Here are the latest pictures from the NELP program!
Here's a nice picture of my first graders.
Here are the first graders preparing for their debate. Their topic is very controversial! "Should Seishin Expel Students Who Cause Problems?" This time, the debate will be the students vs. the TEACHER! The students were allowed to choose which position to take, and they unanimously decided that Seishin should NOT expel students who cause problems. Good for them!
One of my first graders having a little fun before class. I snapped the picture too late. A moment before she was making a very funny face.
Here are my first graders in our self-access grammar class. The students took a grammar test at the beginning of the year. In our self-access grammar class, the students do worksheets on the grammar points they missed, either in the original test or in our weekly grammar and listening tests.
My first graders. "Am I boring you?"
Well ... not EVERYBODY was sleeping!
(Note to parents: the students never sleep in class. They were just playing before class began).
Here are my second graders having a discussion. The topic was "If today was your last day, what would you do?" The answers ranged from "Stay home and sleep." to "Rob a bank and go shopping" to "Run down the street screaming and shooting people I don't like!" I don't think that last one was serious.
The second graders didn't practice for this week's debate because there was some disagreement about the balance of the teams. So, instead, our debate will be unprepared and it will be a "free-for-all" open debate. The topic is "Should Seishin Put Air Conditioners in the Gym." I'm looking forward to their answers. The students already realize it's not as simple as it seems.
Here are the third graders. They're doing preparation for their debate. This will be a dual-proposition debate. Instead of affirmative and negative teams, we'll have TWO affirmative teams, each presenting their own plan. The topic is about reducing waste and garbage and each team has to come up with a proposal for reducing our national garbage and waste. I'm really looking forward to this debate. My third graders are such awesome students!