Grades 3 and 4
This is easily one of the most successful classes. Last week no one showed up but on Tuesday 9 people came. My plan for the class was using a book full of past papers. Past papers are just what they sound like: O/L exams from the past years. I found a book at the book store with 10 years worth of exams. My initial plan was to somehow transcribe each activity in the book onto the blackboard. Sadly, writing on the blackboard is a slower process than what I initially imagined. On Tuesday I learned this (we wound up just doing some fill in the blank stuff with me reading aloud) but on Wednesday I was prepared! My father and I bought 10 extra of such workbooks and let the kids read off of them. There are about 17 kids but only 12 wound up coming. This is good because we wanted to have one book be shared by two kids.
To be fair a book is 250 rupees! I will not provide pictures in the book just because I am not sure the copyright involved with such a workbook. Honestly all the tests should be available online (I think) but it is worth getting them as convenient books especially because the cost of printing something in Sri Lanka is super inconvenient (you have to go to a print shop for printing or photocopying :P – believe me I know the experience, I always get my EARSL Reports printed at Dickwella’s cramped printing shop).
Anyway, the book Past Ten Years Papers & Answers (O/L) edition and is by the Sarala Education Book Publishers.
Until next time!
Hi! I'm Samalya. When I'm not running about cramming for school I sit on my laptop and (attempt to) make a curriculum to improve spoken English in rural Sri Lanka!