These second-graders start their school day by greeting their deaf teacher in sign language. Kim Peyton, who is deaf and uses a bilateral cochlear implant, is a special education teacher at Gregory School in Long Branch, NJ. Every morning, her class – which is a mixture of regular and special ed students – wait in line to greet their teachers. But unlike most schools, they do it in sign-language, despite many of the students not natively speaking the visual language. The heart-warming video clip was filmed as students returned to school for the start of the new year. Kim, their special ed teacher, can be seen stood at the doorway of the classroom with her students patiently waiting in line. And as each student gets to the front, they jump naturally into conversation with her in fluent sign-language as if second nature. Each student says hello and the pair wish each other a good day, before hugging and entering the room.

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