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Final Service Learning Paper

My service learning for my class here at ACC was at Mc Bee Elementary School. Mc Bee is located on Braker lane and is what I would consider to be a lower working class income school. The school is a recognized campus scholastically. The primary make up of the school is Hispanic children many of which are enrolled in Bilingual and ESL classes. The overall setting of the school is a happy one while walking the hallways I only see smiling happy children. The classroom that I was assigned to was a fourth grade monolingual class. I worked with the class during their math time. My classroom was made up of 23 students the majority of which were boys. There were only 8 girls in the classroom. The makeup of the class was all Hispanic with the exception of 3 African American children, 2 of which were boys. My classroom setting was also very strict. The students were constantly being scolded for any fidgeting, moving or simply talking to their neighbor. The students whom I worked with mainly were two girls who were at their own table. These two girls probably had the most trouble with Math in their class. They also had trouble with other basic skills such as reading and simple math computations. These two girls have a hard time with their multiplication and addition skills. When I work with them on I make sure to implement reading into their lesson as well as the math aspect of it. These two girls socio economically I feel are middle class and have no problems with parental support or problems with food, clothing etc. They regularly talk about eating out at restaurants and going shopping. During my time at Mc Bee I was lucky enough to have met Mrs. Young who is in charge of the volunteers at the school. Along with my regular classroom she also allowed me to go and volunteer my time at several other classrooms. She understood the…...

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