It’s been an exciting first week. I’ve enjoyed getting to know my students and the staff at my school. There have been quite a few successes in our first week that I would like to celebrate.
Moving to French Instruction
I was concerned that this would be a difficult transition especially as there were students who were nervous and hesitant about learning French at first. I’ve found that the class has adapted very well. I am very grateful to their pre-intensive French teacher who obviously taught them very well. I can tell that her hard work has paid off and made my job easier.
La lecture en silence
We have moved as a class from being able to sustain silent reading for six minutes to sixteen minutes. The students are able to pick out words and phrases that they know from their books and tell each other the stories of the books they are reading. I see genuine engagement in almost all of my students during silent reading time. There are a couple who are still struggling but I am confident that this will come with time and practice.