Lots of fun today, with all classes keen and eager to have fun with English.
0-2 years old
We had fun throwing, passing, and dropping different coloured balls. A couple of the children
were trying to say the word ball, "Ba" and "Baa". Next, I read them a special Halloween-themed
picture book. I taught them that "Open, please!" is a must to say if they want me to open the flap
in the pop-up book. Children managed to clearly say the words, "bat, pumpkin, ghost, spider" and the Happy Halloween song was such fun they wanted to do it again and again, though we had to finish after three times!
3-5 years old
We went through ten colours, most children know all of them, except brown, which only one boy
knew to begin with. Then, we went through the months rapidly and I asked them which month their birthday is. All of them answered, and only two had to count through the months on the sheet
before answering. After that we began playing with tambourines, castanets and handbells.
I taught a few of them how to hold the tambourine and we danced to a basic "Latin" rhythm. At
the end of the session we read the Halloween-themed picture book, and the children really
impressed me by being able to recite all the creatures’ names. I also taught them "Open and see" and "I see a...", and one bright girl surprised me when she remembered “Open the door please"
from a few months ago!
Overall, today was great in seeing the development all children are making. The older children
are especially showing their growing comfort and understanding toward English, which is