Saturday, October 08, 2005

Enter a Photo Contest - Hispanic Heritage Photo High School Contest

The History Channel and The History Channel en espanol are having a national Hispanic Heritage Photo High School contest. All high school students are invited to enter this contest. The prize is $2000 in scholarship money.

Are you currently studying Spanish language, history and photography ? You'll find this project appealing.

Visit The History Channel and Hispanic Heritage Month for more information.

Friday, October 07, 2005

October 6 is National Mammography Day

Friday, October 21 2005, is National Mammography Day, first proclaimed by President Clinton in 1993. On this day, or throughout the month, we encourage women to make a mammography appointment. Mammography screening is the single most effective method of early detection. To find a breast imaging facility, contact the National Cancer Institute at 1-800-4-CANCER.

Throughout the year, low-cost or free mammography screening is available to women who are over 40 and underinsured or uninsured. For more information, contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at 1-888-842-6355 or visit their Web site .

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Boston Market Sandwich for Lunch

I decided to buy a lottery scratch ticket, this morning. I then give them to Marcus to scratch. He came into the room telling me that I had won $20! How cool.

After picking him up from his Reading Comprehesion test I decided that we would have lunch out. For a change of pace we went to Boston Market. I haven't been there in 6 years. We were surprised to find that they had a lunch menu and sandwiches. I decided to have the Sirloin and Cheddar Sandwich. It was so good. I love the texture of the roll, fresh lettuce, firm tomato slices, red onion and dressing. The sirloin wasn't overcooked. I really enjoyed it. Marcus on the other hand, had the Sirloin Dip. He didn't really like the dressing and the red onions. He did enjoy the macaroni and cheese.

Did you know that Boston Market has online ordering. They also have special offers that you can sign up for. I'm thinking that we'll have Boston Market for Thanksgiving dinner. Yummy!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Pros and Cons of Being Homeschooled

My friends think it's really cool that I'm homeschooled. Yes, I do sleep till I wake up or get woken up. It's much later then my friends. Yes, I get to go on fun field trips, don't have the same daily routine, and get to watch TV, play video games or listen to my music during breaks. I was able to go to Six Flags with my youth church group and not worry about school. I do have a short school day, usually just 4-5 hours. This is when I get the "Oh, you're so lucky."

But, I also cannot get away with anything. My mom knows what and when my assignments are due. I have to do subjects that I don't like;English, Science and History. I like Algebra One and do that on my own. My parents do make me do homework at night and on the weekends. They even made me bring my books on our trip to Yuma.

Overall, it's pretty cool. Somedays there's not much schoolwork because I'm at Science Club or a field trip. I get to go to the Boys and Girls Club everyday. I guess I do have it made. Now, I'm going to take a break and play my Star Wars game.


Monday, October 03, 2005

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Country Bunny Bath & Body is offering our popular Salt Scrub, Lotion Butter and Wax Kit with a special $2 donation to support Breast Cancer Research. Set includes a Sugar Sweet Pea Lotion Bar, Salt Scrub, Body Butter Tube and a FREE Pink Scrunchie. Sells for $35.00 till October 31, 2005.

Just visit our Country Bunny Bath & Body website, enter my Rep #6717 and start your shopping. Payment Methods: Visa and Master Card. Thank you for your support.

Country Bunny Bath & Body Customer Special - October

October's Customer Special is the Mini Cinnamon Stix Candle and Vanilla Cream Bath Bomb Set for $10.00. It makes the perfect early holiday stocking stuffer. They are only available for a limited time only, so be sure to get yours before they run out.

Visit Country Bunny Bath & Body, enter my Rep #6717 and then place your order. You'll also find our full product line. We accept Visa and Master Card. Thank you for your support.

"Field Trip" by Marcus Berry

This was this month's writing assignment. We had to do Narrative Writing.

A couple of weeks ago I went on board a ship called the Star of India. I found it really boring for me because this was an activity for 9 year old students. Since I'm 13 years old, going into a cow's stomach and watching grass digest would have been a thrill ride compared to this. My parents made me go for educational purposes. Which made things worse.

The best thing about this field trip was "working". What everyone did was break up into three separate groups, each group hauled a sail up by pulling a rope attached to the top of the sail, and then pulling it down using a machine called a capstan. Then each gropu lifted and pulled a 100 pound barrel with ropes attached onto a block of wood which was put into about 4 different places in that area, which you needed to put the barrel on. After that it was pretty much over. The captain showed everyone the crewmen ate, where passagers slept, where the captain ate and slept, and finally where to stee the ship. We gathered for a Q&A and then everyone left for home.

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