Thursday, December 27, 2012

Becoming a Teacher :)

*My dream classroom :)*
Assalamualaikum and hi everyone! :)

Merry Christmas (belated) to my dear friends who celebrate Christmas, and oh Happy New YEAR in just a few more days!! :D :D

Have been very busy lately; went to institute for 2 months at Selesa, moved into my new rented house Alhamdulillah and also started with orientation already! :)

So here are the bits and pieces of my journey for the past 2 months++ :) And yes, I'll try to keep it short for the sake of sanity! XD

*TFM Fellows 2013!* :D
So I came to Selesa Resort around two months ago to start my training aka Insititute :) Alhamdulillah even on the first day, I have already met soooo many brilliant minds with great personality and character!! :D it came up to the extent where we talked so much that we didn't have enough time to unpack! XD
My awesome n funny roommate: Lukreiza! :) apparently we are both engaged to our respective future-husbands hahaha hooray! XD

*The view from my balcony :) SubhanAllah! :)*

So the first week went well, where we had a Raya Korban holiday on Friday and I think 99% of the insititute went back home because it is a 3-day holiday XD And yes, because I didn't go home, I was bombarded with a zillion questions:WHYY? XD

I guess the only reason is actually that I ws really excited to start institute after my longgg n wonderful holiday, that I think it's a huge turn-off if I were to go back home just after a week XD so yess I didn't go back home throughout institute, but my parents did come to visit me every week :)

Thennn came the second week. Due to bad memory, I can't really recall everything in order so I'm just gonna write anything that I remember in RANDOM order! XD

There came alll these wonderful thingss:
- Started to learn all the jargons a TFM fellow/teacher should know. TIM TAL BMC CFU :p
- Staying up to do the best LP!
- Meeting awesome people everyday! :)
- IS group: Tarzans!!! with our super duper awesome momma: Sarah Lasung :)

*our makan2 session at the end of institute XD*
*During BBQ dinner :')*

- TEAM BUILDING activity in the 'forest' nearby our resort: walking distance :p
- Fear of heights is not an obstacle!! T_T
*Stretching iyahhh XD*

- tankiuu for the awesome supportt! :')
- sharing session with lots of tissues needed :P

*Candles to instill the mood XD*
- Awesome food at selesa
:Rice and mayo seems to be a nice combination XD
- Gain and lose weight I don't know how many times XD
-  Randomly went to Bentong and Genting Highlands! :D 
*Genting weee XD*

 *The view from the Parking Lot! :)*


*so many talented people in just a few steps! :D*

What happened was when my family came for a visit I just said 'can we go genting highlands?' XD and yesss we did goo hahaha XD
- The view/scene in Pahang is super nice!! SubhanAllah :)) am glad that I got my family to agree and go on random places haha XD
- really wanted to just get some fresh air and scenery for a while even though the air n scenery in selesa is already nice :p
 - We visited a prison school in Muar to meet kids who were simply at the wrong place at the wrong time. I personally met kids who are so PROMISING and BRIGHT! :'( It's so sad to see them there, but I am sure they are more than ready to make a change in their own lives once their time is up over there. Insya-Allah! Will be praying for all of you :')

*After the visit, makan2 at Malacca! :D*

- 'kantoi'-ed about my ability to draw (which is still at an amature level, mind you) when there were activities involving drawing. yessss it really did sort of stood outtt T_T

*One of the drawings that day XD*
- We also did many 'giving of comments' to your friends where you paste a paper/paper plate behind your back, and go around writing comments to your other friend's papers! It's actually a good group activity where you give support and encouragement to other people :)

*tadaaa XD*
*The 3 'Wan's of Tarzans :P*

- start to be sleep deprived due to our work due
- work were based on our preparations for Kem SKORlah :)
*See our sleep deprived faces? :P*
So with the many many sessions, we were also preparing for Kem SKORlah: A school holiday camp which just lasts for a month, where we'll teach form 1,2 or 4 kids Maths and English :)

We were either placed in Ketari or Karak, and a bunch of my friends and I got Karak :) I am very grateful to get such opportunity! :)

So in the midst of preparing for Kem SKORlah, we finally got our placement schools! :D Alhamdulillah I got a school in perak! :) initially we were prepared to go to Penang, but then had to spread ourselves to other states which included Kedah and Perak XD

