It seems like there was a fairly positive response to the SOLSC yesterday! I’m excited to see how this continues and hope to share a few featured slices from students – some directly linked from their blogs, others typed up and shared from their SOLSC journals.
Here are some standout slices from Tuesday, March 1 – I’m sure they would appreciate you stopping by to leave them a quick comment!
A bald eagle watches over the horizon.Seeking its next prey to eat. A fish swims up to the surface to get some air. The eagle prepares to ambush the prey. His special weapon is the talons. These knife-like claws that they grab and hook the fish like a real fishing hook. The eagle sees his chance and glides into action, readying for his talons to hook the prey. The fish does notice that the eagle is after him. The fish tried to swim under but he was too late becuase the talons were locked on to the perfect place to grab. The now has a dinner to feast on.
Yesterday morning, when my alarm went off for me to get up, I couldn’t help myself but just lay there. I didn’t feel good the day before. My mom came into my room and asked me how I felt about staying home. I did as she told. Stayed home, sat in my living room and watched the clock turn. I’d glimpse every hour to see what time it was, picture as if I did go to school and what I might have been learning. But soon after it was past the time my school had ended, one of my good friends surprised me at my door. Told me they heard I was sick and decided to stay for an hour to cheer me up. I really needed that, and it sure helped me out a lot. But now its the next day and I feel a little better. Just need to make it through the rest of the day.
I have been studying and studying up to this moment. The 40 countries test of Africa. In Social Studies we had three weeks to study for this test that I took last hour. The first week I had to know 10 then 20 then this week I had to know 40. I wrote down 46 country names but I’m not sure if I got them all right. I am hoping that I get 100% and maybe I will get some extra credit!
Chords strummed, notes picked, all the while the sound of beautiful music floating through the air. That is my guitar practice and that is where I spent some of my Monday night. Currently, I am learning a song called Blackbird by the Beatles. At first I wasn’t to thrilled about learning this song because I was unfamiliar with it, but now that I am learning it, I have actually grown to like it. Blackbird is by far the most challenging song I have ever attempted, and I think I really needed the challenge.