“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” – Fred Rogers In classic 3rd grade classrooms, you probably would not find a sensory table, but for our home school that we share with a toddler and a 4 year old, we have decided it is a necessity! Sensory activities ...[Read More]
“Parents are the most powerful people in their child’s life. The students I see that have the greatest success are those whose parents are fully involved and present in their lives.”
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CUSTOMER REVIEW: “So much more than I was looking for! Having heard that a large percentage of the population on Martha’s Vineyard knows sign language, I was looking for a simple explanation of why. This children’s book is so much more. A fun exploration of the history of American Sign Language, how it was developed, and how it both educated and empowered members of the deaf community for decades. I recommend it not only for members of the deaf community, but I believe children learning sign language at school or Scouts (or in a similar way) will also enjoy it.”
~ Goddess of Chaos
An island of both hearing and Deaf people that used sign language; Deaf graduates working as scribes and readers for hearing people; the birth of a new language. Where did the sign language of Martha’s Vineyard came from? Come and join 3 young Deaf children as they travel back in time and learn the untold story of the birth of American Sign Language. The book, written by a Deaf social studies teacher and his son, includes historical notes and references. As an eBook, this children’s beautiful historical fiction book is ready to inform and inspire Deaf youth about their untold language, culture and history. Sign up to get your eBook NOW!
It’s been a couple of weeks since I posted the more ineffective strategies… NOW! For the good ones! Again, as I said in my first post, a BALANCE of the different approaches is needed! Here’s the link to the strategies to limit (more Ineffective Strategies) Whole Language approach: Also called, the “Top to bottom approach,” and is contrasted to a phonics or skills based approach t ...[Read More]
This is an example of a Language Experience Book. This beginning is more complicated as my son who is 8 was doing the ‘writing.’ Language Experience books can be just pictures, pictures with one or two words or one sentence for the little ones. You will see this later on in our post. The point is to DO an activity that engages your child, Take pictures, and then write about those pictu ...[Read More]
Goddess of Chaos
So much more than I was looking for! Having heard that a large percentage of the population on Martha’s Vineyard knows sign language, I was looking for a simple explanation of why. This children’s book is so much more. A fun exploration of the history of American Sign Language, how it was developed, and how it both educated and empowered members of the deaf community for decades. I recommend it not only for members of the deaf community, but I believe children learning sign language at school or Scouts (or in a similar way) will also enjoy it.
What was valuable to me was realizing that even in moments where I didn’t think I could do anything, changing my thoughts and making small changes could make a huge difference. Mariposa Mentoring is amazing. Lynell can really help you realize what you want in life.
“Lynell is great at mentoring! She helped me through some major blocks in regards to loving and forgiving myself. I feel that I have more direction and desire to fulfill my personal purpose in life.”
I love all the Deaf Sense videos! My daughter is a big fan too. The kids are ASL role models for her!
Your posters that I bought from you have helped my students in my class recognize some of the deaf achievements and triumphs. For example, Matt Hamill and John Maucere both are on the poster. So when my students see this, they ask me if I am going to show more of the others who are successful. My students realize that there are more of other deaf people who want to be successful and be normal just like every one. Now my students will walk up to our 7 deaf students at the school and sign to them. These deaf students feel like they are more accepted.