To our surprise, my housemate Farihah and I are gonna be collabs in our school in Kamunting! :D and to think that we even had a conversation a few days before like I'm nervous to know who my collab is! XD
*My collab for the next 2 years yay!! :D*

and yes world, Farihah has the most SUPER AWESOME AND NEAT handwriting!! XD n yup she is definitely an awesome person herself XD

oh yeahh and because of that, me n Farihah had 'tasks' to decorate our IS room as requested by Sarah where I did caricatures of my IS members and Farihah wrote their names down XD

*Tadaaaa XD*
okayy back to the story (or list of events?) so I was assigned to a form 2 class in Karak with my collab Cheen Yee! :) We had a sea-themed rewards and Consequence system so our class name was 2 Caribbean! :)

We had a week with 2-days holiday: and they WEREN'T holidays at all XD We used one of those days to make the posters for our class and boyy did it take quite some time! I'm glad that my handwriting is not approve-able to a certain extent XD

The Friday before Kem SKORlah came along and it was the day we went to set up the classroom for our kids to come. To my surprise, we had open windows and doors! XD and yes, the hole in the back of our class was used effectively XD 

 Some of our posters :D :

Our classroom: Pre-Kem+during SKORlah! :D

*Guess what Maths formula this is? XD*

*Ambitions+Hopes wall :)*

Practicing was also part of the day. It was definitely hard for me as I have yet to fully know the content of what I will be talking about on the first day of kem SKORlah, so yes I screwed up a lot :p Alhamdulillah I had Sarah and Cheen Yee to guide me hehe :D

So kem SKORlah started and boy how time flies! I could still remember the first day where I was doing my best and trying to be FIRM and not friendly :p and after some time we got used to the kids and vice versa: henceee they started calling my collab angry bird and I am apparently Doraemon T_T

And alsoo that one or two times I got angry at one of my kids XD well not really angry the class still continued on as usual after I gave my piece of advice XD 

Other stuff that happened during Kem SKORlah:
- During perhimpunan once we the form 2 teachers were in charged of handling it. So we did gangnam yeaayyyy and I did it in my jubah huahuahua T_T Technical problems left us dancing without music. But it was still okay I guess hahaha XD

*One of the many awesome Friday perhimpunans! :D*

- start teaching with a LOT to learn during the journey itself :)

*Me n my kids! XD*

- Received random gifts from the kids as time passed by :)

*Given by one of our kids who SKIPPED school that day, but while skipping he remembered his teachers and bought us these keychains haha :P*

*At the end of Kem SKORlah, they said TEACHER DON'T GO TO THE BACK OF THE CLASSROOM and started writing a huge card for us both XD*

* I will miss all of youuuuu :'))*

*2 Caribbean! :D*

*One of my kids became one of the MCs for the closing ceremony! SO PROUD OF YOU! :))*

*Given to me by my 'momma' Sarah at the end of Kem SKORlah :')*

Kem SKORlah ended with the Family Day where our kids will perform/show their work that they have produced throughout the one month. It was definitely a fun day and I will and already am missing my dear kids :')) Please take care of yourselves ya my lovess!!

We also had 'closing' events at institute itself likeee: 
- Performed LAST MINUTE (like plan only 5 minutes before I perform??) Speed drawing during Talent Night of TFM institute! :P 

*Credits to my friend+collab for the video! XD

- Performed a MODIFIED version of We R Young with the Tarzans! XD

*us before performing XD*

So there goes the institute and Kem SKORlah. Then I went back home, DID NOT DO ANYTHING :P And I literally did not unpack because I knew I was going to Perak the week after. So Alhamdulillah, here I am at our new rented house safe and sound :) 
(which my family came over and HELPED a lot to clean the house and all. Alhamdulillah I also have a good transport to go to school as well :D)

Started orientation already, have to start lesson planning very very soon! :) Insya-Allah. Oh Allah, please do guide us all in the path that You love and bless :')

Thank you so much for everything :')

*Last family outing :P*

Oh2 and happy BELATED birthday to my dearest sistaahh!! :D :D Sorry that I didn't get anything for you; super duper busy over the last few days :( Will try to work something out ya! :) Me love you very very muchhhhhh!!! :) Will always be praying for you :') 

Had quite a lot to bring over to Perak, because I somehow feel like this is it. I won't go back home in SJ for a long period of time anymore after this. Insya-Allah of course I will go back to visit, but no longer like before. Guess I really am an adult after all :) (but never maybe in my parent's eyessss XD)

I love all of you very very much :') 

Happy new year and will always pray for all of you my dear family and friendss (ESPECIALLY Ayna and Nina and that one particular guy :P) :))

Lots of love,
Iliani :')

1 comment:

Baizura said...

Ilainiiii goood luckkkk!!! hehehe :D keep on updating, im watching youuu :P