Homeschooling

Looney Tunes – Left brained

This is a slightly edited version of my essay on Looney Tunes — made for my high-school writing class — Enjoy!

Looney Tunes — Left brained

Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote

Bugs Bunny is no cute and cuddly indoor rabbit. Wile E. Coyote is no bulls-eye shooting coyote. Opposite in what they get, but similarly outrageously funny, these are the subject of my essay today. Sit back and enjoy as I explore the world of these two Looney Tune characters.

Bugs Bunny is a cheerful “Little Bunny Rabbit.” His enemies vary greatly, but whether cackling old witches, little bald hunters, or raging bulls, he always comes out on top. Though he is quite the foe when angered, he doesn’t look for a fight; often times he will try to make peace, until finally he turns around (not literally) and declares, “Of course you realize, this means war.” He often speaks to the audience by making little comments about the antagonist, like how he’s a bit crazy. Another good line is when Bugs will come up behind his foe, who thinks he’s about to corner Bugs, and say, “What’s up Doc?” It usually takes a moment for whomever he is speaking to, to realize who Bugs is, and the foe-turned-victim might say something like, “I’m hunting bunny rabbits.”

Wile E. Coyote is sometimes Bugs Bunny’s foe, but he also has his own little show. This show is sometimes used as a before-the-actual-show thing. Wile E. Coyote, unlike Bugs, has only one nemesis, though for him this is more than enough, especially as it seems all of nature is on Road Runners side. Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote’s enemy and prey, is extremely fast and smart. Wile E. Coyote has come inches from catching Road Runner, but always something goes wrong. Often he will fall off a cliff and leave a huge imprint in the ground. In one bit I watched on YouTube (though this was not the whole show, I believe), he actually caught Road Runner, but in the process he had shrunken extremely small – and as he looked up and saw Road Runner’s humongous head lean down to look into Wile E.’s eyes, Wile E. realized this slight problem, and, looking angrily out of the screen at his audience, he held up two signs, his usual means of communicating with the audience, which stated, “Okay, wise guys, -you always wanted me to catch him-” and “Now what?” Now, my parting words: That’s all folks!

Looney Tunes – Left brain By Teresa J. Gaskins Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote Bugs Bunny is no cute and cuddly indoor rabbit. Wile E. Coyote is no bulls-eye shooting coyote. Opposite in what they get, but similarly outrageously funny, these are the subject of my essay today. Sit back and enjoy as I explore the world of these two Looney Tune characters. Bugs Bunny is a cheerful “Little Bunny Rabbit.” His enemies vary greatly, but whether cackling old witches, little bald hunters, or raging bulls, he always comes out on top. Though he is quite the foe when angered, he doesn’t look for a fight; often times he will try to make peace, until finally he turns around (not literally) and declares, “Of course you realize, this means war.” He often speaks to the audience by making little comments about the antagonist, like how he’s a bit crazy. Another good line is when Bugs will come up behind his foe, who thinks he’s about to corner Bugs, and say, “What’s up Doc?” It usually takes a moment for whomever he is speaking to, to realize who Bugs is, and the foe-turned-victim might say something like, “I’m hunting bunny rabbits.” Wile E. Coyote is sometimes Bugs Bunny’s foe, but he also has his own little show. This show is sometimes used as a before-the-actual-show thing. Wile E. Coyote, unlike Bugs, has only one nemesis, though for him this is more than enough, especially as it seems all of nature is on Road Runners side. Road Runner, Wile E. Coyote’s enemy and prey, is extremely fast and smart. Wile E. Coyote has come inches from catching Road Runner, but always something goes wrong. Often he will fall off a cliff and leave a huge imprint in the ground. In one bit I watched on YouTube (though this was not the whole show, I believe), he actually caught Road Runner, but in the process he had shrunken extremely small – and as he looked up and saw Road Runner’s humongus head lean down to loke into Wile E.’s eyes, Wile E. realized this slight problem, and, looking agrily out of the screan at his audience, he held up two signs, his usual means of communicating with the audience, which stated, “Okay, wise guys, -you always wanted me to catch him-” and “Now what?” Now, my parting words: That’s all folks!

Princess Kitten, and the case of the poofing name tag

My name tag went poof last week. Where could it have gone? We found it, yes we did, and this is the story of how:

I walked out of my class to the small café area. I went over to the name tag box and took off my name tag. I put my name tag in the folder (which was in a box with other folders) where my mom’s and my name tags went.

I walked over to talk and play with some friends before it was time to go. My mom put her name tag up. Then it got freaky, because she asked me, “Where’s your name tag?”

I blinked at her. “I put it in our folder. Why?”

“I couldn’t find it. Oh well, I probably just missed it.”

I decided to investigate. I went and checked: no name tag. I searched the folders around ours: no name tag. I began to worry. Gecko asked me what I was doing. “Looking for my name tag. It disappeared, went poof,” I told him.

I searched some more, I was getting more worried. Then, lo and behold, I found it. I had actually put it between two folders, and it had slipped so it was under them, but I finally unearthed — or rather “unfoldered” — it!

[Note: This is an edited version. My brain is not large enough to remember all the details. Also, this week, instead of poofing, the name tag fell out of its holder and got left in the folder, lol!]

Anatomy and other not quite random stuff

WOO HOO! I finally pronounced anatomy without help! (Annat-tommi)

Anatomy means: Parts of the body.

Why I needed to know how to pronounce it: because I’m taking an Anatomy and Physiology class in my Monday Fun Classes — I’m also taking high-school writing and blogging (again ;)).

