On 31st July 2014 we did lesson planning with Warwick volunteers. In the morning we did maths and English lesson plans.
During the Maths starter we practiced counting from 1 to 20 in different ways. For example, in this exercise we used a ball to count and improve concentration skills. We took turns one by one to practice this exercise and counted in Increasing order. It was very interesting because we learnt how to take the class before starting a lesson. We followed this by preparing a Maths lesson: “Ascending and Descending order”. First of all, we used flash cards to practice counting in increasing order and then we used the same flashcards to count in decreasing order. We all did very well during this exercise and during the 2nd activity we prepared Even and Odd numbers. We played corner games with Even and Odd numbers and then to recap we prepared an exercise to fill the missing in numbers in the box.
English:- This starter was about prepositions. First, we planned to ask who knew what prepositions and wrote them on the board. We told lots of new prepositions and then we started activity 1. In this activity we used objects like a book, ball, note book or a pen and. The prepositions we covered were: on, under, in, next to, behind, in front of opposite etc. In Activity 2 we used the pen as the main object of the English exercise. We suggested that the pupils give the teacher instructions like: ‘ Sir put the pen on the table’ and the teacher will purposefully do a mistake. Then, the pupil will correct the mistake and in this way we can engage the whole class during the lesson and the students will enjoy their study definitely.
For the recap, we practiced sentences with prepositions, for example : “The pen is ………..the book”. The teacher had do the actions with the pen and the book and the pupils had to fill the blanks. We had a big discussion on the different ways of teaching in the morning session today. Ramesh and Sandeep practiced the lesson planning in front of the volunteers and found out the different ways to improve.
In the evening classes we divided the volunteers into two groups. Molly and Sarah went to Mangar Hill and William and Suzy went to Manger village centre.
They did very well and they were very happy to meet to the children. The volunteers did additional things along with the lesson planning, like Suzy taught areas of rectangle and square and colours name with long sentences like” The red pen on the white note book. I visited all the centres today and I saw that our team is trying very well to implement the whole planning. The best thing was to see that the students were keen to study in the class .