By Adriana Randolph. 6th Grade Math. Published at Tuesday, December 08th, 2020 - 23:24:22 PM.
Her fathers decision to educate sons rather than invest in a daughter who would eventually marry ended mothers future in the academic world. She, however, had acquired an education that would jumpstart my learning experience. Mother used to prepare a small portion of the ground outside the mud structure we called our house and used it as blackboard or writing pad to teach me A-B-Cs, 1-2-3s, and simple words. If there was wind, class was cancelled. If it rained, it was an holiday. She taught me stories and listened to my childish stories. But in that basic existence, mother passed on to me what I now do in my calling as speaker, writer and seminar leader.
Minding the poor-I can never recall a day mother was not helping someone in need. We had our meals with strangers and relatives in even worse condition than we were. She was always giving, if not food to the hungry, it was her handbag or clothes to those who wanted to venture beyond our village. Having a rare kind of hope-There is a hope that can only come where logical reasoning ends. In basic surveys that I conduct in my seminars, I have found that the most feared experience by parents is the death of their child. Mother lost three sons and two daughters. Yet she still has peace of mind and hope for a better tomorrow.
Day 3 I recap the process they have been through over the past couple of days. I set some boundaries and expectations for the conversation we are about to have. Respect Gets Respect is our mantra. What happens next is amazing. Giggly is long gone, replaced with a real desire to listen, learn and understand. A valuable conversation ensues. Every once in a while the kids need to be redirected and reminded about the boundaries. Good facilitation is the key... and I am great at that. And practicing new skills makes perfect... which is exactly what the kids are doing. Lots and lots of great questions. To be honest, the kids ask the kinds of questions that many adults strive to sort out in their own efforts to understand and appreciate gender differences. A significant amount of time was spent on the theme, "Why cant they be more like us?" The boys wanted the girls to be more like them. The girls wanted the boys to be more like them.
Douglass Academy traces its origin to 1869 when it opened for the children of freed African-American slaves in what is now downtown San Antonio. In 1902 it was named for the anti-slavery orator and statesman. The school was relocated as a high school to its present site in 1915. It became a junior high in 1932. Beginning in 1970 Douglass served as a school for grades 3 through 5. In 2002 while students attended the former Burnet Elementary campus on Barrera St. the school expanded to include pre-kindergarten through 2nd grade. In 2004 6th grade was added making the school a pre-kindergarten through 6th grade academy. Students and staff returned to their original campus when the construction project was completed in August.
After their set, the 7th grade took the stage. They played more difficult music, had fewer missed notes and longer stretches that they played in unison. You could hear the difference a lot more hours of hard work made. Next up was the 8th grade. After 3 years of playing together, they played more complex arrangements and sounded ready to move on to the high school level. The growth from 6th to 7th to 8th grade was an interesting process to observe. So, what does this have to do with business? When we started our personal property inventory service years ago, we missed a lot of beats. We (my husband and I) werent often in sync with each other and had to start over many times while creating our processes and procedures. The same when we created our turnkey business package (a business to help others start their own personal property inventory business). Do-overs were the norm for a while. But now, after practicing, working together, stretching ourselves into bigger and better, we play a pretty sweet tune.
How, you may ask, does an assignment like this turn children into productive individuals? The answer is -- by teaching them to be responsible, dedicated, and organized. All this comes from completing a 6th grade science project. The intricacies involved in finding the best topic for a 6th grade science project can feel limitless, and overwhelming, but keep in mind that in keeping with the age group for a 6th grade science project, you will only have a limited amount of in depth coverage required. This makes it somewhat easier on you, the parent, to encourage your child(ren) as they reach each milestone on the way to completing their 6th grade science project.
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