Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Questions from Mr. Ruggles

1. I (Mr. Ruggles) have never lived in Colorado. What is your favorite thing about Colorado?
2. What do you like about English Literature?
3. How do you learn best? In what concrete, specific ways?
4. What sorts of activities in the classroom have been really meaningful to you?
5. What sorts of activities outside of the classroom have been really meaningful to you?
6. What are you passionate about?
7. What sorts of things will you be participating in or doing second semester (Either inside or outside of AHS)?
8. Next semester we will be looking at The Picture of Dorian Gray. What do you know about this book?
9. What is your favorite thing about the people of England or the country of England?
10. What is one thing I (Mr. Ruggles) should know about this class?
11. If you were teaching the class, what is one thing you would change?
12. What is one thing you want to accomplish on the first day of class second semester?
13. What are you really motivated by (besides your parent/guardian and receiving good grades)?
14. What is one thing you want to know about me (Mr. Ruggles)?
15. Finally, what one character in a movie or a book are you most like at this point in your life? Why?


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LaurenB2009 said...

1. The mountains are my favorite part of CO.
2. I like how all the stories we read relate to one another and we can use previous reading to compare.
3. I am more of a visual learner and like in-class discussions.
4. Fishbowls are helpful because I can see how my classmates are interpreting the reading.
5. Volleyball
6. I love volleyball and taking pictures
7. Club volleyball
8. I have never heard of it.
9. I like their accents
10. It a very fun but challenging class
11. Add a fun doughnut-filled Monday and Friday.
12. Maybe get to know the you better so we know what the rest of the semester will be like
13. I want to keep a 3.8 or better to get highest honors at graduation
14. Why did you decide to become an English teacher?
15. I guess right now I feel kind of like Hamlet. He is going a little crazy but in the end he still has control of his life. Also he is at a point in his life where is trying to figure a lot of things out.

EricL2009 said...

1. I love that in Colorado we have all the seasons and the beautiful mountians.
2. I like the different stories we read about.
3. I learn best when i am invloved and things are happeneing right now.
4. When we read the play out loud and do class assignments.
5. The blog has been nice.
6. Sports and family and friends.
7. Lacrosse and special olympics basketball.
8.I do not know anything about that book.
9. The buildings and history that is there.
10. We like to party.
11. Donut funfilled wednesdays every day of the week.
12.Get back into where I left off.
13. Being as best as i can be when i go off to college.
14.What are your likes and dislikes.
15. I am most the incredible hulk becasue I have been drinking my protein and getting huge. dont worry i dont get angry...well that angry.

Kim C. 2010 said...

1. Colorado is AMAZING.
I love it because of the random weather, and the awesomely strange people who live here!
2. English Literature is awesome because of the phisch bowls and the awesome books we read.
3. I learn best by hands on things lectures really don't work too much.
4. The exercise that has been meaningful to me was modernizing scenes from Oedipus. It was really awesome because we got to be creative and parallel the problems of the City of Thebes to modern day.
5. Activities outside of school that are meaningful, are my job, and my family. I really enjoy customer service and while working at a grocery store i feel like my experience just increases. Also my family is an important part of my life. We spend every sunday together, and we always do something fun like play board games or watch a movie.
6. There are alot of things that I am passionate about. I love to read, act, draw, and write. I am not the best at any of these things (I guess I'm a good reader though XD).
7. During the next semester, I will be working mostly, hopefully I will get into community theater, and I will spend lots of time with my family.
8. I don't know anything about this book... I think I may have read some criticism on it though...
9. I honestly like the British accent the best i think. The castles are beautiful.
10. This class is pretty temporate or at least it is first semester... I guess we'll see what the new different people offer to this class when they get here.
11. If I were teaching this class I honestly wouldn't change anything it seems like a pretty flowing class with a good homework load.
12. On the first day of the second semester, I just want to make it on time to all of my classes.
13. I motivated by the fact that I want to go to CSU And I want to make sure to get a 4.0 so it makes it much easier to get in.
14. What is your favorite thing in the whole world?
15. I think I am most like Hamlet. Not in the sense that my father is dead and I am trying to avenge him, but in the sense that I really have a hard time making decisions. Since IK don't spring to make decisions, others have to make them for me just like in Hamlet.

shellim2009 said...

