Here is the link in which we ideally reflect monthly on what our group is doing and our action plans for our future sessions. http://portfolios.uwcsea.edu.sg/4pm/
Adding on, we have decided that we are going to now focus on one story in which both the topics we’ve been teaching the kids (Animals and recycling) are integrated in called “Peppa Pig’s Recycling journey”. In which, we have already gone over and read it with the kids, and I believe that we are now going to integrate the focus of creativity , letting the kids incorporate acting and music with association with the story. As this allows us now to have a basic structure for the next few sessions.
We have made sure all of our sessions surround different types of creativity, so far we have done music, drawing and now we are moving on to acting.
A key strength that I believe I can bring to my service is the fact that I am confident with entertaining and educating younger children. This is because I have grown up with many younger relatives that I have been charged with looking after. Additionally, this is a job that I am not only confident in but also enjoy, thus I can bring excitement and a good mind set to the service group. Furthermore I believe an additional strength that I have is the fact that I enjoy being creative, in particular I enjoy drama, which is a main concept we are trying to incorporate into our service. I think this will be a good strength for my service because it allows me to contribute ideas that we could do, especially drama games that will grow the kids confidence, which is key because confidence in not only important in drama but also important concept and area to develop in children as it allows for them to build social skills outside their normal social situations. An area I believe we have room to grow in our service, is our own confidence in teaching skills. Being young ourselves many of us have not had many opportunities to take 15 children under our control, therefore, I believe we need to interview and investigate successful teaching skills that will help us with this challenge.
This week we had our first service meeting. We discovered that we will be working with lower income families in Singapore, specifically younger children attending 4PM. 4PM is a group that helps young children in lower income family have affordable access to education. Their motto is ‘Maximising Human Potential for the Future of the Community’. In our first meeting we created questions regarding the overall issues that face lower income families in Singapore and then additionally questions we had for the 4PM group. We then organised the questions into MISO (Media, Interviews , surveys, observations) so we had an understanding what platform we could use to help seek answers to our questions.