As I was counting, we have covered over 50 terms in that time span. Typically we are adding 9 words a day. In doing so we have jumped to a fairly accurate comprehension of over 50 words.
Through TPR, I have added the commands: tócate [body part] (touch __), toca [object] (touch __), besa (kiss), abraza (hug), golpea (hit), baila (dance), llora (cry), come (eat), bebe (drink), grita (yell), siéntate (sit down), levántate (stand up), derrama (spill), camina (walk), corre (run), señala (point) & huele (smell).
Each day we'll also learn body parts or classroom objects.
At the end of each class, it is recommended that you have students close their eyes and perform the different actions. This sends the message that students are expected to learn something in class that day. You call out the different commands and watch students perform them. If some students are still unable, you comment something like, " We still need to work on that one a little bit, but we'll work on it more tomorrow!" This is to remind that students that they are all going to learn in class even though it might be a little harder for some.
Usually you call out the commands that you have taught the student that day, but I like to throw in some of the older ones as well that are easy for all the students to build their confidence. That way even if they don't get a new one as easily, they can prove that they have learned something before. I also make sure to use all the terms or as many of the old terms mixed with the new terms each day to help with binding.
The way I have accomplished this is by writing all of the commands in the sections from the different days we've gone over them to remind me when in front of the class to do certain actions. The list is getting huge now though! I might have to start printing it out.
Even though I assess my students every day, I decided that I should try to give a 10-20 point quiz once a week. One TPRS teacher told me that she does not like to tell students when they will have a quiz or a test because it's better to assess them where they are at and you do not stress them out. As far as they are concerned, it is a regular part of class. You can tell them after the quiz that they just took a quiz. At that point they should already have a good idea of what their grade was.
So in some of the classes I had them write the English translation of what I said. Almost all of the students got a 100%. One or two students got Bs. This helps me realize that I still have to help build up those lower students.
In one of my other classes, I decided to do the quiz orally. I just had the students close their eyes and perform the actions like any other end of class. To keep track, if a student missed one, I would write their name next to the question. This way I could keep track of the points for the gradebook. They did incredibly well. For TPR, I think this is the better way to quiz.
So far I am quite impressed with TPR in my class and am much more excited to start the TPRS portion of the year in a week or two.