1. I LOVE snow and I am also a huge fan of the mountains. My favorite thing about Colorado is the fantastic view of the mounains right after a snow storm with a glorious pink and yellow sunrise on my way to school at 6 in the morning. :)

2. It is sophisticated and deep so it takes some thinking.

3. When by my self I learn best by talking out loud or teaching others, and in the class room I learn best by actually practicing the things I'm learning.

4. I really like our fish bowls and open discussions with live blogs because it is interesting to hear what others think about certain issues.

5. I am an athelete so I enjoy sports and outdoor activity often.

6. I am passionate about special needs kids since I want to be a physical therapist for them as a profession.

7. I will hopefully be volunteering at a physical therapist office for special needs kids and I will be continuing helping as a partner in Special Olympics Basketball through AHS.

8. I don't know anything about it.

9. Their accent. Wickedly brilliant what what!!

10. We are very oppinionated, and there are several comments that should not be taken seriously or literally at all. Few people have filters on their comments, but we still have very good discussions!

11. I would have people bring in food on more than just Wednesday because I always get hungry...

12. I want to be able to keep my stomach from gurgling...

13. I am motivated by my recent acceptance to Azusa Pacific University and to maintain my scholarship, as well as the special needs kids who I live for. :)

14. Does your last name mean anything?

15. I am most like... someone in a novel who has items and actions occuring to them and from them with a plot and story line with maybe some romance?

KatieM2009 said...

1. The weather. It is always changing and gives a great variety for fashion :)
2. I like discussing it. So far there has always been something interesting in fishbowl to talk about.
3. I learn best with discussion and working with my hands. Visual learning and Audio together is the best way for me to grasp a concept.
4. Fishbowls are great!! they give the class a chance to share their opinion and really get involved in learning and teaching.
5. I went to a camp to help kids with disablities and it changed my life in ways I cannot describe.
6. I am passionate about helping people. I will help anyone with anything and will try to make anyone happy.
7. I will be working, going to state and hopefully nationals for DECA. Also, I will be coaching cheerleading down in Douglas County.
8. Nothing
9. I like their weather and the accent is pretty sweet too!!
10. We are basically crazy.
11. I would like to see this more college bound
12. I want to be able to remember my student ID to log on the computer.
13. I am motivated by myself. I am harder on myself than anyone else I know. I push myself harder than I should.
14. Does your last name cause you mockery because I know mine does!
15. Im like Hannah Montana. Ive got the best of both worlds.

KendraS2009 said...

My favorite thing about Colorado is that the weather is never boring. The climate is mild and it varies a lot. I like reading good books and watching movies. I learn best through activities and visual things like movies. Taking partner quizzes have been really meaningful to me. Sports have been meaningful to me outside the classroom. I am passionate about sports and I will be participating in club volleyball and track second semester. I do not know anything about the picture of Dorian Gray. I love the British accents of the people in England. You should know that we have doughnut fun filled Wednesdays every Wednesday. I love this class so I would not change anything. On the first day of the semester, I want to get to know you as a teacher and your teaching style and not get any homework. I am motivated by my pride. In a way I am motivated by good grades, because if I get a bad grade, I feel as though I have failed. I want to know what your teaching style is like so that I can learn well.

MollyT177 said...

1. I (Mr. Ruggles) have never lived in Colorado. What is your favorite thing about Colorado?
The crazy weather, it's always changing, you never know if it'll snow or rain in the span of 10 minutes.

2. What do you like about English Literature?
Most everything, I enjoy reading and annalyzing books.

3. How do you learn best? In what concrete, specific ways?
Visually I work well, also if I have clear directions.

4. What sorts of activities in the classroom have been really meaningful to you?
Group discussions, they give more insight to the books we read.

