Today students started with a lovely brunch and then half of the students travelled to Danbury Mall for the trip-of-the-day to retrieve necessary essentials for Week 3. The Danbury Mall Trip was so popular that two busses needed to be sent to help all students meet their needs. When they returned, students were required to clean their dorm rooms, making sure that they were abiding by all Residential Life policies and habits for on-campus living.
Since it is the last day of Week 2, in honor of our “Assist Yourself” theme, we asked some students to reflect upon a number of different questions. Here are their responses below:
Q: What is a strategy or tool you have learned about this past week that you plan to use to help yourself be a better student next year?
A: Learning how to properly read a textbook by first pre-reading, reading, then rereading. I think this will help me next year because I will be able to retain more information than I have before. - Cannon C.
A: At The Forman Summer program, I was taught strategies and tools to accommodate my learning differences. In my Language Arts class Ms. Chen taught me tools on how to write structure paragraphs and essays. - Ethan A.
A: I found that two column notes can be a helpful way to take notes and also helped with remembering the information later. - Lark
A: How to prioritize things! I used to struggle with when and in what order to do things and I feel I have learned how to decide what to do first. - Sophia
A: The learning technique I will take back with me after summer school is, how to make a smart goal. - Shelby
Q: What has been your favorite part of Week 2 and why?
A: Playing Nuke ‘em with my friends because it was a game I had played before. I’m happy I got the chance to play it with new people. It was very competitive and a lot of fun. -- Cannon C.
A: Activities have been my favorite thing about camp but if I had to choose just one to be my favorite I would choose horseback riding. - Maxine
A: My favorite part during week 2 was Ms. Chen’s class because she inspires me to write more by her stories that she tells in class. She taught me how to take the key words from directions and turn it into an introduction sentence. - Ethan A.
Q: What do you think makes Forman Summer different from any other summer program you previously attended?
A: I think that The Forman summer program was different from every other that I have been to because I am able to learn and keep my brain motivated during the summer without having to be stressed with school work. The afternoon is also one of my favorite parts of the day because I am able to spend time with my friends while doing my favorite activities.- Ethan A.
A: I have never been to any other summer program but Forman has been very helpful. I have got the chance to meet new people and I am actually having fun in the classes which is new for me. - Cannon C.