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October 16, 2015 / sharoncopy

New School Year – Days 17 and 18

Kids can earn 10 points added to their grade point average if they bring 2 boxes of Kleenex or 2 bags of Halloween candy to their HIGH school tomorrow. So – if they are slumping down around 70, they can perk it right up there to 80 instead. Hmmmm. Not sure what to think of this.

Today I was at Melvindale High School and basically, I assisted the assistant with the ESL classes – re-directing Arabic-speaking kids to stay on task. Then for the next two hours, I helped English class students with their rough draft of an essay – that was a lot more “hands-on” and I enjoyed it.

This was the first time that I saw Muslim students wearing veils over their faces. Last year I saw lots of well-covered outfits and hijabs, but no veils (I wonder how they eat lunch?) I found it interesting because one class had a project that put each person’s photo onto a page that was posted on the classroom wall, and, well, I really don’t know how you would tell those three girls apart.

I left at noon and drove to Livonia for the afternoon of Day 18. I read several chapters of a book to them, and taught 5th grade Language Arts and two sections of Math. They were a good bunch and I really enjoyed being there. I do love it when I actually get to teach. 🙂

Backing up to Day 17 – on Tuesday I was at the Montessori school half a day, and I had a great afternoon with one of the Kindergarten classes.

I was off two days because of our trip to Philly, and one day due to vertigo.

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