03 December 2010
Last Tuesday I was a part of the mentoring program at Samuel Houston Elementary. I went at one o’clock in the afternoon. When I went to see Ms. Woodward, she encouraged me to help her in the library with the incoming Kindergarteners. I was surprised at how well behaved they were. I was supposed to be assigned to one child, but everyone wanted me to help them find their books so I had to work fast. The boy that I spent the most time with, was named Jovan. He was hilarious. When I introduced myself to the class and told them my sport and event he told me that he could run faster and jump further than me. Then when I asked him what type of book he was looking for, he said Magic School Bus. Magic School bus books are a level 4 book. He was supposed to be looking for a level one. I had to think quickly to figure out a way to tell him to find a less complicated book with out hurting his feelings. I said “Lets find an easier book with more pictures.” He refused. So I asked had he ever read Magic School Bus. He replied “no!” I asked him why he hadn’t read it before. He said “Its too hard and there aren’t a lot of pictures… duh!” I could not help but laugh. I had a blast with those kids. They were too funny. The experience was amazing as a whole. I was reminded of my little brother and sister at home many times. They are the same age as the kids that I got to mentor, so I think I was well prepared.