Egg Drop Activity was one of my favorite experience that I was excited to explore in this class. while working on this activity, I had a fun time to cooperate with my classmate, Briana to try different ways to protect the egg. However, I was struggling to layering materials provided to protect the egg because I needed to hold the egg carefully. While exploring with this activity, I learned that from this experience that everybody had different techniques, and they also used diverse materials to protect the egg. Personally, I took a long time to think critically and creatively to make the protection for the egg. I also learned through play that I needed to add more bubble wraps and tissue papers probably to protect the egg. In addition, this activity also fostered my communication skills because I used languages to discuss and design the protection for the egg from breaking when it hit the ground. I learned from my peers that she was very patient to cover the egg by using the bubble wrap, tape, and tissue papers.
Three long years ago without a doubt was the worst and I mean worst Thanksgiving ever. The day started off good by going to the store to get decorations. Then things quickly started going downhill. By the end of the day my day had gotten better but the worst was when we got back home for decorating the house.
I am a child of immigrant parents, although we are not the wealthiest and they may have had struggles when moving to Canada, my life has been great so far with the efforts of my family. It all began when I was born in Ottawa, at the civic hospital on May 12 2001. My full name is Morgan Lee Khai Chau. My parents come from Vietnam, they immigrated to Canada around the 1900s because of all the violence going around in their home country, they also wanted a better life and future for themselves and their families. My family is made up of my parents, my older brother and my older sister. My first language was Cantonese because my parents spoke it, but since my brother and sister spoke english pretty well at the time,
This year my family went to Florida. It was our first family trip, and my only trip that I actually got to go on a plane! My grandpa was over at our house and he was giving my mom some flowers to put out on our patio, and I was in my room. When my mom and grandpa started a conversation about Florida.
An event that influenced my life occurred when I came to the U.S not knowing any English. I did not know anyone around nor did I understood them. It took me a while to learn a few words and than learn to speak them. The first few months it was hard for me because I found English complicated,confusing,and hard to memorize. Some words were easy because it was somehow connected to Spanish, and others were not as easy. My mind was set and focused on achieving my goal, to have a good career, join a medical/technology field. A lot of people doubted me, saying I would not be able to learn English, graduate or reach any goals. Hearing those words broke me into pieces, but I took it as a challenge. I felt shattered but committed at the same time. I
It had been three years since the Dust Bowl Drought started and it was really affecting my family. My mom, Laurie had to really work hard to support the family and help to play for house repairs that we needed after all of the storms hit. My father, Jonathan worked on the farm right behind our house to try to keep me, mom, and him fed.
In 2008, right after Christmas my family had the special experience to go to the Cotton bowl for the Missouri Tigers football game. The Cotton Bowl is held in Dallas, Texas, back then Jerry's world (Dallas Cowboys stadium) was in the process of being built, so the big Mega scoreboard wasn’t there. My whole family came down to Columbia on Christmas Eve and we sang our Christmas songs together and celebrated Christmas together in my grandparents house. There was a bunch of us in that house, I remember walking down the stairs one morning and all my older cousins were back in the corner of the basement and they were all sleeping together in that space, I would crack up every time I saw that. This time after Christmas instead of all going back
A goal that I set for myself in the past that I did not successfully accomplish would be to complete another (third) marathon. I had set out to finish three and I have only done two to date. I could say the reason is because we moved and I haven’t had the opportunity to run, but really it’s about commitment. I am not ready to commit to the training schedule quite yet.
Have you ever had a bad holiday? This last Thanksgiving wasn’t the best holiday I’ve encountered. The vacation was four days long and it was fun, but the Thanksgiving meal wasn’t satisfying.
I did the volunteer blitz, which consists of a bunch of different activities including making cards, owls, turkeys, package for jumpstart etc.The most important part of the day was knowing that these simple acts of kindness would brighten up someone’s day. I learned that a simple thing like creating a card will change someone’s life for the better. There were many different activities that we could have done during the Blitz. I made some cards for veterans and also children who were in the hospital. I also made turkeys for old people’s homes to put on their walls in their rooms. We only made the items and someone else brought them over, so I’m not sure how they reacted, but I’m sure that it put a smile on their face. Everyone worked together
One Winter morning, when I was off of work and spending time with the family by decorating the house for Christmas. My two daughters, Elizabeth who is fifteen and Maria who is ten felt that the Winter season was full of life and glamour. My wife Donna was making cookies with the whole chocolate scent filling the whole house. Elizabeth went outside in our shed to get out Christmas lights. Elizabeth asked me, “Dad, did you always help out with the lights?”
Then, she drove me to the hospital and got me immediately to the ER. In the ER they were rapping me like crazy because i wouldn 't stay still in the bed because i was so scared and i was in pain. Finally they got me all wrapped up and I was laying in the bed quite. I don 't remember what happened after that because I guess I went into surgery and could think of what happened after that.
Lake Cumberland is a best-loved place to go for vacation mostly because of all the memories created there, but my favorite trip there was when we went camping this past summer. Since summer was ending and there was a three day weekend, my family decided to camp at the lake. Friday after school my mom, dad, sister and I drove down to Kentucky with the boat and stayed at a hotel, so the next day it would only take about an hour and a half to get to the dock. That hour and a half is a lot better than six hours from our house!
Since the young age of 7, my parents have been separated. We were a family of 4 now in a new town. Tarkington a small town in the middle of nowhere was where we decided to settle down and start over on our new life in the middle of the school year I must add. But growing up in predicament made me mature a bit faster than expected and has shaped me into the person I have become today.
As time and age inch around the corner, the items that are gathered throughout the years become memorabilia. Many of those items are valued less because there was not much love that went into making them. However, my parents are true reminders that homemade gifts are greater than any store-bought gift.