I am very pouty. I've run out of both sugar and milk, thus tomorrow morning will be coffee free.
However, my K1 class today was amazing. For reasons beyond my ken, I am teaching them to read. I'm their speaking teacher and they have another reading teacher. So naturally, I'm spending a month teaching them beginner readers. Makes perfect sense.
However, we've been reading away for a couple of weeks now. At first, it took ages just to get them to understand that they had to look at the words on the page. Slowly, it seemed to occur to them that maybe all these letters might just be important and today we jumped a big hurdle. They had come to recognise the word in, though more through memorizing it with the tapes they have to listen to along with the books at home. Today's story had the word inside and the momment I covered up the side with my finger, Jain suddenly got it. Once she was reading in and trying to sound out the rest, the boys followed suit.
They were blatantly a bit bemused by my incredible excitement at the developement but soon joined in the party atmosphere. We ended the class with some dancing along to their CD of English songs, which is always a crowd pleaser.
It was a good day.