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Sign Language Scavenger Hunt
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I don't know about your kids, but I'm guessing If they're like mine, then they LOVE a good scavenger hunt. We add a twist to ours and include ASL to it. There are so many fun ways you can do this…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Six Athome Jul 26, 2011.

Free ASL font

Hi everyone! Just updated my blog with a few new resources. The last one from today includes info on downloading a free American Sign Language (ASL) font and how you can use it. Lots of fun ways you…Continue

Started Jul 21, 2011

Sign Language with Arthur

Another great resource posted on my blog: Signing for LifeArthur teaches kids how to sign their letters and some basic words…Continue

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We Teach BOYS!

Are you the parent and/or teacher of boys? If you homeschool them or teach them in a traditional classroom...this is the place where we can share, encourage and inspire one another on the journey of teaching our amazing BOYS! See More
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We Teach BOYS!

Are you the parent and/or teacher of boys? If you homeschool them or teach them in a traditional classroom...this is the place where we can share, encourage and inspire one another on the journey of teaching our amazing BOYS! See More
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We Teach BOYS!

Are you the parent and/or teacher of boys? If you homeschool them or teach them in a traditional classroom...this is the place where we can share, encourage and inspire one another on the journey of teaching our amazing BOYS! See More
Oct 21, 2013
Yamini Pathak commented on Megan Spires's group We Teach BOYS!
"Hello, my name is Yamini. I have recently become a member of WeTeach and this group is the first to catch my eye as I'm a mother of 2 energetic boys - 8 and 5 years old. I'm looking forward to learning from your experiences and sharing…"
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We Teach BOYS!

Are you the parent and/or teacher of boys? If you homeschool them or teach them in a traditional classroom...this is the place where we can share, encourage and inspire one another on the journey of teaching our amazing BOYS! See More
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We Teach BOYS!

Are you the parent and/or teacher of boys? If you homeschool them or teach them in a traditional classroom...this is the place where we can share, encourage and inspire one another on the journey of teaching our amazing BOYS! See More
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We Teach BOYS!

Are you the parent and/or teacher of boys? If you homeschool them or teach them in a traditional classroom...this is the place where we can share, encourage and inspire one another on the journey of teaching our amazing BOYS! See More
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Yvette D. Tolentino commented on Megan Spires's group We Teach BOYS!
"Hi Megan!  Thanks for the Focus on the Family link about the strong willed child. Much needed for me! Great stuff. I love reading Focus on the Family articles : )"
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Yvette D. Tolentino commented on Megan Spires's group We Teach BOYS!
"Hi everyone, My name is Yvette Tolentino and I am a new member of We Teach. I'm excited to be a part of the We Teach Boys group. I have two sons, a very energetic and adventurous 3 year old and a 4 month old son who will likely follow in his…"
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We Teach BOYS!

Are you the parent and/or teacher of boys? If you homeschool them or teach them in a traditional classroom...this is the place where we can share, encourage and inspire one another on the journey of teaching our amazing BOYS! See More
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We Teach BOYS!

Are you the parent and/or teacher of boys? If you homeschool them or teach them in a traditional classroom...this is the place where we can share, encourage and inspire one another on the journey of teaching our amazing BOYS! See More
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American Sign Language

Come sign with us and learn how to incorporate sign language into your everyday learning. ASL is fun to learn and is a multi-sensory language, engaging children of all ages and abilities.See More
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American Sign Language

Come sign with us and learn how to incorporate sign language into your everyday learning. ASL is fun to learn and is a multi-sensory language, engaging children of all ages and abilities.See More
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American Sign Language

Come sign with us and learn how to incorporate sign language into your everyday learning. ASL is fun to learn and is a multi-sensory language, engaging children of all ages and abilities.See More
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We Teach BOYS!

Are you the parent and/or teacher of boys? If you homeschool them or teach them in a traditional classroom...this is the place where we can share, encourage and inspire one another on the journey of teaching our amazing BOYS! See More
Jun 2, 2013
Megan Spires replied to Karyn Tripp's discussion Homeschool Pinterest Boards in the group we teach: homeschoolers
"Mine is http://pinterest.com/meganspires/ Becky and Karyn, I was already following both of you. Love Pinterest!"
Mar 23, 2013

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http://houseofthe4risingsons.blogspot.com/
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Hand-y Bookmarks

One of the many resources you'll find over at Signing Time is their monthly Handy Crafts. Since school is just around the corner, we thought it would be fun to make new bookmarks for our school books. Here is the link to the directions for this fun and easy craft.

