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satori22

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Graduation activity for JHS
« on: March 02, 2009, 02:54:36 PM »
which is a better activity for graduating jhs students: 

making graduation cards to give to the friend/teacher/etc that they will miss the most (esentially coloring a printed out card and then writing a message in English to their friend and giving it to them)

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writing graduation speeches and then reading them in front of the class (writing 4-5 sentences about their favorite junior high school memory and what they will do in high school).

i get about 15-20 minutes per class for my activities, but i can do it as a two day activity where they do half of it the first day and finish the second day.   

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Re: Graduation activity for JHS
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2009, 03:05:41 PM »
the first idea sounds better to me, since the students might be too shy/nervous to recite a speech in front of the entire class...

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Re: Graduation activity for JHS
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2009, 08:15:43 PM »
To piggyback off DCOMSS's post, the problem with the first idea is that the popular students will get a card, but that same shy student won't.  If you do it, I might consider a lottery type card making system to ensure everyone get a card.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2009, 09:52:07 AM by Bimyo »

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Re: Graduation activity for JHS
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2009, 11:56:27 PM »
Also, with kids signing yearbooks, they might care less about sending cards.
This may sound a little primary, but what if you got them to write cards to their teachers in English? Then you can assign them teachers and nobody will be missed.