Lesson Plans

June 9, 2021 (Wednesday)





June 2, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • Thank you for the mangoes.
    • We got them last Friday, and Sophie had already eaten two by the time I got home.
    • She said that mangoes are her favorite: “It tastes like Thailand.”
    • My wife ordered another box on Saturday.
      • Everything with Sophie has to be fancy….
  • What are your favorite children’s books?
  • What are Lisa’s?
  • What were your son’s favorites?
  • Eric Carle, Author of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar,’ Dies at 91
    • “A self-described ‘picture writer,’ he wrote and illustrated more than 70 books for young children, selling more than 170 million copies.”
    • In 2003, he received the prestigious Laura Ingalls Wilder Award (now called the Children’s Literature Legacy Award) from the American Library Association, which recognizes authors and illustrators whose books have created a lasting contribution to children’s literature.
    • Describing himself as a “picture writer,” Mr. Carle detailed much of his artistic process on his website.

May 26, 2021 (Wednesday)

Thank you!

Parenting

  • What are your best parenting tips?
  • What do you wish that you had done more of?
  • What do you wish that you had done less of?
  • Did you become your father?
    • Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother – Amy Chua
      • What price success? (note the idiom)
      • Old cultural idiom – “What profit a man to gain the whole world but lose his soul in the process?”
      • Mark 8:36 – “For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?”
      • Matthew 16:26 – “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”
      • King Midas and “the Midas touch”
    • Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says These 7 Habits Lead to Incredible Outcomes
    • Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says These 7 Habits Lead to Great Outcomes. (It’s not just one study. It’s study after study after study.)
    • Want to Raise Successful Kids? The Largest Child Development Research Study In History Reveals 7 Secrets
    • Parents Of Successful Kids Do These 10 Things In Common, Science Finds
    • Science says parents of successful kids have these 24 things in common

May 12, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • My favorite restaurant is now a coffee shop
  • Young Couples Woo Each Other with Samsung, Tesla Stocks
    • Did you give your girlfriends gifts while you were dating?
      • What kind of gifts?
    • Do you give your spouse gifts now?
      • What kind of gifts?
    • Have you heard of the book The 5 Love Languages?
      1. Words of affirmation: 23 percent
      2. Quality time: 20 percent
      3. Acts of service: 20 percent
      4. Physical touch: 19 percent
      5. Gift giving: 18 percent
    • I think I’m a little sparse on the words:

April 28, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • Joey’s Birthday – 12 years ago
    • Me: “I think that today is the happiest day of my life”
    • Eunseon: _____________
  • What was the happiest day of your life?
  • Prospective classes
  • Emphasis on scalability
    • OPIc / IELTS one month or two month once per week classes
    • When You Trap a Tiger reading book and discussion
      • Target group:
        • 6th grade elementary school
        • middle school
        • first grade high school
    • Short Story book club and discussion
    • (One book per month, which will make easy for new students to join.)
      • Hundred Dresses (two months), The Monkey’s Paw, A Sound of Thunder, The Gift of the Magi,
      • Teach both story, plot, writing, and meaning
      • Target group:
        • 6th grade elementary school
        • middle school
        • first grade high school
    • Debate
      • middle school
      • high school
      • adult
    • SAT / ACT Prep Class
      • Target group: High school 2nd, 3rd grade
      • English
      • Math
      • Reading
      • Science
  • Online Class
    • Company name
    • Mission statement
      • What is English Reading Club’s mission statement?
      • What is a mission statement?
        • What’s our mission statement?
          • “maximize shareholders’ value”
          • provide inexpensive, which means good value for the money, specific English education
          • maintain good relations between partners and employees
      • Vision statement
    • Delivery considerations
      • Zoom?
      • Recorded video & live?
    • Content Consderations
      • What to teach
        • When You Trap a Tiger?
    • Business considerations
      • Getting clients
      • Payback & Split

