Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Well, the 'jewish holiday season' is coming to a close soon. After Sukkot (the Thanksgivingesque holiday that celebrates the harvest) comes Simhat Torah (the celebration of being given the Torah, the old testament) and then, we're basically done until Hannukah.

 Tonight is the start of Sukkot, and in honor of the holiday we built a Sukkah. A sukkah is an outdoor (non-permanent) dwelling place, the roof is made out of a material (usually corn stalks or little tree branches) that is supposed to only cover up half of the roof (basically like a grid). This is so that you have a shelter, but you can still see the stars. I will have pictures of the construction of our Sukkah up soon, but in the meantime...

 I think tomorrows another cooking day!

Sunday, September 19, 2010


 I've finally got something EXCITING to post about!

[giving you time to recover from schock]

I started Home Ec. on thursday with my best friend and her totally amazing mother, our first project was...
GRANOLA! (it was really yummmy!)

[the yummalicious granola itself]
Although these pictures were taken in my kiitchen, the actual class was in her kitchen...
Their kitchen is set up with two counters on each side, one attached to the sink, the other by the stove.
So, my friend and I were working back to back with the same tools and the same exact set up on each counter...besides the sink and stove. It was really quite amazing how well we worked like that (not to mention how fun it was).
It was deninatly the best class that I've had so far this year...I wonder waht we'll be doing next week......
[oh my, what a stunning display of granola!]
note the flour standing off to the side, somewhat awkwardly!

[oops, I  'accidentally' spilled the granola...oh well, it makes a perfect picture!]

[who knew granola was so artistic?]

Well, It was certainly a fun class, and I'm not sure that I can wait until Thursday to do it again...

 look who's making dinner tonight!
Well, anyway...
   Stay tuned to find out what we make next week!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Inspirational Blog of the Week

First: I would like you to know that, 'Inspirational Blog of the Week' is not actually something that I will be doing (unless you think I which case, please let me know)...BUT:

 I was looking at the Blogs of Note and I found a blog, Mila's Daydreams, that just about took my breath away! Mila's mommy (who is on maternity leave) takes pictures of Mila during her nap time. These are not ordinary pictures though, Mila's mom creates fairy tale scenes, around Mila while she's sleeping, out of spare cloth, and shows us these wonderful pictures on her blog, Mila's Daydreams.
  All I can say about this blog is that it is the sweetest, most inspirational thing ever!
            (If you've clicked on the link, need I say more?)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Math [ughh]

It's coming to be that part of the month where students are finally getting used to their schedule, the fact that Mrs. _________ is the cruelest teacher ever, and the fact that the physics teacher is a total wacko!
 However, girls (and guys) like me, don't have to do this bouncing back thing. In that sense, we are sooo lucky! We also don't have to learn how to get on 'that mean teacher's' good side, nope, we can just sit back and relax...
 not that I'm trying to taunt you!
Okay, basically all that was an intro for me to talk about...MATH! [blech]
  First let me make a statement: Meltdowns are fact sometimes they are really awesome!
 So far math has been okay. Besides the occasional waterworks over the fact that "I've been sitting in this same position for the past half an hour, only to accomplish one and a half problems in my least favorite subject and I can't stand to think that I've got ten problems left!" [sob]
 ummm, yeah. Besides that, I seem to be doing okay. The concepts are pretty easy (even though they have way to many annoying steps) and the book has cute illustrations (which are very fun to look at, even if nothing else is). The problem is, the math book doesn't do a very good job explaining how and why you do things...meaning the result on my test will probably be a big, fat, 60. (probably worse)
   On a happier note, my math test isn't until tomorrow!
           Anyway, at least the Jewish holidays* are coming up and I'll have a chance to take a break from math during the long holiday services!

*Because of this, please do not expect to hear from me for a while!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Civics and English

Wow, this is wonderful, I finally have some time to sit down and tell you about what I've been doing!

 So, the curriculum books that I'm using: Singapore Math (for Math) and Oak Meadow (for everything else!)
 So far my two favorite subjects are Civics and Creative writing! I really like how in Civics the student is able to get involved in a lot of community activities and the way that the curriculum book is written really helps you think about things!
  Creative writing is awesome because, duh! I like to write! So far in Writing I've been building a character, she's kind of old fashioned and she's very sweet! She lives with her older sister and is a bit spacey at points.  I'm sure you'll hear more about her, but for now she needs a name...any suggestions?
  More later on my latest adventure...
signing off now!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Gaahhh-no time to blog

Sorry I haven't blogged in awhile, just a quick note to say:
  No, I didn't forget about you, and
  Yes, I will blog about school so far tomorrow
(So Sorry No Time!)