“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.”
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.
These are the best books ever. I wanna buy Perfect Chemistry, that way I can own them all and keep them forever and read them when I’m older. Now sadly, reality has struck me. I have nothing else to look forward to now.
Some Boys by Patty Blount – A story of a teen in high school bullied and ostracized for crying rape and accusing the oh-so-popular school lacrosse star and of sexually abusing her. Who believes her? Is she telling the truth? Or is she just a “lying slut” because ZAC says so?
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: