It's a new experience having an interpreter in your classroom. I get it. I've been there (as both the teacher and the interpreter). I'm hoping these tips can help make the transition smoother for all of you.
Tips for working with Deaf Signing students:
Also, while captions are a necessity, remember they may not provide adequate access (because of the speed of the speech, the accuracy of the captions, or the student's English skills). So, when showing a movie or video, if the interpreters need to work you will need to leave lights on so that interpreters can be seen. The student will also need to able to see the interpreter during assemblies, plays, readings, etc.
Give your interpreters materials *as early as possible* as they will do a better job if they've read the book/worksheet/test and can ask you content questions if they want to know about what you are asking.
Here are some tips according to Sara Novic (a Deaf author and assistant Professor at University of Stockton):
* Don't say "never mind."