Fuller Elementary School
Disability Awareness Week
12/15/03 We were invited by Fuller Elementary School to bring our doggies for "show and tell" during their Disability Awareness Week presentation. We shared our Lethals with five (5) separate Kindergarten classes who were learning all about disabilities. The presentation began with Deb Torzone (one of the committee members who organized this program) reading one of OUR favorite books, "For Pete's Sake" to each class. (For more information about Pete, please click on the icon at the bottom of this page). Then she introduced Toes (blind and deaf), Marco (blind and deaf *available for adoption) and Cody (vision impaired *available for adoption) to all the children. They each showed the class what tricks they could do (by touch) and then they gave lots of kisses to each child. Here are some of the pics we took. Kristie did an excellent job of highlighting all the doggies and answering all the questions. The children's faces are blocked out by little hearts so they won't be exposed on the internet. Even though you won't be able to see all those smiles, I assure you, there were many! The very first picture is of Cyndi (me) holding Toes, Kristie in the middle with Cody and Dave (my hubby) with Marco in a headlock :-) Enjoy...
We will be doing another presentation on Thursday, 12/18/03 for a 3rd grade class, so please be sure to check back for more great pictures. Below is the link to learn all about Pete! Please stop by and say hello...just click on the icon.
If you read no other book in your lifetime, you MUST read this book! Although it is a "children's book", it will definitely be enjoyed by adults as well. Pete's story is about a blind and deaf (Lethal White) Australian Shepherd (although 9 years ago everyone thought Pete was a Dalmatian) from Chelsea's (Pete's canine sister) point of view. Please check out the site and order the book...what a great Christmas present...one that makes you laugh, brings tears to your eyes, and most importantly, teaches about believing in yourself when others don't. Thank you Linda, for teaching us all a little about life. Just click on the logo above...enjoy!
Check out the pictures from Thursday, December 18, 2003 with the third grade students!