Week 6 - Peaceful this Week!
We arrived at Lincoln to find no fighting and relative calm. This week I spent most of my time helping a girl with exponents. I've found that kids who come to me with math or science typically have more advanced English skills. I suppose you have to have a good foundation in a language before you can start studying something in that language. Overall, our experiences at Lincoln are becoming quite common, and it seems to be settling into a weekly flow -- Thursday afternoons at Lincoln.
I've given a little thought to my research paper so far. Since Zach would like us to pick a topic that focuses not only on our community involvement but on our future interests as well, I am considering a topic dealing with crime in the Somali population. Or possibly recidivism among minority populations. I met with Zach today (Monday 2/26) and he indicated that there is quite a bit of information regarding Somali populations in the Twin Cities area. But since the final drafts of our first compositions are due on Thursday, I won't have much time to do any kind of research paper preparation.
No class on Tuesday -- can't say I mind that -- so I plan to spend the extra time sleeping and then working on my final draft for the first composition in the afternoon. Thursday at Lincoln again this week, so I'll make my seventh entry about Emily and my upcoming trip to downtown.