Thursday, October 8, 2009

I am so drained....

Yes, I am! I have been working for a couple hours, pretty much straight, on making my activities. I have 3 of the direction sheets typed up. And I have a TON of copying. Luckily, I can do that on WRS's! However, that meant that I needed to have everything done for tomorrow to copy! AHHH! : O If I don't, I would be doing it on Monday and I start that idea's out I'd say! : )

Anyway, just wanted to tell everyone that I am definitely still working hard on this...


  1. Hi Hannah! This is Mimi from Woven by Words. I'm going to see if I can moderate your comment and put your blog address in it.

    So, you're a senior now and you've been working on this project since March or so of last year? WOW!!! This sounds intense. I mean, my daughter took Honors English, but didn't have to do anything near as intensive as this!

    What exactly is your project? Are you buying books for all these kids who are participating? What are kids doing? Reading the books? What is the outcome you're looking for?

    Just wanted to get some more info because it sounds fantastic and like you have a great group of people supporting you!


  2. Hi Mimi!
    Sorry I haven't gotten back to you sooner : )

    Yes, I am a senior in high school. This is our school's Honors Program(HP). If you go back to the beginning of my posts, you will probably get some better background information(but I don't quite remember what I posted anymore!). You start the HP in 9th grade. The first 2 years you go to lectures, do community service(you need 100 hours by graduation to complete HP), do the parent presentations in March, just little things like that. However, starting your junior year you have to choose whether you want to do a thesis project or paper. So, I chose a project(much easier for me even though there is a TON of work). That's the background info kind of I think...So I have been working on this since the beginning of 11th grade technically.

    My project specifically is called Hannah's READ Program. READ stands for Reading Encourages Academics and Diversity. It is a take-home book program for the 1st graders at my old elementary school. There are 2 sessions on 2 different places and culture - Ireland and Mexico. We are starting the Ireland session next Tuesday and Wednesday actually. Each child has a "folder" that is theirs for the sessions. They will recieve a book on the culture and a corresponding activity. I have hand selected all the book choices and made all of the activities. It will run for 4 weeks. During those 4 weeks, I will also be going into the classrooms(there are 2 1st grade classrooms) once a week to do an activity with the whole class or read a book or something like that.

    Right now I have 16/23 kids/families participating. However, I will still accept anyone who wants to participate. They just have to get their parent or guardian to sign the contract.

    I will add something else to this later. Have to go babysit! Thanks for following me...let me know if you have any questions or look back at my old posts!

  3. hello again...
    Sorry, I had kind-of abandoned my blog on '80s crap, and just now saw your comment.
    I'm going to follow you now.. see what you do. :) I'm getting dangerously into this whole blogging thing, and have started a reading one. It's far more interesting than Soft Cell, I promise.

  4. Hey Sarah! problem : ) I've checked back a couple times to see if you ever wrote back, but it's all good.

    Thanks for following me! I LOVE getting followers...don't know about you. I'll come and check out your reading blog. I definitely want to start one of my one, but I'm just too busy right now.

    My blog might not be all that interesting, but I am psyched about it! Lol...I kind of have to know?

    Anyway, thanks again!

  5. Man, Hannah, that's insane!! My guess is, you're in a private school! hahaha My girls both have taken Honors classes and haven't done anything NEAR this intensive.

    All I can say is, "WOW"!!

    I did go back and read through a ton of your earlier posts, but now I understand it a lot more. Sounds like you've done an amazing job!

    Blessings on implementing your program.


  6. Hannah, you have an award at my blog. :) You don't have to continue on with it. But I wanted to let you know that I chose your blog to have this award. Head on over to get it. :)


  7. THANKS Mimi!!!!
    I'm definietly accepting it, but I have no clue how to "accept" it : ) I've never won anything! Lol...

    No, I'm in public school definitely. Lol...I am officially starting the project tomorrow and Wednesday. Stay tuned for a detailed account of the first day(s)!

    Thank you so much for following. The support means the world to me from everyone!
    Please stay in touch, though you'll definitely be seeing me at YOUR blog even if you get sick of mine. : P