During the day at Bridge, I take on many roles in and out of the classroom. Inour morning game sharks and minnows, I am a minnow swiftly trying to avoid
being tagged by a swarm of fifth grade sharks. After the game I am master
"mike-a-chu" the highest evolved form of the popular Pokemon character
Pikachu. A fifth grader named Zack gave me this nick name and it spread like
wild fire. At break I am also the villain of the four square courts and self
proclaimed best four square player in the world. When one of the campers
manages to get me out, it is quite the spectacle. All of them cheer in
excitement as I walk to the back of the line to get back in. Juan hasn't let
me forget about last Tuesday when he hit the ball through my legs to get me out.
At snack I make the drink which I specialize in: Arnold Palmers (alsoknown as lemonade and iced tea). Raul is sure to give me his professional
opinion every single day. Sometimes it is too "watery" and sometimes it
his new favorite drink. On Fridays I am team captain in math jeopardy
competing against other teacher assistants scoring points for my team, and
sharing in the delights of the grand prize Ms. K's muffins. During math
class I am a tutor helping the students realize their potential in math and
solving algebra equations. In everything that I do, I remember I am a role
model to the students.
I remember being their age looking up to my two older brothers thinking they
were the definition of cool. I wanted to be just like them. Middle school is
a crucial time in life. It is where kids start to develop their own set values
and become their own person. I strive to provide Bridge students with a good
example of a hard-working student and a community, even if that community is a
four-square court, leader.