An experience in my life that influences my goals to go back to school is when I went to jail for the first time. Going to jail is an experience that changed my life forever, because it made me think of all the wrong things I was doing with my life. When I got out of jail, I attended church for the first time and asked Jesus Christ to come into my life. After asking Jesus to come into my life, I felt a change within myself and realized I can be a good person and that I am forgiven for the bad things I did in the past. Going back to school and taking my future seriously is what I am focused on right now. I want my children to know that I am doing this for them so they can have a secure future as well. I have 3 young children who look up to me and I do not want to let them down.
My decision to go back to school in the fall of 2012 was one of the hardest decisions I have ever made. I’m a stay at home mom of 4 boys with 2 of them being special needs. My oldest was born with a rare genetic condition called hereditary spastic paraplegia and my youngest son was born with a rare condition called Dravet Syndrome that requires 24/7 care. I was at a point in my life where I had lost my identity of who I was and I wanted to be me again. I made that important decision to go back to school for myself with the fear of how I was going to do it, but I knew that it was right. It took me 3 years to complete my AS but with the support of my husband and kids I was able to receive my degree. I worked hard and was able to juggle being
This was done by making a flower shape on a piece of paper and then getting the children to cut around it. I carefully supervised the children to make sure that they do not hurt themselves while they were doing the activity. I also asked the children that were
To enable the children’s voices to be heard, I explored various tools to engage the children from the Mosaic approach (Clark & Moss 2001). I disregarded using questionnaires as the children were unable to read and write so this would have been inappropriate. I disregarded role play as I didn’t feel I would get the responses I needed as directly, and I decided not to use tours as not all the children were confident communicators and they may have found this difficult. I wanted to be as inclusive as possible and ensure the technique was age and development appropriate. Therefore I chose to gather documentation by enabling the children to use cameras to take photos outdoors of what they liked and didn’t like. To ensure confidentiality of the photos taken I kept them in my private locked filing cabinet that only myself and my manager had access to. As my research required the children’s perceptions this technique ensured it was child led as were the later discussion where we came together in a quiet area to talk about why they took their particular images. This discussion enabled me to interpret what they were trying to say to me through the photos. As we looked at the photos it prompted their memory of why they had taken the picture. It was an interactive way to engage the children, and by the children taking their own photos helped lead the
Some other things that are done by the school prior to a new school year include; third grade teachers sending a link to the 4th grade blog and a welcome packet (includes a supply list and a list of 4th grade expectations) is sent home with each student. During the first week of school there is a meet and greet for the parents to attend with their students and also a STEM night for the parents to work on projects with their students. Lastly, an open house event is held at least two or three times a year where prospective students and parents can meet the teachers and visit the school classrooms.
E: I think using a picture to spark creativity is a good idea for all children. During my experience hours, the teacher that I was aired with gave her student a picture of a woman pulling her hair out and two other children below her arguing, and the students had to write what each person was thinking and saying. Her students came up with really interesting answers, and it was a great activity.
There are many inexpensive ways a family can have fun at home. For instance Parents shows an easy Halloween night with recipes crafts and games the whole family can take part in ( October 2011 p.148). Many different craft ideas were a common theme found in all of the magazines. What is exceptionally great about all of the craft ideas is that they promote inexpensive crafts with a lot of supplies that you can find around the house. In addition, they have education and fun all wrapped around it, Parents magazine show off their trademark, healthy kids, happy families (Parents Magazine, p.1 June 2011). These messages are helpful from young to old. Encouraging bonding and finding simple things that suit and family. This is important for a client who is in poverty and would like to find ways to have fun with her children.
I come from a small military family where neither of my parents graduated high school. My parents divorced when I was two and left my mother as the sole provider for three children. Over the next few years I experienced severe personal trauma that would change the course of my life. At the age of 15 I dropped out of school, left home, and began working to support myself. The highest level of education I completed at that time was the eighth grade. In my early twenties I became a single mother of two girls. Because of the financial struggles that I endured due to not continuing my education I clearly emphasized the importance of getting a college education to both of my children. One particular discussion that I was having at the dinner table where I was enforcing the “requirement” of college for my children; my youngest daughter questioned me in the most innocent way, “ Mommy? Why is it so important for us to go to college when you didn’t even finish high school?” at that moment my life
She was focused on education dropped cheerleading so she had more time to watch her child. She never wants someone to give up school, she warned me that if I never finished school I would never be successful because you have to finish school to get a job in her point of view. She finished high school and even on time with a toddler; but she was not finished there. “I wanted to have a good life in the future for me and my daughter so I knew I had to go to college” She told me.
"Trashing the dress" has grown into a favorite photo trend for newlywed couples for an after the wedding day session. In most cases, brides do not wish to keep their wedding gown in storage or buried in the back of a closet, thus, deciding to schedule a non-traditional photo session. It is a photography trend that has increasingly become popular to the point where women trash the dress after a divorce for the purpose of implying a fresh new start. There are numerous creative ways to trash the dress, but this article shares Grand Lens Photography's top five reasons why it is an excellent idea to have a "trash the dress" photo session.
Half the fun of taking photos is the ability to share them with friends and family on social media. In doing so, the photographer should receive credit for the photo being posted. Giving proper credit to an artist is a nice way of saying "thank you for taking such a great photo". Professionals show respect by giving credit to those who deserve it. This article Grand Lens Photography explains why it is important to give proper credit to photographers.
As a future educator, I am mindful of the fact that it’s my job to find out why my student is struggling. Sitting down with the child may help me determine the problem. Parents are also one of our greatest resources at our disposal, and I plan to take advantage of that. Parents see different things at home than in the classroom. Conversing
Lets see, Rachel Follis 'why did I decide to go back to school '? Getting my college degree has been something I have wanted to do ever since I was a child. I dreamed of furthering my education from a young age, I did not play the normal games kids play, I always played school and I was the teacher, I gave homework, graded it. Even when I did not have anyone to teach I would teach my dolls. Well has in life things do not always go as planned, things happened that I had no control over and so my plans got put on hold, for 20 years I took care of my kids and family, I put them first. Now it is finally my turn, I am putting me first and doing what I have wanted my hole life, to get an higher education, no time like the present.