Tuesday, May 27, 2008

May 28th Service Learning

For service learning we are planing to have a fundraiser to raise money so we can buy school supplies. We are also creating a request from for people to sing that are interested in being a tutor next year. I don' really know what to do for a whole 90 min class. Their is not that many things to do in the tutoring group. we are still not sure on what our plan is for tutoring next year but it is a working progress.

For next year it would be better if we did service learning one a week or twice a month. It would be great if we could leave school to do independent service learning. I think that it would be better to do it all year long instead of at the end of the year.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Plans for tutoring in all subjects

1. In Geometry

2. for Algebra and Geometry click on any one so you can play games and learn.

3. Sicene

Job Letter (In place of Motif Essay)

Dear to whom it may concern;

I’m a 16-year-old 10th grader that attends Constitution High School. I will be a member of the first class to graduate from CHS in 2010. During my first two years of high school I have obtained straight A’s and a 4.0 GPA. During my high school time I have taken an AP Biology class, Constitution course, African American course, Spanish I and II. I speak Spanish, French, and English. I’m involved in many school activities such as: Mock Trial, Student Government, Student Judge, Newspaper, and many other activities. I have gone to the “Lawyer For a Day” event, the NALP, The Association for Legal Career Professionals, and many other law based events.

I think I’m the best person for the job. I am a very hard worker and I’m very good at organizing things. I love to help people in need. I am a very detail oriented person. I used to work for my grandfather’s renovation business as his receptionist. I have experience answering phones, taking messages, and record keeping.

I believe that working for Ballard Spahr will be a great learning experience for me. This internship will show me the day-to-day operations of a law firm. I can experience how hard or easy it is to be a lawyer. I have always thought that it was fun to be a lawyer and that it was easy. This experience will help me to figure out if I really want to be a lawyer or not. This can also show me the ups and downs of being a lawyer. This internship can expose me to all types of lawyers. I believe that I learn better when I am experiencing something very important. I have always been told that the lessons that you learn while being a lawyer will help you later on.

May 15

On May 15th we decided to do fundraisers to help buy school supplies. we also decided who was going to help raise money on what days. I'm not really sure if there was any problems going on but from what I saw everything was going smoothly. I have learned that it is not easy coming up with a plan to create a tutoring club in a school and it is not easy do so with a while lot of people. when i went into the group i didn't have a stereotype about anythings so I guess my opinion didn't change at all its still the same. i rally didn't learn anything about myself because i already knew that i work better by myself but other than that i didn't learn anything.

Monday, May 5, 2008

may 1

On May 9th We have to count to people that need help in different subjects and count the people that want to tutor people.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Friday's meeting

On Friday I had fun. during our meeting we assigned roles and we also rewrote the question air that we created. The only challenges we have now it to find out what schools are we going to call to ask them for help on setting up our in house torturing program. I need to find schools that are close to us so I can call them to ask them info on how to set up a tutoring program. I also need to set up a appointment so we can go see how their program works. In my group I am the researcher.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Empire of the Sun ( Grade this-In place of Theme Essay)

Empire of the Sun

The movie Empire of the Sun was a very good movie. It had a lot of great conflict in it and it really showed how family was a very big deal in the movie. This movie is a movie to watch when you are teaching kids on how to pick out family values. This movie took place back in the 1940’s during the war with Japan and China. This boy named James and his family lived in China but they were British and the Japanese can in and made them leave the country. During the movie Family becomes a very big thing to James.

Before the war started James was a very normal boy. He had a mother and a father. He was British living in China as royalty. His parents were very rich, loving, and caring. He was a part of the Chinese family because he had Chinese maids and surfers. They also taught him how to speak their language. He had a very unique relationship with his mother. They acted all suddy like rich people acted back in the 1940’s and still to this day. Sometimes they mistreated the maids, which he calls family.

During the war Jamie was very confused, because he didn’t really know what he wanted to be. During the war all of the people in China was sent to concentration camps. While being in the camps he became friends with many different groups of people. He was friends with the Japanese, Americans, and the British. Jim was friends with the British but he really didn’t like them even though they shared the same blood. Jim loved the Japanese because he wanted to be just like them. He wanted to fly their cool airplanes. Due to the fact that Jim knew so many different languages he was able to communicate with different groups of people. Jim also wanted to be an American. He wanted to be an American because they were more laided back, adventurous, fun, and cool to be around unlike the British. He said, “That the British people on the other hand was stuffy, old school, and very traditional.”

After the war James was finally reunited with his parents after being split in the beginning of the war. When he finally saw his parents after 3 to 4 years he didn’t recognize them. After the war James was a smarter person. By him going through so much pain being in the camps he gained knowledge. He finally realized that there are all types of people in the world. There are evil people, good/nice people; people that will play you, and people that can’t be trusted. He realized that everyone can’t be family. I think that by him experiencing this war it made him better person. It made him finally figure out who he was. At the end of the movie he threw away all of his memories, dreams, and realized that this war was reality and not fiction.

This movie really showed how that anyone you’re around for a long period of time can start to become your family. This movie really shows how just the little things in life can make people stick together and help each other to survive. Throughout this movie I realized that all of my friends and teachers are a little family to me. This movie showed me how important it is to have a family and how hurtful and lonely it can be without a family.