Last night I had my second sign language class of this semester. Last semester there were thirty students in the class. This semester there are ten. It’s nice having fewer, though. Not only can I see better (direct vision of the teacher is, obviously, a must for a signing class), but I already know the names of everyone in class.
We have triple the load of homework this semester! When I got the schedule I saw that we have a quiz on the day I will miss class for our family reunion in Mexico. The papers said that the only way students could do make-ups for quizzes was for an emergency like a funeral. So it looked like I would have to stay home. L Well, I emailed the teacher just to check, and she said she would be willing to work with me so that I could go! That is very kind of her, especially since a signing test isn’t just a written test that can be easy to make up.
Last night in class we were working on describing objects using classifiers. It struck me as particularly funny that we were all unconsciously doing sound effects… Like when describing an air pump, “Puuuugh”. LOL
My new carpool friend from class seems very nice. She is also a Christian and was home schooled for part of her schooling. I actually got to listen to Christian music on the way to class (last week I was stuck with rock love songs…). She had on a CD by a group of four young men who sing a capella. They are great! They even do sound effects so it nearly sounds like they have a drum and keyboard.