This morning my preteen students met me in the classroom for the first time. I began our ‘working week’ by firstly introducing The Gruffalo to them. After the short introduction we sat down and watched the wonderful BBC animated production of the story. It really is a great tale and the children loved it. Immediately after watching it we went through some of the story’s key phrases, and I am pleased to say that the children understood a great deal.
During the rest of the morning the children studied various aspects of the present simple tense interspaced with Gruffalo themed games and activities and they also began working on a Gruffalo skit with teacher Alexander. When lunch time came they were somewhat tired, but hopefully a little wiser. 🙂