I didn’t know what to expect my first night as a volunteer. I was a bit nervous, wondering if I would see anyone that I knew. As it turns out, I did know someone staying there, her name is Patty. Patty is a woman in her mid-sixties. She has a family that lives locally and the last time I saw her, she had a job. Patty openly
Being a volunteer has shaped me to become a better person and has given me a greater sense of appreciation. Those my age often take simple things for granted, such as a roof over their head. Seeing those in need, whether it be finances, medical attention, or even something small, has made me realize the value in what I am lucky to have already.
My drive to help others stems from my time volunteering with the service organization, Rotary, and their leadership program, Camp RYLA. When I attended this camp as a high schooler, I learned invaluable lessons of self-confidence and connecting with others, traits seldom found in a high school environment. My experience at this program inspired me to return as a counselor, where I have been helping foster the growth of today’s youth for the past four years.
*Enabling environment- children learn best in positive surroundings when the activities are set out for their personal requirements and there is a good relationship between practitioner and parents of the children.
It’s comfortable, interesting, attractive and appropriate for the child or children who use it. For some children it becomes like a second home where they eat and sometimes sleep. A suitable environment for a young baby will be very different from a suitable environment for a four or five year old although some features will be the same. Environments should be attractive and make children feel safe and secure and happy to be there and they should also be places where children can confidently play and learn.
children’s engagement and level of positive experience and inclusive relationships Educators need to carefully consider physical layout and resources in the environment.
All learning and exploring is positive and nurturing. The environment needs to encourage children’s development. It’s how children feel positive and confident about their sense of self and their individual accomplishments. Their space needs to provide a balance of challenge, risk and safety.
We know that a rich and varied environment supports children’s learning and development. It gives them the confidence to explore and learn in secure and safe, yet challenging, indoor and outdoor spaces.
An author can only partially structure an experience in an attempt to elicit a desired response from the reader, for there are two types of readers an author must consider: the implied reader and the actual reader. The implied reader is “assumed and created by the work itself” whereas, the actual reader brings his/her own experiences to the text and thus each reader takes away a different message from a text (MacMannus, para 1). Du Bois's narrative, “A Mild Suggestion”, attempts to ensure a certain response, from the reader, by including a description of the passengers' reactions to the colored man's story, but to some degree, the effects on the reader vary depending on the experiences he or she brings to the text. However, without this
Volunteers work one on one with you to choose the best items that would assist you.
Another great part of volunteering is all of the new people you meet and the friends you
The organization heavily counts on volunteers to make its mission a reality. “Not only was it rewarding giving back but we also had the opportunity to learn about
As I got older my reading habits decreased mainly due to participation in athletics and socializing with friends became my main priorities. The only time I picked up a book at this particular time was when it was assigned to read a novel in school in order to write a book report. One of the books I read in class was “To Kill a Mocking Bird,” by Harper Lee. I wasn’t very motivated to read it but did because it was required.
Parents are often wondering when it is the best time to teach their children how to read. Most of the kids will have a satisfactory reading ability when they turn 6, 7 and beyond. However, training him during his younger years would go along way.
My experience with reading started as most do. I was exposed to the easy-readers that every little tot has seen. Obviously, I learned to read and write in kindergarten and beyond; I owe some thanks to the teachers of my early years. I was never much of a reader when I was a younger child. I read from time to time but never constantly. If I regret one thing from my childhood, it will be that I never read enough. In a sense, I have taken it upon myself now to compensate for the lack of literature in my life when I was a boy.