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THE POWER OF SIGN! 2013

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2013 2013 2013 <!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>482</o:Words> <o:Characters>2750</o:Characters> <o:Company>Dr. Jean and Friends</o:Company> <o:Lines>22</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>5</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>3377</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1539</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You know I LOVE sign language!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I’m certainly no expert, but if I can do it, anybody can do it.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Let me give you a few reasons why I’m such a believer in the power of SIGN:<o:p></o:p></span></div><ol start="1" style="margin-top: 0in;" type="1"><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s quiet.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s multi-sensory.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s engaging.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(All I have to do is sing a song in sign language and I have children’s undivided attention.)<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s good for differentiated instruction and for children who are non-English speakers. <o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s free and it’s simple.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s a great learning tool for teaching letters, high frequency words, vocabulary, etc.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s like bubblegum.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Bubblegum?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Yep!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We need to figure out how to stick things in the brain, and sign language can provide that connection.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Sign language can be a powerful tool for classroom management.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Sign language can be a strategy to teach children how to communicate with friends and work through conflicts.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Sign language can be a creative vehicle for reinforcing Common Core Standards.</span></li></ol><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BQCRejJ_BPc/UiYrMyO4xCI/AAAAAAAAFU8/MjJYPUgGxIw/s1600/photo.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BQCRejJ_BPc/UiYrMyO4xCI/AAAAAAAAFU8/MjJYPUgGxIw/s200/photo.JPG" width="150" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">If you search “sign language” on my blog you will find several past posts with ideas.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; I frequently recommend these sites for learning sign language:</span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">a</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">slpro.com<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Click on “dictionary” to see video clips of signs.)</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">handspeak.com<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">lifeprint.com<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Here are some great signs for classroom management to start your school year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I’d explain to the class that you are going to teach them a new language called “sign language.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It’s a special language for people who can’t hear because you talk with your hands.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I’d suggest introducing one new sign each day.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Encourage the children to model what you do when you make the sign.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>In a few weeks, you’ll be amazed at how the volume in your classroom has been turned down.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Pay Attention</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Palms pointing towards face and shake back and forth.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Stand Up</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Two fingers standing on palm and then point up.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Sit Down</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Two fingers sitting on 2 fingers of other hand and point down.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Walk</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; </span>(Walk fingers.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="margin-right: -1.0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Line Up </b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>(Fingers up with right pinky and left thumb touching.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Bathroom<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;">(Make “t” and wiggle.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="margin-right: -.5in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Water<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span></b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"> (Make “w” with fingers and place near your mouth.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>More</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; </span>(Fingertips touching.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Wonderful</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; </span>(Palms open facing out and move down and then up.) <o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>I love you!</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>(Fingers up with middle finger and ring finger bent down.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Look!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Listen!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Learn</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(“L” by eyes, ears, and then brain.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Finished</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Brush hands away from chest.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -4.5pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Here are some other signs that Liz Watras shared last January in Ohio to help children work through conflicts:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Ask</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Palms together bring to your chest as if praying.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Help</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Make a fist with one hand and place it on the open palm of the other hand.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Bring both up in the air at the same time.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Stop</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(One palm open.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Pretend to chop it with the other palm.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Trade</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hold one hand in front of the other. Switch places and then switch places again.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Wait</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hold hands up and off to the side and wiggle the fingers.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Yes</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Make an “s” with your fist and raise and lower it like your head.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>No</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Middle and index finger straight and close toward the thumb.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Share</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Open palm and tap thumb on open palm of the other hand.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Include</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Pretend to grab something in the air and put it in the other hand.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Please</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(One palm open on chest and make a circular motion.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Thank you</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"> (Touch fingertips on chin and extend out.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Sorry<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;">(Make fist and rub on chest in circular motion.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Excuse me</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(One palm up and brush fingertips of other hand across.)&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial;"><br /></span><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6lFoU-7WHMw/UiYruEaV78I/AAAAAAAAFVE/wBpodJSg2zw/s1600/photo-1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6lFoU-7WHMw/UiYruEaV78I/AAAAAAAAFVE/wBpodJSg2zw/s200/photo-1.JPG" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">And, excuse me, but this has nothing to do with sign language! &nbsp;I had coffee with a friend and she suggested taking a photo of your driver's license to have as a back-up on your phone in case of an emergency. &nbsp;I think it's a great idea, don't you? &nbsp;(And you'll never know how much I weigh!!!!)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">I'm packing for my trip to Merced, CA, tomorrow and I can't wait! &nbsp;What an adventure! &nbsp;I've got a blog for you each day so stay tuned!</span></div><!--EndFragment--><br> 2013 2013 2013 <br><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:DocumentProperties> <o:Template>Normal</o:Template> <o:Revision>0</o:Revision> <o:TotalTime>0</o:TotalTime> <o:Pages>1</o:Pages> <o:Words>482</o:Words> <o:Characters>2750</o:Characters> <o:Company>Dr. Jean and Friends</o:Company> <o:Lines>22</o:Lines> <o:Paragraphs>5</o:Paragraphs> <o:CharactersWithSpaces>3377</o:CharactersWithSpaces> <o:Version>11.1539</o:Version> </o:DocumentProperties> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:DoNotShowRevisions/> <w:DoNotPrintRevisions/> <w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayHorizontalDrawingGridEvery> <w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery>0</w:DisplayVerticalDrawingGridEvery> <w:UseMarginsForDrawingGridOrigin/> </w:WordDocument></xml><![endif]--> <!