Hoy en clase ellos aprendieron sobre diferentes tipos de dinero. Aprendí sobre esto también en la escuela primaria. También ellos hicieron un problema de matemáticas con el dinero. Algo concreto que obtuve desde esta interacción era las diferencias entre las habilidades matemáticas de los estudiantes. Una chica de Somalia con la que trabajé no entendía lo que preguntaba cuando le pedí que añadiera 7 más 1. Solamente mirarme con una expresión en blanca. Por el otro lado, una estudiante diferente puede añadir números con comas. Es interesante de observar esta diferencia entre los estudiantes.
Today was my last day of volunteering, and I was honestly really sad to be done! I visited two different volunteering sites today. One of them was in Mrs. Koepp's classroom, and I got to watch her students put on a play, which was really fun to watch! It was definitely really hard having to tell the students that today was my last day, I didn't realize how much they liked having me there until today! After having visited Mrs. Koepp's class, I went to go work with Mr. Englehorn at the high school to help with oral exams to make up for a missed volunteer shift last week due to having been sick. It was really strange visiting my the high school that I went to, as well as giving tests to students that I once took in the past! This experience was fun because I got to use a lot of Spanish, and because I saw a lot of myself in those students, as I took the same class and went to the same school they did when I was their age. Overall, today was really rewarding because, in Mrs. Koepp's class, I was really able to see the positive impact I made on her student's lives, and because in Mr. Englehorn's class, I was able to relate to the students because I took the same test and class when I went to high school there too.
Today I went to Mr. Englehorn's classroom at St. Peter High School and conducted oral exams for the level one students. This experience was very rewarding to teach the high schoolers more Spanish and to practice speaking at a different Spanish level, especially one so beginner. I really enjoyed this experience and would recommend the opportunity to anyone!
Today was my last day working with the ELL students at the St. Peter middle school. During today's class period, the students were learning about singular and plural in relation to articles of clothing. The worksheet given to them gave directions to identify the clothes that the people on the worksheet are wearing, and whether this article of clothing is singular or plural. This was a new concept to some students, but others already knew the differences between singular and plural, and how to correctly add the proper endings to a word that is in the plural tense. Before the end of the class period, the teacher told the students that this is the last day that Gustavus students are coming to the class, and most became sad. It was very touching to know the impact that we have on the lives of the students inside the classroom. I will miss working with them very much, and I hope to come back to Mrs. Kracht's classroom sometime in the future.