The month of November at KIPP started off like any other.
My fellow classmate and I were selected for a task that was deemed to be of the utmost importance. We were required to identify and subsequently organize the massive library of books denoted to the 5th graders. While the task seemed of little consequence to me, the perpetual showering of praise by several members of the faculty painted a clear picture of the importance of my role. I estimate that my classmate and I sorted through over 200 books during this past month. Each was labeled appropriately based on reading level, registered, and organized accordingly. However, as I sorted though the books, I couldn’t help but be reminded of my own childhood. Dozens of the books held in my hand brought back vivid memories of my time in my own elementary school. I was even surprised to see a few of my modern favorites such as “Nature”, by Ralph Waldo Emerson and “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius! I truly hope that the students will take advantage of the wonderful stories and invaluable knowledge housed in that library. I am very pound to acknowledge that the small time spent at KIPP could in time have a profound impact on the students in the years to come. To add to this wonderful feeling of accomplishment, my classmate and I were rewarded with a delightful batch of brownies for are troubles this month; they could only be described as a flavorful explosion of succulent variation.
8 hours completed in the month of November
Total of 28 hours completed