Monday, March 24, 2014

I learned how to sign the song "You are my Sunshine" and it wasn't too hard. Like playing guitar, once you learn a chord or note you know that chord when you want to play a new song. The more words I learn the easier it is the complete new sentences and even songs. I already knew a lot of the words in the song.

I may go back to the lessons or learn a new song. I haven't decided yet.

Monday, March 17, 2014

I am deciding to try something new. Most people have a really easy time learning song lyrics and memorizing things using music. I wonder if it works for sign language? Instead of going with the lessons I'm going to learn a song in sign language. Lets see how this goes!

Monday, March 10, 2014


These are some of the words I've been learning. I haven't been able to get through many lessons, but the 4 lessons I have done I have down pretty well. I now know about 80 words in sign language! I can talk and understand a simple conversation and am also able to pick up words I haven't learned yet just by using context clues. 

Monday, March 3, 2014

As the words get more complex learning the signs gets harder and harder. Like most other languages, signs that look like what they are are easy to remember. Signs that are difficult to remember have little or no resemblance to what the word is. I'm on lesson number 4 now and hope to be on lesson number 5 by next week.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ASL Website

The lessons on this website are really helpful. Instead of just having a pictures of how to say the words it gives you a video. It also gives you sentences to do which is really cool. It's surprises how many simple sentences you can create after only 3 lessons. I'm excited to keep going.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Talking to people using simple sentences in sign language is really fun. Knowing just a few dozen words can get you really far!
Practicing whenever I can and trying to sign while im talking makes it a lot easier to remember words. Instead of learning random words its also easier to make a list of things you want to say in a conversation.

Also: "Good Morning Beautiful" is a good one to learn :)

Monday, February 3, 2014

I think its really  interesting how signs cane be connected just like words are. For example, "dad" and "grandpa" are connected because they are related. In american sign language the sign for  "grandpa" is added on to the sign for "dad".

Also the sign for girl and boy are somewhat similar. It makes it easier to remember the signs knowing that they are connected just like speech.