5. What sorts of activities outside of the classroom have been really meaningful to you?
Being able to hang out eith friends, spend time with family, and overall do what I enjoy in life

6. What are you passionate about?
Art, Any kind of art, I can work in most mediums. Not only that but poetry, It's something i love to write in my free time.

7. What sorts of things will you be participating in or doing second semester (Either inside or outside of AHS)?
Applying for college, seeing friends, taking LOTS of art classes.

8. Next semester we will be looking at The Picture of Dorian Gray. What do you know about this book?
Absolutely nothing

9. What is your favorite thing about the people of England or the country of England?
The accents! They're awesome, I wish I had and one.

10. What is one thing I (Mr. Ruggles) should know about this class?
We're totally awesome

11. If you were teaching the class, what is one thing you would change?
Nothing really

12. What is one thing you want to accomplish on the first day of class second semester?
Get off to a good start, try not to be so lazy

13. What are you really motivated by (besides your parent/guardian and receiving good grades)?
Life, wanting to succeed at it.

14. What is one thing you want to know about me (Mr. Ruggles)?
What kind of person are you?

15. Finally, what one character in a movie or a book are you most like at this point in your life? Why?
Oh geez, uhm....I guess i'm like Antigone! or maybe Nora, from Nick and Nora's infanite playlist. Kindof a strong quiet person, not one with a bubbly ditsy personality. I persue my passions.

mollyp2010 said...

1. I love the always changing weather, and the fact that the mountains are just a short drive away.
2. I like really getting to understand authors like shakespeare more thourally. and doughnut wednesday of course.
3. I learn best by talking about what were doing, as well as seeing it.
4. I liked when we read shakespeare in front of the class, and when we did reenactments of some of the stories we read.
5. I dont know about activities relating to enlish lit, but I am in Marching band and this season was really great.
6. I am really passionate about music and drumming, and also about the outdoors.
7. Snowboarding lots, drawing, amnesty international, and young democrats.
8. nothing actually.
9. Their accents, and how everything there is just so much older than it is here.
10. You should know that sometimes it gets a little crazy and we like to joke around.
11. Maybe this is just what the class is supposed to be like, but it seems like all we do is read books and write synthesis essays. Its not my favorite thing.
12. Im not sure...figure out who you are maybe.
13. Although i dont have a lot of time to do art, I love drawing and painting and whenever i do, i am really motivated by the work thta i do to continue to improve.
14. Do you like your name?
15. Im not sure who i am like at this point. Im sure there is someone who I could relate to, but I cant think of anyone right now.

RickM2009 said...

1. Being a native, I like how everybody that moves here gets freaked out by the desert-like summers, arctic-like winters, and altitude. One ski trip, and you'll mind will likely be made up: this is the best place in the world.

2. The class, I enjoy it a lot. English literature itself? Couldn't be more bored by it...

3. I learn best when I can use interesting tools to accomplish a task

4. Group work, mainly because the experience grows outside the classroom.

5. Going places I've never been, doing stuff I've never done.

6. My truck

7. Science bowl, FBLA, swim team, working, taking classes at ACC...

8. Nothing

9. The history goes so far back, and euro babes are hot.

10. Don't take it too seriously, the class absorbs information better in a relaxed, informal setting.

11. Desk layout, getting back to the laptop carts at the beginning/end is difficult and congested

12. Keep the straight A's I start with.

13. The possibility that someday, as a result of what I do now, I will be doing something better.

14. Where you from?

15. Francis in Malcolm in the Middle.

KatieO2010 said...