ERC Online / Website

April 21, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • Lawmaker reignites debate on women’s military service
    • “With women serving in the military we can shorten the mandatory service period, while expanding the number of people subject to the service,” Park wrote. “This can also put an end to the unnecessary controversy on sexual discrimination about whether to give advantages in hiring to those who fulfilled their military service, as well as other conflicts related to service exemptions.”
    • In the past, the country gave additional points in civil service recruitment to those who completed their military service. But in 1999, the Constitutional Court made a landmark decision saying that such an advantage was unconstitutional and essentially “discrimination based on gender,” because only a few women were subject to this program while most Korean men served in the military.
    • Those opposing women’s conscription say the debate should come only after the male-dominated culture in the military is overhauled and other forms of social discrimination against women are resolved. Along with the physical differences between men and women, critics also say men already enjoy advantages in their careers as some companies tacitly acknowledge their male employees’ military service as related to their careers and pay them higher wages compared to women.
  • Thousands Go Bankrupt as Pandemic Drags on
  • Sewol Ferry disaster + 7 years
    • Where were you ?
    • Disaster
      • What does disaster mean?
      • How do you know?
    • Has Korea changed?
  • Pronunciation Clinic
    • ‘th’ – sounds: “voiced” and “voiceless”
      • ð – the voiced dental fricative (as in “this”)
      • θ – the voiceless dental fricative (as in “thing”)
  1. th at the beginning of a word:
    • th is voiceless /θ/ in most cases
      • threat, thought, think, throw,
    • th is voiceless /θ/ when followed by consonants
      • three, threat
    • Function words usually begin with the voiced /ð/
      • as in the pronouns they, them, their, the, this, that, these, those 
      • and as in the adverbs and conjunctions then, there, than, thus, though, therefore, thereby, thereafter, ….
  2. th in the middle of a word:
    • Most (pure) English words have a voiced /ð/ in the middle (when there is a th)
      • as in either, father, mother, brother, rather, further, together, weather, whether, ….
    • Most loan (“foreign” English) words have a voiceless /θ/ in the middle when there is a th,
      • as in cathedral, enthusiasm, ethics, mathematics, lethal, method, mythical, …
  3. th at the end of a word:
    • Nouns and adjectives usually end in a voiceless /θ/
      • as in bath, cloth, breath, tooth, teeth, ….
    • Verbs usually end in a voiced /ð/ when there is a th
      • as in breathe, loathe, soothe, writhe, ….
  • Online Class
    • Delivery considerations
      • Zoom?
      • Recorded video & live?
    • Content Consderations
      • What to teach
        • When You Trap a Tiger?
    • Business considerations
      • Getting clients
      • Payback & Split
  • Connotation and denotation
    • Words have denotation, dictionary definitions, and connotations, feelings.
      • 아줌마
        • 아줌마 – denotation
        • 아줌마 – connotation
    • Understanding meaning of new and unfamiliar words
      • context
        • Does the word feel good or bad, positive or negative?
        • etymologies
          • logos
    • Prefixes: Ben & Mal and Eu & Dis (Dys)
  • When You Trap a Tiger
  • by Tae Keller was a child author and daughter of Nora Okja Keller.
  • “…the story of Lily and her relationship with her aging and ill Korean grandmother, wrapped around the Korean folktales her grandmother tells her at bedtime.”
  • First lines
    • Do you know any first lines of books?
    • Have you ever thought about writing a novel or short story?
      • How would you begin?
    • Famous first lines
      • 100 Best First Lines from Novels – American Book Review
      • 15 of the best first lines in fiction – Penguin Books
      • “Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
      • “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.” ~ Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
        • parallelism
        • juxtaposition
        • thesis & antithesis
      • “Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul. Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita
    • Famously bad first line: “It was a dark and stormy night.”
  • “I can turn invisible.” (first line, When You Trap a Tiger)
    • What does this first line tell us?
    • Ask yourself “do I want to continue?”

April 14, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • How did your office move go?
  • Do you feel stress?
  • Does Lisa feel stress?

