Category: From the Team


MINI LIBRARY PROJECT

An overview of the orphanage in which we will have our “Mini Library” project

 

Observing the location for the mini library

Observing the location for the mini library

Ar Rohman orphanage was constructed in 2007 with 8 kids at the beginning. There are now already 27 kids; 16 kids are single parented kids, 3 kids do not have any parents at all, and the rest 8 kids come from very poor families. The orphanage gets the financial support from “Yatim Mandiri” (It’s an institution that prov

ides financial helps for the orphanages). The financial support given for each kid is Rp. 20.000/month. It is so little that they still find troubles in fulfilling their needs monthly, especially for the meals. However, according to us, the orphanage boards are very creative one as they were able to collect donations for building the rooms for the kids. Therefore, now the kids have better rooms for sleeping and studying.

For the program (Mini Library project), the orphanage boards let us have a room that was used as a ware house and another empty space next to the room that will be used for a learning spot for Life skill training. The orphanage boards told us that they do need these books: Islamic books, motivational books, books about life skills, and story books. Furthermore, for the life skill training, the orphanage boards actually want to equip the kids with ability in sewing, making batik and embroidery.

PLANNED ACTIVITIES

PLANNED ACTIVITIES

Here are our planned activities with the kids. If you are interested with the program, please contact us and work with us to invite the kids learning while playing. It is always fun to see them smiling.

1st MEETING (CREATING CLASSROOM RULES

1. Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to feel that they own the class and take responsibility for the classroom’s success

2. Media needed

–   Cardboard

–   Marker

–   Watercolor

–   Tape

3. Process

Step1   Introduce the activity by showing the kids an example of a completed classroom rules.

Step 2  Discuss and make an agreement with the kids about the classroom rules. The rules must be agreed by all of the members of the class. The statement used for the rules must be simple and understandable, for instance: Listen, Be active, Have fun, etc.

Step 3  Write the agreed rules on the cardboard.

Step 4 Ask all of the kids to sign (give their hand stamp) on the cardboard. This can help us to remind the kids about their commitment whenever they break the rules.

Step 5 Hang the rules board on the wall in which all of the kids can easily read it.

 

2nd MEETING (CHANT AND DANCE)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to fluently pronounce some key words incorporated. The kids are also objected to be able to understand the sentences chanted. Furthermore, this activity is also purposed to build up the kids’ confidence.

2.   Media needed

–   A chant (New Parade book on page 19)

3. Process

Step1   Read a chant in New Parade book on page 19. Then, discuss the meaning of the chant. As the kids understand the meaning of the chant, ask them to train their reading.

Step 2  Group the kids into two big groups and introduce the following activity by giving an example.

Step 3  Ask the kids to prepare for a chant performance in front of the class (intonate the chant and create a simple dance to accompany the chant).

Step 4 Ask the kids to perform their chant in turn.

Step 5 Celebrate the success of their performance by giving them a little present.

4.   Vocabulary

– Park

– Soccer

– Walk

– Movie

– Clean

 

3rd MEETING (READING AND PUZZLE GAME)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to fluently read a simple text. Some key words incorporated have to be mastered by the kids. They are also objected to understand the whole text. Furthermore, the game followed (puzzle) is used as an ice breaker. However, it is also purposed to train the kids’ creativity, team work, and accuracy.

2.   Media needed

–   A text (New Parade book on page 22)

–   Puzzle pictures (for 15 completed pictures)

3. Process

Step1   Ask the kids to have a look at the pictures on page 22 of New Parade book. Assist them to identify objects they see on the pictures. Furthermore, help the kids to pronounce well the vocabulary attached on the pictures.

Step 2  Read the text and discuss the meaning of the whole text. Invite some kids to read the text aloud.

Step 3 Check the kids’ understanding on the text read by asking some simple questions about the text.

Step 4 Invite the kids to play puzzle game.

Step 5  Introduce the activity to the kids. Ask the kids to work with their partner. Place the puzzle (pieces of the pictures) in the middle of the class.

Step 6  Ask the kids to finish three puzzle pictures. As they have completed three puzzle pictures, they have to shout “BINGO.” The winner is the first group who can complete three pictures. Little prizes are given to the winner.

4.   Vocabulary

– Building

– Movie theater

– Department store

– Skating rinks

– Fences

– Barn

– Pond

– Lake

 

4th MEETING (PICTURE SERIES)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to understand the content of a text read. Their understanding toward the content of the text is shown by their ability to arrange some pictures in good order based on the story read. Furthermore, at the end of the lesson, they also have to be able to read the text aloud using correct pronunciation, intonation, and pauses.

