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Moses Goes to School (Moses Goes)

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A day at a school for the deaf is like a day at any school

Moses goes to a special school, a public school for the deaf. He and all of his classmates are deaf or hard-of-hearing, but that doesn't mean they don't have a lot to say to each other! They communicate in American Sign Language (ASL), using visual signs and facial expressions. Isaac Millman follows Moses through a
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 29th 2000 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Lisa  Skripps
Oct 29, 2009 Lisa Skripps rated it really liked it
In Moses Goes to School, Isaac Millman introduces readers to Moses, a young boy who goes to a special school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Moses’s class is made up of children from around the world who have one special thing in common; they all are either deaf or have trouble hearing without the help of hearing aids. Readers go through a typical school day with Moses as he plays during recess, writes a letter to his pen pal, and shares about his summer with his friends. Millman a ...more
Crystal Marcos
Jun 02, 2011 Crystal Marcos rated it liked it
Moses is the main character of Moses Goes books. I checked out this book, because I wasn't able to get Moses Goes to a Concert for a picture book club I participate in. This month's theme is Persons Facing Physical Challenges. The group thread can be found here: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/5...

I appreciate the author's note. I would be lost on what exactly ASL is without it. In the notes, I also found out that the author actually visited NYC J.H.S 47 School for the Deaf. Here he thanks a
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Dolly
Sep 21, 2011 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We've read several books in the Moses series by Isaac Millman. They are fun and informative, teaching children what it is like to be deaf. We liked this book about Moses's school; the illustrations are very detailed and colorful. I thought it was interesting how Moses writes a letter first, using ASL terminology and then "translates" it into English. And our girls loved that they sang, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." It's a song that we've sung many times together, especially in the car. We enjoy ...more
Caitlin Barclay
Moses is deaf and goes to a special school for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. He loves everything about his school! He tells the reader all about what he and his classmates do throughout the day. As the story goes through a typical day in a Kindergarten classroom, readers are given illustrations of how deaf children learn things like music. It offers great knowledge about the experience of being deaf and also teaches some sign language. This informational book illustrates how a person ...more
Bianca Arias
Dec 04, 2014 Bianca Arias rated it it was amazing
Moses Goes to School gives an amazing look into a school solely for children who are deaf. The story takes readers through a day in the school. During the day they get to write letters to their pen-pals. They struggle to write the letters because they are learning English which is very different from American Sign Language (ASL). The kids also learn a new song--Take Me Out to the Ball Game-- which they get to feel vibrations of through a boom box.

This book obviously works to help bring an unders
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Taylor O'Connor
Dec 01, 2014 Taylor O'Connor rated it really liked it
Moses Goes to School by Isaac Millman is an extremely unique take on a day in the life of a student who is deaf/hard of hearing. Moses, who appears to be your typical student, who takes the bus, and has many friends is actually attending a school comprised of only students who can not hear. However, Moses shows no handicaps when it comes to life, interacting with everything that you and I would react with on a day to day basis.
The text is there to guide the reader along Moses's journey through
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Rhonda Lee
Nov 23, 2014 Rhonda Lee rated it it was amazing
Moses goes ot school is about a young boy who attends a school with many other children who all have one thing in common. They are all deaf or have a hard time hearing, which they have hearing aids. Moses attends school and does just about everything else he would do at a regular school day. He goes to recess, writes a letter to a pen pal, helps a friend sing a sing through the vibrations and simple sign language. Moses has friends in which they all communicate through sign language (ASL) and ar ...more
Brenda  Roman
Nov 20, 2014 Brenda Roman rated it really liked it
The book is about Moses’s first day at a public school for the deaf. At the beginning of the day, he and his friends are signing about their summer. They translate ASL to English in order to email their Pen Pals. At the end of the day, Mr. Samuels brings in a boom box and they all sing take Me out to the Ball Game as they move to the vibrations of the song. Moses returns home to tell his mom he had a great first day!

The illustrations in Moses goes to school are interesting, utilizing no amount o
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Madison Jones
Nov 10, 2014 Madison Jones rated it really liked it
Moses is back in school after summer vacation and Millman describes a typical first day of school. Moses and his friends talk about what happened during the summer: a new baby sister, five hamster babies, new glasses, and a new hearing aid. They work on their computer skills; they practice reading and writing; and Mr. Samuels, their new teacher, brings in a boom box and the children have a great time singing and dancing. When the school day is over, Moses and his friends board the bus and share ...more
Rachel
Nov 09, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it
Moses Goes to School by Issac Millman is a children's book about a social conflict. The social conflict in this story is deaf segregation and how society views people with handicaps or social impairments. This story is all about a deaf student named Moses who has his first day of school at a hearing impaired school. This story just follows his day and shows us, as readers, that hearing impairments do not make someone "disabled" it merely makes them "this abled".

