Signing Time! (season 1)

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The following is a list of quotes from the first season of Signing Time!

My First Signs [1.01][edit]

Rachel: Eat or food. It's just like you're putting food to your mouth. Eat.
Rachel: Milk. It's like you're milking a cow. Milk.
Rachel: Water. Your fingers make a W at your chin. Water.
Rachel: Ball. Just like you're patting a ball. Ball.
Rachel: More. Just put your fingers together. More.
Rachel: Bird. It's like a bird's beak. Bird.
Rachel: Cat. It's like you're touching its whiskers. Cat.
Rachel: Dog. You can pat your leg or pat and snap. Dog.
Rachel: Fish. You make your hand swim like a fish. Fish.
Rachel: Car. It's like you're driving a car. Car.
Rachel: Airplane. Make your hand like an airplane heading toward the sky. Airplane.
Rachel: Want. Just like you grab it and pull it to you. Want.
Rachel: Shoes. Tap your fists together like a pair of shoes. Shoes.
Rachel: Flower. It's like you're smelling a flower, side to side. Flower.
Rachel: Mom. Put your thumb to your chin. Mom.
Rachel: Dad. Same as mom, but on your forehead.
Rachel: Baby. It’s just like you’re holding a baby. Baby.
Rachel: Sleep. Bring your hand over your sleepy face. Sleep.

Playtime Signs [1.02][edit]

Rachel: Friend. Hook your fingers together and then switch them. Friend! Play. Shake your hand with your thumb and pinky. Play.
Rachel: Train. Slide your fingers like a train on a track. Train.
Rachel: Doll. Brush your curved finger on your nose. Doll.
Rachel: Bike. It's like you're pedaling a bike. Bike.
Rachel: Bear. It's like a bear hug, and then you scratch. Bear.
Rachel: Please. Your flat hand goes around and around because you really want something. Share. Slide your hand back and forth like you're dividing it up. Some for you and some for me. Share. Your turn. My thumb and finger reach toward you. Your turn. My turn. My thumb and finger come to me. My turn. Thank you. The thanks comes from me and goes to you. Thank you.
Rachel: Book. Just like you're opening a book. Book. Read. It's like your fingers are reading the book. Read.
Rachel: Socks. Slide your fingers pointing down at your socks.
Rachel: Yes. Your fist rocks like you're nodding yes. No. Close your two fingers to your thumb. No, no, no.
Rachel: Thirsty. Your finger shows the drink going down. Drink. It's just like you're drinking out of a cup. Drink.
Rachel: Dirty. Wiggle your fingers under your chin like your chin is dirty. Dirty. Clean. Wipe your hand clean. Clean.
Rachel: Potty. Tuck your thumb between your fingers and shake it. Potty.
Rachel: Wash hands. Pretend you're washing your hands. Wash hands.
Rachel: Bath. It's like you're washing your body. Bath.
Rachel: Hurt. Point your fingers together or you twist them. Hurt. Sorry. Circle your fist around your chest like you're really, really, sorry. Sorry.
Rachel: Go. Throw your fingers toward where you want to go. Go. Stop. One hand stops the other hand. Stop.
Rachel: Wait. Wiggle your fingers like you're waiting, waiting, waiting.
Rachel: Grandma. Just like the sign for mom, but it bounces forward. Grandma. Grandpa. Just like the sign for dad, but it bounces forward. Grandpa.

Everyday Signs [1.03][edit]

