Spring English Board!
Valentine’s Day / White Day English Board!
My original plan was to buy lots of heart shaped post-it notes from the 100yen store and have lots of students write ‘I love …’ or ‘I like…’ sentences. However, I forgot about this plan until today (the day before Valentine’s!) so this board is a result of getting into work this morning and thinking ‘Oh no! I should make a board before tomorrow!’.
Also you can see I have made reference to White Day was well (stretching the board out to last until mid March! Laziness!).
Latest English Board to show you made by Nathan, the other assistant at my school. I feature on it as a ‘famous person born in the year of the dragon’.
It’s time for Christmas Boards! Or to be exact Christmas Board because I can’t seem to find a picture of last year’s one. I fear it must have been lost in the Great Dying Laptop Data Transfer of April 2011. Anyway here’s the one we did this year:
One of the staples of being an Assistant Language Teacher is the ‘English Board’. I’m not the biggest fan of this idea because I’m not sure how many of the students actually look at it but the other teachers at the school (maths, science etc.) seem to love the boards. I now look at it as giving the other teachers a conversation starter with me (if it wasn’t for English Boards and Omiyage, small biscuits you give to the other teachers when you return from a trip, I would barely have Japanese conversations at work) and it also it’s a tangible way to show I do work!
I can’t seem to find pictures of all the English Boards I’ve done (my computer died in March and the back-up of my pictures was a bit patchy) but I thought I’d show those I could find. Since my school has two assistants most of these have been done with someone else so I can’t take all the credit/blame for how they turned out!
As you can see we’ve been using a small notice board as our English board. However, new massive standing notice boards have just arrived at our school. I’m not sure if the school actually ordered them but they really don’t seem to know what to do with them so they’ve offered us three! We’re brainstorming ideas of what to put on them now (student work, teachers profiles, school info in English….any other ideas anyone?!). I guess I’ll be making a lot more boards in the future!