Before we get into all the TIME signs, a few students may be confused or have trouble remembering how to sign some words. Here’s a picture to explain:
* CALENDAR / SCHEDULE – Draw a graph shape on your non-dominant hand to represent all the lines down and across.
* WEEK – Dominant index finger slides across non-dominant palm to represent “one line” of the calendar.
* MONTH – Hold up non-dominant index finger (palm out) and slide dominant index finger (palm in) down the back of the finger to represent “all of the lines” of the calendar.
* EVERY SATURDAY (or other days) – Do the sign for the day, in this case an S for Saturday, and pull it straight down to represent every Saturday on the calendar.
There are endless ways to chat about time – “what time is it?”, “when is your ASL class?”, “what are you doing this weekend?” – but let’s make it a little more challenging to practice:
– Do you prefer to show up early or late?
– How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
– When is it considered being late? 5 minutes? 15 minutes? 30 minutes?
– How long do you practice your ASL?
– How long does it take to drive to school/work?
– Are you a morning person or night owl?
– What does your schedule look like?
Afternoon, Annual, Calendar, Day, Evening, Friday, Half-hour, Hour, Midnight, Minute, Monday, Month, Morning, Night, Noon, Saturday, Schedule, Second, Sunday, Sunrise, Sunset, Thursday, Time, Tonight, Today, Tomorrow, Tuesday, Wednesday, Week, Weekend, Year, Yesterday
About, After, Bedtime, Before, Clock, Daily, During, Early, Everyday, From-now-on, Future, Get-up, Go-to-bed, Late, Later, Long-ago, Moment, Now, Never, Often, Once, Once-in-a-while, Overtime, Past, Present, Recent, Semester, Shift, Since, Someday, Sometimes, Soon, Watch, While, Work