Thursday, September 25, 2014

Thursday 13 - High School student responses -My friend Coach Mike handed out a paper first day of school and asked for expectations - of course he got some good ones but he got these also and passed them around to staff - and said Take Heart.

He is nominated for Champion of Children  ,  you can see why with this sense of humor


These are some responses from mike Lee's students.   ** original spelling has not been altered **

***So, the assignment was, describe in one or two words, what kind of math teacher you would like this year. In addition to the usual responses--patient, respectful, fun, and kind, there was this assortment of responses:**

- "A teacher who teaches at my pace and doesn't repeat unnecessary things"

- "on top of people" (that's a direct quote...I'm not sure what it means)

- "Funny, kind, farster"                             ???

- "A teacher that doesn't care and gives you answers"

- "Purple People Eater"

-  "one that doesn't yell!!!!!"

- "A funny, nice, and goofy teacher"

- "Ms. Rapp"


- "I would love a football coach."

- "Honest"

- "Fun and interactive"

- "An exciting teacher"

- "Teachable"

It's going to be an interestingly great year!


Toning up your life


Color has the ability to trigger our emotions, affect the way we think and act, and influence our attitudes.

When we enter a room or see an object for the first time, our minds register its color before any other detail. The colors our eyes can perceive are like words that form a subtle language of mood, energy, and insight. Color can exert a gentle effect on the mind and the body, influencing our dispositions and our physical health. Color has the ability to trigger our emotions, affect the way we think and act, and influence our attitudes. You unconsciously respond to the color of the walls in your home, your car, your clothing, and the food you eat based on your body’s natural reactions to certain colors and the psychological associations you have formed around them. The consequences of the decision to paint a room or wear a specific article of clothing therefore goes beyond aesthetics.

The colors you encounter throughout your day can make you feel happy or sad, invigorate you or drain your vitality, and even affect your work habits. Throughout history, cultures spread over many different parts of the globe have attributed varying meanings to different colors. In China, blue is associated with immortality, while people in the Middle East view blue as a color of protection. There is also evidence that human beings respond to color in a very visceral way. Red excites us and inflames our passions.  Too much red, however, can make us feel overstimulated and irritated. Pink tends to make people feel loved and protected but also can cause feelings of lethargy. Yellow represents joy or optimism and can energize you and help you think more clearly. Bright orange reduces depression and sadness. Blue and green are known to inspire peaceful feelings, and people are often able to concentrate better and work in rooms painted in soft blues and greens. The darker tones of!
  both colors can make you feel serious and introspective.

There are ways to integrate color into your life that go beyond picking the hues of your d├ęcor and your wardrobe. You can meditate with color by concentrating on the colors that make you feel peaceful or using a progression of colors to symbolize a descent into a relaxed state. Color breathing involves visualizing certain colors as you in inhale and exhale. Choose to surround yourself with the colors that you are attracted to and make you feel good, and you can create an environment that makes you feel nurtured, peaceful, and uplifted.I am very aware of color are you ??

Things I adore 2 good pay per few movies Words and Pictures and The Long Week

I am grateful for hope deep down inside - needing a big miracle

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thursday13- 13 Castles to visit

It's my birthday tomorrow and I'm of course queen for a day so why not visit some castles - There are about 40 left in the world today ..Let's visit some