Muna English Circle
For our second Muna English Circle, we focused on card games and magic once again. The lesson was enjoyed by not only the kids, but perhaps even more so by the parents.
Card Game: Cheat
We played the card game “Cheat”, also known as “Doubt” in Japan. This is a game that Nam often played with his siblings when he was a child, and he was very happy to teach this game to the kids. We were very impressed by how well the kids remembered the card names (for example, “Jack” instead of “11” as most Japanese adults call it). During the actual game time, the kids played cards while talking with each other in English. We challenged them with this higher level of difficulty game, and everybody used the key sentences well. The grammar regarding the use of plurals which many junior high school students often struggle with was easily obtained through this fun game!
Magic: Missing Card
The kids learned a new magic trick from Nam. When he performed the trick for everybody including the parents, the parents were more amazed than the kids! The secret is a very simple one, and when the kids tried to perform the trick for the parents, it was funny to see how some of the parents figured out the secret and perform the trick back for the kids.
Parent Discussion Time
While the kids were practicing magic with Nam, Kumiko discussed with the parents how to integrate the key sentence to daily life at home. We’re so glad that we have many motivated parents. Some parents played the card game from the previous Muna English Circle at home. Others continued to use the key sentence from that lesson at home while they’re checking with their kids what stuff to bring to school in the morning. They actually continue to use English at home just as we ideally intend them to! Some kids enjoy to respond with “Yes” in English at home, too! That’s amazing! These are the initial buds of accomplishment, and we’re looking forward to seeing the kids continue to grow and blossom into confident English speakers.
Finally we would like to share this special message from one of the parents:
– Ms. N.
Thank you for the very kind message, Ms. N. We want to continue to listen to customers and work hard!
The next Muna English Circle will be held on Saturday, December 2nd from 2:30-3:30pm at Tsukiminosato.
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