Thank you Indonesia!
As we say our final goodbyes to our new friends, I can’t help to feel really sad. I am going to miss them so much. In fact, I am going to miss Indonesia so much.
On the other hand, I am also very thankful and happy. Not everyone can have this experience. I am more than blessed to have been a part of the SEA Teacher Project, and to have met and seen so much. All these memories will forever be in my heart. Thank you Indonesia. Thank you Bandung. Thank you UPI. Thank you Kidsville. Thank you teachers. Thank you children. Thank you friends. Till we meet again!
Literally, I spent the whole day packing. It was a bit tiring but it was okay. Thankfully, I managed to fit everything back to my luggage. Then we just spent our time hanging out with my dormates. We even went to Ciwalk for one last time to had dinner together with Endris and Putri. It was nice, but it also means that we are really going to leave.
Saung Angklung Udjo
I paid one last visit to Kidsville today, then we all went to Saung Angklung Udjo today. We watched how the Angklung could play so many types of music. We also saw how fun the people are when playing and listening to it. But the best part is, we even got the chance to play it. My Angklung is the Jawa, I think the third on the list, I guess like the Mi in DoReMi. I really enjoyed it and I really want to buy my own Angklung but I’m afraid it would not fit my luggage anymore. And so, I just went and bought some souvenirs for me, my family and my friends.
The closing ceremony is scheduled today, but before that, I decided to go again to Kidsville to say my goodbyes to the children and to give my tokens to some of the most special teachers there.
Afterwards, I went to the closing ceremony wearing our traditional costume “Balintawak”. All of our supervisors were there, they also talked about their experiences working with us. And Ibu Heni, my supervisor, was very kind to say such nice words to me. She really said that she was happy to work with me. I was more than blessed to have her as my supervisor and I will never forget my experiences with her as well as my experiences in Indonesia.
FINAL CLASS and FINAL DEMO!
Today I was really not feeling well. I informed Mr. Oscar about my condition and he allowed me to rest for a while. I’ve decided not come to class because I was worried that my students would also get sick. So instead, I went to the library to find references for my final demo. For the rest of the day, I spent my time making my instructional materials for tomorrow.
Last Class in K1
Today I did my final lesson in K1. It was an integrated lesson about family (English) and A, B and C vocabularies (Phonics). I taught to them the members of the family and how important family is. We also talked about some of the activities that they do with their families such as going to the zoo, going to the beach and etc. As for the activities, the children made their own family tree and answered their books.
Ibu Heni’s Surprise Observation
I did an integrated lesson today at K2: Math and Phonics.
To my surprise, Ibu Heny came to school today to observe me. I was a bit nervous at first but Mr. Oscar was there to help me and the children were just so bright and so wonderful. They really participated and gave their all for me.
In return, I also did my best and just enjoyed my lesson. In the end, Ibu Heni was really proud of me. She enjoyed my lesson and said that I really did a great job. According to her my instructional materials were great but what she really liked was how close I was to my students. She said that for a new teacher to gain that kind of love from the students, was really commendable.
Though I still have some things to do, I’ve decided to join my friends to have dinner and to hang out at Upnormal. And I’m really glad I did.
I would like to treasure all the moments that I still have with my new friends.
Second Week Here We Go!
I would have to admit that I was really a bit tired this week. But I cannot rest yet, I still have to prepare for my second week of teaching. Which means that I have to prepare my lesson plan and instructional materials again.
For my second week, I’ve decided to occupy to sessions for one class a day where I would integrate my lessons for two subjects.
Ms. Myrrh Micah R. Matilla
A fourth year student from Philippine Normal University major in Early Childhood Education, Ms. Myrrh is more than blessed to have been a part of the SEA-Teacher Exchange Project. She is thankful to everyone who has been a part of this project and she dedicates all her hard work and achievements to her family and our Lord.