The title is accurate.
Eighth and ninth graders
The 8th and 9th grade class went really well. The lesson was the same as that of the last class but the understanding and overall retention of vocabulary learned throughout the lesson was definitely improved. We played a version of the game Around the World. Two students would stand and I would tell them a vocabulary word in SInhales and the first one to translate it correctly into English wins. The victor stands while the loser sits and different challenger gets up. We had a two time champion, she has come to classes for about two years now so she had an easier time with the lesson. She was defeated in the third round by (wait for it) J. For anyone who has been reading J is one of my worst best students. He has come to classes from the beginning but he hardly learns anything - he stays for nearly all the classes and just hangs around. Out of no where when the reigning champ was about to win a third time J beat her. I swear I am not making this up it was such a fun twist.
Lesson: Talking about people
Tenth and eleventh graders
The O/L English class just didnt happen. THe students needed to study for their school exams that were starting tomorrow. I understand that — these classes are not a priority for them its just some simple fun.
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!