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Journal Notes for Practicum 3b.

Write your journal in paragraph form. It should be a minimum of 100 words and clearly
illustrated with photographs. Remember, it is your personal account of your thoughts,
feelings and reactions during your time in the preschool. Consequently, you may choose to
focus not only on the discussion points raised in each observation and/or use one, all or none
of the following focus points in your journal.

You can use this table to make notes / jot down ideas during TP. It would also be helpful to
consistently compare this practicum with previous TP experience and reflect on your
professional development with reference to the TP Competencies.

What is your general feeling about TP at the end of the day?

This is the fourth week and I think I complete most of my tasks and lesson plan. I feel happy because I
love the students and the students love me. I engaged with them during the day and encourage them to
develop their skills.

Reflect on the duties/activities did you carry out during the preschool today. How do you feel
about your efforts? Was there anything you could have done to improve the quality of the
learning experience for the children?

I have a lot of duties this week and its monitor the students in assembly and in break time. I build a
strong relationship with students and they love me. But this relationship is in a specific level and they
know that they is a child and I am a teacher. They respect me and talk to me in a polite way.

What was the most interesting activity or strategy you saw your MST use? Why did you think it
was interesting and worth noting/remembering? Compare this with previous TP experience.

I observe my teacher this week that she uses a wonderful strategy to manage her classroom. She
prepared reward chart and it includes the name of all students.

What progress have you made in terms of your own personal targets for TP this semester?
Which TP competencies do you feel you achieved and which do you think that you need to focus
on next time? Discuss ways in which you could do this.

I think I developed my personal target and its professional competency because this week I apply the
peer observation. I told my MST that I want to observe my friends Safa to assess her teaching. I
observe her during one lesson and give her my feedback.

What evidence of learning did you identify/document today? Relate this to the UK EYFS early
learning goals.

This week, I reviewed with students number1,2,3 and I observed their learning. Also, I make a
dictation for them to assess their level. The teacher liked the way I assessed the students because its
the first time that they do dictation.
What was the most important thing you learned about the role of the teacher in managing all
aspects of the school day? Compare this with previous TP experience and where possible make
links with college-based learning.

I learned that teacher must care for their children and give them love. The students in this way love
school and considered that as their second home. So, they love learning and coming to school.