Story Time

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Teacher was reading to us and happily, we all listened, the books are called,

“The Fox and the Wolf” (http://www.storynory.com/2011/12/04/the-fox-and-the-wolf-2/)

“The Two Frog and The Well” (http://www.storynory.com/2017/02/10/the-two-frogs-and-the-well/)

“Shut Up And Ride” (http://www.equinespot.com/shut-up-and-ride.html)

“The Elephant Bird” (https://freekidsbooks.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/the-elephant-bird-FKB-kids-stories.pdf)

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Photography Class

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So this was my first time in class, and o my god it took forever for this day to come. This one of class I so badly want to go and I’m glad I made here. I love taking photos and editing them.

After everyone arrived and sat down the teacher started to talk about what we were going to do today. We often have a big class, which is great and I really hope you enjoy the classes I do. Because there’s so many of us this means there’s also different levels of photography ability. I do believe in being challenged helps you learn well. So sometimes my assignments are complicated but I will always offer an easier task too. If in a class you feel frustrated please IM me, don’t leave or feel you can’t do it. I will always help. I have to make sure everyone learns and enjoys the class of all abilities. I’m still learning too! so we can all learn from each other. So today it is a fun relaxing class, we’re going to a water park and I’d like you to take a photo of you having a good time! when there you need to wait for me and no talking to strangers. The wind light which works well with water is the Nams ones nams beach scene looks nice in ultra. but be creative. I will pay for you all to get an expression hud if you don’t have one already, take a photo of you pulling a silly face… happy face, scared face.. anything!

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Name: Whispering Winds Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Whispering%20Windz/35/109/23

Then we were off on a field trip, I will tell you right now it was vert laggy for a lot of us. A lot of us were having a lot of issues. But we try to make it fun the best we could and went on two rides. It was hard to get a good photo when you’re moving, but I got two very nice ones out of like 50 photos. I had to take the ride at least 4 times before I was sure I got at least one good looking photo. And when trying to move your camera around well moving at the same time is like hades hard. For homework, we just had to finish with the photo and we could edit them too. Which is one of the many things I love to do!

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Italian Class

This Class was a lot of fun, she allowed us all to ask how do you say this or that, and that was must of the class. But here are the word we learned in class, I was confused on some of it so I talk to a friend in the class. And after a bit, I was able to under and omgish I really do understand. Memory is going to be hard but at least I kind understand it mostly!

Thank you = grazie
you are welcome = prego
benvenuto to boy = welcome
benvenuta to girls = welcome
benvenuti to everyone = welcome
tutti = everyone
applauso = applause
Classmate = compagna di classe (singular – feminine) compagno di classe (singular – masculine)
Classmates = compagne di classe (plural – feminine) compagni di classe (plural – masculine)
Missing my only family= Manca la mia unica famiglia
i love you = ti amo
and= e
papa = pope
a = un
Universe= universo
Play= giocare
friend = amico (masculine)
friend = amica (feminine)
Hello = ciao
(elementary) teacher = il maestro (masculine) la maestra (feminine)
(middle school) teacher = il professore (masculine) la professoressa (feminine)
save me = salvami
help me = aiutami
smiles = sorrisi
she/he is smiling = lei sta sorridendo
hurry back = torna presto / fai presto
writing notes = prendere appunti
i am writing notes = io sto prendendo appunti
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sparkles = Scintilla
I sorry = mi dispiace
Poor = POVERI
brain = il cervello
Daddy= papy
Crazy=
my dad = mio papà
crazy (masculine) = pazzo
my =mio / mia
fountain= la fontana
carpet= tappeto
welcome back = bentornato(m) bentornata (f) bentornati (pm) bentornate (pf)
The carpet = il tappeto
faminine = A
masculine = O
pen = la penna
desk = il banco
principle = preside il preside (man) la preside (lady)
Mrs Principle = La signora preside
Mr Principle = il signor preside
I am dying laughing = sto morendo dal ridere
squillo = ring tone

HOMEWORK- For all those who finished the family tree good job, for all those who are new please try and do your family tree. I told her do you know that our family tree in SecondLife is more of a bush than a tree and title all mix-up. She laughed and told me to try my best.

Frist History Class

The last time they held the class they learned about Pirates, which I was not in there so I listen closely.  After a bit of an overview of last week, she then starts to get on to what we are going to learn today in class. And It was Amusement Parks!

