Mrs. Schmidt is a sophomore english teacher at West Clermont High School. She teaches English II and Act-Prep. I decided to interview her this week over last minute semester thoughts as well as going into the 2nd semester. Below are some of the questions I had asked.
Is this last week stressful?
No, this last week has been good. The previous week was bad.
How do you feel about teachers giving students tests the last week of the semester?
I am 100% all for it because I think it helps keep the students engaged the last week of the semester, it’s a good idea.
What kind of work do you usually give to students the last week of the semester?
I usually like to give something that allows students to gain credit, raise their grade, or allow students who are trying to raise their grade to passing.
Do students typically get lazy knowing it’s the last week?
Yes, or they become hyper and engaged where they start to look at any missing assignments they may find on Schoology. Usually, that’s the time where I get piles of missing work that students are frantically trying to turn in for full credit.
Many people like to grieve and think about their passed love ones by taking balloons filled with helium, and writing loving messages to their family no longer with us. it helps get off their chest things Continue reading Do Balloons Go To Heaven→
West Clermont high school teacher spotlight winner is Ms. Calton!
Ms. Calton has been a teacher for 11 years. She has known since high school that teaching was her dream job. She always loved being at school. She loved English class and was very skilled in the area. She also loves kids and knew she wanted to work with them! Ms. Calton wanted to do something with a lot of variety and she says that “-with teaching no day is the same!” Continue reading WCHS Teacher Spotlight- Ms. Calton→
The new holiday English (some Sami speaking) movie , Klaus is Netflix’s first original animated movie for ages 6 and up. It was directed and produced by Sergio Pablos and is an hour and 38 minutes long. The movie was released November 8th of 2019, and had a budget of 40 million! out of almost 500 google rating the movie has an overall average rating of 4.9 stars. And on Rotten Tomato it was rated a 92% by tomato critiques and a 98% by the audience. Continue reading Klaus Netflix Movie Review→
The 30 year tradition of the Cincinnati Zoo winter festival Opened for the season on Saturday, November 16th! The Festival of Lights is the largest holiday light display in Cincinnati. Visits with Santa begin at 4 pm and the lights begin at 5 pm. Continue reading Festival of Lights Winter Wonderland→
In Ohio once Halloween is over winter weather officially starts. We always have our first snow before Thanksgiving. Cincinnati just had its first snow last week. The temperature is dropping and the layer of clothes is rising. I’m gonna show you just a few ways to stay warm and look cute at the same time.
Sweaters and turtle necks are probably the most simple things to wear when it’s cold out. They’re also the most versatile. You can put lays under it, like a flannel under a sweater showing the collar and cuffs. You can also put things over it like a simple jacket. They can go with any pants like leggings and jean. Sweaters can be a comfy outfit or a nice outfit depending on how you style it. However turtle necks always look nicer no matter how you put them.
Cardigans, much like sweaters are a very simple things to wear. You can easy put them over anything such as a tee shirt or a dress shirt. Cardigans can be an extra woolly layer to keep you warm or you can just wear a cute thin one to the looks.
Not so much as an outfit piece, but an accessory, scarves can and a lot to a look. Plaid scarves have become very popular, you can pair them with anything that matches. You can wear them with a plain long sleeve. They can be a nicer look when warm inside, making you look warm and cozy, but dressed up at the same time.
Speaking of plaid, patterned pants have also been a trend, bringing a blast from the past. Plaid or checked leggings and skinny jeans have blown up. You can also find pants with patterns such as stripes and checkered. These are a lot harder to match things to. Getting black and white patterned pants would make it the easiest, being able to go with any plain colored shirt. However colored pants can would with any plain shirt that matches the colors on the pants.
Over the weekend Cincinnati had a spectacular light event! The event is called Blink and it took place from October 10th through October 13th. Blink is a gigantic party with thousands of people around the world. It took place in Downtown Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, spanning more than 30 city blocks and crossing the Roebling Bridge over the Ohio River. Over the weekend blink turned the region into an outdoor art museum. The city is full of lights, murals by international artists and immersive art.Continue reading Cincinnati Blink ‘19→
Last Friday a certain Nevada town was bracing themselves for an intense alien raid at Area 51. Around 25,000 people were expected to storm into area 51 to catch some aliens and find out the secrets behind the walls. Keep in mind this little town has around 40 to 50 residents so they were prepared for the catastrophe they were about to face.
But what happened over the weekend did not go exactly how anybody expected. This event that had guards armed and ready for action ended up being an alien themed festival of people. Or in social medias words an “Alien Stock”. Residents of the town were in shock but relieved that the crowd was manageable and not reckless. A young 22 year old man named Mathew Carswell who attended the event spoke to press claiming that it was “-honestly breathtaking” and was “-a really good atmosphere.” Everyone was surprised about how great of a time they actually had at the festival. The number of guests was around roughly 3,000 people and they were people ranging from children, to couples, to older people and families. That were all just looking to have a good time. (time.com). Continue reading Area 51 Alien Raid→
All over the world, drivers for Uber, Lyft, adn Juno, which are some of the biggest rideshare companies happened to go on strike. That means you should probably not try and use these services. The LA- based RIdeshare United, has taken a lead role in the strike. They are going on strike for multiple reasons such as : fair pay, just cause provisions, union recognition, and environmentally friendly reforms such as vehicle cap and new emission standards. “‘ We ask that the public support drivers in their struggle for fair wages and our driver bill of rights,’ RDU spokesperson Brian Dolber told NPR. ‘We are calling for community standards that will ensure that Uber and Lyft do not create needless traffic and pollution. By boycotting Uber and Lyft for 24 hours, passengers can show that they stand with RDU in our fight for a RIdeshare industry that truly serves Angelenos.’” According to a list complied on Google docs, pickets are taking place in over a dozen cities across the US, as well as at least in the UK, Australia, and Uruguay. If you don’t live in the cities listed, show some solidarity and refrain from using these apps today. If you do, don’t cross that line.Continue reading Going on strike for Uber→
In 2005 Lisa See created a riveting novel that won all of our hearts. I can honestly say it was one of the best novels i have had the pleasure of reading. This captivating story had me locked in, I found myself learning about a whole different world and I was speechless. Continue reading Book Review: Snowflower and the Secret Fan→
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