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.......