Imagine it's just any ordinary Monday morning, you're walking to school & suddenly you see this greeting you at the door.
It was a blast!!!
Every student from every class was given written or semi-writing assignments to complete in the English language & be placed within the capsule. Teachers & staff were invited to contribute as well.
To be opened during ELW 2013!
We sold out 40 burgers & 40 hot dogs in 2 afternoons!
The ELS will be doing this once a fortnight to raise funds to pay for their T-shirts (instead of burdening their already cash strapped parents).
They learn entrepreneurship, practical English language use & living skills all at the same time!
In the end, it was won by this skinny over-dramatic Form 5 boy, Azmi.
Students were given a list of 100 words to memorise the day before & yet the competition did not last for more than 5 rounds.
It was won by a multi-talented Form 2 girl, Leslie.
The student who gets the most number of answers correct wins.
I tried the puzzle myself & found it to be really challenging. I only managed 35/40.
The winner was Yatie from Form 4.
Representatives from each class were divided into groups & had to collect points at different stations.
They have to run, lift, dance, sing, act, write & solve puzzles.
The top 3 groups will receive a riddle. Solve the riddle & you will discover the location of the treasure (a golden piece of paper).
Be the first to find it & win a hamper!
Boy, did we have a show for the students & all others in attendance that night!
I dressed up in my 3 piece suit & the other English teachers donned blazers.
Performances for the night were a duet by the 2010 Teacher Idol, a duet by the 2010 Katibas Idol, a story by the 2010 Storytelling Champion, a sketch & a dance.
I sang Jason Mraz's "Lucky" with Norhayati, the Katibas Idol. Even though my mic malfunctioned, we put on a good show.
I also produced the dance. I got a few girls together & trained them every night for a month to do the Wondergirl's "Nobody" dance. I bought dresses, gloves & ribbons for their costumes. It was more than magnificent in the end.
I absolutely have to commend my colleague, Royston, on a job well done in producing the sketch for the night which was based on "Rumplestiltskin".
The casting, the props making, the acting, the abridged plot, the multiple nightly practices & the simplified dialogues they were done with absolute care & attention.
I could see that & I am very grateful to have someone like you on my team.
Keep it up!
2010 English Language Week was a great success!
I have never experienced ELW when I was back in school but my experiences in IPBA & VUW plus the images in my head of what an awesome ELW would be like has really come true.
I would like to thank the members of the administration, the ELP, the ELS & every member of the school who directly & indirectly contributed to this dream.
It was truly memorable & I believe that it has pushed the English language up a notch in the hearts & minds of the students.
I'm already brimming with ideas for next year's ELW!