Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Judy's Journal - Notes from Monday, July 9

PRESENTATION by Damiko Kevkheshvili – Kakheti WARMERS [from Sunday]
  1. Humor and Jokes. A young boy complained that he had a stomach ache. His mother said “Well that’s because you haven’t eaten anything and your stomach is empty.” Later, a woman said to the boy’s mother, “I have a head ache. What can I do?” The young boy said, “That’s because you have an empty head.”
  2. The teacher pretends to be sad and asks students to be her aspirin to cheer her up and make her headache go away by giving her good news. Students say positive things such as “I did my homework today.” “The sun is shining and the weather is fine.” “You have a nice hair cut.”
  3. Post cards with motivational greetings – student face on the front of the card and on the inside a greeting is directed to encourage the student to become involved.
  4. Cross word puzzles with a hidden message. The hidden message is the topic for the lesson.
  5. Fill-in the blank exercises; poems, find hidden words to identify topics
  6. Use Flashcards to introduce ideas such as Kings and Presidents. Show students flashcards of the President of the US, of France, and of Georgia, and flash cards of Queen Elizabeth of England, Queen Tamar, and King Erekli II. Who are these people? What countries do they come from? What do they do? What do you think the topic for today’s discussion will be?
  7. Using music to guess what the topic is: patriotic music to introduce national symbols; regional music to introduce regions of Georgia.
  8. Environmental issues: Pictures on the wall with facts about environmental pollution and an accompanying picture.
  9. To introduce the idea of Cultural awareness – manners in different countries. How do people greet each other in different countries?
  10. Ask leading questions to introduce the topic. Ask students to guess what the topic will be.
RUSIKO TKREMALADZE– ETAG Join ETAG. It’s important to belong to a professional organization and to attend workshops and learn new ideas and teaching strategies.
VIDEO CLIP ON EGG DROP– DESIGNING A CONTAINER TO PROTECT THE FALLING EGG.Seven eggs survived out of 14 eggs that were dropped. Designs varied.
Describe the photo of a couple getting married. Man with a shot gun pointing at the young man. How would you describe it. A boy is writing an examination, with a cell phone strapped to his leg. Picture of TVs carrying a book. Followed by a set of walking TVs.
Text below is presented by words in which the letters are jumbled around.
Can you guess the title of this text?
What may the text be about?
Why are small and capital letters, and punctuation marks jumbled?
What is the language of the text?
Whjat can you say about the structure of the text? Audience: It’s a letter. It’s a dialogue.
What can you say (guess) about the people who speak this language?
Volunteerism: A Way of Life.
Volunteers are a group of people, who participate in different activities and do no expect anything in return. They willingly help people in need.
There are different kinds of volunteerism, such as voluntary activities in the education, medical, environmental or community sectors. Also, there are activities that help the victims of natural disasters, who lost their homes and don’t have food or clothes. Volunteers can be people, who clean up litter in the streets, donate blood, plant trees, help the blind or children or old people to cross the street. Volunteers can be teachers, nurses, soldiers and etc.
It is a fact, that voluntary activities can help the unfortunate, such as sick people, the poor living in rural areas, or generally people in need. Voluntary activities bring us benefit too. We can learn how to help and care for people or for our planet and act accordingly.
Now let’s read the text and see what it is about? And tell what it is about. Two people discuss what the text is about. Find out if one or two of your colleagues had done volunteer work.
Name of Colleague Volunteer activity Why? (use two verbs and two adjectives to give the reason)
e.g. Sophie Blood donation She likes to help people and care for them. This is a kind and helpful activity.

CRITERIA Yes Partly No
I used new vocabulary effectively and correctly in different speaking activities.

I was able to retell the text in clear English.

I effectively used fluent English while interviewing people and made short presentations about them according to their answers.

I managed to guess the professions, famous heroes and words with the help of asking people some questions.

