We had some strange weather here during this second week. It was completely cloudy on Tuesday and just after snack time some of the TAs and I pushed all the tables inside. Just before lunchtime it started to pour! Of course, the students did not see the rain as hindering their playtime but as something else to play with. For most of the students however, we turned on a movie at lunch and they all gathered around at the rare event.
My favorite lunchtime activity by far is sitting with my family group: talking, laughing, joking and of course eating. It is so wonderful to hear them talk so excitedly about their classes, to see them run up to me with a question, a secret, or just a 'hello.' It was so hard to get them to talk the first few days because they were quiet and needed some time to adjust. Although it is only the second week, they are already bursting with conversation and enthusiasm about their favorite classes.
This is why I choose to come back to Bridge this year- not only to challenge myself to be able to improvise with lunch time and everything else we have to organize, but to watch the students grow. It's great to see the students grow academically, socially, mentally, with their peers, their TAs, their family leaders and myself. I came to Bridge this year to gain six more new friends and to strive to get to know each and every student. I work Peninsula Summer Bridge because I want to be amazed every day by what each student can do.