What a beautiful day today! I hope you can enjoy the sunshine during your breaks.
The Secret Garden
After speed discussion, we completed listening and discussion activities about two of the songs you'll hear in the Secret Garden musical this evening (or tomorrow evening). In these activities, we looked at idiomatic expressions, character relationships and themes.
Make sure to meet me in front of the theater at 6:40pm and I'll give you your ticket. We'll be sitting in a group in the theater. Please don't forget the map from class, or you can check the map on your phones - justclick on this link for the map: IE Field Trip map
We had a short activity on how to show interest during a discussion. We need to show interest to let the speaker know that we are listening to him/her. You can use these expressions:
Discussion Leader Absences:
In today's class, THREE of the four discussion leaders were absent, so we could not have our discussions. It would have been very unfair to today's leader to lead a discussion with the entire class!
In the future, you can only reschedule your discussion if you have a serious illness and you must do the following:
For those students who do not following these steps (which are explained in the course syllabus), you will automatically receive 0% for your discussion.
1. Discussion Preparation
2. Blog Post #6
3. Journal Topic #5:
Blog Question #6:
What did you think about our field trip to see the musical The Secret Garden (interesting and/or suprising observations)?