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….
DINAS other 3rd grade class…………………….
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 !