Elementary school students learning sign language to welcome kindergartner who's deaf

Students have been learning signs to help their new classmate, Morey, feel welcome.


Students at Dayton Consolidated School in Maine have been learning sign language to help a new classmate feel welcome.

Morey Belanger is the first deaf student to ever attend the school.

Signs have been posted around the school showing how to make different words using sign language.

"They probably know at least 15 signs, if not 20," said Debby Gallant, a district staff person.

It's been a reassuring experience for Shannon Belanger, Morey’s mother.

"(It just) makes you feel like she’s in the right place," she said.

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