1. I really like going deep into the mountains, there are some places that are absolutely breathtaking, its a nice contrast to the bleak plains in Denver.
2. Jane Austen
3. I learn best when discussing in small groups.
4. The best classes I have had always got way off topic, but we ended up learning way more than we usualy would.
5. I don't know what to say for this, I guess I'm more of a hands on person so anything that I learn by doing is the most "meaningful" to me.
6. Music, books, tech.
7. Orchestra and more technical theatre.
8.Absolutely nothing.
9. I love the landscape of England, its so pretty, especially Scotland. I like how varied the people seem to be, but they are actually quite similar to one another.
10. Doughnut fun filled wendsdays.
11. I would read books that are actually enjoyable.
12. Get through the day without any homework.
13. Not a whole lot. Things I like, things I'm interested in.
14.What type of teacher will you be? (teaching style-wise)
15. This is hard. I can think of characters I would like to be like, but none that are terribly similar to me. I would like to say Eowyn, as cliched and typical as that is. But we are similar to each other in that we both want to be free from the chains of society, to be remembered for something. Though I am not yet at the point where I would go on a suicide mission dressed as a man. Though that would be kinda fun.

DrewB2009 said...

1) I love the weather and the people.
2)I like the fishbowls we do and how we discuss the books instead of just read them on our own.
3)I learn best with discussion and I think that fishbowls really help with this because you get everybody's input on the subject.
4)Once again, fishbowls.
5)Football, Basketball, and lacrosse.
6)I am passionate about sports.
7)Basketball and Lacrosse.
8)I know absolutely nothing about this book.
9)I like their accents.
10)This class is pretty crazy but we have good discussions as well.
11)I would have us act out some of the scenes in books to better understand them.
12)I don't know about the first day but I want to become a better writer at the end of the semester.
13)I am competitive and like to challenge myself. I basically motivate myself because I don't care that much about what other people think.
14)What is your favorite animal and why?
15)Im kind of like Jerry Seinfeld because I am not a very serious person and like to have a good time.

Anna P2009 said...

1. I love the mountains. Even from a distance they are beautiful. Every morning driving to school I get to see them and I love it.
2. J.K Rowling and Charles Dickens
3. Well whenever reading a difficult work I think that actually acting it out forces me to understand what is going on because I am actually in the scene.
4. When we did Oedipus we had to take a scene and modernize it. Those presentations were funny and memorable.
5. In my US History class freshman year we did a Holocaust project. The sadness of it really made me think because we just needed to make something creative that represented it. I wanted mine to be good and meaningful so I put a lot of time into that project and learned a lot.
6. I'm passionate about books, Disney, but also the arts. I've danced, sung and acted all my life and so I'm constantly surrounded by it. I also love disney. I know tons of useless trivia about the movies and parks. I'm an avid reader and I've loved books since I was little. I am constantly reading one book or another and my collection just keeps getting bigger.
7. From January through March I will be in Magic Moments, which is a show that gives the opportunity for people with physical or mental needs to act in a professional environment with actors around the Denver metro area. In spring I am the baseball manager. That is from February until possible May. It depends on if we make state. And we probably will.
8. I don't know anything about it really. Just that my sister loved it.
9. Robin of Locksley. He's awesome.
10. Wednesday's are our favorite days. I don't think many of us would survive without them.
11. I wouldn't change much. I would just get rid of in-class essay's. They are a mini anxiety attack for me.
12. To not be here and enjoy Florida :)
13. My future. I am so excited for college. Not because of the whole being away from my parents thing but because in just a few short years a majority of my classes will be all about sports medicine!! I just need to make it a few more years. And I know that I have to get an A in my anatomy class I get to go on to a dissection course and dissect a cadaver! I'll be really driven to get that A!!
14. Why did you pick Arapahoe? (If you did pick Arapahoe that is)
15. Lately I've felt like Belle from Beauty and the Beast. I have read so many books lately and I can't wait to just leave. I just understand a lot more how she feels.

AdrienneB2009 said...

1. My favorite characteristic of Colorado is there are actually 4 seasons here.
2. English literature has richer content because it contains more history.
3. I learn well with visuals. Seeing the movie clips helps me see the emotions.
4. The fishbowls always help my understanding.
5. "Remember when..." time with my friends.
6. I am passionate about helping people.
7. Student Council, choir, orchestra and frisbee.
8. My sister lovede this book and she is an English major. It must be good.
9. The history of royalty.
10. It is fun but challenging.
11. I wouldn't change anything.
12. I like to set up the structure of the class with a new teacher.
13. I want to learn more and gain insight.
14. What is your favorite literary piece?
15. The three brothers from The Darleeling Limited beacause I'm curious about different religions and cultures.

