Friday, November 6, 2009

Rock Canyon

So, every Friday, my roommate and I go and be "peer mentors" at Rock Canyon Elementary...basically we help them do their homework. This is our second year of doing it. It is so fun. The kids are so cute and they seriously love us. Today we walk in, and we saw one of kids, Michael on the way to class. He was so excited to see us. He gave me a huge hug and wanted to hold my hand all the way to class. These kids are so cute, and think it is so weird that I live with my best friend, and don't have my mom and dad around. It's actually really rewarding to see these kids grow and learn, and to see real improvement in math and reading. I hope we get to keep doing it the whole time we're here at BYU.

This reminds me...the other day, one of my friends was telling me about how he helps ESL kids at middle school with their reading. He said they were reading a book about occupations, and so he asked the kid what he wants to be when he grows up. The kid said, with no hesitation, "A street fighter." Oh, children.

I don't know if I ever posted about this, so this could very well be a repeat of a previous post. One of my roommates is from Provo, and so we randomly decided to go trick-or-treating. DO NOT tell me that is immature, I haven't been trick-or-treating since I was in the eighth grade, and we only went to people she knows, so just calm down. We got to wear legit costumes from her house. My roommate was "purple lady," which many people confused for, well...look at the pictures, and you might be able to figure it out. I was Brave Hawk, although I kept refering to myself as Brave Heart...Anyway, I got to wear such the cool headdress and we got to trick-or-treat at Donny Osmond's house. No, he wasn't there. He's on Dancing With the Stars. Come one, people. Get with it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Loved the costumes! Hey I went trick or treating too! It is great!