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American Sign Language: "school"

The sign for "school" uses loose flat hands. You lower your dominant hand onto your base hand twice as if clapping.


Memory Aid:
Think of a teacher clapping her hands to get the student's attention.
Other meanings:  "Academic" 
Handshape:  loose "flat" hands. (Or even "5" hands, but the fingers tend to be together.)
Location: In the neutral signing space in front of the body
Orientation: Right hand faces down.  Left hand faces up.
Movement:  "Clap" the hands together twice.  (Do it quietly. No need to make noise. Duh.)

Note: There is a separate and specific sign for "Deaf School" that initializes the sign "SCHOOL" with "i" handshapes.


Also see: COLLEGE

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