The work we did at Feed My Starving Children was enjoyable. We went to Feed My Starving Children on Tuesday and had so much fun. We chose Feed My Starving Children for our community service project. We filled twenty three boxes and we fed, all-together, sixty three kids for a whole year. Our food was going to Haiti. And finally we prayed over the boxes. After we left Feed My Starving I felt very happy about what we just did because we helped people in need.
Every Tuesday and Thursday we have our math lessons. Mrs. Schulzetenberg is our math teacher. Catherine, Matthew Olson, and Matthew Plankers are in my math group. On Tuesday, we learned how to cube a trinomial. We had to do five problems by next Tuesday. Today we had another math lesson on how to break it down with the cube material. Our math lessons are at the platform in E2. The platform is a wood structure covered with carpet. It looks like this:
We have had a lot of lessons. The best lesson we got was about graphing. We had to draw this graph that had these little dashes. There was this paper that we had to write the numbers on like 1 and negative 7. Then we used that piece of paper to tell us were to put the dots on the graph. It was the most fun lesson I have ever got. I hope we get more graphing lessons. The follow up work was fun and only took about ten minutes. All the dots at the end created a star with rays coming out of it. I hope we can do more lessons like this one.
This is a blog about our lesson on Spanish and Spanish work. Mr. Olson is our teacher for Spanish. He comes every Tuesday and gives lessons. I like how he explains every thing to me because it is my first year doing Spanish. My name that I picked is Juan. He gives us homework but I think its fun. He gives us a book about Spanish. It has the alphabet and words in Spanish and English. We got to spell our name in Spanish. We have a great teacher for it and who makes it fun.
The week of the 11th was our first week with a normal schedule. On Monday we met with Mrs. Neel about theatre and helped come up with ideas for the Christmas pageant costume and set design. On Tuesday Mr. Olson came in and we had Spanish with him and decided our Spanish names, Sam's is Juan, Ava's is Elisa, Matthew's is Jose Ricardo Martinez, and mine is Diana Margarita Rodriguez. On Wednesday we had our first Mass. On Thursday we had our first art lesson of the year with Mr. Keuhn and were assigned to draw outlines of still life. And lastly, on Friday we went on a hike for PE and played at the Bunker Park playground. Then we continued our hike and found a dead snake. And that concludes our first (somewhat) normal week of school!
The trip was fun because we got to sleep in tents. We got to feed the lama and sheep, and gave the chickens their compost slop to eat. The onion harvest was really fun because we got to ride in the trunk of a van door with the door open. The best part was teaching the lama to do tricks. They had Guinea hens that looked like clowns. It took us 2 hours to put up the tent. I made a sword out of wood. Overall the Erdkinder Trip was cool.
A few weeks ago, the E2 and adolescent students went to base camp at Fort Snelling. When we got there, our guides for the day awaited us. First we played a couple group games and went over some rules. Then we got to the fun part. We got to go rock climbing. Each of us had a harness and a helmet on. The guides clipped the rope onto our harnesses and then we could climb. The climbing walls looked like mini boulders not just the rock walls that have big rocks to step on. It was difficult. All of the students had the opportunity to go at least once. When we were done with that, we ate our lunches. Then we proceeded to archery. We all shot four arrows every round. We had four rounds. Over all, I think we all had a lot of fun at base camp.
This is a blog post about our Erdkinder trip. We got to the land school on Tuesday morning and we went harvesting. We harvested carrots, beans and beats in the big garden that they had. It was a cloudy and rainy day when we got there. We had a hard time getting the boys' tent up. The next day we had to get up at 6:00 a.m. and make breakfast. After breakfast we had lessons about the animals in the world and had free time. We went in the basement and played ping pong and learned wood carving. We had lunch after free time. On Tuesday we picked onions. There were a lot of onions, they filled up an entire greenhouse. This is what we did on our Erdkinder trip.