In this lesson, we will be learning signs where the Handshape is the ‘open 8’. Your hand should look like this illustration with your middle finger dropping down slightly. This is very similar to the ‘5-hand’ with only the middle finger being different.
REMEMBER, making a clear sign is very important as you are teaching others how to do it. The Palm Orientation is facing out and the drawing shows how your hand should look to someone who is in front of you. The Location is in front of your dominant shoulder and there is no Movement.
Now, here are some signs that are all made with the same ‘open B’ handshape!
SMART (dominant hand)
EXCITED (both hands)
LIKE (dominant hand)
SICK (dominant hand)
PAY ATTENTION (two hands)
5 lessons are complete. Make sure you review the previous 4 lessons. You want to keep your sign vocabulary growing! I hope you are enjoying these lessons. Please let me know what you think in the comments area. HAPPY SIGNING!