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オンライン英語スクール Englishbuds 管理人 Mommy Kayo です。

 

10月24日(土)にメル講師による

グループレッスンが開催されました。

15時からの回はHalloween Party、

16時からの回はリーディングについてのディスカッション、

17時からの回はMinecraftでの動物園作り、

に取り組んでいただきました。

 

まずは15時の回、

Zoomの会議室に入るとそこはHalloween Party会場!!!

可愛いコスチュームに身を包んだキッズ、そしてメル。

コスチュームだけでなく、

ハロウィンデコレーションまで施して下さったり、

ハロウィンアイテムを用意し、パーティー気分を盛り上げて下さいました。

 

ご協力ありがとうございました!

 

Trick or treat パレードまではできなかったものの

ビンゴを楽しみ、歌を楽しみ、最後に一人ずつ怖いお話を即興で披露し、

終始盛り上がる様子を見ることができ、

私も嬉しかったです!!!

私の思い付き企画を毎回最高の形にして下さる皆さん!

いつもありがとうございます❤️

 

 

次は16時の回、

最初にディスカッション参加者の方々とも

ハロウィンパーティーの余韻を楽しみ、

本格的なディスカッションを繰り広げるという展開になりました。

 

自分の言葉で自分の考えを率直に英語で語る、という

日本の英語教育事情からすると

とんでもなく高度なことを緊張もせずに

サラッとリラックスしてディスカッションに参加するメンバーたち。

 

あなたたちの将来が楽しみで仕方がありません!!!

 

今回もリーディングに対する本音をぶつけ合い、

終始充実したディスカッションとなっていました(^^)

 

 

さて、最後17時はマインクラフトでは初の試み、

Build Competition を開催しました。

 

今回のテーマはzoo。

 

このグループレッスンのために

マイクラのワールドの中にそれ相応の広さの更地を確保する必要がありました。

 

マイクラには更地が一瞬でできる整地コマンドもあり便利ですが、

座標を間違えると思わぬところが更地なってしまうという

リスクがあるといえばあります。

 

うっかりやらかして

これまで子どもたちが作ってきた建造物を破壊したら、

それこそ切腹ものなので(この時代に切腹して謝るな)

チキンな私は自分でコツコツ整地することを選択しました(笑)

 

普段の金曜、土曜20時からのマイクラのグループレッスン、

マイクラのスキルに乏しい私には

特にできることがなくヒマだったんですよね。

猫と遊ぶのも飽きたし。。。

猫に飽きたのでウサギを出してみましたが、

私の空虚な気持ちを癒すには至らず、、、

 

そんなところにこの整地作業!

ストレス解消になかなか良かったです(笑)

 

適当な場所を探し、邪魔となる山を

TNTという爆弾で豪快に爆破しまくり、

あとは黙々とブロックを置いて平らにしていくのですが

無心になれました。時間を忘れる無の境地に到達。

 

心理療法として推します(笑)

 

ストレスを感じているママさん、パパさんと

マイクラ整地部を作ろうかと思ってしまうくらい。(希望者は要連絡)

 

あ、話が逸れすぎです!!!

 

私がこの一ヶ月整地を続けてきた更地、

私のメンタル状態を表すかのように殺風景でした、、、

何にもないんだから当たり前ですが(^^;

 

そんないわくつきの更地の上に

純粋な子どもたちの手によって

あれよあれよと素敵な動物園が建設されていきました。

 

今回はCompetitionということで

4名の参加者の方を2つのグループに分け、

互いの建築を競ってもらうことにしました、、、

が!!!

一人の参加者の方にディバイスのトラブルが生じてしまい

思うように操作することができない事態に(ノД`)

 

「大丈夫かなぁ、、、」とハラハラ見守っていましたが、

トラブルにも強く、そして優しく対応してくれ、

本当に感動しました(T_T)

 

年齢を考えると、投げ出したり、癇癪を起こしたり、

日本語を話しちゃったりしても

全くおかしくないと思うのですが、

トラブルが発生したチームの子達は、

その時に出来る最善の選択肢を自分たちで模索し、

自分たちの力で対応しようとしていました。

そして最後まで英語でコミュニケーションを続けていたという。。。

不自由な中でベストを尽くすという姿勢、、、

素晴らしいなぁ・・・と心の中で絶賛してました!

 

本当にもう

英語を話すためだけのレッスンではなかったですね。

 

相手チームの子達も

トラブルが発生したことを気遣い、

そしてお互いの健闘を讃えあっていました。

 

あなたたちは英語ができるだけじゃなくて

人としての思いやりもあり、

トラブルに対処する忍耐力、アイデアもある

素晴らしい子たち!!!

