Today, we went to Hermitage Cat Shelter. Our task's were to clean the wall and cat cubbies. Three of us cleaned the litter boxes with the pooper scooper. One of us cleaned the bathroom. We cleaned out the cat food cans outside. One of us picked up the trash around the shelter. We played with older cats. We had fun at the cat shelter. A cat named Orange Tail likes to follow us around the shelter and likes to sneak out with us to the lobby. Anna calls him "Creeper" because he follows us and tries to creep out behind us. You can see his picture below.
Today we worked at Desert Survivors. We put plants into bigger pots. We put the plants into 5 gallon pots this time. We also mixed the soil with lava rock. Lava rock helps the water to drain from the pot. Today we worked with Daniel because David was gone. Daniel told us that his favorite flower is the fairy duster (see picture below). Next, we folded brochures. We did this because they are having a plant sale on Saturday, July 9th for members and on Saturday, July 16th for people who aren't members. Daniel gave us a tour of the retail area. We checked to make sure the water spouts were on.
We were at UCP and one of the tasks we did was sweeping, we
cleaned the kitchen, cleaned the bathroom, watered plants, cleaned up puddles of rain water, took out trash to the dumpster, we picked up trash cans from the street, raked outside, and cleaned windows. We got lots of praise from employees of UCP about our hard work.
Today was a good day because we got to stay close to UCP and ride the city bus. It was kind of relaxing, we didn't have to do actual work. While the bus was here we got to learn about how to ride the bus the proper way and we saw people get confused when the bus didn't stop for them. Riding the bus was so much fun. It was kind of sad that Michelle missed the bus ride, it would of been fun if she was with us.
Today at the Cat Shelter
We did a lot of tasks and one of them was to clean the bathroom. We cleaned out the cat litter boxes, cleaned cat shelves, swept the floor, took out the trash, and cleaned out cat food cans. One of the students favorite part was seeing Duchess (black cat below) again and we got to meet a new one named June Bug (tabby cat below) and even got a lick from her.
We also went to go play with the kittens as an award for working so hard. There were only 3 left after the kitten shower but they were still adorable to play with. We were sad that there weren't more kittens but that is good because that means they went to good homes. That doesn't mean there won't be more because there are still 30 to 40 kittens in the back of the shelter that are still too young to be adopted.
We worked at UCP and one of our task was to clean windows, water plants, cleaned doors, swept and mopped the floor, we took the trash out and we found out listening to music helps us focus, we worked as a team. Each one of us had a favorite task and one of them was to water plants, cleaning the windows, bring in the trash cans off the curb.
We went to Live Theatre Workshop,
We had to organize the kids costumes we did the scarfs, shirts, pants, While 3 of them had to get all of the trash bags organized one of them had to organize so office supplies. then all 4 of us went to take all of us took them to the big dumpster.
One of us went to do some stocking of snacks and drinks.
2 of us cleaned the mirrors in the makeup room while the other student swept the makeup room, one of us cleaned the bathroom.
Today we went to Desert Survivors
We potted some plants, we also got to fix some tires. One of the students favorite part was to put the plants into bigger pots.
It was nice to have gloves so our fingernails wouldn't get gross.
Also got to experience putting air in tires and patch holes. It was really HOT and it was nice to work in the shade for the second half.
Today we learned how to do planting at Desert Survivors. We also learned about soil preparation. We were up potting plants into bigger pots. It's important to pull weeds and to make sure you have the proper watering system. Some of us liked working outside and some of us didn't. Some people liked playing with dirt and getting their hands dirty others didn't like it so much.
David was really nice and fun to work with.
Today the Green Group went to Live Theatre Workshop, so we can learn what we are going to do for the next few weeks. We found out that movies and Theatre are pretty similar. Also we learned what each job is and how hard each one is and what it takes to put on a Play. We can try on the costumes for fun. It was fun, Stephen was really polite and nice as we went around during the tour. It was pretty loud because there were kids there for a summer camp.
A time when I tried to give up was when I was playing dodgeball in PE at my high school I tried to hit someone with dodgeball but I missed and I got out but I kept on trying and after that I felt really good about myself.
I almost gave up on doing my geometry homework, and I was “I can’t do this!” So I gave myself 5 minutes to chill out. Then I got up and said “Hey Anna, go and ask your dad for help on your geometry homework!” I didn’t give up on the geometry homework, because I knew that my homework was due the next day and I wanted to get a good grade in class.
A time I wanted to give up was when I was cleaning my room. I didn't give up because if I did, my mom and dad would think that I'm a bad girl. I like to listen to what people tell me, so I finished cleaning my room. I felt really good when my room was clean, because when my room is dirty, I feel like I'm dirty too.