A week ago Friday, we had our last class with Lida. The reason why this journey has been so special is because of how she made our students shine. You can see a whole series of encounters with Lida from last year here.
It was a happy Friday. Despite the leaving.
This year, our class has been small; the effects not as groundbreaking. Last year was amazing. This year was good.
To wrap up Friday, we took turns handing a ball off in different ways to each other, then we did the same thing without balls. The first video catches only the end…
Although this may not seem like rocket science, it gives students a silly way to encounter the new target language. It helps them to relax a bit, to lower that affective filter. And it helps create community in a classroom.
We are so grateful to the work she has done with us and look forward to working with Ms. Susan in days to come.