But I have to say that Language Stars* makes me lazy! I know that the kids will get a great lesson (both new material and review) every time we go, so I don't worry so much about our "homework." I know, I know. That's not the right attitude to take. No matter how good the lesson is, I know that review and work at home is essential if we are going to see real progress in the language. (For them AND for me.)
This week's lesson in the parents and tots class focused on shapes. It was so well-prepared and engaging that I have to tell you about it. The teacher had 3 different shape games: 1) shape boxes, 2) finish the house, and 3) fill in the picture. (We did all 3 of these activities on Thursday because there are fewer children in the class. On Saturday, we only had time for the shape boxes.)
The teacher brought out boxes of 4 different shapes. They were filled with pretend objects in that shape. My son really loved the rectangular piece of "chocolate"! The children practiced the words by asking for objects of each shape.
|There were boxes of 4 different shapes filled with objects.|
|My son loves chocolate!|
|The students found the correct spaces for the shapes.|
|Circles and rectangles complete the pictures.|
*I get 50% off of our tuition for blogging about our experience. Yet all the opinions expressed here are in no way influenced by it.