Week of Apr. 18th to 21st, 2017

After a spring break that felt much longer than it actually was, school is back in and we immediately got back on track.

No school on Monday.

Tuesday: After excitedly greeting everyone and getting back into my routine, we started reading a book by @katecake’s father. It’s titled The Legend of Mr. Creepy, and it seemed everyone quite enjoyed it. Immediately after that, I attended a Culture Committee meeting about welcoming the ALC-NYC visitors, which was coincidentally interrupted by their arrival. Once they were acclimated, I worked on Duolingo (while @tessao danced and meowed intensely in the middle of the room) and geometry before Anatomy and Physiology and crossfit.

Wednesday: On Wednesday morning, I facilitated ChangeUp. It was a moderately simple task, but extremely enjoyable and tiring at the same time. This was the first ChangeUp that was split into two parts, the second one optional, and it went rather well. I felt like the combination of my being somewhat tired and my lack of any preparation or experience made it slightly difficult, but I was told by several people that they did not notice. After ChangeUp, I went to Writer’s Workshop and practiced Duolingo and geometry while people in the room played Balderdash.

Thursday: After an entertainingly unorganized meeting about the Wings group trip to St. Augustine, FL, we went on a ‘hike’ in Uptown Charlotte. We walked to the library, and then to Romare Bearden Park, and stayed there for a while. I fell asleep, and the time I was awake there was still longer than our total walking time. We returned to school and CHARLOTTE WAS BACK FROM CANADA. After we went to crossfit there was a wonderful potluck at Jess’s house.

Friday: Today I listened to The Legend of Mr. Creepy again, played a game by @liam, who I now want to meet eventually. That was most of the day.

I might not blog next week because the St. Augustine trip leaves Friday morning next week.

The Way of Adventure challenges: Library

Blake Boles’ The Way Of Adventure (page: Library)

Choose a subject that you want to learn more about, go to the librarian, and ask for recommendations. This can be  something you’ve been studying for a while, or something brand new. Or you can just ask them to recommend the most fascinating book that’s come out recently.

Take a selfie with the librarian and one book that they helped you find and add it to your portfolio (as its own page or blog post).

This is a rushed, awkward picture. I could not quite figure out the camera, but we got it and ran out.

From left: @alonalearning, our unfortunate victim, myself, and @libby.

You must expect a painfully awkward result of a transaction between strangers if said strangers are teenagers and librarians. I am sorry you had to see that.

Week of Apr. 3rd to 6th, 2017

I am blogging on Thursday because I am going to go to the Raptor Center tomorrow. Spring break is next week.

Monday: First I listened to the last Bud, not Buddy chapters before the play on Tuesday. Then an assortment of things happened (jumbled together), including @tessao giving me a personality quiz/physical exam just because I had free time, Duolingo, and talking to loud people. Then the Wings group continued Blake Boles’ The Way of Adventure course. We got to an outdoor challenge and decided to do it later. It ended up happening today. Then a meeting about students facilitating ChangeUp.

Tuesday: I will try to make the rest of this brief. Decided not to do mystery science, worked on Duolingo until the play. Bud, not Buddy as an Imaginon play was not bad, and it followed the book at least most of the way. Got back in time for clean up, Anatomy and Physiology, and crossfit.

Wednesday: The first morning ChangeUp after a decision to move it. After that, Dean had an all day music/art/play event called the Space Jam (Because we’re, like, jamming the space, dude, get it?) Which was exciting for a while until it got rained on. It rained very very heavily. The day was still fun.

Thursday: Today I made a plaster hand mold, watched @alobob run around with his arms in his pants running like a chicken, worked on Duolingo, and went to the library to complete the Way of Adventure challenge (more on this in the next post, in about 2 minutes). Then, I started this.

All right, On to the next post. School will return Tuesday, April 17th.

Week of Mar. 27th to 31st, 2017

The website was not working for us temporarily, so this post was typed up On the 31st at around 13:25 and copied into the blog. I have also been very tired this (last) week.

Monday: On Monday I listened to Bud, not Buddy again, and managed to stay awake until Reader’s Workshop. After a trip to the park, I did a bit of work and Duolingo and went home feeling very tired.

Tuesday: After listening to the book again, I realized I didn’t have the energy to do cooking class, and ate until a meeting with Dean about a surfing trip in June. After the meeting, I went to Writer’s Workshop before getting my geometry and Duolingo done. There was no Anatomy and Physiology class, so I stayed at school until crossfit.

Wednesday: My mother came in to make dream catchers with paper plates, beads, and string. It was more well-received than we expected. After that, I did my geometry work until Dean had another meeting about an all-day art/music/play event Wednesday, April 5th. After the meeting, the Wing group continued Blake Boles’ Way of Adventure challenges before Gratitude Circle a very difficult (no further comment) ChangeUp, the events of which unfortunately fell on the new student facilitators, Tessa and Elisha. They did very well for the situation they had to deal with.

Thursday: The hike on the Greenway in Charlotte was fun. It was easier and calmer, except when two students managed to top the ‘event’ from Wednesday, but everyone was fine after everything was discussed. I swung and flipped Tessa around at the park, and managed to lift several students on my back and even up on my shoulders. After the hike, I waited at school for a while until crossfit.

Friday: Today I listened to the book again, went to my first Culture Committee meeting about what happened on Wednesday, messed around for a bit, did more work on Duolingo, and threw Tessa a bit more. I am typing this now at 13:50 (yes that took twenty-five minutes before editing), aware that the website is currently down. I will be at Mystery Science until 15:30.

Next Tuesday (as of posting this has happened) I am going to see the play Bud, not Buddy and Wednesday Dean is having a big event at the park.