High-school writing

In high-school writing, I’m going be writing an essay on Looney Tunes. We’re going be doing three paragraphs of left brain and of three of right brain.

The left side of your brain deals with facts. These are already made up, but not nearly as fun. The right side of your brain deals in random and creative stuff — I like this side better, but you’re more likely to be working with “raw material.”

Anatomy and Physiology

In anatomy and physiology, I need to be reading about muscles in Anatomy and Physiology the Easy Way. There is no assigned reading, but my teacher will prefer it if I do.

We’ve learned the meanings of several words, the different systems and stuff. Here’s a list of the systems:

  1. Skin/dermal
  2. Muscular
  3. Skeletal
  4. Digestive
  5. Endocrine
  6. Circulatory
  7. Respiratory
  8. Nervous
  9. Lymphatic
  10. Reproductive
  11. Cellular
  12. Urinary (Urinary is only considered one in some places, as it can tag on to several others.)

Right now we’re studying the muscular system. For instance: the muscles themselves don’t get stronger; they just get used to lifting heavier things.

Blogging

Blogging is blogging. It was very quiet. So were the first few weeks last time. There’s a lot more people, and only Curly Ben and I retook the class, so I’ll be putting new blogs in my blogroll soon.

We’re also working a little  bit in the book DownWRITE Funny. Last week, we also did a brainstorm on how to get ideas.

[Note: I started this last week, so some of these things are done, which means I might be posting about them soon!]

Lessons with four hooves ;)

Due to the fact that we might (very large maybe) be getting two horses, I have started taking horse lessons on Tuesday mornings. It also counts as P.E. and animal science.

So far I’ve had four lessons:

  1. The first week I learned about basic safety around horses. Then I got mounted and did some walking, turning and backing up.
  2. The second week I did pretty much the same thing, though I learned how to tie a quick release knot and I got to put the saddle on. I also learned another way to command a horse to turn.
  3. The third week I worked on balance. My teacher got me out on a lunge line and I worked on standing up in the stirrups and trotting. However, the horse I was riding kept stopping to eat some clover (that was apparently very good); it was really bad when she did it while I was standing up in the stirrup — every time she stopped I’d pitch forward which didn’t feel very good, though at least I didn’t actually fall out of the saddle!
  4. Last Tuesday it was raining, so we didn’t have our lesson, but on Wednesday we had a make-up lesson. I learned how to catch and groom horses. The horse didn’t feel like being caught, and it kept switching places so I had to switch sides. Finally I caught it and got the halter on. I also put a smaller pink halter on their foal — it was a lot easier. Then my teacher showed me the different brushes and how to use them. Lastly, as I groomed the horse, my teacher told me about how the horses groom themselves in the wild and what the different uses of grooming were.

So that’s what I’ve been learning on a horse. I can’t wait for next week and the next lesson!

(For the Summer Homeschooling CurrClick Contest.)

Cops and Robbers *coughcough*

(Okay, the “*coughcough*” was mostly random.) When you see the words “Cops and Robbers,” there are a couple things you might think of. One of these things is a game called Cops and Robbers (see more in blockquote below). The game is the closest to what I’m talking about.

Today for math, I did a graphing game on the computer called: Cops and Robbers. In the game, you were supposed to find the robber by entering a guess of what the “robber’s” (x,y) position was. If you guessed wrong, it would put a little blue dot in that position that had a number on it. That number told people how many “paces” the robber was away; most the time those paces weren’t just straight lines.

So what happened?

At the start I just played normally: make a guess, then go from there. Then I randomly started clicking the “test coords” button with the same “coords” (coordinates) entered. My mom and I started joking about this, and I told her that if the game had me down for a ridiculous number of guesses, we’d know that it counted my extra clicks. She said, “If it says something like ‘You took 72 guesses,’ we’ll know it did.”

Later as I was playing with it, she wondered if we actually could make 72 guesses. (The game didn’t count my extra clicks.) I said it was easy to find out, and I started a math problem to see how many guesses we could make. It turned out to be 169.

At first Mom thought it would be hard to make all the guesses because we’d probably accidentally hit the Robber. But I pointed out: “No, we wouldn’t even have to find the Robber; we’d just have to find where the robber CAN’T be.” This made me go off and want to try. And look at what I did: (more…)

Spring 2010

In some ways I’m happy that spring’s here, and in others I am not.

Next Thursday is the culmination for this year’s co-op session, and it won’t start up again until fall! This means that there are some of my friends I won’t be able to actually see face to face until then.

But spring also brings good news! Flowers are growing, birds singing, color has returned to the world! Though I’m beginning to wonder if we have a little too much green… 😛 just joking!

Also coming with spring is swimming! Once it warms up a bit, maybe my family can get out our pool. And since I’m going to start running, it will be great to take a run then jump in the pool for a cool, relaxing, swim!

All in all, spring is my favorite season, and I’m excited that it’s here (I know, I’m a bit late :P). I mean, can’t you tell I like it a lot just by my new springy header? Oh wait, that’s because I make this blog’s themes seasonal :P. Anyway, I hope you are enjoying the new spring season wherever you are :D!

How my name nearly changed :P

This… Is a story… About… How… My name… Nearly changed… To… Kitteb.

One day (two weeks ago on the 21st of February), I was commenting on my blogging classmate Climbing Gecko. For some reason I was putting my name at the end of the comment… and… I put… Kitteb… Of course I did fix it, so my name didn’t change.

That was a boring story… Hmm… let’s see if I can’t spice that up….

To be continued…. The spiced-up version! 😀