Guess what!? No more numbers! At least, not today! Instead, you're going to learn more time signs.
They're different from last...time, even though it's still about time.
I'm confusing myself now.
It's a shorter lesson today to give our hands, arms, and brain cells a break. I know I'm tired, you've got to be tired as well.
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For Days of the Week
- Remember that your palm is facing you.
- Circle counter-clockwise
- For Thursday it's T -- flick out to H -- and circle the H
For Months of the Year
- You're fingerspelling the month's abbreviation
- March, April, May, June, and July are spelled out completely
- September is Sept, not Sep
For Every+ Day of the Week
A good way to remember it is as if you were looking at a calendar. All the days line up in columns. Every Monday is right underneath the previous Monday. Here's a picture for better clarification:
You see? You're dragging your hand down as though you were dragging a pen down the calendar.
For every morning/afternoon/evening you're dragging your hand across the row of a calendar to indicate the 7 days in that row. It's not limited to the 7 days, it's just the visual it's tied to.
Not too bad, eh?
Here are a few practice sentences to try:
EVERY-MORNING I WORK
EVERY-THURSDAY STORE I GO
NEXT-WEEK HOSPITAL YOU GO YOU?
NOVEMBER MY DAD COME HOME
Feel free to try and build your own sentences to practice with. I will be teaching you the proper sentence structure in a future lesson.
If you don't know a sign, but would like to use it in a sentence, fingerspell it. It's a great way to practice your skills. In just a few days we'll do a fingerspelling practice!
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Challenge for you:
Come up with a simple practice sentence using one of the new words from today's video. Post it below! If you need an example, just use one of the above sentences as a template.