Archive for March, 2010

An exhausting experience!

Who ever said that working in schools was going to be easy? Placement 2 has been hard work and it has taken its toll on my health as I managed to catch a virus and be knocked out for 5 days. A whole week is a long time to miss out on but I have still managed to clock up the hours and pass my assessment. I have found Year 1 a challenge but it is one that I was have embraced more and more each week!

I am also busy now completing all the job applications I can for the local area and so far it is a dead end. The thing to remember is: Keep positive, keep going and don’t take no for an answer!

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Ist week of Year 1 class.

It has been an exciting first week at my new school with a Year 1 class. This is my first experience with any Key Stage 1 group so I was very apprehensive, however after a few days of settling in, teaching my first lesson on the Wednesday and then taking the full day on Thursday it really allowed me to dig in and start learning new strategies. There are some challenging behaviour management skills to learn and also at what level to pitch my lessons at but this is all part of the learning process and I feel there is no better way than to really get in and try it. On Friday I was the class clown (for Book Week) and spent some time after our literacy lesson juggling on the playground with rings, battons and plate spinning! Oh what fun it is being a teacher!