IT

Cast of IT 1

Did Stephen King frighten us? Did the movie “IT” scare you? Will you have nightmares? And what you going to wear for Halloween? A clown with a red a balloon? Walking slowing in the middle of the road and scaring children to drop their candy for you can grab the candy for yourself? That’s a good idea to do.

What inspires him to write IT? It was Trolls living underneath the bridge or sometimes tunnels. Logically, he came up with sewers drain and the plot was pure psychologically thriller. Even though the movie version was rated “R”, but it was intentionally for NC17, meaning more gruesome and other wilder scenes for the children can do very inappropriate things, that was in the book, not in the movie. They decided to stick to the movie and edit some of the scenes and make it appropriately for rated “R”, which makes sense.

The plot is seven young outcasts in Derry, Maine is about to face their worst nightmare — an ancient, shape-shifting evil that emerges from the sewer every 27 years to prey on the town’s children. Banding together over the course of one horrifying summer, the friends must overcome their own personal fears to battle the murderous, bloodthirsty clown known as Pennywise.

Even the book was terrified to read, the description in the book gave me nightmares. Here’s a tip: never fall asleep in the book that you selected to read and do a book report for high school. My sister scared me by popping a red balloon. Even scarier, she had on clown makeup on, it was her mascara bleeding from her face and it wasn’t Halloween.

Did you know the novel “It” won the British Fantasy Award in 1987, and received nominations for the Locus and World Fantasy Awards that same year? And it was a bestselling novel in 1986 too.

Wow, that’s impressive. The best way to learn English is to read a Stephen King novel. In 1966, King studied at the University of Maine, graduating in 1970 with a Bachelor of Arts in English and he was a certified English Teacher in high school. He found out the teacher pay was not good enough but his writing was selling and making more money than teaching.

The first chapter of the movie will be about the kids and the second chapter will be about the adults. The movie will come either in one or two years. Just read the book.

The movie itself was scary to watch and the language of the guys was a mouthful. There a few gruesome scenes not too many and a fatal fall. Did he survey? It’s scary and gruesome to watch. So go see it.

Lesson Plan:

Horror – Power Point Presentation (ppt)

Lesson Plan for Horror 2

Notes:

http://stephenking.com/library/novel/it_inspiration.html 

 

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Solar Eclipse 2017

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When I heard, there will be an Eclipse coming soon in August of 2017. First I thought it was the Twilight Saga Eclipse, the movie. Or the TV show Heroes, they have an eclipse in their logo. The eclipse is the real thing. The next solar eclipse will be on April 8, 2024. So, if I was you, please be prepared for the next one or watch your local news for weather updates.

A solar eclipse is a type of eclipse that occurs when the Moon passes between the Sun and Earth, and when the Moon fully or partially blocks the Sun. In other words, when someone stands in front and won’t move – annoying siblings.

There will be some darkness in the afternoon, so if you are at work, and it turns dark around 1:22 pm. Just tell your boss you need the night off. Then he would tell you “You just got here!” – that would be awkward.

Seriously, this Solar Eclipse can be deadly once it is passed through the United States, from the northwestern side of the united states to the south-eastern side. Wear protected glasses or just stay indoors and watch Solar Eclipse on TV, where it would be safe. Bring your animals in too. Put them in the barn if you have one.

Rumors speculate they would be massive destruction such as earthquakes, volcanoes, hot springs, and tsunami. We have fault lines all over the United States and not know it. The totality will reach Oregon at 10:00 AM Pacific time and will end in South Carolina at 3:00 PM Eastern time. That means it will take 1 hour and 33 minutes to cross the country and a two minutes show.

The weather, so if there was a heat wave, the temperature will drop and it will cool down. The animals will be confused such as dogs, cats, and farm animals too, so be aware, watch your animals. Bats will come out assuming it is night time, and crickets will chirp.

So, if you feel lightheaded and have vertigo, please be aware it could affect the human body too. It will feel like a gravitational pull. Take a video of the gravitational pull and share it on social media. When you do post it write a good description of what you saw.

NASA tweeted this week that Essex County, Massachusetts will be affected due to Witchcraft. Other, paranormal activity occurs with the full moon, which is true, but the Solar Eclipse could enhance it.

“There are naturally occurring electromagnetic lines throughout the entire earth,” said Carroll.  There’s another name that some people give these lines ‘ley lines.’ A ley line runs straight through South Carolina and the whole North America too.” he said. Dennis Carroll has many titles– published author, demonologist, and paranormal investigative researcher. If someone recently died in your house, you might get some unusually paranormal activity – just be aware.

 

Notes

http://www.mreclipse.com/Special/SEnext.html

 

(WARNING) Possible Earthquakes and Tsunami on or After August 21st Through Sep 4th SOLAR eclipse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwxd5rfa248

 

The Economic Collapse

Are You Prepared For The Coming Economic Collapse And The Next Great Depression?

