Saturday, November 10, 2007

Lesson Update

With my Grade 4, 5 and 6 classes, there is a curriculum that I have to follow. My co-teachers are great because they allow me to spice things up and sometimes I create my own lessons from scratch. But I still keep the main objective of the chapter in mind.

For example, for my Grade 6 classes, we had a chapter called - "Will you help me, please?" and I made it into a Shrek theme. For Grade 5, when I taught past tense, I had a Tom & Jerry theme. (Kids here love T & J).

For my Kindergartens, I'm teaching them "Eensy Weensy spider..." ("itsy bitsy" was too difficult for them.) And I'm teaching them with my special needs class.

For the after school Hope Start program, I covered "shapes" and for an activity, we drew Spongebob Squarepants (another very popular character here). Just look at what a fantastic teaching aid this little character can be - look at all the circles, squares, rectangles etc there are! Needless to say, the kids loved it!

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