Every once in a while, living away from home gets a little tough and I start missing the foods that I normally eat there. Here is a little video about one of those very American flavors: Ranch dressing.
Growing up, I loved putting this on nearly everything: salad, chips, pizza… everything. Here, the ranch dressing that you get is not quuuuuiiiiiite right, but I would have a hard time telling you why. Maybe it’s not thick enough, maybe it’s not the right balance of flavors, or maybe it has milk from a different animal….
This makes me curious. Is there a condiment/sauce here in Vietnam that people would believe makes “everything” taste better? Let me know if you think of one.
The site has changes a bit as I get ready for the 2017-18 school year. If you are looking for something specific, try using the search bar to the right. None of the previous posts are deleted, they are just hidden from view to make things a bit cleaner for the next round of classes.
I hope you all do a ton of reading this summer. I will be trying to keep up with my reading by updating my GoodReads.com reviews each time I finish a book… I’m about 150 titles behind right now, so we’ll see how this goes.
Here are two of my favorite songs about summer to get in the mood…
Please check in Plus Portal to see if you have any missing assignments that need to be sorted out or turned in. If you bring me something Tuesday, December 13th… I will not take it.
Here is some inspiration for you as you reach the end of your NaNoWriMo journey…
NaNoWriMo is National Novel Writing Month and it takes place each year in November. This was started in 1999 in the USA as a way for professional and amateur writers to come together from all over the world.
NaNoWriMo is a challenge to write an entire novel in the month of November. Adults have a 50,000 word goal and student participants, like you, get to set their own targets. Ms. Johnson has proposed 7,000; 10,000; and 13,000 words as attainable goals for high school students at AIS-Vietnam.
NaNoWriMo is the month of NOVEMBER. So, you start writing on November 1, 2016, and you must finish and submit your text to the official “Word Counter” before midnight November 30th to have your work verified.
The most important thing to most of you will be the extra credit in your English classes. Please see Ms. Johnson for details about this.
You can also win great prizes from the NaNoWriMo people. You can check them out here: http://nanowrimo.org/winner-goodies
First, join Ms. J’s NaNoWriMo classroom here: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/
and use this code to join: PQERNRMM
Declare your goal and create your user profile. Check back to find inspiration and fun activities all month long.
English Bonus Activity–Up to 20 Points
To add a little levity to English classes this Halloween, we will be creating and decorating some literary pumpkins in the semblance of our favorite literary characters.
Turn your PUN-kin in before school on October 31. Details of where will be provided closer to the date.
Here are some images of ones that have been done in the past to get your ideas flowing.