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Volunteer Journal #1

March 10th was my first day volunteering with CommonBond. I do the Pre-K literacy program at Skyline Towers in St. Paul. I'm working with Somali children who don't speak English as their first language; many do not speak it at all. We practiced writing the letter W with the kids, did the alphabet, and practiced numbers. We also had story time for awhile and just read to the children. There were several little boys there, and one girl. The difference between them was amazing. The girl sat quietly and did her work. She was very good at following directions. The boys were trying to wrestle each other most of the time and wouldn't cooperate at all. They scribbled all over their writing sheets. It was a fun experience and I am happy I'm volunteering with CommonBond. I love the kids there.