Rachel: Hungry. Your hand shows that you want food to go down to your tummy.
Rachel: Apple. Twist your knuckle on your cheek. Apple.
Rachel: Cookie. Show the shape of a cookie on your hand. Cookie.
Rachel: Cereal. It's like you're wiping cereal off your chin. Cereal.
Rachel: Banana. It's like you're peeling a banana. Banana.
Rachel: Bread. Show the slices of bread on the back of your hand. Bread.
Rachel: Cheese. Swish your hands back and forth. Cheese.
Rachel: Cracker. Knock your fist on your elbow. Cracker.
Rachel: Ice cream. It’s like you’re eating an ice cream cone. Ice cream.
Rachel: Candy. Twist your finger right under your cheek. Candy.
Rachel: Help. It’s a thumbs up on your hand. I can help you, or you can help me.
Rachel: Full. It’s like you’re full up to here. Full.
Rachel: Hot. Pretend you're taking something hot out of your mouth. Hot.
Rachel: Cold. It's like you're shivering.
Rachel: Dry. Your finger drys off your chin. Dry! Wet. It’s just like you’re grabbing water with your hands. Wet.
Rachel: Like. Take your thumb and middle finger and pull it back. Like. Don’t like. It’s the same as like, then you throw it away. Don’t like.
Rachel: Day. Your hand is like the sun going across the sky. Day. Sun. Your finger draws the sun, then shows its rays. Sun.
Rachel: Night. Your hand is like the sun going down behind the mountain. Night. Moon. Make a moon shape on your cheek and put it up in the sky. Moon. Stars. Slide your fingers pointing up at the stars. Stars.
Rachel: Happy. Your hand shows the happiness you feel in your heart. Happy. Laugh. Your fingers draw smiles on your face. Laugh.
Rachel: Sad. Bring your open hand over your sad face. Sad. Cry. Your fingers show the tears coming down your face. Cry.
Rachel: Boy. It’s like you’re grabbing your hat. Girl. Your thumb slides to your chin.

Family, Feelings and Fun [1.04][edit]

Rachel: House. You show the roof and two walls.
Rachel: Home. It’s where you eat and where you sleep.
Rachel: Family. You make two Fs and make a circle.
Rachel: Brother. You sign boy and stack your pointers.
Rachel: Sister. Sign girl.
Rachel: Son. You sign boy and then rock your baby.
Rachel: Daughter. You sign girl and then rock your baby.
Rachel: Uncle. Circle a U by your forehead. Uncle.
Rachel: Aunt. You circle an A by your chin. Aunt.
Rachel: Cousins. Sign a C by your chin for a girl cousin and a C by your forehead for a boy.
Rachel: Tree. You make your arm look just like a tree.
Rachel: Wind. It's just like your hands are feeling the wind.
Rachel: Leaf. This hand is your leaf, and this is the stem. Leaf.
Rachel: Grass. It's like you're resting your chin in grass.
Rachel: Cloud. You take Cs and draw the shape of a cloud.
Rachel: Rain. Your fingers show the rain coming down.
Rachel: Snow. Your fingers are like the snowflakes.
Rachel: Coat. Well, it looks just like you're pulling on your coat.
Rachel: Boots. You make Bs and knock them together. Boots.
Rachel: Gloves. It’s just like you’re pulling on your gloves.
Rachel: Hat. Tap your head where you put the hat. Or hat, like you're putting it on your head.
Rachel: Feelings. You brush your middle finger right by your heart.
Rachel: Grumpy. You crinkle your hand over your face. Grumpy.
Rachel: Surprise. You show the surprise in your eyes!
Rachel: Silly. Use your thumb and pinky and brush your nose. ‘Cause you’re such a silly.
Rachel: Scared. Open up your fingers and show that you’re really scared.
Rachel: Excited. Remember feelings? Well, this is excited. It’s a lot of feelings!
Rachel: Sick. It's like your forehead or your tummy feels sick.
Rachel: Love. It’s like you’re hugging somebody you love.
Rachel: We had so much fun signing with you today. And here's some more signs about families: Mom, Dad, Grandma, and Grandpa. And more signs about things that you'd see outside: like bugs, or spiders, or butterflies. And more signs about feelings: tired, proud, sad, and happy. We love signing with you, and we can't wait to play again.

ABC Signs [1.05][edit]