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Posted on August 14, 2011 at 2:52pm

ASL Alphabet & Math Flip Cards

I wish I could remember where I saw this neat idea...so please know it's not an original of mine, but one I found on one of the many blogs I visit. I loved this idea because it was simple and inexpensive, and my boys really like it.



Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 book of spiral bound index cards 
  • scissors
  • black sharpie pen

Begin cutting your book of index cards into thirds. I guessed at the width and that…

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Posted on August 14, 2011 at 2:50pm

Signing Language with Arthur

Another great resource posted on my blog: Signing for Life 

Arthur teaches kids how to sign their letters and some basic words online...he even teaches them how to sign their names. My boys thought this was pretty cool and enjoyed this very much.

Posted on July 21, 2011 at 2:18am

Free ASL font

Hi everyone! Just updated my blog with a few new resources. The last one from today includes info on downloading a free American Sign Language (ASL) font and how you can use it. Lots of fun ways you can use this to promote learning and literacy.  Signing for Life

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Posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:21pm

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At 6:43pm on October 27, 2012, Melinda said…
Thanks for the comment Megan, I will be sure to come back regularly for great advice and ideas for keeping busy boys busy!!!
At 11:47pm on October 26, 2012, Crystal Rapinchuk said…
Thanks Megan! :)
At 8:56pm on August 25, 2012, HearMyHands said…

Hi Megan,

Thank you!

I saw your site & articles on using ASL with your family. Very nice.

I love learning ASL and teaching others. We are teaching our young daughter ASL and at 17 months we just roughly counted this weekend and she has over 30 words! how cool! To share this great joy I started my blog in honor of her. I now provide tips for others, 'how-to' articles and sell great sign language products to help teachers and families learn.
I'm also a speech-language pathologist who uses it in the school systems and privately.
Happy Signing!
Kristy

www.hearmyhandsasl.com

www.facebook.com/hearmyhands

At 9:36am on July 21, 2012, Jennifer Breedlove said…

Megan,

Thanks for welcoming me!  I am always glad to hang out with other boy moms!  

 

Jennifer

At 9:38pm on August 15, 2011, Rachel Hall said…
In my Kindergarten classroom we use sign language frequently as we do our school pledge, sight words, ABC's, and in giving directions, and during transitions.  I love that not only is it another language, but it incorporates movement that those young bodies need.  It's amazing how quick they catch on.  We also have a large number of students at our school that the visual that sign language brings helps their understanding of directions and what you are asking them to do. 
At 1:25am on August 1, 2011, Savannah Rucker said…

Wow, I didn't know that, about the ASL and other languages. I'm an aspiring polyglot, so I'll keep it in mind for both myself and future students! Once I get my degree, I want to go into Teach For America. I also would like to teach ESOL in Asia and possibly (although I'm not exactly sure yet) the Peace Corps. Eventually I'd like to settle in a public or private school in the North East teaching k-2. I've only had experience really teaching second graders, being involved in a program called Agriculture in the Classroom, and it was an absolute joy. This is my plan! Thanks for the welcome!

-Savannah

At 12:04am on August 1, 2011, Savannah Rucker said…
Hello! I actually do not have students yet. I'm in my junior year of college for Special/Elementary/ESOL Education. I begin field work next semester and will get to student teach next fall. I'm very excited! I am very OCD about planning ahead, though, which is why I'm on here reading about teaching and collecting ideas for when I finally get to run my own classroom.
Thank you for the welcome!
-Savannah
At 1:26am on July 25, 2011, Annie Moffatt said…

Thank you so much!  I really appreciate your sweet words:)

 

At 10:23pm on July 9, 2011, The Activity Mom - Nicole said…
Welcome to the alphabet group! =)
At 10:13pm on July 4, 2011, teachmama--amy said…
Hi, Megan!! SO exciting for us to have you here!! Looking forward to learning from you and hope that you find 'we teach' as strong and supportive community as we all do and that you find tons of ideas that work for you! LOVE your blog and your work, my friend--we are totally lucky to have you here!
If you get a second in the next few days, please update your profile--add a photo, some info, and join any and all groups that interest you! And welcome!
Have a super week!
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