Now when I look at the mind map that contains all my random thoughts I can't help but think about AUTHENTIC learning experiences for my students. I see my desire to teach them through activities they already enjoy such as games, sports and the arts while imparting on them the knowledge of my French culture through things such as Carnaval. Furthermore, I notice immediate that my focus will be on oral communcation and reading with this age group. Starting naturally with oral and moving them into reading simple texts as the year progresses. Well that's where my thoughts took me today anyway, I am sure I will be revisiting this mind map frequently in the next few weeks.
So, is your classroom calling your name? I know mine is!