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Friday, November 08, 2013

Pre-schools

Having visited three different pre-schools in three different states: Pahang, Sabah and Terengganu, I realise that I miss teaching and spending time with a group of children!

The three visits gave me the chance of making some connections and seeing some differences between the pre-schools. In Pahang, we visited two pre-schools in a very rural area in the orang asli community. In Sabah, we went to Keningau and saw pre-schools with children of multi racial backgrounds. In Terengganu, we went to the pre-school near the main city of Kuala Terengganu.

I have always said to people that if I had the chance to study again and go back to my teacher training time, I would choose teach to pre-school. I found it interesting to have a class and a group of pupils to teach. In Malaysia, instead of having just one class, being a class teacher you need to go in and out of the classroom and teachers are exchanged by the subject that they teach. (I'm not saying that this is bad, this is an advantage as well.)

Teaching pre-school means that you teach 5 to 6 year old pupils. They are so cute and nice to teach! There are so many interesting activities that you can do with them. The classroom that you have, you can decorate it as nicely as you can. :)

Even when I was in SK Kampung Kenang, I spent quite a lot of time in the pre- school and watched my friends teach the children with so many interesting activities that you as a teacher can enjoy as well!

PS Pre-school is important as it will help to prepare the children for the next stage!