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30 October 2006 @ 03:04 pm
something's gotta give...  
after a full week of dreading today's classes, they went uncharacteristically well.

my first two classes were the sixth graders. even though i'd had trouble explaining the game for the older kids to the teachers, the kids got it no problem once we started playing. combining a halloween vocab review with the other vocab they wanted in the lesson turned out better than i thought it would because the kids really DID remember the halloween vocabulary they learned last year. and the directions vocabulary was just challenging enough for them to have to work at the game i made (which is a TROGDOR game, thank you very much! kelly's got the best ideas!). i'd been told this school was a real pain, but i was happy that the older kids here are much more genki and willing to approach me than other sixth graders i've had. still, i haven't had the fifth graders yet, and they are usually the worst year, so we'll see how it goes.

after lunch, i had the second graders, who have a totally different lesson. their games involved running around and a little bit of halloween vocab they were already fairly good at, so it went well. even though that class has the crazy teacher from hell, it managed to go well, though i see a couple things i'll change to improve the game next time.

i'm here again tomorrow, and then another school on Wednesday, and a third one Thursday and Friday. i can't imagine the rest of the week will go as well as today did, but it definately boosts my confidence that today went much better than i thought it would.
Mood: bikkuri-shita
Shadowantisocial_shdw on October 30th, 2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
one - somethings got to give!
two - somethings got to give!
three - somethings got to give!
Leave your shoes at the door
sit down on the floor
it's time to learn some more!

can't learn much more
so glad we have Trogdor!

here we go, here we go, here we go

one - somethings got to give!
two - somethings got to give!
three - somethings got to give!

let your mind do the work
eat some notta for dessert
if not you'll go bizerk!

Shibs Viciouselectriccandle on October 30th, 2006 11:41 pm (UTC)
i'm glad to hear it went so well! good luck with your other classes--i'm sure you'll be great!
madbibliomancermadbibliomancer on November 2nd, 2006 06:18 am (UTC)
I wish I was a Japanese school child so you'd come to my school and I'd amuse you with crazy engrish