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She then ask us all if we know what an Amusement Park are, a lot of us said fun rides, fun place and lots of yummy foods. Then the teacher explains even more that amusement park is somewhere where you can go on rides, you can eat food, you can have fun and relax and have a good time with your family and friends. She then ask us all who here like roller-coasters? Somewhere all for the roller-coaster and others not so much. She then moves on to talk a bit more about amusement parks and about them.  So the amusement park evolved from three earlier traditions, the oldest being the periodic fair of the Middle Ages – one of the earliest was the Bartholomew Fair in England, which began in 1133.  Yes a very long time ago. By the 18th and 19th century the had turned into huge places of exactly what each of you said about amusement parks. The world’s oldest amusement park was called “The Hill” in Copenhagen, Denmark in 1583.

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I of course as the teacher if she was born in that time and she said do I look super old, I know I’ve been sick but sheesh. We all die laughing and she looks in the mirror for a few secs and then we all commented on her look.  She then went on to tell us that by the 1860s and 1870s they had already started making mechanical rides, like the carousel!

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But then someone raised their hand and ask if the old carnivals we like the amusements parks, the teach said kind but on a small scale. She then said the first Ferris Wheel was made in Chicago in 1893, so those have been around for awhile too. The very first Fair/Carnival was held that year in 1893 also in Chicago. The had something called a Midway, which had games, food, balloons and all that good stuff. Penny arcades and shows you name it. Which I was amazing for me cause I though china would have made the very first fair or carnival.  She then told us that some parks now use rides and attractions for educational purposes. Like Disney! They were the first to open a large-scale theme park built around education. Dinosaur World, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens. All have parks and natural setting with animals you can learn about as well.

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Walk Disney World was first and then it was followed by Epcot in 1982. Then there is also an amusement park called Holy Land USA and the Holy Land Experience.  She then ask us all if we know what it would teach, know of us got it right. So she told us it was built by Christians to teach about their religion.

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Then the teacher told us about the last amusement back and it also her favorite parks Knotts Berry Farm. In the 1920’s Walker Knott and his family used to sell betties from a roadside stand, it grew huge when they started selling chicken dinners. Walker built a Ghost Town in 1940 using buildings relocated from the real old west towns! Then in 1986 they fenced off the farm and charged admission for the fist time and it because of an amusement park. She then told us that Snoopy and Charlie Brown live there. Which help me out because I was doing a puzzle early and forgot snoopy name so I was all happy about hearing this. The funny part is that the teacher told us that Snoopy the dog must spend his time eating.  Which was really fun when she said it, then someone said I thought that Snoop and they lived in Dorney park in Pennsylvania and she said it was made by the same people. Which was cool to know about!

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We then start to learn about our regional amusement parks as well as the first Six Flags park. Six Flags over Texas was opened in 1961 in Arlington Texas. Pretty sure he had 6 other parks, Georgia, St Louis, California, and a few others. Then in 1971, Disney opened the Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and the Animal Kingdom. Now we can forget about the little people, Silver Dollar City and Dollywood.

THEN IT WAS FEILD TRIP TIME!!!

But rules first-   We all stick together. When you teleport in you stay still and let everyone rez. No one wanders off alone and you always make sure you are paying attention to me. Our trips have gone pretty well so far so I haven’t taken them away yet. As of now, potty break, snack and drink break and then we are off!

Once we teleport there she told us a little about this place- iVauxhall Gardens, founded in 1661 as one of the first pleasure gardens, The second influence was the pleasure garden. One of the earliest gardens was the Vauxhall Gardens, founded in 1661 in London. By the late 18th century, the site had an admission fee for its many attractions. It regularly drew enormous crowds, with its paths being noted for romantic assignations; tightrope walkers, hot air balloon ascents, concerts and fireworks providing amusement.

So first thing first who likes the big rides that go up and down and all around in circles? of course, a lot of us said ME!

After that ride, we all stand-up and we all were really dizzy but it was a lot of fun, standing there we all talk a bit well we try to get our heads back on us and stop feeling dizzy. Then we moved one, to the fun ride it was the water logs! She told us two kids at a time but someone decided he wants to go on the first ride no matter what! So there were three on a log instead of two. He scared the crap out of the teacher and us were all laughing our butts off.  The kid who went as a third wheel on that log ride after it was over he said he lost his marbles, and we all agreed.