Pat said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado is the four seasons, definitely the winter. The mountains are probably the place to be. There is so much you can do in the mountains including skiing, hiking, mountain biking, and sightseeing.
2. I like the open discussions on the English literature text.
3. I learn better in group discussions because it helps me understand the text better if I can hear other peoples thoughts and opinions about it.
4. I think the fishbowls were the most meaningful activity we did in this class.
5. Outside of class I really enjoy socializing with my friends
6. I am passionate about music. I love music.
7. I will be participating in DECA because I’m going to state in sports and entertainment marketing.
8. I know nothing about that book.
9. I think England has produced really good musicians. For an example, the Beatles and Oasis
10. This class is a pretty good group to do fishbowls and class discussions in. All of us participate in these discussions.
11. I wouldn’t change anything
12. I want to establish good relationships with all my new teachers
13. I am motivated by college. I want to be well prepared before I head off to college.
14. If you are you an easy teacher to get along with
15. Tyler Durden from Fight Club because I’m trying to figure out the true meaning of life and who I really am.

SaraB2009 said...

1. Mr. Ruggles, my favorite thing about Colorado is the mountains!!! I love the atmoshpere of this state its awesome!

2.I think it is very interesting to study and I shows a lot about society.

3. I am a very visual learner. Also it really helps me when we discuss in class and I can compare my opinions to others, such as in fishbowls.

4. I really enjoy fishbowls, and the fact that we have done a lot of stuff to prepare us for college writing.

5. The sports I do have been really meaningful to me (cheerleading and track)

6.I am very passionate about sports and fashion. I really enjoy making people happy, I like doing things for others.

7. DECA, and Track and Field

8. I do not know anything about this book.

9.I like their accents.

10. We are crazy but in a good way. I think we are pretty good at fishbowls too (Ms. Smith agrees :) ) This class is right before lunch and we get pretty hungry.

11.I think I would have us do more acting and have food wed everyday!!

12. Creat a strong a realationship with all of my classmates.

13. My future! my first couple years of school were rough and now I am really motivated to make up for my first years in high school so I can prepare well for a good future.

14. Are you excited to be a teacher?

15. Belle from Beauty and the Beast.

Wilberry09 said...

1. I would absolutely have to say the mountains and the absolute sense of nature surrounding all of Colorado is my favorite part, you'll have to go up at some point.
2.English is probably my favorite subject...besides art and i just love the fact that I am able to express myself through writing.
3.I am a very tactile learner, i love to be able to touch, sense, see the things I am learning, you might call it kinesthetic.
4. FOOD! haha i believe the time that is given to us can be used wisely or we may be lazy and just waste it, so the choice is really ours.
5.I am a music junkie, I have played drums for almost ten years, and have been performing for over 6 years, i am currently in several bands, as well as play music almost every single day.
6.Music, poetry, songwriting, romance.
7. I am planning on being the work program here at arapahoe and I am beginning to teach drum lessons to young children.
8.I know not.
9.I love the accents, i love the utter sense of warm hospitality, and of course The Beatles, Radiohead, and Coldplay.
10.You should probably know that we are all pretty rambunctious, and are able to complete work but we like to have fun as well.
11.I would probably have the students write more instead of read so much.
12.I aspire to apply myself more thoroughly in this class.
13.I am extremely by the opportunity to go college.
14.I would like to know your first name.
15. I am somewhat like Aladdin, i ride magic carpets.

Anonymous said...

