I'm going to talk about sign language. We are taught sign language by a deaf man called David Breslin after lunch on Monday's. He has a lot of experience teaching it because he has taught many people in other schools. Even though he is deaf, he is very good at communicating because he is able to write and he acts things out very well so we are all able to understand what he is trying to tell us.
In Week One, David taught us to sign the alphabet, our name, prepositions and greetings. We each got a book with the sign alphabet and now to sign different words. In Week Two, we learned how to sign numbers, our birthdays, question words and words relating to special events like Christmas, New Year's and birthdays. David wished Niamh a Happy Birthday that week because her birthday was coming up soon.
In Week Three, we learned the days of the week, colours, emotions and we all acted out a scene from the book we got where a boy was picking an apple from a tree.
In Week Four, David taught us to sign the song Silent Night which we are going to sing at our carol singing in front of the Live Crib, near the Shopping Centre. We also asked each other questions using sign language and we leaned other random words.
David is very sweet and funny and we all enjoyed learning sign language from him.
by Ciara Mullen