After the kids demonstrated they could read quietly for eight whole minutes straight, without a single peep, we did slow breathing exercises, complimented each other, then got down to the English grammar lesson: singular and plural nouns. Then we played games to practice using both kinds of nouns.
Here’s Rukiah and Kopinur, setting up a second game of Settlers of Catan. Kopinur spanked us on the first round. She built the longest road, assembled the largest army, and seemed unstoppable constructing roads, settlements and cities.
That’s Faisal, dropping a photo-bomb in the background. He grew tired of playing Sorry! at the other table, so I had him write a singular and plural nouns on the white board. He did very well. When the student helpers from Minnesota showed up, they helped him come up with more.