My name is Cara Orlinsky, and I am a student at the University of La Verne.
I am majoring in Educational Studies. I grew up in Pasadena, California with my family and just graduated from Citrus College. I have always known I w anted to be a teacher from the time I was a child. I have a deep passion for teaching and helping children, so I definitely want to teach the younger kids at Elementary school age. I love learning all I can about children, education, and ways I can become a great teacher. My biggest goal is to become a teacher who makes a difference in the lives of my students. I am so excited to become a teacher and look forward to all the fun ways I can help children learn. My favorite grade in school was second, so that is a grade I would love to teach.
I have volunteered helping children from the time I was in middle school and nothing brings me greater joy than when I see a student learn and understand concepts I have taught them. I have volunteered many summers at my local library for their summer reading program where I help children select appropriate reading level books, get them excited about reading, help them to improve their reading, and then listen to their oral book reports and distribute awards. I have always found this to be a particularly fun and rewarding program and I love volunteering for it.
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Literacy is a very important issue to me. I love reading and helping to encourage a love for reading in children. I love hearing the children tell me about the books they've read. I love the excitement in children who are eager to tell me about the stories they've read, and I love encouraging and helping the children who are shy and nervous to come out of their shells. I have also had the privilege to volunteer with children in the arts and love seeing their creativity and just how much can be learned through art. I have had the joy of interacting with children in educational play…from children pretending they are the president running the country to buying fake products in a play grocery store. It is amazing to see how much children learn through play and I highly recognize this importance. Through my classes at Citrus College, I have been able to observe different Elementary School classes and gained a greater understanding of the teacher's role in the education of their students. I have always valued education and hope to instill my great love for learning in my students. In my spare time I enjoy photography, playing with my Devon Rex cats, spending time with family, and coming up with fun and creative ideas for my future classroom!
"One child, one teacher, one pen, and one book can change the world."
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