For this class we did the egg drop. I had never done this activity before, so I did not know what to expect. When I arrived to the class I received a star (a green star). After we got into groups according to the color of the star we received. We got a box and couldn’t open onto we were settle down with our group. We went to the hallway. When we opened the box we had rubber bands, condoms, shopping bags, strings, balloons and paper. With the materials that we were given we had to protect our egg. My group decided to cover our egg with condom and many soft objects that we were given. When the Youth in Action came and took away material that we had. At first we I was upset because I thought we did a good in protecting our egg. After that we continue to use material that we had in our box. We thought our egg was going to make it which unfortunately it didn’t. When we were outside the other groups had more materials than we did. At the end my group were upset that we failed.
This activity reminded me of the Ullucci reading. The reason it reminded of this reading was because if children don’t see what they are missing until they see someone else with it. what I mean by that is that if they don’t see that are missing resources until they see these children with more resources. Many children might feel they are being set to fail, because they don’t have the resources necessary . In my opinion I didn’t know what I was missing onto I saw other people that had a better education than I had. I knew that something was missing but didn’t know how to get a hold of these resources.
I have witness that some communities get more resources than other. For example, in Rhode Island. Urban schools have less starting from textbooks and old computes. When you look at other schools they have Ipads and more technology. I remember when I was in middle school I used the same textbook my brother used and were seven years apart and these same books were still being used. The school system want children to have the same education and expect them to be successful. But how can these children have the same education without the same resources.