Celebrating 47 Years of The Washington Market School at ourStreet Fair on Saturday, June 3rd!

Celebrating 47 Years of The Washington Market School at ourStreet Fair on Saturday, June 3rd!

Celebrating 47 Years of The Washington Market School at ourStreet Fair on Saturday, June 3rd!

June 2023

Fri
16

Last Day of School for Children

Mon
26

First Day of WMS Summer Program

Tue
04

Independence Day - School Closed

Fri
14

Last Day of WMS Summer Program

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From the Classroom

ASL with Susan in The WMS Library

Hello Everyone,

I am Susan, and I am the librarian at The Washington Market School! I love being able to share my love of children’s literature with all of your children, embracing a whole book approach.

About 15 years ago, I completed an American Sign Language course at Bank Street College. During my years as a classroom teacher, I wove ASL into the curriculum as a second language. It was during the pandemic over Zoom, that I realized that ASL was a powerful way to engage my students.

At WMS, I meet with each class from Duane and Hudson once a week. We begin and end each class with ASL through the songs ‘The More We Get Together’ and ‘Goodbye Friends.’¬†Additionally, the children learn 1-2 signs that are connected to literature each week. Over the course of the school year, the children are learning 50+ ASL signs.


Being introduced to ASL at an early age offers a myriad of benefits. In addition to helping children develop finger dexterity, eye-hand, coordination, sequencing, and motor planning, ASL provides a wonderful opportunity for our children to develop cultural awareness and an appreciation for diversity.

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