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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Thu Apr 29, 1999  3:13 am
Subject:  Children Learning SignWriting

On April 28, 1999, Dawn McReynolds wrote:

>How exciting, I just got the materials YEAH.
>I wasn't sure how to post this on my web site or didn't even know if you
>want it posted so I emailed you directly. Feel free to post it if you wish.
>We watched the video tapes together today. I have never so much interaction
>between my child and a video before. She was correcting my hand shapes as we
>watched and tried to Sign some of the words. She signed to me that this
>cool. She laughed as we browsed the Goldie locks and the three bears story
>book. Then she spotted the flash cards. WOW, she signed almost everyone
>without even knowing what the words were. She was reading the pictures. I
>haven't even started the lessons with her and she loves it and is reading it.
> She said she understands the pictures.
>I'm so excited....
>Dawn McReynolds.


Hi Dawn!
Thanks for posting this message. It gives us important feedback. I will
place your feedback on your teacher's web page hopefully tomorrow.

I can't believe how fast this has happened...I sent you the SignWriting
materials for your Deaf child on Monday of this week. Tonight is Wednesday,
so just two days later, the package arrives and your daughter is already
reading SignWriting!

How old is your daughter?

Yesterday another teacher who would like to join the SignWriting Literacy
Project in the Fall, wrote and asked me how long it takes for a child to
learn SignWriting? That is a hard question to answer because there are so
many factors.

I guess it all depends on the student - it appears your child is learning

Do any of the other teachers on the List have opinions on how long it takes
a child to learn SignWriting?

Valerie :-)

Valerie Sutton


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