practicum

Practicum Is Over

School’s is over temporarily for me, its now back to college time Smile Now I don’t have to do lesson plans everyday hehe Smile Though might I say that I’m a little sad to leave all my students… Spent my last day there taking pictures with them actually. Not as many as I wanted, but as film is not getting cheaper… that will do. Razz
First day at college and we had to do a group reflection, our group as usual with its crazy antics was envied by everyone especially when we told them we got a few free t-shirts from the school (baju pun nak berkira Razz) There will be two more days of reflections for us. Most of it will be group work if I’m not mistaken, then after those sessions we are going to have to work our butt off finishing a lot of assignments… Frown
On another note, seems its the season for KPLI interviews, I’ve been getting a few call and sms asking for tips on what to be prepared for. Not that I really know what they are going to be asking, but as people keep basing it on the fact that I got through on the first try so I should know. Had to get some other ppl to chip in their inputs as well. But basically as one counselor said, its all in how you show your interest and how knowledgeable you are.
Ok I think that’s it, gonna have to go and rearrange my “Buku Rancangan Mengajar”. There’s a few missing items I need to paste in.
Adieu Devil

Almost Practicum Almost

Almost finished with my practicum, trying to take in a deep breath and let out a huge sigh, but I can’t. Not with my lecturer planning to come everyday next week to observe me .. and friends….
I’m seriously gonna burst, just trying to hold it in…. coming up with lesson plans which is both interesting to the student and also educational is very hard with these kids, them having a very short attention span and a very limited scope of what they are interested in.
Anyway I did something about rice today, and true to what I expect they are city slickers to the bone, some have never seen paddy fields… so they got a nice input on everything rice, the facts and figures and the hows…. gonna teach them something about bridge next week. Maybe put in some spark and cause some of them to be engineers and architects…
Till next time, adieu Devil

Breaking In The Teacher

I’ve started my practicum 3 weeks ago, and it all went by in a blur. It was all jumbled up. This and that to do. Getting accustomed to the routines here at school. Getting up early and going back home late. Not that early really ‘coz I only have to get to school by 8.30am but I do have class till 2.30pm.
You must be wondering why my time is slightly later than normal schools ‘coz I’m actually doing my practicum at Sek. Sukan Bkt. Jalil. And the kids have to go train in the mornings.
Teaching at the school has its pros and cons. You know how athletes behave, they just can’t sit still in class, and I have to think up of very exciting activities, or else they will just ignore me and jump around instead. But they are a fun lot, if u know what I mean Razz
Been involved in a few activities at school from the moment I got here, basically had to handle the language week (quizzes, ceremonies and all) and we had to supervise the kids during one of their motivational seminars.
If I’m not mistaken I still have to accompany them for a summer camp or something in 2 more weeks. There’s more to come after that…. woooo…. Merdeka day? I hope I don’t have to go and go for the Merdeka Day parade with them….
Now if only you could understand why I’m always tired these days…
Till next time…
Adieu Devil