Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Learning English through action songs.

One of our branch members is training to be a kindergarten English teacher. She invited us to come teach English action songs in two of the classes she observes.

Here are the kids all arriving at the school at 7:45 not far from where we live.

We taught this cute bunch of kindergartners "Head, shoulders, knees, and toes." The next class was two years older. They already knew most of the songs we planned to teach but they didn't know yet "Are you sleeping?" We showed them how to do it as a round, though a couple of the kids looked like they might fall asleep doing the "sleeping" action.

The school was so fun. It reminded us of when our kids were in school in Pécs Hungary in 1990. The kindergarten room had cute little sinks with their tooth brushes. The second graders had a snack of milk and bread when we got there. And Chrissy, this will bring back memories, when we finished, it was time for recess to they all stripped down to their underwear in class to put on their "get dirty" clothes to play outside.

We had so much fun--the teachers are just as kind and wonderful as they were 20 years ago. Sorry we didn't get a picture of the second class, but we were having so much fun we didn't get around to it.

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