Lake Baikal: The bitter battle over tourism at Russia’s ‘Sacred Sea’

  • “April is the cruelest month” ~ T.S. Eliot
    • Is April the cruelest month?
  • Do certain months have certain feelings for you?
  • Children’s books
    • The Five Chinese Brothers
      • Reception and controversy
        • Though often considered a classic of children’s literature, The Five Chinese Brothers has been accused of promoting ethnic stereotypes about the Chinese, particularly through its illustrations,[1][2][3] and many teachers have removed the book from their classrooms.[4] However, the book has had some defenders. In a 1977 School Library Journal article, Selma G. Lanes described the illustrations as “cheerful and highly appealing”, characterizing Wiese’s “broad cartoon style” as “well suited to the folk-tale, a genre which deals in broad truths”. She added, “I cannot remember a tale during my childhood that gave me a cozier sense of all being right with the world.”
  • Examining The Five Chinese Brothers
    • Complaint #1: everyone in the crowd looks exactly alike in a stereotypical way.
    • Complaint #2: Chinese people are not yellow like that.
    • Complaint #3: Not only the people in the crowd, the other characters all look the same, too.
    • Complaint #4: these people all have the stereotypical slanted eyes.
    • Complaint #5: Bishop didn’t cite a source of this “Chinese” tale.
  • Scholastic.com: Teaching “The Five Chinese Brothers”
  • The Little Engine That Could
  • How’s business?
  • My business:
    • ACT / SAT test prep
    • Job interviewing skills
  • Are you happy?
  • How happy are you?
  • Are you surprised by Koreans’ “self-reported happiness”?
  • Pronunciation Clinic
  • YouTube Videos Shift to Cooking as Pandemic Drags On
    • Has your coronavirus TV / YouTube viewing changed during the coronavirus?
    • Article: “With the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of a letup, YouTube videos are shifting from ‘mukbang’ (a portmanteau in Korean of ‘eating’ and ‘broadcast’) to ‘cookbang’ (‘cooking’ and ‘broadcast’).’
      • What does “portmanteau” mean?
        • What does “port” mean?
        • Etymology, word origin (in this context) :
          • Lewis Carroll used “portmanteau”, which was a type of luggage, in “Through the Looking-Glass”. Humpty Dumpty explained to Alice the coinage of unusual words used in “Jabberwocky”. “Slithy” meant “slimy and lithe” and mimsy meant “miserable and flimsy”. Humpty Dumpty explained to Alice combining words in various ways: “You see it’s like a portmanteau—there are two meanings packed up into one word.”
    • Do you know any portmanteaus?
      • smog
      • motel
      • brunch
      • Microsoft
      • dramady / sitcom / romcom
      • frenemy
        • (Note: none of the above results in a red squiggly line underneath it.)
    • Portmanteaus vs. compound words
      • watermelon
      • starfish
    • Why are Koreans particularly keen on portmanteaus?
    • What are your favorite portmanteaus?
    • Where is Korea’s list of portmanteaus?
      • French, Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese have their own Wikipedia sections.
      • Do you want to write our own list for Wikipedia?
        • What words should we include?
    • List of portmanteaus (English)
It’s micro-resolution time again!

April 7, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • No class

March 31, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • How is your office move going?
  • Do you feel stress?
  • Does Lisa feel stress?
  • What are some minor Korean holidays, holidays that are not red days but Koreans have some kinds of customs, traditions, or activities?
  • Are you happy?
  • How happy are you?
  • Are you surprised by Koreans’ “self-reported happiness”?
  • YouTube Videos Shift to Cooking as Pandemic Drags On
    • Has your coronavirus TV / YouTube viewing changed during the coronavirus?
    • Article: “With the coronavirus pandemic showing no signs of a letup, YouTube videos are shifting from ‘mukbang’ (a portmanteau in Korean of ‘eating’ and ‘broadcast’) to ‘cookbang’ (‘cooking’ and ‘broadcast’).’
      • What does “portmanteau” mean?
        • What does “port” mean?
        • Etymology, word origin (in this context) :
          • Lewis Carroll used “portmanteau”, which was a type of luggage, in “Through the Looking-Glass”. Humpty Dumpty explained to Alice the coinage of unusual words used in “Jabberwocky”. “Slithy” meant “slimy and lithe” and mimsy meant “miserable and flimsy”. Humpty Dumpty explained to Alice combining words in various ways: “You see it’s like a portmanteau—there are two meanings packed up into one word.”
    • Do you know any portmanteaus?
      • smog
      • motel
      • brunch
      • Microsoft
      • dramady / sitcom / romcom
      • frenemy
        • (Note: none of the above results in a red squiggly line underneath it.)
    • Portmanteaus vs. compound words
      • watermelon
      • starfish
    • Why are Koreans particularly keen on portmanteaus?
    • What are your favorite portmanteaus?
    • Where is Korea’s list of portmanteaus?
      • French, Hebrew, Spanish, and Japanese have their own Wikipedia sections.
      • Do you want to write our own list for Wikipedia?
        • What words should we include?
    • List of portmanteaus (English)
It’s micro-resolution time again!
  • FB ad in my feed:

