I am already here in UPM; specifically the UPM Mosque compound in my car while the raining is pouring heavily cats and dogs. It has been a tiring day. I had 7 periods of subjects today and in addition, today is the 2nd observation by the SISC+ for English Language (3 periods for 4 Purnama). An hour meeting/briefing on Co-curriculum Camping & Carnival as well as the “Sistem Pengurusan Sekolah”, a newly-introduced system by the Ministry after school also adds to the lethargic. After that, there was no time to waste as rain was heavily pouring (traffic will be congested!); so I straightly drove all the way from Serendah to UPM, Serdang for my 4-times-a-week Master’s Degree of Corporate Communications classes; and tonight is for “Statistics For Communication Research”! Phew!
The sequencing cardboard I did. Pupils or the representative would have to come out to arrange the sequences in accordance to the correct narration.
So, for my 2nd observation; I decided to do The Literature Contemporary with the kids. Yes, they were a bit tired I know due to our Saturday’s Entrepreneurship Carnival (and me as well as I was the MC for the whole day!) but then, life as it is. You’ve gotta do your job, no? The aim is that so that the pupils could learn the moral value from the “Little Red Riding Hood” excerpt from the text book.
Wan Kasih thinking of an idea.
For the first activity, the kids were to rearrange the jumbled-up sequences from the fable. As 4 Purnama is somewhat a ‘not so active class’ with brittle grasp of English, it was expected that not all groups could provide correct answers. But still, 4 Purnama is simply a darling. I love their spontaneity & receptions whenever there are punchlines delivered during classes. But perhaps today, they were tired and somemore with presence of an officer, they were a bit ‘inhibited’. But all was well.
“Harry Potter” became so excited in proving their supremacy to others!
Second activity, the pupils were to do booklet where they were supposed to write the correct sequences that they have already been discussing among each other & of course, decorate the booklet via pictures, etc. Nevertheless as an improvement to my teaching plan, my SISC+ officer, Puan Shahnaz Mehtab suggested that while a pupil in the group focused on doing the booklet from the cardboard, it would be advisable that the other remaining members were to write the sequences on each page and drew pictures out of it. By doing that, the booklet would have another 5 inner pages; AND all pupils would be contributing to the activity; hence class could be controlled in a more subtle manner.
I am always a person who is willing to learn and I believe that seniors have a lot of knowledge to share and I am always a person who has no qualm on embracing new information to upgrade myself. So, I accepted her advices and it was great to see how the class were in a more manageable way. Yes, I have no problem in controlling classes due to my reputation as a stern and discipline teacher but I often have to use my loud voice (though I am petite!). But via the suggested way, the class was quite occupied with his or her own work and I didn’t have to use my loud audible voice to the maximum! Hahaha! I did feel weird though. Hahah!
But overall, it felt nice to receive positive and good comments from a seasoned English teacher like Puan Shahnaz. Although English ain’t my major as I am a Science Teacher and coincidentally appointed as the Head of Science Panel this year, English has always been a subject close to my heart & by hook or crook as long as I am in the service (before I go out to further my PhD! I am out! Hahaha!), I have to teach English as I already applied for the incentive I should get from the C1 result I nailed of the recently-announced Cambridge Placement Test! Hahaha! I believe these suggestions are good for my upcoming lessons.
Above all, I am relieved that I am done with this! (,”)