Category: 2011-2012 School Year


  • describe
  • very
  • big
  • small
  • skinny
  • moderate
  • fat
  • pregnant
  • hair (long, short, curly, straight)
  • bald
  • face
  • beautiful/handsome
  • ugly
  • beard
  • stubble
  • mustache
  • tall
  • short
  • blonde
  • old
  • young
  • freckles
  • smile
  • muscular
  • charming [charm has]
  • clothes
  • earrings
  • shirt
  • skirt/dress
  • pants
  • shoes
  • boots
  • socks
  • jacket
  • gloves
  • hat
  • glasses
  • tie
  • bow tie
  • suspenders
  • watch
  • necklace
  • bracelet
  • plaid
  • stripes
  • lost/drop
  • almost
  • that
  • once/twice etc
  • ages
  • Cabinet
  • Tablecloth
  • Spoon
  • Fork
  • Knife
  • For
  • Remember (events and facts)
  • Think
  • Know
  • Shoes
  • Boots
  • Socks
  • Pillow
  • Horn
  • Unicorn
  • Whale
  • Idiot
  • Writing
  • Pen
  • Pencil
  • Start
  • Stop
  • Popcorn

Another more random list ūüôā have fun!

Today and went over some Easter signs, in honor of the upcoming holiday weekend. We also worked on trying to translate Peter Cotton Tail, the words are included in the list below.

(some of these we have done before, but we reviewed them in Easter context):

  • Easter
  • egg
  • jump/hop
  • basket
  • bunny
  • chick
  • lamb
  • candy
  • jelly bean (jelly candy)
  • grass
  • coloring eggs
  • Happy Easter
  • Lord
  • God
  • Jesus
  • cross
  • Good Sunday
  • worship
  • hunt/search
  • path/trail
  • cotton (white and soft)
  • arrives
  • happening/ event
  • tail
  • cake
  • ham (meat, finger spell ham)
  • butter
  • soap
  • salt and pepper
  • train
  • best
  • worst
  • most

This week we touched on basic sentence structure and practiced with a few short sentences.  We will do this in more detail in later lessons :]

Generally, the order of the sentence is as follows:

time, subject, object, verb, negation [not, never, no, etc.]

Verbs are not conjugated in sign language, so the meaning of the sentence [you vs. I, question vs. statement] is based highly on context and facial expressions.  Also, the sentences use only the necessary words to get the point across, which means they are much simpler than English sentences.

Examples: [words in brackets are optional depending on context]

I eat breakfast at 8am. –> 8 morning food/eat [refresher/breakdown: time is indicated by the sign for the number rising from your “watch”, then the sign for morning, then the noun/verb for food/eat–they’re the same]

She goes to work at 9am. –> 9 morning [she] work goes to

Eddie plays basketball every Friday. –> weekly Friday Eddie basketball plays

I don’t drink beer. –> beer [drink] never/not

I have a test on Thursday. –> Thursday test [I] have

Sorry if this format is confusing…if you can think of a better way for me to “translate” just let me know!

We covered a ton of new signs these two weeks for things in and around the house.

Inside:

  • house
  • home
  • room
  • restroom/bathroom
  • kitchen
  • bedroom
  • living room
  • garage
  • up/down- stairs
  • dining room
  • family room
  • hallway
  • attic [finger-spelled]
  • work
  • office
  • basement
  • window
  • closet

Furniture:

  • blinds
  • couch
  • bed
  • blanket
  • comforter
  • pillow
  • chair, recliner
  • rocking chair
  • table
  • door, front door
  • fireplace
  • oven
  • stove
  • microwave
  • dishwasher
  • fridge [r-e-f]
  • freezer
  • counter
  • shower
  • bathtub
  • towel
  • tissue
  • mirror
  • sink
  • curtains
  • lamp
  • dresser
  • desk [finger-spelled]
  • coffee table
  • (book)shelf
  • phone
  • clock
  • art
  • picture, picture frame
  • tv [finger-spelled]
  • ceiling fan
  • air conditioning [a-c]
  • rug*

Outside:

  • porch*
  • building materials [wood, stone, etc.]
  • fence
  • swimming pool*
  • yard*
  • roof*
  • work
  • school
  • homework
  • library
  • church
  • store
  • bus*
  • car
  • driving
  • road
  • traffic
  • accident

*These words are lone signs, meaning they are finger spelled in a certain way.  Bus and rug are spelled in a vertical arc, and porch, roof, pool, and yard are spelled moving out in front of you.

