Schools of Hope: Fostering a Passion for Learning
March 18th, 2011
A few days ago students in UCOM's Schools of Hope after school tutoring program were treated to the pinnacle of elementary school revelry; an in class pizza party. The students had earned the right to have the party because of their hard work and good behavior. Before the party the students were given a choice: they could either watch a movie as a group or play games together. The movie won out and everyone settled in to watch. However, after a while a strange thing happened. Several of the students approached their teacher, Ms. Katie, and asked if they could do something else: "We just want to read Ms. Katie." said the students, "Can't we just go read?" So off the students went to a quiet corner of the room and sat and read while the rest of the class watched a movie.