4-H: Tying the Knot with ASPIRE Students
Sinajana, GUAM – On March 31, 2017, the 4-H Youth Development
Program visited C.L. Taitano Elementary School for ASPIRE. ASPIRE is an “After School Program for Instructional Remediation and Enrichment,
” it is a supplemental instructional program that offers both advanced instruction and remediation in the areas of English Language Arts, Math and other selected subjects after regular school hours. The students have undertaken their first day in Fisheries with the day’s Life Skill of learning to learn. Learning to learn is the evaluation, and using of information; understanding the methods and skills for learning. The importance of this Life Skill is for the students to begin acquiring the necessary skills to acquire information. By encouraging the students to ask questions and use their resources to discover new things our program is shaping the minds of these young children to become inquisitive individuals in school, the workplace and the community. To encourage the kids to practice this Life Skill 4-H taught them about the different types of fishing techniques such as spear fishing, netting, angling / rod n’ reel, trapping, and hand gather.
The fun began with incorporating the day’s life skill activity of – knot tying. Each student was given a rope and instructions on different ways of knot tying. Although the activity was a nit difficult for the students, it required them to ask questions, focus on the directions and focus on the information in order to be capable of grasping the knowledge and skills surrounding them.