For my last teaching placement I was in P1 where the children are mostly aged 5.
The topics while I was there included "Under the Sea", "How Things Grow" and "O'clock Time". These provided great opportunity for some fun arts and craft activities (preceeded by a relevant learning intention of course - all teacher bloggers out there: what are your opinions regarding learning intentions? I can see that lessons generally need a point to them, but does it have to be announced at the beginning of every lesson and in such narrow and limiting terms. Learning is happening all the time and can take many different directions...)
Anyway, here are some (not great) pics of what we got up to...
Octopuses are fascinating creatures. They are intelligent, can squeeze through tiny spaces (no skeleton), have three hearts, their blood is blue, all are poisonous to a certain extent, and both the male and female die within a few months of mating.
here, it gets quite exciting!
Aside from helping out with the school trip that's my placement finished, as is my teaching course. I passed, but not without an incident towards the end of the placement which has rather soured the experience somewhat. It involved some kind of issue between the teacher and my tutor: I don't know the details and neither will talk, but I was granted a pass in the end.
Come August I will have my own class. I think that's hilarious/terrifying/exciting!