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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jie Jies in action!

I am one of the placement tutors for students in Early Childhood Education from SEGI college.  The objective is to offer a place for practical training students to have their practicum in my centre.  As a mentor, I provide them with guidance  during their training here as well as to assess their work for the college.  These students provide the centre with a breath of fresh ideas and enthusiasm as they provide us with new teaching ideas and hands-on learning activities for the children.  They usually stay for a duration of 3 to 6 months, depending on their course.  It is  heartening to know that the industry is moving towards professionalism and this is a big step towards helping the teachers and children.
This term, I am fortunate to have 3 trainees doing their training with us.  They provided us with the much needed assistance in preparation for the concert.   I observe them in their daily interaction with the children, as well as their presentation of their lesson plans.  I would like to share with you some of the interesting activities that our children learnt from them.
Learning about fractions using a model of a pizza.

Not easy to comprehend, but with the pizza they learnt more than 1/2 or 1/4.  They also learnt about
2/8 or 4/6 and other fractions.

Looking on a real pizza.  Can we eat this later?

Oh yes, we can enjoy the pizza.  Everyone is having 1/????? of the pizza.
This is a hibiscus.  A hibiscus is our National Flower.

Painting over the paper to unveil the hidden hibiscus.

Viola!  This is the hibiscus.  The children also learnt about the different parts of the hibiscus -
 petal, stamen, stigma, leaf and they are only 4 years old.

The older children learnt about the Malaysia states and the corresponding flags.

Working as a team to unveil the Malaysian map.

Younger children learning about the letter-sound - jumping and hopping into the correct sound.

Matching the correct sounds together

Listening to isntructions and singing a beloved song using hand-made musical instruments
ICT and the Internet play an important role in contemporary teaching and learning.

The 3-year olds learnt about land and water animals by sorting them in the correct place.

Physical activities are equally important.
Many materials are used with old newspaper, including the 'ball' and 'net'.
Learning about the children's rights


Basic skills such as brushing teeth

Brushing their teeth, a daily morning routine at Little Beans
Learning about working together to accomplish a task

The importance of eating healthily and what is the FOOD PYRAMID?

The latest project for them is to carry the Bananas and Apples theme through.

There will be many more lessons before they leave on November 11.  I wish them all the best as they embark on their new ventures; either to further their studies or carving an enriching career in Early Childhood Education.  Thanks Sin Yi, Oreo and Sze Xin jie jie!

1 comment:

  1. Dear Teacher Yvonne,

    We feel extremely grateful too to be offered an practical teaching experience in Little Beans. Thank you so much for being willing to take us in and mentor us. We know you are very busy but yet you are always there for us. You have provided a lot of guidance and support to us too! We have learnt a lot in this two months. We will truly cherish this one month left with Little Beans. ^^

    Oreo, Sin Yi, Xin =)