Discus Award Winner
12th Grade, WA
Migrant Leadership Conference Gonzaga University 2008
School and Community Service:
Washington State Migrant Council: 30 hrs. 2009
Helped teach free English classes for migrant
Workers at the Catholic Church: 13 hrs 2009
Student of the month
My project was regarding the development, education, and care of children of migrant parents. I did this project at the Migrant Council Center for one month.
My responsibility was to teach English language skills to prepare the children for kindergarden. My goal doing this project was to gain knowledge and experience in the field of teaching. By observing their behavior, I was able to learn about child development, education, and smart care.
In this program, I had a comprehensive schedule in which each day I had to teach the children to write letters of the alphabet, read books, play games, and help them with their activities. During snack time, I helped the children to wash their hands and others children needs.
For me, learning more about the child development is very important because this is something that I always wanted to do. I would like to become a preschool teacher, and this is the reason why I decided to do this project. Through this experience, I was able to help parents and their children to share knowledge and ideas and provide tools for a better future for themselves.
Also, this experience helped me to grow in many areas for my life and my future. I learned how to treat children doing this project. I have observed that at the beginning of my visit to the school, the children did not trust me, but later they were cooperative and were satisfied. For me, it was like reliving my childhood.