Monthly Archives: June 2015

Done and dusted

It’s all done and dusted – how time flies when you’re having fun! I’s sad to say goodbye, but glad in a way that it is over.  Haylea writes how she has had the hardest semester so far and I am in the same boat!  With three assignments to go though it certainly isn’t time to party just yet. However I can celebrate the conclusion of a very successful third last prac – and celebrate I did! Two corona’s and asleep before 8:00 pm just call me the life of the party, but I am so drained from prac
 “Get used to it” they say
Anyway as a quick reflection more for my own sake.  I generally really dislike uni and sometimes I find myself wondering “did I make the right choice?” and I am happy to say I did. This prac I was in my element. Prep is my comfort zone.
Plain and simple – I really loved it. It is so very reassuring to feel this way, and I hope it’s enough to get me through another three semesters.
*Cue edited end of day prayer*
Dear God,
Thank you for a lovely three weeks. Thank you for my mentor, and thank you for my preps.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.

Playing with sentences

This week we worked on sentence structure. There was lots of rearranging, creating and reading sentences, focusing on upper case letters and some punctuation.  We did writing and cut and paste activities too.

I decided there must be a way to integrate ICT into this learning, so for my last lesson we did small group laptop sessions using a great online program sunshine online. It is a fabulous interactive language and literacy site that the kids really enjoy.  The students first listened to a sentence twice, then were able to recreate it two ways and choose different animals each time.

Sun sets for the last time in 2005 by Pandiyan, on Flickr
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The program has frequented my lessons especially as an introductory tool.