Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Something Else I Did...

My family and I took a road trip a couple of weeks ago to visit family near Houston, Texas. While there we had the opportunity to go to a major league baseball game: Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays. Our seats were right near first base...meaning a few foul balls came our direction. Sadly we didn't catch a one! But the game was awesome and this panoramic turned out quite nice. Now I need to find a place that sells panoramic picture frames because boy, do I have plenty of these types of photos!! Hope your summer is winding down quite nicely! I'm looking forward to seeing you all in class!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

What I Also Did...

Now here's a place I have always wanted to see and this summer I actually had the chance for a tour of this magnificent home. This panoramic is just a small part of the grand estate of the Hearst Castle and probably one of my favorite places of the entire tour. Mr. William Randolph Hearst's home was filled with art dating back to before the time of Christ! I've completed my photo book of the rest of my photos and I can't wait to share them with you on the the first day back to school! Less than five weeks to go!

Saturday, July 15, 2017

What I Did This Summer...

This is one place I was able to visit this summer. Know what it is? Give you a hint: It's the second oldest at 2700 years old. Did that help? Oh, and this photo is a panoramic and doesn't even do the height of this tree any justice. So this is just one of a hundred different photos of places I've been. What about you? Gone anywhere or done anything exciting? Drop me a line and let me know so I can share! Can't wait to hear about those many adventures when school starts!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

School, Anyone?

Hard to believe that July is here. Wasn't it just yesterday that school was ending? And now we are six weeks away from a brand new school year! We teachers have already been plotting and planning some new exciting things this year and are already getting the ball rolling with some of these plans! Are you excited yet? Hold all that enthusiasm....six more weeks! Hope you're having a great summer!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Economics Debate Workday...

We are coming down to the last three to four weeks of school--depending on whether your a senior or not. For 11th and 12th Economics we are gearing up for our team debate on "Does a Wage Gap Exist?" where the "Lisa Ping Award" will be decided and finalized. All are invited to attend! Invite parents, grandparents, Aunts/Uncles...this is going to be awesome!

I do want to remind you that this Thursday, April 27th, will be a workday for you and your partner as you both prepare your Constructives. Remember to included FACTS! FACTS! FACTS! Along with studies, experiments, etc. These help you persuade the audience that your side is right. Click HERE for an updated version of the debate format. I look forward to a great debate!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Redox Reactions....

Redox Reactions can be rather confusing.  Here is another explanation that may explain or reinforce our lesson from today. After you've watched the video, leave me a comment below that you did watch it and I will add +10 Bonus points on your next quiz.

Naming Compounds...

We've been learning how to name compounds in our 9th and 10th Physical Science class. Watch the two above videos (Part 1 and Part 2) and leave me a comment below that you watched and you can earn +10 Bonus points on your Quiz 19A for Tuesday, April 25th.