Have you heard of the Just Like Me Program? The program consists of six mini-units of study that students learn about in third and fourth grade. The goals of the program are to teach students a little bit more about disabilities a person might have and get to know some people who have them. Today we began our first unit with a volunteer coming into our classroom to talk about the disabilities of deafness/hard of hearing and learn about ways to communicate as well as some tools that a person might use if they can't hear. We learned about tools the deaf community might use, explored how to finger spell and practiced communicating through lip reading. A special thank you to all of our volunteers who make this program happen.
The short video shows the American Sign Language alphabet. The websites signingsavvy.com and ASLpro.com are good resources to use if you are interested in learning more signs.