Spencer’s Time at Reading Partners

Although reading partners was not a one time service event, it was probably the most enjoyable programs I did during junior year. Every Tuesday a friend and I would travel down to a public school and would read to middle school students. Every once in a while we would crack a joke and seeing a smile on their faces would brighten up my day. We would also read picture books to them and help them learn new words and sounds. It was also very interesting seeing how our students developed throughout them as their reading skills/comprehension and vocabulary drastically improved. This was my first year of doing reading partners and I plan to continue next year.

Reading Partners: https://readingpartners.org/location/new-york-city/

Anabela’s Experience With Judy’s Kindergarten Class

For the third year now, I helped out with Judy’s Kindergarten class. Although my responsibilities vary from class to class, my responsibilities have increased this year. For example, I was asked to run a lot more specific activities independently this year. One that I specifically enjoyed was helping the students paint their dioramas. It was interesting to me how some kids very carful painted the background colors, paying attention to every detail, while others carelessly spread the colors in an attempt to cover their background as quickly as possible. I enjoy helping out with Judy’s kindergarten class and plan on doing so again in the future.