Thursday, November 25, 2010

"Holiday" and "Holy" Day....

My beginning activity for the day is on the blackboard.  The monks were having trouble with the words "holiday" and "holy." Once a week, monks do not attend school, because it is a Buddhist "holy" day. Since this is lunar based, the day changes every week.

 A quick mini-lesson on pronunciation lead into the daily activities of monks. I wanted the monks to explain to me, how their normal daily activities changed for the "holy" day.  Great way to engage student in conversation through the use of their background knowledge.

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