2.   Media needed

–   Two same texts (New Parade book on page 7-8), make it into some pieces

–   2 Cardboards

–   Picture series (for two stories; 7 pictures for each story)

–   2 Complete story (Each story is written into 7 separated pieces of paper)

–   Double tape

3. Process

Step1   Introduce the activity to the kids by showing an example of a completed picture series.

Step 2  Stick the double tape on the back side of the picture series then place the pictures in the middle of the class. Hang the 2 cardboards on the wall.

Step 3 Divide the class into two big groups. Give each group a story (taken from page 7-8 of New Parade book). Ask the kids to read and understand the story. A classroom explanation and discussion about some difficult words found within the text are conducted before the game started.

Step 4 Invite the kids to competitively arrange the pictures based on the story they understood and stick them on the cardboard provided. Ask them to add the text below each story. The winner is the first group who can complete three pictures. Little prizes are given to the winner.

4.   Vocabulary

– Grasshopper                                – Goes back

– Ant                                              – Watches

– Hop                                             – Breakfast

– Lunch                                          – Get dressed

– Next to                                        – Finds

– Gets up

 

5th MEETING (DELICIOUS DESSERT)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to fluently read a simple procedural text. Some key words incorporated have to be mastered by the kids. They are also objected to understand the whole text that is shown by their ability to follow the instruction well.

2.   Media needed

– Two same instructional texts (New Parade book on page 69)

– Two cups of plain yogurt

– Two bowls and Two Spoons

– Sugar

– Some fruits

3.   Process

Step1   Ask the kids to have a look at the pictures on page 69 of New Parade book. Assist them to identify objects they see on the pictures and the real objects brought. Furthermore, help the kids to pronounce well the vocabulary found on the pictures.

Step 2  Divide the class into two big groups. Ask the kids to take materials needed for their recipe.

Step 3  Ask the kids to competitively make a delicious dessert based on the instruction given on the book. The winner of the game is the one who is able to finish the recipe first and follow each step well.

Step 4 The class will be ended up with enjoying the delicious desserts made by the kids

4.   Vocabulary

– Plain yogurt

– Bowl

– Spoon

– Sugar

– Mix

– Enjoy

 

6th MEETING (MIX MATCH AND DRAW LINES)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to understand some English words dealing with senses and expression. They are also objected to be able to match some English sentences and short English texts with pictures. At last, the kids are able to express their feeling in English.

2.   Media needed

–   Some sentences (New Parade book on page 53)

–   Pencils

–   Cardboard

–   Pictures of expression

–   Double tape

–   Marker

3. Process

Step1   Ask the kids to have a look at the pictures on page 53 of New Parade book. Assist them to read and understand two short texts on activity 3. Invite some kids to read aloud. Ask them to match the texts with the pictures

Step 2  Ask the kids to read some sentences activity 4. Discuss the meaning of some difficult words found. Then ask the kids to match the sentences with the pictures provided

Step 3 Hang the cardboard on the wall. Stick the double tape on the back side of the pictures of expression.

Step 4  Introduce the kids with the activity by giving examples. Ask them to choose a picture that expresses their feeling at the time. Invite them (one by one) to stick the picture on the cardboard and write down a sentence showing their expression; for instance: Rida is happy.

4.   Vocabulary

– Rainy                               – Tastes                        – Sour

– Sunny                              – Good                         – Soft

– Sad                                  – Smell                         – Sounds

– Happy                             – Look

– Great                               – Feels

 

7th MEETING (TRUE-FALSE)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to fluently read a simple text. Some key words incorporated have to be mastered by the kids. They are also objected to understand the whole text that is shown by their ability to identify whether the statements given dealing with text are true or false.

2.   Media needed

–   A text (New Parade book on page 67-68)

–   Cardboard

–   Tape

–   Marker

–   Letter “T” and “F” (10 for each letter)

3. Process

Step1   Prepare for statement board. Make 10 statements based on the text; they can be true or false statements. Write down those 10 statements on the cardboard and hang it on the wall.

Step 2  Ask the students to read a text on page 67-68 of New Parade book. Assist them to read the text well and understand the content of the text. Invite some students to read the text aloud.

