This semester my E4 students and I have been reading "How to Write Really Badly" by Anne Fine. It's a tougher book for them, but they're doing well. It's been fun because we've been acting more out and trying to come up with other fun activities to learn about the book with. One of the characters in the book is Joe Gardener, he's not very good at math, sports, or writing, but he is good at building models. So, last week my students had a model building contest. They were divided up into four groups and challenged to build their best pyramid out of three sets of chopsticks, two large rubber bands, and two small rubber bands. They worked hard and we had some pretty cool models. Some of the students excelled at it and others struggled more. It was was interesting to watch them work together to accomplish the end goal of having a pyramid.
In E2 the past unit was on food and then this unit is in on animals. I've really enjoyed introducing my students to Raffi - a folk singer that I listened to growing up. The two songs in particular that we've listened to are: Apples and Bananas and Down by the Bay. The E2 students LOVE Apples and Bananas. They still beg me to play it on repeat at the end of class. :)
Our church had its outdoor worship service over the weekend. This year it was held in Nanto. Three Lutheran churches from different places in Taiwan came together to worship and fellowship with each other. The service itself was inside at a school (however, the school reminded me a lot of a summer camp... buildings, a lot of open space, etc). After lunch some people threw around the frisbee or kicked the soccer ball back and forth. Others just enjoyed the view and meandering around the campus. Then we headed to Sun Moon Lake and some time there to wander around. Thankfully the weather held out until it was just about time to leave to return to Chiayi.
And to close as my students would...
...In Jesus Name we play. :)