Friday, September 30, 2016

Photocopies Pt. 2: Electric Boogaloo

Another month gone by in the blink of an eye. A quick trip back home to San Antonio left me recharged and ready to surge forward as we tackle the ANS/CV system. This masters program has provided me with an excellent background in physiology, something I've been sorely missing. It will be an excellent foundation as I move forward into a medical career.

Volunteering this month was a little more sparse, with teacher's holidays at KIPP and long weekends preventing us from attending. I have continued to slog through the hundreds of photocopies required for weekly booklets. Since this has been my task for quite some time, I'll delve a little further into what it entails. Each grade has a new book every week designed to stretch their reading skills. It is an opportunity to read books at a higher reading level than they are used to. There are roughly 100 kids per grade, meaning each book needs to be made into 100 copies, for every week, for every grade. It should not come as a surprise that KIPP goes through almost 70,000 pieces of paper per week. Although trivial, this task takes a great burden off the teachers' backs, no longer requiring them to make the copies.

Here is a picture of me in my new favorite place, the copy room, with all my copies. 

September Hours -
KIPP - 6

Total Hours - 20

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