Friday, August 20, 2010

"Owl Babies" Summer Camp

This week was my second week of summer camp (which is an intensive English summer programme). Last week I taught my regular high level English class but this week I had to teach a week of low level English learners.

I won't lie, teaching low level learners is tough, especially when they are in their last couple of years of elementary school. They are too old for a lot of the activities that younger children like and they are often frustrated with English in general (it's not exactly and easy language to learn).

I decided to base my camp on the book "Owl Babies" - I thought it was a sweet story and I hoped it wasn't too young for my students.

As part as my owl themed summer camp I got the children to make owl masks - a pretty easy activity really - cut out the mask and decorate. They seemed to have a really great time though and perhaps a little too much fun with the glitter. I'm sure there will be glitter in that classroom for the next 12 months.


Anonymous said...

Aawww, the kids are adorable! so sweet!


Curves Ahead lifestyle blogger said...

cute masks love all the colors they used

Victoria said...

ahhhh how cute, it looks like fun! xxx

Trees said...

It was a great to do something creative in my class at last! Hopefully in my new job I can incorporate more craftiness^^

Julia said...

What a great way to make learning fun!
The masks are awesome!