Story Telling at UCP of Kissimmee, Florida Presented by: Melissa Gatlin Group members: Emily Danks and Joann Wettingfeld email@example.com April 23, 2010 EEX 4070
The UCP center of Kissimmee, Florida Inside one of the classrooms where we helped the children finish their coloring sheets. Inside the gym where we presented our three stories.
Our first presentation (Emily and I) Some of the wonderful and bright children we meat at the UCP center Preparing for the Little Red Riding Hood story (me-designing and painting the backboard for the story)
A Little About Me
Interest: I am interested and amazed by people from other countries, I enjoy interacting with people, looking up baby boy clothes on the computer for my son who is due in July, and reading everything I can about parenting and labor.
Hobbies: I love spending time with my family, going to the beach, walking, riding my bicycle, and watching historical themed movies.
Experience: I have been volunteering inside classrooms in Osceola County since 2007.
Longboat Key, Florida My fiancé and me
Engaging Activities Activities: Emily Danks, Joann Wettingfeld, and myself presented three interactive storytelling activities at the UCP center in Kissimmee, Florida during the month of March.
The Three Little Pigs, The Wolf’s Version of the Story, and Little Red Riding Hood
We provided two hands-on craft activities for the students.
1. coloring sheets 2. wolf stick puppets Using the props to present the story of The Three Little Pigs to their peers Me creating the backdrop for Little Red Riding Hood story
How it all began
At the beginning it was going to be Emily and myself doing the service learning project. We started talking to Joann and she had a similar idea for the learning project.
We all wanted to present in front of children, and bring to life stories.
Joann informed Emily and I about the UCP center. Both Emily and Joann went to the UCP center and spoke with the coordinator; she loved the idea. We all submitted our applications and everything fell into place.
Participant Demographics Age Range: the ages ranged from two to five. Ethnic backgrounds: Caucasian, African American, and Hispanic. Linguistic heritages: Spanish and English Exceptionalities: Down Syndrome, Cerebral palsy, Autism, emotional and behavioral disorders, and hearing impairments. Some the wonderful and bight children meat at the UCP center in Kissimmee, Florida
Reflection of your Experience
How has this experience effected me?
I am more cautious about the needs of individuals with disabilities, and now I am more aware of the different disabilities that affect the lives of individuals in my community.
What experiences had the most impact?
When the children would interact with the different props, and retell the stories for their teachers and peers. I found it amazing how the children could recall the story from the previous week.
I was disappointed and upset with how some of the teachers and staff treated the children.
Reflection of you Experience
What did you take away from the experience?
I learned so much from doing my service learning project. I now have a better understanding of how children with Down Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral palsy, emotional and behavioral disorders, and hearing impairments carryout their daily activities, and how they interact with their peers and teachers.
Reflection of you Experience
How my teaching, approaches to teaching, and insight into working with persons with special needs were impacted?
I learned that patience is key element when working with persons with disabilities. I have gained knowledge and wisdom when it comes to working and interacting with persons with disabilities. I know that as a teacher it is my responsibility to insure that each of my students receives a quality education. I will work hard to modify and accommodate my students with disabilities.
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