Category: 2012-2013 School Year


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”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_dIUFJcyLE

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.

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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]

Hey everyone! This week we covered time signs and colors.  Remember when you’re telling time, you shake the hour number up from your wrist, then give the minutes number.
Here’s the vocab:

  • Yes
  • no
  • always
  • lonely
  • time
  • now/today
  • tomorrow
  • yesterday
  • future
  • past
  • everyday/daily
  • Monday through Sunday
  • week
  • weekend
  • last week
  • this week
  • year
  • yearly
  • month
  • monthly
  • close/near
  • morning
  • noon
  • afternoon
  • night/evening
  • midnight
  • all day
  • all night
  • day
  • work
  • church
  • minute
  • second
  • hour
  • seasons
  • ugly
  • dry
  • awesome
  • praising
  • hundreds
  • Columbus
  • blue
  • green
  • purple
  • pink
  • white
  • brown
  • orange
  • yellow
  • gold
  • silver
  • gray
  • black
  • tan
  • “it doesn’t matter”

This week we learned Wh- questions and responses.  Remember, when you’re asking Wh- questions, your eyebrows are down.  This is called topicalization and can be the main difference between some very similar signs.

Here’s the vocab:

  • who
  • what
  • when
  • where
  • why
  • how/how are you
  • which
  • what are you doing/what’s going on/what are you going to do
  • what’s up
  • good
  • bad
  • okay
  • fine
  • so-so
  • gross
  • sick
  • thirsty
  • hungry
  • tired
  • happy
  • sad
  • worried
  • tired
  • busy
  • thinking
  • awake
  • cold
  • hot
  • warm
  • freezing