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Fri Mar 4, 2016, 01:50 AM

5th-Graders Ditch Recess For Sign Language Club So They Can Chat With Deaf Classmate

For these students, connecting with a classmate was far more important than playtime.

Rhemy Elsey, a fifth-grader at Mark Bills Middle School in Peoria, Illinois, is deaf and primarily uses sign language to communicate, along with the help of an interpreter, WMBD reported. Some of his fellow fifth-graders decided to give up their recess once a week to form an American Sign Language club in order to chat more effectively with Rhemy.

According to WMBD, it's been a few months since the club was formed and his classmates' participation has delighted Rhemy.

"It's like they want to be like me." he told the outlet.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/fifth-graders-ditch-recess-for-sign-language-club-so-they-can-chat-with-deaf-classmate_us_56d06c1ee4b0bf0dab31c1cc?

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Fri Mar 4, 2016, 01:30 PM

1. GREAT news!

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