We're off to our ml country for a few days, and I'd like to make the most of our short stay. Since my daughter is now in second grade and an ok reader, I'd like to raise her awareness for the written word in the ml country - signposts, billboards, anything written in ml really.
But how do I direct her attention to these things? Last time I tried a sort of word bingo for the train, with a list of words like "platform, exit, timetable, departure" she'd be likely to spot in the train station or on the train, but it didn't work out too well. (Though it wasn't in actual bingo card layout, maybe I could try that, she knows the principle of bingo from after-school daycare).
Do you have any ideas what I could do? The situations we'll be in will be trains, train stations, a few shops (shoes, drugstore, stationary, and of course bookstore) and a supermarket.
Post by Abbi Gutierrez on Apr 13, 2018 6:31:53 GMT 9
My son is only 5 but when we were in Spain recently he was drawn automatically to all the signs etc in Spanish and liked to try to read them. Sometimes I would point out interesting things like when the sound is different to English (what he's learning at school). Have fun!
Mayken: My daughter's ml homework for this week included baking a cake - there's a cake in the story they read, and after each chapter there are questions and tasks, and the current chapter has the step-by-step recipe. She's to bring the cake to school too.
May 1, 2018 23:48:48 GMT 9
Amy: What a nice original homework! Makes such a change from standard homework, and I wouldn't be surprised if kids remember more from it! I like your bilingual school Mayken! Lucky little girl, and lucky Mummy!
May 2, 2018 0:00:43 GMT 9
Mayken: ml cake homework update: About half the class brought cake (8 out of 15), not all of them were the cake from the book recipe, but my daughter's was the most popular. (Maybe because we added food colouring and topped it with chocolate icing and smarties?)
May 4, 2018 5:58:10 GMT 9
Adam Beck: Cake is definitely my favorite kind of homework!
May 4, 2018 11:28:51 GMT 9
Jana: One of the best parts of having kids in bilingual school was getting Mother's Day cards in two languages! (With less-than-perfect spelling in both!) Ha!
May 15, 2018 9:16:08 GMT 9
Amy: (Twice) Lucky you Jana! So nice to read exciting pieces of news like yours!
May 16, 2018 5:46:25 GMT 9
Mayken: I still have that to look forward to, Jana! Mother's Day in our ML country is two weeks later, and the ml teacher goes along with that date. (It was last Sunday in our ml country.)
May 16, 2018 5:58:11 GMT 9