The rate I had been going with blog posting, some of you have probably expected another blog or two by now.
I’m sorry for the delay. The last week has not only been busy preparing for school to start on Monday, but I have been sick. Still not feeling 100%, but I know I will get there eventually:)
In preparing for the new school year to begin, and teach my own classes, I have had the opportunity to shadow the other foreign teachers to see their teaching styles and how they run different classes. I think it was helpful to do that and to be able to ask them questions about how to handle different aspects of class.
My mornings and early afternoons will be filled with teaching various English subjects to two different 6 year old (Korean age) kindergarten classes. The rest of my afternoon will be spread between two after school kindergarten classes, and three after school elementary classes.
This week we were preparing for all of those classes.
Making sure we know our schedules and what we’ll be teaching each class.
Do the foreign teachers understand the material?
Then there is preparing the classrooms for the morning kindergarten students – decorations! After talking with one of my Korean co-teachers, she wanted me to handle much of the decorating because she has been busy, so I found things, printed, and laminated yesterday.
There are still a couple more signs I want to make and preparations I need to make to feel ready for Monday; but I am feeling much more ready than I did when I stepped off of the plane a couple of weeks ago!