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
When I was in elementary school I learned a variety of words every week. I needed to learn all sorts of words so i could be an intelligent reader. For example, in first grade we read electronic Leap Frog books. The Leap Frog books read us the story and taught us the words at the same time. It made learning to read easier and fun at the same time.
I had general education classes; math, english, science, history, and so on. The first two years of high school I struggled with a good majority of my courses. We had tutors that came in once a week to only
However he was miserable at the school and to restive to follow the rules. While he was at the school, he did learn a some Latin, and became good at writing. After two years he returned home due to flunking his course. Although he wasn 't happy at his home either. As Cortés heard tales of the
Since earning my diploma at West Genesee High School, I continued my education journey to Onondaga Community College. Here I had some ups and downs like any other student their first semester at a new school. Trying to adjust from high school classes to college class. During my first semester I struggled with Calculus, I tried college hour with my professor, and the tutoring center that is offered on campus. I ending up not doing very well in the class, and took it the next semester.
In 8th grade, my school brought back Spanish after not having it as part of the curriculum for several years. A lot of my classmates including myself didn’t do too well and I remembered one of my friends asked our homeroom teacher to come in to observe Spanish class. I just couldn’t grasp the language. Our school year was divided into trimesters.
This really made me feel down, as just the year before, I was the 2nd overall chair in my class. For a few weeks, my confidence really wavered; However, with the encouragement of some upperclassmen, I eventually decided to move on to the next thing. All-Region, the real deal was only a month away. By using my failure as motivation, I discovered a work-ethic I never knew I had, practicing more than I had before. Every day, I would get back home and the first thing that was on my mind was practicing the trombone.
In the mist of one of my games I was unknowingly struck with a concussion but continued to play the game. Two months had gone by before I was able to fully return to school. Overwhelmed with all the material I had missed, I simply struggled in returning. Test, quizzes, and homework from various classes began to conquer my confidence in a successful year. I soon accepted the false thoughts that consumed my determination, I had given up on the year not even half way through it.
I 've never struggled with school until this year. It seems like the homework kept piling as time kept slipping. All the years before I was a straight A student. This year I 've toppled from straight A’s, to high B’s, and even managed to get a C. I don 't know if it was just the letter C or the thought of having to get it up, but I was stressed. Anxiety was taking my focus away
The reason was I suffered school-bulling and teasing in the first month. At that time, my English was very poor, so I can barely write a few short paragraphs and read some short article. Also, I was shy, and very scared to talk to people. That was the first month in my high school, in a Language and Arts class. Our English teacher Mr. Peterson let us read an eight pages article and wrote three paragraphs journal about our opinions.
SL Deaf Event Quarter 1 For my first quarter Deaf Event, I read the book I'll Scream Later by Marlee Matlin. The book reflects on the highs and lows of Marlee's life from the time she was a young child, up until a few years before she joined Switched at Birth, one of her more famous roles among modern times. The cause of Marlee's deafness is still unknown. One theory that Marlee used to believe was that she became Deaf after contracting a viral infection as a baby, although she later learned that particular infection cannot cause deafness.
“The Selma of the Deaf:” A Historical Analysis In the words of Maya Angelou, “history, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” This statement is rich, as it discusses an emotional of experience, which cannot be emulated by ‘textbook-history’, but also mentions one of the most commonly perceived purposes of ‘textbook-history’: that history ought to be studied and preserved for the benefit of mankind in order to avoid repeating past mistakes. This is a valid reason; however, history is also a valuable format for teaching about the human condition, cultivating an appreciation and understanding of the present, and analyzing patterns to better predict the future. Essentially, history
I attended and volunteered for the Mardi Gras Party hosted by the Metro Washington Association of the Deaf-Blind (MWADB). The event was held on February 27 from 6:00 pm- 9:30 pm, in the Jordan Student Academic Center- Multi-purpose Room located on Gallaudete University's campus. This was the first MWADB event, I have attended.