Rachel: A. Make a fist, but keep your thumb on the side, and that kinda looks like a lowercase a.
Rachel: B. Put your palm out, tuck your thumb in. B.
Rachel: C. Curve your hand so it looks like a C.
Rachel: D. Put your pointer up. Looks like a little d, doesn't it? D.
Rachel: E. Curl up all your fingers really tight, and that's an E.
Rachel: F. Your thumb and your pointer touch, and the rest stand straight up. F.
Rachel: G. Looks like you're gonna squish something. It's G.
Rachel: H. Two fingers pointing out. H.
Rachel: I. Just point your pinky up, like the little letter i.
Rachel: J. Put your pinky up, and then draw a J. J.
Rachel: K. Put your two fingers up, and your thumb in between for a K.
Rachel: L. Just like the letter L.
Rachel: M. Put three fingers over your thumb. M.
Rachel: N. Two fingers over your thumb. N.
Rachel: O. It looks just like an O. O.
Rachel: P. It's just like K, but it tipped over. That's P.
Rachel: Q. Your pointer and your thumb point down. Q.
Rachel: R. Cross your fingers, and that's R.
Rachel: S. Make a fist, but this time, put that thumb in front. S.
Rachel: T. Put your first finger over your thumb. T.
Rachel: U. Two fingers up, and keep them together. U.
Rachel: V. Two fingers up, but they're apart. And that's a V.
Rachel: W. Three fingers up, and they look like a W.
Rachel: X. It's your thumb and your pointer and you squeeze them in. X.
Rachel: Y. Your thumb and your pinky. Y.
Rachel: Z. Take your pointer and draw a Z. Z.
Rachel: Okay. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10! We love signing with you, and we can't wait to see you again.

My Favorite Things [1.06][edit]

Rachel: Colors. Wiggle your fingers on your chin. And that’s the sign for colors.
Rachel: Red. Your lips are red, so you point to them and pull it down. And that's the sign for red.
Rachel: Orange. It's like you're squeezing an orange under your chin.
Rachel: Yellow. Make a Y and shake it. Yellow.
Rachel: Green. Make a G with your fingers and then shake it just a little bit. Green.
Rachel: Blue. Make a B and then twist it. Blue.
Rachel: Purple. You make the letter P, ‘cause purple starts with P, and then you shake it like this. And that's the sign for purple.
Rachel: Rainbow. First, you sign colors. Remember on your chin? And then draw the rainbow in the sky.
Rachel: Fruit. You make an F and you twist it right by your mouth.
Rachel: Strawberry. It’s like a strawberry on a stem. Strawberry!
Rachel: Pear. Show the shape of a pear.
Rachel: Peach. Your cheek is soft, just like a peach.
Rachel: Grapes. It’s like clumps of grapes on a vine.
Rachel: Watermelon. You know the sign for water. Now you thump a melon. Water. Melon.
Rachel: Vegetable. Make a V for vegetable, and then you tap it right by your mouth. Vegetable.
Rachel: Carrot. Like you're holding a carrot, and you chomp it off.
Rachel: Corn. It’s like you’re holding and eating corn.
Rachel: Lettuce. You tap your palm on your head. It’s called a head of lettuce.
Rachel: Bean. It can be a little bean or a string bean. Bean.
Rachel: Potato! It’s like a potato that you’re sticking a fork in. Potato.
Rachel: Walk. It's like your hands are walking.
Rachel: Run. Make two Ls, hook them together, and make them run.
Rachel: Sit. Here's your chair, and here's your legs, and you sit.
Rachel: Swing. Here's your swing, here's your legs, sit down and swing!
Rachel: Dance. Here's your stage, here's your legs. Dance.
Rachel: Sing. It's just like you're leading music right over your arm. Sing.
Rachel: Jump. Here's the ground, here come your legs, and jump! Jump.
Rachel: Swim. It's just like you're swimming through the water. Swim.
Rachel: Wow, you were really good at signing today. Now here's some more signs for foods: like soup or noodles. Or this one's kinda silly, because many people, they think it's a vegetable, but it's really a fruit, it's a tomato. Tomato. And here's some more signs for colors: like white, black, brown, and pink. That's my favorite. Pink. And more signs for activities: like work or practice. And you know, everybody's good at something, but sometimes you have to work, and sometimes you have to practice. We love signing with you. We'll see you soon.