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/10-very-strange-facts-about-the-august-21-solar-eclipse-that-will-absolutely-blow-your-mind

 

Suns out, ghouls out: Paranormal activity expected to increase during eclipse

http://wpde.com/news/total-solar-eclipse/suns-out-ghouls-out-paranormal-activity-expected-to-increase-during-eclipse

 

What to expect for the solar eclipse

https://www.facebook.com/vixdotcom/videos/1991732961064566/

 

Dude Where’s my Classes?

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When your child enters a college or university, it will be so different than high school, no more bell sounds, the students will be all over in the hallways bumping into you, and they have to carry fifteen pounds of books on their back! I hope they have medical insurance for a chiropractor! It will be a different world when they enter.

First, they need a map of the campus to find all of the buildings they need to go for their classes. Most of the time they will spend their lives in the library, that’s the place to do homework. The dorm room is a place to sleep and do more homework.

Classes may be in different buildings or the other side of the campus. I hope they have the gym shoes, it’s time for the shoes to do some walking and it is the best time to do some cardio too.

Here’s a tip, try to have your classes nearby to other buildings, so you don’t have to rush or run to classes, and be late.  A possible a hand-written excuse from your professors to give? No. Don’t be late to classes.

Back in high school, they used to get up early for their eight o’clock classes or earlier for activities before classes.

Try to arrange your classes between 10:00 am through 2:30 pm, that means you still have to get up in the morning. Do you really want to get up five o’clock in the morning or before sunrise or see an apparition in your room that wasn’t supposed to be there? Your room is haunted!  You are up anyway, might as well get ready and finished that homework assignment. And eat breakfast.  And try to schedule any activities in the afternoon or evenings.  If a class is overbooked in the morning, don’t worry you won’t be dragged across the floor just schedule another time when it is available, if they have a midnight class, take it.

If you have a gap between classes don’t just sit there and do nothing or meditate, you might fall asleep on the couch or someone’s lap – that would be awkward if she’s attractive get her phone number.

Highlight the materials or rewrite your notes, in cursive to get a better understanding and prepared for the next class. Um, you all know that cursive is required in writing notes in class. Do you? Oh well.

Organize your backpack, have your notebook and books in order of class schedule times. Don’t leave your cell phone out; there’s a clock in the room, remember there is no class bell only your professor will excuse you.

Make sure you have the University app on your phone, this will alert you if there’s an emergency that the school has to close down due to weather.  Check your campus email. Check your assignment online too; there’s no excuse that your assignment will be late anymore. All of the assignments will be scan and monitor through online – that’s right your papers will be scanned for plagiarisms, even I don’t like it. I write well. However, the professor doesn’t read the papers anymore.

 

Notes

http://www.collegeview.com/articles/article/class-scheduling-dos-and-don-ts-for-first-year-students

 

Midnight Classes

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There are some universities that will teach a midnight class, if the student is willing to go to a class in their pajamas and bring a robe, and must be clean.  Body odor and a pillow is a prerequisite. On the other hand, they get to have great parking spaces near the classroom at night. And no, it’s not astronomy class at night.

Nevada https://www.csn.edu/ is one of the colleges that offer midnight classes.  The 2-year college with 12 campuses in southern Nevada, including the main campus in Las Vegas, chose to offer midnight classes in the spring 2010 semester due to an increase in enrollment–of approximately 8,000 students from spring 2009 to spring 2010, said Johnson. The Nevada school offered sections of biology and math in the spring, and are expanding offerings for the fall to include astronomy. “What better time to offer astronomy then at midnight?” Johnson said. The classes all were held in one building adjacent to the biology labs, but otherwise, the classes were the same without any modifications–except for the time of day. The lectures remain nearly similar to that of their morning counterparts, and the same laboratories and times are given to students. Johnson said many of the college’s students work second shift at casinos, so “for them, midnight is their noon.” Mary Bennett, the professor of Southern Nevada’s midnight biology class, said that the course ran the exact same way as her daytime courses. “I am a very lively teacher so falling asleep is not allowed in my class,” she said. The only difference that she noticed between a midnight and daytime course was “the great parking.” Johnson and her staff aren’t alone in scheduling classes at unusual hours.

“We have a 24-hour town here, this is when our students work,” said Sally Johnson, dean of the School of Math and Science at the College of Southern Nevada.

Bunker Hill Community College in Boston http://www.bhcc.mass.edu/ and Clackamas Community College  https://www.clackamas.edu/ in Oregon have already had successful introductions to midnight courses.

At Bunker Hill, the college offers introductory English and psychology classes at midnight. Because of overflowing attendance in the day time, they were other options too, online course, but some of the students wanted to take a midnight class instead.

Clackamas Community College initially offered a midnight welding course one night per week; it became so popular, that it was extended to four nights a week.

Anne Arundel Community College http://www.aacc.edu/  in Maryland is planning to offer midnight sections of psychology in the fall.

Also, big name universities places in California and New York and other popular universities are offering classes after midnight.

The extra assignments, if they want to pass a class, is to bring food and share it with the rest of the class, they must stay awake for a pop quiz. You can’t sleep on a quiz. It wouldn’t be a pop quiz.

