Day 56 - Shapes and Letters
On this day, I had no class with Silver because their EP teacher asked for our time to meet them. My CT agreed so I only spent my morning at the faculty room.
For Gold and Bronze, I gave them an activity to strengthen their bonds with each other. Supposedly, there’s a new test which will serve as a NAT review but my CT wasn’t around that day so I proceeded with the activity I planned.
On the day before, I asked them to prepare shapes and a butterfly out of colored paper. Those were used as the paper for their letters to different classmates. The heart is for someone you treasure the most, circle for someone you’re thankful for, triangle for someone you want to know better, diamond for your idol, and droplet for someone you wanted to say sorry to. The butterfly, on the other hand, was used for writing their classmates’ first and last impressions on them.
However, we didn’t finish the activity on both sections. I just told Gold to finish the butterfly activity because we already exceeded the time with the shapes. For Bronze, I told them that we will continue it on our next meeting.
Day 54 - Off
Supposedly, I’ll continue my lesson with my classes today but the fourth year students didn’t need to attend school on this day. The teachers were busy in reading forms, mainly for the graduating batch. I spent the day at the faculty room doing my narrative report and relaxing at times. That afternoon, Ms. Perez asked us to lend our hands in reading her advisory’s forms.
Day 55 - Last tasks to finish..
On this day, I only continued the exercises on the booklet - Testing Teading Power. After that, I collected their points to see who will get the reward for every grading. I just finished more things for the narrative report and ran some errands the whole day.
For Bronze, since it was the first time that I gave them the booklet, I noticed that one of them really needed to pass the tests in reading comprehension. Actually, for the first selection, he got 3/10. Immediately, I told him to loosen up and encouraged him that I know he can do better and get a higher score in the next tests. It was justthe beginning. On the next test, he fortunately got 6/10.
Since the beginning if my practice teachimg, I have always payed attention to his low comprehension rate and his scores which were below satisfactory. I saw his eagerness in learning, only that he’s too shy to use the language and he’s having confidence problems due to his life experiences.
I always remind him that there’s no harm in commiting mistakes because it’s how we learn as individuals. Until now, I observe him and his interest.
I remeber my co-ST telling me that he approached her and told her that he was afraid that I might get mad a him because of his low scores, and that it might show that I’m not teaching him effectively. This I really object.
Seeing his smile after saying his score in the comprehension check gave me relief. Right after telling me his score, I reassured him that he did well and he can still do better with focus and determination.