On the last Thursday of every month at LSI New York we throw a Pizza Party at lunch time. Students and teachers come together and socialize for a fun hour. Every month teachers nominate a Student-of-the-Month; this student is chosen based on overall academic performance and advancement, excellent attendance, helpfulness to other students, amongst other things.
At this last pizza party in September we tried something different: in the week running up to the event we patrolled the halls and handed out raffle tickets to anyone speaking English. We called this our Caught Speaking English event. At the pizza party a raffle was drawn and the winners walked away with Yankee baseball caps, I Love NY Tees and two $50 gift certificates for any event offered by ISX, the student travel company that organizes weekend and day trips for students in the NY area.
Fun was had by all, as seen in the pictures on our facebook page. Here is just a sample of some of our students eating pizza and winning prizes!