Hello, my name is Courtney Vipperman. For the past fifteen years I have been an owner/operator of a home daycare. I would teach each child from the age of 2 & up and assist the older children with their homework and additional work during the summer to better prepare everyone for their schoolwork. I have home schooled my own children as well. Along with teaching children regular school curriculum, I have felt it my calling to teach children at their level about the Lord. I am excited to be part of Utmost Academy co-op to help your student not only grow with standard education, but in God's Word as well!
American Sign Language
GRADE LEVELS: 1st-5th GRADE
Monday: 10:00-11:00 A.M.
Teaching ASL helps students become more engaged in learning in all areas. Signing involves physical movement, which adds a kinesthetic element to learning. This physical movement engages students’ bodies as well as their brains, giving them a more intensive and multi-sensory learning experience. In addition, the physical involvement in learning pays off. Studies show that when words are presented orally, visually, and kinesthetically (through sign language), students’ scores on vocabulary tests are significantly higher than their non-signing peers.
Signing is a powerful tool for behavior management in the classroom. Sign language requires eye contact, which automatically helps draw students’ attention to the teacher. When teachers use signs to cue transitions and new activities, students will be prepared to look and listen for new directions. Signing with students while they line up helps them stay actively engaged – and quiet – as they move through the hallways. Teachers who sign in their classrooms report that signing helps create a more harmonious environment.
For 1st to 5th grade your child will learn starting with simple words and working towards piecing together sentences by the end of the year.
Required Copy Fee: $10
Minimum: 5 students
Tuition: $50/month for 9 months
**Tuition will be reduced by $5/month when the minimum of 5 students is reached. If fewer than 5 students register for the class, you will be notified in early August. Classes of fewer than 5 students may still be offered, but are not guaranteed.