Reflection On My Experience As A Summer Reading Program Helper

Good Essays
My Experience as a Summer Reading Program Helper
One of the best experiences I had in my life was volunteering at Harold Keller Elementary School’s summer reading lap program. I worked with this program for four summers in a row. I helped the teachers with their children by teaching them reading and writing skills. Also, I would help the teachers get ready for the upcoming school year by helping them decorate the classroom. During the journey, I grew a lot as a person.
The first summer I worked was my freshman year. The teacher I was assigned to was Ms. Thomson. She was so nice. I said, “I am so scared, and I do not know if the children are going to like me.” “Just be yourself and kids would love you,” she said. This program would last three
…show more content…
This year I was appointed to multiple teachers because I worked so hard everybody wanted me to be their helper. “You were the best student helper we ever had,” said the teachers. I would rotate between three different teachers throughout the day. This year we had so many children because everyone wanted to come because this program was free to the students. We would do the same things we did the previous year and more. The classes were broken up depending on the students’ grade level. The children would improve their reading skills by reading every day, either together as a class or by themselves in the reading center. A reading program on the computer was used where they would read books depending on their reading level. When the child would finish reading the book, and they took a quiz. As each student completed a book, they started a new book at a higher level. The students receive stars when they completed the tasks, and once they got enough stars they could build different robots. This year I had a great experience because I got to work with three different teachers.
I went back to the summer reading camp for a third year in a row. This year I would only work with one teacher. I had some of the same children that I had the previous year, and I was so excited to work with them again. Since, I knew exactly what was going on the children would test my patience by behaved like wild animals
…show more content…
This year it would be a little different because we would serve the children breakfast and lunch. Every morning the students would report to the cafeteria and eat breakfast instead of reporting to the classroom. After breakfast, we would go back to the classroom and I would read them a story and ask the kids questions to make sure they understood the story. Next, we would break up into small groups and do different activities. We would play reading games, read a story on the leap pad, read in the reading center, or do a reading lesson with the teacher. I was as happy as a clam when all of the kids behave themselves for the entire day. After we were done teaching the students for the day, we would bring them to the cafeteria for lunch then dismiss them for the day. This year was my fourth and final year. I am so happy that I got to work with these amazing teachers and students. I am so sad to be leaving this journey I had, but the skills I learned will all ways be with

Related Documents

  • Decent Essays

    This is a website that goes with their reading book, which students can log on to at home to practice vocabulary words, reading stories, and taking quizzes. Mrs. Jackson went through this week’s vocabulary words with the students, while I cut out the vocabulary words and posted them on the classroom…

    • 1165 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Then the student and I would shake hands and say “Good morning!”. This would continue on until the last student said her greeting to me. Next, I had them sit in their assigned spots on the carpet so that we could go over the calendar. We went over the calendar, day of the week, how many days we have been in school, daily boy and girl helper, lunch count, and as a class we said the alphabet linking chart together out loud. Next I selected 5 friends to share their “All About Me” bags that they were assigned as homework the first week.…

    • 726 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I attended the junior high. At first I was, I ask you that might not have perfect great but then I joined AVID. I felt like I am improving every year and getting better. My friend and I joined many sports, the two sports that we joined were volleyball and basketball. For our first month of school I received a student of the month for my English class.…

    • 1206 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I would volunteer at an elementary school, I assisted a second grade teacher, the children were very sociable and they welcomed me, and treated me as their teacher as well. I helped them learn how to read second grade books and how to tell time. When I volunteered I did various things; I occasionally got to have lunch with them, I would play with them during recess we had a really nice bond I build a special connection with them I treasured them they meant a lot to me. I went every Wednesday and was them half of the day we did many activities that benefited both them and I. While they were learning what they had to learn in order to move on to third grade I was learning from them they thought I was helping them but they were helping me I didn’t have clear what I wanted to do with my life after high school but now that I went through that experience it has helped me make it clear that my vacation is to be a teacher.…

    • 995 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    An example of this that I saw was when the kids had to have their reading checked every morning. When you check to see if the child got a signature from the parent saying that they read, you reward them by putting a sticker in their log book. The next day the child comes back with another story read and earns themselves another sticker for their book. Another example of this theory is that when the children complete all of the morning work assigned to them, and also pay attention to the daily sentence, sing the word song, and say the pledge of allegiance, they earn a skittle from the teacher. If they are not well behaved during this time, they are told to return to their desks without getting a skittle.…

    • 1031 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    Developmental Analysis

    • 1773 Words
    • 8 Pages

    Also, working in a first-grade classroom, and helping with testing in the classroom they are learning how to count to a hundred. During this time, they had to fill out the chart with number in order from one to a hundred, and had to do this from their memory. They prepared for this test by playing counting games, and instruction time. Group time was used in this school to help with their reading. During group reading time I or one of the other teachers or helpers in the classroom would pull a group of four or five kids to the group table to read a book related to what their teacher was teaching that week.…

    • 1773 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    From the first day of school the students have been rehearsing the same routine and it took a few weeks for the students to fully understand it, she said. I like her morning routine the best. The students will come in the mornings with a library book that must have been read the night before. The students will take turns on the computers as they show up for class taking a quiz on the book. The students that get to school and there is not a computer available they must work on their journal that is posted on up on the board or go and turn their book in at the library.…

    • 839 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I joined clubs and got involved, I worked with my teachers so that I could learn to my full potential. My junior year was incredible, and I am positive that I would not have had the same experience anywhere else. Starting off my senior year, I was again extremely excited. Yes, that may sound "nerdy" but I love school. And I attribute that love of school to minarets.…

    • 806 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    This was all I got to observe before I had to leave for my 10:00 class. When I went into the classroom during the afternoon, I observed different events. The students came in after their activity time and they know to come in quietly and start reading. They read for 15 minutes and then the teacher passes out a proofreading activity. The students and teacher do the proofreading together and then the teacher gave them a test.…

    • 1004 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Decent Essays
  • Decent Essays

    I have been working in the early childhood field for almost 10 years. I have worked my way up from teacher’s assistant to Director. I’ve loved working with children in the classroom. In fact I thought there was nothing better than being in my small Christian preschool, which was until I had to move for my husband’s work. During the year we were away, I worked a few different preschool jobs that helped enhance my skills as an educator but it wasn’t until we returned that I truly found God’s calling for my career.…

    • 1736 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Decent Essays

Related Topics