The Tao of Wu

“I think most of my approach to life has been like that, to find order in chaos, to be in the middle of a bunch of things happening at the same time, but find focus. I strive to be like the sun sitting in the middle of the solar system with all the planets spinning around it–millions of things going on. It’s just sitting there being the sun, but exerting gravitational effect on everything. I think man should look at himself that way. Similarly to the sun or to the nucleus of an atom, and all the confusing things going on around him are okay as long as he’s staying focused on what he’s doing as long as he’s being himself.”

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Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

Pair this with “The Great Gatsby.” Does art have meaning after war? Does life? Meet two male protagonists that struggle to create meaning in their lives after their war experience.

#abstractart #longisland Thanks, Alex for recommendation!

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald –  A scandalous love affair that takes place in New York City during the Roaring 20′s. Jay Gatsby, grew up from nothing but made it his job to accumulate riches in the hopes that he can win his lost love Daisy Buchanan, a married rich woman that sees herself in between two men.

Keyboarding Competition

For the next 6 weeks, grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 will be practicing keyboarding. We will be using Dance Mat Typing for our course and Nitrotype to race and check our words per minute each week. We will also bring in work to type up and test how much we can type in 30 minutes. Go to the Thingink for all the links.

At the last session of each week, I am asking grades 3-5 to take this survey to record each student’s progress: