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September 10 - 13

Grades 3-5 

The Independence Weekend classes offer theme-based learning opportunities to practice skills from the Expanded Core Curriculum. A class theme provides the motivational, real-world relevance for learning, and students practice a range of interdisciplinary skills by working collaboratively to obtain meaningful products or experiences. Students also have the opportunity to share personal experiences with others who are visually impaired.

In Pioneer Times in Texas, students, in grades 3-5, will explore first-hand various details of the lives of early Texas pioneers. The foods they ate, the chores done by children, care of farm animals, gardening, and even some forms of entertainment will be experienced. At the same time, students will review and practice a number of Expanded Core Curriculum skills throughout the weekend, including social skills, self-determination, orientation and mobility, cooking, and for those students whom they are appropriate, use of near and distance optical aids.

The students, of course, will just think they are having fun!

For additional information about the content of this section contact 

Kat Heitman at or 512-206-9214



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