This week we had a new student join our class: Tracy Sundarraj (far right on the beanbag). Tracy is a very sweet and outspoken girl from Sri Lanka. She never hesitates to speak her mind and is very intuitive.
Because we had a new student, a rearrangement of the desks was in order:
During Week 2 we began to work on language. The learners received 2 worksheets divided into 4 quarters. Each quarter was for a separate day: e.g. Day 1 = Monday etc. I decided that language was of the utmost importance (right now) because after I had taken the time to get to know the learners, I realized that many of them spoke fairly broken English.
The other focus of this week was getting the learners excited about reading. Reading is of the utmost importance when it comes to developing one’s English and therefore on Friday for Language Arts, we took a trip to the library on floor 1. The librarian showed the learners how to use the computers to search for books that interested them and once the learners understood the process, off they went. The learners each checked out at least 1 book and this was the book they would be reading until the following Friday.
And that was Week 2… Next up, Week 3!