Welcome to ASL

Welcome to ASL
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American Sign Language10th Grade

This lesson contains 51 slides, with interactive quizzes, text slides and 2 videos.

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Welcome to ASL

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About Me (Mrs. Just)!

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My family
My pets

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My Inspiration

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This is my 4th school year teaching ASL at Whitney! Additionally, this is my 6th year in education.

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High School: Freshman year in Las Vegas
Soph-Senior Arizona 
College: Sacramento State University, majoring in Deaf Studies and American Sign Language

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Free time, hobbies
  • My favorite color is purple
  • I love coffee 
  • Kayaking is one of my favorite activities to do outside
  • In high school, I was in FBLA (future business leaders of America), track, band, orchestra, choir, dance, and art
  •  SF Giants are my favorite baseball team 
  • I took ASL in college as a language requirement and knew I wanted to major in it!

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What do you like to do in your free time?

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 College/ Family

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What I did this Summer

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List one thing you did this summer

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Policies and Procedures 

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How do you want your classmates to treat you?

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What is important to you in the classroom (environment, etc)?

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Expectation Chart

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Cell phones

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Cell phones
  • Cell phone-free Zone
  • Make sure phones stay in your backpack at all times
  • I’ll let you know if you can use them during class
  • ASL is visual, if you are looking at your phone you will fall behind
  • Enjoy learning a new language, your phone can wait until after class
  • If I see it, I’ll ask you to put it in the phone bin
  • Please see me after class if you have to put it in the phone bin
  • If phones become a problem, everyone will place their phones in the organizer

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Music/Air Pods/Headphones
  • When entering the classroom please put AirPods/Headphones away
  • No music
  • Why? It’s extremely difficult to be listening to one language and learning/signing another language
  • I’ll let you know when you can listen to music

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  • You can take your computer out when you enter the classroom.
  • Must use a Chromebook!
  • Make sure you stay on task (ASL) when using your computers
  • Failing to do so will result in me asking you to put it away. How will I do my work? paper/pencil

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What are you a fan of when it comes to computers?
I like both

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Entering the classroom

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Entering the classroom
  • The desks are numbered please go to your assigned desk
  • Computer out, ready for class with phones in your backpack
  • Keep talking level to a low volume
  • Use the restroom before class

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During Class

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1. Check to see if the bathroom is available
2. Raise your hand and sign bathroom
3. Sign-out at the door (you must do this)
Participation is KEY in order to be successful in this class. Why? ASL is a visual and tactile language if you don’t sign you will struggle.
Staying on Task: make sure that you are focused on ASL instead of work from other classes and that you are awake and ready to learn.
Working with others: treat others with respect
Voices Off: we will go over this in an additional slide

1. Raise your hand and sign bathroom
2. Wait for me to respond (yes, no, wait) 
3. Sign out at my desk (you must do this) 
4. Place your phone in the phone cubby 
Participation is KEY in order to be successful in this class. Why? ASL is a visual and tactile language if you don’t sign you will struggle.
Staying on Task: make sure that you are focused on ASL instead of work from other classes and that you are awake and ready to learn
Working with others: treat others with respect
Voices Off: we will go over this in an additional slide

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End of Class

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Packing up- wait until I say you can pack up (I will usually give you the last 5 min of class to do this). 
Waiting for the bell to ring: Please stay by your desk until the bell rings.
Have questions? Please do not hesitate to ask me questions after class! I'm here to help you!

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Emergency or need to leave the room?
  • Make sure that you let me know (you can sign emergency)
  • Sign out at my desk and put where you are going (nurse, bathroom, office, etc.)
  • Do not just leave my room

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Voices Off
  • There will be times during class when you can talk and times when it’s a signing-only zone (I’ll let you know)
  • Please be respectful during the signing-only time.
  • Failure to keep your voice off during a sign-only time will result in losing points and email home.

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  • “Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to. Respect is earned, not given.”-Hussein Nishah
  • Remember we all have feelings!
  • When classmates are signing or presenting make sure you build them up, be respectful, and supportive.
  • Treat others the way you want to be treated

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Late Work
  • Any work turned in late will receive a grade no higher than a C
  • Late work must be completed within the Unit
  • Work turned in after the Unit is finished will receive a zero

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  • Make sure you check in with me upon your return
  • You will have the same amount of days that you were absent to complete work (absent for two days you have two days to complete missing work)
  • Assignments will be on Schoology, including the weekly agenda (take a look at this to see what we did in class)

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Tests/Quizzes and Projects
  • Tests and quizzes will consist of a study guide/graphic organizer (some may require a video that you will record)
  • Test/Quizzes and projects are 60% of your grade

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  • Work that is not completed in class will turn into homework (unless I say it has to be turned in).
  • It is highly encouraged to study the lessonup vocabulary/slides for days you don't have homework.

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Platforms We Will Use
  • All assignments are located on Schoology
  • Video tests, quizzes, and assignments will be submitted on Schoology or lessonup
  • The weekly agenda can be found on the main page of Schoology
  • All material will be organized in Unit folders
  • Daily lessons/vocabulary will be linked to the weekly agenda (Lessonup)

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What do I need for this class?
  • Notebook
  • Folder or binder
  • Computer everyday
  • whiteboard markers (optional, I supply them too)

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How can I be successful?
  • Participating in class (making sure that you are signing)
  • Staying on task
  • Turning in assignments on time
  • Completing and turning in tests/quizzes
  • Making mistakes
  • Communicating with Mrs. Just
  • Believing in yourself!
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help

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One goal you want to set for this class

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How have you been successful in your other classes?

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If you are having problems make sure you:

  • Tell the teacher what program is not working or what is happening.
  • Send a screenshot of the issue.

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Additional help/challenge
This is located on Schoology

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  • Let's take a look at the Schoology page for ASL 

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  • We will go over this next period as well as how your parents will sign it  

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Why learn ASL?

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What are you looking forward to in this class?

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Why do you think learning another language and culture is important?

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How many languages do you speak? What are they?

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Index Card-Front (full name)
1. What are your favorite tv shows, cartoons, movies
2. What is your favorite color
3. Hobbies
4. Do you like sports (do you have a favorite team)
5. Favorite animal
6. Favorite type of music/band
7. Something that you are most proud of
8. Favorite Food 

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