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Overview of Sign Language

Introduce the class to sign language.
1 Start by teaching the finger-spelling alphabet.
2 Get kids to finger-spell their names to each other, either in groups or in a circle.
3 Next time, the group can learn to sign the numbers and simple exchanges like hello, goodbye, and
thank you.
The aim of this lesson is not to teach kids

Words from the Ocean

Students study some common words that have origins in maritime cultures and explore how the meanings of the words have changed over the years.

Say “Thank You” in 100 Languages!

Put the “Thanks” back in Thanksgiving with this geography and language activity that teaches students to say “thank you” in many languages.

Valentine’s Day

* Use the reading strategy of summarizing to understand nonfiction text
* Sequence events
* Identify letter combination ow
* Identify and compare past and present tenses
* Arrange words in alphabetical order

“Valentine Cinquain Poems’

Teach how to write a cinquain poem; and to enjoy creating a valentine for a loved one.