by Heather Hammerling, MITF Netanya
Wow, I cannot believe it is already June and my final month as an MITF fellow. SO much has happened between my last blog post! However, since it is the end of the school year and I am trying to fit in all I can before I go- my posts have been lacking!
At the end of each school year, the fellows in the MITF program come together to hold a day of fun and games where students are expected to put their English to the test. It is alot of work but tons of fun! This year, the theme was children’s literature. We were divided into groups of 5 fellows in our city and together we hosted 5 English days at each of our schools. We were responsbile for creating activities related to our chosen books that could be used from students ranging from grades 2-6th. It was really interesting working at the different schools and meeting the other teachers and students.
Overall, our group did a great job working with over 300 Israeli students per school! We created different stations focused on the books: The Giving Tree, Rainbow Fish, Jack and the Bean Stalk, Alice in Wonderland, The Lorax and Chica-Chica-Boom!
Now that we are officially done with our English Days, we get to experience what the end of the school year feels like at an Israeli school. Basically, the students are ready for summer and have zero attention spans. The teachers are also ready for a nice summer break, so we are working to keep the students engaged until the end of the month!
This weekend, we have our final seminar and a closing banquet. Next week is my last full week in Israel and then I leave on June 28th 🙁
I will be enjoying every last moment until I go. Check out our English Day photos below!
Read More in Heather’s blog Sunshine in the City