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Natural Highs

1. Falling in love.
2. Laughing so hard your face hurts.
3. A hot shower.
4. No lines at the supermarket.
5. A special glance.
6. Getting mail.
7. Taking a drive on a pretty road.
8. Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
9. Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
10. Hot towels fresh out of the dryer.
11. Chocolate milkshake (vanilla or strawberry).
12. A bubble bath.
13. Giggling.
14. A good conversation.
15 The beach
16. Finding a 20 dollar bill in your coat from last winter.
17. Laughing at yourself.
18. Looking into their eyes and knowing they Love you
19 Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
20. Running through sprinklers.
21. Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
22. Having someone tell you that you’re beautiful.
23. Laughing at an inside joke with FRIENDS
25. Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
26. Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
27. Your first kiss (either the very first or with a new partner).
28. Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
29. Playing with a new puppy or kitten.
30. Having someone play with your hair.
31. Sweet dreams.
32. Hot chocolate.
33. Road trips with friends.
34. Swinging on swings.
35. Making eye contact with a cute stranger.
36. Making chocolate chip cookies.
37. Having your friends send you homemade cookies.
38 Holding hands with someone you care about.
39 Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
40. Watching the expression on someone’s face as they open a much desired present from you.
41. Watching the sunrise.
42. Getting out of bed every morning and being grateful for another beautiful day.
43. Knowing that somebody misses you.
44. Getting a hug from someone you care about deeply.
45. Knowing you’ve done the right thing, no matter what other people think.

ELNG Assignment

How can teachers respect a writer’s efforts and still inspire the writer to stretch and extend their writing?(Section 20)

A teacher can respect a writers efforts but still inspire that writer in many different ways. One particular way that the teacher could do this is talk to the writer and find out what they are most passionate about and try to incorporate it into the writing experience. If the writer does not have the strongest ability, a teacher can provide insight, or thoughts about what the writer may want to do to try and fix what they are doign wrong. A teacher should never degrade a student but try and understand, support but also encourage new writing and change in a step by step process so that they student will not feel overwhelmed and confused. If students are given the chance to expand slowly and have the teacher provide support and information on the changes, they may feel more comfortable to continue to work harder on the changes.

It is difficult as teachers because you do not want to damper or put down a writers work but not give them the proper encouragement where they will feel like they are just getting told that they are doing a good job and not recieving any other feedback. The influences that we have on writers can impact how they view themselves and either the continuation of their writing or the stopping of their writing.

ELNG Assignment

Given the difference between strategies and skills(writing, life,sports…)which is most important in coaching a reluctant or struggling writer? REMEMBER: this is a journal where you use writing to explore the issue and express your thoughts. IDEAS about the topic rather than “one size fits all” answer is the ideal.

It is important for coaching a writer by supporting the different strategies that can be used in helping the students with working with writings. The use of strategies can be helpful for some students because they may not know a way to start the writing process and have it become easier for them to start working. Though skills also have an influence on the writing process, strategies can be helpful because not all students have the skills to be strong writers at first so it makes it hard for some students who lack a few of those skills to know where to start and need help from an outside influence on what to do.

ELNG Assignment

Song: Good Riddance (Time of your life)

Band: Green Day

Lyrics: Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go

These lyrics make me really think because it’s talking about how many people face life on a day to day basis. From these lyrics, I think of lots of different situations that myself and many people have gone through on a day to day life. In the line “Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go.” is unique because it makes me think about how a person’s life is constantly chaning and that we have no control over time. This is a really unique song because it describes the feelings that I have about growing up and going through life. These are important lyrics because it helps describe many times in my life and people can be able to relate to these because everyone at one point in time feels lost and has to make a choice and they do not know the outcomes that will occur.

Just a Saturday.

So schools done, most of my marks are now in… Ok so I have to wait for two classes cause I just got back my paper from one class and wrote my last exam. I am excited for the new school year because I have a lot of interesting classes! The only down side is that I am stuck taking 3 night classes! So much for having a lil fun during my evenings! It will be all good though. Right now I am spending my vacation working (as I am doing right now) and spending some time with family and friends. I am so glad to have finished my christmas shopping! Its so crazy outside and with the weather (a cool foggy slippery day) I really don’t want to try and fight the crowds for shopping. For me, christmas will be a hetic couple days since I will be driving to Moose Jaw to see my family (pictures of almost everybody on the about me page) and having a HUGE and I mean huge christmas supper. Then I drive back home with my granny and we spend a quiet christmas day together. After that its back to Moose Jaw on boxing day to get some shopping done (and some shopping in Regina!). Its been such a crazy semester and I can’t wait to relax some and enjoy a few days of quiet (wait its never quiet around my house!) Such a silly thing to say 🙂

Hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful holiday break!

Bugs Bunny

Cartoons can be great entertainment for young and old. For many people watching old cartoons brings back the good ol days of being young and care free. For me, watching these two video’s does not only bring back great memories but as a teacher I see lessons and music appreciation coming from these two video’s. Yes they do have violence in them with the hunting of the rabbit (Bugs) but if we look at the content on t.v today where kids can watch “fake” bodies having an autopsy done on them during prime time t.v hour this stuff looks meek. It is important to talk to younger students about what they saw and make sure that  they understand that this is a cartoon and none of these actions should be done. But I still argue the point where else can a teacher give an example of classical music being used in new (well this case old) and interesting ways. This can lead to students creating their own cartoons are taking cartoons that they watch and syncing it up to music. This is where technology can come extremely important and lessons in technology are key! Its funny, its music education (where else will you ever find the use of great classical music in cartoons?) and its just one of those things that never gets old! Well at least for me it doesn’t!

The Message.

This is a really powerful video that makes me think about a lot of stuff… I thought it had a good message about living in today’s world and how everyone should probably watch this video!

How to hug a baby…

I thought this video was hilarious when I saw it and its just a good way to brighten someones day! = )

GROW!

Grow

grow courage

the need for courage

grow perspective

opinion from the perspective you grow

grow peace

or love

that grows apart

together

apart

forever

grow imagination

infatuation

more reasonable expectation

or talent

any talent

or style

or any style

just plain grow

just plain grow up

grow friends

memory

best friends

even enemies

grow respect

and defeat

and victory

pursuit of a dream

always grow

grow always

who’s ever really finished anyways

Milk Commercials

So a while back in the semester when we were doing one of the tech tasks someone started asking about these commercials that they saw. So there was a class discussion about what company put the commercials out and we could not figure it out! So the other day when my boyfriend was going through channels I saw the commercial! So I just thought I would post a few just because it made me smile!

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