 

そんなメンバーに恵まれたバズを誇りに思います。

 

子どもたちが作った動物園、

見てあげてください(^^)

 

次にメルからのレポです♪

 

Happy weekend, Mommy and Daddies!!! I hope that you are all having lovely and relaxing time with your loved ones. It is getting colder and the air is getting dry. I have noticed that many of the students have cough or cold… Please take good care…
Oh, by the way, today I would like to share some stories about the 3 wonderful group lessons that we just had. It was kind of a bit different from our previous group lessons as we held our very first ONLINE HALLOWEEN PARTY today. Since many countries still haven’t flatten the COVID-19 curve yet, we still cannot hold parties or events. Halloween is one of the most exciting part of the year for many children around the world. It is the time of the year where they can put on their favorite costume. Garbed in their cool , lovely and sometimes spooky costumes, they would usually enjoy parties with friends, do Halloween activities, and get many snacks from trick or treating. Sadly, because of COVID-19, our kids cannot enjoy it this year. That was why Mommy Kayo thought of having a Halloween party in one of our online group lessons. I was so excited when Mommy Kayo told me about it. Especially when she told me that I would be needing to dress up for the Halloween party, too. The thought of it actually made me feel all giddy inside.
There were 4 participants in our Online Halloween Party. They were all so adorable in their costumes! One of the girls was dressed up as an enchanting fairy, and the other girl was wearing a lovely and trendy witch costume, she told us that she was a spider witch. We also had 2 boys in the group lesson. One them was looking so handsome in his wizard costume. He was also with his little sister who was dressed up in a pretty orange cape and purple witch hat. The last boy participant was really so cool in his spider man mask. They were all prepared for our Halloween party! We had a blast playing BINGO using Halloween bingo cards, we sang some Halloween songs, too. I was honestly glad that everyone sang with me. They even said that they loved the songs! After that, we proceeded to our SPOOKY STORY TELLING TIME. I was a bit worried if everyone would be willing to share a story. Some children really are shy to tell stories when there are many people listening to them. But amazingly, all of them shared their original spooky stories!!! One of the boys even prepared some props for his story. Their stories were all like music to my ears… They were supposed to spook me out, but I was feeling extremely happy while listening to their stories. It was truly an amazing experience for me… I could tell that everyone had an amazing time as well. Thank you, Mommy Kayo for making it happen…
The second group lesson was a discussion. We had the same brainy and open-minded members from our last session. I really, really always enjoy the group discussion. I love listening to the students’ thoughts and views about different issues. I love seeing how genuine and passionate they are when they speak their mind. And I love how they respect each other’s opinion. I somehow feel like I am just talking with very young friends whenever I am having this group discussions. It always gives me a warm feeling.
The participants were given a question as a guide for our discussion. The question was, ” Do you think that it is important for children to read books?” I am proud to say that all our participants did their best and did an incredible job in our group discussion… They were all really brilliant… Although they had different explanations about their opinion, they all agreed that reading books is definitely important for children to widen their knowledge, enhance their creativity and imagination, and prepare themselves for the future. We also discussed about the other things that are essential in developing the skills of growing up children. And of course, we did not forget to talk about something that would lighten up everyone’s mood and make us smile. It was another inspiring and enlightening group discussion. I really loved it!
The third and the last one was the MINECRAFT group lesson. This time, we thought of a ZOO building competition. We had four participants and devided them into two groups with two members each. We decided to use the breakout room feature of zoom for this session. That was to make sure that each group would be able to communicate and work well with each other while working on their zoos without letting the other team hear their ideas. Mommy Kayo actually secretly prepared this special and gigantic area for this ZOO Building Competition. I was amazed at how big the place was, and she managed to flatten and arrange the blocks on the area all by herself! It’s FANTASTIC!
Everyone was so focused and excited while building their zoo! Sadly, one of the members had a problem with his device and could not do much to help his partner. But I was so touched and amazed on how patient and positive they were even though they knew that they were left behind by the other group. One of the boys kept encouraging him to still help and assured him that it was okay even if he was having troubles placing items in their zoo. And I was really glad that the boy who had the trouble with his device did not get cranky at all. He was sad that he could help his partner, but he was so calm and did his best to help his kind partner. It was really so beautiful and touching. The other group on the other hand was super busy with their zoo. They were very creative with their ideas! They even built this beautiful Christmas tree in the zoo and placed a lot fascinating details in it. Watching them work together was extremely exciting, and it was soooooo fun to listen to their conversations. They looked and sounded so passionate about what they were doing. They even lit some fireworks before we ended the session! It was supposed to be a competition, but due to the problem that one of the players had, we didn’t announce a winner… Oh, well, we really didn’t have any intention of choosing a winner. We were thinking more of letting the members unleash their creativity, develop teamwork in this session, and learn to appreaciate each other work. And I am almost a hundred percent sure that this theme served it purposes for our MINECRAFT members. But since we were really feeling bad that one of the players was not able to really enjoy the zoo building session, and their team could not finish their zoo, Mommy Kayo invited them to join our Saturday regular MINECRAFT group lesson. Thank you always, Mommy Kayo!!!
I can say that this was another successful day for our group lessons… All of the session were just FANTABULOUS!!! Thank you so very, very, very much, Mommy and Daddies for trusting us… Thank you for continuously letting your precious little ones have English lessons with us… We are forever grateful…

 

長いレポートになってしまいましたが

お読み下さりありがとうございました(^^)

 

次回は11月21日(土)を予定しています。

テーマはThanksgiving で行こうかと計画中です!

どうぞお楽しみに(^^)

 

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