Thursday, April 9, 2009

Essay and Project Toddler Group

Just a few more days and need to submit my essay, I have done just about 1/3 of it but the Easter holiday starts tomorrow so have to slow down and have a little bit of break. The past 2 days I have been busy as well looking at things for my new classroom which is the toddler group. Had a meeting in one school and then today took a look at some of Ikea's things for kids, some are really good, some not so much. Well too many things going on here .. oh well..

Monday, April 6, 2009

Essay Writing

I think my brain and my skills at essay writing has dwindled. I have been reading and reading my textbooks and couldn't figure out a way to write Assignment 1 for my M. training. I would be happy when this is over but sad to say, I just started it and there are more to come!! Maybe about 10 or 12 of them?? I need to get a system how to do it, I just don't know how to summarize all my thoughts in 2000 words. Either I have nothing or I have too much! Information overload!! I used to have those moments when thoughts would just come out from my brain like water coming out from a water tap. Maybe they are right too much caffeine and alcohol kills some of your brain cells- I think my brain cells are depleted. Help - want new brain for essay writing.

Monday, March 23, 2009

New Classroom

My boss called me to her office today.. she is going to transfer me to a new classroom next schoolyear .. aaahhh.. with the toddlers...waaahhh

Now what will I do with my ongoing studies for 3 - 6 year olds?

Who will I work with?

Can I face the music and the new challenge?

I have to change the whole lay out of the classroom...

I'm confused.. that's why this is a diary of a confused newbie

Stay tuned..

Thursday, February 26, 2009


It's here and it is unstoppable - got all my textbooks from London.. today is the beginning of gruelling hours reading and learning and reading and learning... By September 2010 I would have finished half of my studies.. wish me all the best! But that it seems is a looongggg way from here. Have to start reading and making notes consistently!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

no school

Yey, no school for one week:) The school has a one week ski break. Teachers are all happy and can sleep late and recover from all the viruses they got from the kids in this long, cold, dark winter. I sure wish it's Spring soon.

Aside from that I told you all (or maybe just myself) that I will be starting my new studies - it turned out that the women at the school isn't too organize and has almost forgotten me despite all my emails to her! There is a silver lining to it though as my hubby said, at least I don't need to study now during my break.

Nevertheless, work situation is not so fine. We don't have 100% enrollees and it seems for next school year we might get only 50% of the usual students - well as now it is confirmed that we only have 50% reservation for next school year. My colleagues are all anxious and starting to be really panicky and doing some crazy things to each other to hang on to their jobs. I don't have any worries, at the moment I am still an assistant teacher and not getting much paid (still don't have my extra Montessori diploma). What I would miss about this job if ever I need to go one day is the looooongggg holidays. I know I'm having a break now but in 6.5weeks I have another 2 week break. It's spring break.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Yey.. or oh no???!!!

It's yey!! - because I will be starting my distance learning program this February - the papers and books are probably via Royal Mail now..
It's ney??? !- because I will start to burn the midnight oil again - cramming and studying writing papers -- preparing for exams and getting all stressed up...
Oh and I am sorry for those who started visiting this blog and didn't get any news- I should have continued writing here but I thought nobody goes to read it anyway. Nevertheless - this gives me the motivation to start a series of post about my so called 1 year anniversary at my new work place which isn' t so new now.
After 11 months and a couple of days finally saw the true colours of my colleages.. some funny stories - some really weird stories and some --let's not just mention it.
Well so far so good.. I am looking forward to the next break which is in 1.5 week.. would love to sleep longer and would love to start reading my assignment?? :) haha.. but really I don't know, why do I keep on doing this to myself..
a friend asked me - why do I want to study again?
Me : I don't really know I just have this nagging feeling/conscience that tells me to go on - further and further ..there is always room for improvement..