Today we wanted to bring some insight as to our recent classroom changes, including the introduction of the insect and alphabet series. We realize that mastering the English language is a constant, evolving experience. By integrating different games, themes, and styles of classrooms, we can keep students more readily engaged and feeling happier with their learning.
Recently, there has been a skyrocket in the number of students, particularly elementary, seeking ESL services. Unfortunately, they may not always be prepared for words or sentences at the start. When we considered this, we realized we had to create something that could provide a stepping stone for the series we have already created. Therefore, we made the alphabet series.
|The letter T!|
Students in these classes tend to be younger, but they're definitely more energetic and eager to learn!
That being said, we wanted to bring students into classes that had more variety and diversity. We were thinking of ways to accomplish this, and we landed on the idea of insect classes. Sometimes, insects can have some of the most difficult to pronounce words, such as 'antennae.' By having some of our best teachers tackle these classes and guide students through, they can get a better understanding of some of the more abstract, complicated words of the English language whilst simultaneously having a great time with fun graphics and games!
These classes can introduce newer lessons and games. Such as a retake on the spelling game, below, or more song based approaches in the phonics lessons. We also use more models and diagrams and less memorization. It's all to allow you more time to interact with the students instead of have the students interact with themselves.
|Shedding & Hatching!|
|Momo can get across safely if you spell 'ladybug'!|
Some of our teachers have taken a liking to our classes, and we asked for their opinions. Here is teacher Jennifer Walker expressing her thoughts:
Our goal is to create inspiring new classrooms that feel innovative and instructive. As we continue to grow, we're always looking for new ways to challenge educational development. We want both teachers and students to have a memorable experience in the classroom, start to finish. From our holiday themes to our insect and phonetic classes, we hope you're enjoying the variety!
Thank you for taking the time to read our blog about classroom diversification!
The Qkids Family