Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Sadness

At 2:45 this afternoon, I am home already. My workplace is just a walk away. Every Tuesday and Thursday I work from
7:00 to 2:30 only. But I went home very sad. I cried when I reached home. Yeah, I also cry. I feel so down up to now.

In early childhood, we believe that children learn through work and play. To explain how this is so would be a long discussion so I better drop this aspect and just assert that this is really how it goes, whether you believe it or not.

With this principle in mind we always do hands-on approach in doing our lesson plans/activities. As our approach is thematic, those activities must be in line with the theme we have for the week.

Our theme for this week is about food. My lesson plan for today was neatly planned and is age appropriate what with our subject-integrated approach. I did my webbing and I could say that my activity plans for Mathematics were quite good.

So I went to school very cool and confident. When I was about to start my lesson, something was missing. I forgot to bring my 2 loaves of bread and the peanut butter I need for me to discuss about shapes. You know my children, as I planned, had to name the shapes before they could eat them. As I am a proud person at times, I did not have the courage at that instant to accept that I never prepared my materials before my lesson. Instead of bread, I used wooden blocks. They just pretended eating. I felt terrible.

I can proudly say that my children always enjoyed the activities I provide them. Today is a disappointment.

I am guilty. Yes I am.......

9 comments:

ajay said...

Cheer up, Luchie! We can't do things perfectly all the time..what's important is that you found an alternative way to teach them how:)

Luchie said...

Ajay:
Thank you for cheering me up.
I'll make up to my children for tomorrow's activities.
This may sound unrealistic, but over here in SG, children are considered gold.

Matapoor said...

bawi ka na lang some other day :)

Luchie said...

ganun na nga ginawa ko, kaya ok na ako medyo..

Luchie said...

why my comment never appeared yet?
I wanted ms pinayexpat to know that i took notice of her comment. or maybe my computer is sad too as it seems a lot of bloggers tend to demean people when they are commenting. i read their blogs and comments and their comments reflected their true characters... so sad the filipino mentality.... why not show the world, we are a respected people. educated they may be but their printed words are uneducated. sorry guys, you know who you are....

pinayexpat aka Matapoor said...

bakit? may nag leave ng bad comment sa iyo? deadma is the game! hehe ako nga dati, minura pa eh! hehe

Luchie said...

Ms. Pinayexpat:
thank you sa advice. ganun nga gagawin ko.
deadma ko na lang. ang importante masarap mag blogging tutal those people ay minority lang naman...

rolly said...

if you are going to be disappointed with every mistake you do, you will end up miserable. We all commit mistakes even in a job we've always been doing. I know i'm capable of more mistakes that is allowable. But the thing is i should know how to correct such a mistake. like what you did. you found a substitute and the end is still the same. Well, they may not have eaten the block but they learned what the shape look like which was the primary concern in the first place.

now i know how dedicated you are. I never make any lesson plansm much to the regret of my former boss. matigas ulo ko e, hehehe

Luchie said...

Rolly;
Thank you for your nice words.
I am happy that I achieved my main objective, thank you for noting that.