Our students were greeted at the CFSA building with a wonderful breakfast treat and lots of catching up together. We circled up to talk about our collaboration and to study for our vocabulary quiz. Immediately following this review, we were graced with a powerful and fun public speaking workshop run by several representatives from Deloitte. [...]
Week two was wonderful. In English the students began identifying literary elements (mood, tone, simile, metaphor, symbolism, and imagery) in the short story “Salvation” by Langston Hughes. They also studied the meaning of connotative and denotative words concentrating on the term “salvation.” Our instructor helped the students learn to draw a parallel between the salvation that Langston Hughes described and their own understanding of “salvation.”
We were all so excited to begin the second immersion at the George Washington University. Mentor training on July 5 and 6 went very well. Thank you to our wonderful board members, Susan Barker Clem and Wayne Clem for the delicious home made dinner on Saturday night. Check in for students was smooth on July 7 and the casual pizza dinner was relaxed and fun. Important safety information was discussed in the evening as well as the daily schedule, academics and expectations.