Step 3 Introduce the kids with the activity by giving examples. Ask the kids to carefully listen to the statement read. Read statement 1, ask the students to competitively stick letter “T” of “F” to statement 1; “T” for true statement, and “F” for false statement. The one who firstly stick the correct letter next to the statement read gets 10 points. The winner is the one who earns the highest point. Little present is provided for the winner.

4.   Vocabulary

– Farmer                                         – Butter

– Wish                                            – Toast

– Sausages                                      – A Bunch of

– Disappear                                    – Dish

– Cut down                                      – Gets mad

– Runs into                                      – Slices of

 

8th MEETING (READ AND SING)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to fluently read a simple text. Some key words incorporated have to be mastered by the kids. They are also objected to understand the whole text that is shown by their ability to give short answer t the questions given.  Furthermore, for the ice breaker activity, the kids are invited to sing at the end of the lesson. Besides to kill the students’ boredom, singing is also purposed to train the kids’ creativity and imagination.

2.   Media needed

–   A text and song lyric (New Parade book on page 24)

–   Laptop/music player

–   Speaker

3. Process

Step1   Ask the kids to have a look at the pictures on page 24 of New Parade book. Assist them to identify objects they see on the pictures. Furthermore, ask them to guess what the text might be about.

Step 2  Read the text and discuss the meaning of the whole text. Invite some kids to read the text aloud.

Step 3 Check the kids’ understanding on the text read by asking some simple questions about the text.

Step 4  Assist the kids to read and understand the song lyric.

Step 5  Play the song and ask the kids to sing along. Invite the kids to dance along with the music.

4.   Vocabulary

– Apartment

– Feed

– Usually

– Always

– Farm

– Everywhere

 

9th MEETING (PUZZLE PICTURES)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to fluently read a simple text. Some key words incorporated have to be mastered by the kids. They are also objected to understand the whole text that is shown by their ability to match the text read with the puzzle picture arranged.

2.   Media needed

– Two puzzle pictures

– 5 short stories in which 2 of them are about the puzzle pictures provided

– 2 Cardboards

– Marker

– Tape

3. Process

Step1   Place the puzzle pictures in the middle of the room. Then introduce the kids to the activity that will be employed

Step 2  Divide the class into two big groups. Ask the kids to arrange the puzzle pictures into a good ordered picture.

Step 3 Hang two cardboards on the wall and prepare 5 stories. Ask the kids to pick the story that relates to the picture they have.

Step 4  The one who is able to firstly match the picture and story has to stick their picture and the story on the cardboard provided and become the winner of the game. Some little prizes are granted to the winner.

4.   Vocabulary

The puzzle pictures are ready but not the story. We are still trying to find.

 

10th MEETING (FILL IN THE BLANKS)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to understand the whole text that is shown by their ability to fill in the blanks of the short text given with the sentences provided. Some key words incorporated have to be mastered by the kids. At last, they have to be able to read the text fluently.

2.   Media needed

–   Two same texts (New parade book on page 17-18)

–   Two cardboards

–   Some sentences that are written on a piece of paper

–   Double tape

–   Marker

3. Process

Step1   Prepare for the texts. Rewrite the texts on the cardboard and leave some part of the text blank. Hang the close procedural text written on the cardboard on the wall.

Step 2  Prepare some sentences that will be used to complete the texts in the middle of the class. Don’t forget to stick double tape on the backside of the sentences.

Step 3 Divide the class into two groups and introduce the kids to the activity that will be employed.

Step 4  Ask the kids to competitively complete the text. The winner is the fastest group who can complete the text. At last, ask the students to read the complete text aloud.

4.   Vocabulary

– Shepherd                              – Teach                                   – Poke                                    -Fight                                     – Want to                                 – Arm                                       -Fires                                     – Town                                     – Jumps up                              -Fix                                        – Mountain                               – Cry                                                         -Teeth                                     – Little                                     – Help                                                 – Horn

11st MEETING (READ AND SING)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to fluently read a simple text. Some key words incorporated have to be mastered by the kids. They are also objected to understand the whole text that is shown by their ability to give short answer t the questions given.  Furthermore, for the ice breaker activity, the kids are invited to sing at the end of the lesson. Besides to kill the students’ boredom, singing is also purposed to train the kids’ creativity and imagination.

2.   Media needed

–   A text (New Parade book on page 37-38)

–   A song lyric (New Parade book on page 35)

–   Laptop/music player

–   Speaker

3. Process

Step1   Assist the kids to read the text and discuss the meaning of the whole text (New Parade book on page 37-38). Invite some kids to read the text aloud.

