Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Sunday, September 18, 2005
Other bits of Hong Kong news: Disneyland opened it's new theme park in Hong Kong this week... and congratulations to Linnet and Cliff, and Lettie and Joey!
One more week of my ATP teaching prac!!! really really looking forward to the mid-semester break and just being able to sleep in!
Had the Young Adults Social Night at The Claremont last weekend. It was a quite a funny event as we shared the floor with 2 other functions - a pirate party where everyone was decked out with bandanas, eye patches, satin shirts, swords, etc; and a uni football club function...
Saturday, September 10, 2005
Spring is definitely in the air! Lots of changes have been happening recently. There are a few pidgeons cooing away outside my window everyday, drives me nuts. The students at school are starting to get really rowdy, especially on a rainy day! (The other teachers reckon it happens every beginning of spring... they think it's the hormones!) The freesias in the front garden are blossoming fragrantly. The petrol prices increasing, so much so that when there is a slightly cheaper petrol station people are willing to queue up for an hour to fill up (ie: my sister Sarah). South Street seems to be having more and more roadworks...
Just finished my 4th week of ATP (my final teaching prac) and here are a few things I've learnt:
- be very careful of the songs you play to your students (ie: Students really got into Richard Marx's song 'Hazard' which we did for a listening task and decided to play it on repeat while they were doing a writing task - unbearable!)
- a whistle is a very effective tool for teaching.
- I'm not very cluey with the rules and regulations of any sport.
- I need more sleep.
Here are a few pictures from Jess Raines' 21st birthday party (a night I actually was not doing lesson plans!)