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Assignment 3 Finished!

Woohoo! Done! Done! Done! 

Assignment 3 finished and submitted! That’s a nice relief to be finished all the assessment for this course. 

Although this course has been really full on, I have really enjoyed it and learned heaps. I’m looking forward to implementing what I have learned in the future when I have my own class of little cherubs to look after. 

Now onto studying for my exam on Friday… 4 days left and then I’ll be free for a few weeks!!! Yay!! 

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Bring on the weekend….!

Woo! Friday!

Although I know I should be working on completing my assignment over the weekend, this weekend is looking pretty full for me, without even considering uni :/

My mum is coming over today…. Haven’t seen her or the rest of my family  in a month because I had to move 3 1/2 hours from home to go to uni so that will be great! I am going to theatre restaurant tonight (new experience for me!). I have 2 of my cousins first birthdays and dedications tomorrow and then I am supposed to ge going golfing on Sunday…. Hmm looks like assignments will have to happen in between that or just finishing off on Monday…. Lucky I’m getting close to finishing!

On the Home Stretch! Into Assignment 3

Last Friday I finished professional experience and what a great experience it was!!

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, had a fantastic mentor and a great little year 1 class. 20 students and very minimal behaviour issues. It was a big change to all my other pracs that I have been on!

My last prac was in the prep room and this on was in year 1, and I think I am in my element with this age group. I received fantastic feedback and had heaps of fun!! Loving it!!

 

Professional Experience

Last Friday I finished professional experience and what a great experience it was!!

I thoroughly enjoyed the experience, had a fantastic mentor and a great little year 1 class. 20 students and very minimal behaviour issues. It was a big change to all my other pracs that I have been on!

My last prac was in the prep room and this on was in year 1, and I think I am in my element with this age group. I received fantastic feedback and had heaps of fun!! Loving it!!

 

Week 2 is Nearly Upon Us!

I can’t believe that the weekend is nearly over already and week two of prac is nearly here. Today has been spent lesson planning and getting ready for Monday. 

I have been organising activities for the literacy rotations, organising a maths lesson on data representation and interpretation, as well as organising my history lesson on past and present family life.  

For my 3 weeks of prac I am running the complete history unit, as well as all the assessment for it… Scared but excited to have this responsibility in the classroom, as I have never done assessment on prac, especially for a whole unit. 

I am looking forward to this next week or prac and I need to make sure that I am super organised to be able to keep up with my workload of lesson planning and planning activities to run in the classroom. Bring it it on!

Week 1 Complete!

Well week 1 of prac is finished!

What a great week getting to know my year 1’s and teaching maths and history! I have a gorgeous class of 20 little year ones and they are a near perfect class!! What a nice change from my previous pracs! 🙂

Friday’s are not a great day for teaching and learning in year 1, as the children are tired, and there seems to be lots and lots of interruptions throughout the day. I was relieved to see that I was not the only person who found this to be a disruptive day, when I read Sarah’s blog

Overall I am really enjoying prac and am looking forward to next week!

Connect.ed

Well I have just completed the Connect.ed Modules and WOW! It is interesting to see how much technological change there has been even since I was in high school (grade 8 was only 10 years ago WOW haha).

When I started the modules I was thinking about my experience with technology in grades 8, 9 and 10, before I went away to boarding school, compared to the technological lives of my younger sisters now… I lived on a property and had dial-up internet so if I wanted to use the internet I had to make sure no one was on the phone, then if Mum or Dad wanted to use the phone I had to disconnect and wait for them to finish before I could go back on… I wasn’t allowed to use it much because it costed SO much! When I was doing assignments, Mum would always tell me to go and get the encyclopedias from the cupboard to find information, I would rarely use Google!! I was a bit naughty and sometimes would tell Mum that I needed to use the internet to do my assignments, when really I wanted to talk to my friends on MSN… Shh don’t tell her!! 🙂

Now, I go home and my younger sisters are on mum’s iPad, on the computer, on their phones chatting to their friends on Facebook, updating statuses, uploading photos to Instagram, sending snaps on Snapchat and I know for a fact that my parents wouldn’t know half of what was going on or being said in those online conversations. This is how easy cyberbullying can happen, simply because parents, teachers and other adults simply do not know what is going on.

I loved the Safety Tips for Students – Lower Primary that were outlined in Mrs Brown’s blog post and I think that some of these can be incorporated across all age groups, not only lower primary.

It is through these measures, and further investigation and education of students and parents that we as teachers can help to prevent the horrible cases of bullying that are happening over the internet. No one should feel horrible because of a comment made by someone else. Cybersafety programs need to be implemented into all schools and the schools should have collaboration with parents to help stop this. Cybersafety needs to start from when the students are young, so they have a good understanding of what it all means and how it can affect themselves and others.

You can find a copy of my Connect.ed Certificate here