#868 “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”
Final lessons for 6th grade
I had my final lessons for 6th grade at the cram school last month. They were going to leave my class and go to the class for junior high school students. And I’m going to have new 6th graders in February.
Lemons and lemonade
In the final lessons, I wrote a proverb “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” on the whiteboard and explained it to the class. In this case, lemons mean some difficulties in life and lemonade means something good. Since I thought the phrase was a little bit difficult for 6th grade to understand, I drew a lemonade on the board and showed them a real lemon which I brought from my house to help me explained to them. They listened well and looked like they were interested in my talk. Some students were writing down the phrase in their notes.
I said “Don’t just study English for school and marks. Study English because it can bring you a lot of opportunities and fun in your future.” That was my last message to them.
I hope kids will continue to enjoy studying English.
After the lesson, a boy came to me and picked up the lemon to play with it.
I told him “I’ll give it to you.”
He was very pleased but he said “I’m worried that I may spoil it.”
I said “Don’t keep it by yourself. Give it to your mother when you get home!”
At the second class, a girl came to me at the end of the lesson and she said “I want this lemon.”
I said “Sure.”
She smelled the lemon and said “I like lemons.”
I think it was a good idea to bring lemons to the classes because they probably left a good impression to the students on their English study.
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