We then used flashcards of common colors and classroom objects and they had to act out what the object was. One girl had “tape” and we struggled guessing it until she ran into the next room and grabbed some newspaper and started wrapping an item like a present. Perfect.
We turned that same words list into word search puzzles and practiced solving them. We did a bit of work on our Storybird stories and did some listen-and-repeat activities within BrainPop ESL.
Like any other kids, they don’t like doing things that are hard and would rather jump around to different activities, and I’m still exploring the right balance between giving choice and options and having them focus on a hard task and see it through.
All in all, they reinforced many skills today without even realizing it (navigation, typing, copy/paste, customizing, vocabulary, explaining, writing, fine motor skills, etc.).