November 4, 2008
Here’s this week’s lesson plan, but first, a bit of explanation: there’s only a lesson plan for the first graders, since the second graders are doing their oral tests this week. Next week the first graders will have their oral tests. It will be on their hobbies. So, this week’s lesson will incorporate a bit of lesson 10 – The Use of Timestamps – and their Hobbies Lesson from a while ago. Essentially we’re playing Pictionary. The class is divided into three teams. One person from each team will come up to draw what’s on the card I show them. It will include a timestamp (such as Always, Sometimes, Often, Never, etc) and one of the hobbies from the gamecards a while ago (Cooking, Dancing, Singing, etc). First team to guess it wins a point. Hooray! Loads of fun. When we run through the cards, we play a sentence completion game. They’re now in the mood to get up at the boards and perform, so in this game we keep it going. On the monitor I pop up three words and they have to make a sentence out of them. One of the words is almost always a timestamp. First one to write a proper sentence with no mistakes wins. Huzzah!
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