Post Written By: Abi NixonYear: Senior
Major(s): Middle Childhood-Early Adolescent Education
Minor(s): General Science
"Breakthrough is a memory that I will always have in my life. It has shown me that there is a group of scholars who mean business when it comes to education. That there is a group of future teachers who will be amazing teachers one day, that show that they care about who you are as a individual and want you to succeed in live. Who never gives up on you. That's why I love Breakthrough." -Germain
This picture is of my college (Brown College) playing Predator Prey. At Breakthrough, on Friday afternoon, we do Friday activities instead of classes. This model helps students end their week on a high note and want to come back to Breakthrough on Monday refreshed and ready to learn! Predator Prey is basically a strategic game of tag. Brown College played Predator Prey very well and ended up never getting tagged by any predators!
Students get to go to Yo-Time everyday to relax and participate in an activity of their choosing. One of our most popular Yo-Times is hair braiding. I learned a whole bunch of new ways to braid my hair this summer. I also got henna and my nails done during Yo-Time too! Another popular Yo-Time is dodgeball!
One really neat experience my students had this summer was going on a college visit to St. John's and St. Ben's. For many students, this was their first experience seeing a college. Breakthrough does a great job of taking students to many diverse colleges throughout their six year Breakthrough experience. The picture on the right is the speaker from St. Ben's telling the students six things that all students need to experience during their college career to have a successful life after college. During my time at UW-L, I have experienced all six things that make up a great college experience!
This Saturday, all of my students' hard work this summer will come to fruition in the form of Celebration! Celebration is a time for students to show to their family members and other people all the hard work that they have done this summer. Many Breakthrough classes created some sort of act for the students to perform on stage at Celebration! My science students will be singing "Love is a Solution" (a parody of Frozen's "Love is an Open Door"). Also, my American Sign Language Class will be preforming an ASL ABC poem that they wrote! It is going to be a great way to end the summer!
Thanks to all who read my blog and allowed me to share these amazing memories!