20.03.2008 8 °C
"It's the first day of Spring today and it's quite sunny but the cars were still frozen this morning"
I don't think "frozen" is quite right here but this is the phrase I've had from 3 Frenchies today (2 teachers and a lady at the bus stop) and right now after an hour of trying to come up with some inspiration for teaching tomorrow I'm too tired to think of what I mean in English. But yeah just wanted to share that with you!
Teaching went loads better today...solutions...
CE1= girls v boys. Soooo magical. Especially when points can be LOST when I hear French without seeing a hand in the air
Really bad CE2 class= "On va faire une EVALUATION la semaine prochaine"
CM1/CM2= The promise of looking at letters from penfriends in the last 15 minutes if we get everything else done which I'd planned.
It's all about the carrots and sticks. I spend so much time thinking about what's going to work well/whether something is "right"...for example the girl v boy thing, should I be encouraging that? But generally I reckon you just can't get everything right (especially with no training!) so if they're kinda happy and kinda learning something that'll do me. That's the name of the game.
Oh dear I am sleeeeeepy. Goodnight.
P.S. Went swimming today! Starting Spring as I mean to go on...