Student Information

Student Name

Leslie Guevara




Internship Information

Company/Organization: Dr. John Grieco Elementary School

Mentor(s):Elizabeth Rosa

Topic of Internship

One Way Language Immersion

Background Information

Dr. John Grieco Elementary School is a public school in the Englewood Public School District that was opened on December 11, 2008. The school consists of grades K-3. In the school’s opening ceremony special tribute was paid to Dr. John Grieco, after whom the school is named, by former Englewood Superintendent Carol Lisa, as well as Grieco’s daughters, Andrea and Joy. The new school was opened more than four years after the voters of Englewood approved a referendum which permitted the initiation of a $46,000,000 school construction and improvement program. The construction program was the result of a major initiative by Dr. Grieco.

Summary of Internship

During my internship, I assist Ms. Rosa, a One Way Language Immersion teacher, in her class. My responsibilities include checking homework,making copies, and working with children who need extra help. I have already learned about the different behaviors that differentiate the children in the classroom. I am receiving an early hands-on experience in teaching and find that it is not as easy as it appears to be. It is hard trying to keep children focused for a long period of time and it is very stressing, but at the end of the day it is all very rewarding.

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