Today was my first day at my placement I was shadowing the English teacher and delivered lessons to the children. The children are aged from 8 months to 3 years. I read a story to the children and helped them with art projects. After placement we had free time so I went for a walk and looked around the shops. Later we all went to see flamenco dancing.
Learning and positive aspects of the day
Today I learnt about the ratios in the placement, I was shocked at the large numbers of children per adult. I learned the way the Spanish children are raised is very different to how children are raised in Ireland. Spanish people are very passionate people and all their feelings are magnified.
I was nervous setting out this morning and worried I would get the wrong bus or get lost, I we also worried about meeting people in my placement. This was all pointless as I managed to remember my way and the staff are very lovely.
I feel I am out of my comfort zone but this is a good thing I want to keep doing my best and enjoying the experience.
I have noticed that it is normal to be up late here, children go to bed about 11pm. The night life is very different from the day.