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While in theory I see the value, in reality it's a mess. The teachers all have to disrupt their curriculum for at least a week. In grade four we spend five of our total six classes working on the projects. That's a normal three classes of English and three of SOSE all converted to project time. Not to mention the prep day on Monday and Tuesday. Everything else had to be put on hold. How much of unit six English do you think they remember now since we're been away from it for over a week? Not to mention the SOSE until that we're not quite half way into.
I was proud of my classes for the most part. I haven't seen the parent feedback sheets yet; they have to be translated from Korean. Classes 4-1 and 4-3 surpassed my expectations. A lot of public speaking here tends to turn into hushed tones as the kids are afraid of talking in front of their parents. They can be hit at home for an inadequate showing. Both 4-1 and 4-3 were louder and clearer than when we'd practiced. Class 4-2 fell off a bit but was still ok. I'm relieved it's done and some of the moms cracked a smile. Last year it was like performing for Stepford wives - no response, no reaction. This was a bit startling as it's usually class 4-3 that can't get their act in gear.
After SOSE Day on Tuesday and Wednesday we got a respite on Thursday. It was a holiday: Jesus Christ's Ascension. Not to worry. June 29th is Mohammed's Ascension so things remain even. We were all delighted to have the day off, but now here I am, on Friday afternoon, struggling to stay awake and be
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