I was ready to put the past behind me. I didn’t want to let my feelings get in the way of my teaching. Anyway, I’ve always realized that I am the kind of person who can’t really hold a grudge. Not really. I may get mad, but after that, my short term memory usually saves the day, and I forget why I was angry with a person in the first place.

So teaching 1 Best today was alright, really. πŸ™‚

Plus, I had an interesting activity to carry out with them today, and I was actually quite excited for it! πŸ˜€

I made them take turns and read the dialogue of describing a road accident from their text books. They were actually quite enthusiastic about it! I told them to read it with the right tone, you know? Not a monotonous “Isawanaccidentyesterday,” but more of a “OMG! I just saw an ACCIDENT, yesterday!” kinda reading—with expression. I praised the groups who read well πŸ™‚

Then, I made them write a dialogue based on the information given in the pictures and practise it with a partner. And, if possible, to make it as interesting as possible! Had some difficulty with this activity because it got a little too noisy, as all pair/group works usually do :/ And they kept asking me questions—which under certain circumstances I would be quite happy about. But they kept asking me questions that I’d already explained earlier. These kids really never pay attention, do they? >.<

Anyway, after that, I wanted a few pairs/groups to come out to the front of the class and act the dialogue out with the right expression and tone πŸ˜‰ But due to the lack of time left of my lesson, I could only ask for one pair to volunteer and demonstrate their dialogue to the rest of the class. The pair who did, were very very good! Yes, there were a few minor grammar slips here and there, but they were able to add certain other extra details that wereΒ not in the dialogue, which was really great work! And they were able to act quite well too πŸ˜‰

So I rewarded them with marshmallows—sweet treats that I thought they might enjoy πŸ˜€

Had a pretty swift and smooth class with them. Except for one student. He’s getting more and more problematic. But still something I can handle, at the moment. If things get a little too far, I’m going to have to do something more about it :/

In retrospect, maybe I need to be much much muchhhhhh clearer with my instructions. See, I told them to look at the 3 pictures, choose one and write a dialogue about it. Still, there were those who didn’t really get it/understand what I meant and kept asking me if they have to follow the information/details in the text book. Or if they could write about an accident that happened in their hometown! @.@

Sometimes, I wonder where on earth are their ears, because they don’t seem to be in the class =.=

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