ASL 9/Intro 11 – Monday Sept 18 (Block 1)/Tuesday Sept 19 (Block 6/8)

I announced your fingerspelling quiz happening next Monday Sept 25 (Block 1) and Tuesday Sept 26 (Block 6/8). I went over what quiz setup looks like – I’ll walk you through it again the day of, you’ll be just fine as long as you practice. 

I will be focusing on transitions AY, GE, and OW. 

The quiz is one where I fingerspell 10 – 15 words and you write them down. A good way to prepare is to use http://www.asl.ms and to study with a friend, going over words. 

 

We went over OW transitions:

I gave you these words to try to help prepare for the quiz:

We went over our vocabulary words:

Your homework was to practice fingerspelling and learn these new signs.

ASL 10/11/12 – Monday Sept 18 (Block 2/3/4) / Tuesday Sept 19 (Block 7)

I told you a story using mainly gestures about the solar eclipse that happened in August. 

We discussed these questions: 

  1. Your full name (first and last is enough if you don’t want to tell me your middle name).
  2. Your birthdate.
  3. Where you were born.
  4. Where you grew up, and if you moved when you were growing up.
  5. Where your family is from.
  6. Your favourite colour.
  7. Your favourite movie or book.
  8. A name of a band or musician that you like.
  9. Three things that you do regularly and when they happen.
  10. Why you decided to learn ASL.

We then practiced signing the answers to each other.

For homework, I asked you to find your old Visual Gestural Communication (Gilbert Eastman) resources. 

ASL 10/11/12 – Second Week Post

Hi everyone,

Here is the review sheet we’ve been working on:

01. ASL11 – U1-3 Review Questions

And here is the answer key:

01. ASL11 – U1-3 Review Questions KEY

 

We worked on transitions AY and GE today:

We played the name game with three toys and no voices. We learned about how this can relate to receiving and giving information in ASL.

We refreshed on active listening.

I told some stories – I’m impressed at how much you’re able to get from watching. Please continue to focus and narrate the stories in class.

I warned you that next class I’d be giving you an activity surrounding the review activity I give to grade 9/Intro 11, so I suggest examining it for homework:

Please tell me:

 

  1. Your full name (first and last is enough if you don’t want to tell me your middle name).
  2. Your birthdate.
  3. Where you were born.
  4. Where you grew up, and if you moved when you were growing up.
  5. Where your family is from.
  6. Your favourite colour.
  7. Your favourite movie or book.
  8. A name of a band or musician that you like.
  9. Three things that you do regularly and when they happen.
  10. Why you decided to learn ASL.

ASL 9/Intro 11 – Thurs, Sept 14 (Block 1)/Fri, Sept 15 (Block 6&8)

We reviewed our AY transition briefly and then focused on GE:

Remember: the key to getting better at motions is to practice often and to start slow and build up your speed. Clarity is always more important than speed, especially with fingerspelling. 

 

I showed you your first signs:

We played the name game and you successfully taught someone else to spell your name. You also learned how to spell someone else’s name. Congratulations! Now, don’t forget that person’s name. 

 

Your homework is to work on fingerspelling and also your words. As a suggestion:

Spend 5 – 10 minutes going through fingerspelling transitions.

Spend 5 minutes going through the words.

Spend 10 – 20 minutes (depending on how long you spend practicing) on http://www.asl.ms

ASL 9/Intro 11 – Tuesday Sept 14 (Block 1)/Wednesday Sept 15 (Block 6&8)

Today we discussed:

  • a review of tips on how to fingerspell properly
  • hints to read fingerspelling
  • fingerspelling transition AY
  • I showed you this website: http://www.asl.ms

 

AY wordlist:

 

We played the name game. We learned that when we sign to each other we need to ensure that the other person is watching before we pass information on. We also learned that if people are giving us information, we must be ready to receive it.

 

ASL 9/Intro 11 – First Post

Hi everyone,

Welcome to ASL 9/Intro 11! I’m looking forward to working with you this year – I hope we have a lot of fun together!

I’ve handed out the following papers:

01. ASL9-In11 – Course Outline

ASL9-In11 – Fingerspelling Fluency

01. MASL! – U1 – Fingerspelling Chart

Your homework so far has been to practice fingerspelling and to learn your name. Please also bring a binder/folder/duotang/paper receptacle that will hold your paper as it’s very important you don’t lose things. 

ASL 10/11/12 – First Post

Hi everyone, welcome back! I hope your summers were restful and relaxing. I look forward to working with you again this year, and I’m excited to see where it takes us.

Your course outline is here: ASL10-11-12 – Course Outline

Your review sheet that I handed out is here:

U1-3 – Review Summary (Words and Concepts)  **This is an old scan – I need to update this but can’t do so right now – there’s only a couple of things different on the first page; I will update this soon.**

U1-3 Review Questions – homework check on these for completion coming up.