A Report Card on the School Year Thus Far

9.11.2009



Three weeks of junior year- complete! Only 30 more to go?
My recent amounts of homework have most definitely foreshadowed the year ahead to be, well, nothing short of.. totally miserable. The only silver lining I can come up with is that at least I'm getting this infamous year of high school over with now. It's not as bad as I've heard..yet anyways..but it's no party either. Unfortunately, a major side effect of this school stress syndrome will be a lot less blog time, total bummer I know. But I'll do my best to keep all of you updated on the latest and greatest.. starting with my courses this year:


Intro to Engineering & Design
: I went/am going through a phase where engineering is a big prospect for my future. Math seems to be a forté of mine and I love design, so it seems to be a good fit. Right now it involves a lot of sketching. Soon we'll be using an online program called Inventor to create 3D objects. We even have a 3D printer in the room. Too bad it doesn't work for online shopping so I could print out some new shoes fo' me!

Yearbook: I already had a good idea of what this class would be like. After yearbook camp this summer, we already got a good theme going. It's one of my favorite classes. Love the girls. Holly is great (our teacher). Graphic design + creativity + writing + a room full of 35 Apple desktop computers = mb's dream class.

Pre-Calculus Pre-AP: Math is one of my favorite subjects and this year it's definitely stepped up a notch. I know my teacher through my sister Carolyn (the Austrian blogger one!), so that sure doesn't hurt. I guess math is math. Gotta love me some functions, trig, and conics.

APUSH: Otherwise known as Advanced Placement United States History. Calling it APUSH is just about the only perk of this class (for some reason you just sound cool when you talk about how hard the "APUSH" test was). Don't ask. My teacher is suffused with anything and everything having to do with the history of America. She's got a PhD. Basically, she's legit. You can tell she loves what she does and it makes it so much easier to learn from a teacher who is passionate about what they teach. So dorky to say, but true. Lots and I mean LOTS of note taking. Needless to say, it's just about a million times better than world history last year. Sorry, China, I just couldn't care less about the order of your dynasties. And Europe please stop naming your monarchs the same thing and then adding different roman numerals at the end. K?

Physics I Pre-AP: Should be my easiest class, but due to the lack of teaching incorporated into this class...it's a tad frusturating at times. Maybe it's just me, but I like to be taught what I'm tested over? Quite a shift from chem last year. Should be an interesting ride...

English III AP/DC:
Another course instructed by a teacher with a PhD. She knows her stuff as well. After taking my first in class analysis essay today over The Scarlet Letter, my bones are a little shaken. I hear she's quite the teacher: tough, critical, and obstinate. But in the end you come out saying Dr. Williams was one of the best teachers you've ever had. And after a little background check I think I landed a spot on her nice list already. She loves purple, hates gum and empty water bottles, and never ever use a cliché. Ever. We do have one thing in common; she's a blogger too! Check it out.

So as a mini report card on my first 3 weeks I give all my classes an A+ for making us work hard. Hopefully they'll return the favor with a semester grade equally as good.

xo. mb

1 comments:

Carolyn said...

ooh...love this post. sounds like you got some good teachers and it will be a good year. i'm impressed the blog is getting some posts..and long ones too! very nice. chat soon?