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    I have been told we have about 15000Y to spend on new supplies for the ESS club, and was after some suggestions of what to get, and also where to get it from.

    I was thinking perhaps a new board game (we have pictionary, scrabble, uno, jenga) some new DVDs (however movies seem to be too long, any suggestions of TV shows?) and perhaps an english magazine subscription...

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    what do you have? i mean is it already pretty decked out? do you have computer and projection screens and stuff, or is it bare bones?
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    We have a TV and DVD player (no need for a projection screen, not enough kids) about 5 boardgames, a few various card games, about 5 DVDs which they have already seen...

    The problem I have is that the kids are not that confident, not only in English but just in general. When I ask what theyd like to do for the afternoon, they all stare at each other and no one talks...

    So, Im thinking a subscription to something like Teen Vogue (the celeb/trash magazines I brought back at Christmas went down a treat, some have even gone missing), a new game or two, maybe a simple kids cookbook and a TV series on DVD??

    But, I have no experience with clubs like this so perhaps there are some things which I am missing and dont know it?
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    Ooh, good suggestions guys - I had forgotten about those games!
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    We had the same discussion at ESS last week. My kids opted for the Game of Life in English, chess (not sure of the English merit to that!), top trumps, a dvd (probably High School Musical) and some children's books (if I can think of some titles that are not too difficult).

    Basically, they love playing games and are not much interested in anything else which is fine by me.

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    Funnily enough, the other alt at my school and I had this very conversation this afternoon... our ESS kids are kinda directionless now, whereas they had 3rd years who were self-starters and led the way... now they're all apathetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lains
    I have been told we have about 15000Y to spend on new supplies for the ESS club, and was after some suggestions of what to get, and also where to get it from.

    I was thinking perhaps a new board game (we have pictionary, scrabble, uno, jenga) some new DVDs (however movies seem to be too long, any suggestions of TV shows?) and perhaps an english magazine subscription...

    Help?
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    You really have no idea about the level of english in public schools do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by EddieHitler
    You really have no idea about the level of english in public schools do you?
    I've been told it's pants so throw em in the deep end first

    If that's the case Junior Monopoly, Mr Bean, and The Sun (though its not a magazine)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FSEffect
    Quote Originally Posted by EddieHitler
    You really have no idea about the level of english in public schools do you?
    I've been told it's pants so throw em in the deep end first

    If that's the case Junior Monopoly, Mr Bean, and The Sun (though its not a magazine)
    You really have no idea about the level of english in public schools do you?




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    Cards is popular with my kids, if you don't have access to board games. Go fish was good 'cause you just teach them the basics. Crazy 8s worked to get them to practice numbers and suits. They're kinda 'durp' games but they like the practice and they like learning the western style games. Plus it beats sitting and staring at each other.

    If you can too, cook with them! We're gonna use the kitchens and make valentine's day cookies together today, for the girls to keep and hopefully enough to share with the teachers. :3 The supplies can be reimbursed by your budget.
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