April 19, 2016: Today I had the opportunity to teach for 2 hours in a P5 (3rd grade) classroom. They are currently on a unit about Australia. I had the students in groups research different animals found in Australia. Then each students made a brochure about the animal with facts. Students then shared their brochures… Continue reading P5 Lesson
Just a quick update, I swear I’ll post more later, here is a link to the Stranmillis page where the group and I are featured. Cheers! http://www.stran.ac.uk/informationabout/theuniversitycollege/newsevents/title,635530,en.html
Staying active in Northern Ireland can be tricky. It rains all of the time. Exercising outside means either running in the rain or waiting for a day that is nice. On Sundays I have been going and running on the Lagan Townpath. It is a five minute walk from school. This trail runs along the… Continue reading Lagan Townpath
I don’t know about you, But I’m feeling 22! I am officially another year older! Trying to plan a birthday abroad is hard work, especially when everything can get so expensive. This year I didn’t want to do anything crazy. I just relaxed at school and went out at night. So many people reached out… Continue reading Birthday!
April 5, 2016: Well, today began my placement at Dunmurry Primary school. It’s a small school, with only one teacher per grade. My day began in the nursery with children ages 3-4. I absolutely loved being with this age group. The children begin with 30 minutes of outdoor play time. This is when they can… Continue reading First Day at Dunmurry Primary
April 2, 2016: Went on my first black taxi tour and I am speechless. These past two weeks, I have learned so much about Northern Ireland’s history, but it did not feel real until today. Our driver took us to significant murals and memorial sites around Belfast on both the Protestant and Catholic side (shown… Continue reading Black Taxi Tour
April 1, 2016: Happy first day of April! Today I travel to Downpatrick to visit some of the historical sites that are said to be in connection to Saint Patrick. Our first stop was The Saint Patrick Centre. This exhibit told the story of Patrick through an IMAX cinema, a sculpture exhibit, and a video… Continue reading St. Patrick