Given that they don’t celebrate it or really care about it I decided to almost bypass any Christmas chat with adult students this year. Instead, I did a Christmas song with many students (gap-fill or lyrical jigsaw listening exercises) and these were all recycled from last years Christmas lessons (John Lennon & Yoko Ono and Band Aid) with the addition of Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ for one student who had mentioned the week before that she liked to sing it in karaoke.
A lot more effort was put into my kids lessons though I did limit my appearances as Father Christmas this year to just a couple of lessons. A few new flashcards were added to the ones that have been serving me well the last couple of years. Magnetic fishing for the flashcard words, throwing a plastic Santa in to a box to teach prepositions of place, stick the eyes and nose on the snowman (whilst blindfolded), slap, guess the missing card and preposition drawing were a few of the games that I used with all kids and a few others were used for others depending on their level. The chocolate pooping reindeer, Christmas music, Santa hats and Christmas party snack-bags all added to the lessons being a success even if I do say so myself!