5th Graders Learn Sign Language

By: WHSV News Staff Email
By: WHSV News Staff Email

VERONA -- Some students at Stuart Hall Lower School got a unique learning experience Monday morning. High school students from the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind, VSDB, taught students American Sign Language, ASL.

A class of fifth graders learned how to sign Monday morning from two students from VSDB. The 5th graders learned how to sign greetings and letters.

The VSDB students will teach a total of six lessons.

Sierra Campbell, one of the student teachers, wanted to pass on the language to others.

“It's important for me because in the future I want to be an ASL teacher because I was inspired by my teachers. Its important to teach these kids and expose them to ASL so they can learn to communicate before its too late,” said Campbell.

Robbie Oehler, one of the 5th graders, said why he enjoyed learning ASL.

“I think its kind of interesting because its amazing to be able to communicate now. Before American Sign Language, a lot of people couldn't communicate and it was kind of impulse and it didn't really work.

The class includes a homework assignment. The students must learn how to sign their names for the next class.

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