I am sorry for late posting.
This time I will tell about 13th gardeN on 19th of Feb.
We have many kinds of members from elementary school children to adults in gardeN and some of them are now high school students.
The reason why I said this is that two high school students went to Australia to study English!
|We envy them!!|
So in the 13th gardeN, we did some activities about Australia with some envy for them, some cheer-up for them and a lot of joy.
At first, we learned many words about Australia with pictures, like Koala, Dingo, Opera House, Ayers Rock, Diving, Football and so on.
Then, everyone thought what they want to do in Australia. Members tried to think with some words they learned.
(I think everyone could just guess how fun the stay in Australia is, otherwise two members were in Australia and enjoyed at the same time... I envy them.)
That's all for this post.
I'd like to say "see you" with some member's impressions.
★After gardeN, on our way to home by car, my daughter and I said at the same time, "It was more enjoyable than usual!" For me, It was fun to talk about a lot of things like native Australian named Aborigine is said to eat big bugs and ants, the meaning of another name of Ayers Rock, "Uluru", we can climb Ayers Rock, we can see bears, Japanese serows, deers in nature in Nishiwaga instead of Kangaroos or Dingos in Australia and so on in a group I was at. My daughter said that she was fun because she tried to understand what she listened in English or to read or write some words. And she could understand a little bit more than before what group member's talked. In addition, To my surprise, I heard my two-years-old son tried to imitate the sounds of "Thank you" and "See you"!! I felt it was awesome to try to speak something by just hearing it.
★今日のサークル終わって、車に乗って出発してそうそう、親子揃って、 『今日は特にめっちゃ楽しかった～！』 とハモリました（笑） 私は、シェアするときの班で、発表がわりと早く終わったので、 大きな芋虫やアリを食べるっていう話や、アイヌとアボリジニの話（ウルルってなんでそういう言葉なんだろう、とか） エアーズロックに登れるんだよ、っていう話とか、 西和賀では自然にみられる動物と言ったら熊とかカモシカとか鹿だよね、 っていう話とか、色んな話を英語と日本語ごちゃまぜで話せて楽しかったです。 娘は聞いた英語を頑張って自分の中で訳してみたり、 単語を読んだり書いたりしてみるのが楽しかったそうです。 班の人の発表もわりとちゃんと聞き取れたようで、面白かったそうです＾＾ あとは、2歳の息子が『Thank you．』と、『See you.』をマネしてしゃべってたのにも驚きました＾＾ 聴いたまんましゃべってみる吸収力すごいなぁと思いました。
☆I have little confidence with speaking English, but I was glad that I could try English conversation with ALT. I hadn't had much interest in Australia but thank to today's theme, I could learn some of Australia. It was fun!