Stuart's Spectacular Students

This is dedicated to my amazing students. The goal is for each and every one of them to feel unstoppable by the time they walk out of the classroom door for the final time in May. This chronicles their journey; their own Chronicles of Self-Actualization.

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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Fly High in Your Skies

The time has come,
to say goodbye.

Some faces happy,
some faces cry.

All faces showing,
how high they can fly.

Fly my young friends,
fly high in your skies.

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What if You Could?

What if you could,
love a child enough?

To see the greatness inside him,
to see all he could become?

What if you loved him,
everyday that you had?

Pouring out your heart,
and covering him in love?

Do you think that he would feel it,
in his heart and in his head?

Do you think he would feel it,
when the year has reached its end?

Copyright © 2007 by Adam Stuart

This is the last picture of Kenny and me. It was also the last picture taken with one of my students; today, the last day of school. I love you, Kenny. My life has become fuller by having you in it.

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Friday, May 18, 2007

What Am I? Final Pic

Now that you know what it is, a greenhouse, why do you think scientists are trying to grow plants on Mars?

Twenty Battles for Twenty Hearts

Waking from a sleep that seems much too short
Slowly stepping across the den floor in the dark

Stretching each muscle that is sore
Shaking the stiffness from each joint

The great war for the greatness in man
Always takes a lot out of him

Looking out from the opening of his den
How many dawns he needed to draw strength from to fight again

It's been twenty battles
For twenty hearts

Each one has been won somehow
Each one being a loving work of art

The war is now over
All battles have been fought

Twenty minds ablaze with all they've become
And not one forgot


Roaring loudly as they depart


Feeling unstoppable in their hearts

The impossible dream has been dreamt and done
The lion looks out at this new dawn.......

.......And roars loudly in the early morn

Copyright © 2007 by Adam Stuart

*This is for you guys, who yesterday got back the results of the state NRT reading and math tests. The class average was an "A" on BOTH.

Getting you to FEEL unstoppable was hard enough. Giving you the skills to actually BE unstoppable was a whole new level of effort.

I am tired. But I am happy.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Rocket - How far? How high?

Can you name at least five factors that determine how far or how high a rocket can fly?

Pennies - Deal or No Deal?

You have a Chess Board (8 X 8 = 64 total squares).
You start with one penny on the corner square.
On the square next to it, double the number of pennies (two).
On the square next to that one, double the number of pennies again (four).
On the square next to that one, double the number of pennies again (eight).
And so on… Keep doubling until you have filled all of the Chess Board squares with pennies.
Now add up all of the pennies.

Now, I'll give you:

$10 Millions Dollars.


The total of all of the pennies on the Chess Board?

Deal or No Deal?

Is that your final answer?

Who is that Man?

Alright. Here is the second problem to solve from our top engineering friend, Mr. Haney.

"Brothers and sisters, I have none.
But that man's father, is my father's son."

Who is "That Man"?

Holy Cow! - The Solution

1. Title: Holy Cow!

A farmer brings his cows to market for sale.
The 1st buyer buys half of the farmers cows, plus 1/2 a cow.
A 2nd buyer buys half of the remaining (after the 1st buyer) cows, plus 1/2 a cow.
The 3rd and final buyer buys half of the remaining (after the 1st and 2nd buyers) cows, plus 1/2 a cow.
All three buyers bought whole cows.
The farmer sold all of his cows he brought to market.

How many cows did the farmer bring to market?

Answer: Seven

The 1st buyer bought 1/2 of seven = 3.5, plus 1/2 a cow (.5) = 4 cows (leaving 3 cows remaining)
The 2nd buyer bought 1/2 of the three remaining = 1.5, plus 1/2 a cow (.5) = 2 cows (leaving 1 cow remaining)
The 3rd buyer bought 1/2 of the one remaining = .5, plus 1/2 a cow (.5) = 1 cow

Congratulations to all who solved the puzzle. Look for "Who is that man?"

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

More End of Year Photos

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