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American Sign Language (ASL) Series 2 Lesson 11
Signing Time Part Two
By Elaine Ernst Schneider
January 2, 2002

HOLIDAYS

how to sign Thanksgiving
ASL sign for Christmas
how to make the asl sign for Easter
Thanksgiving
Christmas
Easter
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DAYS OF THE WEEK
Monday's sign
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday sign in A.S.L.
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
.
.
Friday in american sign language
Sign language for Saturday
making the sign for Sunday in asl.
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
.
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THE FOUR (4) SEASONS
The season, spring, in asl.
How to sign the word summer in asl/se
signing 'fall' or 'autumn'
winter in sign language
Spring
Summer
Fall
Winter

Series 2 Lesson 11 ASL Time Part Two

Signs
Description of Sign Action


Christmas

Move the right "c" hand (palm facing forward) in an arc to the right, as if shaping the top of a wreath.

Easter
"E" hand motions upwards to symbolize the Resurrection.
Fall
Gently brush a right "B" hand against the left elbow in a downward motion.
Friday
Hold the right "f" hand at chest level and slightly to the right of the chest area. Move the hand in a counter-clockwise semi-circle, left, down, and then right.
Monday
Hold the right "m" hand at chest level and slightly to the right of the chest area. Move the hand in a counter-clockwise semi-circle, left, down, and then right.
Saturday
Hold the right "s" hand at chest level and slightly to the right of the chest area. Move the hand in a counter-clockwise semi-circle, left, down, and then right.
Spring
Hold a left "C" sign slightly in  front of the body, pinky finger side down. Then pass a right "and" hand upward through the opening of the left "C" hand, spreading fingers gently to indicate a "bloom."
Summer
Gently slide right "x" hand across the forehead, left to right (as if mopping sweat from the brow.)
Sunday
Hold the left hand flat, palm down. With the longest finger of the right hand, touch the back of the left hand; then move both hands outward, fingers spread, palms facing forward.
Thanksgiving
(thanks + giving)
thanks - With open hands, touch lips, and then extend hands outward, keeping palm facing the face.
giving - Touch fingers and thumbs of both hands and hold them palm down in front of chest. The move hands forward while rotating the wrists and opening the hands so that the final position has hands open with palms facing upward.
Thursday Hold the right hand in the same approximate area that you do to make the signs for Monday and Tuesday, etc. Sign "t" and then "h."
Tuesday Hold the right "t" hand at chest level and slightly to the right of the chest area. Move the hand in a counter-clockwise semi-circle, left, down, and then right.
Wednesday
Hold the right "w" hand at chest level and slightly to the right of the chest area. Move the hand in a counter-clockwise semi-circle, left, down, and then right.
Winter
Make "s" hands and shake slightly to indicate a cold shiver.

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Submitted by:  © Elaine Ernst Schneider entered the classroom as a special education teacher in the 1970's. Since then, she has taught mainstream English Grammar, Literature, music K-12, deaf education, psychology, Algebra, creative writing, social studies, law, and science in both public and private schools. Presently, Elaine is a curriculum author for multiple educational publishers and is the managing editor of Lesson Tutor, a lesson plan website found at http://www.lessontutor.com. Her most recent books, 52 Children's Moments (Synergy Publications) and Taking Hearing Impairment to School (JayJo Books and the Guidance Channel) can be found at Amazon.com. She is currently working on a project with Pearson Prentice Hall as an author of an on-line teacher's professional development course for the Council for Exceptional Children.
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