Colorado Center for the Blind
Take Charge with Confidence and Self-Reliance

Thoroughbred Thursday: Throwdown, Throwback and the Thrill of Success!

a smiling girl with missing front teeth and a woman with their hands on the same page of Braille

Lexi and Julie take turns reading alternate lines from the same Braille page. Lexi’s teacher wanted the two to meet and to talk about ways to read Braille as fast as possible!

It’s a horse race, for sure. It started this morning with the announcement that Laura was about to go on her support drop with Daniel. She made it back about 11:30, no problem.

Mickey has been working on her mini-meal – for fifteenn guests – for the past couple of days. At noon she served a penne spaghetti with meatballs to die for, and chocolate chip brownies big enough for your head stone. There were plenty of extras to go around, no sweat.

Julie has been excited all day about meeting 9-year-old Lexi to talk about Braille. Lexi’s teacher, Janet Anderson, brought her over to meet Julie and talk about ways to read Braille even faster. Lexi is an excellent reader and loves to read, so she and Julie have a lot in common!

In Philosophy Class today we watched the 1976 documentary film about the Iowa Commission for the Blind’s training center, “We Know Who We Are.” The film focused on the strategies used there by it’s then-director, Kenneth Jernigan in what was the most successful program in the country. The principles in that program are the basis of what we do at the Collorado Center for the Blind today, some 40 years later. No doubt!

Tomorrow the CCB Student Association is holding a pie-baking throwdown, so they auctioned off the claimants to each pie. Winner is the highest bidder on the pie that the impartial panel of judges chooses. If you’re a judge, there’s no way you can lose.

Similar posts
  • What is the Colorado Center for the B... We put this video together especially to link from our Colorado Gives Day page this year for those who might not have heard of us or know exactly what we’re about. Colorado Gives Day is December 5, and donations received that day online receive a share of an incentive fund, as well as being subject… Continue Reading What [...]
  • Plenty to be thankful for: Our 2017 #... There was plenty on Thursday, November 16 – plenty to eat and to be thankful for at our 100-percent student-prepared Thanksgiving Feast! It’s tradition at the Colorado Center for the Blind to hold our own Thanksgiving feast before we break for visits to family and friends on the official holiday. Our students cook it all… Continue Reading Plenty [...]
  • A Peek at Hands-on with the “Sh... Here are a few photos from the Shared Visions reception at the Colorado Gallery of the Arts at Arapahoe Community College on Thursday night. Everyone got hands on with pieces from Nathan Abels’ painting and drawing classes. CCB students also had laser-cuts of drawings they made in Ann Cunningham’s art class with accompanying Haiku, and… Continue Reading A [...]
  • Snow Already! If you’re on the Front Range of Colorado this post won’t surprise you, because you drove/walked/bussed in a steadily-falling snow this morning. But let’s admit it – this 3 to 5 inches of snow is a bit early this year, just think of all those trees whose leaves have yet to drop! Tonight will be… Continue Reading Snow [...]
  • Pie-day Friday There are always firsts at the Colorado Center for the Blind. For example, today Casey, a relatively new student, went on his first independent route to Romancing the Bean. Sure, he’d been there before, but not traveling on his own. And that’s what makes it a first. Adia has been at the center since August,… Continue Reading Pie-day [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recent News



















See More Posts »

Visit us on:

FacebookTwitterYouTube

Contact the Center

Email: ccb@cocenter.org
Phone: 303.778.1130
Fax: 303.778.1598

2233 West Shepperd Ave
Littleton CO
80120

More Contact Details »