1. Not to be cliche, but the sunsets here are incredible!
2. I like English Literature. The content of the various pieces of work vary so much that any book is unique.
3. I learn the best through doing. Having activities or work to do that will help me to better understand the things we are doing in class will help me a lot.
4. I love being able to get help from Mrs. Smith in class. Because I can ask her questions about my paper and get feedback, my writing has improved.
5. Doing something to help others outside of class is meaningful to me. I am able to learn from those experiences and give others a different perspective as well.
6. I am absolutely passionate about finding a cure for cancer. Working with the American Cancer Society has only fueled the fire within me to do more. I am also passionate about Business. FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) and DECA have both offered me so many opportunities to reach my full potential.
7. I will be participating in Swimming, FBLA, DECA, and working on the Littleton ACS Relay for Life committee.
8. Absolutely nothing.
9. The Spice Girls...and tea.
10. We're a lot of fun and have a lot of good laughs.
11. Getting everyone involved and excited about all of our activities.
12. Waking up on time...I hate mornings.
13. I have had a dream to be accepted into the University of Southern California since I was 10 to be able to pursue my dream career of becoming a manager for professional athletes.
14. What is your favorite piece of literature? Or author?
15. I feel like I'm a lot like Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality. Sometimes I feel like the whole world is against me, but I'm determined to do my job and have some fun along the way.

KaitlanW2009 said...

1. My favorite thing about Colorado is the laid back atmosphere, while other states are worrying about appearances we are snowboarding (which is of course way more fun).
2. I like most English literature, my favorite play so far is Hamlet.
3. I learn best by interacting in groups, or as a whole class. I learn more by sight, and touch, than just sitting down and reading a book.
4. The fishbowls have been meaningful because I have been able to hear many other opinions other than just my own.
5. My job is very meaningful to me, because it helped me learn to start to support myself.
6. I'm passionate about becoming a vet later in life.
7. I will be participating in Wild Warrior Women, Swimming, youth group, and my job.
8. I have never heard of this book before.
9. I love their accents!
10. We are very outspoken and opinionated, but in a good way.:)
11. I would have less papers to write, but that's just because I wouldn't want to grade them.
12. I want to keep motivated and not give in to my senior-itis, right now this is pretty hard for me.
13. My need/ want to go to college and succeed in my dreams in life.
14. Is your real name Mrs. Smith?
15. I am puss in boots from Shrek because my friends say I'm adorable, but I can be really feisty. And if need be I'm not afraid to stand up for those I love.

HaileyM2009 said...

1.I like Colorado because we actually have all four seasons, and every time I get to a new season I get really happy.
2.I really like reading, so I guess it’s a good mix.
3.I tend to color or play with play dough when I’m in class; it helps me focus. Basically, if I am sitting still and it looks like I am listening to you, I may be trying to pay attention, but I need to be doing something to listen well. I take notes in my coloring books and it also helps me study. It helps me remember what my notes say if I can picture the coloring page it was on.
4.Well, in my American Lit class last year, I loved the documentary we did at the end of the year (if you want you can ask Mrs. Comp about it—they were sweet. She may even have a copy still). This year I thought it was cool to do live blogging during fishbowls.
5.I am one of the head editors of the yearbook, which has taught me how to edit well (aka not be afraid to hurt someone’s feelings because then they won’t become a better writer). It also consumes a LOT of my time and that staff is like a second slightly bizarre family.
6.Passion is a weird concept.
A while ago I got really angry at the poverty in the world and it made me mad that America can be so self-centered and I felt like I couldn’t do anything about it. Therefore, I have been raising money and going on trips to help fix this, and I also put on a concert last Friday to raise funds (www.childsurvival.weebly.com--we raised about $1,200). I want to study Global and Urban Ministries in college and travel everywhere when I graduate.
I love photography and spend way too much time with my baby, a Pentax K100D, editing and improving my work, and posting my work on flickr (http://flickr.com/photos/7963870@N05/). I also love creative writing. I think it’s ridiculously fun how you can make up whatever you want and make it really quirky or interesting. I also love Jesus a whole bunch—his glory illuminates my life.
7.Yearbook and work and multiple youth groups and I don’t even know yet, as I don’t plan ahead very well.
8.Ah! I’m so excited! I started reading that and then my brother stole it when he came home to visit and I haven’t been able to get it again. I really want to read The Picture of Dorian Gray.
9.England…they have cool books (one of my favorites is Jane Eyre!). And they have cool accents. It would be awesome to go there some day.
10.We eat donuts on Wednesdays.
11.I would probably have less reading in class—I can do most of that all by myself.
12.I’m not going to lie, at that point I will probably be wishing it was still break. However, I would like to jump into our next unit/book instead of doing prep stuff or something, which always seems to happen and always seems kind of pointless.
13.I am really bad at being motivated, but when I am actually learning and thinking then I get excited about the topic we are studying.
14.What is your favorite color?
15.I may be like Anne, from Anne of Green Gables, because she is so imaginative and quirky. Also, I am probably like Mary, from Pride and Prejudice, because she thinks she is smart and then usually sounds stupid and she is fairly awkward.
Now you know way more than you ever wanted to about me! :)

