Essay on A Letter

Submitted By zakiya19
Words: 346
Pages: 2

Zakiya Jones
Weinstein
Anthropology
4/15/13

First, I’d like to begin by saying, one would think working in a children’s day care center with four year olds would be a piece of cake. My assumption was all I would have to do was play with them a little, help pass out the snacks and put them down for a nap afterwards. To say that was the complete opposite is an understatement. During my volunteering I learned about different cultures, different world views, and different languages. I also bonded with a lot of different children and learned to obtain a trait I never really knew I lacked: patience. Walking into the day care on my first day, I was very intimidated. Now that I think about it I don’t know why because it was full of four year olds but I guess it’s just because I didn’t know what to expect from this experience. When I got there, I met Miss. Adrianna and Miss. Kate who both told me that the lady “in charge” Miss. Edwards was not in yet but would be there shortly. When she finally arrived I had already been there for about 20 minutes. When she came up to me I expected her to give me a list of things we would do for the time I was there and what my responsibilities were. But she told me I could not stay because of my appearance. She said my outfit wasn’t appropriate for the environment we were in. As I looked down at my sweater and ripped jeans, and then around at the other teachers I realized that they didn’t have the skin of their legs showing through…