Leah's Farm [1.07][edit]

Rachel: Farm. It’s an open hand that slides all the way from jaw to jaw like the fence across the front of the farm. Farm!
Rachel: Chicken. This is the sign for chicken. Make the sign for bird and then you peck at the ground. Chicken.
Rachel: Horse. Make your two fingers flap like a horse's ear. It's also an H for horse. Horse.
Rachel: Goat. Show the goat’s chin hair and its horns. Goat!
Rachel: Mouse! Take your pointer and brush the end of your nose, showing the mouse’s little nose. Mouse!
Rachel: Rooster! Make a 3 and put your thumb on your forehead! Looks just like a rooster’s comb. Rooster!
Rachel: Sheep! Take your two fingers and move it up your arm like you are shearing sheep. Sheep!
Rachel: Cow! Make a Y and put it up on the side of your forehead like a cow’s little horn. Can you sign cow?
Rachel: Donkey! Put your thumb on the side of your forehead and wave your whole hand like a donkey’s ear. Donkey!
Rachel: Pig! Put your hand under your chin and wave it like food dripping off a pig’s chin. Pig!
Rachel: Turkey! Take your thumb and pointer at your chin, pointing down like the turkey’s waddle. Turkey!
Rachel: Pet! Just like you are petting an animal. Pet!
Rachel: Here’s the sign for squirrel! It’s like a squirrel’s little teeth munching a nut. Squirrel!
Rachel: Duck! It’s just like bird but with two fingers to show the duck’s bill. Duck!
Rachel: Rabbit. Cross your arms and show the rabbit’s ears with your two fingers. Rabbit! Or you might see it signed like this. Rabbit!
Rachel: Snail! Show the snail slowly moving along your hand. Snail! Or show the snail and here’s his shell. Snail!
Rachel: Frog. Your fingers jump out like a frog jumping. Frog.
Rachel: Snake! Your two fingers move out like a snake’s tongue. Ooooo snake.
Rachel: Lizard! Make an L for lizard and run it up your arm. Lizard!
Rachel: Turtle! Your thumb is the turtle’s head and your other hand is the shell. Now make his head nod. Turtle!

The Great Outdoors [1.08][edit]

Rachel: Backyard. Sign “back” and show the space of the yard. Backyard.
Rachel: Explore! Just like you are looking and looking through a telescope. You can use one hand or two. Explore!
Rachel: Tent! Your index finger and pinky show the shape of a tent. And this is camping. It is almost the same as tent. Tent!
Rachel: Trail! Show the trail or the path. Trail!
Rachel: Bridge. Your arm is the bridge and your fingers show the supports for the bridge. Bridge.
Rachel: Stream! Sign water, then show it flowing down. For river, you show a lot of water. Stream.
Rachel: Forest. Just like ‘tree,’ but a whole forest full of them! Forest.
Rachel: Mountain! Sign rock and show how big it is! Mountain. Mountain!
Rachel: Porcupine! Show his body and his quills pop up! Porcupine.
Rachel: Raccoon! Make Vs and show the raccoon’s mask. Raccoon.
Rachel: Deer. Show the deer’s antlers. Deer!
Rachel: Bear. It's like a bear hug, and then you scratch. Bear.
Rachel: Owl! Make Os and show the owl’s eyes. Hooo hooo. Owl!
Rachel: Skunk! Your two fingers show the skunk’s stripe. Skunk. Skunk!
Rachel: Beaver. Show the beaver’s teeth gnawing on wood. Beaver.
Rachel: Wolf! Show the wolf’s snout! Wolf.
Rachel: Eagle! Make the eagle’s curved beak on your nose. Eagle!
Rachel: Fox! Make an F and twist it on his sneaky fox nose. Fox!
Rachel: Bug. Touch your thumb to your nose and your two fingers look like a bug's antenna. Bug.
Rachel: Ant. Some people just sign bug, or you can spell it: A-N-T. Ant.
Rachel: Fly! F, L, Y or swoop your hand like you’re catching a fly. Fly!
Rachel: Spider! Cross your hands and show the spider’s legs crawling. Oooo spider!
Rachel: Bee. Make an “F” and touch your cheek, then brush the bee off. Bee. Bee.
Rachel: Worm. Your finger is a worm inching across your hand. Worm.
Rachel: Mosquito! Make an F, touch your hand and smack it. Or show the long nose of a mosquito. Ooo mosquito!
Rachel: Caterpillar. Show the fuzzy little caterpillar crawling up your arm! Caterpillar.
Rachel: Butterfly. Cross your hands like the wings of a butterfly. Butterfly.
Rachel: Okay. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10! We love signing with you, and we can't wait to see you again.

