Slower is better

After yesterday’s intermediate group debacle, I started today with reviewing gestures for our structures, then looking at pictures, then asking leading questions, then having kids write answers to questions. I’ll use those answers to write a document for them.

Then we looked again at yesterday’s story, and retold it from past tense with guide words, and then it was suddenly almost time to go and I almost didn’t have time to pre-tell them the beginning of the story of a Russian New Year movie, of which we watched ten minutes and then class ended.

I feel much better. Kids thought class was over quickly too. We didn’t have time for a quiz, reading about Lake Baikal, or practicing our poem. Yikes! Having to re-teach what I thought I’d already taught takes more time than it would have if I’d done it right from the beginning.

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