At the end of my sophomore year leading into my junior year, I obtained a job at a nursing home. Working there I learned so many different things. One, having a part time job and trying to do keep up with school was not going to be easy. Directly after school I would walk a couple of miles to work. Once I arrived I would sit at my boss’s desk and do some of my homework.
My fifth grade summer started with my mother volunteering me as a tutor twice a week throughout the summer. I visited my neighbor’s house to assist her in tutoring kids with math and reading. I of course protested, but my mom being my mom made me do it anyways. After my first week, I began focusing primarily on tutoring elementary aged kids. It took me a few sessions to acclimate to a teaching role rather than a student.
Eventually though the year I couldn’t keep up with the work and I no longer understood what was being taught to me. I struggled with keeping up and trying to stay with the class. By the end of the year I had no missing assignments but since I had trouble taking tests I passed with something in the C range. I took Geometry during my Sophomore year and Algebra II &
Kathy’s father left the family six months after her birth and does not visit the family. Kathy has phonemic awareness for the first sound in words starting with consonants. She understands the sound-symbol relationship for all consonants and has emerging knowledge for vowels. In addition to that she has a mild case of visual impairment which is getting worst, making it hard for her to participate in daily routines. Her teacher is very aware of her disabilities and how it affects the learning process.
I am currently a Sophomore at Georgia Gwinnett College and began this semester by enrolling in four classes. I was enrolled in Bio 1108, English 1102, Power Stretch and Organic Chemistry. Due to financial issues dealing with my parents having marital troubles I had to focus on getting money and had to drop my English 1102 class. This was done before the withdrawal date. I continued with my other classes because I thought I had these unforeseen circumstances under control.
The book that I read the class was “The Patchwork Quilt” by Valerie Flournoy and the two vocabulary words that I selected for my readings were “masterpiece” and “patchwork”. Due to the constraints of time, I choose to only read the first seven pages of the book (promising to finish the book during the next class period). I only chose two words because I had yet to facilitate a read aloud lesson with my students, and I believed that two words would work best for our students’ ability level. Additionally, because I had been with my students for such a short amount of time, I knew that a sizeable portion of my lesson would be spent on modeling and facilitating turn and talk. I thought masterpiece and patchwork made good vocabulary words because
In middle school I had difficulty with math I did not know I had to find another way to learn, in high school I decided to make it my favorite sudject. My freshman year I stayed after school most of the time with help me alot for the next years in high school. Repetition was the key to solve my problem.
The members of the C family have attended and completed college, and are currently repaying loans. The oldest daughter, PC, has attempted to return to college to complete her degree but has not been successful. The mother, PC, currently works in a local community preschool and works five 8-hour days a week (personal communication, March 3, 2017). She feels she makes decent income from her job but finds it difficult to pay all the bills and afford some of the family needs (personal communication, March 3, 2017). PC enjoys her job and despite the financial difficulties is not looking for additional financial support at this time.
I would take more risk in life because I would pushed my self harder or maybe do something I wouldn 't normally do. The high school experience influence me to work with special Ed kids or work with kids as I get older. It showed me that no matter what your disability you can make your dreams come true if you work hard at school and graduate from high school because if you graduate you 're already a step ahead of everyone who dropped out of high school. The humorous incident that happen to me this high school year was that I was walking to first period, I was very tired I only had 5hrs of sleep the night before I thought the door was open so I went to open it and I tryed to open it and it was locked so pull so hard that when I let ago fell on butt. At the time I did not thought it was open it actually hurt but now I looked back it was very funny.
I struggled on every single book and test. Mrs. Spooner, my fourth grade teacher, took me aside and ask me about if I actually was reading the books or not. As we both discussed, she knew I could read, but did not know I was not understanding the material. We decided to tutor every Monday after school. I would read a book paragraph by paragraph, and once I was done reading one paragraph out loud, I would have