Child Case Study Who? 5-year old boy (Friends Nephew) Name? “JD” Where? In the Family Room and the Kitchen How many family members are present? Brother(3) Aunt (20) Grandma (60) (PEER SETTING) 30-minute observation Friday 2/25/05 4:00PM Child sitting on floor in front of TV getting ready to watch Ed, Edd, and Eddy.
By giving up the use of profanity, I will be able to start erasing another aspect of that person that I did not like very much. One reason why abstaining from the use of profanity will be so difficult for me is because of how long I have been using profanity. I started using profanity at a fairly young age, probably 5th or 6th grade, and since then I use profanity every day, multiple times a day. I think I started using profanity because in the 6th grade my mother had a stroke and during that time I felt like no one was listening to me. My family was very wrapped up in my mom’s care and I felt like I was being forgotten about.
I ended up staying up late and heard her cry in her room. I got an A on my homework, but that A didn 't matter anymore I hurt my mom. Kids with parents who cannot speak English suffer a lot from having to do their homework on their own, this affects us in our academic growth and self-esteem. I grew up tutoring myself new words, I had to purchase my first dictionary at age 12 in order to learn new words and not feel dumb in class. My mom would come around and ask if I needed help (after that argument we had) I would say no with a smile on my face just to reassure her I knew what I was doing, but I really had no
Ever since I started school my parents would always tell me when I would bring my report card with three’s home that it was never good enough and that they wanted to see fours and fives, even though my school did not give higher than a four. I remember one day I came home from 2nd grade with a student achievement award and my grandparents were very happy and proud. Afterward, I felt better and smarter until later when I went to show it to my dad he said “… that is not good enough you should have gotten the student of the month award.” It made me really depressed because instead of thinking he was pushing me to improve, he really thought I was not intelligent. I did not realize he was saying it so it could push me to get the student of the month award. The following month after I tried to get the award by doing all my homework, paying more attention in class and participating more often, I got the award and achieved my goal to make my family proud.
The first reflection journal proved most beneficial in that it provided my state of mind towards the class, which wasn 't necessarily good. I quote from my entry on January 4 that “Dr. Popham’s goal in this class is to excite our inner writer; however, everything in this world isn’t so exciting” hinting that I don’t like English and I do not think I will. While I did not necessarily admire this class or what it’s worth, the day Dr. Popham covered analyzing quotations I was actually excited. I state on January 25 that “ It was rather helpful as the words that one might associates with a key word does provide some useful analysis.” I was rather surprised when I learned something useful in English class.
Starting this class I was a nervous wreck, but looking back now this class has really helped me out a lot, as a highschool student the essays that I do are not given feedbacks and with this class it has helped me because I get to know what I did wrong and what I need to work on with the feedbacks I received after every rough draft we do. This
UNC 100 is a course that is designed to help students transition from high school to college. When I initially started the course, I was still stuck in the habits that I had picked up during my senior year. I did not know how to manage my time well, nor did I know exactly what it meant to take self responsibility. I felt like my high school had prepared me to sit through long lectures, but they did not prepare me well enough to be able to handle the amount of work I received. Although I thought I was fully prepared for college, UNC 100 has helped me to realize that I was completely oblivious to what I thought I would experience.
Middle school became a turning point in my life, and I knew I had to depend on myself if I wanted to achieve my goals. I kept my grades up and continued to excel in my honors classes. Throughout my high school years, many teachers inspired me and others disappointed me. It was because of this that I decided I wanted to be the teacher that gives students the desire to achieve and not the teacher that loves to humiliate. It wasn’t until my senior year in high school that I knew English would be my field of expertise thanks to my senior English teacher.
I do however remember two teachers that helped me get through my sophomore year. One teacher that made a lasting impact was my History teacher Mr. Duarte... ... middle of paper ... ... way that I would ever enlist into the military. After that trip I am seriously considering enlisting into the Coast Guard, because I like what they do and it is a great opportunity. Another thing that I enjoyed this year was the Winners Circle project which was to talk to the lower class students and inspire them to do their very best on the CSTs. I enjoyed going into classrooms and sharing some experiences and answering their questions.
I could feel myself starting to sweat because I knew the other kids were judging me. The other two boys that were in my group laughed and said “Do you even know how to read?” At that very instant I knew that I would never get better at reading and I was always going to be the odd one out at school. I was afraid of going back to school after what happened to me on the first week of this new school. Mrs. Hattershide (my teacher) said that I would have to be in another class to get extra help with reading and writing until I was told I didn’t need it anymore. This “extra class” was called an IEP, which means Individuated Education Program.