Monthly Archives: March 2013

Christmas Break

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Over Christmas break a few people from my organization and I went to Florida to help volunteer at Give Kids the World.  It is an organization that works with Make a Wish Foundation and lets kids with a terminal illness and their families stay for a week in a hotel/village.  In the village, there are many things to do.  Some of the things is swim at their heated pool, play in the arcade room, ride the train, play on the play ground, make a ‘Make a Wish star’, and many more.  It was a wonderful experience working with others and meeting the families.  I loved every minute of it and will definitely be going back to volunteer more.

March 27, 2013

E-learning site and reflection

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For my education class, we had to create an e-learning site.  In my opinion, I think it is a great idea.  There are a few pros and cons to this type of structure for a classroom, but I feel there are more pros than cons.  A pros would be if a student was sick and missed a day of school, that student would be able to look online and find what he or she had missed and would get the overall idea of that subject.  Another pros would be if a child was having a problem with homework and forgot the text book and asked the parents for help, the parents could look online and see what lesson we learned that day and could get the information they need to help out their child.  A con would be the loss of face to face interaction.  If a child is having a problem with his or her work and feels more comfortable with technology, the child may try to find the answer from the e-learning site instead of asking the teacher personally.  I think the future looks bright with technology, especially involving e-learning sites like the one we created for class.

March 22, 2013

Soccer

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Today my soccer team had a game at 9:50 PM.  We play on a intramural coed competitive league. It was 11 v 11 and it was an intense game.  We ended up losing 11 to 8, but it was a great game in all.  Soccer is my favorite sport to play!  It takes a lot of energy, determination, and skills to play the game.

March 17, 2013

My Florida Trip

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I had an awesome trip to Florida for spring break.  I went to Palm Coast to visit my close family relatives and we all had a blast!  A few days we went to the beach, though we didn’t get into the water as much because it was pretty cold.  We also went to Disney World!! We went to Magic Kingdom and got to ride so many rides and get our pictures taken with the original Disney Characters.  I was so sad when I had to leave, but it was a very nice and relaxing trip.  Definitely worth the 12 hour drive there and back!!

March 11, 2013

Traveling Advice

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So for spring break I am going to Florida (Wahoo!!).  There will be a group of us riding in one car, which means it will be a tight squeeze, and each person gets only one bag (suitcase, duffle bag, etc).  Since I am a girl and I always over pack to make sure I have everything for any situation, I tried to find some new strategies to help me out, which I came across really cool ones in a magazine. So I can either wrap my clothes up or I can put them in bags.  When wrapping clothes, you roll up the article of clothing like a sleeping bag and pile up one another into the open space of the travel bag.  For the bags strategy, you separate a few of the items and put them in a ziplock baggie (a big one, not a sandwich bag).  Then seal it up after you get rid of all the air (so it will be a nice flat surface).  Try whichever strategy fits best with your situation!  I think I am going to try the ziplock baggies..it sounds best for my occasion.  Have a good spring break everyone!

February 28th, 2013