Lauren L said...

1. My favorite part of colorado is how easy it is to fit in.
2. I am usually pretty good at English and the teachers are chill.
3. I learn best by actually doing it or teaching it.
4. Doughnut fun-filled wednesdays are pretty important!
5. Sports have been the most important thing to be but since I cant play them this year I would say partying!
6. I am passionate about sports and politics and living life in general!
7. Partying and staying fresh.
8. huh what???
9. I like how in England they drink tea and eat crumpets...Krumpets...
10. Our class is the best because Smith is dabomb.com!
11. More homework to torture the children!
12. Nothing really I have got into college and just dont really care!
13. Proving others wrong and I refuse to lose!!!
14. What kind of car to you drive? Are you a tree hugger?
15. Really I am my own character and I am my own story. There is no one like me I'm just to fresh!

MackenzieL2009 said...

1. My favorite part about Colorado is our big sky. In big cities you can only see patches of sky peeking between skyscrapers, but here you can see from horizen to horizen, plus, nothing can compare to the sunsets over the mountains!
2. I like the style that a lot of English Literature is written in, I can't specifically say what the difference is, but the voice is a little different than that of American Literature and I like it better that way.
3. I am totally a visual learner. I learn best by taking notes and by doodling while I am listening.
4. I like fishbowls because we can throw ideas around about the plot and characters that we might not have thought about before.
5. I've been on our swim team all of my four years at Arapahoe. I really enjoy swimming because it is good exercise and it is fun to compete and cheer for my teammates. I also like spending time with my family and friends, especially while watching movies and eating pizza.
6. I’m passionate about music, I’ve been playing piano since I was four and even though I can’t play well I really enjoy practicing and going to concerts etc. :D
7. I’ll be finishing up the swim season in January and after that … ???
8. I don’t know anything about this book, but I’m excited to be studying a book that hasn’t been “overtaught”.
9. I love how things are a little more formal in England, how they still have a monarchy and just how people act differently than they do here.
10. This class is pretty laid back but we still get a lot of stuff done. We all get along easily and we really feed off of each other’s ideas.

11. To be honest I would change the books that we read. I went into this class thinking that we were going to be reading English literature, and other than Hamlet we have been studying ancient epic poems and plays. Not that that’s a bad thing, necessarily, I was just looking forward to studying books that reflected more of English society and culture.

12. On the first day of class next semester I hope I can pick up where I left off and make it through the day without wishing too hard that winter break would come back again.
: )

13. I’m motivated by the expectations I have for myself. I know that if I try hard I can do well, and so if my grades start to drop I know I’ve gotten lazy and need to pick things back up again.

14. What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?

15. Hmm. I guess I’m a little like Jane from Pride and Prejudice. I can be quiet but I’m pretty easygoing and love to spend time with my friends and family.

KCH2009 said...

1:snowboarding and spending time in solitude in the mountians

3:i am a visual learner and creative. drawing or building

5:i wrestle, and like hanging out with my bro and learning from him

7:wrestling takes up alot of early second semester so ill be doin that and also preparing for college

9:their accents

11:group project? i dont know.

13:reaching the end game is the biggest motivation besides family, friends and teachers

15:and character who is a lil stressed and super hungry