A few weeks ago, American Flatbread hosted a Benefit Bake to bring awareness to our program. And an added bonus…at the Benefit Bake, every flatbread that’s ordered sends some dough ($$!) our way! Thank you to American Flatbread for supporting your community and having delicious food. Thank you to the mentors, students, families, and community members who went out to support us with flatbread! See you all next year?
If you could go back in time and change something that
happened in the past few weeks, what would you change and how would you change it?
Answer: If i could time travel i would travel back to Comic-Con. I would be outside of the building next to the door, I walk inside, but carefully to not cause a shift reaction or paradox. As soon as people don’t see two Joe’s walking i blend into the crowd of other comic con people. They don’t notice because they are busy looking at books. I bump into my past self and i grab him by the the shoulders and pull him into a dark corner and say to him: “Dude listen! whatever you do look at the prices of the things you want to buy first. Dad will get super peeved off if you max out your credit card to much”. Then I push him back into the comic con crowd and warp back to the future.Moral: Check the price first and financial planning.
Answer: If i went back in time it would be into an alley so people wouldn’t see me walk into Papa John’s two times. Past me goes into papa johns. I take a bus to ECHO center and go look at cool animals. I am in two places at once. Then I have all this time on my hands. I walk around and get to see new buildings, get to go to a comedy club. I’m multitasking. Moral: be productive, try to eat healthy and see new sites.
When do you think you need more mentor support? When do you think you can be more independent?
I think I need more mentor support for really hard questions and for moral support. When the exam happens if it is too stressful I would like you guys to help me out. A Petco adventure would be fun if I could go check it out. It would be nice to have someone to go with me. I want to get up when it’s daytime without my alarm but at the same time, my alarm helps. I want to organize my notes and put sticks but mentor help would be nice. Maybe an independent action would be going into the living well rooms and learning what they do.
Andrew dressed up for Halloween his first semester at UVM
When do you think you need more mentor support?
I would like help taking notes during class and for homework with my textbook.
I want help with my discussions on blackboard.
I want help organization with emails and blackboard.
When do you think you can be more independent?
I would like to buy foods at the Marche or other places by myself.
I like to walk by myself, but to meet my friends and mentors. What is something that made you feel good or proud so far this semester?
I have been eating healthy, drinking skim milk and green smoothies. I have been using very little sugar too.
I have been happy with the reading, and the class business savvy.
I listen in the class and do lots of homework.
I like doing sports and being active this semester: soccer, basketball, and working out.
I feel good about being with the mentors and friends: playing pool, foosball in Brennans, playing sorry, and playing cards.
The new place that I went to lunch last week was Given Bistro. I’ve never been there before so I went to try it out. The sandwich that I had for lunch was cheddar cheese. It was so tasty. I would recommend for the first years to go there for lunch during independent time or with a mentor. Other places I would like to go is downtown or take the bus to Barnes and Noble.
Something that makes me proud is that I am making new friends in the program. That is making me proud because I like making new friends in the program. It makes me happy because I can stay in touch with them. If they have a good or bad day in school I am here for them as friend. I like making new friends because I get along with people and I know how to be here for them. To make a new friend, you can ask them on the first day of school or in class, “Would you like to be my friend?” To me, a good friend is someone who is trusting, supportive, and kind.
Rachel taking a selfie with new and old friends (Mads, Erin, and Grace)
This year we are encouraging students to reflect on their college experience by working on journal entries. These journals will serve as an opportunity for students to recognize their strengths, their accomplishments, and their goals for their time at UVM and beyond. The first reflection is due at the end of September, and over the next few weeks we will be posting quotes and videos from the student’s reflections!
First up is new student Erin Watson, a wonderfully friendly face and optimistic woman! She is only 4 weeks into the semester and she looks right at home at UVM!
(Even if she is wearing a St. Mikes shirt in this clip…)
First clip: “What is something you are proud of?”
Second clip: “When can you use more mentor support and when could you be more independent?”