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April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in english, literature and language


Everyday I wake up feeling grumpy . It ‘s a brand new day , but I know nothing new will happen . It ‘s the same old school-house routine and I ‘ve grown tired of it . School can be really boring sometimes . Or maybe most of the time

One day , in one of our group works in school , an outreach program actually , we were asked to visit a home for street children . The group ‘s task was to conduct some sort of a peer tutorial session with the street children in subjects [banner_entry_middle]

like math and science . We were to teach them just the basics — addition , subtraction , the human body . Stuff like that . In the process , we were also to observe their behavior and how they respond to us . I thought to myself , great . So I ‘ll spend my whole morning with a bunch of street kids . From what I know , street kids are mostly ill-mannered . What a waste of time , I know I won ‘t get anything from it anyway . I might even get into a fight with those kids

But still I went to the home just to comply with the school requirement . I almost dragged my feet when we entered the home . The home supervisor met us at the entrance and led us to a room which she called their play area . When we opened the door , about 20 kids gleefully greeted us , Good morning , visitors ‘ I was surprised , and so were my group mates . I saw and felt the excitement of the children knowing that visitors were arriving in their home . Then they all sat down quietly , eager to listen to whatever we will be teaching them that day

My group mates and I introduced ourselves to the children and we started with the lessons right away . Good thing my group mates prepared some games that were related to the s we taught to the kids . I had so much fun , I even found myself cheering on the kids during the relay games

Time passed quickly that morning . Before we knew it , it was already time to go . As we were packing up our things , a kid approached me and said , Thank you ‘ and hugged me tightly . She smiled to me then left to join the other kids who were already in the dining area having their lunch

It was my happiest moment . I ‘ve never appreciated school activities like that before , and I ‘ve never felt appreciated like that before either . Perhaps my grumpiness has always engulfed me . Since that day at the home , I started to notice things that I never minded noticing before . I observed that my mom always smiled at me while she ‘s preparing my breakfast , and that my classmates always greeted me whenever I see them . My teachers praise me when I get A ‘s in my tests I realized there are so many beautiful things happening around me and I am surrounded with wonderful people . There are a lot… [banner_entry_footer]


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