SHAPING DEBATES – Eka Torchinava -- Zugdidi - GRADES 10 and 11
What does the term gender equality mean?
What words do you think are related to the term gender equality?
Teachers contributed: defined gender equality. Gave examples equal salary, equal profession, equal educational opportunities,
Shows cartoon. On men and women. A man and a woman are circus performers. What is the message of this cartoon.
Another film: Is it appropriate for men to do women’s jobs? Manicurist. Hairdressers. Women doing men’s jobs. Construction. Repair work.
Discuss in groups is it appropriate for men to do women’s job and opposite also? In the old Soviet Union, more women worked in the factories. Some women drives taxis. If you can, why not?
Please raise your hands and vote for gender equality. Is it necessary or not?
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION – Voting for Change– Nana Kikalishvili/Thea Pipia 9 thgrade students
Parliamentary program – Prepare a campaign NAME OF PARTY What are you going to do if you are elected. Prepare a campaign.
Democracy in Action; Women’s party: UFOs from Mars, Young Democrats; With platforms:
Choose title: Employment for ever. Students vote for favorite party and the winner was declared.
Countries and Flags
Each group gets one letter – Choose a leader. Spelling mistakes in the program. Remember the module on symbols. Citizens of Government. Using video in class.
  • The Statue of Liberty is in this country. It is the mother of basket ball. It is a great friend of Georgia. It is a country of Mac Donalds and Coca Cola. There are 50 starts on its flag. USA
  • It is a country in Europe. Its flag has three colors. Georgian footballer Kakha Kaladze played in this country. Italy
  • The weather is often foggy and cool there. GB
  • This country is between Europe and Asia. Its flag has two colors. It has mountains and the sea. It is a great friend of America.Flag of Italy.
  • The biggest statue of Jesus Christ is in this country. People of all ages play football. It is a mother country of Carnaval. Its capital is Brasilia. Brazil.
Color these small slips of paper. Color the flags the US, flags of other countries. Put flags under the correct column: Presidents or Kings. Picture of Queen Elizabeth, Saakashvili, Italian flag.
Self assessment: Students raise picture of words when they hear it. Cartoon of Ernie from Sesame Street. Hold up pictures of an ice cream cone, can, bottle, ground, talking, trash can, hours, no.
Students are directed to write a short composition: If I had the power over trash……..
Teacher asks leading questions: What is democracy? How do you understand the democracy in the workplace. Students discuss.
Reading task:
Everyone at Semco, even top managers, meets guests in reception, does the photocopying, sends faxes, types letters and dials the phone.
He let his workers take more responsibility so that they would be the ones worrying when things went wrong. He allowed them to set their own salaries, and he cut all the jobs he thought were unnecessary, like receptionists and secretaries. This saved money and brought more equality ot the company. “Everyone at Semco, even top managers, meets guests in reception, does the photocopying, sends, faxes, types letters and dials the phone.”
He completed reorganized the office: instead of walls, they have plants at Semco, so bosses can’t shut themselves away from everyone else. And the workers are free to decorate their workspace as they want. As for uniforms, some people wear suits and others wear T-shirts.
Semier says, “We have a sales manager named Rubin Agater who sits there reading the newspaper hour after hour. He doesn’t even pretend to be busy. But when a Semco pump on the other side of the world fails and millions of gallons of oil are about to spill into the sea, Rubin springs into action. He knows everything there is to know about our pumps and how to fix them. That’s when he earns his salary. No one cares if he doesn’t look busy the rest of the time.”
Semco has flexible working hours; the employees decide when they need to arrive at work. The employees also evaluate their bosses twice a year. Also, Semco lets its workers use the company’s machines for their own projects, and makes them take holidays for thirty days a year.
It sounds perfect, but does it work? The answer is in the numbers: in the last six years, Semco’s revenues have gone from $35 million to $212 million. The company has grown from eight hundred employees to 3,000. Why?
Semler says it’s because of “peer pressure”. Peer pressure makes everyone work hard for everyone else. If someone isn’t doing his job well, the other workers will not allow the situation to continue. In other words, Ricardo Semler treats his workers like adults and expects them to act like adults. And they do.
True false:
  1. He didn’t allow them to set their own salaries and he cut all the jobs he thought were unnecessary.
  2. The words are free to decorate their workspace as they want.
  3. Semco doesn’t have flexible working hours.
  4. The employees do not decide when they need to arrive at work.
  5. Semco lets its workers use the companies’ machines for their own projects. Peer pressure doesn’t make everyone work hard for everyone else.
Groups prepare a question and find the answers. Each group prepares a question and gives the question to the next group and the 2ndgroup finds an answer.

