I gave three different lesson plans to eight different classes. The first was on Garbage Burning to a group of ALS students. ALS here in the Philippines similar to GED in the U.S. These people never graduated high school and now they're going back to school to get their GED. Trying to get them to talk and participate in class was like pulling teeth from a person. It was hard at first, but it got easier as it went along. This was just a five - 10 minute speech, given four separate times.
My second lesson plan was last Monday and it was on Oddessy written by Homer. For those of you not update on Roman Mythology, Oddessy is the sequal to the Book of "Iliad". There's movie called "Troy" that tells about Iliad. My lesson plan on Oddessy was an eye opener on preparation. My note cards were all over the place, but I am glad the students were patient with me as I taught the entire class. I let students finish sentenances, which most of them knew the answer to because they had done their homework. I ended early, but Mam Bel. (the teacher in the class said I did good). That was a relief and great to get that lesson plan off my back and concentrate on the community project.
We have five members in our cluster working on this project. Kevin, Katlin, Julie, Phyllis and me. Kevin & Katlin were in one room covering listening & speaking, while Julie & Phyllis were in another covering Reading & Writing. I was in a room doing a lesson on Motivators three different times to three different groups of students. Two of them were high school, which I am used to. The first group was college and the toughest because I expected a larger group and one of the games I had was for a larger group, but I adjusted and made due. The second & third groups were the best, especially the second. They really liked the motivator games I prepared for them. What I prepared was three games. One called Name Exchange, another called Human Scrabble, and a third called Name interview. The students had fun with three of them. However, it's nice relief to be done with that project and concentrate on my language these last two weeks before I go to my permanent site in Olongapo City in the Province of Zambles. Ok here come the pics.
This is my mosquito net given to me by Peace Corps, but I still get bitten by mosquitos. One night and Ipis(cockroach) snuck into the net. I had to use old papers given to me at IO to kill the sucker.
The pic to the right is the bridge you have to cross to reach the other side and finish the rest of the trail. This is the halfway marker
I just love the pic above!