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March Classes

This month has been very fun! We got some new students. One student advance to the next level. In my first class the student is a two years old. He did a great job looking for the letters on a sheet filled with letters. His hearing is very good. He also repeats what I say with ease. I am so happy about that. He has started learning to use a dictionary. He enjoyed looking at the pictures inside of the dictionary. From the next class, I will put more emphasis on the alphabets and phonics. I hope he will be able to advance to the reading class by the end of this year. We play games with shapes and cards. The cards are action verbs, nouns, and adjectives. He is starting to remember the cards and say them verbally upon site. I am really excited about his hearing abilities. That is a great indicator that he should excel in the phonics games we play and eventually pass the phonics test.


My second class is really cool. All of the students are doing grammar tests. They are doing very well. The…
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January 28, 2019

The First Class

We started with introductions. Today’s emphasis was phonics. This year’s goal is for the students to pass the phonics test and start reading by the end of the day. We practiced how to choose to use “A” or “An” with singular nouns. The students had a great time doing that. 
We sang songs too. We played a couple of ABC games. During the phonics practice, the two year old student repeated lots of the sounds. That was a great sign. I showed them some verb cards and said sentences corresponding to the verb. The students had to select the correct card. If the wrong card was selected, I said, “Try again.” The three year old student is already familiar with the sentences. I think the reason is that he is able to read the verb on the card, because of the the way he looks at the card.   Today, the two year old comprehended “Try again” and immediately selected another card. The three year old student requested to play with his dictionary and find words. I was shocked. 
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ee year old student understood its meaning. Fortunately, the two year old grasped the meaning to day. While we were playing the action verb card games, I am very sure the three year old student was reading the cards or at the very least recognizing the sounds and possibly other letter sounds of the letters in the words. I hope so, but I will make the game a little more challenging for more clarification. This class has is very fun and challenging. The goal for the next several months is to have both students pass the phonics.

The second class was fun. There are two students in the class. Today activity was actually a test. They stated a subject and verbs test during the last class. I explain to them how to do the test. We went over five problems. Today, they continued with the test. The ages  of the students are for and five. The four year old student did well. She is about have way finished with the test. The five year old has about five more problems to do. This test is very simple …

December 2, 2018

4:10 Class

Today, we did some reviews of the ABCs and verbs and adjectives. We played games and did some phonics. The students are very active. We did some letter search and word search using a dictionary. The next level to the goal of reading is for the students to match the sounds to the letters. Both students speak and repeat words ana sentences I say and they are remembering cards and can say what the cards are.

6:00

Today, we finished with the conversation. I gave them their grammar text. We will start that next week. I am so excited. I know for a fact that they will so well. The students are very smart and active.  

7:10

Today, we continued with making questions from sentences. They are understanding more and more. They tell me what to do ana I correct and mistakes. This class is fun. I hope they will be able to move to the next level were we will start having actually conversations in English.

November 26, 2018

4:10 Class

Today, we played games and sang songs. We practiced saying the ABCs and phonics. The students participated and spoke. We plays card games. The students have to pick the correct card from a group of cards. They are gradually memorizing the cards. I think one of them is actually reading some the words on the cards. We also played with blocks that had different shapes. This class is progressing well.

November 19, 2018

4:10 Class

Today, two children came for a trail lesson. The lesson went well. We dstartes with the ABCs, then did some phonics practice and after than letter search and dictionary word search practice. We sang songs and counted our body parts. We played some cards games. I said a sentence and the students repeated what I said. We also did Today’s Lesson. The class went well. The mothers also participated when it was necessary.  We had a great time.

6:00 Class

Today’s class was fun. We continued the reading lesson. The students read the conversation. We also played some reading games. We also translated the conversation to English, then played a comprehension game. I said a sentence in English and they would said it in Japanese, then I said it in Japanese and they said it in English. The class was fun

7:00 Class

This class is doing well. I am teaching them to makes questions from statements. The class is going well. Everyone participates which makes the class more exciting. Next month…

November 5, 2018

4 o’clock Class

We sang songs and played some card games. One of the students looked up words in a dictionary, while the other student searched for words on an ABC letter search A4 placard. We did phonics practice too. I asked the students, “How are you?” The natural answer is “I am fine”, but in reality any reply is fine, so I asked that question, then showed them some adjectives cards to which they are to answer, “I am ....” plus the adjective the card is displaying. We all counted our body parts. I had them count individually. The funny thing is that the one year old says repeats after me, and he also repeats after the older student as well. Concerning the dictionary, the three year old student is looking up words. That is great. I will be happy when he starts finding three to four words in the time allotted.  The one year old student asked for the ABC placard himself as soon as he saw me grab a dictionary. I am anticipating the three year old student to pass the phonics test in ab…