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From:  Lourdes Tollette
Date:  Fri Feb 5, 1999  4:32 am
Subject:  Re: Children Learning SignWriting


Ok, I am sure she would love to write letter in signwriting and send to the
Deaf children in Albuquerque!! She will be very exciting.
I show her your web page the story about Goldilock and three bears. She say
please prints it out. So I will do that for her. And also I show her
signwriting software in dos. She like it but she can't remember because
too many command. But I sit next to her while she doing whatever she
can't remember which then I point on the keyboard. I think, Daniela
Remiao de Macedo make sign dic. I believe this sign dic would be the best
for Sabrina.

Gabriel did bring Cinderella story to his school and show teachers. They
never saw and say to Gabriel What is that? So Gabriel explains and shows
the sign from signwriting. All his teacher interests to him and wants him
in the class and talk to all the student about signwriting tomorrow.


-----Original Message-----
From: Valerie Sutton [SMTP:]
Sent: Thursday, February 04, 1999 10:48 PM
To: SignWriting List
Subject: Children Learning SignWriting

>Hi Val,
>I just print Cinderella from your web page. And I leave the papers on the
>table in my office and left the room. My hearing daughter 7 years old
>to my office without tell me. I was looking for her and almost go to my
>office but I saw Sabrina was in my office and sign the Cinderella from
>signwrite. So I stay hide and watch her sign the whole pages. I was total
>shock that she did right sign all by herself. When she finishes this story
>and put the papers down and went to other room. I ran upstairs and didn't
>say anything till She came. I ask her what are you doing downstairs. She
>was smile and say I can sign Cinderella and also say to me, " Can I take
>this story to my school tomorrow." Wow, It was so amaze that she can read
> signwrite. She learns so fast after she first saw the video tape.

Lourdes - This is very exciting information. Thank you for sharing this
with us!

Your story sounds like other stories I have heard. Oftentimes, children who
already know how to sign, seem to learn SignWriting quickly.

I started to write this message about an hour ago, and before I could post
it, I received a telephone call from a teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico,
named Cecilia Flood. Cecilia will be participating in our SignWriting
Literacy Project, starting in March. In time we will be posting several
reports about the new Albuquerque SW Literacy Project. It will continue
over several years. Results from the classroom will be documented as a part
of Cecilia's doctoral thesis at the University of New Mexico.

On the phone, Cecilia just told me that she has already shown SignWriting
to a few individual Deaf children, one as young as five years old, and they
read it fact the five year old could see when a name sign was
written incorrectly - which means she was truly reading the SignWriting
symbols, and not just guessing at them. So this is great news :-)

So Lourdes, please tell Sabrina for us, that we are so pleased she can read
Cinderella...Perhaps in time, she will enjoy writing letters in SignWriting
to the Deaf children in Albuquerque!!

Valerie ':-)

Valerie Sutton at the DAC
Deaf Action Committee for SW


Center For Sutton Movement Writing
an educational nonprofit organization
Box 517, La Jolla, CA, 92038-0517, USA

  Replies Author Date
992 Re: Children Learning SignWriting Lourdes Tollette Fri  2/5/1999
998 Great SignWriting Meeting! Valerie Sutton Mon  2/8/1999
1000 Re: Children Learning SignWriting Valerie Sutton Tue  2/9/1999
1002 Re: Children Learning SignWriting Lourdes Tollette Tue  2/9/1999
1005 Re: Children Learning SignWriting Joe Martin Wed  2/10/1999
1007 Gabriel's Poem is Posted! Valerie Sutton Wed  2/10/1999
1009 Re: Children Learning SignWriting Valerie Sutton Wed  2/10/1999
1022 Re: Children Learning SignWriting Valerie Sutton Thu  2/11/1999
1004 Re: Children Learning SignWriting Jean Johnson Tue  2/9/1999

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