The Oscars, but for homemade commercials In my business/technology class, we just started our ad campaign. It's this project where we have to create a bunch of stuff for our fake company, including a commercial. My teacher told us that at the end of all of it, three awards will be given out to each… Continue reading Tales of freshman year: volume III
Every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, my entire high school (of 400 something people) gathers in the auditorium for announcements/worship/speaker/whatever crazy scheme the adults come up with. Usually, it's a recipe for comfortable mundaneness, but on occasion, it creates some pretty funny moments. A lot of the time it results from the principal's wry sense of… Continue reading Snippets from school assemblies
I have come to comfortable terms with the fact that I am a ninth grader, but it STILL dumbfounds me that I'm a high schooler. And it's been a solid three months now. Maybe it's because my brain has been so busy doing other stuff. Like daydreaming and sleeping and oh yea: learning. I feel when… Continue reading What I’ve learned so far this school year
Right now in geometry class, we're doing proofs, and honestly, I highly doubt anybody will ever have to use what we're learning after they graduate college. Unless he or she becomes a mathematician and wins a Nobel prize (jk: there's no Nobel for math). For example, my sister is a fashion designer, and the only… Continue reading How school actually applies to real life
I did not like my second grade teacher. AT ALL. The funny thing is, my mom had requested for me to be in her class. After she saw how poorly it turned out, she promised to never do it again. And it's been great. For the past few years, I've had tons of great teachers.… Continue reading What makes a good teacher?
These following quotes are from the book Enter Title Here. It's a good reminder for everyone, but especially for students. "Why do you think I care about smartness or specialness? No, I don't care about that. All I care about is that you become everything you can be. If you were only smart enough to dig ditches,… Continue reading A reminder
I love the word "miscellaneous." (But obviously not enough. I had to check to make sure I spelled it right. Which I didn't. I used an "i" instead of the second "e.") It's so useful for when you don't have a whole post's worth of words about several tiny things individually, so you just smash… Continue reading Miscellaneous thoughts for back to school