Yesterday we have Bahasa class after lunch time. The 2 classes divided into two different groups based on their level. A special needs student I teach is in group B so I stay with him in the classroom. We were discussing about Putri Mandalika (Princess Mandalika) a folktale from Indonesia.
A week ago Bahasa teacher told them the story and asked the students to re-tell the story by changing a part of the story. It can be the beginning, the middle, or the ending . After I made visual cues to help him memorize the story he started write his own and he decided to change the ending of the story.
Then yesterday the teacher asked them to tell their own story in front of the class. An Australian girl raised her hand and begun to tell her story. After she finished then suddenly he raised his hand bravely and said “Miss, I wanna tell my story”. I was typing something on the computer and I didn’t ask him to do so at all. Because usually I prompt him to try to speak in front of the class. Even the teacher was shocked because he never done such a thing before. He is into math but not really into literacy moreover it was in Bahasa. After he finished telling the class his story I walked towards him and did high five. He smile proudly and suddenly I feel like the world is mine.