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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Study Tips

Science For Me - Study Tips
(image of DNA from Maryland State Department of Education)

Get a study buddy, and review questions and notes. Makeup quizzes with
your study buddy

Read a paragraph, and make a corresponding question and answer

Read titles and subtitles. Make an outline using both

Ask the teacher to give test and quiz dates early. If the teacher does not give dates, try to estimate when a test will take place!

Use social networking to build a study group of your classmates, and other students taking the same class.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rosemary an Interesting Herb

I enjoy learning about herbs and their natural properties. Its funny that there are soo many natural products to cure common, everyday ailments. So lately, I've been researching rosemary. I have purchased rosemary in the past to supplement hot oil treatments or as a hair rinse, but today I decided to make my own rosemary oil. Rosemary is often used to increase hair growth. It is also antibacterial and antifungal. So it helps relieve dandruff. So I purchased a package of rosemary from my local grocery store. I've heard that fresh rosemary is actually more potent, but dried rosemary is also effective (but not quite at the same level). I decided to make rosemary oil by plucking the leaves off, and placing the leaves in olive oil for four weeks. I know that this is the long, drawn out method, but unfortunately I do not have glass pots and pans to boil the oil (only metal pans & the metal would actually seep into the oil). Maybe I need to change my pots and pans. For the final step, I will place the containers of rosmeary and oil in a sunny window.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Inspiration Board

Recently I read the following post on LeasaPea Musings Blog

From LesaPea Musings: What wonderful things inspiration boards are. These few images have inspired me greatly and I just had to share them with you. Do you have an inspiration board, wall or mobile??? I need to get started, what about you? But if you don't have one, consider working on starting one this weekend. It could be antique pictures with a mix of modern, fashion, movies or beautiful pictures of loved ones and scenery, with scripture verses. Also anything would be suitable, for example an old window, an antique mirror frame with a cork board inside and I'm thinking I'll use an old door. I guess it depends on how big or small you want to go.

More from Lesa Pea

My comment: I love this post. I have been toying with the idea of completing an inspiration board for a while now. I really like the fact that it doesn't have to be a plain poster board. If you don't mind, I'm going to post this on my own blog, and when i actually complete the board I'll post the pic. Thanks for the great idea

Stay tuned for my inspiration Board.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Meet the Author - Deborah Owens

A Purse of Your Own by Deborah Owens

I actually stumbled upon this author while attending an authors expo here in my local area. I especially like the fact that she is encouraging financial literacy from a "real" woman's perspective. By "real", I mean a woman with a family, relatives, some level of debt, etc. So right now I am reviewing the first chapter. I will be back with a book review later on this week

Monday, August 9, 2010

Science for Me - Update

To do List:
Pick up Business Cards
Start Design for Book Cover
Create Rough Draft Plant and Animal Cell
Work on Brochure (Cut and Paste from website)
Finish Chapter on the cell
Order two posters (one of business card- one of book cover)
Purchase triod stand
Make a chart of for names, emails, phone numbers
Get some more tutors (recruit)

This is the site of most of my work these days - Borders.

New Business Cards II

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hail No!

Here are some pictures of the hail that hit us last May. Let's just say I had $7000.00 worth of hail damage. At the time the storm hit, I was sitting in my bedroom after work. Luckily, I wasn't on the road driving. Unfortunately, I park my car in an uncovered location. So it sustained a lot of damage. Thank god I wasn't driving. I failed to mention that this was my brand new used car. It could've been worse.

I think it is very interesting how this storm came out of nowhere, and people less than 10 miles away had no rain or hail. At the time, I was watching the evening news, and there was no warning.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Educational Product Review - Learning About Cells by Debbie Routh

The products in this blog have been purchased by me, and I have not been compensated for this review. Learning About Cells, is a great addition to the biology classroom. It provides a variety of activities, and describes the cell in simple yet explicit text. The practice activities provide adequate space for student feedback, and the answer choices are located within the text of the activity. I will use this workbook as apart of my classroom this year. Thanks for reading.Akima