DINA and her kids……………..

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DINA and one of her 3rd grade classes

My good friend Dina teaches English in the ESCUELA PRIMARIA  FEDERAL–CIUDAD de TLACOTALPAN.

She had this great idea..a project  to help her 3rd graders with some basics.  And, WOW, what a reaction she got ! Now all her students, through the 6th graders want to participate!

She had them create a barnyard scene, with all the animals named in English.

Some of these children come from homes that are hard pressed to be able to fund these extra projects, but as you will see…this does not dampen their imagination or enthusiasm. Some can not afford the extra Pesos per week for this English class, so Dina happily includes all who want to learn. God bless her. Here are a few photos of their completed projects….

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DINAS other 3rd grade class…………………….

DINAS KIDSAnd,….more photos…………………………..

DINAS KIDSDINAS KIDSDINAS KIDSDINAS KIDSDINAS KIDSDINAS KIDSDINAS KIDSDINAS KIDSDINAS KIDSDINAS KIDSDINAS KIDS

As you probably could tell…some barnyards were labeled in English, some in Spanish, and some….not labeled at all. NO MATTER. After show and tell, with each item in each barnyard called out loud ( in English ) by the whole class..A certificate of achievement was given to each student who completed the project. What a fun way to harness that short attention span of a classroom of 3rd graders and teach at the same time. BRAVO, Dina !

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2 responses to “DINA and her kids……………..

  1. It was very moving and brought tears to my eyes seeing these kids with their projects. Dina had a good idea and you must have loved being there, taking their pictures. Thanks Bill. Gary

  2. Dina gallardo // April 8, 2009 at 12:27 AM

    BILL
    Thank you for showing off the works of my 3rd graders. The kids are great and have wonderful imaginations. I’m giving classes in a federal school which is for poor families. It is the first year they have studied english. I have 1st to 6th grade. We learn songs in english and play games like which team knows the word in english. At christmas I had a choir of about 60 students who sang we wish you a merry christmas for the parents. They didn’t know all the words but that didn’t matter. I want to thank all my friends BILL, JOHANNA, BRUCE, KIT, BARNEY for all their encouragement to help me have confidence in myself to become a teacher. I’m in the right school and even have the teachers speaking a little english. Thanks to all.
    Love Dina

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