I can’t say much now, but I wanted you to know how my first day went.
Well… It went.
Teaching basic English learners is really hard. I do not know what they know, and it is hard to gauge their understanding. But also, I learned to be better prepared. I will have to come up with a lot of activities for them because their books do not have much to go on at that level- just basic phrases and words. I thought that it would be harder teaching the older kids, but it was actually harder with the younger ones.
I think it helps when you know that the kids understand 90% of what you are saying, versus 20%.
Please pray that I can come up with a good lesson plan for the younger ones for Wednesday. God was so merciful when he gave me this job- I have Tuesdays off. Praise God for more time! A second chance!
I also have the 6th grade class, and I think it will be fun the teach them. I had a clear lesson plan and a good idea of how to get to know them.
Thank you for the prayers about my co-teachers. They were both very helpful and kind, and esp. Jennifer, my co-teacher from the 1st grade group. She was gracious and helpful. Thank the Lord with me!
Okay, bed time…
Keep the Faith! Remember that God never leaves you or forsakes you! His grace is sufficient for me.