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Saturday, December 21, 2013


December 18, 2013 was a big day for my brother.  He graduated magna cum laude from the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University!  It's impossible not to be proud!  It's time for him to make his mark on the world.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Hacking the School Schedule

Today Whitney Houg, Breanna Timmons and I hacked our school schedule by traveling to each others favorite classes! This is Whitney's welding class!

Thursday, December 12, 2013


BIG questions.....see our work! (Here!)

Literary Circles: Great Expectations

I read Great Expectations by Charles Dickens in a group with Allyson Brown, Miki Kagawa, Rachel Shedd, Brenna McNamara, and Rebecca Aldrich.  We all had different jobs, mine was to find historical and literary references and to research them for their relevance to the book.

Page 6- "He was a mild, good-natured, sweet-tempered, easy-going, foolish dear fellow - a sort of Hercules in strength, and also in weakness.

Page 10- "Some medical beast had revived Tar-water in those days as a fine medicine, and Mrs Joe always kept a supply of it in the cupboard."

Page13- "I knew my way to the Battery, pretty straight, for I had just been down there on Sunday with Joe."

Page 17- "I fully expected to find a Constable in the kitchen, waiting to take me up."

Page 20- "Wopsle said grace with theatrical declamation - as it now appears to me, something like a religious cross of the Ghost in Hamlet with Richard the Third.

Page 34- "...he would probably have excommunicated the whole expedition."

Page 86- "...and carrying a basket like the Great Seal of England in plaited straw."

Page 93- "I was pulling the bellows for Joe, and we were singing Old Clem, and when the thought..."

Page 133- "...and felt rather like Mother Hubbard's dog whose outfit required the services of so many trades."

Page 217- "The Queen of Denmark, a very buxom lady..."

Page 218- "Lastly, Ophelia was a prey to such slow musical madness..."

Page 219- "The joy attended Mr Wopsle through his struggle with Laertes on the brink of the orchestra and the grave..."

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Big Question Continued....

Why are people so afraid to make mistakes when we can learn from them?
In this Ted Talk, Diana Laufenberg, explains how learning from mistakes is a better way for kids to learn in the common curriculum system.