Today I’m quite disappointed. I had sooooo carefully prepared a lesson plan about Halloween and had also found out a lot of sites where the kids can find games, crosswords and puzzles which I thought, actually was sure, they would like so much, then last week I asked them to do the activities in the plan and hand them in today. Well, only 8 out of 18 did it! And the 8 who did it mostly copied and pasted some information from various sites 😦
And now I’m here wondering where I went wrong. I know that ” teaching should be such that what is offered is perceived as a valuable gift and not as a hard duty” (Albert Einstein) and try to do my best to fulfil this.
I thought they would be delighted at doing the Scavenger Hunt I had prepared and they would be curious to learn. We had decided to work on Halloween together, so the theme was not imposed. I put all my enthusiasm in the activity and thought I had communicated it to them too. But it went all wrong! Of course now the articles are flooding edmodo, where I’m collecting them, but it’s not the same. I think that sometimes I have so much fun in preparing the activities that I take it for granted the kids will like them, but it doesn’t work like that. The fact is, I really don’t know what I should have done. Today I was too disappointed to talk to them about this, but I’ll do it tomorrow and see what comes out.
Anyway I will give myself another try: Christmas is coming and it will be my second chance!