Welcome to our October Sibshop.
Our Sibshoppers created these spooky (and silly) spiral ghosts.
We were so lucky to have Debbie come from the Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind to present a Deafblind Simulation.
Each Sibshopper got the opportunity to be both deafblind and a guide in this simulation.
The kids were a bit nervous putting in ear plugs, and wearing a headband, a "Zorro" mask and some heavy duty headphones. This was necessary for the simulation to be effective and they were good sports about it.
As guides, they led a peer throughout the building navigating hallways, doorways, chairs, tables, drinking fountains, stairs and more.
They also got to try out a table activity involving a craft and some snacks. Eating a snack you can't see was disconcerting for most of our Sibshoppers.
Going up and down stairs was especially unnerving and required lots of faith in a seeing guide.
We are so grateful for Debbie and her willingness to come lead us in this awesome activity.
We followed the simulation with soup and some spooky Halloween sides.
After a fun game of Pool Noodle Chase (which I neglected to get photos of) we played a game of Halloween BINGO!
We had a great time with all of our Sibshoppers and are looking forward to November!