Thanks sarahsteachingblog for sharing the Ten Sum App! I went and found my sons iPad and downloaded it immediately. I love maths games that have been tried and tested by fellow educators. I though this looks like a great app not only for my son but my daughter who is much younger to give it a go and for use on prac or for assignment 2 – Lots of work for me yet to do on assignment 2 so i need to get crackin – doesnt help with my mind wandering to prac. Being a return prac Im confident with the layout of the school, most procedures and daily in and outs of the school but with a new mentor brings new classroom practice and new students im yet to meet.
Does anyone do a volunteer day or half day before prac starts to get to know the kids and get a feel for the classroom routine/ behaviour management techniques the teachers uses or to just see how the kids interact and transition throughout the day? With the amount of lessons/sessions we are actually teaching this time, i feel there no time at the beginning of prac just to get to know the routine of the classroom and to build relationships with the students. Being a special education prac i feel this is extremely important because upsetting students routines can be very detrimental and when they dont know who i am they may very well just refuse to work with me!! Ahhh, anyhow thats what im contemplating, dont actually know if i have the time to do it but it could be beneficial for me!