BC: "Don't cry because it's over, Smile because it happened." - Dr Seuss
FC: Youth Services
1: My time at Riverview was great. I got to sometimes work one on one with the students and get to know them. My experience at my site was an experience I would never give back. | Summary of work experience
2: What I learned at my site was how important to act like a grown up around the children. They watch your every move and if you slip up they will catch it. I was always careful to watch how i dressed and how i spoke. I learned that using the time you have how it is meant to be used is crucial to making yourself look good.
3: Some skills i have polished up are my people talking skills. You cant be afraid to talk to people when you are volunteering. A skill i acquired was learning how to use a copy machine. Most days my task was to make a lot of copies and now i am fluent in copying papers.
4: A new relationship i formed was between me and Mrs. Hoopman. I was in her office most days making copies so i would often talk to her while i was waiting. Also she was always there to help me if the copy machine stopped working. And obviously i made a relationship between me and Mrs. Strauss. Everyday it got easier to talk to her and ask her what she would like me to do.
5: I can use what I have learned in many ways. I am planing on doing more volunteer work so now that I have some experience I can take what I learned and use it in the future. Also the communication skills I have learned can help me when I am living out of my house on my own.
7: January 13, 2012 Dear Mrs. Tanya Strauss I would like to thank you for being such a nice, fun, and thoughtful site supervisor. During the past semester you gave me many different tasks to perform for you. My favorite was going over math flash cards with the kids. This was my favorite because I got to be one on one with the kids and learn more about them. Also making copies was fun because every time I would try to go faster and faster every time to get more work done for you. I would like thank you from the bottom of my heart for the gift card. It was very thoughtful of you guys. I hope that in the future I might be able to work with you again. Sincerely, Kyle Luedtke
8: Reflection | My time at Riverview was full of smiles and laughter and learning. I would get there everyday and the kids would greet me like it was the first time they have ever seen me. Sometimes all the kids would want high fives. Then I would right away get to work on anything i was told to do. I took my time doing my work so not to mess up. Most days was just making math or social studies copies, but other days I would do things like walk around and see if I can help the students in any way to help finish their homework faster. Some days if there was nothing I was told to do, I would take some students in the back room and we would go over math flash cards. The students seemed to like flash cards a lot because they would beg for them almost everyday. My experience at my site has made me like to volunteer. In the future I will be doing much more work similar to this, and I hope the skills i have learned will help me through it.
10: Assigner's Comments Something I could have done differentley was that I could have went up to the teacher and told her who i was and what Mrs. Strous usually has me do so that she would have felt more calm with me and I wouldnt be sitting there and doiong nothing. Your Answer 9/19 1:16-1:40 There was a sub teacher and I just sat and listened to the lecture she was giving the kids. 9/20 1:17-1:45 There was a sub again today and she was going through a weekly reader and I followed along in my own book. 9/22 1:17-1:43 The kids were learning social studies today and Mr. Kane was teaching and he had me walk around and help the kids with the work they were given. Additional Comments email@example.com ex.2303 One thing I found challenging this week was that I had to work with a sub that really didnt know who I was and didnt have much for me to do.
11: 9/26 monday 1:11-1:43 Made 40 copies of a math worksheet so the kids each could have a packet. 9/28 wednesday 1:10-1:44 walked arround and helped the kids with their homework if needed. 9/29 thursday 1:11-1:40 Worked one on one with brandon and gave him a spelling test. Additional Comments Three ways I showed a posotive attitude was I worked one on one with Brandon and gave him a spelling test and the whole time he was working I was calm and had a smile on my face. I was told to make over 10 different coppies of 9 different papers and I accepted the job witha smile on my face and said no problem. The last way I showed a posotive attitude was when I went to the class and nobody was there and I had to walk arround and look for them. when I found the kids I went up to them and greeted them all and walked them up to the class.
12: 9/26 monday 1:11-1:43 Made 40 copies of a math worksheet so the kids each could have a packet. 9/28 wednesday 1:10-1:44 walked arround and helped the kids with their homework if needed. 9/29 thursday 1:11-1:40 Worked one on one with brandon and gave him a spelling test. Additional Comments Three ways I showed a posotive attitude was I worked one on one with Brandon and gave him a spelling test and the whole time he was working I was calm and had a smile on my face. I was told to make over 10 different coppies of 9 different papers and I accepted the job witha smile on my face and said no problem. The last way I showed a posotive attitude was when I went to the class and nobody was there and I had to walk arround and look for them. when I found the kids I went up to them and greeted them all and walked them up to the class.
13: 10\3 1:11-1:40 monday I went to the coppy room and made copies of three math sheets. 30 copies each. 10\4 1:11-1:41 tuesday I took staples out of packets for the kids to order books. 10\4 1:17-1:45wednesday I walked arround and helped the kids with math homework. worked one on one with alex whith his last problem. 10\5 1:11-1:40 thursday I went to the office and made back to back copies of reading assingments. Additional Comments A way I have worked to my full potential is by doing what is asked of me as fast as I can without making any mistakes. And in the future I can do more by trying to take on more than one task at a time.
14: monday 10\10 1:11-1:40 made coppies of a math assigment for the students. 30 coppies. tuesday 10\11 1:10-1:41 the students were doing homework so i just walked arround and helped. wednesday 10\12 1:11-1:40 went on the computer and wrote words that described other words. thursday 10\13 1:11-1:41 made more coppies of another math assignment. 30 coppies friday 10\14 went to the generations. If i was in my supervisors shoes i would say that i am on time and show up at the same time everyday. i would also say that i am always smieling and wanting to know what else i can do before i have to leave. i would say overall that i am a verry deticated volunteer.
