Continuing on with photos from another class of participants in this semester’s GEOGRAPHY PHOTO CONTEST. These are again the students in an introductory Geography course. Click any photo to start the slide show in full size.
If you want to see the original assignment you can read it LINKED HERE.
Students were assigned to take a photo and describe the geography. This time I said it was OK to use a photo they had taken previously. (Students were not otherwise doing a lot of traveling this semester).
Students love this assignment! … I think.
It is a fun way to end the term with an assignment which boosts their participation score.
Please enjoy … and please leave a comment! Vote for your favorite!
I do not usually write restaurant reviews, but I had a great lunch last week at the “Double Happiness” Chinese Restaurant in Wilmington.
I was in Wilmington for the 2019 PCA/ACA South Region Conference (see my presentation post linked here). I was getting tired of conference snacks, and I had a hankering for some good Chinese food. Not a buffet — I wanted a sit-down meal. I searched Google, and saw that the Double Happiness restaurant was well-reviewed. Please visit their websitelinked here:
The business has two restaurant locations in Wilmington. I went to the one on Wrightsville Road. It was not too crowded at the time, but I arrived there just after it opened for lunch. As you can see from their website, they have a lot of great artwork within. Here are some photos posted to Google linked here. I even took a photo of the pretty menu cover!
Indeed, the menu is expressive of “double happiness”. I would have liked to have kept the menu through the whole meal, just to look at it.
I started off lunch with some Wonton Soup:
Next up, a double dose of happiness continues with double spring rolls:
The main dish was Beef with Broccoli, and I chose the brown rice:
I did not choose any desert, but I ate the fortune cookie, then saved the mint for later:
What was the fortune from the fortune cookie you ask?
Lunch was great. I would like to return sometime for a full dinner. Maybe next time I can get someone to drive me so I can drink a beer or two with dinner!
I found another of my son’s old PowerPoint presentations while I was reorganizing our home computer. This one goes all the way back to when he was in 4th grade.
This assignment and presentation was supposed to be a biography of a famous person. They were supposed to find a biography in the school library. He chose “The Mad, Mad, Mad World of Salvador Dali” by Angela Wenzel. Although it was written for kids, I enjoyed reading it myself. I didn’t know a lot about Dali.The kids were assigned to take on the persona of the person, as they read their presentations. My wife used an eyeliner to “draw on” Dali’s famous mustache. Just click on an image to start the slideshow.
I received a lot of good comments from the teachers. The boy was really getting good at making PowerPoint presentations at this point. I think that his presentation holds up pretty well! The YouTube link to the Disney/Dali collaboration has been taken down. I was able to find another posting here:
If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the book, here is the link for Amazon.
I found this old powerpoint file, as I am continuing to organize files on an old computer. This is my son’s report “Why Lumberton is Special to Me”. He was assigned to make a presentation on how his hometown is special.
I had to help him, but he was actually getting pretty good at using PowerPoint … even back in 3rd grade. When I was in 3rd grade, we cut photos out of old magazines to make a poster board.