Everybody Counts is a week when we learn about differences. This year we learned about hearing impairments. On Monday, we had parents come in and teach us about people who can't hear and American Sign Language. We practiced sign language and reading lips. We also acted out sentences and also tried saying sentences without voice to see if anyone could guess what we were trying to say by reading lips. We listened to a story called Can You Hear A Rainbow? On Thursday, we had special visitors from St. Rita's School for the Deaf. They taught us different signs for colors and animals. We asked them questions about living with hearing impairments. They also taught us how to sign "Baby Shark." It was a fun and educational experience!
Mrs. Holliday's Class
1. There are many ways deaf people adapt when they aren't able to hear. For example, fire alarms have flashing lights since deaf people can't hear the alarm. Name another tool they might use to adapt to the hearing world!