Another week of Primary 1 school placement completed, using more of the fantasy RPG-themed gamification that I started before the spring holidays.
Over the course of the short week (Monday and Tuesday were holidays) the kids chose their ‘fantasy race’ from a selection inspired by fairy tales (this term’s over-arching topic). They also met some more NPCs: Billy the giant, who needed help planting a beanstalk to climb his way back home (lesson on writing instructions); Gino and Nino the two-headed troll who was/were having trouble sharing their food (fractions): and Captain Shelly, who asked them to find four magic jewels around the classroom using maps (directions), so that she could cast a spell that would take them all to her home of Atlantis next week! Along the way, they stopped by the Magic Shop, and bought some magical items to help them on their adventure (addition/using money). Overall, the three days have been tiring (especially as the kids are getting more and more hyper the closer we get to the summer holidays), but also tremendously rewarding and enjoyable. More updates next week!
Dear AD, I know that in todays world, having a strong social media presence can greatly benefit your career. For me, trying to maintain my social media always feels like a chore (and some kind of invasion of privacy at times). I might post a few things here and there and then forget about it for weeks until I start hating myself for it. How do you become efficient across multiple platforms and still have fun with it? And how do you not let it suck your entire life?