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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Monday, October 29, 2007

Diamonds in the Rough...For Now

Seeing myself in the pictures with you makes it easy for me to put myself in your shoes. I'm still on the same journey of self discovery, learning, and growing as you are. I hope I never forget this - because it's been said you don't stop playing because you get old, you get old because you stop playing.

The same must be true for learning.

Diamonds in the rough,


that is enough,

cause one day we will shine

- all in time.

- Robert Ellender

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Saturday, October 27, 2007

We Are All Teachers

I am very happy to see more students sharing their knowledge with others in class. Here James is using the end of the broken yardstick to point out an example of what erosion and weathering would look like.

I am also happy to see how well these offers to help are so well received. Here Katie is helping Kristen understand a reading concept.

We are all teachers in this class. Only together will we all succeed.

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Thursday, October 25, 2007

H.O.P. Approvals

As of October 25, 2007, the ONLY slide shows I have approved are Nick's and James'. If you need help and I am unavailable, you may ask one of these two fine gentlemen for assistance.

Key Points

1. Be sure to have the correct titles on all eight slides.

2. Include your weakest reading skill(s) on at least one of the slides.

3. If possible, include one weak area in math and science.

Points 2 & 3 are extra, and would make your presentation extra special......But you are extra special, so why not make your slide show the same?

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Adaptation - by James Wang

Animals and plants will have to adapt to the changing climates, conditions, and challenges of the future.
Insects will have to evolve to survive in deserts as Pangea II dawns. Insects will have to evolve to survive in salt flats as the inland seas evaporate.Some birds will have their eyes on turrets to help them see predators and prey easier.Some birds will evolve four wings to fly in different biomes.Animals will have to have thicker fur to survive the upcoming ice age. Animals will have to have smaller noses to avoid losing heat to the ice age.

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Today's Focus

By now I fully expect you to know your greatest needs in READING, MATH and SCIENCE. As our morning song is playing ("Birth, School, Work, Death")* reflect on what these are, as well as the ideal way you would like to turn these weaknesses into strengths today.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Last Week's Photos

Learning can be fun, as long as learning is really happening.

This is always a risk when you choose to teach this way.

It has been proven that the more you are enjoying the process, the more real learning that is going to occur.

As long as you are demonstrating high intra- and interpersonal intelligence, and producing high quality work, I will let you learn in the most fun ways possible.

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Monday, October 22, 2007

Open Arms = Open Minds



(*from Luise Hay's, You Can Heal Your Own Life)

Come to school with open arms, knowing there is NOTHING that you cannot become.

As you open you arms, you open your mind, opening up the size of your world.

~ Mr. Stuart

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Monday Photos ~ The Power of Imagination


"Live out of your imagination, not your history." -- Stephen R. Covey

"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere." -- Albert Einstein

"You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus." -- Mark Twain

"This world is but a canvas to our imaginations." -- Henry David Thoreau

***You all have the ability to add your name to the list of people who change the world for the better. Do you see it like I do? Do you have the Big Dream? you have the Big order to Do Big?

Be Big my young all starts in your imagination.

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