6th-12th: SIGN Savvy

Teacher Info:

Teacher Name: Kristi Olson
Teacher Email: Workinmom20@yahoo.com

Monthly Cost, Fees and Deposit

Tuition: $160 per year
Payable in monthly installments of $20
Deposit: $20 (due at registration)
Supply/Materials Fee: $25 (due at registration)
Digital Payment Address: @Kristi-Olson-

Class Details

Class Time: 3rd hour
Grades: 6th-12th
Midterm Enrollment: Yes
Prerequisite: No
Estimated Homework Hours: Just review and practice
Required Materials or Books: 
1 - Small binder with notebook paper for notetaking

Class Description

Many times throughout my life I have been in situations where I really wished I knew sign language. You just never know when you might need the language to bridge a gap…Your childhood friend, the lady in the store, the family down the road, or the boy on your soccer team, etc… Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to communicate with those you meet that are deaf or hard of hearing? My goal with this class is to teach students what they need to drop the barrier between communication and learn the vocabulary and grammar used in everyday conversation. American Sign Language (ASL) is a beautiful language and is so much fun to learn. I am no expert and I am still a student myself (it is a language that requires much practice and years of learning) but I believe every student should have access to the basics of ASL. This introductory level course will cover vocabulary, hand shape and orientation, conversational speech, syntax and grammar, etiquette and info about the deaf community, and so much more. It will be a very “hands on” class (pun intended) with some fun surprises! And a wonderful addition to our curriculum this year will be a program I am partnering with to bring our studies to your devices as well. Each student will have their own login with access to what we have learned in class, as well as practice lessons and review. I hope you will join me in learning this amazing language!

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