  • Christmas
  • Christmas Tree
  • Merry Christmas [M C, or Happy Christmas]
  • Hannukah
  • Happy New Year
  • Happy Birthday
  • Cookies
  • Milk
  • Ornament
  • Stars (bright or not)
  • Candy cane
  • Santa
  • Elf
  • Reindeer
  • Gift
  • Snow
  • Snowman/Snowperson
  • Chimney [firestack]
  • Song
  • Stocking [socks big]
  • Coat
  • Hat
  • Hope
  • to
  • Dear

In honor of Halloween coming up this weekend, we learned some signs for vocabulary surrounding the holiday! This video also reenacts some of our words that we learnedРand so does this one. Enjoy!

Nouns:

  • Halloween
  • mask
  • ghost
  • soul
  • spirit
  • monster
  • pumpkin
  • jack-o-lantern (pumpkin smile)
  • candles
  • leaf/leaves
  • vampire
  • witch
  • mouse
  • costume (fool’s clothes)
  • trick-or-treat
  • harvest
  • broom
  • spider
  • bat
  • scarecrow (fake person scare birds)
  • fool
  • caramel
  • candy
  • candy corn
  • caramel (sugar sticky)
  • cat
  • blook
  • werewolf
  • devil
  • angel
  • grave
  • cemetary

Verbs:

  • Rake
  • haunt
  • scare

Adjectives:

  • dark
  • dead

Hello loyal readers,
I must make a formal apology for my lack of attendance to the recent ASL meetings, so there are many an overdue post.

To my knowledge, the following list makes up what I missed. Feel free to comment below with any other words I missed!

Nouns:

  • Home
  • house
  • room
  • restroom/bathroom
  • kitchen
  • bedroom
  • living room
  • garage
  • up/down- stairs
  • dining room
  • family room
  • hallway
  • attic
  • work
  • office
  • basement
  • porch
  • fence
  • yard
  • roof
  • school
  • homework
  • library
  • church
  • store
  • car
  • road
  • traffic
  • accident
  • bike
  • sidewalk
  • skateboard
  • wood
  • brick
  • stone
  • stucco
  • glass

Verb:

  • driving

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

ASL song interpretation rarely follows the words of the song exactly, nor does it necessarily follow the proper grammar rules of either spoken English or ASL. This is an interpretation of “Rudolph”– the all caps denotes the ASL signs. Our very own (still)¬†lovely Jessica has also made a¬†video¬†of our version of “Rudolph”.

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen

YOU KNOW (NAME SIGNS)

Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen

(MORE NAME SIGNS)

But do you recall

REMEMBER

The most famous reindeer of all?

MOST FAMOUS REINDEER?

 

Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer

RUDOPLH RED NOSE REINDEER

had a very shiny nose.

(3x) CLASSIFIER (shiny nose).

And if you ever saw him,

IF YOU SAW 

 you would even say it glows.

YOU ALL SAY GLOWS (from nose)

All of the other reindeer

PAST REINDEER OTHER ALL

 used to laugh and call him names.

LAUGH AND TEASE

 They never let poor Rudolph

NEVER ALLOW RUDOLPH

 join in any reindeer games.

JOIN GAMES

Then one foggy Christmas Eve

CHRISTMAS EVE (fingerspelled) FOG

Santa came to say:

SANTA ARRIVED SAY

“Rudolph with your nose so bright,

RUDOLPH MODIFIER (shiny nose)

¬†won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?”

PLEASE GUIDE MY SLEIGH TONIGHT

Then all the reindeer loved him

FINISH REINDEER ALL LOVE

as they shouted out with glee

(2X) SHOUT HAPPY

“Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

RUDOPLH RED NOSE REINDEER

you’ll go down in history!”

FAMOUS FOREVER.

ASL song interpretation rarely follows the words of the song exactly, nor does it necessarily follow the proper grammar rules of either spoken English or ASL. This is an interpretation of “Jingle Bells”– the all caps denotes the ASL signs. Our very own lovely Jessica has also made a video of our version of “Jingle Bells”.

Verse 1:

Dashing through the snow

SNOW

In a one horse open sleigh 

DASHING SLEIGH

¬†O’er the fields we go

CLASSIFIER (rolling hills)

Laughing all the way

LAUGHING

Bells on bob tails ring

BELLS BELLS (swap hands) BELLS BELLS

Making spirits bright

HAPPY CLASSIFIER (spreading out)

What fun it is to laugh and sing

FUN RIDE

A sleighing song tonight

SING NOW

Chorus 1:

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle)

Jingle all the way

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) ALL (<–fingerspelled) WAY

Oh, what fun it is to ride

FUN RIDE

In a one horse open sleigh

SLEIGH CELEBRATE.

Chorus 2:

Oh, jingle bells, jingle bells

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle)

Jingle all the way

BELL CLASSIFIER (jingle) ALL (<–fingerspelled) WAY

Oh, what fun it is to ride

FUN RIDE

In a one horse open sleigh

HORSE SLEIGH.