3.12.14 FN (KP) @TACKLE
A: What are you going to miss most about these past few months at La Clase Magica?
J&M: You! The college students!
A: I’m going to miss you both too!
M: Are you going to stay the whole year or are you leaving too?
A: I’m coming back next month for a few months. I’ll have to see if I can stay the whole year.
J: And Juan too, right?
A: Yes! Do you want us to come back?
M: Yeah. Um..What grade are you in?
A: I’m in college!
M: Oh yeah, that’s why they call you the college students huh?
A: Yes, I’m actually graduating next year!
J: And then you’re going to high school? (They both laugh)
A: No (laughs), I actually want to go back to college so that I can become a teacher.
M: No! Don’t be a teacher!
A: Why not?
J: Because then you’re going to be mean!
A: I promise I’ll try to be a nice teacher.
M: But then you’re going to get married and have kids.
A: That’s still a long time from now!
J: And then you’re not going to come here anymore! You won’t have time because you’ll be too busy with your kids!
A: Well hopefully by that time, you’ll both be grown up and come here and be a college student like me at La Clase Magica.
J: No! I’m too lazy (laughs)
3.11.14 FN (AB) @Solana Beach
Also, the UGs did our best to validate cultural norms and community-based knowledge on site. We used the Kumeyaay culture and language as a spring board for learning through distinct “funds of knowledge”. In the end, the impact that the site had on me was that it changed my perspective on how I assess children, it’s not about what they learn, and it’s about how they learn. 3.12.14 FN (MM) @ TACKLE