“Hello Mr. G.”

Actually, we were just teaching some German at the Intermediate School in Alexandria. Today was our first out of five German lessons, which all of us had prepared in advance. My teaching group has to teach a class in the fifth grade. For us, it was the first time giving a lesson to a class. We were well prepared, but our biggest fear was that our class wouldn’t be motivated enough or that out teachers would come and observe us while we were teaching for the first time. At around 8 am, we all walked together over to the Intermediate School. A long sidewalk connects the Intermediate School building to the High School – a long sidewalk through the sunny but also cold morning air. Two endless corridors later, we finally reached our class. We saw more than 20 excited faces and the teacher Ms. Ford, who is the Intermediate School’s Teacher of the Month. Our first lesson was about colors and clothes. Therefore, we prepared some fun games and overviews. During our “catch the balloon” game, the door suddenly opened, and we were visited by Mr. Götz during our first teaching lesson. I’m not sure anymore, but at first, we were a bit shocked by Mr. G’s sudden appearance. Luckily, the rest of the hour went as planned. The kids enjoyed our time with them. Ms. Ford liked it so much that we were rewarded with “Sour Patch” candy and maybe Mr. G. liked it too…

 

Erik