Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Ok, so I am graduating in exactly 2 months from today. While my future plans include me ending up back in MN, I want to do something cool and worthwhile immediately after I am done with school. I am trying to solicite ideas... anything from jobs to traveling the world... As soon as I walk across that stage at my very boring graduation (which I would invite everyone to come to, except that it will be super boring), I am willing to pack a suitcase and go any place where I can communicate in English (I am not good at learning other languages). So if you have any ideas, even a crazy one, let me know!
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
They have individual parts on display such as bones, muscles, and organs. But they also have bodies that are positioned as doing activities (such as playing golf or soccer) and their skin is gone so you can see muscles and organs. Furthermore, there are cancer-inflicted organs as well as babies at various stages of prenatal development. And, they even have displays where the body has been disolved away and all that is left are the blood vessels that circulate throughout the entire body! And there are many other types of displays!
It is really interesting for adults and kids! I went to the exhibit in Sacramento but they have them in several cities around the U.S. and world. If you have the time and there is one near you, I would highly recommend going!
Oh yeah, if you are thinking of going to the one in Sacramento and want company, let me know! I will gladly go again! =)
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
The common practice of homeschooling has recently become a controversial topic here in CA. Some of you may not have heard about it. I just happened to notice a news article when I was surfing CNN.com and a friend of mine posted a blog about it on myspace from the homeschooling perspective so it caught my attention.
The issue is whether or not kids should have to be taught by a credentialed teacher or parent, whether in a public, private, or home schooled setting.
I have my own thoughts on this, some from both sides of the issue. But I am curious to see what other people think...
I'd like to know what you think, not just on how your "personal experiences" (whether good or bad) made you feel, but from an educational perspective, too... as in:
-why it should be necessary for kids to be taught from a credentialed teacher/parent...
-why it is not necessary for kids to be taught by a teacher/parent who is credentialed.
I have never spent much time researching this in depth so I am anxious to see what other people think! =)
Saturday, March 8, 2008
Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Saturday, March 1, 2008
Let the games begin. . .
Even though I have posted a few of these already, I will post another to get it started (I heard part of this one somewhere once).
I am tagging Rebecca, Aunt Pup, Aunt Lori, Aunt Barbara, and Tiffani