Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Still Alive...

So, it's been a long time since my last post - I have a feeling I was still living in Newcastle back then!

I'm currently living in the Hawkesbury District on my teaching prac, of which I have two days to go. Crazy how quickly the last ten weeks has flown by.

I've been having a blast at this prac. The school is lovely, the staff really welcoming, and the kids have been... interesting. Nah, they've been fabulous - you know how kids are, you get every type.

Living in this area has been lovely - it's so peaceful and calm being out in the bush. If I could get my computer to not be such a bitch, I'd upload some photos of the area. I took the Newcastle kids to a nearby apple picking place recently, and from that got some work for the Queen's Birthday long weekend.

Today is a strike day, which is good because I'm actually really sick. If I could, I'd be up at Town Hall for the march, but I'm taking advantage of today to rest up so it doesn't interfere with my internship. If you'd like to learn more about the strike, you can find more information here. It's a very important issue, and unfortunately, any time the media mentions anything to do with the strike, it's about the inconvenience to parents. Whilst this is understandable, I think people need to see the bigger picture and look at the inconvenience of a second rate education.

I've pretty much spent the last 10 weeks creating lesson plans and resources for my classes, so I don't have much to show on the crafting front either. I still haven't heard from the department as to which school I'll be placed, and I'm starting to panic a little. There's just the two week school holidays and then I'm supposed to be starting at a new school that I don't even know about? Huh? Yup, panic.

Anyway, as soon as I get my computer to stop being lame, I'll upload some pics =)

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