Today was the celebration!!! It was so nice to see my learner and her family, and to be able to show everyone all of the hard work my learner has been doing. I also loved being able to see what other tutors/learners worked on and the relationships they have built. My favorite part of the celebration was accidentally wearing matching outfits with my learner: just shows how much closer we have gotten over these three semesters! Can't wait to continue learning alongside her next year :)
I attended the PAL celebration but only for a bit because my learner unfortunately ended up not being able to make it to the event. It was fun though to connect with other PAL tutors and also see what other learners had been working on this semester. The event is always very heartwarming! :)
This week, we tested our knowledge with a fun, informal quiz on the US government and midterm elections! My learner performed exceedingly well and demonstrated that he understood and retained the information. Since we finished the quiz earlier than expected, we had a conversation about Christmas and the value of family. We also talked a little about political-climate-related subjects like sexual orientation.
Today was our last session. We made our poster for the celebration, ate some snacks, and continued to watch the movie Sing from last time. A great way to wrap up the semester! An hour added for prep.
Although a lot of conflicts have limited our meeting times this semester, it was really great to see Michele and Susan today and work through more of our learning goals. Michele has definitely made measurable progress in spelling -- we reviewed some old words and she's a lot more confident now which is awesome. We've spent less time on math -- she's less excited there -- but I'm still super happy with the work we've done.
It was great to see Josue again after a brief hiatus, but on Thursday we got right back into the swing of things as we went over decimals and fractions. Josue was excited to refresh his memory on how to add and subtract decimals and fractions. Later in the session we even talked about what he loved learning about. He reaffirmed his passion for learning more about the GED exam and the subjects that were to be on the test. It is refreshing to see that Josue is just as excited/determined about his GED as the first few weeks in the semester!
Last time, my learner and I discussed midterm election results and their implications for the future of America. We will be having an informal and fun quiz-like activity that sums up our semester next Thursday