World Languages

Animal Alphabet - American Sign Language for Beginners

In this one time class, beginner American Sign Language learners will learn how to sign the alphabet and an animal to go with each letter
55 total reviews for this teacher
12 reviews for this class
Completed by 37 learners
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Class

55 minutes

per class

Meets once

7-11

year olds

2-6

learners per class

per learner

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Description

Class Experience

By the end of the class, each learner will have learned to fingerspell the alphabet, a sign for an animal for each letter and sign along with an alphabet song.  Learners will also practice fingerspelling words (names, places, etc) to improve their fingerspelling technique.  As we learn to fingerspell, we are using muscles that are not typically used to such an extent.  So if a learner begins to experience muscle fatigue, I will give exercises to relieve any tiredness.  
The song "A is for Alex and Alligator" by Rachel Coleman is from Signing Time and can be found on most music streaming services or by going to www.signing-time.com.  
For help remembering the signs learned or to learn additional signs, my favorite website is www.lifeprint.com.  It is a free video dictionary of American Sign Language.  
If a learner intends to continue learning ASL, it would be advised to practice fingerspelling for 10-15 minutes every day.  You can spell any word or letter combination.  The idea is to develop muscle memory which will increase speed and accuracy.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Sarah Bush
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
American Sign Language Teacher
55 total reviews
56 completed classes

About Me

Hello!  My name is Mrs. Bush and I love to teach American Sign Language.  I have been studying and teaching ASL for over 17 years.  I attended Union County College Deaf Interpreter Program in New Jersey (#1 in the state) and got 75% of the way... 
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