I volunteered at the Treasure House, which is a thrift shop that supports the Rescue Mission, a homeless shelter and soup kitchen. I helped shelf books, check movies, shelf movies, and reorganize CDs. It was amazing to get to serve in a joyful, Christian environment!
This week I helped prepare the batter for a German Apple Cake! This dessert was for Taco Thursday and was in honor of Blessed Maria Theresia Bonzel, who was from Germany and whose feast day we celebrated!
I had a great time making crepes for Taco Thursday! I helped prepare the batters and then I cooked the crepes at Campus Ministry in honor of the feast of the Presentation since crepes can resemble the swaddling clothes in which Jesus would have been wrapped during His presentation in the Temple!
I helped out with Santa's Little Village today, and it was a blast! I helped with the Christmas freeze dance and reindeer puppet station, and I has so much fun dancing with and assisting the kids!
Throughout this semester, I was able to spend over my required fifteen hours of student observation, and I enjoyed every minute of it! I learned so much through my extra observation, and I am so grateful that my Cooperating Teacher supported and encouraged all of this extra experience.
I helped give tours of Brookside, and it was incredible to learn more about the mansion, answer visitor's questions, and see parts of Brookside that I had previously never seen before!
On Halloween, I and a group of other students from USF went "trick or canning" instead of trick or treating; we made our way through several neighborhoods collecting non-perishables! We collected 157 items for the U Can Crush Hunger event, and we had an amazing time participating in the Halloween festivities while serving others!
Before Trunk or Treating, I helped decorate the EIA club car and then I got to help pass out candy to the trick-or-treaters; it was loads of fun to see all the kids in their costumes and see their smiles!
Once again, I had the opportunity to participate in "selling" popcorn with EIA at the home football game; we had a few hiccups at first since we were not provided a table, but everything worked out in the end, and we had a great time!