Thursday, I tried something new in my German kids’ class. This is far my most difficult class, they have decided as a group that their main goal in life is to make my life miserable.
There were only two kids in the group, one of my regulars, who is, in many ways, the worst one, and another kid from the kindergarten who I didn’t know. They do that sometimes. If there aren’t enough kids in the group they’ll invite one of the other kids to try the English lesson.
Anyway, my brilliant new plan was an obvious one, I guess; puppets. I kept their interest for about the first 15 minutes, but for that lot, that’s a minor miracle.
So, I tried it today with my slightly older group. It worked super well.
I need to work on my routine quite a bit , but I’ll have lots of time for that.
One little girl, who doesn’t talk if she can avoid it, made a puppet of the own, a little pink thing made from her hat and stuffed into her jacket sleeve. At the end of the class , I told her that ‘Max’ was our best student.
She was very pleased with that.