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Prepare me for primary PGCE!

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by missjpea, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. I am starting a Primary PGCE in September and can barely wait! Although, I am getting a tiny bit worried about being prepared! I have bought all the books that my University has asked me to, and keep picking up stationary and filing bits every time I go shopping - I have a rather large (and pink) collection now! But I was just wondering if there is anything else that anybody would advise me to buy beforehand that is going help me through the year?
    What are a trainee primary teachers godsends? X


     
  2. I am starting a Primary PGCE in September and can barely wait! Although, I am getting a tiny bit worried about being prepared! I have bought all the books that my University has asked me to, and keep picking up stationary and filing bits every time I go shopping - I have a rather large (and pink) collection now! But I was just wondering if there is anything else that anybody would advise me to buy beforehand that is going help me through the year?
    What are a trainee primary teachers godsends? X


     
  3. A bottle of Jagermeister and a packet of Pro Plus!
     
  4. haaha! I will keep those in mind....thank you!
     
  5. A cheap laminator so that you don't have to keep remaking resources each time....oh, and a box of tissues!! I found it quite an emotional year but it was brilliant fun!
    I've just finished my PGCE year and wouldn't have changed it for the world....good luck xx
     
  6. A decent camera - even one on your phone will help- great for documenting evidence for standards.
     
  7. Paracetamol and vitiman C - you're going to catch everything going at some point during the year. Definitely stock up on painkillers and tissues and make sure you actually take them to school with you.
    I found my laminator to be an absolute godsend, so I'd highly recomment one of those. Remember to keep everything you laminate as well -might come in useful again.
    A lot of people on my course used their cameras a lot (taking pictures of displays etc) but I just used the school camera on placement and transferred the images to my USB stick.
    Label absolutely everything you take to school - I've found that things regularly 'disappear'
    Most of all though,wine and chocolate are your new best friends.
     

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