Okay so we will do the Tilt A Whirl, The scrambler, The Gravatron and then the Zombie Coaster before we grab some grub and head back

One this ride we learned for sure that one kid can not really handle spinny ride very well, so teach told him no more spinny ride for him. Honestly, I couldn’t handle some of the rides other they go super spinny. After this ride once again we hand to stand for a second and try and find our center. Poor little ones, one was so dizzy he almost pass out and we just all laughed and try to help him out. But after that, we moved on! We then went on to the swing and o that was a lot of fun and so high up o my lord.

But Then it was  Time for the bumper Cars! The winner was Isabella after we all tried to attack each other wich was a lot of fun. Cause when your car health went down it blow up! But Then it was  Time for the bumper Cars! The winner was Isabella after we all tried to attack each other wich was a lot of fun. Cause when your car health went down it blow up!

THEN IT WAS TIME FOR THE ZOMBIE RIDE, WHICH WAS A LOT OF FUN, THE BEST RIDE THERE! Zombie Apocalypse – The Ride!! Controller: Ok.. LISTEN UP!! – If you want to survive this thing.. why the hell did you come here?? Too late for that, I guess.. be warned.. the whole city is in turmoil! There are infected EVERYWHERE!! Be CAREFUL!! – oh.. and DON’T GET BIT!! The Teacher was screaming, one was cover their eyes and other were throwing things. It was so funny! Poor Isbella got so scared she held on to me, I think I lost my a lot of need blood in my arm (lol). The Teacher also said THERE MY PANDA NOT YOURS, AND throw her shoes at the zombie attacking us. I just sat there laugh my but off and comforting poor isabella. One of the kids said NOT THE SHOES THEY PRECIOUS and I just laugh think what life not important. Laughs I then start in and screamed at them saying. LEAVE MY FRIENDS ALONE, and LEAVE BELLA ALONE, I then throw my teddy bear at the zombies.  The teacher also said that the zombie owns her a new shoe due to she lost them all when she throws them. Then It was on to the rollercoaster part! O my god that was a big and fun rollercoaster! Then We all got wet when we went into decontamination area and we just all have shaken it off but that was the best ending ride ever. One of the other students said that we should have worn a helmet and I so agree on that.

Then well we waited for the other group to go through we watch them and talk to each other. I saw the teacher was wearing no shoes, so I decided to play with her feet as we watch the other on the ride. She was laughing and said not the toes and of course, I decided to keep at it. Once the teacher stop laugh she told me I was the toe culprit and I laugh about that

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THEN IT WAS OVER AND TIME TO GO HOME TO TELL ALL THE MOMMY’S AND DADDY’S ABOUT IT.

 

Fisrt Astronomy Class

ASTRONOMY IS BACK!

default-events.jpgAstronomy- Our teacher told us that we will explore our universe and its wonders together, we will be watching videos, we will have field trips and who knows….maybe we can even explore the moon or some other planets….

The first thing we learn? solar system! – The solar system is basically our Sun and everything that orbits around it i.e. planets – like our Earth – moons, asteroids, comets etc…. Spice System homework.png

But as the teacher was teaching us a child saw an Ouija board in the middle of the room, I being a brat said so I can summon ghost!. Ya, I complete derailing the classroom It was funny.  She tried to keep the class on track but we need a minute to get back one track. After she ask us who knows how many planets there are in our solar system? My guess was 230 plants. Teach said that a bit too much spice, I shrugged and giggled a bit. Then another two girls raise their hand and guessed, one said 8 and one said 15. The 8 one was corrected but it was fun to guess how many there are in our system.

imagesWhen someone tried to say their names they also listed Pluto and being smart pants I said the news said Pluto no planet anymore.  The teacher told me this, yep, that’s right. Pluto was a planet until 2006 when it was decided he was too small to be a planet and is now considered a dwarf planet. She then went on to tell us that there are 8 planets. Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune. And  Pluto was ex n. 9 planets now a dwarf. Planets2013

Also, she told us that our sun is our star, DAT ONE BIG STAR! She then said that it is also the most massive component of our solar system. DAT REALLY BIG. She then went on to ask which is the closest planet to the Sun? Some kids raised his hand and said, Mercury. Which was corrected! She then told us all that Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun and also the smallest one. It almost has no atmosphere and the surface is full of impact craters! And it’s very hot on Mercury, but….. who knows which is the HOTTEST planet? Someone guessed snow white, I laugh so hard. Then someone said, Venus! which the teacher said it was corrected. Then she told us a little about Venus, the second planet from the sun is also the HOTTEST one. The temperature on its surface reaches 400°C – 752°F!!!

