Since we covered so many signs last week, we spent a majority of the time reviewing time signs, colors, and Wh- questions.  Then we went into a little more detail on numbers, since they are related to telling time and such.

For ordinal numbers [1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc.], you make the sign of the number with palm out, and then rotate your wrist toward you [if you’re right-handed, this will be counter-clockwise].  Do this for numbers 1-9.  Once you reach 10, sign the number, then finger spell “th”.

To make something possessive, use the same motion as for 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc, with the letter S at the end of the person’s name.

To talk in the “hundreds,” make the sign of the number, then pull your hand back and kind of make a claw with your fingers. [It’s hard to describe, but easy once you see it….] Or you can simply make the number and follow it with the letter C.  If the number is 357, do 3 hundred, and then 5 and 7 separately.
For fractions, just sign one number, move your hand down and sign the other, with your palm facing inward.
Here’s the vocab:

  • Numbers 21-999
  • Ordinal numbers: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, etc
  • Fractions
  • Possessives
  • Breakfast [morning food]
  • Lunch [noon food]
  • Dinner [afternoon/night food]