March 24, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • Valor International School
    • Interview
    • AP Economics (micro, macro)
    • Computer coding

March 17, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • My vote for the single most important, consequential, date in history: March 15, 44 B.C.
    • “Beware the Ides of March” (Shakespeare – Julius Caesar, Act I, scene ii)
      • Caesar: “The Ides of March are come.”
      • Soothsayer: “Aye, Caesar; but not gone.”
      • Who’s Lepidus?
        • “We have crossed the Rubicon”
        • History’s lesson: Saying ‘no’ to a man with an Army is difficult
  • Review:
    • Learning platforms
      • Shakespeare – The standard high school four:
        • Romeo & Juliet
        • Julius Caesar
        • Macbeth
        • Hamlet / King Lear
      • Now out of copyright:
        • The Great Gatsby
    • Adapting to coronavirus and business opportunities
      • Online learning
      • Big boxes (movie theaters, stadiums) renting out spaces
    • Certifications / Opportunities
  • Discussion
    • National Napping Day: 5 reasons you should nap, if you don’t have ‘coronasomnia’
      • Do you still take naps?
        • Do you still take a nap?
        • Do you still nap?
      • Changing the clocks – EST (Eastern Standard Time) to EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)
    • Why Young Married Koreans Pretend to Be Singles
    • More Koreans Marry Foreigners
      • “In the past, many young men from rural areas saw no option but to find themselves mail-order brides because no Korean women would have them. But currently the increase seems to be due to Koreans of either sex getting married to foreigners they meet while studying or working abroad, which suggests that the trend has shifted to educated urban people.”
      • Are you surprised?
      • Do you think that Koreans will be more accepting of mixed couples?
    • Korean Husbands with Non-Korean Wives More Supportive in Child Rearing and Homemaking: Study
      • Are you surprised?
      • How much housework do you do?
    • Half of Koreans Have College or Higher Degrees
      • “The proportion was barely more than 10 percent as recently as the 1990s. But it started to increase as more colleges and universities opened with eased restrictions in 1995, rising to 23.8 percent in 2000 and more than doubling to 50 percent in 2019.”
      • Where do you think Korea ranks?
      • Are you surprised?
    • Stray Kids’ member admits to bullying and takes hiatus
      • “The statement comes after a netizen claimed she was the victim of abusive remarks made by Hyunjin and his male friends in a chatroom when they were in middle school.”
      • Is losing one’s job for middle school incidents too much?
    • Universities Face Dwindling Student Population
      • “For the first time in school history, Chonnam National University was only able to enroll 4,067 new students, leaving 140 slots unfilled.”

March 10, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • Review:
    • Learning platforms
    • Adapting to coronavirus and business opportunities
      • Online learning
      • Big boxes (movie theaters, stadiums) renting out spaces
        • Gamers
        • Lecturers
  • Certifications / Opportunities
    • Do you or Lisa have any English certifications?
    • Here’s a FB ad that I saw:
      • TEFL / TESOL Certification:
        • You Can Now Gain Your TEFL Certificate for Free by just paying the certificate fee. The course typically costs $199 but you can join today for just $27. Become a Certified TEFL Teacher After Just Two Weeks Online Training! The “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” industry has become one of the leading online sectors in 2020. With more vacant positions than teachers to fill them, the time has never been better for you to gain your TEFL certificate.
        • This course typically costs $199, but you can access it today for FREE.
        • What’s the catch? You have to pay the $27 certification fee, and you get full access to the certificate course.
        • Here’s what you get:* Internationally Recognized TEFL Course
        • * 120 Hour TEFL/TESOL certificate
        • * Lifetime Job Club Access
        • * Online Personal TutorThe offer closes shortly.
        • Click here to get started now! https://kartra.internationaltefl.org/tefl-online-2021
    • What’s their business model?
    • Who are the competition?
  • Another “untapped” market:
  • What is a sentence?
    • A sentence has three necessary “ingredients”:
      1. _____.
      2. _____.
      3. _____.
  • Independent clauses
  • Dependent clauses
  • Discussion
    • (Coronavirus business disruptions) More Koreans Move into Hotels as Prices Plummet
      • Would you ever consider living in a hotel?
      • What do you think will happen to housing prices in Seoul and Korea?

