After we talk about some of the major countries involved in the UN they are given country cards with information and a speech outline. They proceed to fill in that speech outline with the information and then comes the hard part. The students have to memorize their speeches!!! How awesome/awful is that? I walk around and help them with pronunciation and they get to ask me questions (basically trying to explain to me that they can't do it). I just give them that O so needed comfort and at the end of the day they do a pretty good job. They stand up at the podium and give a shaky performance but they seem satisfied with themselves afterward. Can you imagine giving a speech in a foreign language? I couldn't do it in Korean, and I make sure I explain to them how proud they should be of themselves. Today was my last day in the UN. Next week we have a "planning week" so we wont have any kids!!! WHOOOOO. Next up: Clinic.
|Helping them memorize their speech|
|And occasionally come nose picking|