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What I Learned Today 10/02/2014

Nonfiction/Opinion Writing Today I chose not to write about Dornob, but to write about a different article instead.Miss Judy sent my mom an article you can find at http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2014/08/21/children-autism-extra-synapses-brain/. It’s from Columbia University Medical Center and is titled “Children with Autism Have Extra Synapses in Brain: Maybe possible to prune synapses with drug after diagnosis.” This new drug basically makes…

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 9/26/2014

Today I continued to work on the rough draft of my 9/11 oral history essay. I got a lot of responses, and so that makes it REALLY long but good. Before I started, I organized my essay by clumping similar responses together. The steps of writing are pre-writing (brainstorming), drafting, editing, and revising. I’m at the drafting step. I had…

What I Learned Today 9/23/14

This is really for two days: yesterday and today. That is why it is so long. I earned my Bobcat Badge in Cub Scouts! See it hanging from my pocket? At the pack meeting Friday, we did skits and are kettle desserts from the fire. We learned about camping procedures. I got to go up and receive my Bobcat Badge…

Our 2014-2015 Book List

Our 2014-2015 Book List   September: To Kill a Mockingbird; Harper Lee (ISBN-13: 978-0061120084) This regional story by a young Alabama woman claims universal appeal. Harper Lee always considered her book to be a simple love story. Today it is regarded as a masterpiece of American literature. October: What the Moon Saw; Laura Resau (ISBN-13: 978-0440239574) Out of the blue,…