This is the account for Monday, March 3.
Well, I remembered my nametag button this week. The girls didn't forget though and for a while kept referring to me as "Volunteer"! haha
This week was pretty low-key. I started out with one group and at some point was asked by Chad, the site leader for ACES, to help out another team lead who was having some issues trying to keep the kids on task.
For the first half I got to help out a girl with her fractions which proved to be a bit harder than I expected. It certainly wasn't that she didn't follow the concept but she was having a tough time remembering to work things through thoroughly so we tried working on breaking the process down into it's individual steps. I hope it helped. What I do know is that when she stayed focused, she was able to work through the problems without skipping things. It was at that time that I was pulled out for the other room.
George, a team leader, was trying to keep the kids focused on their ACES curriculum at the time. They were going over nutrition information such as calorie intake and food groups. Oddly enough the kids didn't seem to enthusiastic about the whole thing! After time we started to get them involved by asking them about the foods they had just eaten that day and helping them translate that into what they were looking at regarding the food charts. Some of the kids were pretty surprised to see what their favorite foods represented in terms of daily caloric intake....but most of them were not! It's a tough subject though so what do you expect.