Farewell Silver Wing
I knew that I had to go in not being shy, and since the kids are 1st graders, the chances of them initiating the conversation are not that high. When I first started, it took me a while to get out of my comfort zone and approach the kids. But as I got to spend more time with them, I started to understand their personalities and I found it easier to approach them. I’m very glad that I was able to have created close relationships with the kids. One of the things that really warms my heart is when I either see the kids before or after school and they say, “Hi, Ms. Ashley”. It’s nice to know that the kids recognize me as an adult and it makes me happy when they greet me. Other than the kids recognizing me, it’s great when I get to hang out with them at recess. On the second to last day of school, I hung out with a few of the kids at recess and I had a lot of fun. I was able to talk to them and at one point, one of the kids started chasing me around the playground which I thought was fun. I had also created videos for each of the classes that I was working with which was also my internship project. I made a compilation of the kids saying what their favorite part of 1st grade was and added pictures of all the kids. When I showed the kids the video, I didn’t know what kind of reaction to expect. As the kids were watching the videos, they kept laughing. Not laughing as in they were making fun of the video, but they were laughing because of the other students pictures. As I was walking outside to the playground during recess, one of the students came up to me and said, “Ms. Ashley, I like the video you made”. Hearing a student say that made my day and made me realize that the work that I contribute to the community is impactful.
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Hello! Here you will find the documentation of my journey before, during, and after my internship at Silver Wing Elementary!