15: monday 10\17 1:11-1:40 i had to file some papers in the students folders for them to open on monday. Tuesday 10\18 1:11-1:44 i had to use an answer key and grade social studies homework. wednesday nothing. thursday10\20 1:10-1:40 i took three kids in the back room and went over some math flash cards with them. friday 10\21 1:11-1:44 me and two other kids went into the back room and went over multiplication flash cards again. One problem that I had this week was on Friday. I got to the school and went into the class room and there was no kids or teacher in there. The way i fixed the problem was i walked to all the places i thought they would be. i finally found them in the library. Mrs strous told me that they were taking a wkce test. then we went upstairs and i did math facts with the kids.
16: 10\31 modnay 1:10-1:40 Today i was asked by Mrs. Strous to take math sheets 16-30 and make ten coppies of each because the was short some sheets. 11\1 tuesday 1:11-1:41 Mrs. Strouse had more coppies of different math sheets and she needed 20 coppies of these sheets. 11\2 wednesday 1:13-1:41 Today i made more copies but i was told to take these 6 sheets that i was given and make 56 packes with the 6 sheets in them. 11\3 thursday 1:11-1:40 Today i was asked my Mrs. Strous to correct some social studies test packets the kids took. I graded all of them but two untill i had to go and Mrs. Strous said that she was happy with my work and i could leave the rest for her. An activity i have been doing at my site is going over flash cards with certin kids on a list. Something i can do to make this experience better for me and the kids is that i can over the weekend make up some sort of game with prizes for the kids so they feel like its more fun than work.
17: 11\7 monday 1:11-1:40 Mrs. Strous had me go to the coppy room and make copies of a math assigment. 30 coppies. 11\8 tuesday i made more coppies of the same math worksheet. this time i made 20 coppies. 11\9 wednesday This day i made coppies of multiplication worksheets 100 coppies of each sheet. I learned that teachers make tons of coppies.
18: 11\14 monday 1:11-1:40 i went to the office and made 30 coppies of a social studies assigment. 11\15 tuesday 1:13-1:40 I had to help Hailey with her reading assingmet because she is lacking in her reading ability. 11\17 thursday 1:11-1:40 i made one copie of a answer key and then the rest of the time i walked around the room and answered any questions the kids had. 11\18 friday 1:10-1:40 i did flash cards with andrew. he got all of them right. One thing I have done this week to go out of my way to help someone was at work when a new employee was trying to change the paper towel in the bathroom and couldnt find out how i went over to her and talked her through it so she wouldnt get in trouble.
19: 11\21 monday 1:11-1:40 today i we were in the computer room and i was just told to walk around and observe the children and answer any questions they might have. I had to make sure a couple kids that were fooling arround got back to work. 11\22 tuesday 1:13-1:40 today i made packet copies. 56 packets with 7 pages in each packet. My goal for this class was to just make this experence a good one for me the students and the teacher. and to go to my site everyday with a smile on my face and ready to have fun. I am reachinig that goal because everyday i do go to my site with a smile on my face and am as happy as can be for the whole time i am there.
20: 11\28 monday 1:11-1:40 today was a easy day. I was told to take some math sheets and make 30 coppies of each. 11\29 tuesday 1:11-1:40 today i was supervising the special event 11\30 wednesday 1:11-1:40 today made master copies of a bunch of sheets. I really didnt know what they were for. 12\1 thursday 1:11-1:40 today i finished up making the master copies. I still dont fully understand what they are for. I have sought out help when I was making copies. There was a time that i had to make packets and i had no idea how it was done. So i went into the office and asked the lady if she could show me how it was done.
21: 12\6 tuesday 1:10-1:40 mad master copies of a math test. wednesday i was at the blood drive 12\8 thursday 1:10-1:40 finished up the master copies then did flash cards with ben for the rest of my time. Organizations that reach out to the community are Rocky Knoll because they need decorations, Church because they need volunteers to help make meals, SJL beacuse they need donations of food for families, Armory because they need help organizing gifts for familes.
22: 12\13 tuesday 1:10-1:40 made coppies of a math review sheet. 12\14 wednesday 1:10-1:40 made packets of social studies sheets for the kids. 12\15 thursday 1:10-1:40 Today the copier was acting up so it took me much longer to make copies for the teacher. First i would make up a plan on the items that are the most important to keep me alive. Then i would take all the money i have and put it into catigories on what to use it on. The last thing i would to is sign up for the food pantry so my family could get a little extra food to help us survive.
23: Monday 12\19 1:10-1:40 i got to the room and Mrs. Strous was waiting with copies for me to do that would take up all my time. Tuesday 12\20 1:11-1:40 Mrs. Strous had me grade reading assigments the whole time. Thursday 12\22 1:10-1:40 We watched the movie Yogi Bear. One thing i enjoyed the most at my site was the little party we had on Thursday. All the kids were so happy and laughing all the time. One volunteer activity that i look forward to during the break is making cookies in my kitchen.
24: 1\9 monday 1:10-1:40 I was given another book and i had to make one copy of every page. i got 30 pages done. 1\10 tuesday 1:10-1:40 i continued working on the book. i only got 30 more pages done. 1\11 wednesday 1:10-1:40 today i was correcting math assignments for the entire class time. I think i had a good impact on my site. i did a lot of coppies for my supervisor that she would have to of done herself. I feel like i saved my supervisor a lot of time to do more improtant things. the most benificial thing i learned from my site supervisor was the importance of making coppies. i learned that teachers use more coppies than i could ever dream of.
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