Today was a cleanup shift. It was great working with the team; cleaning and packing up the van for MaKenna's Wagon.
broomed the room and cleaned the fridge boxes
I tutored, again, the same boy I've been tutoring for the past weeks. Today we were able to complete the math packet and the reading comprehension packet. He was able to answer all the math packet questions on his own, except for one question about telling time that confused him. He read the first paragraph of the short story on his own. Although he reads slowly and very quietly, it's understandable since English is not his native language. He continues to ask me how to pronounce a word when he doesn't know, which shows initiative to improvement. I read the rest of the story to him and allowed him to work on the questions on his own. I still read the questions and multiple-choice to him, but this time I let him answer the questions on his own then checked his answers when he completed the packet. When I did this approach, he only got 5/12 questions wrong. This is such a big improvement for him because before I used to translate the story and questions to him, now he rarely asks for translations.
I volunteered at the Reston community market with Capital Area Food Bank this morning and it was the best volunteer experience I've had! The market was so efficiently run, the leaders were clear and inspiring, and there was such an evident positive sense of community amongst the volunteers and market attendees.
We collected compost from the Anthropology department and deposited it in our small scale composting program as well as watered and repotted plants. We then organized the pots and cleaned the greenhouse.
I helped with the dinner shift. I cut fruit, served food, and helped clean up.