For my volunteer project the group that I chose was the A Teacher’s Touch Learning Center. This project involved a group reading, discussion, and interaction with a variety of ages. Reading to students allowed me to improve the necessary skills for reading competency.
Since I am becoming a dad in about six months I thought it was appropriate to select children (age 0-4) to satisfy both the project requirements and personal interests. The preparation for this was kind of hard but I put my best foot forward and accomplished it. It required me scheduling the project with the right facility so that I could work around my school and work schedule. I spoke to one of the girls in my math class and told her I was looking to read to kids between ages zero and four. She gave me her bosses’ information and told me to contact her about doing my volunteer project work at the same facility she worked at. The next day I spoke to the supervisor of the facility, Mrs. Michelle Nassie. Mrs. Nassie helped me schedule an appointment to come in on October 24, 2008 at 3:30 PM to read to the group of kids.
On the day of the group reading I arrived not only looking forward towards reading to the kids but also touching those kids in a way so that they would remember me. I got there at 3:30 PM and right away started to help Mrs. Nassie and Mrs. Brown with the kids. Mrs. Brown took the older kids with her for playtime in the gym while I and Mrs. Nassie attended the young ones. I felt very proud after consoling one of the crying babies in my arms and putting him to sleep. Mrs. Brown then brought the kids back into the room for their reading time. All of the kids gathered in front of me and started to introduce themselves. Then I spoke to them about why I was there to read to them and told them a little bit about myself. Afterwards I had chosen three books to read to them. The three books were Different type of Trucks, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and...