Sunshine, flowers and… rain! Mother Nature continues to fill up our rivers and reservoirs. I am thankful that the threat of drought is behind us and am excited to enjoy all the summer water recreation that Idaho has to offer. If you are interested in an ASL whitewater float trip, let us know as plans for one is in the works! (The excuse “I can’t swim” won’t work because I can’t either! ;))
Summer class schedule now available
The summer class schedule has been set. More classes may continue to be added. We will be offering classes for adults, kids, and this year we will also be offering classes for teens! Contact us for more information. If you are looking for a beginning level adult (or children 10+) we have one starting Thursday, May 25th and another starting Thursday, June 15th. The summer schedule will be posted on our website very soon. Feel free to email us for more information.
Monthly Signing Social
Another fantastic signing social, I look forward to these so much! Thank you, once again, for letting me be part of your journey. Our next signing social will be this Friday, May 19th at 6 pm at Idaho Pizza Company on Fairview in Meridian. Address is 405 E. Fairview Ave, Meridian. Non-signers always welcome too!
Deaf Community Easter Eggstravaganza
This event was a tremendous success!! Many, many thanks to all of my students who volunteered their time at this event, we could NOT have done it without you! Special thanks to Ken, Tessa and Sam O’Donnell who saved the day with their van! I am already looking forward to next year.
Summer camp for kids at Rocky Mountain high school
I am so excited that Rocky Mountain HS ASL Club will be offering an ASL camp again this year! It is for children ages 4-12 years old. There will be two sessions: June 6th-8th and August 1st-3rd. The Camp is from 9 am to 2 pm. My children participated last year and absolutely loved it! If you would like more information, email: rockymountainASL@gmail.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
These past few weeks I have had family, friends, and students invite me to join them on rafting trips and other water related activities that will be coming up this summer. I explained to them that not only can I not swim, I also have to take my cochlear implants off when I am in the water, which means it becomes difficult for me to communicate with those around me who do not sign.
As a child, I would often avoid these type of activities because I did not like feeling left out. As a Deaf person, I truly appreciate family and friends who make an effort to learn sign and include me in activities. Do you know someone who would appreciate this inclusion as well? Would you like an opportunity to get involved in these type of events with people who sign? My challenge for you is to step out of your comfort zone and make it happen. We are here for you when you are ready!
“Deafness need not be isolating, for isolation is deafening” -Tara Adams