Well, so far, everything was very simple and easy, and you can limit your preparation for lessons down to the essential and take baby steps from there.
But, honestly, for events, I would lie if I told you it is that easy.
It takes time.
It needs skill.
It needs experience.
It needs responsible people you can get feed back from and juggle around with ideas.
So, again, my only advice here is: Start small! and take Baby Steps.
Let the time and experience teach you and go with this flow.
Let me concentrate on PERFORMANCE today:
I had my first performance of the kids in front of parents more than 10 years ago: I held it in my house. About 15 kids and their moms. They were sitting on floor and sofa~very unprofessional but cozy and unforgettable for the ones who joined.
I did this about 2 times, after that we had a space that was a bit bigger.
30 kids and their moms, a piano and guitar.
Again 2 years later I rented a cafe for about 40-50 kids and it was the first performance with some handmade nice preps, and costumes.
From there I found a big community space for everyone to get to easily; and I kind of know how to create my program and when to start.
Basically I am just NOW (February) writing down what plays, skits, songs, dances I want to do with each class end of July.
I actually wrote the scripts already and am thinking of who gets what role.
I have my notebook and whenever I notice something or see something that gives me more of an idea for anything concerning the performance I write it down and see how it fits in.
Doing it now, gives me an idea of what topics to cover, still~ and what other skills to pull out.
In April I start with the actual topics they will need for the performance. I don't want them to get too stressed right before, and in my experience the whole thing will stay longer (for ever) if they have practiced the same sentences for a longer time.
Also I do all the other stuff (Phonics, some new topics and review of GE topics) during that time.
July then is run-through ONLY! Getting the right expressions, being genki having fun and feeling comfortable with the whole thing. We also make props here.
If anyone is interested in how a program looks, what is on, let me know.
This is our last performance, by the way.