DarlingDaughter has now received outline details of the school where she will be based, though it's not clear what age group she will be teaching. She has a short induction programme when she arrives in Bankok, but there seems to be an assumption that she will come laden with a plethora of games, songs and ingenious ways to encourage her pupils to get to grips with our mad, mad language. I suspect, from the way she deals with small children generally, that she will actually take to this like a duck to water, but she is currently in free-fall panic mode (now that we've discounted the White Slaver option, being a disaster in the classroom is at the top of her heap of terrors) and convinced she'll not be able to think of anything. So, my dearest blogging friends, may I ask you to join in a coroporate brainstorm...What songs, games or stories would you suggest as routes to painless learning.
So far, I'm thinking "Head, shoulders, knees and toes" and "Put your finger on your nose" for body parts, "Old Macdonald" for animals, "Sing a Rainbow" etc....and games along the lines of "I unpacked my grandmother's trunk", a few tongue twisters and maybe they could make their own Happy Families cards.
We have till Tuesday to boost L's confidence...all contributions gratefully received.