The Zoo Train [1.09][edit]

Rachel: Rhinoceros. Use your pinky to show the rhino’s horn. Rhinoceros!
Rachel: Bat. Cross your arms like the bat’s wings. Bat.
Rachel: Seal! Clap the back of your hands like his flippers. Seal!
Rachel: Panda! Make a P and show the panda’s eye markings or spell it P A N D A. Panda! Panda.
Rachel: Hippopotamus. Show his teeth and his big mouth opening. Hippopotamus.
Rachel: Zebra. Make the stripes on the zebra. Zebra.
Rachel: Tiger! Your fingers show the stripes on his face. Tiger!
Rachel: Lion. Show the lion’s big mane! Lion.
Rachel: Monkey! Move your arms like a monkey. Monkey!
Rachel: Kangaroo! Hold your hands like you’re a kangaroo and bounce them. Kangaroo.
Rachel: Camel. You show the camel’s humps. Camel.
Rachel: Gorilla! Bang on your chest like a great big gorilla. Gorilla!
Rachel: Crocodile! Show his big mouth and his sharp teeth. Crocodile!
Rachel: Elephant! Here’s his trunk! And that’s the sign for elephant.
Rachel: Penguin! Put your hands out like penguin feet waddling. Penguin.
Rachel: Giraffe! Show his long neck. Giraffe!
Rachel: Starfish! Sign star, pointing up towards the stars. And fish, like a fish swimming. Starfish. Starfish!
Rachel: Shrimp! Your finger is like a little shrimp swimming. Shrimp!
Rachel: Lobster! Make scissors with your fingers like the lobster claws. Lobster!
Rachel: Crab! Take your two fingers and open and close them like crab claws. Or use your whole hand for big claws! Crab or crab.
Rachel: Octopus! Make the body and the legs. Octopus!
Rachel: Dolphin! Your finger is the dolphin’s nose diving through the water! Dolphin!
Rachel: Whale! Make a Y for the tail and splash it in the water! Whale!
Rachel: Shark! Oooooo. Show his fin in the water. Shark!

My Day [1.10][edit]

Rachel: Awake or wake up. Hold your thumb and finger next to your eyes, then open them. Awake. Wake up.
Rachel: Good morning. Sign ‘good’ from your chin to your hand, good. And ‘morning.’ Your arm is like the sun coming up. Morning. Good morning.
Rachel: Brush hair. Just like you’re holding a brush and brushing your hair. Brush hair.
Rachel: Comb hair! Shape your hand like a comb and comb your hair! Comb hair.
Rachel: Brush teeth. Your finger is the toothbrush. Then brush your teeth! Brush teeth.
Rachel: Floss teeth! It’s just like you’re flossing your teeth! Floss teeth.
Rachel: Clothes! Brush your open hands to show your clothes. Clothes.
Rachel: Get dressed. It is just like ‘clothes,’ but your hands take turns showing your clothes. Get dressed!
Rachel: Shirt! Pinch your shirt like this! Shirt.
Rachel: Shorts! You show where your shorts end! Or you can sign shorts. Shorts.
Rachel: Pants! Your hands brush the two pant legs. Pants!
Rachel: Sweater. Pretend you’re pulling on a sweater! Sweater.
Rachel: Dress! Your hands follow the shape of the dress. Dress!
Rachel: Skirt! Your hands follow the shape of your skirt. Skirt!
Rachel: Choose or pick! Your thumb and pointer finger pick something! Pick or choose.
Rachel: Pretend. Put your thumb on your opposite cheek and tap it with your fingers. Pretend!
Rachel: Imagination. Your hands show all the neat things in your imagination! Imagination.
Rachel: Game. Thumbs up, and your fists meet for a game. Game.
Rachel: Blocks. Hold your hands up and your thumbs tap showing the shape of a block. Blocks.
Rachel: Build. Put your hands on top of each other like you’re building up and up and up and up and up! Build.
Rachel: Puzzle! It’s like you are holding puzzle pieces and putting them in place! Puzzle.
Rachel: Fun. Your two fingers brush the tip of your nose and land on your other two fingers. Fun. Fun!
Rachel: Clean up! Brush your hand clean. Clean up.
Rachel: Pajamas. Sign "sleep", bringing your hand over your sleepy face and closing. Sleep. And then you sign clothes. Pajamas or sleep clothes.
Rachel: Bed. Pretend your hands are the pillow and put your head down on them. Bed.
Rachel: Pillow! Your hands fluff the pillow under your head. Pillow!
Rachel: Blanket. Pretend you're pulling a blanket up to your shoulders, or you can pull it all the way up. Blanket.
Rachel: Light. Your middle finger flicks your chin. Light! And you can show the light turning on or off. Light. On. Off.
Rachel: Good night. Remember ‘good?’ And ‘night.’ Your hand is like the sun going down. Good night.
Rachel: Dream! You show all the dreams inside your head. Dream!

