Monday, September 30, 2013

Games: Snake & Ladder - Profession - Level 1A

Hai guys,

Yes, today I used again this game. The same pictures, but different usage. Since this was in the lower class, in level 1A, so the point was: name the profession of the picture. Easy? Of course not. Because the students didn't know the English words for the professions. That's why I asked them to consult the dictionary.

Here are the pictures.

Whatsoever, they looked relax and had fun. Hope they could remember at least 10 professions that they learnt today.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sitting on the floor

Hello there,

Take a look at this picture. Hehehe.. amazing students. What's your opinion? Write your comments on the box below.

This was in Grade 7.1. They said they felt relax sitting on the floor, closer to me. Hehehe... :D

Love you all..

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Games: Snake & Ladder - Professions - Level 1B

Hello guys,

Today, we had a game. It's a simple one. I just searched the pictures of professions in Google Image, then copy paste in the boxes I had made previously.
To play the game, you must throw the dice, and the dots on the dice will show you how many steps you have to go. You have to finish to win the game.

What's the point? The game is about professions. If you come to a picture of a butcher, you must describe what a butcher is. Easy peasy? Not really, in reality. Hehehe..

Look at these pictures. They really enjoyed the game, I think.

All right... Play the game keeps you fun and happy.. :D

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Games - (in a restaurant) What Would You Say If ... - Level 1 C

Hi guys,

Meet again!

Today was awesome. I was very glad to be able to finish one kind of the games of using English. The theme: In a restaurant, what would you say if .....

I learned to make the games last Saturday, September 21, 2013. The seminar was held by SPB. I joined the seminar by myself, not from school. Ms. Erry, Ms. Nanda and Ms. Herlina joined the seminar from the school. 

It was an amazing seminar. The speaker was Mr. Eran Williams. Amazing topic of the seminar that never been touched previously. And our school got 1 set of the real games, an original one. It is kept by Ms. Herlina.

This is the picture of Mr. Eran Williams that I met last April and last Saturday.

Me, Mr. Eran Williams, Ms. Erry and Ms. Herlina.

And take a look on the pictures below, where I was with several English teachers, playing the games.

On the right side: Mr. Whitney from SPB (who happens to be my daughter's teacher as well.. :D), and Ms. Ratna from Unswagati. On the left side: forgot the name, but she's from Primary school of Al Azhar.

To unscramble the words to form a meaningful sentence.

Well, the story hasn't started yet. Hehehe. And this morning, I was really inspired and was courageous to make one game using the theme taught in the book of EPP Level 1C. I didn't have the reference book. I just tried to remember what I learned last Saturday.

Here what I came up with:

I used 6 sheets of card stocks. I worked on 3 sheets simultaneously to save my time. I used the Distress Ink pads from Ranger.

I used this stamp set from Hero Arts to make the rectangle, the lovely brand I adore so much. 
See the amazing result..

I wrote one by one with markers in 4 colors.

Take a closer look on each questions to be answered. Just click the picture to see it in bigger size.

 Here the comparison. Before and after being written.

And this afternoon, I asked them to play the game. The purpose: to give hints on their mind the language they should use in being a customer and a waiter (a waitress), before they did the roleplay.

Look, how fun it was

I grouped the class. Each group has 3-4 students. Ideal amount to play the game.

This group was having so much fun. When one student drew the dice and came to the certain question, he should answer the question. When the next student drew the dice and came to the SAME space, he would kick the button of the student who previously occupied the space. So that student's button would go back to "Start". Hehehe..

They were serious but fun. Indeed.

 And after playing the game, I asked them to do a roleplay. It was actually a Speaking activity in the book. I delivered the real menus to 5 waiters and waitresses. They received one menu, and 2 pieces of notes to jot down the order from the customers. The rest were the customers. The menus and the sheets were from EPP TG book.

It was so much fun.

There were 5 "restaurants" and actually they could only play 2 times, but, they played 3 times (visited 3 "restaurants").. :D

What else can make you happier than playing a fun game? Even adults love games. I have lots lots of games at home. I made most of them when I was still teaching at LIA Pengadegan, Jakarta, and also, when I taught Radio Suara Gratia crews some years ago. 

I promise myself to play them with the students more often. I believe, through games, the students will be able to produce better English. Faster.. Just believe...

Keep the spirit, guys!!


Monday, September 23, 2013

Micro Teaching - Ms. Elisa

Hi pals,

Today, in Grade 7.1, we had Ms. Elisa. She is the new teacher for EPP. Today, she is teaching Level 1A. It's good to see you quite silent in working in groups.

Hope Ms. Elisa can go on teaching you this semester. Ciayo...

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Roleplay - Level 1 B

Hello guys,

I had wonderful time videotaping your roleplay today. It was about selling and buying clothes. I was amazed that you all brought the real clothes and shoes along with you. You were all awesome. Some of you did a very clever conversation with varieties of sentences.

Here are some of your pictures. 

Well done, guys.. :D

I will upload some videos here. But I still need to learn how to do that.. :D

Keep the spirit!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Roleplay - Level 1 C

Hi guys,

It's your turn, after 2 weeks, to do the roleplay. It's about selling and buying clothes. Yes, I was amazed that you brought all the clothes along with you. Even REAL money!! Wow!!

You did great in your roleplays. You made me smile.. Cheers..

I adore the videos. I will try to upload the videos here. Still need to learn how to do that.

Here are some pictures. However, I need to find the pictures I took on the first groups.. *forgot where I put them..*

Keep the spirit, guys!! Keep learning. and make yourselves good in understanding and speaking English. Aim that goal!