Monday, July 18, 2011
Day 1 of summer school
Summer school is only a total of 16 days and only 3.5 hours of instruction each day. Today was spent assessing for most of the time. I did find time at the end of the day to go over the rules, scoreboard, class/yes, and hands and eyes. It will take them a little bit to get into the routine. They were doing pretty well with Class/Yes though. I think they were a bit shy - poor kids have not been in school for a month and they return to a crazy teacher yelling "OH YEAH" and hopping around the classroom. I did have them teach a partner the rules too. I didn't use the term "mirror" but I did use gestures as I taught much more naturally than I did when I was first starting WBT. I can't think of a better way to maximize the small amount of instruction time than using WBT. The first day is usually so chaotic but today was a breeze!