Elementary aged, visually impaired students of the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE) enjoyed an excursion to the Children’s Museum of Stockton on October 26. "Let's pretend" was the theme of the day. Children "worked" in stores and restaurants, "arrested" the principal for jay-walking, "resuscitated" the orientation and mobility specialist, and "drove" police cars, motorcycles, ambulances, and fire trucks.
Everyone had an opportunity to complete a crafts project and pretend to be everything from a store clerk to a shoe salesman. Students from communities throughout Sacramento County enjoyed renewing friendships and making new buddies.
SCOE's Vision Team has planned many exciting excursions for elementary and secondary students this year. The secondary students will take a train ride to Oakland on 12 December, have lunch, and see the sites at Jack London Square. The entire group of students will have an overnight trip to the snow in February. A tour of the Donner Party Museum, snow shoeing, and sledding will be the highlights of this outing.
These field trips, part of the "Feeling Our World" project, are funded through a Sacramento County Board of Education lottery grant to enrich learning opportunities and friendships with peers.