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one month & counting… January 26, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Alexis Wilkinson @ 12:11 pm
“so take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every 60 seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back!”
learning experiences : so this week in TC we discussed to hurried child and how stressful it is on a child to be overscheduled! we watched an episode of Supernanny about these kids who had like 9 afterschool activites a week and they were all under the age of 10! it was ridiculous b/c you could really tell it was impacting the children’s behavior, sleeping patterns, and school work. they were out of control and had no structure in their lives b/c they were constantly driving from one activity to the next. we also did a book in a day and i read the one about children growing up & my chapter was about teenagers growing up and going through puberty and that “awkward stage!” it also discussed the effects of masturbation and incest on a the growing child!
observations/current issues(at DFHS): since break has been over i have noticed that teachers have piling on the homework! couldn’t they just keep a steady pace of the same amount of hw throughout the school year, instead of giving us very little 1st semester and a butt load 2nd semester!!! i mean i have a job and other stuff i do outside of school…dance, friends. its really hard to deal with that change when im used to something else! teachers r stressing us out! its our senior year, i know we’re not supposed to slack off too much, but come one they give us a little slack! i have so many major projects going on right now i can’t keep up!
read alouds: sara von read an adorable poem called “when you thought i wasn’t looking!” it was about a child who notices all the stuff adults in there lives that really make a huge impact…i.e. praise, reward.

 

in sickness & in health. January 15, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Alexis Wilkinson @ 2:26 am

“it is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” -Aristotle

this week i was out sick on monday and tuesday. it was awful! my back ws killing me all day on sunday so bad it hurt my neck and legs! i woke up monday morning and literally could not walk! my mom didn’t know what was wrong with me so we went to the doctor and they said i had all the symptoms of mono…so they tested me for mono and strep throat. i didn’t have either but the doctor told me to take it easy and just stay in bed for the next day or two. i hate missing school because when i come back i have to make up so much and i get really behind. but im really happy its a 4 day week and its the end of the semester so alot of teachers are giving us busy/easy work.

this week at school ive noticed alot of people have been out sick! strep is starting to go around so people need to stay healthy and stay away from sick people….all the usual stuff…wash your hands,etc. also alot of seniors exempted their senior exams so alot of them didn’t come to school! and also the 4×4 seniors have left so there are now less students at our school. im also really sad that my guidance counselor mrs. turner is leaving! she was a really good person to talk to & she helped me alot through school and really helped out with all my college applications!

“Race to the Top Assessment Program”

http://www.ed.gov/programs/racetothetop-assessment/index.html

this assessment program has set aside $350 million for schools to develop their next generation of assessments…hopefully this will help schools chose what assessments should be made for each students and how they should go about acheiving success because success is #1 in education:] its important that each child receives the proper education!

halee read a poem called “teachers” this week… it was so sweet! it was a student who wrote it for there teacher. halee said she wants to be a teacehr like the one the poem was written about. she said she wants to be that teacher that her students love and make them feel good…i agree with her!:]

 

after break… January 11, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Alexis Wilkinson @ 1:39 am

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

-Dr. Suess

so this week was our first week back & i can’t believe i was at school! on the first day back i was like…really im here right now! because ive been so used to sleeping in all break. this week back was pretty relaxed in class! we continued presenting our life line presentatons & those were really cute to get to see everyone’s baby pictures:] on wednesday i was late because i had an eye doctor exam. and on friday it was supposed to snow but it didn’t so we made it snow in Mrs. J’s room! and we had sonic for breakfast…it was awesome! it almost felt like a real snow day until second block when i had to go to calculus:/

this week in school everyone has been so dead…including the teachers! you could tell no one really wanted to be back… i know i didn’t & on top of all that i had a bunch of projects and work due that i forgot over break! so first week back wasv very stressful for me & i had dance for the first time in 2 weeks and i was sooo sore!

Dutch Fork’s New ID Policy

is a bit ridiculous! its cool b/c u get until second block to get an id and all but if you dont get one by then…even if they dont give u one u get an afterschool!