March 3, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • Thank you.
  • Review:
    • Comparisons with “as” and “than”
      • What’s the rule?
      • What is the “ambiguous” case?
      • Transitive vs intransitive verbs
  • New learning platform (FB private group link):
    • Greetings EDIK’s! I also posted this in EDIK Jobs, so let me know if this is appropriate. A new online language learning platform teaching 1-on-1 video Zoom classes is seeking native language speaking teachers for English, Hangul, and Mandarin languages. You can set your own working hours and your own hourly pay rate and the platform takes a 15% commission on all classes taught. You only need to have a college degree, teaching experience, be a native speaker, and have a Zoom Pro account license. Please PM me on how (you or your wife) can apply or to request more information. Please feel free to share this opportunity with qualified teachers.
    • Adapting to coronavirus
      • Online learning
      • Big boxes (movie theaters, stadiums) renting out spaces
        • Gamers
        • Lecturers
  • What is a sentence?
    • A sentence has three necessary “ingredients”:
      1. _____.
      2. _____.
      3. _____.
  • Independent clauses
  • Dependent clauses

February 24, 2021 (Wednesday)

Thank you
  • Comparisons with as and than
    • spoken English and formal written English
    • transitive and intransitive verbs
      • transitive verbs take an object (trans means across)
      • intransitive verbs don’t take an object (in means not)
      • some verbs can be both transitive and intransitive, depending on context.
    • “Does mommy love chocolate more than me?”
      • Compare:
        1. She runs 10k races faster than me.
        2. He loves her more than me.
      • Compare:
        1. She runs 10k races as fast as me.
        2. He loves her as much as me.
        3. Daddy loves baby as much as mommy.
  • When You Trap a Tiger, a Newbery Award, “the Noble prize of children’s literature”, winner.
    • by Tae Keller was a child author and daughter of Nora Okja Keller.
    • “…the story of Lily and her relationship with her aging and ill Korean grandmother, wrapped around the Korean folktales her grandmother tells her at bedtime.”
    • Have you heard of this book, When You Trap a Tiger?
    • Which Korean folktales do you know?
      • Do you tell your children?
      • Why do we tell our children of such folktales?
        • Culture
          • Which stories and folk tales are most important in and to Korean culture?
        • Cultural literacy
          • What is cultural literacy?
          • Are you culturally literate?
          • Are your children / family culturally literate?
          • What should Koreans know to be culturally literate?
        • Moral teaching
          • What stories are part of Korean moral teaching?
          • American children’s stories:
            • The Little Engine That Could
            • Aesop’s Fables
              • The Ant and the Grasshopper
              • The Boy Who Cried Wolf
              • (What are the moral lessons?)
            • Rip Van Winkel

February 17, 2021 (Wednesday)

New Year’s Celebrations
  • Did you have a happy Seollal?
  • Did you do anything special?
  • What do you think that you will do next year, post coronavirus?
    • What does post mean?
  • Twin Volleyball Stars Sacked for Bullying
    • How big of a problem is bullying in Korea?
    • Have you ever bullied anyone?
    • Have you ever been bullied?
    • “The twin sisters were accused of violence last week by a woman claiming to be a former middle-school teammate. The accuser listed some 21 allegations including habitual physical assault, threatening with a knife and stealing money, saying “I tried to forget it because it happened 10 years ago, but the twins seem to be ignoring their past.”
      • Should the twin sisters have been sacked from their jobs for a middle school incident?
      • “The twins quickly admitted “irresponsible behavior in the past” and apologized to the victim, but were unable to stop the avalanche of public anger and disappointment.”
        • Is “sorry” enough?
  • Apps
    • Which do you use?
    • What are the apps you most recommend?

