A few things from today: first, we succeeded in videotaping because Lizette Liebold sent me a camera and a microphone. More on that exciting news later.
Next, I keep realizing the power of going slowly. In fact, along the right sidebar, you’ll find Terry Thatcher Waltz’s super seven verbs as recorded by Haiyun, and a Spanish beginning story post by Mike Peto on his sweet sixteen Spanish verbs. Maybe if I can keep myself to focusing on just these verbs in Russian 1, I will be able to do the whole year comprehensibly!
Finally, I am just delighted by the fact that when I googled (in English) the news story I’d found (in Russian) about the phone and the fox, a video came up in a Huffington Post article! I bet you can find it in other languages too, if you like the story.
We’ve been doing the “girl steals dolphin from pet store” story in every class, not yet quite making it to a parallel story and the reading about the fox, but we will get there, and now I have a video. This is all because Laurie and Martina taught me to google the structures and even individual words that we’re doing. Sometimes I come up with songs, other times videos, and often strange and interesting news accounts. Kids always do exactly what I did when I was in a Martina culture demo: I said, “Wow! This song has all the words that we were just using!” Duhhh…I did feel silly, but when my kids say that, I just act surprised by the news and pleased that they noticed.