Spring Awakening: Join us Thursday, March 9th at our annualGala & Auction!
Location: 134 Duane St. Time: 9.15 - 10.15 a.m.
Location: 55 Hudson St. Time: 1.15 - 2.15 p.m.
Mindful Parenting: Riding Emotional Waves with Calm & Compassion
Raising Community-Minded Children
Grappling with Achievement Culture: How to Raise Emotionally Healthy Kids in High-Achieving Settings
Beyond Stereotypes: Understanding Gender, Socialization & Development
55 Hudson St. More details to follow in the weekly newsletter.
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.
Susan, WMS Librarian
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