Sharing ideas and experiences about English teaching in Japan.
Just wanted to tell you about our shogakko bunkasai that was held this morning.For the past month I have been taking only the 5nensei classes so we have gotten to know each other pretty well. We did things like Days of the week, Months of the year, I can play...., Do you have a.... and numbers from 1 - 100. Anyway, some of these kids decided that they wanted to use the stuff we'd learnt together and make some presentations at the bukasai. They ended up doing the following:GROUP ONE - eikaiwa using Can you play..? and Do you have...? They then did days of the week and when their birthdays were. Finally they sang a counting song.GROUP TWO - made a newspaper called ALT shinbun. It was all about me and the lessons we did together. It was kinda embarrassing but very sweet.GROUP THREE - short play called Using English Everyday. The main character was a 5nensei and they followed her from home to school, to english class and back home again.GROUP FOUR - they did "3 little pigs" as a short play.All of this was done in English. I could see a BIG improvement from the first day we started practising their presentations, to today. I also noticed that they were more into using English than before. It all went off with a hitch, no mistakes at all. I was very proud of them.
Hey Jess! Thanks for writing in and sharing your story. It sounds like you have been busy. I'm glad that you and your students had a good time and a great experience. It is awesome when students get a chance and want to use what they have learned in class. I know what you mean when you say you are proud of them. It's a great feeling. Thanks again for sharing and keep us updated with things that you are doing and experiencing.
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