Gongdo Middle School (First Grade) Text

February 10, 2021 (Wednesday)

New Year’s Celebrations
  • Do Koreans do something special for Seollal, lunar new year?
  • Do you or your family have special or different observations, way of celebrating or “observing”, the lunar new year?
  • What do you do for solar new year, New Year’s Day?
  • Speaking test question:
    • Tell me about an important holiday in your country
    • How is the way people celebrate the holiday today different from the way they celebrated in the past?

Gongdo Middle School (First Grade) Text

February 3, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • Pandemic opportunities
    • Switch to online teaching
    • advantages and disadvantages
      • Advantages
        • scalability – to scale
      • Disadvantages
        • infrastructure
        • current business model
    • (Audio) Recorded books
    • (Video) Recorded lessons
    • Live group (Zoom) lessons
    • Live one-to-one (20-minute) lessons
    • Topic classes
      • Debate class
      • Chess class
      • Math (?) class

January 27, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • Weekend plans
    • Do you ski?
    • Where have you been?
    • Where do you go?
    • What do you recommend?
      • idiom – “do’s and don’ts” (note the strange spelling)
      • Skiing do’s –
      • Skiing don’ts –
  • Making a WordPress Website
    • How is Lisa doing?
    • What do you want to do with your website?

January 20, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • Favorite historical fiction books and non-fiction books and documentaries
    • Your recommendations please for great non-fiction or historical fiction for the long dark pandemic winter.
    • Yale alumni group post
Making a WordPress Website

January 13, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • HOMEWORK:
MonthRayLisaJoseph
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
  • I have 12 micro-resolutions. How many did you make?
    • Joseph’s plans / ideas / possibilities for micro-resolutions:
      1. Obey all traffic laws
      2. Study / learn Korean for 10 mins per day
      3. Make one teaching lesson plan per day.
      4. Live an 80 / 20 life
        • Realize that I get 80% of benefits from 20% of resources, which means time, effort, cost, etc.
          • Limit myself to 1 hour TV to force myself to only view the best
          • Limit Social media (Facebook) to 30 minutes total per day
          • Read non-fiction 80 / 20
          • __________
          • __________
      5. Train with my son Joey for a 10K road race with the goal of finishing in under 1 hour
      6. Play / practice / learn chess for 10 minutes per day
      7. Write a book, “10 Minutes”, about my 10-minute life.
      8. NO TV
      9. Start my TESOL Certification course on Coursera and work on it for 1 hour per day. (I should be able to finish 2 or 3 and maybe 4 of the eight classes if I work at that pace.)
        • Are you or Lisa interested in TESOL , CELTA, DELTA, or TEFL certification?
        • …maybe do TESOL Certification in the same month as NO TV month?
      10. Contact one friend, colleague, former client, etc. per day and take a genuine interest in what they’ve been up to just because (“for no better reason than to”) reestablish our relationship.
      11. Spend 30 minutes per day making business contacts, sending resumes, applying for jobs.
      12. Read four books by using the post-it flag method
  • How to read a book a week:
Making a WordPress Website

January 6, 2021 (Wednesday)

  • What did you do for New Years Eve?
  • What did you do for New Years Day?
    • Past Tense
    • celebrate -> celebrated
    • (세상에 알리다)
    • We celebrated New Year’s Eve. I….
    • 우리는 새해 전날을 축하했습니다.give – > gave
    • get – > got
    • go -> went
    • drink -> drank
    • eat -> ate
  • What have you done since September?
    • What verb tense is “have you done” in?
    • What verb tense do you answer in?
  • Why is January called “January”?

Janus, the god for whom January is named, was an important god in the Roman pantheon (pan +theos). Janus was the Roman “god of doors”, and nearly all Roman households had an altar to Janus.

What? A god of doors?

…and Endings. Every ending is a beginning, and every beginning is an ending.

Janus is often depicted (de+pict+ed) as a two-faced god with the younger boyish face looking forward to the future and the older bearded face looking back at the past.

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