I have a strong willed student. You might be thinking of a few people that would fit that category. I was thinking about how discouraging it is when this student chooses not to work, falls behind, and refuses to ask for help. I’ve tried many different things to try and get this student to engage and enjoy learning. One thing I have learned is that I need to continually find things that this student does well. I need to say uplifting words and choose not to complain about all of the wrong things this student is doing. It is a challenge not to complain. But what I have learned is that if I only focus on what is driving me crazy, that is all I think about. Yet, if I am actively looking for something, anything, that is done well I am surprised at the good things I find.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
I reminded my mom that I volunteered to make that cake, and after all since it was my birthday we were celebrating, I would be decide what kind of a cake. In gest I told her that it just might be purple. Well, that didn't please my chocolate loving mother. She then said that she'd find a way to make the cake. I told her no, that I was quite capable of making a cake. I then reminded her that again, it might be purple.
Enjoy some pictures of the cake I made.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
1. Your gift can fit in the closet. Don’t go in there.
2. Four parts make the whole. In the closest are two and two are hidden elsewhere.
3. Your gift has inspired many.
4. You can enjoy this gift sitting or standing.
5. Some assembly is required.
6. Coordination will be important.
7. Four boxes of different size and shape await your curious eyes...
Clue 7 lead her into the office where I had wrapped each empty box. She had to theorize based on their size and shape as to what her gift could be.
Clue 8 was the collage which is shown below.
She played "Elise" right off the bat in a mode that shows you which key to touch and waits until you touch it. She scored a good job. Then after we came back from dinner she scored an excellent job! Perhaps in few weeks we'll post her debut video.
Monday, September 7, 2009
8th Annual World's Largest Ice Cream Social
Donate and receive a 3 oz. sample of Jack’s Creation served out of a ready-to-love pan in a Like It™ Cup. Valid only during published date and time. While supplies last. No substitutions. Limit one per customer. An estimated 85 percent of all donations in September will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.http://www.coldstonecreamery.
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Sunday, September 6, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
My given name Kyle is not found in the TNK so I was given the name Levi.
I went out and purchased a Tanak; this is a phonetic writing of TNK. TNK is an acronym for Torah (Teaching), Nevi'im (Prophets), and Ketuvim (Writings).