Although there was a clear difference between language at school and home, Marciela never felt segregated. In fact, she mentioned that the school created a partnership with another student to help her in the classroom. During our conversation, it became apparent that during her kindergarten year, she was becoming speech emergent and throughout first and second grade she progressed through the beginning and intermediate fluency stages. By the time she reached third grade, Maricela said she had reached the class in comprehension of the English language, thus becoming at the advanced fluency stage. She attributes learning English at such a young age to her
It felt like 100 wires were sticking in my arm as they rolled me back to the room. They put a camera down my throat to figure out what appeared to be wrong. When I finally awoke with my mom by my side I found out it appeared nothing was wrong. Knowing something was wrong, but not it being discovered scared me even more. Finally, a diagnosis occurred I have a rare chronic autoimmune disorder, Eosinophilic Gastritis.
He have a daughter, when his daughter was born he used to bath, feed and take care of his daughter, but his father told him to stop because what he is doing because it is nontraditional. He also told him that it is only a mother, who is entitled to do all these duties. (Carl, 2012) At a very young age children who are still at pre-school they are taught gender roles, and learn about gender stereotypes. Each every year on Mother’s day, teachers at schools tell children to design cards for their mothers or give them flowers. On the father’s day they tell them to do something way different for their fathers, by doing this they are teaching the children about gender differences and how a girl or a boy should identify oneself.
If there was something that I wanted, I would use hand gestures to explain what I needed to my teacher and classmates. I quickly learned the alphabet and expanded my vocabulary to more than just greetings. I watched tons of American cartoons and read children’s books in hopes of to learn more than just in a classroom. As the school year went by, my English was just as good as the girl next to me. I learned from the simplest greeting to knowing how to ask my teacher if I can use the bathroom.
I was born with a condition known as craniosynostosis. A condition in which a baby's softspot starts to form as part of the skull. When this happens it leaves no room for the brain to grow. So when I was nine months old they had to bring me into surgery and do some technical stuff that I can’t really explain because I don't exactly understand it. My mom as you can imagine was scared half to death.
She observed in young children the situation she called absorbent mind. Children learn from their everyday surroundings. ”The most important period of life is not the age of university studies, but the period of birth to age six”. She studied that between conception to age four, 50% of mature intelligence is developed and from ages four to eight 30% is developed. In Montessori schools the teacher in the classroom allows every child to pick activities which interest them [Montessori country school, 2017].
My work I believe will have more ethical pull than the few friends that I have because of a few reasons. One being a personal reason which is I was an eight month old baby with a severe skull fracture and bronchial infection when I was placed in foster care. When I was adopted at two years old I had fears of water, my shoes were twice as small as my feet, I had fear of someone taking my food, and I had a few behavioral and mental health problems. I would freak out on my adopted parents if I didn 't have a doll and baby blanket ( I still have them today) that were given to me by a little boy ( 3yrars old) that was in the same foster home as me. The doll and blanket were my security because the little boy kept me safe and I grew attached to him.
When I first began my babysitting journey with this family, little Miss Mary Kathryn was 3 years old and Carson, not much older, was 4 at the time (he would soon turn 5). Another important thing to add is that I babysat them often and still do when I go home for holidays and breaks. Anyway, I watched both of these kids graduate preschool and start kindergarten and graduate from kindergarten. I’ve been on a few day trips with the family; I am basically an honorary member. I said all that to say this: kids have an important place in my heart.
At preschool, there would always be music playing that would just remain in my head. My mother told my grandmother and she immediately told her to buy a piano for the next year, which marks the start of my journey as a musician. I had my first lesson when I was just five years old and sat there amazed by how my teacher would play and how great an instrument can sound. Weeks after weeks, my teacher noticed I learned much faster than other students. On that occasion, it became a little boring playing the easy songs bringing the thought in my head that I wanted to play another instrument.