Monday, May 12, 2014

Day 17: May 7th, 2014

Today we taught some new lessons to our classes. For our 4th graders we learned about family members and how to introduce your family and talk about them in English. We had the students draw a picture of their family. We broke into small groups and had them talk about their family to the people in their group. For the younger grades, 1st and 2nd, we did a lesson on body parts. We used the song, "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" to learn different parts of the body. First we broke into groups and taught the children the English words. Then we came together as a group and taught them the song. They caught on quick. They did very well. A lady for the Herbern newspaper came and interviewed Heike and then took pictures of us teaching our body parts lesson.

In the afternoon we went to an elementary school in Werne called Wiehagenschule macht SpaB. There we participated in a program called "English is Fun". With Heike we played fun games to help the students practice using their English. We played several new games that I had never played before and then talked about family. The students enjoyed what we did and were very happy. I had a lot of fun interacting with them they were a great group.

In the evening I went swimming with Franzi at the public pool in Herbern. In Germany they call it rescue swimming. We just did laps in the pool. It was very laid back and easy. I enjoyed swimming, it had been awhile since I had been able to swim.

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