Sixth grade students sign daily motto in ASL

Sixth grade students sign daily motto in ASL
Posted on 12/10/2021
MLA SEL motto in ASL
As part of a Social Emotional Learning (SEL) lesson, the entire sixth grade class at the MLA gathered in the auditorium to say their daily motto together in American Sign Language.

Students developed the idea to learn the motto in sign language following a lesson about early communication during the stone age and and made a connection to current day American Sign Language. As students learned more about sign language during the SEL lesson, they discovered that Rochester has one of the highest populations of individuals with hearing impairments due to the locality of the National Institute of the Deaf (NTID) and the Rochester School for the Deaf. 
Students were assisted in the exercise by a student teacher, Andy Goings, who had taken sign language classes in college. Thank you to Andy for helping our students with this project!

To watch the video of students using ASL to share their daily motto, click here.

I am loved and valued.
I am strong, wise and kind.
I will take care of myself 
and then take care of others,
every single day of my life. 
We are MLA! 
We are ER!