Every year we study the life of Helen Keller and the kids are always intrigued and amazed by her struggles. These are a couple of the activities we did to learn about how she communicated using sign language and Braille. To make their names in Braille I drew black dots and they glued split peas on top -an idea from a very old mailbox magazine. Now, after 113 days of saying "hands off the walls", they want to rub the signs by every door we pass. I especially like the way they pretend to really read the Braille and know what it says- at least they can really read the signs!