Monday, January 25, 2010
F - is for Fayfay
My first assignment in the public school in the city I handled grade one children but this group of kids were different from others. They were mix of slow learner, repeater, non-reader and problems with absenteeism. Anyway, everyday I let one student to stay after class for remedial teaching and reading. One kid who had been in first grade for two years was a slow learner and non reader as well. I let her hold the stick and had her point to the letter and say each sounds and the word. So, I was happy she able to identify some of the sounds and read some of the simple words. She pointed to the letter Ff then working out from the beginning sound of the word f-a-aaaa......ok go on go on....say the ending sound go go ...Faaaaaayfay lol. She almost had the word right, but it slept and read it as fayfay instead of fan. The picture was fan and the Cebuano term of fan is paypay. I felt like watching basketball and the player almost shoot the ball but it missed. I really thought I saw some progress on that kid but when I let her read again some of the words from the beginning she already forgot. This was one of the fun memories and experience I had back then. She was a sweet girl because when I transferred to 4th grade she'd always stopped by at my classroom and greeted me. I don't know if she got promoted to grade two because when I left my job she was still in grade one.
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