Friday, December 26, 2008

Dec 26th, Day 3 - My first day of class

I have put together a small slide show for my first day of class. I have a homeroom (which I also teach 4th period) and 3 other classes. The fifth period I rotate and make paper airplanes and do a paper airplane contest with whichever class I am in. The 5th Period is for my homeroom class to work on the 5 minute presentation that we will do for the closing ceremony. Most of my students are 10 or 11.
I teach one group of classes M, W, F (so that is today's classes) and a different group Tues, Thurs, Sat. (which you will see pictures of tomorrow.)

Their English is incredible! I really enjoy my classes. I like our text books. The kids are smart and fairly well behaved. It is so different teaching here than in the DR. In the Dominican teachers are often treated like expensive child servants and excelling at education is often not very important. Here the students are motivated, educated, respectful. They are still kids so they still do things they shouldn't but they respond quickly and they are expected to learn and make an effort.

So far, I am very satisfied with everything here. Yes, there are still moments of chaos, but it is not unmanageable. Everyone is very nice, the living accomodations are comfortable and I really enjoy teaching.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wait, so do you make paper airplanes in fifth period every time?