Analysis Of The Vineyard Community

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The vineyard community is a safe environment for children between kindergarten through 12th grade between the hours 3 pm- to 6pm. The vineyard is a community center for children where they engage in different actives, where they do their homework, worship and enjoy time together. One thing I liked about the vineyard is how much the care and value the children receive from the volunteers and staff The mission of the vineyard is that the children from all different schools are brought together for a couple of hours to engage in different activities to learn and grow as a whole. The vineyard a big impact on the community its keeping the children safe, and helping them with their everyday life afterschool. For example, helping them with their …show more content…
I did several activities with serval children. One activity I did with a child was connected to using Piaget preoperational stage. (pg. 160). The activity consisted of me giving the kid play dough, and I gave him a food roller. The child automatically assumed that he would roll the play dough, and make some type of food. This showed me that the child was well aware of logic and mental processing. Transformation (161).is another concept I used with a child. The activity was with a second grader we were using corn starch and canned pudding, to make it harder. The child knew the product change and that it became harder. He was like “wow it became harder”. One child was telling me how he lost he chipped his tooth a year ago. This showed me the child had autobiographical memory (pg. 165). because he knew what he did a year ago even though it wasn’t very clear. Vygotsky had view of cognitive development. One thing that fell into this category was scaffolding (pg.167) the support of problem solving that encourage independent growth. I asked a group of children what was twenty- two minus seven, and half of children knew the answer expect two, and the two that didn’t know were trying to figure out a way to solve it alone. Social speech (pg. 170). Was a major term I seen throughout my experience at the vineyard. All the children from kindergarten through 3rd grade all wanted to be heard and everybody listen to them. For example, one child will start talking about a cartoon show, …show more content…
I think I learned a lot more with the service learning project because I was able to have one on one interaction with the children, see how they think and obtain knowledge. I was also able to see what the liked and disliked. I also seen how they deal with certain problems. While I was volunteering at the vineyard they participated in “bully awareness month”. There was a child who told his story about how he got bullied, and what he tried to do to stop the bully. He was afraid, but he had the courage to speak and share his story. I don’t think the experience wouldn’t have been the same because I learned so much within this semester. I have a better understanding now that I wouldn’t have before. I wouldn’t be able to use the terminology I learned when I was doing my hours five years or a year from today. Personal developments that influenced me to work with younger children is that in the near future I hope to become a pediatrician. I’m also the oldest of five I know how children work, and how they think they can trick adults when it comes to certain things also love kids I always have a great time with them. I learned several things about myself that I should engage in more volunteering projects because it made me grow as a person. Volunteering made me feel good about myself even if it was for a coupes of hours a day. I also learned that the community is just trying to help these children’s and their parents, and that was a pleasure being with them to help out. Seeing

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