Graduating seniors at SCGSSM average a 2000 score… (the highest average for any school in the state, BTW)
3rd annual Young Adult Book festival in Charleston, SC. over 50 authors, over 25 NYT best selling authors! It’s the largest YA festival in the country. Hannah has a lot of books, and after the last two years of coming here, she has a lot of signed books!
I’ll have to get the names from her later, but I will load the pictures now…
As an aside, I just found this post from 7 years ago. (Nov, 2006) The girl that is mentioned as her “competitor”? I’m almost positive it was Rossie, Hannah’s best friend in 8th Grade that moved to Charleston… They went to YALLfest together yesterday. Hannah stayed over at her house last night.
Hannah, showing off her new prizes.. The last two books of Harry Potter.
Hannah was the first person in the school to reach her pagemaster goal of 3000 pages. Almost 1000 of those were the small print in the HP books. Way to go Hannah! Interestingly enough, the second person to reach pagemaster was also in H’s class… And that is out of a school with over 700 kids in it. Also, she was the first person in her class to reach her AR points goal for the year. And finally, although trivial, she also won a quiz in the third grade answering who mark browns aardvark was (as Hannah said TOO easy- Arthur!)
I said to Kath.. “It seems Hannah is competitive” and she said “no way, she’s just her own person. She motivates herself”
In retrospect, she might be right. I would like that.
I have lived here for ~11 years?
And I never realized the school bus would stop in front of the house.
Seriously.. I did not know that.
The problem is, it stops 45 minutes before school starts, and we live within walking distance.
There is probably some commentary to go along with the concept, but I will decline at this moment.
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So, Hannah noticed we technically have all of the animal groups now! Invertebrates (The hermit crab.. I’m pretty sure that qualifies as an invertebrate, no?) , Fishes in the pond, Amphibians in the pond, Reptile, (the new snake! Gotta remember its name.) , Mammal, (Gigi), and birds, (chickens!).
That’s all of them!
On another note, Hannah took the PSAT today. She said there were only 2 questions she left blank. Here is an interesting thing.. They make you write some kind of pledge… in cursive! It has to be written in cursive, otherwise you don’t get credit. Good thing Hannah learned cursive early on. I hear a lot of schools don’t teach it any more.
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We have two new members of the family.. A new Chicken, and a new… snake!. Hannah has saved up her money for a snake for years. She has finally realized her goal. A male Ball Python. Pretty good size one too. It seems really healthy and happy. She found it on craigslist.
In it’s (un)natural habitat.
And here is the new Girl in the coop! She is sweet, but might be a leader not a follower… time will tell! I don’t know if just because you are the youngest means you are at the bottom of the pecking order. This one seems like she can hold her own.
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Hannah got to try out the Oculus rift this afternoon at the clubhouse. My Friend Charles is a developer, and managed to get a development kit for it.
It. Is. Amazing. As soon as you put it on, it feels like you are in the room. The effect is immediate. It was fun!
Here Hannah is riding the roller coaster. If you are not familiar, the Oculus rift is a 3D headset that has gyros and Acceleration sensors in it, so it knows which way you are looking.Filed under makerspace | Tags: oculus rift | Comment (0)
Hannah and I did the Augusta Color Run (5k) this morning. It was more an event, than a race.. I really don’t think they even timed it. Every kilometer they threw a different color of, what I am assuming is tempera paint, on you. At the end of the race, there is a celebration party area, where you can listen to music and people doing stuff up on a stage, and participate in the color throws, where they give you packets of powder to throw.
In the middle of the race, we stopped at the clubhouse and took a picture with our friend Grace. Unfortunately her husband couldn’t be in the picture.. he was taking it.
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Had to fill in a form to sign Hannah up for the SAT. One of the questions was “class rank”.
I said to myself.. eh. probably lower than normal, I know she has a B in one of her classes. But I called the counselor anyway.
It’s a testement to the classes she chose really. I’m not going to complain about a B in one of those classes.. Good Job Hannah.
Funny thing is, she is her own critic.. She knows she could do better. She is a little slack on doing her homework in a timely manner…Filed under kids, school | Tags: sat | Comment (0)
The chickens love bread. They fight over the larger pieces. It’s quite entertaining.
Also, since we get about 2 eggs a day, and don’t always eat that many, I end up having to write the date they were laid on them with a pencil, and put them in a bowl. Then I have to search for the oldest one when I use them. Well, I made something that takes care of that! It’s the “FIFO egg holder”. I know the egg at the bottom is always the oldest one! The round stock is some scrap rod I had, and the U shaped things holding them are old automotive main bearings. I threw a leaf in there just for fun. It will hold up to a dozen eggs.chickens | Tags: eggs | Comment (1)
I ran my fastest 5K ever today. 3.1 miles in 25:05 minutes. that is a low 8 minute/mile pace. Actually, my first mile was 7:49.. that was probably my fastest mile ever. Not bad! That might be hard (for me) to beat. It was for a local Baptist church. All of the proceeds go to help Schools in Swaziland.
This was the “Duck dash” I guess you picked a duck, and won a prize if it came in first. We were all above on a bridge watching them go.
Here are all the people from Ch12 that participated… Me, Mike (the GSM), Christie, (anchor/reporter), and Shane (Chief Meteorologist.) Mike was there volunteering. He goes to Warren baptist, the church that sponsored the run. Actually, Matt from the weather dept was there volunteering also, be he was not nearby for the picture.
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