Notes:

http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/29078/title/More-midnight-college-classes/

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-colleges-midnight-classes-idUSTRE68R4WM20100928

https://www.communitycollegereview.com/blog/late-night-education-more-midnight-classes-coming-to-community-colleges

 

First Day of Everything

First day of kindergarten, first day of first grade, first day of middle school, first day of High school and last day of high school.  We have been in school for the past decades of our lives and we have to do it all over again when we go to college or university of our choice to get a better career in our life.

Do your children ever get tired of going to school? They need a break, take them to a short vacation like a museum – more learning. It can be educational or just plain fun.

Schooling in the public school helps them to become a better person and become a better leader.

We learned leadership from our teachers, professors and our parents. We learn from the best to the worst in which it can shape our world.

Also, they will learn how to take quizzes and exams throughout their lives and prepared themselves for the SAT when they reach high school and the last semester when they graduate.

Children should also learn how to think logical and become a positive role model to their peers and community.

They need algebra and calculus in the real world; it will help them to become problem solvers instead of complainers.

They will need art, not only for expression but also for being creativity, and one can put graffiti on the school wall but not in the city wall or property.

When you watch American Idol, The Voice, and America’s Got talent, these are the platform for getting discover and the skills you have, or other reality TV talent shows out there – casting calls.

Sometime the judges will either give them one or two chances to audition, to impress the judges. It is always to have a backup plan, but we must pass the preliminary rounds before the real judges can judge you – the casting and producers. If you can impress them, they will let you go through to the next round.

Look at these young performers; they have confidence and determination; and unique personalities.  They have learned how to perform in front of a huge audience and TV audience. Millions of people are watching them, that’s courage.

If you can stand up in class, than you can stand up in front of millions of people and showcase your talent to the world. The celebrity’s judges can either make you or break you. We must know how to handle criticism and rejection; they have worked so hard in their skills or talent. It’s a learning experience.

 

 

Teenagers are Smart

Maybe teenagers are smarter than us, for me, I was stumped. We tell our children to be more responsible and work hard, which is good. Working hard and being responsible is the key to be successful in high school.

I was going to a dinner party in Virginia and the family invited my dad and me to come along with them, which was great. Most of the time I would stay home, they wanted me to come too. Ever since my mom passed away a few months ago, it would be creepy to stay alone in the house. The floors would creek, which was me stepping on the floor while walking. The cabinet’s door would open by themselves, which was me again opening the cabinet to get a glass. Then the refrigerator door would open, which was not me.  It really opened. I need to go out. I was not scared.

My dad and I sat near the windows of the vehicle while the son’s father was driving us to Virginia. The son sat in the middle of the seat. I wanted peanuts and drink, but they did not have it. Anyway, the son is very talented; he’s in the High School Band and the drama.  So, he started to play games in the car, which is good for a long drive and short trip to Chesapeake Virginia. I had to guess which song he was singing. He was doing it like Hollywood Game Night version of How do you doo? I have to guess the song while he sang the song. The category was Disney Musicals. I got every musical right he sang – not! That’s embarrassing. I got one right. “The Little Mermaid”, maybe two and “Let it go” from Frozen, that was humiliating and fun. Let’s do it again and this time give me a warning.

Either I need to get out more or watch Disney Musicals.

My Pants Are Vibrating

Do you remember as teenager in the 1980’s and 1990’s we used to pass notes in class? We get caught because the teacher saw the note? The teacher would read the note in front of the whole class. And the crushed you like got embarrassed? And the teacher mentions the names in the note. The girl I like gave me a phone signal to call her. I called her the next day. We went out. We went to the prom. Then we went our separate ways and we never saw each other again. That was I. Still single.

Now we have cell phones and the social media apps. It is so much better. Our lives have changed. We are glued to our cell phones. We want to know everything, that’s how we became smart. We have a smart phone. Can a smart phone tell us there’s a pole ahead? We record it and put on YouTube to see it again and again. Getting bang by a pole. Or see someone fall into a hole. That’s funny.

It is so much better to text each other in between classes in the hall of the school, and still be hit by a locker door that was opened.

However, we cannot use it in the classroom. We must tell the students when they entered the classroom to put away the cell phones. Put it on vibrate or cut it off. There’s a class and the teacher wants their student’s full attention on the lecture. Would you want your teacher to take your phone away? NO! It’s like going to see a play at a theater and the cell phone goes off in the middle of an intense scene. Someone is dying on stage. And someone cell phone goes off. The actor, who was dying on stage, gets up from the stage, comes to you, takes your phone and says to the person “She will call you back later.” If you think the actor is rude, the person with the cell phone is ruder. Did this person read the sign at the door: NO CELLS PHONE ALLOWED? Apparently people cannot read, they are educated, but cannot read. Because they were checking their messages on their cell phone.

I know it is annoying but we must remind students and people to turn off the cell phones when they entered a public gathering or an event. But if someone has a ringtone of a crying baby in the room. TURN IT OFF!