A E (a bird of prey, symbol of the USA) is looking for a teacher again, and again, and again. I can't imagine why. Forewarned is forearmed.
What's the story about this gentleman?
This gentleman's expectations must be through the roof. They must reach the pinnacle of the Himalayas! He invited this writer to give a half hour lesson to first and second graders last Wednesday. I delivered a funny-but useful-lesson on clothing.
I used large picture flashcards and their corresponding word flashcards. The 30 minutes went quickly. Students' names were already on the left hand side of the white board, which made it easier for me to identify each student and to introduce myself to him/her. I was able to use the names correctly throughout the 30 minutes.
The students responded well and were able to answer the sentence pattern questions:
What am I wearing? You are wearing _________, _________, _________.
What is s/he wearing? S/he is wearing __________, __________, _________.
I elicited all students to answer the questions using the clothing vocabulary. The students were a diverse group, which is normal. Some were way ahead of the lesson and ditto on the converse, but what teacher can group students and configure the lesson to suit all students' needs during a 30 minute teaching demo?
Naturally--of course--BIEN SUR--we had a sticky ball contest to end the lesson! Como no? I called the boys on the left side of the classroom the Ducks and the girls on the right side of the classroom offered to name themselves the Hens. Great!
Goal of game: hit a clothing picture flashcard and say the word. What could be more useful and more fun!?! The hens won.
Early on, one child was just a little too active yet still in his seat, so the said gentleman grabbed the boy and shook him really firmly--something I haven't seen for years.
I didn't consider the boy's activeness to be any type of misbehavior in any way possible and besides, I saw no need to grab him the way the gentleman did!
Anyway, to sum up this strange experience, the gentleman has tastes and expectations that are far and above my 5 foot 4 ability to accomodate.
P.S. If he uses the line, "I'll decide next week," then that means HELL NO! AND DON'T BOTHER ME AGAIN. Forewarned is forearmed.