So yesterday, I blogged about the first day/week expectations. You can read that entry here. I explained how sometimes we complicate our lives planning for “the perfect” first class/week and the result is that we end up burning ourselves or boring our students.
One thing is the theory and something totally different is the practice. Everything looks wonderful on paper, we see amazing ideas in blogs, videos, social media, TpT, curriculums and much more but very seldomly we have the opportunity to really see all those ideas in practice. That’s why I have decided to show you how I did what I explained in my blog´s entry yesterday.
You will need at least 40 minutes as I recorded my whole first class with a section of Spanish 4 so you can have a good idea about each aspect of it. Even if you already started the school year, you can try this approach in your next class to make sure you are setting up an energetic and positive tone for the rest of the school year.
Class: Spanish IV (This is my first time with all these kids, they have never been my students and they do not know much about me.
Format: 40 minutes Zoom class.
# of students: 15
Listen to the class´audio HERE
HERE you can find the Kahoot I made for this lesson.
I also asked them to write in the chat some feedback regarding this first class. I allowed them to do it in Spanish or English, or both. This is what they wrote. I copied and pasted from the original chat. (please remember that at this point we are not looking at their Spanish skills but at their enthusiasm after first class)
-I’m excited to get back to speaking Spanish and getting to know you and everyone else in the class.
-La clases es muy divertido. Yo busca a habla los discusiones a la clase
-tu es una persona comico. Para el clase de espanol yo quiero estudiar mas espanol
-Me gusta Kahoot y tu encanta por Futbol.
-Muy comíco. Me gusta.
-la clase fue muy buena y divertida. Quiero aprender mas espanol y hablar espanol mas bueno.
-stewart took mine. yo quise decir me gusta que tu esta muy energético.
-There was a lot of energy from you which made it interesting. I’m excited for the class this year to further my Spanish skills.
-Me gusta tu entusiasmo a la clase
-yo gusto el energy por el clase. quiero a habla español verdad y fluent mas.
-Hoy, clase fue muy divertido. Estoy looking forward to (no se que habla eso en español) importar mi español.
Yo espero que nosotros tenemos divertido y aprender mucho.
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