Thursday, January 28, 2016

leaflet on fireworks


First Week in EFL Class

The first week  in EFL class, we had lots of activities. Our teacher is Mr. Michael, he's also the grade eight homeroom teacher. We had activities such as coming up words out of our full name, letter by letter. My name is really long, and it took a lot of time to come up with such a lot of words.

We also learned about the historical events of Afghanistan, which is a lot, so that we can relate the history with those in the novel "The Kite Runner". Other than that, we have to do the word for the day. Each students presents a word for each session, but two students will present in case of double period. It really widened my knowledge.

We were also taught about the kite running, which is a two-person affair, with one person called "charka gir" and the other called "gudiparan paz." Charka gir is the one in charge of holding the wooden kite spool around which the tar, wire is wound. On the other hand, gudiparan paz is the one controlling the movement of the kite in the air. They were supposed to strike down other kites with the string or wire of your kite. Overall, it is an interesting and exciting week for all of us. 


The First Week in EFL Class

The first week in EFL class, we are still coping to the new type of learning and be comfortable in each other presence. We introduce ourselves on the first day, and since our EFL teacher is also our class advisor, Mr.Michael, it’s easier to cope.
On the first day, we described ourselves using our letter’s name. For example A-amazing. It took quite some time because some of the letters doesn’t represent much adjectives. Although it was quite fun to listen to others talk about themselves.

The next day, Mr.Michael showed us a powerpoint presentation about Afghanistan’s history. For me, it really widened my knowledge of the world. People might know that Afghanistan is in the middle of a war but not many knows the reason.

The third day, we are explained about ‘word for the day” where each of us are assigned turns to tell a word and explain it. So in a way we are learning new words almost every day. We also continued the presentation about Afghanistan’s history because of the lack of time the day before.

For the rest of the week, we discussed Euphemism, Verbs, and Cohesive devises. Over all it has been an interesting week. -AudreyF

First week on efl class

The first week on EFL class was all about introduction to what we're going to learn in our EFL class. Our teacher for our EFL class is Mr. Michael, grade 8's homeroom teacher. He explained what we're going to learn, what books we're going to read and more.

The first activity we had was about writing words from the letters of our name. For example is Dhana, we must think what word starts with D, H, A, N and A. It could be an adjective or maybe a noun. My name is not too long yet not too short which gives me an advantage to finish first which is useless because I did not finish first. There are names longer than mine which took a long time to get it done.

The second thing we did is discuss about our novel. We learned about Khaled, Afghanistan and its timeline. We learned what had happened in Afghanistan. We knew that Afghanistan was once ruled by the Talibans and communist groups. After we discussed it, we were given words and questions. We are needed to find the meaning of the word and also answer the questions.

We had fun on the first week and I am excited to start reading the Kite Runner. ~Vincent

First week in EFL

My first week of being an EFL in grade 8 is fun. We didn't learn anything at all, it was just introduction of our teacher, Mr.Michael. Introduction of the novel, Kite Runner, and last we introduce ourselves to the teacher and to our friends, although we already knew each other very well. We introduce ourselves in a a very unusual way, we describe ourselves by our name letters. Introduction was only 2 days.

The third day we start to discuss the novel, we had a head start about the novel, we discussed where the place will be which is Afghanistan, we learned many history about Afghanistan, the wars, and many more about Afghanistan. Then we discussed about the characters, the main character is Amir, the minor character is Hassan, Baba, Ali, Rahim Khan and there are still many characters in the book.

We had fun in the first week. ~dhana