Today was an awesome teaching day for both me and my pre-internship partner. Both of our lessons went SO well (hopefully we can have a repeat of that tomorrow when our faculty advisor comes to watch us – haha)! After two days in the school and with the kids, I’m definitely getting into the swing of things. They students are all so sweet, I find myself resisting the urge to just gather them up in a hug and hold on for five minutes. There is nothing quite like learning alongside a group of kids! Such a rush!
In my lesson today, students learned about Call and Response in songs (where one person says something – the ‘call’ – and the group repeats it back – the ‘response’). We sang Down By The Bay (with my guitar) and Che Che Kooley (an African song kind of like Head and Shoulders, Knees and Toes). The kids ate this up! I was amazed at how easy they are to manage when you have them all hooked. It definitely made my job as a teacher 10 times easier.
I’m excited to take my confidence and calm, cool, collected attitude from today’s lesson and use it tomorrow during my Writing lesson and for the rest of my three week block (and beyond!).