Today was the celebration!!! It was so nice to see my learner and her family, and to be able to show everyone all of the hard work my learner has been doing. I also loved being able to see what other tutors/learners worked on and the relationships they have built. My favorite part of the celebration was accidentally wearing matching outfits with my learner: just shows how much closer we have gotten over these three semesters! Can't wait to continue learning alongside her next year :)
Today was our last session. We made our poster for the celebration, ate some snacks, and continued to watch the movie Sing from last time. A great way to wrap up the semester! An hour added for prep.
Today was my learner's favorite class of the semester, since we tied in our knowledge of zoo animals to different Disney movies! I was so impressed with her knowledge of Disney animals, as she got a 92% on a quiz that entailed naming 75 different characters! (She definitely did much better than I would have!) We ended the class by watching the beginning of the movie Sing, which involves a lot of the animals we have learned about prior. Hour added for powerpoint prep.
Today we finished up the 7 continents by getting a brief introduction to animals of North America, Europe and Antarctica. She was fascinated by the reindeer and lemmings of Europe, the penguins of Antarctica (from her knowledge of the movie Happy Feet), and was excited to have seen the bald eagle at the zoo earlier in the semester. Hour added for prep.
Today we learned about animals of the Amazon rain forest, and related it to the movie The Emperor's New Groove since it takes place in South America and ties in some of the animals we talked about.
My learner really enjoyed this lesson! We focused on ocean animals from Australia, specifically that live in or near the great barrier reef. She was fascinated by all of the sea creatures and very enthusiastic the whole lesson!
Today we learned about animals from Asia, specifically from the mountain areas. We focused specifically on the Himalayas. She found the snow leopard to be very interesting. An extra hour added for prep.
This session was so much fun! I made a powerpoint focused on animals that live in the African savanna. After learning about these animals, we continued on to a helpful website to learn about even more. Then, since my learner knows a lot about Disney movies, I connected our lesson to The Lion King and we watched some movie clips. An extra hour was added for preparation.
Today we reviewed our zoo trip from the day prior with a few games to see how well we remembered what we had seen. I used power point and the pictures I had taken at the zoo to play "guess the animal". Then we went over where all the animals were from, and learned specifically about different ecosystems in Africa that are home to many different animals. An hour was added to account for the time it took to make the power point and prepare for our session.
My learner and I met to go to Roger Williams Zoo! It was a great experience to be able to go out in the community with her. And seeing all these animals in person will continue to be a great tool throughout the semester as we learn about zoo animals.