Our K-8 population includes 30 deaf, learning disabled pupils. Cougars work to demonstrate tolerance, cultural awareness and acceptance. We want to invite CJ Jones, international, deaf entertainer, to conduct a performing arts workshop on disability awareness at our school. Jones teaches children that disability contains the word ABILITY.
The workshop focuses on: storytelling, visual imagery, rhythm, movement, poetry, music, comedy, mime, American Sign Language and improv skit creation. Additional benefits of bridge and friendship building will likely occur between special and general education peers. State standards in Language Arts, Physical Education and Communication will be targeted.
Jones proves that disability doesn’t interfere with success. His workshop is a vehicle to use to heighten our awareness of classmates who may not hear, see or process information the same as we do. It is an avenue to fulfill our goal of creating “Ohana" (family) within our school cu