Category: vocabulary

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 move—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 absolutely—but limited power might end up making leaders better. This is the difference between Ralph, who gets…

LOTF Themes: Youth

LOTF Theme: Youth The island is strictly pre-teen, with no messy hormones to make things even worse. Maybe some of the boys have peach fuzz—we bet Jack does—but in general, these are little boys playing little boy games. Only the games aren’t so innocent. Lord of the Flies asks a crucial question: are kids really innocent, or do even six-year-olds…

What I Learned Today 10/01/2014

Nonfiction/Design/Architecture     Today in Dornob, multiple architects worked on a hillside home. Having a perfect view from the mountain, they incorporated multiple balconies and made all of it entirely out of soft wood. Even though it was just made of wood, they designed it to be a very modern home. Keyboarding I completed the first few levels of BBC…

What I Learned Today 9/30/2014

Non-Fiction/Architecture/Design Today, I read an article on Dornob, and it was about a home made inside of a hill. It was made by the two people who wanted to get the house made for them, and any passers who wanted to help. They conserved trees and only cut of the tops of trees around 1-foot in diameter to give support…

What I Learned Today 9/25/2014

We worked on more pre-algebra multiplication using the commutative, associative, and distributive rules. I completed Vocabulary Lesson 2 yesterday and wrote more of my essay. Today, I had to write a paragraph using all 15 of my vocabulary words correctly. Here is the paragraph I wrote: Once upon a time, somewhere lived an old man and his old wife. They…

What I Learned Today 9/12/2014

Today, I finished my Wordly Wise unit 1. The underlined words are my vocabulary words I used in a paragraph. One day, my step-Dad's boss decided that he was compatible with his co-workers and deserved a promotion. He was able to assign himself at North Carolina! He was burly enough to move the furniture into the car and go! Some…