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Week 13 Our Wonderful English Corner

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摘要: Grade one:This week, Grade 1 was inside the classroom, due to the rain. They enjoyed a range of Western activities.We played an enjoyable game of charades. First the students had to guess what AnimalM ...
Grade one:
This week, Grade 1 was inside the classroom, due to the rain. They enjoyed a range of Western activities.

We played an enjoyable game of charades. First the students had to guess what AnimalMr Orlando was acting out. Then the students; when feeling confident, would come to the front, and dramatically act out the animal movement, leaving other teams to guess what animal they were playing. The grade 1’s loved acting out the animal movements, and the more students who performed, the more dramatic, and entertaining they became.

We also played a game, which incorporated what they have learned throughout this school year (The Star Family, Animals etc). We separated into 4 teams; a number of points were given to the fastest team, to guess the flashcards with pictures of animals, and the Star family on.

During this week English Corner, our first graders were given the opportunity to self express themselves through a hip-pop dance. Kinaesthetic learners were able to grasp the difference between left and right, back and forth through different dance movements. 

During the first activity, the students simply watch the driller video and tried to imitate all the hip-pop steps within the best of their abilities.  The students improved their movements by watching and imitating the driller video many times. The teacher gave them feed back on how to improve their performances. Then, the students were ready to come to the front and perform their favourite step in front of everyone. 

Finally, the boys were asked to slide to the front and to the back, to the left and right while the girls were asked to shake their hips. All the students develop a new understanding of western culture through the use of music and dance. 

Rather than giving the students a fully directed activity, Jessica finds giving them an open starting point works nicely, as this allows them to really use their imagination and be more expressive and creative.


This week, Jessica gave every student a piece of paper with the outline of a house drawn on it and said, ‘What’s in this house?’ Then she explained that they could put whatever they wanted inside of the house. 

It could be their family, their friends, their toys etc. Some houses had lots of rooms whereas others only a few. Some had their families inside whereas others had apple trees and other things not typically seen inside the house. The students responded very well and were keen to tell me about their houses in English.

Grade two 
We are watching a movie called Flight of the Navigator with them. Brendan’s favorite movie when he was a kid. Here is info about the movie. 

Flight of the Navigator is a 1986 comic science fiction film directed by Randal Kleiser and written by Mark H. Baker and Michael Burton, about David Freeman, a 12-year-old boy who is abducted by an alien spaceship and finds himself caught in a world that has changed around him.
Of course some of the vocabulary is difficult for the kids, so Brendan stops it about every five minutes to explain new words and to make sure the kids know what is happening. 


On Monday, grade 2 played a game of bingo. Students were shown pictures of English words they already knew (cat, dog, car, etc) and asked to draw 9 in a 3 by 3 g square grid. Pictures were then randomly selected one at a time. 

If a student had drawn the picture that was chosen, they got to put an X over that square picture. The first to put an X over all 9 squares and shout out 'bingo!' was the winner .

Grade three
This week Grade 3 were immersed into the world of “Disney”. Disney movies are a very large part of our culture in the West, so this week, we watched part of the American Disney movie “The Croods”. 

After introducing the movie’s synopsis and character roles, to my international class 304 and 305, it was great to show them, the style of movies we watch in Western countries. When the class was finished, the students had many intriguing questions to ask about the movie.

Grade four
With Children’s Day approaching, some students wanted to make cards for their friends; those who didn’t, made paper lanterns. 

Jessica gave them a basic example with some patterns and cutting techniques for inspiration, some chose to make pattern designs whereas others drew on things that they like, taking inspiration from the previous lesson on mandalas.


Grade five 

For English corner this week, grade 5 wrote a story together. The students took it in turns to add a part to the story. The catch was that each student could only write 3 words each time. This naturally meant that the story was very unpredictable and funny.

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