IDEA's scholars who are studying American Sign Language with Sign With Me's Tammy Whitaker enjoyed the opportunity to demonstrate their skills while spreading holiday cheer last month. ASL scholars made a trip to a local assisted living facility and signed four Christmas and inspirational songs: "Happy Christmas" by John Lennon, "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers, "Mary, Did You Know?" as arranged by Ceelo Green," and "Silent Night" as arranged by the Temptations.
"Our audience was singing and clapping with appreciation," said Ms. Whitaker. She hopes the scholars will have the opportunity to perform again during Black History Month or in the Spring at IDEA.