible Boy
        Dear America: When Will This Cruel War Be Over?
        The Egyptian Box
        Goosebumps Horrorland #1: Revenge of the Living Dummy
        Hardy Boys #59: Night of the Werewolf
        Igraine the Brave
        The Jungle Book
        Junie B. Jones Is a Party Animal (#10)
        Junie B., First Grader: Boss of Lunch (#19)
        Junie B., First Grader: Cheater Pants (#21)
        Lady Grace Mysteries: Conspiracy
        Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak
        Magic Tree House #37: Dragon of the Red Dawn
        Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew: The Zoo Crew
        Robinson Crusoe (Junior Classics edition)
        A Swiftly Tilting Planet
        Three Stories from Winnie-the-Pooh
        Wayside School Is Falling Down
        The Window
    
    New Braille Poetry in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
        Where the Sidewalk Ends
    
    New Braille Nonfiction in Contracted Braille (no print or pictures):
        First Kids: The True Stories of All the Presidents' Children
        Growl! A Book about Bears
    
    You don't have to wait for your flyer to arrive. 
    Check out our 1,000+ braille books right now on 
    our accessible website: Seedlings' Online Catalog
    
    For a list of the new books with authors and 
    prices, see the What's New section.
    
    To download a textfile version of Seedlings' 
    Catalog with the new books added, please click 
    this link: Seedlings' Catalog--Textfile Version
    
    Seedlings' books are always "on sale": we sell 
    them for only a fraction of what it costs to make 
    them, and our prices have not been raised in 25 years!
    
    "The road to knowledge begins with the turn of the page."
    Order some books today!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    
    
    2010 Book Angel Program ... Register Now!
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    Seedlings' Book Angel Program is open to 
    visually-impaired children who live in the US, 
    and through this program each child can receive 2 
    free Seedlings' books (you list 4 books from our 
    catalog and we will send 2 of them.)
    
    To register, just fill out the form on page 52 of 
    the 2010 catalog, or better yet, fill it out 
    online right now by clicking here: Seedlings' Book Angel Program
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    
    
    
    An Easy Way To Help ... Use GoodSearch & GoodShop
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    Seedlings Braille Books for Children is a 501(c)3 
    nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing 
    the opportunity for literacy by providing 
    high-quality, low-cost children's literature in 
    braille. The services we provide are completely 
    dependent upon the generosity of our supporters.
    
    You can help in a very simple way:  you can earn 
    money for Seedlings every time you search the 
    internet or shop online! Just go to 
    www.goodsearch.com and type "Seedlings" in the 
    "Who do you GoodSearch for?" box. Be sure to 
    bookmark the page and use it for all your searches and online shopping.
    
    If you go through GoodSearch to your favorite 
    online stores (there are over 1,000 stores ... 
    everything from Amazon to Walgreen's), a 
    percentage of your total will be donated to 
    Seedlings by the vendor!  It doesn't cost you 
    anything extra and the dollars donated to Seedlings add up quickly!
    
    As always, we deeply appreciate all of your help 
    and support! We couldn't do what we do without you!
    
    With gratitute,
    Debra J. Bonde, Director
    Seedlings Braille Books for Children
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    Quick Links...
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    Seedlings' Website
    Seedlings' Online Catalog of Braille Books & Gift Items
    List of New Books (with authors & prices)
      Special Projects (like our Book Angel Program)
    GoodSearch & GoodShop
    To Donate to Seedlings
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