There was no school last Friday, so today we finished our movie. I continued to help the kids with words that they did not know, and it was a lot of fun. I knew the movie very well, so it was interesting for the students who were seeing it for the first time. The movie dealt a little with racism, and the teacher paused the movie to explain some parts better to the students.
A lot of kids were not at school today, not sure why but we did not get to do much since we only had half of the class. The teacher put a movie on in english for the students to watch, and I got to help some of the kids learn what new words meant. I sat with students who primarily spoke Spanish and it was really cool to be able to tell them what different words meant and see them try to understand a movie in English.
I went to the high school again on Friday, and I am beginning to get to know the students a lot better. We went over body parts, and I mainly helped the Spanish speaking kids, and translated what a body part was in English and in Spanish. It was hard to keep their attention because it was Friday, but I can tell the students put in a lot of work and are learning so much everyday!
I had my first class with Mr. Bollum at the high school. I was in a classroom helping kids who’s second language was English. Most of them spoke Spanish or Somalian, and we’re learning new English terms. I got to help a girl learn about calendars and the difference between months and days. It was very cool to see kids learning a new language and being able to help them the best that I could. I am excited to go back next week!