It’s all go in Edge Hill land! Although it’s a busy course, I have to say I love being on the KS 2/3 Programme. Last week was the first meeting of the Children’s Literature Reading Group, which got off to a flying start. I’ve been involved in the student steering group for this and I think that the Reading Group is set to become a useful example of how students can get together with people from other courses to pool their knowledge and ideas, and further improve their ability in their subjects (plus there’s the added bonus of having an excuse for reading excellent and entertaining books that are aimed at children- even if you’re not on an Education course I recommend reading a children’s book every now and again, it’s good for you!).
What was really good about the group was the fact that there are so many people wanting to talk about these brilliant books that are available for children and the interesting, exciting characters contained within them. The group was so well attended that we even had people sitting on the floor! At the end all of the people who came to the group were let into a little secret about something happening right here at Edge Hill next week, details of which I will very much enjoy posting about here.
As I said though, there’s so much going on. Next week I’m also in Secondary school, part of the preparation for my long placement in the New Year. I’ve been to the school before and am getting to know some of the names and characters, so I’m very much looking forward to going back and getting stuck in to planning English work for them.
So there’s exciting things afoot next week, plus placement, plus an upcoming exam, essay preparation, Christmas shopping, all sorts to do. From my conversations with teachers, I think that being so busy is definitely good preparation for a teaching career, but once you’re in class you can see why it’s worth the work.