Diggin' Deep

[caption id="attachment_1265" align="alignleft" width="300"]By State Records NSW By State Records NSW[/caption]

That dreadful time is almost hear. Yes, that's right, nearly the end of the 9 weeks. For most students this is a time full of trepidation and anticipation as they do their best to get marks settled before the grade book locks slam shut. Even as a teacher this time of the quarter can be a bit stressful as I am trying to get everything wrapped up. One thing I always look forward to at the end of the quarter, however, is the presentation of AP projects. This semester I am fortunate enough to have two AP classes, so that means that Wednesday is going to be a good day. Look for posts on the students' projects sometime next week or the week after.

As things presently stand, APES is just finishing a unit on land use. I've mentioned it many times before, but I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to cities and city planning. It's no small secret that I am excited for project restoration next quarter. For now, though, students have just finished taking a look into all of the ways that humans use the land. So, as the students dig deep to close out the 9 weeks strong, our weekly reporter (Alisha Bostic) took a bit of time to offer a reflection on the week of 2/25-3/1.

Alisha Writes:

A week, of mining and urbanizing all in one. This week in Mr. Kite’s class we startedthe week off like any other week Mr. Kite called us in and calmed us down while weall scratched our heads trying to guess the days extra credit question. Mr. Kite then dived into notes starting with strip mining then making our way to pit mining. Laterafter taking notes we moved on to watch a video about pollution in Asia. Some littletowns out side of big cities already had bad water but then when big mining company came in it created an even bigger problem. The people who lived in thelittle towns started getting sick with things such as cancer. Next we talked about theenvironmental impact from mining and what laws where passed to go along with it.Then things like N.E.P.A. and E.I.S.’s were taught. Everyday we have also been giventhe opportunity to work on our biomes project.