The pictures in this story are co
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Kathryn Herbert
Nov 03, 2014 Kathryn Herbert rated it it was amazing
Moses Goes to School, a social issue picture book by Isaac Millman, opens young readers to the deaf community and learning more about American Sign Language. Millman introduces the audience to a young boy, named Moses, who attends his first day of class at a special school specifically for children who are deaf or hard of hearing. While all the students in the classroom are from around the world, they share one thing in common by communicating to the teacher and with each other through American ...more
Victoria Hawkins
Oct 26, 2014 Victoria Hawkins rated it liked it
A little boy named Moses goes to a school for the deaf. On the first day of school the children met up in a play ground across to street from the school. Once it is time for the children to go inside the children line up, while in the line the kids are signing to tell each other what happened over the long break. The students sat patiently while they waited to meet their new teacher named Mr. Samuels. Each and every student in the class has a hearing impairment. throughout the book it expresses ...more
Rachael Mack
Oct 25, 2014 Rachael Mack rated it it was amazing
Moses Goes to School gives an amazing look into a school solely for children who are deaf. The story takes readers through a day in the school. During the day they get to write letters to their pen-pals. They struggle to write the letters because they are learning English which is very different from American Sign Language (ASL). The kids also learn a new song--Take Me Out to the Ball Game-- which they get to feel vibrations of through a boom box.
This book obviously works to help bring an und
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Macy
Oct 24, 2014 Macy rated it it was amazing
This incredibly cute and fun read will engage readers and leave them with a smile on their faces. This book follows young, deaf Moses on his first day of school. Since Moses is deaf, he attends an all deaf school. The story goes on to describe the moments throughout his day at school like catching up with friends, signing songs, and learning. Moses ends his day by signing to his mom the full report of his fun filled first day of school.

Besides being cute and engaging, this book battles with the
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Tory Haberman
Oct 23, 2014 Tory Haberman rated it really liked it
Moses Goes to School by Isaac Millman is about a little boy named Moses and his first day at a public school for the deaf. The book goes through his day at school and when Moses first arrives at school, he and his friends are signing about their summer. Then later, you can find him and his classmates translating ASL to English in order to email their pen pals. At the end of the day, Mr. Samuels brings in a boom box and they all sign “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” as they move to the vibrations o ...more
Sophie
Nov 17, 2015 Sophie added it
This book is about a Deaf boy named Moses that goes to a Deaf School. It is the first day of school and he has fun catching up with his friends about what they did over the summer. They all sign. Some children are completely Deaf and some children wear hearing aids. They go through the school day signing all day and at the end of the day he goes home and tells his mom how much he loved school.
This is portraying Deaf children as just children. This is important for children, both hearing and Deaf
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Kirsten
Jul 08, 2015 Kirsten rated it liked it
Shelves: kids
This would be a great book to use in a classroom after an introductory book like a sign-language alphabet, since this shows ASL in context. Brief mentions throughout the book explain that ASL has different grammar and word order than spoken English, and shows Moses and his classmates “translating” ASL to written English. Diagrams even teach you how to sign “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” in ASL!

This book could also be a part of a First Day of School unit, depicting an environment that many child
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Bre Peoples
Dec 04, 2014 Bre Peoples rated it it was amazing
The book Moses Goes to School is about a young deaf boy names Moses and his average day at school. Unlike normal children, Moses goes to a school for deaf children. However they still communicate with each other but in American sign language. The children also use facial expressions and visual signs as well to communicate. At the end of the book ‘Take me out to the ball game’ is is illustrated in sign language to teach to children.
This book has a great purpose behind it and I really enjoyed it.
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Jennifer
Exceptional

While this book was a bit much to take in at times, I still loved this book. I like that it shows that deaf children are just like any other child and that it has ASL diagrams in the book. I always looked forward to getting to try the next sign. I appreciated that the book shows how a letter would look syntactically in ASL as well as in English. I feel like this book would be great to use with older kids if we had a child with a hearing aid in the class or if we wanted to do a donatio
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Kassidy Pine
Nov 04, 2014 Kassidy Pine rated it really liked it
Moses Goes to School is about a boy who has a hearing impairment that attends a school for children strictly who are deaf, hard-of-hearing or hearing impaired. The children come back from a long summer to communicated with each other and their teacher through sign language. The children write to pen pals to make a connection and also sign Take Me Out to the Ball Game.

