She pointed towards the school, indicating that I should get to my lesson instead of hiding. I ducked my head while walking to the side of the school, avoiding their gazes as they burned into my bruise covered back. They already had a few hits on me this morning as I forgot to do their homework. I start to tremble as I recalled how angry they were. Glancing down I made a note to remember to do their homework during my free period.
“ “I haven’t got any really I swear” I alleged and emptied out my pockets “see” I said forcing a smile. “I don’t believe you! You’re lying jump now! “He said angrily so I jumped and he heard some money shaking and stuck his hand out so I handed him the money and he pushed me onto the floor and I landed face first onto the concrete floor. I managed somehow to make myself to school walking as slow as a turtle luckily I wasn’t late so I swiped myself in, and took my P.E kit out of my locker and followed everyone to the first lesson maths!
Throughout the day I reminded the children the importance of washing their hands. We sang songs about washing their hands to make it fun when they actually did it. I kept the classroom clean by vacuuming the floor daily when children weren’t present. I disinfected toilet seats, toilet handles, door knobs, cubicle handles, toilet bowls and door knobs. I did not know that cleaning was so important in childcare settings.
Students start to slouch and lie their heads back, as teachers start to feel guilty for what they have done. You might say that homework will help teens and children to drill in the knowledge they’ve learned in school today, and help these kids learn some study habits. But let’s face it. The truth is that no student in any school loves homework. They have already spent their time in school focusing and learning for nothing, since homework is... ... middle of paper ... ... and focus towards learning about math, english, science and so on.
Ms. Novak starts her class off with group warm ups to get the students ready for class. Once the class is done with the warm ups, the class moves into the class exercise for the day. The students are learning two-step equations with manipulatives. First, Ms. Novak uses cups and chips as a manipulative to teach the students how to distinguish variables and numbers in a math equation. As a way of showin... ... middle of paper ... ...roblems.
The first day I entered the class, I was amazed at how the class is filled with Print. On the walls you can actually see what they are currently working on for the day and for the week, instructions for the students and much more, the student’s progress in a particular area, a word wall, motivational posters, and other vocabulary words such as contractions and compound words. The students followed directions well and raised their hands properly using the appropriate signal written on the wall. Of course, there were times when a student did not follow directions and made trouble, however, there was a class system that they followed. During center time, the students separate into groups and work on either vocabulary, reading, on computer or a
Tomorrow, the class will look at the different designs in detail and answer questions about the construction, design, and group process. They will also calculate and compare the efficiency rating of the four boxes whose critical load weights were recorded. Before the bell rings the room is spotless (you told us to dream, right?) I thank the students for their effort and remind them that I am pleased that everybody participated in cleaning the class so that the next class will come into a clean room. The students leave the classroom still talking to each other about the designs.
Sure enough, one toilet is completely clogged, another one is plastered with vomit, most likely from someone’s poor decision to drink the night before, and the floor of the third stall is covered with wet toilet paper, a mess that you’re not surprised to find after looking in the first two stalls. What seems like hours later, once the bathrooms are spotless again, students begin to come in to use the showers and restrooms, unaware of the mess that was there a few hours earlier. The students have failed to realize the mess that was left, because they have taken for granted that the bathrooms will be clean when they use them. As the students shower, you return to the utility closet to grab the tools you need for your next chore. You are stunned when you read the obscene message a student left for you on your dry erase board.
He tossed the bracelet in because it didn’t look good with his ensemble. He was rushing for class as he closed the locker and ran down the hall. Mary suddenly walked around the corner, as she was on her off block. Rob nonchalantly hugged and continued to rush. She was a little ticked, so she went to get her juice from her locker.
In lines 17-19, Viramontes used figurative language portray how the tools within the tool box resembled letters of the alphabet due to the general shapes of the tools and the shapes of the incomprehensible letters Estrella had come across during her stressful school days which consisted of her being bashed and treated like a test subject. Line 14 portrays the degradation of Estrella at her school, due to the teachers never giving Estrella the help she’d wanted. Whenever Estrella needed clarification the teachers were more focused on scrubbing her hands till soreness was present, and poking and prodding her scalp with a popsicle stick. This is how the tools had a figurative relationship with the alphabet, translating into her traumatizing experiences at school. The shapes of the tools appeared to make no sense and were of no significant to Estrella, just like the words on the board, however she attentively listened to Perfecto when he showed her the tools because he was from the same, distant world as her; Perfecto was “a man who had no record of his birth except for the year 1917 which appeared to him in a dream.” (Line