Step 2 Check the kids’ understanding on the text read by asking some simple questions about the text.

Step 3  Assist the kids to read and understand the song lyric (New Parade book on page 35).

Step 4  Play the song and ask the kids to sing along. Invite the kids to dance along with the music.

4.   Vocabulary

– Crocodile                        – Looking for                      – Plains

– Crawls                             – Forest                           – Laughs

– Feather                            – Parrot                           – Mad

– Camel                              – Whale                         – Ocean

– Desert                              – Mighty Jungle              – Village

– Owl                                 – Peaceful

 

12nd MEETING (READ AND SING)

1.   Objectives

At the end of the activity the kids are objected to be able to understand the whole text that is shown by their ability to fluently retell the text in the form of moving picture show.

2.   Media needed

–   A text (New Parade book on page 57)

–   Two TV sets like what is shown on New Parade book page 109

–   2 Scissors

–   2 Paper rolls

–   Papers

–   Glue

–   Marker

3. Process

Step1   Assist the kids to read the text and discuss the meaning of the whole text (New Parade book on page 57-58).

Step 2 Divide the class into two groups and give a TV set for each group. Introduce the kids to the activity by giving an example.

Step 3  Ask the kids to draw a story they understood into at least 3 scenes (New Parade book on page 57-58) on the paper.

Step 4  Glue the story (picture series) on the paper roll.

Step 5  Ask the kids to retell their story in turn to the class.

4.   Vocabulary

– Band                                – Carnival                      – Touched

– Princess                           – Weather                     – Wand

– Loud Noises                    – Sunny                          – Feel

– Sounded                          – Clown                          – Fingers

– Talk                                 – Magician                        – Hear

INTRODUCTION GAME

INTRODUCTION GAME: ASOGO

We used ASOGO game on our first meeting. This is an introduction game. The explanation for the game is as below:

The Game Objective: This game is objected to make the students know and memorize their friends’ name as well as the instructors.

The Game Rules: Before conducting the game, each member of the game has to call their own name and make sure everyone joining the game know and can memorize the name.

The Procedures of the Game:

1. Ask the members of the game to make a big circle

2. Explain how it works:

a. The first person, who starts the game, has to say “A” and poin his/her both hands to the right or left. If he/she points his/her hands to the right, then the person on his/her right side has to continue and in contrast, if he/she points his/her hands to the left, the person standing on his/her left side has to continue.

b. The second person, who has been pointed by the first person, has to say “SO” and take one of his hand above his head (it can points right or left) and another one behind his wrist (look like a movement of a monkey). The person next to him has to focus on the hand which is above the head; if the second person take his right hand up above his head, it means that the person on his left side has to continue the game, and on the opposite, if it is his left hand which is up above his head, then the person on his right side has to continue the game.

c. The third person, who has been pointed by the second person, has to say “GO” followed by someone’s name and point the person whose name is called. He cannot mention (point) a person next to him. The person called has to be the one far from him.

3. Start the game

4. Give punishment (a fun one) to those who do it wrong; take too much time to continue, forget the word or movement, or forget his friend’s name.

5. Continue the game until everyone is called

Key point of the game: Be focus

HOPE LOGO

H.O.P.E. LOGO

H.O.P.E. LOGO

H.O.P.E. LOGO

The philosophy behind the logo is explained so:
it looks like a home when we see the logo as a whole, it’s a symbol of a home, as we wanna give a home to the kids..Then, the roof of that home looks like a book (up side down), as we wanna help them in education. Those four little things represent the kids, the different colors show us that they can be from different background, they are four; the even numbers show us that we are partner; giving and accepting, teaching and learning :).

TEAM GAME

TEAM BUILDING

Name of the Game : Random Hand (This name is chosen as the participants in the game have to hold others’ hands randomly/ they may not choose or set whose hands are held)
The Game Objectives : This game is objected to train our teamwork, communication, problem solving, and friendship
The Game Rules : –   The members of the participants must be in even numbers
The Procedures of the Game : 1. All the participants of the game stand in a small circle.2. Randomly hold your friends’ hand (All the participants in the game must be connected to each other/both of their hands must hold or be held by their friend’s hand.3. Untangle the hands’ bound until a bigger circle is made and all the participants in the game face outward.
The Challenge of the Game : All the members have to hold their friends’ hand during the game and they have to untagle the hands’ bound until all of them can face outward and make a bigger circle
The demontration of the game can be seen in this channel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t15c213eLVM&feature=youtu.be