Your child will learn some sign language at The Hunter School…
Sign Language is a visual-manual language that involves
movement. It helps to develop hand-eye coordination along with fine motor
skills. Signs are generally easy to do and are often recognizable because many
are iconic (they look like the word they represent) in nature. When practicing
letters/sounds and some words, students are often given the associated sign to
aid as a visual. It keeps students focused and interested, while helping them
improve their reading ability.
Just a Few Facts:
*American Sign Language is the 3rd most commonly used language in the
*Sign Language builds linguistic and literacy skills
*William "Dummy" Hoy (1862-1961), the first Deaf Major League baseball player, was the reason the umpires adopted hand signals: "out", "safe", and "strike".
*In 1894, the
Did You Know?
That we remember:
10% of what we read;
20% of what we hear;
30% of what we see;
50% of what we hear and see at the same time;
70% of what we hear, see, and say; and
90% of what we hear, see, say, and do.
For more information, here are some resources:
Dancing With Words by Marilyn Daniels