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Ugandan Adventure: June 20-24

 
Day 8: Thursday June 20th
 
This morning we planned our first lessons. My plan was the best, according to Frank but I'm not sure how well it would actually work. In the afternoon we went to observe classes in some of the schools we'll be placed in next week. I went to observe P4 at Kyeijanga Primary School and it was really lovely. I'm really hoping I get placed there because the children were really friendly and the classes were small. I helped with an English class and then played netball with the girls. So much fun!
 
Day 9: Friday June 21st
 
Again this morning we planned lessons, and then this afternoon we went and did micro teaching to small groups of the other volunteers down at Great Lakes college. I was such a badly behaved student for Kayleigh, I feel quite bad.  Walked out of her class and then dicked around outside the window.
 
Day 10: Saturday June 22nd
 
Last night was so much fun, Hilary was leaving in the morning and so we stayed up all night drinking and chatting and messing around. Finally went to bed at five, and then got up for 9am to wave her off. Had a quick breakfast and then went back to bed for a couple of hours. When I properly got up we all went down to Kanungu market, where we had to find the ugliest outfit possible for as little money as possible - and then give it to someone else. I took fancy dress literally and bought a red leopard print Lycra dress with a matching cardigan for Natalie T. 
 
After the market and relaxed before dinner and the great clothes swap. Turns out Nico had bought my outfit, so I had to wear a fluorescent yellow and pink rain jacket, a maroon and blue beanie hat with "cowboy" embroidered on the front, and some Ali g glasses. The party was pretty good fun to be honest, I got to drunk too quickly so I took some time out to Facebook and then went back out and stayed out late. 
Also, we got our placements today. I'm teaching P4 at Kyeijanga which is exactly what I wanted. So happy.
 
Day 11: Sunday June 23rd
 
Once I had woken up and had breakfast (which Mackie extended for us, that lovely lovely lady) I had a hardcore lesson planning day and then created a bunch of learning aids. We also got our timetables, mine is as follows:
0930-1030 Maths
1030-1100 Break
1100-1200 English
1200-1300 Free
1300-1400 Lunch
1400-1445 Science
1445-1530 Free
1530-1630 Homework/Games
1630-1645 Collection by VU van

Tags: lesson planning, limited resources, teaching

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