All the World is Made of Faith and Trust and Pixie Dust!

Good evening! Hope everyone is having a great day!

Last week I told you guys that I wanted to learn a song, because I saw some other people doing it and I thought it was a great idea so I “stole” it. I didn’t tell you what song I decided to learn last week, and I thought about it for a while. I got a song stuck in my head and I thought “what a perfect song to learn, if its stuck in my head anyways might as well”, also I really like the song. The song I learned in ASL was “Lost Boy” by Ruth B.

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This song was a bit tricky for me to learn and it took a lot of practice. I only new a sign or two going into it, so I had a lot to learn. One thing I enjoyed about learning a song is that I learned a bunch of new words that I would have otherwise probably have not gotten too for a while. To learn this song I went to Youtube and looked up people who have done the song. The first one I went to was “ASL How to for Lost Boy” then I went to “Lost Boy by Ruth B in Sign Language” to see if how they did it, and I noticed they did it somewhat differently so I kind of mixed them together once I did my video. Before I made my video I also checked out “Lost Boy by Ruth B in ASL” to see if this girl did it a different way, but hers was the same as the second. Oh but there was this one “Lost Boy – ASL Cover” that I looked at, and it confused the heck out of me, I am too much of a newb for it, lol!

Unfortunalty my attempt is no where as good as the ones I have listed but I did try! Check it out below!

I now there is a bit of a glitch in my video, and that is because I had to edit it and put in the last bit of the song. I had too many interruptions and after restarting the video 9 times I decided just to edit it. My cat kept scratching at the door, my Fiancé kept yelling at the cat, people were coming in and out of the house, and my dogs decided to bark. So, yeah I got annoyed, so I just finished the ending and edited in.

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As for next week I have no idea what to do! I need ideas, and if you have any, please comment and let me know. Maybe its something you want to see done.

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15 thoughts on “All the World is Made of Faith and Trust and Pixie Dust!

  1. Robbi Nace Keller

    You did a beautiful job with this! I’m not sure what to suggest for next week, maybe holding a conversation with another ASL learner?

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      1. Robbi Nace Keller

        I understand how that is. It is so hard to put ourselves “out there” when we are learning, imagine what some of our students are feeling! Maybe you could sign a literary piece (like your favourite poem or a short story)?

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  2. Your signing to Lost Boy is amazing! It is evident you have put a lot of time into practicing and have learned so much in so little time. My suggestion for next week would be to sign to a children’s book combining signs you have learned already and maybe adding some new ones such as Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? Could sign both the animals and/or colours you learned previously. Another idea, would be to sing a children’s song and do the signs along with it. You could do Old McDonald Had A Farm using the animals you have already learned and incorporating some new ones. Just a few ideas that I had. You are doing great. Keep up the good work!

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  3. WOW! This is impressive Sydney and great song choice! I love it :’) You did an amazing job with signing a song. Thanks for sharing the links where you learned from, I will definitley look into these!!!!! I really want to sign a song now!!! I don’t know if I can brave it like you and the others did! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Just to be clear, its not me signing, I’m just signing with the song. (I am signing to myself) But it is really fun and cool to learn. I would defiantly recommend it. I learned this song from others, but if you feel up to it, to learn a song that hasn’t been done before, if you like a challenge.

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  5. Sydney, I wonder while you were learning the song did you notice that a lot of the words were left out, and you didn’t sign that many? I definitely noticed that with nursery rhymes! But your video is great, and it would have took a lot of courage learning a whole song like this! I really wish I would have pushed myself out of my comfort zone and did more videos. Great blog post!

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    1. Yes there were many words left out but that is how ASL is, which is different from SEE which is Signing Exact English and PSE which is Pidgin Signed English. The last two forms go further with signing to singing every word where as ASL is different in that sense where you don’t sign every word.

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