My Neighborhood [1.11][edit]

Rachel: Playground! Sign play, pinky and thumb, and show the ground. Playground.
Rachel: Rollerskate! Your two fingers are the front wheels skating. And this is the sign for inline skates. Rollerskate!
Rachel: Picnic! Rub your hands together like you're excited to have a picnic! Picnic!
Rachel: Kite! This hand is the string and the other is the kite waving in the wind. Kite!
Rachel: Swing! Your two fingers swing on the other two. Swing!
Rachel: Slide! These two fingers slide down the others like a slide! Slide.
Rachel: Climb. Pretend you're climbing up a ladder. Climb.
Rachel: Sand! Feel the sand between your fingers. Sand!
Rachel: Helicopter. Your first two fingers and thumb make the body of the helicopter and these are the blades spinning. Helicopter!
Rachel: Bus. Reach up with your two fingers like you're holding the handrail as you ride through town, or you can ding for the next stop. Bus.
Rachel: Boat. Make your hands into the shape of a boat floating through the water. Boat.
Rachel: Motorcycle! Hold those handle bars and rev it. Vroom, vroom! Motorcycle.
Rachel: Slow! Draw your hand slowly up your other hand. Slow!
Rachel: Fast! Make your pointers pull back fast! Fast.
Rachel: Store! Your hands are in front of you like you are pushing a shopping cart but you shake them. Store!
Rachel: Buy. This is the sign for money, so buy is money that you give to someone. Buy.
Rachel: Stamp! Your two fingers are the stamp. Pretend to lick it and press it on the other two fingers. Stamp!
Rachel: Mail! Now your thumb is like the stamp being licked and put on the letter. Mail. A piece of mail or a letter.
Rachel: Library. Circle an L for library. Library.
Rachel: Story. Your fingers grab and slide like you're telling a neat story. Story.
Rachel: Office! Make Os and show the walls of the room, the front walls and the side walls. Office!
Rachel: Work! Tap your wrist on the other fist like it’s hard work. Work.
Rachel: Restaurant! Brush an R for restaurant on the sides of your mouth! Restaurant.
Rachel: Firefighter. Show the shield on the firefighter's hat. Firefighter.
Rachel: Police officer! Make a C and show the police officer's badge! Police officer.
Rachel: Doctor! Tap your fingers on your wrist, like a doctor taking a pulse. Doctor!
Rachel: Nurse! Just like doctor but an N for nurse taking a pulse. Nurse!

Time to Eat [1.12][edit]

