Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Brashear Kids Love the Sign Language Series

“A different language is a different vision of life.” - Federico Fellini
What an adventure it has been to have Ms Michelle from Lend an Ear Consulting teaching our students American Sign Language! Check out our previous post to get caught up with the ASL action.

It was the first sign language lesson of the new year, and Ms Michelle and her little helpers were happy to be back in our after school center. After about a month of being away, it was a great surprise to see how much the students had remembered.

Our students have the alphabet down quite well. Look at those P's!

Check out the video below to see how helpful Ms Michelle is with our students. She provides individual attention when they need it. In this video, you can see one of our students light up when he realizes he's got it figured out.

They were also signing "how", "when", "now" and other basic phrases they had learned in 2014.

But, the fun was just beginning. Ms Michelle had more in store for this awesome day. She thought it was time for our Brashear Kids to learn to sign a song! You all remember the classic... "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!" right?! Well, it's back in full force, ASL style.

First, our students learned the signs for the words. Then, Ms Michelle had them combine singing with signing. We practiced a few times and even took a video of some of the action.

Check out a snippet of our Brashear Kids signing a song!

Finally, she had them stand, sign, and sing... what a challenge! I'm so proud of our Brashear Kids.

- Corey

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