1 week down, 2 more to go!

Building a "spider web". They had to say 1 thing about themselves.
Happy Friday everyone!  

Today marks the end of week 1 for us here in La Guaria! It fleeeew by, and believe it or not, in just a week’s time the kids have expanded their English abilities immensely from where they started.

Coming in with little to no English the kids can now carry on a basic conversation and ask and respond to a bunch of questions (they’ve got mad interviewing skills!!) such as:
“What’s your name?”
“How are you?”
“What do you do?”
“Where do you live?”
“How old are you?”
“Do you have any ______(brothers, sisters, pets, etc)?”

Practicing asking each other questions
One of their favorite activities from the week was to play charades with the occupations. We had two teams racing against one another to be the first to guess who their actor/actress was mimicking. The signal to start acting was to call out “What do you do?” They really got into the roles and had a blast!

Practicing Occupations via Charades
Drawing community maps to answer "What do you live?"

Practicing numbers

On a different note during today's lesson on family, some of the students struggled today with the difference between when to use “do” vs “does” in forming a question. The third person in English seems to be a bit difficult! We’ll have to go over it again. I just hope that they remember to look over their English during the weekend!

Drawing their families

As far as next week goes, we’re going to jump right in learning about physical characteristics and how to describe oneself!