The employees also evaluate their bosses twice a year.
The company has grown from eight hundred employees to 3000.
If someone isn’t doing well his job well, the other workers will not allow the situation to continue.

CONNECTING SONGS TO CONTENT - AnaChachkhiani & Inga Shekriladze Kutaisi
PEOPLE AT WORK [From British council – Learn English Kids]

Flash cards use them match the pictures with the words. Who is the winner. Who is this? Fireman, Who is this…teacher; who is this? Policeman.
Now we are going to listen to a song about people and their jobs. I want you to listen and fill in the gaps.
Nigel Naylor, he’s a tailor
He makes trousers, suits and shirts
Penny Proctor, she’s a ________Comes to see when it hurts.
Peter Palmer He’s a farmer. He’s got cows and pigs and ________
Wendy Witter, babysitter
Minds the kids, when they are asleep
People work in the country, people work in the _________.
People work _______and night.
Matching description with word….students move around

Fill in the boxes of the cross word puzzle.
This person has got sheep, cows and pigs.
This person looks after young children.
This person visits you when your ill.
This person mends things like water pipes, baths and toilets.
This person checks your teeth and keeps them clean and white.
This person makes clothes like trousers, suits and shirts.

GRAMMAR CONSIDERATIONSUSING ADJECTIVES (Irma Kadaria/Manana Getia). Kutaisi 5thgrade
Starts with a movie clip on the song Let’s call the whole thing off. You say potato and I say potato (British pronunciation).
Connected to the diversity of the English Language.
Cross word puzzle: Underground, chemist, pavement, sweets, frieds, queue, autumn, wardrobe, trousers, motorway, garden
S u b w a y d
I j y u i a R
D d r u m r u
E f a l l e g
W e f r i e s
A c l o s e t
L i n e o n o
K p a n t s r
C a n d y r e
F r e e w a y

DEMOCRACY IN ACTION– Trial of A. Wolf. – Tea Bardavelidze - Kutaisi
Warmer: I am ….adj…(interesting)…Irma
I like ice cream; I am generous Gene. I like …..
What do we have in common: teachers we teach.
Runner running
Baker baking
Banker banking makes money
Carpenter - builds
Butcher chef…cuts meat. Cooks food chopping onions
Dentist – fixes teeth,
Fireman puts out fires..

Descriptions of jobs fill-in the sheet of paper with the different job descriptions: -- “My name is Zviadi and I work outdoors in parks and gardens. I plant flowers and trim trees and bushes.” write the name of the occupation. And three adjectives. Next to the occupation.
Name 6 jobs…..painter, surgeon, actor, teacher, dentw did she like the ist. Which is the most interesting. Explain why. Solve the problem.
DEMOCRACY IN ACTION – Voting for Change – [TRIAL OF Little Red Riding Hood] Nana Kikalishvili/Thea Pipia 6thGRADE 12 years old.
Fishing hook and fish. Hook the students on the lesson. Watch a cartoon. Why didn’t children like the pizza. How did mother solve. The mother gave the children choices.
Imagine that you are on a magic carpet – fly back into your childhood. See clips of three fairy tales. Cindarella, little Red Riding Hood.
Telling the story of the Little Red Riding Hood. According to the pictures in the cartoon, first Keti, then, Tamar, then the next student. The story reaches the stage where the wolf comes to knock on Grannie’s door.
Now I give each group pictures and definitions. Steps in a Jury Trial. Student holds up the picture and the other student has to match the word and definition. Defendant, Prosecutor, judge, Decision made by the jury. One who is called to testify through the court of law.
Selection of the jury.
Jurors are called for the voire dire
Jurors challenged, for cause
The Trial
The judge may deliver remarks to the jury
The attorneys five their opening speeches.
Witnesses are called for direct
The Judge’s chart.
The judge instructions the jury as to what laws apply to the case and what those laws man.
The jury goes into a private room to discuss and the case and reach a decision
The verdict.
The jury returns to the courtroom and the foreperson announces the decision.

Students dress up in into costumes: Little Red Riding hood. The judge, and Little Red Riding Hood, the Wood cutter. Script. Teachers improvise the trial. On the Internet: Mock Trial Script of The Big Bad Wolf v. Curly Pig.

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