Finding the perfect gift

Perkins students practice skills while shopping for gifts at the Holiday Bazaar

A student selects wrapping paper with a teacher

Students shopped for gifts while practicing their math skills at the first annual Holiday Bazaar.

December 22, 2017

At the first annual Holiday Bazaar, Perkins School for the Blind educators proved that shopping can be educational.

For two days in December, students in the Secondary Program headed to a festive Dwight Hall where they browsed tables of gifts – many handmade by Perkins classmates – and picked out presents for loved ones.

The event was both a chance to give to others and a lesson in practical math. Students withdraw funds from mock bank accounts and paid for their purchases and any extras – like gift wrap and card-making supplies. 

“There’s a lot of learning going on,” said Secondary Program teacher Stephanie Redmond. “I think all of the students are having a great time.”

Watch our video of the Holiday Bazaar below:

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