Rachel: Grow! Your hand grows out of your other hand like a plant growing out of the ground. Grow.
Rachel: Garden. Show plants growing in a lot of places and show the area. You can show a flower garden, or a vegetable garden, or a garden full of plants. Garden.
Rachel: Every day! Make an A and slide your knuckles across your cheek a few times. Every day.
Rachel: Cook. This hand is the pan and this hand is like the food being turned over. Cook. Now cooking is something that is only safe to do with a grown up, it is also fun to pretend you are cooking, like Alex and Leah love to do.
Rachel: Kitchen. Sign "cook", and "room", show the walls of the room, or sign "cook", but with a K for kitchen. Kitchen. The kitchen is a neat place, but we must be extra careful and always be there with a grown up.
Rachel: Make! Stack your fists and twist them. Make! Make.
Rachel: Fork! Your fingers are like a fork poking your food. Fork.
Rachel: Plate! Pretend to set down a plate. Plate!
Rachel: Napkin. Pretend you’re wiping your mouth with a napkin! Wipe, wipe. Napkin!
Rachel: Knife. One finger is the knife, the other finger is the food. Knife. Be really careful!
Rachel: Spoon! Your two fingers scoop food out of your other hand. Spoon!
Rachel: Cup! Make the shape of a cup on your hand. Cup!
Rachel: Bowl. Show the shape of a bowl. It can be a small bowl or a big bowl. Bowl.
Rachel: Breakfast. Sign eat and morning, like your hand is the sun coming up. Eat, morning, breakfast.
Rachel: Lunch! Sign eat and noon. Your hand is the sun at high noon. Eat, noon, lunch!
Rachel: Dinner! Sign eat and night. Your hand is now the sun going down. Eat, night, dinner.
Rachel: Dessert. Make Ds, lay them down and tap them together. Dessert! It does not have to be sugary. It can be fresh fruit, or yogurt, or whatever your family enjoys.
Rachel: May I be excused? This is the sign ‘may’ or ‘can’ I (point to yourself) be excused (slide your hand across the other hand). May I be excused?
Rachel: Egg! Your two fingers are like the egg being cracked open. Egg!
Rachel: Sandwich! One hand is the bread, the other is the filling inside. Sandwich!
Rachel: Soup! Just like spoon, but bring the soup all the way up to your mouth. Soup!
Rachel: Popcorn! Your fingers alternate popping open like popcorn. Popcorn!
Rachel: Peas! Your finger shows the peas in the pod. Peas.
Rachel: Tomato! One hand is the tomato. The other hand starts at your chin (like the sign for red because the tomato is red) and it slices the tomato. Tomato!
Rachel: Salad! Your hands toss the salad! Or you can toss it with forks. Salad!
Rachel: Spaghetti! Your pinkies show the long winding spaghetti noodles. Spaghetti.

Welcome to School [1.13][edit]

Rachel: Crayons! Sign colors on your chin and then sign write, just like you’re writing. Crayons!
Rachel: Scissors! Pretend your fingers are scissors. Scissors!
Rachel: Paper! Brush your palms like there is a paper between them! Paper.
Rachel: Glue! Finger spell it. G L U E. Glue.
Rachel: Pen! Finger spell it. P E N. Pen!
Rachel: Pencil! Like you are holding a pencil. Touch your lip, and then write. Pencil!
Rachel: Table! Your arms pat into a table shape. Table!
Rachel: Chair. Make your fingers sit on the chair. Tap it for ‘chair.’ Leave them sitting for ‘sit.’ Chair.
Rachel: Backpack. Show the straps of your backpack. Backpack.
Rachel: School. Clap your hands like the teacher getting the class’s attention. School!
Rachel: Line up. Your hands show a long line of people. You can line up this way, or you can line up this way. Line up!
Rachel: Pay attention. Move your hands like you are showing someone what to pay attention to! Pay attention.
Rachel: Learn. Take the information from the page and put it in your head. Learn.
Rachel: Remember! Take your thumb from your forehead down to your other thumb. Like you’re remembering what’s in your head! Remember!
Rachel: Smart! Swing your middle finger up from your forehead showing how smart you are! Smart!
Rachel: Principal. Make a P for principal. Circle it and set it on your other hand. Principal!
Rachel: Teacher! Sign teach. Teach. And sign person. Teacher!
Rachel: Class! Make Cs for class and draw a circle with them. Class!
Rachel: Student! Sign learn and show that it is a person. A student is a person who learns. Student!
Rachel: Name. Using your first two fingers, you cross them. Name!
Rachel: Word! Thumb and pointer. One word or lots of words. Word.
Rachel: Write. It is just like you are holding a pen and writing. Write!
Rachel: Numbers! Twist your hands as you touch them together. Numbers.
Rachel: Count! Make an F and pretend that you are counting things in your hand. Count!
Rachel: Draw! Use your pinky and draw. Draw!
Rachel: Paint! Your hand moves just like a paintbrush. Paint!
Rachel: Read. Your two fingers trace the words on the page. Read.
Rachel: Quiet. Cross your hands and "shhh" all the noise. Quiet.
Rachel: Rest! Cross your arms over your chest and rest! Rest.
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