For my spring semester, I worked with my mom again at her school, Douglass Elementary with Carlie, another social change student. My mom is a kindergarten teacher and we worked with her class the whole time. We would plan little activities to do with the kids regarding something they were learning about at the time. The most recent activity we did was focused around Easter and springtime. We brought up some foam eggs and helped the kids decorate them. We had some stick-on water tattoos that were little flowers and spring themed. It was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed working with the kids. Both Carlie and I are interested in education and working with them was some good experience.
Starting in October 2018, Carlie Keough, another social change student, and I volunteered at Douglas Elementary. My mom is a teacher there and said that the school and some of her colleagues could use some help. Carlie and I went up to the school once a week for one to two hours and help in my moms classroom. We began by just helping her grade papers but then as we continued coming, we started to build relationships with the students and we starting coming up to the school just to work with the kids. We would come during math or reading time and we break off into groups and work with the kids one on one. I have found that I really enjoy working with the students and getting some experience but also building long lasting relationships. I am also really looking forward to continue working with these students.
On Friday, August 24, the group of students from Frosh Fusion went to the American Red Cross to make cards for the people that do service for our city. Such as, firefighters, policemen, EMTs, and volunteers at American Red Cross. It was a great time making "Thank You" cards and holiday cards to thank them for their services. It made me happy to think that all those cards would make the people that sacrifice their lives and time to protect us feel so appreciated. It was a great afternoon with my new friends I had made from Frosh Fusion and we were doing such a wonderful, charitable thing.