In honor of school starting, here is a glimpse inside my classroom. The pictures below are what the room look liked when I walked in the door, day one.
This is my room after two days of hard work.
Not exactly my normal classroom. The room isn't covered in books, but we paired down everything to move here. So, I no longer have all my books. Look at the room though, it's huge.
I actually have room to have 15 center (Aussie term centre) stations set up in my room at all times. Not to mention, a carpet area, reading table, and desks for 24 kids. I have never had so much room in my life.
I have learned so many things teaching in Australia. I am really enjoying learn all the slang.
I have learned "togs" and "bathers" are what they call bathing suits.
H is pronounced "ACH" and Z is pronounced "ZED".
I also am being killed in spelling Australia spells colour, centre, honour, favourtie, pratising different ways.
Don't worry, I goofed big time the first day of school and sent the kids on a center scavenger hunt where they were to circle their favorite center, and at the end they colored a badge of honor for finding all the centers. Not sure I could have fit anymore misspellings in one sheet. Total goof to start the year with. I am a work in progress.
We speak the same language, but wow, the spelling is killing me big time at the moment. I am loving learning so much.
Now, those who knows me, know I didn't make all of the "cutesy" things. I figured I needed to have some "cutesy" things since I was teaching the younger kids. Thank you Teacher Pay Teacher!
What is something you always liked about your elementary classroom? What is something that you think I should add in? I am so happy for the opportunity to teach kids overseas. This is really brooding my horizons and going to make me a better teacher.