I remember looking to the left and right of me everyone seemed to be enjoying the first day of school. Everyone including myself showing off our clean new outfits we had bought during back to school sales. Eagerly waiting for the bell to ring; I remember walking around trying to find something to do as I wait impatiently for school to start. Trying to find something I can go and chill I walk over to the school gym, taking a look around me I see our school colors, which are black and yellow. Almost forgot the name of my high school is Adrian Wilcox High, home of the thunder if I remember correctly or lightning one of the two but I digress.
In 1954 students in schools started integrating to other schools, before this big event, kids were put in separate schools. This was due to their race. R.V. Cassil wrote the book, The First Day of School which revolves around two members of a family (brother and sister) that are forced to go to an all white school. The book starts off with John messing with his bowl of cereal, while talking to his mother about why his sister, Audrey, is not down stairs yet.
She thinks if you are in America you should be speaking English and if students are learning another language in school it takes time away from other curriculum. During the San Francisco School Board meeting, many people shared their thoughts having all San Francisco public schools students become bilingual. Dr. Ling-chi Wang, a scholar and activist, shared that knowing a second language stimulates and enhances learning in other subjects. Another man mentioned how only knowing English places limits on his job (ie. business). The business industry can be worldwide and not knowing a second language can create obstacles for people to do
Many parents are anxious when they pick up the phone. They automatically assume that there is some type of behavior problem. In the case of Robert Moore, this phone call was a sign that his daughter needed to be rescued. Introduction: Giana Moore was at work when she received an unexpected phone call. Her daughter, Olivia, was only six years old.
Since it was my first day, I was confused which hallway to use so I was just walking around trying to find my second period after wondering around I managed to get to my class. I went to my second period class and the bell rang as I entered. I was confused about when I would have lunch. I didn’t know anything, nor anybody.
Mary and Sam said “Why do we have to leave early in the morning.” The parents replied by saying “you need to keep her company, till we get done with work.” The siblings had no choice, but to accept that they had to make the journey to grandmother’s house. They took the package and headed to bed. Once morning had come, the brother and sister headed to a trail that leads to Maintain town.
To show Maurice a different view of the world than what he has possibly seen. For Maurice to have people to talk to and people who care about him. Next, school counseling would have also helped Maurice to open up more and express himself. School counselor’s work with students, parents and teachers in a variety of ways like assisting parents to make informed decisions about their childhood educations (“Going to a Public School”).In Maurice’s case, one of his issues was hearing from his mother and his cousins that he could neither read nor write, a thought he was made to believe (99). With a counselor’s help Maurice would cope with his problems by finding ways that can help him.
It was like opening a new set of legos, you're just so amazed at everything you do not know what to do. The game was set to be played on a Saturday, which was the day most soccer games were played at that time since that was how the schedule worked out. I remember my mother waking me up that morning telling me she had made breakfast. Back then I would wake up late around 11 am or 10 am, so it was not a surprise that breakfast was already made.
To arrive at last, and see our beloved mother, the Lady of Guadalupe. My sleep vanished in my excitement, because unlike the others this was my first time on the pilgrimage. I quickly got ready to go, snatched my water bottle and headed outside to brush my teeth, for we had no running water. As soon as we were ready to go we went to buy breakfast from the street vendors.
The sun started rising on a perfect summer day. Today was October 18, 2013. I barely got out of bed and rubbing my eyes, I was tired and now annoyed at my clock for waking me up. I walked down the hall and stopped at the smell of French toast. Wait, I thought, I only have French toast on birthday mornings.
Rodriguez would speak English in school because to him it was a “public language”, while Spanish was a “private language” (72). Rodriguez
The anecdotes in my third response to readings use real life scenarios to illustrate the messages that resonate with me. As I complete this weekly assignment, the material reminds me of a child in my case study on Michael Smith. Her name is Vera, a second grade student of Asian descent, who commented on Michael’s physical attractiveness—calling him “cute.” However, her transition to kindergarten at St. Madeline was not smooth. Instead, Vera, her parents, and the school personnel felt perplexed and ill equipped to handle the language barrier of no one speaking English in her family.
Augusts wanted to go to a regular school after being home schooled for a while and he met his teachers but he was really nervous. After getting all of his classes, the teachers sat him next to a kid named Jack in every class, Mrs.Petosa had Jack show August around the school and immediately they became friends. Jack and August were walking around school and then a kid accidentally bumped into August and the boy said ‘Whoa”!. Jack and August were making fun of the way the kid looked after he saw August and a little later, Jack started making fun of Jack by saying “I 'd want to. I think you should get a secret squirt gun or something and attach it to your eyes somehow.
It was about a week or so later until Raisin in the Sun came into my classroom. Before then, it was only brought up in passing between afternoon catch up with Xavier and Audrey. “Did she do it?” Audrey would ask while unlocking her door. No news or update from Alex or anyone else.
Although the physical change was nothing more than going to a school across the border, it was starting a whole different life. Living in El Paso, served as an advantage, making the transition not as tragic, most people speak spanish and are familiar with the sister city. The differences between attending school in El Paso was mainly focused on the culture change. They were two different countries, with two different morals and ethics of how a person should grow up. Perfecting my English speaking skills was one of the challenges I faced, others being assimilating myself to the different culture.