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Then she went on to ask if anyone know which planets are considered “terrestrial” and which planets are called the “gas giants”? One kid said terrestrial planets are all the ones with rock as the surface. Which was half answered,  But a lot of us guessed and the little one said the gas plants fart a lot and the teacher said maybe the asteroids in the asteroids belt are giant universe beans. O did the class die of laughter, I couldn’t breathe it was so much fun in this class. Then she ask us if anyone know which one was gas planets? I then go on to answers and said: “THE ONE WITH RINGS ON THEM CAUSE ONE PUT A RING ON THERE FINGER” and the teacher facepalms and then someone adds don’t pull the finger! I think I derailed the class again. She then told us all that the gas giants are Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune! All the other planets are called “Terrestrial” planets because their surface is mainly hard rock! Yes, our Solar System is full of mysteries… we will discuss them in our next classes! there is a LOT to talk about the Universe and what happens around us! Also, Did you know that our Solar System is commonly divided into two systems: the INNER and the OUTER system. One kid said it was like belly buttons and innny and outties.

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The planets of the INNER system are the terrestrial ones, those closer to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. The planets of the OUTER system are the gas giants: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The two systems are divided by the asteroids belt, Then she told us more about what asteroids are. They are mainly rocks that scientists said are debris that come from a planet that never formed. After that, she asked who knows how many moons there are in our solar system? Time for the guessing game, it took all of us a while to guess it but after a while, we got it right.  There are 140 moons in our solar system!  While the planets orbit around the Sun, the moon’s orbit around the planet they are closer to! Which Ours is the biggest terrestrial moon! I asked what is the biggest gas moon, she told us they really can’t be the moon on them cause they eat it ups.

Frist Drama Class and Last?

Even though this was a fun class and I like it a lot, the class was very disorganized and very confusing when she gave instruction. But I did, however, enjoy the best I could with my time there.

Last week she asks everyone to come in as fairy tale characters because we are currently studying characters and costume. Also, we will be dressing up again for tomorrow class. Once dressed she told us what to do, I will ask you to come up here and tell me a bit about yourself (your character). The goal is to be a character everyone recognizes.

Example “I love books and find it difficult to connect with the other people in my town. The person I love lives in a castle and has an obsession with a rose… he also has a bit of temper. Who am I?”

of course, know a lot about Disney I know right away, but she also made it easy. So I was the first to raise my hand and guessed Bell. And yes it was corrected, this part was a lot of fun. But at the same time frustrating because a lot of kids want to guess like me and raise their hand. Sadly some never even tried because first to raise here hand get to answer, I wish she did something different from this method.  To prove my point how one kid could dominate the guessing I raise mine hand two more times. Faster than anyone, sadly I was correct the first one to raise their hands get to guess. Last time I raise my hand I also said you can skip me if you want, she did and did the next child. But to see this part being hard for not one child to speak but for a lot of children not easy.

Next, she wanted to quickly slip in the assignment for our next class, little did she know it was not quick. She also said I was hoping to do this today but we ran out of time… I want you to teach pair up. Which tell me more that she does not really plan ahead much, yes with a lot of kids and RL going I understand it hard to keep on track but still, at least you have a plan.

The assignment is to create a little skit,  It’s a very short type of play that usually takes place in only one scene. Like what she said kind of like a slice of life, which was nice to compare for understanding. But here where all hades broke loose, she ask us to all pair up with someone, then she will assign our group with a scene. She starts to assign the scene but was not even say the names or who it was belonging to. So it took an extra 30 or so minutes to get all squared out.  In the end that class was more stress trying to figure the thing out then fun.

Suggestion for this class, try and make a small group of us, like a small group/team so we can do the daily assignment in the group. One it will be a little faster and two there be more chance for the kids to raise there hands and guess. Another thing is to try and give the assignment out please put in a notecard and send to everyone, let them read it. Then when we are ready you can go through a list of children and ask them who they will like as a partner then give them their part of the assignment.