Sunday, October 13, 2013

So buzy!

This week has just been hectic. Even though it's the long weekend it has been anything but relaxing. On Friday I went out to Stratford with my family, and had to squeeze in finishing my physics assignment because that was due Saturday. (It's an online course) Then on Saturday as well as today I woke up at 5 to go off gliding for the whole day. Yesterday when I got home my legs were so sore from pushing the gliders around! And of course my Mom had a thanksgiving dinner which I had to go to, and all that time I had to work on my lesson plan for cadets which was supposed to be done last Tuesday. I just managed to finish it now... Procrastinating really sucks :P. Then tomorrow I'm getting up at 5 again to drive for an hour and a half to go gliding. It's a holiday tomorrow so I'm not skipping school, :P don't worry ;). Oh, and when I get back home I'm having thanksgiving dinner with my Dad. This year he decided to get a duck. This should be interesting because I've never had it before. I'm excited but kind of scared at the same time. Anyways, I hope your thanksgiving weekend has been great so far! Bye for now. :)

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Waiting for the weekend

I can't wait for the weekend! It's the long thanksgiving weekend so we get Monday off and Friday is a P.A. Day! I can't wait because on Friday I'm going to Stratford. I'm seeing Romeo and Juliet. It's actually quite convenient because my little sister is reading it in school. Then on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday I'll be flying! I hope the weather will be nice so I can get in a lot of flight time. I still need four hours to be able to fly with passengers. I've got a lot of work until then though. For one, I have a lot of material to get though in the online physics course I'm taking, and I also have to make a lesson plan for the class I'm teaching at air cadets next week. I also have to update the ground school blog I made, which you can find here: Ground School Explained and my other blog, Fabulous Fall Fashions if I manage to have the time. I hope your thanksgiving weekend is great! Until next time. :)

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

My ground school blog has kicked off!

My blog called Ground School Explained really kicked off with a head start yesterday. After only one day it already has over 100 page views! Wow. This is really much more than I had anticipated, especially after only one day! I will be updating it more often now that I see how popular it is. Here is the link:
Ground School Explained


Monday, October 7, 2013

School should be more effective

I find that the whole idea of school takes up much more time than it should. For one thing, you have to get there, which takes time, and then there's time between all your classes, that's really being wasted. Then when you're in class, time is wasted when the teacher does the attendance, the teacher teaches at the rate of the person who doesn't understand, and then they give you homework to do when you get back home. And remember, they give you homework to do after you've spent 7 hours at school all day. Is there really not enough time to teach the kids everything they need to know? Personally, I was home schooled for 2 years when I was younger and felt like I was learning hardly anything, then when I went back to school, I was ahead of everyone. Maybe each student should take a learning and IQ test at the beginning of each year, then put into classes based on those results. That would be beneficial for all parts of the spectrum because the kids that pick things up faster could learn at a faster pace while the students that need a little more explanation will get it. And also, what's the point in teaching all the old ideologies in the sciences? Why teach that electrons are little balls of matter circling around the nucleus and have certain positions when they don't have certain positions and are actually waves of energy? Just teach us what we need to know to understand the world. Now, I'm not saying that school should be stopped because it wastes so much time, because it is crucial for getting a good job in this world. Still though, after a couple hundred years of practice, you think we would be more efficient at it now and each person wouldn't have to go though 13 years of school plus whatever university/college program they are following. Just some food for thought. :P

Saturday, October 5, 2013

I love flying

So I posted a lovely picture from flying on Instagram. It's actually quite artistic because you can see Blackdown in the corner. That day I got four flights in! That's incredibly good for the gliding centre I'm at. Usually you're lucky if you get two flights. Anyways, a lot has happened since my last post on this. I've gotten a flight suit and am still in the process of sewing all the badges on. My squadron is going gliding next weekend and although I can't fly the cadets yet, I can get them into the gliders and see how excited they are for their first glider flight.