--StartFragment--> <br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">You know I LOVE sign language!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I’m certainly no expert, but if I can do it, anybody can do it.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Let me give you a few reasons why I’m such a believer in the power of SIGN:<o:p></o:p></span></div><ol start="1" style="margin-top: 0in;" type="1"><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s quiet.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s multi-sensory.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s engaging.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(All I have to do is sing a song in sign language and I have children’s undivided attention.)<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s good for differentiated instruction and for children who are non-English speakers. <o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s free and it’s simple.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s a great learning tool for teaching letters, high frequency words, vocabulary, etc.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">It’s like bubblegum.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Bubblegum?<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Yep!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>We need to figure out how to stick things in the brain, and sign language can provide that connection.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Sign language can be a powerful tool for classroom management.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Sign language can be a strategy to teach children how to communicate with friends and work through conflicts.<o:p></o:p></span></li><li class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in; mso-list: l0 level1 lfo1; tab-stops: list .5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Sign language can be a creative vehicle for reinforcing Common Core Standards.</span></li></ol><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BQCRejJ_BPc/UiYrMyO4xCI/AAAAAAAAFU8/MjJYPUgGxIw/s1600/photo.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="200" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-BQCRejJ_BPc/UiYrMyO4xCI/AAAAAAAAFU8/MjJYPUgGxIw/s200/photo.JPG" width="150" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">If you search “sign language” on my blog you will find several past posts with ideas.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; I frequently recommend these sites for learning sign language:</span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">a</span><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-family: Arial;">slpro.com<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Click on “dictionary” to see video clips of signs.)</span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">handspeak.com<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">lifeprint.com<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Here are some great signs for classroom management to start your school year.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I’d explain to the class that you are going to teach them a new language called “sign language.”<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>It’s a special language for people who can’t hear because you talk with your hands.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>I’d suggest introducing one new sign each day.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Encourage the children to model what you do when you make the sign.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>In a few weeks, you’ll be amazed at how the volume in your classroom has been turned down.<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Pay Attention</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp; </span>(Palms pointing towards face and shake back and forth.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Stand Up</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Two fingers standing on palm and then point up.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Sit Down</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Two fingers sitting on 2 fingers of other hand and point down.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Walk</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; </span>(Walk fingers.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="margin-right: -1.0in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Line Up </b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;</span>(Fingers up with right pinky and left thumb touching.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Bathroom<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span></b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;">(Make “t” and wiggle.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="margin-right: -.5in; text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Water<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;"> </span></b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"> (Make “w” with fingers and place near your mouth.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>More</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp; </span>(Fingertips touching.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Wonderful</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; </span>(Palms open facing out and move down and then up.) <o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>I love you!</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span>(Fingers up with middle finger and ring finger bent down.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Look!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Listen!<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Learn</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(“L” by eyes, ears, and then brain.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Finished</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Brush hands away from chest.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -4.5pt;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Here are some other signs that Liz Watras shared last January in Ohio to help children work through conflicts:<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Ask</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Palms together bring to your chest as if praying.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Help</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Make a fist with one hand and place it on the open palm of the other hand.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span><o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;">Bring both up in the air at the same time.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Stop</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(One palm open.<span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>Pretend to chop it with the other palm.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Trade</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hold one hand in front of the other. Switch places and then switch places again.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Wait</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Hold hands up and off to the side and wiggle the fingers.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="mso-layout-grid-align: none; mso-pagination: none; text-autospace: none;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Yes</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Make an “s” with your fist and raise and lower it like your head.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>No</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Middle and index finger straight and close toward the thumb.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Share</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Open palm and tap thumb on open palm of the other hand.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Include</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(Pretend to grab something in the air and put it in the other hand.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Please</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(One palm open on chest and make a circular motion.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Thank you</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"> (Touch fingertips on chin and extend out.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div align="left" class="MsoTitle" style="text-align: left;"><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;"><b>Sorry<span style="mso-tab-count: 1;">&nbsp; &nbsp;</span></b></span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 12.0pt;">(Make fist and rub on chest in circular motion.)<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-right: -.5in;"><span style="font-family: Arial;"><b>Excuse me</b></span><span style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="mso-spacerun: yes;">&nbsp; </span>(One palm up and brush fingertips of other hand across.)&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial;"><br /></span><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6lFoU-7WHMw/UiYruEaV78I/AAAAAAAAFVE/wBpodJSg2zw/s1600/photo-1.JPG" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="150" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6lFoU-7WHMw/UiYruEaV78I/AAAAAAAAFVE/wBpodJSg2zw/s200/photo-1.JPG" width="200" /></a><span style="font-family: Arial;">And, excuse me, but this has nothing to do with sign language! &nbsp;I had coffee with a friend and she suggested taking a photo of your driver's license to have as a back-up on your phone in case of an emergency. &nbsp;I think it's a great idea, don't you? &nbsp;(And you'll never know how much I weigh!!!!)</span><br /><span style="font-family: Arial;"><br /></span><span style="font-family: Arial;">I'm packing for my trip to Merced, CA, tomorrow and I can't wait! &nbsp;What an adventure! &nbsp;I've got a blog for you each day so stay tuned!</span></div><!--EndFragment--><br>2013 2013 2013 <br> <a href="http://www.matrixar.com/" title="Matrix ">المصفوفة : أجمل الخلفيات والصور</a>

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