The final chapter

I was just reading Adele Lawson post and I really can resonate with what she is saying. I can’t believe prac is over. Woohoooo, I did it!!! The three weeks where prac consumes your mind and life, it is over. I got through it and here I am. Part of me just wants to chill this weekend with my family and not do anything. The fact I am sick also makes me feel like I should just be lying down. After all next week I go back to my normal life but my normal life is working days at one job and nights at another. So really it is just a different type of busy to what I have just had in the last three weeks. Anyway, there will not be any chilling because the final assignment it must be done.

I must say this prac has really brought out my confidence within myself and I am ready to move on to my 4th year pracs. I am excited and can’t wait to complete the next 2 pracs now. This prac really felt like a tease. I feel like a teacher now and yet I will be going back to my teacher aide role on Monday.

Final days of prac

Well here I am in my final days of prac and you wouldn’t believe my luck. I have a head cold!! My throat is also affected and I have a very husky voice that cuts in and out. I am desperately hoping I don’t completely lose my voice. I only have 3 days to go and so badly hoping my voice will make it to the end for me!!! It is so frustrating because I can push my body to its limits when I can see the end is near but my body just wants to break down on me. Does that happen to anyone else? I know my body is telling me to slow down but I don’t listen, well not at the moment.

Anyway I am absolutely loving prac and the whole experience. I really wish I could go from being an SLSO to a trainee or apprentice teacher. I wonder why this doesn’t actually exist?? I could see a lot of advantages to actually having this kind of on the job training.

I hope everyone else is having a blast!

Prac is about to begin

Well the topic for tonight is certainly about everyone in EDC3100 just about to start our pracs tomorrow. I thought it would be a good idea to check in now because I anticipate a very busy 3 weeks ahead. I am feeling pretty good actually. My bag is packed and I am as ready as I can be. I am a little overwhelmed having to use the NSW Syllabus but I have made time and gone through them and I can see how ACARA is incorporated now.

I have been lucky to have already completed one day before the term ended so I think I have managed to learn nearly all the student’s names already. Now I just have to become confident in teaching primary students for the very first time!!! I really hope any nerves settle quickly and I can learn a huge amount because I have an absolutely fantastic mentor.

Anyway, good luck to everyone and I think it might be a good idea to go to bed early tonight.

ICT Magic

So as I go through my reader on a few occasions I notice people talking about ICT magic and I keep on thinking to myself I must check it out. Well thanks to Rachel’s post I finally did today and I tell you I am so glad I found this before prac. It has a heap of categories to select from whether it is Maths, English, Science, Sport or even Christmas!! There is so much choice and then when you finally decide which one to pick there is another index within that category which has all these examples of websites that you can visit to find exactly what you are looking for. So basically it is a huge index of online resources suited for education.