Friday, January 11, 2008

Food, glorious food

I made myself a spinach enchilada for lunch today. It was so good I almost cried. Of course some things were missing, like sour cream instead of creme fraiche, and cheddar cheese, but it was a pretty good fake out if I say so myself. And I made the whole thing in the microwave, which is quite an accomplishment from my usual method of using like 18 different bowls and pans. Just one bowl and one plate. Nice to know that I can satisfy my Mexican craving somehow!

The monster class was decent yesterday. It's a little horrifying that some of the CM1s in that class don't know all of their colors or numbers through 20, I'll have to take that up with the maitre when I see him next. We played a game I found on the Genki English site where they have to draw cards with an animal, a number, and a color on it and then say what they have, for example, seventeen green zebras. A lot of the kids needed help. And then my other CM1 class decided that they thought hangman was too boring. What child thinks hangman is boring????

2 comments:

Destination Metz said...

that game sounds good, do you have a link for it?

most of the kids loveeeeeee hangman. they keep asking me for hangman and bingo, but they are in CE2.

Au Soleil Levant said...

Here's a link for the game:

http://www.genkienglish.net/pinkfish.htm

I modified it a little by not having the kids run, and having them say the number too. We also didn't use "I like" because they haven't learned that yet. Genki English has GREAT games, my kids love all the ones I've used. And the games are free!

Yeah, I really don't know what was up with these CM1, my CE1 and CM2 love hangman. Maybe it was too early in the morning for them or something. I think too that they are intimidated by the maitre, who stays in class with me, and that kind of dampens their reactions in general.