Her son Theodore, 7, said he enjoys being with his mother and likes to be able to sign.

In the club's previous session, Ropp taught the kids a chapter from a book, "Signing Fun,"' hen had them play a game to test their skills.

This session, she's relying on games more as a teaching tool.

"It's fun because we get to play games and learn," said second-grader Holly Gardner.

Natalie Lanasa, 8, has been in the club since the club began last fall. She said "Go Fish" is her favorite card game because, "it's not like the regular Go Fish."

"We get to learn in a fun way," she said

Another card game, "See It and Sign It" allows the kids to develop a 60-word ASL vocabulary.

Mary Angell, 7, said she enjoys learning something new.

"I get to learn different signs and different things about signing," she said. "I like to get to experience things that other people do who can't speak."

Ropp said her goal for the end of the club is to get all seven children to tell a story in ASL.

She has given them three story books that they're working on to tell the story with sign language.

"Hopefully, they'll have it ready for the last session, so their parents can see," Ropp said.

Her hope is that they will be able to interpret three different stories in their final presentation on April 19, the last day of the club.