White Cane Day
Every year, the California School for the Blind (CSB) celebrates White Cane Day with our students, friends, and families. This event is special to CSB as our entire faculty and Outreach Team put our heads together to remember the significance of the White Cane as well as engage in friendly activities and competitions. CSB's White Cane Day celebration is an educational and fun day for all those who attend.
2023 White Cane Day Celebration
CSB is excited to invite the community to join us for this celebration. If you'd like to participate in our 2023 White Cane Day (WCD) celebration, please fill out the White Cane Day Visitor Form (Google Form) by Friday, September 29th in order to be guaranteed a free lunch and a chance to order t-shirts.
When: Thursday, October 12, 2023
Where: California School for the Blind
500 Walnut Avenue
Fremont, CA 94536
9:30-10:25 - Outreach student cane decorating
10:05-10:25 - Recess; Outreach students welcome
10:25-11:50 - Assembly and Cane Fashion Show and Award WCD logo winner
11:55-12:30 - Lunch (turkey/cheese sandwiches)
12:30-2:30 - Orientation and Mobility Skills Challenge
2:30-3:30 - Field day
Fill out the T-Shirt Order Form (Google Form) to pre-order for a t-shirt.
The winning t-shirt logo for 2023 WCD is created by Julianne.
Previous White Cane Days
Winning T-Shirt Logos
Every year, CSB students submit an artwork to be worn on t-shirts on our White Cane Day celebration. Winning logos are linked below.
Activities & Lessons
- White Cane Day Grams/Gratitude (PDF)
- Edible Eyeball Making
- Ghost of Braille Past (PDF)
- Independent Moments (PDF)
- White Cane Day POEM Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will be given instructions on how to break down the steps to writing a poem using an article written by Qudisya Naqui and then the students will be given the opportunity to create their own poem.
- White Cane Day STORY Lesson Plan
In this lesson, students will be given instructions on how to break down the steps to writing a story using an article written by Qudisya Naqui and then the students will be given the opportunity to create their own story.
- Qudisya Naqui's Article
Read Qudisya's article on this webpage.
- Group Lesson Plan (DOCX)
In this lesson, students will learn about coding commands, sequencing, and functions and use their knowledge of these to create a dance using the white cane.
- Older Students Lesson Plan (DOCX)
Students will learn about White Cane Day and review parts of a white cane by reading the book "White Cane Day" by Kristin Grender and engaging in a simple arts and craft activity to identify three parts of a cane: the tip, shaft, and grip.
- Younger Students Lesson Plan
Students will perform a google search to find whether or not their city has made a White Cane Day proclamation in the past. They will learn the significance in the use of "quotes" in searching for specific information. They will contact their local government to request a White Cane Day proclamation.
- Summer Academies
Starting June 10th, 17th, and 24th, 2024
- Registration Forms
- General Tours (Google Form)
Please fill out the Google Form if you are interested in attending any of our General Tour days. General Tours are available on these days:
- Thursday, January 18th from 1:00PM-2:00PM
- Tuesday, February 20th from 11:00AM-12:00PM