Recap of Week 10
So, another week almost done.. only 5 weeks left.. holy crap.. My co-op and I were discussing the last few weeks of my internship about what I would be teaching and when he would slowly take back his classes. It was sort of a realization of how much time is really left for this "gig".
So Monday, CCA9 was my second observation. Eek.. I was freaking out and nervous before the lesson. So the lesson was a break from podcasting so I could do something flashy for my college supervisor, I guess. It was a section on Communication/Social Networking. I set-up a Skype conversation with one of my professors that teaches multimedia (web 2.0) stuff. So he was my expert for my students. I was scrambling the whole day to make sure the technical stuff would work. I figured out how to unplug the projector to my laptop (all by myself!) so that was a plus. So my lesson started with a brainstorm of the different social networking/communication tools there are. One of them said Skype, of which I thought to myself (yay!). Then I played a video from currenttv that was funny and kind of inappropriate but that's okay. Then I connected to Skype and told them we were having a conversation with a professor from the university. They didn't believe me at first, but we were doing it.
I told my prof to briefly talk about Web 2.0. I can't thank him enough. My kids on the other hand, two of them were on the internet (i totally forgot to unplug the power), the rest of them were somewhat paying attention. Thank god my professor started to interact with the kids. The kids asked questions but not related to Web 2.0 (about what he teaches, his guitar). So I didn't "get the best bang for my buck". I should have organized it better. I was so worried about making sure the technical stuff would work. I know my lesson was creative but I should have planned it better to be more effective for the kids. I know where I need to tweak it to make the lesson better next time (get students into groups than each group will ask a question about Web 2.0, have someone in the back directing questions to the class, put the laptop on a cart/podium, etc). After the skype conversation, they were to answer questions about communication/social networking on their blog. That was that for CCA9.
Math 10 - period 4, we covered two sections (Direct & Partial Variations). They were getting a work period on Tuesday. They were a chatty bunch. oh well..
Math10 - period 7, we covered Partial Variations. All I can say is Wow!, They worked like angels. Super quiet and asked questions. I have know idea why they are so awesome. Is it because they respect me now? I also gave them candy since I missed them on Halloween.
So Tuesday, my co-op had a "sick day" so I had a sub with me. I also had a meeting with the other interns about applying for SPSD. Anyways, Math10 - P4 had a work period. Most of them worked, i was surprised on how many questions they had since they just had the notes yesterday. It's like they had no idea on what to do. Once I got most of them to figure out what to do, I think they got it.
CCA9, I got the rest of the kids left to finish recording their podcasts. It was kind of crazy, I had some kids in one lab and other in another lab. Thank goodness I had a sub to watch the other half. So that went somewhat good.
Math 10 - P7, we had a quiz on partial and direct variations, marked them, they did good. We then learned functions & function notation. They totally got it too, they were super keen today! Gave them the assignment, they worked awesome again, and they asked questions.
So, Wednesday was sort of an easy day. No grade 9's since it was "take your kid to work today". So that was a load off. Math 10-P4 we learned functions and function notation, they got it too. They were chatty though.
CCA9 - no kids
Math10 - P7 - learned the arithmetic sequence formula. They got it dream-fully easy. They worked awesome again!.. Asked questions. I'm loving this class more and more (very different from the beginning of the year).
Math 10 - P4 learning arithmetic sequence formula.
CCA9 - working on podcast, editing. Some of the kids are missing their assignments though. Alot of kids missing absent as well, flu-like symptoms.. eek!
Math 10 - P7 - learning Arithmetic Means. I told them yesterday we were going to have a quiz, but changed my mind since it's a short day. They were okay, not as great as the rest of the week but good.
Report card marks are to be finished by Tuesday, and some of my students are rushing to redo some of their exams before report cards. I tell them they shouldn't rush since it's not the final mark, it's just a midterm mark. Not sure if they'll listen, but we'll see.
5 weeks left.. dun dun dun.. here we go..