Hi again everyone! As I said before I am volunteering at Booker T. Washington in a third grade classroom. I really enjoy the kids and the teacher and getting to know them. I have gotten to use a little bit of Spanish in the class because of my own initiative. I usually work on reading with them, and in order to learn Spanish I ask them comprehension questions. A lot of times they are able to read the English, but have no idea what things mean. I explain the words in Spanish so that they are able to understand the significance of what they are reading. Although I love my assignment, I am not using as much Spanish as I would have liked. This week and next week there was no school on Monday due to ISAT testing and President’s Day. In order to make up my hours I volunteered at SOAR on Thursday in a 1st grade classroom. Luckily all the children spoke in complete Spanish. I got to work one on one with a little girl and help her read English and Spanish books, solve math problems and write sentences. It was truly one of the best experiences. I plan to try and do at least half of my hours at SOAR because I feel like I am learning so much! The two of us took a trip to the library, and as we were searching for an English book for her to read, we came across the book Ferdinand. When I was in middle school and I was first learning Spanish I remember reading that book. I actually read it multiple times over the years in my Spanish classes. It was really interesting to see her using the very same book to learn English. It gave us a great common ground to start with and sparked a number of great conversations. I can not wait to go back next week!