This is a perfect contemporary realistic fiction picture book because it has the whole song of take me out to the ball game sign
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Melanie Abril
Nov 11, 2014 Melanie Abril rated it really liked it
Moses is just a regular kid who goes to a school for deaf children. This book shows a day in his school and what it is like. It really widens perspective and shows that schools like his are not really all that different, instead of using their mouths to communicate, they use their hands. This story is great for showing kids about different disabilities, specifically hearing impairments and explaining the differences and similarities they both face as students in school.

This book not only seeks t
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Clarissa
Dec 05, 2014 Clarissa rated it really liked it
Shelves: social-issues
Moses Goes to School by Isaac Millman is a story that follows a young student through his school day. Moses is going to school, he enjoys school and can't wait to see all of his friends. But Moses' school is different from a lot of schools in America, it is different because it is a school for the deaf. Moses and his friends talk with their hands, they use sign language in the classroom and at recess. Following Moses through his normal day is no different than following any other student Moses' ...more
Brandy Reed
Nov 11, 2014 Brandy Reed rated it really liked it
Going to school can be a hard task sometimes. Trying to fit in with friends, completing homework, and studying does not come easy to every student. However, school can be enjoyable for everyone in the right circumstances. “Moses Goes to School” is about a young boy and his adventures he has in the classroom. Moses has many friends, he loves his teachers, and he enjoys learning. One special element of the book is that Moses attends a school for the deaf. He does not have his hearing and neither d ...more
Olivia
Feb 25, 2015 Olivia rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Moses Goes to School is a book used for 1st or 2nd graders. I personally loved this book. Even though the language wasn't as rich as the other books I read, I think this shines a light on a diversity that may be overlooked. This book talks about a little boy that goes to school with the deaf culture. Throughout the book, it talks about how Moses learns how to communicate through his hands. At the bottom of the pages, there are teaching objectives. There are pictures of hand motions of how to lea ...more
Rebecca Sherod
Nov 07, 2014 Rebecca Sherod rated it really liked it
Throughout this book, the reader gets to experience the school day of a little boy named Moses. Although this is a typical school day for Moses, it is not a typical school because he attends a school for the deaf and hard of hearing. All of the children that attend have a problem hearing, but their day at school is just like any other.
The pictures throughout this book enhance the story. Besides the pictures depicting the text, each page of this book has an insert, with Moses showing the reader
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Sarah Baxter
Moses Goes to School by Isaac Millman is a wonderful book that informs the reader about the daily life of a deaf person. Moses and his classmates go to a public deaf school. In this particular book it is the first day of school and everyone is excited and signing about their summer vacations. This book is also very informative with how they describe a deaf persons day. While reading this book I learned that ASL is different that the regular english language and is not a direct translation. Peopl ...more
Hailey Phay
Nov 05, 2014 Hailey Phay rated it really liked it
Moses goes to a school for the def. and today is his first day back after summer vacation, and Moses is really excited to see all his friends. and his new teacher who teaches them how to sign "take me out to the ball game" by feeling the vibrations of the music. This book also includes how to sign a sentence on every page so you can sign like Moses.

this is a great book that shows that kids who have a disability are just like you and me, they talk about the same things that we go and have the sam
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Nicole
I really enjoyed this story about a student who is hard of hearing and attends a public school for the deaf. It's a fun, simple story that talk about Moses' day within his school. I especially appreciated the images of vocabulary in sign language, Moses' explanation of how ASL is different than English (which helped me to better understand why things seem grammatically off at times), and the grand diversity found throughout. I also can't forget to mention how nostalgic I became upon noticing the ...more
Jamal Scott
Nov 10, 2014 Jamal Scott rated it really liked it
On the front cover of the book there's a picture of moses walking in the hallways. On the back there's a picture of a hallway. The title is colorful with his name on pins. On the inside of the cover there's a description of the story. On some of the pages there's a picture on the bottom describing how to read arrows and symbols.

Moses goes to a special school. It is a public school for the deaf. Everyone in his class communicates in American sign language.
Joy Wygant
Oct 06, 2015 Joy Wygant rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kids-books
I stumbled upon this book at the children's library and was really pleasantly surprised - my parents are deaf, and now having children of my own, it was really exciting to find a book that I could read to my kids so that they can better understand and appreciate their grandparents' handicap. I think it's better suited towards slightly older kids (mine are 3 and 6) so I plan to reread this book again with them as they grow up.
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