Sunday, September 10, 2006

Kindie on Monday

Romper Room, here I come. The school has recently added a kindergarten class. They haven't had any K classes in a long time because there is so much competition and it's completely different from regular English classes. It's more like baby-sitting, than teaching. The little ones have to be fed and take naps, not the normal teaching fare. Thankfully, I don't have to do those things. My part of the equation is a one-hour session teaching them 12 new words...sounds easy, but it's not. Imagine trying to explain new words to someone who has never heard English before! It requires the use of lots of body language and ya gotta have fun doing it. Five year olds have the attention span of a fruit fly. I'm going to have to play the clown and get them all involved. Getting them involved is one thing, keeping them on track is a totally different thing. I have only taught a K class one time, so this is gonna be intense. The little ones are so darn cute, as long as they don't go the potty in their pants!!!

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