End of the (School) Year

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Recuerda esto: Practica un poquito, espero que tengas un buen verano, no te olvides que estamos aqui!

Despedida De Clase

Ha llegado el final de año,
es momento de despedida,
recordaré con alegría
su amor, su cariño y sonrisa.

En el alma tendré grabados,
donde maduraron mis sueños,
porque aprendi desde pequeño
de la escuela y de mis maestros.

Crayones, guardapolvos blancos,
y dibujando garabatos,
haciendo collares de plumas,
y hasta actuando en los escenarios.

Los pizarrones y recreos,
los trabajos y los cuadernos,
los libros y los compañeros,
me quedarán en el recuerdo.

Mi escuela, hoy tengo que dejarte
y emprenderé un nuevo camino,
pero tendré siempre presente
que fuiste quien guió mi destino.

Todos mis queridos maestros,
los que acompañaron mis sueños,
¡Les digo gracias y hasta siempre!
¡Serán parte de mis afectos!

Todos los derechos reservados.
Copyright © 11 de Noviembre 2012 by Arjona Delia

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Frida y Diego

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 Last Friday I went to the Frida and Diego Exhibit at the High Museum.  This is the first exhibit were their work was shown together.  And it was such a wonderful exhibit!

 Diego Rivera was a Mexican muralist, very active in the Mexican Communist Party and the Mexican Revolution. Frida, his wife, was a self-taught painter who mastered the self-portrait and portrayed her reality through her paintings. Their marriage, like their work was tumultuous and had different periods, ups and downs.  But they both continued to remain devoted to one another, in their own ways.

 I would highly recommend a visit to the exhibit! You won’t regret it.

 

 

Expect the Unexpected

When I started this tutoring journey (February 2011) I had no idea where it would take me.  I just knew that tutoring Spanish and helping others is what I wanted to do.  Since that time, I have taught very young children, adolescents, high school students, college students and adults.  I have learned just as much (if not more) as my students (i.e. learning styles, how to teach children, different methods of tutoring, etc.)  I have also learned an abundance of information about education.

As many may know, education choices (for the schooling of children) are seemingly broad and many.  There are schools for the arts, the public school system, private schools, homeschooling, and (something new I’d never heard of before) Cyber School.  Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to work with children of different education backgrounds, most recently a home-school group.  This group has been a pleasure to teach and they seem all around excited about learning and happy.  That itself is a beautiful thing.  I can recall my middle school days, how unpleasant they were and how cruelly I was treated by my fellow students.  I’m not saying that treatment goes on in every public middle school, but in my experience, I was miserable and by the time high school came around I was more than ready to leave the public school system.  In ninth grade, made the transition from public to private education and although it was tough (very), I was much happier there than I had ever been before.

Now, however, after my teaching my home-school class (and seeing some of my family members have success with home-schooling) I find myself being gradually pulled in that direction.  Seeing how happy my current students are it seems natural to have children learn at home, where you the parent knows your child is in a safe and happy environment and you supervise (or closely monitor) their education.  Granted, I don’t know all the ups and downs of a home-school education and I don’t have any children (yet).  And, I’m certain many of my family members and friends would be surprised to hear these musings, but I believe that an education is VERY important–so this is surely something to think about!