|My desk at school in the female teachers' room! I try to make|
it inviting and fun for the students.
|Homemade cards and letters from my students! I have|
also received two beautiful baju karungs from my students!
|My introduction PowerPoint!|
|English Quote of the Week! I pick a new one for every|
week! On the right are my family pictures that
attract a lot of attention!
|Fellow teachers and I after a district-wide ping pong|
|My Form 2A students who think I have a secret boyfriend!|
|Some of my female students and I at a school barbeque!|
|A Form 5 student and I after a school Hiking Trip for the Prefect Students.|
(Prefect students are the students who perform well, behave well and score high)
But, let me tell you, all around the school now students give thumbs up when something good happens or when they say hello to me! I love it and I especially love it when they do it with a bit of enthusiasm. Cikgu Rachael loves nothing better! Beyond the thumbs up, I taught students "air fives" (high fives without actually touching hands) I thought this would be a great way to end class as I walked out of the classroom, since students do not switch classes during the day and stay in the same room.
|My 4A2 male students after they learned about verbs|
So, as I exit class or when I see students around school, I give students "air fives." I chose to do this, because as a female, I am not allowed to make any contact with the male students whatsoever. Therefore, since I could not "high five" male students, I thought the "air five" would be an excellent alternative. A matter of fact, I got the idea from my Freshman Year Western Civilization teacher, Mr. Gallagher who had High Five Fridays and whose hand I had to jump up high and hit at the end of every Friday Western Civ class. Thanks for the idea Mr. Gallagher!
|My Form 2A class who wrote pen pal letters to a Western Civilization class at Lincoln-Way West High School to my freshmen year teacher's class!|
|Students writing letters to their Warrior pen pals at LWW! They were really nervous but excited as well!|
|Taking a picture with their letters to their pen pals and of course, sporting a Warrior shirt!|
|View of the English Hangout Room that was once a storage room!|