I happily do so, and it would be great to get some feed back or goals you have for your classes or school year, down there in the comments!
So, the school year doesn'T change in September; it is just a new term. However I've had my performance in July and of course this brings new goals and ideas!
And by the way, HERE are the videos of all the plays we did this year.
So, as for goals:
3,4 year olds~still a step away from asking "What does THAT mean?" "What are you saying?" I will shower with as much understandable input as possible. So, just little steps into new topics, but lots of stories, drawings, games, skits and activities for them that they can follow easily.
5 year olds and 6 year olds will practice different situations of "like" introduce and practice "have", talking about family and as it is going to be their first Halloween, we'll create some monsters using lots of language for review.
6 year olds will also start with GE phonics from today and will get through the first 2 books.
7,8 year olds, I have some class strategies to practice, as they are getting a bit aware of mistakes and try to avoid them~.So, get them out of their comfort zone. Finish Phonics up to qu.
Have them do some extensive shopping skits and hopefully for them their first video letters. Who is interested???
8, 9 year olds did a good job with "The Little Red Riding Hood". We have about 10 topics left from GE to finish, so, going on here, little by little we will apply their knowledge to every day situations and link topics together. I will do regular speaking tests and "question battles". I am also going to teach social studies (Where are you from/N=W=E=S).
The older group is going to finish their phonics. The younger one will get as far as Alternative readings.
And last, 10 year olds, who played Goldilocks: Group A here is already into Leveled Readers and each kid on a different Level borrows books every week. So I am focusing on each single kid and want to encourage them to go on so that they grade up at least 2 levels. In class we do comprehensive reading and use those topics for discussion, so the main job for this class is probably to find some interesting great material.
We also write regular diaries. And I am working on a system to get them writing creatively while also encouraging correctness. This is difficult for me, especially as Japanese sentence structures are so different from English, but so far, with the help of GE it seems to work.
Lots of linking topics and mini presentations. Hopefully more skype again.
Which again is work out of the classroom, to think of some great activities or topics to give them for skype. I want it to be something between the kids, with almost NO TEACHER involved (I want to stay in the back of the class or next room and just go in between if the technical system collapsed.) It should be fun, communicative and educative.
So, these are my goals. How about you, what are your goals? And any ideas welcome!