- Vocabulary Slideshows: Use the slideshows School System and School Subjects to preview vocabulary used in this lesson, and for follow-up conversation activities.
- Compare Countries: Use Google Images to search for photos of "primary school in Congo" (or other country). Display the images and discuss with students. "Primary School" is another name for "Elementary School." Did you go to primary school in your country? Did your children? Do students wear uniforms? Do boys and girls sit together? Do students eat lunch at school? Is school free, or does it cost money?
- Math Practice: Consider adding basic math instruction to your class routine. Find out how much formal instruction students may have had in math and their interest level in learning basic math skills. To get a basic idea of a student's math background, give students five or ten minutes to complete as much of this math placement tool as they can. An excellent site for basic math resources is The Math Worksheet Site.