Yes, yes, I’m well aware that this is WAYYYYY too late…seriously, school started almost 2 months ago!! However, this is the first time I’ve ever done this, and I really want to do it…and I already took the photos…so here goes!
My paper folders-
For my writing implements….(click on the pictures to show the captions)
Yes…it’s a lot, but this is my backpack, folders, and my desk combined.
I’ve been obsessed over metallic Sharpies recently…they’re so awesome they get their own picture. 😛
(And yes, those are kid scissors….they go in my backpack and have saved my life literally hundreds of times…I promise I actually have adult scissors as well :D)
For my music stuff,
Now for some random other stuff that I use for school- (click on the pictures to show the captions)
Index cards, calculator, scotch tape, clipboard, hand sanitizer, notepad, bookmarker, that type of stuff
As for my water bottle, I have this Contigo water bottle from Costco….yes, our family likes Costco. A. lot.
Since I’m a science freak, I have to have a picture of my lab stuff, don’t I?
My life goes on….with this phone…..at least I have one, right?
I have to get in a picture of my Bible cover…since it’s new…It has the Love passage, 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 on the cover.
ATP I was just wandering around my room, taking random pictures…..this is my hairband organizer, for those interested. I’m sure all of you are. 🙂
Closing off with more signs of my science freak….I have….
THIS frightful thing tacked to….guess where…..the CEILING above my BED, so that it’s the first thing I see when I wake up. Yup, I warned you I was a science freak. 😛
On my “previous” (I actually still have it; it’s just not really active anymore) blog, I made a school goal post for last year (on exactly today!). Here is the list, complete with revisions, as well as this year’s school goals.
Get a 5 in both AP classes Good heavens, I mustn’t have realized how much work AP courses were (since it was my first year taking AP classes). WOW…I got a total sum of a 5….does that count? Probably not. XD Fail.
Get A or higher in English I’m not quite sure what I meant by A or higher…did I mean an A+? I’m pretty sure that meant not an A-, though. I did get an A in Lit, so Success.
Get 95+ in Math I’m able to get a pretty high score in math, since I get 100 for completion of the daily homework and the tests are not weighted. I didn’t get an A+ (yes…high expectations…XD), but yes I got more than 95. Success.
Get into Wind Ensemble Unfortunately…I didn’t. At the time of writing, I remember having just gotten into the Symphonic Band (which feeds into the wind ensemble) and being so full of myself. 😛 I didn’t even realize the skill level the Symphonic band was playing at; never mind the level Wind Ensemble was playing at. Fail.
Make SciOly nats without R I still believe that the only reason our Science Olympiad team made Nationals last year (that is, 2014), and did so well was because R (a really hard working teammate) was working really hard, and was inspiring others to work hard as well…and she graduated last year. However, with all of us a year older and more experienced, as well as a great new group of teammates, we managed to make SciOly nats again. However, I’m not sure I should get any of the credit, since I didn’t do very much of the work at all. Success.
Get markedly better in piano. Although I most definitely didn’t expect it, I didn’t take piano lessons for the first half (up until around February) and didn’t practice much either, being too busy with schoolwork and life in general. After February, I started piano lessons again, but once every two weeks. If it had not been for a few really good and very musically talented friends I had, I would not have thought I could have gotten better at all. However, I’ve started playing Chopin, which is my standard of “advanced”, so I do believe I have gotten better over the last year. During the summer, I also attended a band camp, in which I learned the twelve major scales (and 24 of the 36 minors), and so I now feel like I’m adequately prepared (which I’m not) to take on more in the way of music. Success
Finish 5th speech at speech class. Last year, I discovered that I was going to have to endure another year of speech class (It’s not like I hate it that much, I just felt like everyone there was judging me; so I really didn’t enjoy it). There are 10 speeches total that you have to do, in order to be “guilded”. I had finished the first two the year before, so I had 3 left. However, I didn’t realize what I had gotten myself into when I chose “The Night the Bed Fell” by James Thurber to tell, which is a very precisely worded and complicated story. I had to memorize it word for word, and as a result, I only finished that one speech last year. However, I’m glad to say that we won’t be doing the speech class again this year. Yay!! 😀 Fail
Get A’s in all other courses- As mentioned earlier, I definitely didn’t realize the amount of work I had gotten myself when I decided I wanted to take 2 AP courses on top of a very packed schedule. However, I still managed to get only 1 B. I managed to scrape up at least A-‘s in all my other classes. Fail.
So I got a 4 out of 8, or 50%. Now to see if I can beat that. 🙂
Honor God more in what I do
Get a 5 in at least one AP course (which is really important, because if I don’t get a 5, then I’ll have to go to school next year. :/)
Get a 800 in a SAT subject test.
Take the SAT.
Get at least A’s in all my courses
Play more music, including starting a flute choir.
Volunteer at least 100 hours (I’m homeschooled; what can you do? XD)
Take at least 5 standardized (as in big, important, life/carreer changing) tests