Yesterday was my last day at my placement. I was only there for an hour to pick up my evaluation and say goodbye to my buddy so I didn’t really do much in the way of teaching. We did however work on writing but today he was not having it and it took quite a lot of effort to get him to write out the sentence on the board. Besides this it was a really good day and I was sad to say goodbye.
I had a really good time at my CAVE placement this year, I definitely learned a lot about managing kids, even my progression within the classroom was noticeable for at the beginning of the semester I was really struggling with trying to get my buddy to follow directions and participate in class activities, but by the end I could get him to participate and pay attention with a fair amount of ease. These placements are extremely beneficial to me as a future teacher, and to get this type of experience so early on is exceptional.