October 25, 2021
After an incredibly beautiful summer, I am excited to be continuing my time spent outside by utilizing our outdoor classroom spaces, (as often as the weather allows) with the students this Fall. My regular teaching days are Mondays and Fridays teaching American Sign Language (ASL) for all grades. PE with K-3, and enrichment classes that inspire and challenge each student in new ways. As we begin the school year, our focus is on setting goals and developing new skills, (sign language, motor skills, sports enjoyment, etc.) while exhibiting SHERPA behavior.
Be sure to ask your student to show you some of the things they have been learning!
- Can they sign their name using ASL finger spelling? How many letters of the alphabet can they recall?
- Point to an object or piece of clothing and ask them to use ASL to sign the color you indicate, (red, blue, green, yellow, orange…).
- Play a game of catch by tossing a ball back and forth, (underhand) while standing close together, and then gradually increase the challenge by moving apart.
- Ask them to tell you about their pulse; what is it, where can you “find” it, and how can you “change” it?