那天小芭樂第一個到, Teacher Mat問說What is your name? 小芭樂回答I am Ernest.
芭樂媽在坐捷運往教室的路上都在教這句, 還好他有記起來, 馬上派上用場~ 哈哈~
Teacher Mat的教學風格很有趣、幽默、活潑, 表情非常的有張力, 動作也很到位,
語調一下大聲一下小聲, 吸引孩子, 真的好會帶動~
Teacher Mat用表演戲劇的方式, 和孩子互動, 學習英文~
休息一下等待上課, Teacher Mat看到他, 也開始和他互動,
有些開始的時候很害羞講英文, 可是Teacher Mat說課程進行到中間,
孩子就開始會跟他慢慢互動, 說出幾句英文, 和Teacher Mat一起互動,
有些孩子可愛的比手畫腳, 但是在英文的小環境裡面, 大家都影響到那個氛圍, 會一起大聲說出來,
每一個都搶著舉手要表演, 小芭樂也不例外, 舉的手是最用力最高的那一個,
也應該說這種英文戲劇課程太適合小芭樂了, 用動態的戲劇方式, 學習英文,
常常問芭樂媽, 甚麼時候要去上Teacher Mat的課?
在Helen O’Grady 英文戲劇課裡面,
小芭樂很享受在課程中, 跑啊! 跳啊! 翻滾啊! 爬行啊!
像是The cat miaw miaw miaw~
這周主題圍繞在cat, duck, dog,
將每一個動物表演出來, 音樂一下, 大家就跳起來了~
甚麼表情, 說甚麼英文台詞, 是要從哪裡跑到哪裡, 整堂課很專心的再聽老師的指令,
英文漸漸的越來越有自信大聲說出來, 勇於表現, 表達自己~
雖然看似熱鬧的課, 但是Teacher Mat有他的一套方式,
讓孩子靜下來, 從高亢的情緒, 進入到緩慢的動作~
The little penguin can walk they cannot fly.
On the ice it swing and slide.
The aeroplane can fly.
Good! Big action! 或是Well don! 或是Good job! 或是Excellent!
I am little seed. What do I need.
Give water. Give me sun. Growing tall is fun fun fun!
玩中學, 學中玩, 這樣學對英文的印象最深刻~
這一次有翅膀道具, 孩子們盡情的表演, 盡情地說英文,
I cannot fly. The dog cannot fly.
The penguine cannot fly. It walk walk walk.
The bird can fly. The aeroplane can fly.
整堂課在飛、在爬、在蹲著走, 一面表演, 一面學習英文~
小芭樂從小個性活潑, 精力旺盛, 身上像似裝了金頂電池一般, 有用不完的體力,
「Helen O’Grady 英語戲劇課程」正是提供一個正向的平台給孩子展現活力,
I have had a great time with this class today. I was so happy to see that everyone was brave today. Everyone at some point or another pushed themselves to do something challenging today. That is a fantastic achievement. From that achievement, we can see that their confidence had developed a great deal over the weeks they have been together in class. Teacher Matt and myself are very proud of them all as I am sure you are as well. Something I was also really pleased with was having a question from one of the parents. I was asked 'how can I keep my child engaged?' This is a fantastic question! As you can see, even is teachers often battle to keep the children engaged but how we manage to do it for most of an hour and a half lesson is trough imaginative play and story telling. I suggested that - just as we do in class - you could turn an everyday activity into a fun adventure. Perhaps you could try to give the activity a story, fit with characters, humorous voices,imaginative settings and games. Every child will see the world like a story with magic and extra colour. Simple things like eating dinner or doing homework are often adult activities and thus, there is no room for dragons or lava or magic castles; this is where the child will lose interest. We teachers have a very important rule in our lessons: 'make it fun' and that is when the child will be engaged and enjoy participating in class. I hope this advise is worthwhile. I am very thankful for the question. This is brilliant when you parents and we teachers communicate and come to conclusions together as a team. Thank you. It also gives us the teachers and you the parents a chance to assess the children's development and know the next steps for further improvement. I have had a wonderful time in class today.
Today's class was packed full of energy. Everyone used their energy to form a brilliantly positive atmosphere. Because of this, we were able to fill the room with laughter and fun. My cheeks even hurt after class from smiling so much. I was very proud of everyone today for being brave and pushing their comfort zones to try new activities and challenging techniques. Benjamin demonstrated fantastic confidence all through the lesson today. Particularly in our story drama where he was very brave to share his ideas. Lyman and Ian were brilliant in class and I am so happy to see them even more confident than last week. Both of them were able to communicate better with me and they were fully focused through the whole lesson, always with a smile might I add. Ryan was also very very confident in class today and this helped him in our movement. He was able to use and express with his body with strength. I was also very thankful for the great example he set for our new students. Thank you class!