Class Recaps

Posted: September 11, 2010 in Class Recaps

Hey everyone, it’s been a long time since we’ve posted here, it’s been a busy few weeks. We’ve had four classes since our last post – on the 28th and 29th of August, followed by two more on the 4th and 5th of September. We got quite a bit more done during those classes – here’s a short recap:

Saturday, 28th August

About 4 kids turned up, because it was raining pretty heavily and a most of them couldn’t make it. The teachers had a really good class, teaching the kids about animals and using the tennis ball game to revise the last lesson. They read a new book, ‘The Alligator’s Secret’ and the kids really enjoyed it. We also had a new volunteer show up to help, Meena Auntie, which was a real boost.

Sunday, 29th August

The rain abated a little and 6 kids showed up for the class. We basically revised all that we taught the kids in the previous class, reinforcing the names of different animals and re-reading ‘The Alligator’s Secret’. We also encouraged them to write on the black-board a little, to help them remember the commonly-used words.

Saturday, 4th September

About 12 kids showed up, and the teachers started off with the tennis ball game. The children talked about their goals in life, and what they wanted to be when they grew up. There was also a repetition of the book ‘The Alligator’s Secret’, as well as the singing of a few nursery rhymes.

Sunday, 5th September

There were 7 children present on Sunday, and the kids learnt how to talk about their likes and dislikes, and ‘The Alligator’s Secret’ was read again. The children also sang ‘Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes’ as well as “If You’re Happy and You Know It’, which they really enjoyed.

Since this weekend is Ganesh Chaturti, we have decided to give a holiday for the children (and teachers) on the 11th and 12th of September. Happy Ganesh Chaturti and enjoy the weekend!

  1. Padma says:

    I do think one of the boys is getting more confident in speaking. He has moved out of the comfort zone of “My name is…” and moved to talk about favourite things. I can see the enthusiasm in some of the children which is very encouraging and keeps me going. I must also say a great big thanks to all the active volunteer teachers who are making this possible.

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