Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Vision and Hearing Screening

We have begun vision and hearing screening in between sending kids home with high fevers and tracking ILIs. This is by far our favorite time of the year. So far, I have had to brush off my French skills so that we could test a french speaking family and we have been dealing with a myriad of kindergarteners who twist their bodies in unnatural ways to show us which way the hands are pointing on the vision chart (many of them do not know the ABCs yet). Yesterday, TSAnnie had a five year old giving her the finger (thankfully, he had no clue what he was doing but I thought my insides were going to burst)!

TSAnnie and I are on opposite sides of the room as the testing takes place and the glances that travel back and forth are beyond funny. Once the classes are done, we take the time to review and giggle. This is, by far, the most entertaining time of the year. Love to tell teachers that their classes all passed with flying colors. It confirms for them that there are those students that simply choose to not listen!

Alas, I feel that way at home every day........


  1. LOL. Annie told me about the boy who cried because he doesn't want glasses. Poor baby;)

  2. Now who at home could possibly not listen?

  3. You would be so terribly upset with me! I have not scheduled Kaishon's dentist appointment! It has been over a year. I just got convicted again while reading this! MUST schedule immediately in order not to upset his nurse!

  4. The ears play a vital role in our daily life. It is a habit to recognize people by their voices. After the whole day of work one sits in front of the television to enjoy songs and relax. Is it possible to even imagine, that someday one might not be able to hear? Alike any other body part our ears also need regular monitoring to maintain its proper functioning. Hearing screening is a crucial part of health checks.