My first experience teaching children began at 9.20 am. It wasn’t as bad has I had initially thought it was going to be , yes it was a little terrifying walking into a classroom of 41 faces staring at you , but I soon felt at ease when the class (standard 5) all stood up and greeted me with smiley face.
Fortunately I had planned an activity on Nouns the night before with the help of GVI staff. I was very pleased to see the children had a good understanding of the basics and were able to follow my instructions throughout the lessons.
I must admit I thought it would be quite strange to be called Madam Carla , but after just one day I love it ! I think it’s going to take a little more than a day or two to remember all their names but I’m definitely going to try.
|Madam Carla teaching one on one reading
I can’t wait to get back into the classroom
By Volunteer Carla D’Agostino