The children’s classic, ‘Goldilocks’. 15 pages, with image descriptions.
My braille teacher could tell I was getting bored and disinterested with the study book written a million years ago, so she decided to braille me a copy of a grade one children’s book to read while she was away at GDB for 2 weeks.
At first it was a little confusing, especially when I encountered the word “picture” where it just didn’t fit in the story. But when I realized there was a hyphen next to the word, I understood. It had cute little descriptions like “Goldilocks examining the broken chair”.
It was fun to find out that I was spelling Goldilocks wrong in my head. I was spelling it Goldie Locks, two words. Instead of one word with just an I and not an I E. I had also forgot how the story ended, so it was nice to read it again after all these years.
I even found some small errors. I don’t know if my teacher put them in on purpose for me to find, or if she just lost the translation a little as she read the braille and typed the story into the computer to be printed on the braille printer.
I think for my type of learning, giving me a fairy tale was perfect. I knew the gist of the story, which gave me more confidence, knowing I was actually feeling the letters that were forming the words I knew would come next. The story also repeats itself a lot, so I got a lot of practice feeling letters and words over and over.
I see her Wednesday for class and when last I saw her, she said, “Next time you see me, I’ll have 4 legs and a tail!”
I get to meet her new guide doggy!! I can’t wait! And I actually got my homework done with 3 days to spare hehe!!
Had to throw on this blog right quick to mark the day that I finished reading my first braille book. 🙂