Come and look inside my classroom in Ch/na :)
My classroom is combined of two grades, 5th and 6th grade, all mostly from Ko. rea. One student is German/American, another is American/Ko. re.an, (one or) two are Ko. re.an/Canadian, one is American/Chi nese and the rest are 100% South Ko.re.an. Total of 19 students in all.
There are computers in the school, used for their computer class and all teachers have their own laptops. I have speakers and a projector to show videos, slides, power point or anything from my laptop in my own classroom. My students love to watch educational youtube HAHA
We begin the day with popcorn pr. ay. r; that is I start and close the Pr.a yr and allow the students to freely participate as they feel. We also Pr. on the hour each hour, and this is usually a short time, a mixture of being led by me or a student chosen by me. How rewarding and humbling to hear the words I have spoken in their own person Pr. yrs!
When my students have exceptional behavior, I have a prize jar filled with their favorite candies and pencils; I'm still learning what my students like that is still affordable. They like candy, what young tween doesn't? When the class is VERY good, I let them have the last five minutes to play their favorite game: NINJA!!!! HI YAH!!
|Three of my 6th grade boys. My handsome boys :) Little stinkers is what they are, but VERY respectful! "Yes Teacher" is a sign of respect instead of Mr. or Mrs. Name, that is what some of them call me :)|
|My poster I made|
|There are always rules, but in my class, we have:|
"Ways for teamwork success in room 212" :D
|Since almost my entire class is ESL (English as a Second Language), I decided to help them out in their writing by providing thoughtful transition words! They responded "Oh thank you teacher!!" |
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|I know this is big but I wanted to give you a close up if I could. The right are limericks we did in reading during our Poetry week;|
the left is from Social Studies. The students created a Yellow Journalism article.
OKAY! This is getting long, I am sorry! I will end with one last picture. This was taken of me on the last day of school. Hello tired and washed out face after being in Ch / na for 4 months and surviving my entire first semester of teaching for the first time ever!!!! Notice I am indulging on my favorite comfort food: 'Pingwah' (spoken in the third tone, falling then rising) Again, I spelled it phonetically for you. Guess what you just said?? APPLE!!!
|I made it half of my first year of teaching. Hooray! PTL!|
Now I need to get some pics of Doziers office and classrooms! That will be in two weeks--> stay tuned folks!
Much love to all!
D + M