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What I Learned Today 2/12/15

Non-Fiction: Newspaper Article Today I read a newspaper article Meme sent me about Harper Lee. She is coming out with a sequel to To Kill A Mockingbird. It's called Go Set A Watchman. Here is a summary of the article: Go Set a Watchman is actually Harper Leeâ€™s first novel she made. It showed scenes of Scout looking back onto…

What I Learned Today 1/21/15

Literature: Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy I started reading The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and I love it! It's so funny!!! ðŸ™‚ Chapter 1 & 2 Summary There was a small house on a hill that was owned by a man named Arthur Dent. One day, a bulldozer comes by his home. He wakes up and does his normal…

What I Learned Today 12/9/14

Pre-Algebra: I completed all the exercises in my Art of Problem Solving book for each of the three sections I'm studying. Vocabulary: I completed Lesson 6 and used all my words correctly in my story: Foxie and Friends 3 Starring: Foxie the Rouge Moxie the Medic Django the Knight Sorin the Barbarian Darla the Ranger Recap: Sorin mysteriously wandered off,…

What I Learned Today 12/2/14

Minecraft Homeschool: Ancient Civilization I learned a bunch so far this week about ancient civilization. People say “a barrel of a gun” because the way you make a barrel is the way the first cannons were made. A crayfish is an iron thing with multiple cutting blades at the front and back and spikes on the four wheels it had.…

What I Learned Today 10/28/14

Pre-Algebra: I did SOOOO much math today!!! Division was a very long section with lots of rules. It uses everything I learned about addition, subtraction, multiplication, negation, and reciprocals. I didn’t pretty good on my exercises. Definition: let a and b be numbers such that b is not zero then the quotient a divided by b is defined as a…

What I Learned This Week 19/21-10/24/14

Sage & Haddie filling planets with crust, core, and mantle! Note from Kurstin: Sorry we didn't have a daily blog Tuesday through Friday. We spent most of our time on bookwork or Sage's online prealgebra class, and I had to juggle several doctor appointments. I'm happy to say I am done with compression wrapping and now will just use my…

LOTF Themes: Wisdom & Knowledge

LOTF Theme: Wisdom & Knowledge Knowledge in Lord of the Flies is more about awareness and wisdom than anything else. There are certain important truths that some characters are privy to and others are not. The characters that are “in the know” seem to have possession of these truths innately, as though by some spiritual means. The boys left in…

LOTF Themes: Religion

LOTF Theme: Religion Lord of the Flies can be read, at least in part, as a religious allegory. It features the character Simon as a Christ-figure who is killed by the other boys. Following this train of thought, the island can be seen as the Garden of Eden, before it was corrupted by mankind and his evil activities (as represented…

LOTF Themes: Identity

LOTF Theme: Identity Halloween is a lot tamer than it was when people dressed up to scare away ghosts, but the idea is the same: disguising yourself lets you get away with things that you can’t do in your Levis and American Apparel hoody. The boys in Lord of the Flies aren’t dressing up as Freddy Krueger, but they’re still…

LOTF Themes: Power

LOTF Theme: Power Congratulations! You've just been elected student body president. What's your first moveâ€”getting the mystery meat out of the school lunches, or staking your claim to the best parking spot? In Lord of the Flies, we learn that absolute power corrupts absolutelyâ€”but limited power might end up making leaders better. This is the difference between Ralph, who gets…