Date: 07 July - 08 August 2003 Pictures from Leslie's classroom, school, dorm/apartment, and Bryan's visits. (I apologize for having all of 4 pictures with me in them.)
- dorm room pan
Wide-angle shot of my bedroom, Candace's side mostly. But you can see my pretty computer.
Hannah, another bound for the Bay Area, sitting on my bed. Note the familiar sarong on the wall. That thing has 1001 uses.
- Candace creates
My roommate Candace, making a late-night poster on geometry in our living room.
- lunch line
The first thing that greets us when we exit our dorm at 6:30 every morning: a line of boxed lunches. I can never look a turkey sandwich in the face again.
- diana jen and red lunch bags
Diana and Jen, two more for the Bay, modeling our ubiquitous red TFA lunch bags.
- bus 7am
On the bus, 7 am, bound for Markham Middle School.
The "hallway" at Markham. The campus is all open to the air. Teachers straggle in.
- posters paragraph
Back wall of our classroom, featuring some posters I made on parts of a paragraph.
- posters front of room
The front corner of class, with more posters.
- Camille prepares
Camille, one of our collaborative, gets ready before her full day of teaching.
And now, our students. This is Willie.
- nutrition break
Enter the students. This is actually from the midmorning break, ironically called "nutrition." But the only thing I've ever seen the kids eat is hot and spicy cheetos.
- nutrition break 2
nutrition break 2
- ms momeny s lit group
ms. momeny's lit group
- Yazmin and Michael
Yazmin and Michael
- Arielle and Esmeralda
Arielle and Esmeralda
- Michael 2
- Ms Carter in action
Ms. Carter in action
- Ms Williams lit group
Ms. Williams lit group
- Esmeralda and Janet
Esmeralda and Janet (who does not want her picture taken)
- Esmeralda and Janet 2
Esmeralda and Janet 2
- Class group
Ms. Carter's lit group
- teachers lounge
In a few moments of spare time, we relax in the teachers' lounge.
- Ariel CMA
Ariel, our CMA (corps member adviser). She's just completed her two-year TFA commitment teaching English in LA, and she plans to keep teaching.
Le, one of the members of my 12-person CMA group (don't even try keeping all the groups straight). She's eating lunch during one of our "synthesis sessions" that take place when teaching ends every day.