Desk Tour

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This is the first post in a mini-series about my desk! The next post will be on Monday 🙂 Today, I’m going to be giving you all a tour of my desk! This was requested when I asked for post ideas- if you have any more, please let me know on this post.

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An overview of my desk

Note: the table to the left (which you can just barely see in the picture, oops!) is part of my desk too, but it doesn’t have anything on it and it’s really just a place to spread out when doing homework or taking notes.

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Closer shot of my desk 🙂

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This is the wall above my whiteboard- I generally keep encouraging quotes, calendars, and tools up here. (I also just realized that I still have my January calendar up- I cropped some of it out of the photo but it’s up there. oops!

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My current Verso de Memoria (Memory Verse) for Spanish class: Proverbios 3:1-8 (Proverbs)

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An adorable bible verse that a lady in our church made my mom- you bet I snatched it right up! (Actually my mom gave it to me, don’t worry)

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I honestly don’t need this anymore, but it’s a chart to remember the regular verb conjugations in Spanish. I made it toward the beginning of the school year when I was having a lot of trouble with them..

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Wow this is… not so cute? I made this a while ago, maybe I’ll make a new one to put up there.

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Now we’re onto the whiteboard! I copied this art (can you tell I’m not an artist at all?) from something I found that I liked. Great verse, but I didn’t do it very well 😦

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I’m trying to earn ~300 dollars for a Christian camp I want to go to this summer, and this is a super simple tracker I made for it 🙂

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I’m tracking the amount of practice time for piano in February, so I just printed out a cute calendar 🙂

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My handy dandy expo markers (which are totally crooked, oops)

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My little… storage tray? I normally keep books on it. Right now I have a notepad, birthday card (actually my birthday was not recent, I have no idea why that’s there…) The Scarlet Pimpernel, and a math book I got from the library.

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My planner!

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An ugly shot of my computer. Pretty self-explanatory, I guess.

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My random little storage thingys. The pencil pouch holds my brush pens, pens, pencils, and highlighters.

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The cute but falling apart folder holder my brothers made me. It holds all my school folders and stuff, haha.

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My random box of papers + craft supplies… it’s a mess but organized if that makes sense? I’ve had the box/drawer since age 5 which explains the stickers on the front… lol.

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This is the top drawer of that cube thingy. I put my bigger binders + books I’m reading for school in here.

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Currently reading for school:

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis (actually we just finished this, on to The Silver Chair)

The History of the Kings of Britian by Geoffrey

Richard lll by Shakespeare (we just finished this one too, Ephesians from the Bible next)

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And this horribly blurry picture of my dictionary 🙂

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My Spanish and Science binders

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Below the drawer in the cube is where I put my textbooks/manuals.

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And ending with this awful self-timer picture of me writing in my planner 🙂

 

 

Thanks for reading 🙂 Happy (Belated) Valentine’s Day! Did you all read the story behind it in school? We did, every single class and then later at dinner, hahaha.

 

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My Complete Review+ Thoughts on Omnibus 1

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I’m sure y’all have hear me talk about how much I love Omnibus, but today I’m going to unpack and critique it to find out what I really think about it.

If I said it in 7 words, it would be “I love it, but it’s really hard.” Get ready, though, because today’s post is going to be MUCH more than 7 words.

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An Overview of Omnibus 1

Here’s the “Getting Started” document on the course page (it’s the same for Omnibus Primary and Omnibus Secondary, which I’ll go over in a minute)

Welcome to your Omnibus ________ Self-Paced Course!
Click the lessons on the left to proceed through your course. Reading
assignments are given at the end of each lesson and are also listed in the
document posted on this course page so you can look ahead.
Omnibus Primary courses have 175 lessons. If you complete five lessons
per week, the course can be completed in 35 weeks. Lessons will take
45-60 minutes, and you will want to allow for extra days for the midterm
and for the final exam. (Omnibus Secondary courses have 105 lessons.
They are intended for a three-day per week schedule.)

Your grade in Omnibus ______ is based on various graded assessments.
Many lessons have short, 10-question quizzes. The last lesson of some
of the books you will study will have a longer book test. These will be
broken into three sections: Grammar, Logic, and Lateral Thinking
questions. In these tests, the Logic questions are weighted more heavily
than the Grammar questions, and the Lateral Thinking questions are
weighted more heavily than both.
The Midterm and Final exams are formatted in the same way as the book
tests, and are each worth 20% of your final grade in the course (40%
total)

First of all, the difference between Omnibus Primary and Omnibus Secondary. They’re meant to go together, and if you complete them in the same year, you get History, Logic, and Reading credits for that year.

Omnibus Primary is really deep and meaty, and really hard. There’s more lessons and the tests and quizzes are harder and come more often. However, Omnibus Primary is really important. I really enjoyed doing it but found myself getting not the best grades. Some of the books that are included in Omnibus 1 are The Histories of Herodotus (spent 5 weeks on that one) and The Last Days of Socrates (totally random off the top of my head).

Omnibus Secondary is also quite deep, but honestly, more fun. In it, we read books like the Chronicles of Narnia and Till we have Faces (both by C. S Lewis!). It was hard, but the lessons were easier and there wasn’t so much packed into each lesson, which helped my grades a little bit. I enjoyed it more, but that’s to be expected.

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Lesson Formatting

I recommend checking out VPSA.veritaspress.com to try out some sample lessons. I chose self paced, which means I could do it anytime, but didn’t have a live teacher. The lessons were prerecorded and included many interactive games and activites. The teachers talked to you, and you went on many field trips where the lessons were recorded in different places. For example, I’ve been to Greece MANY, MANY times, met President Obama (for real) and also met hundreds of other people. It’s super cool!

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What did I NOT like?

I’ve raved over how much I love it, but here’s what I don’t like about Omnibus 1 Selfpaced.

  • The reading was a lot, and when you combine both Primary and Secondary, that’s multiple hours of reading daily. I didn’t love how much time this took (I read really fast, too!)
  • There was no live teacher. When I had a question or a problem, I had to figure it out on my own.
  • Tech issues were hard to overcome. I was once stuck on a lesson for 2 days because there was a tech issue. I finally figured it out, however.
  • You can’t repeat tests. The tests are also only 10 questions, so if you miss 3 questions, you get a 70. I have gotten that many times and it’s very discouraging!

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All in all…

I recommend Omnibus 1. I will say that I was a little young for it but I loved it anyway. My grades weren’t awesome (81 and 86) which is very discouraging, but I know I learned a lot. I think that you should try the sample lessons to see how it would go. I know I’ll be doing Omnibus 2 next year!

 

Collab with Megan @Animal Wonders Blog

Hi everyone!

I recently was talking with a friend from TPS (Potter’s School) when we decided to collab post. She just started a new blog and I thought it would be a great way to get her some more followers.

The questions are in bold, my answers are in black, and hers are in teal.

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What is your blog about?
Photography, Lifestyle, and Reading, pretty much.
My blog is all about animals!
What are some of your hobbies?
Reading, Blog, Writing, Photography, Baking… the list goes on, and on.
I love to play volleyball, snorkel, and surf.
Where did you meet?
On TPS (we both do it).
On TPS in Spanish class.
What is your favorite subject?
Remember #Omnialltheway? That still hasn’t changed.
My favorite subject is history.
What inspired you to have a blog?
I really wanted to share my dolls with people.
My love and passion for animals.
What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
I love watching youtube, reading blogs, reading, and being with my family.
Write blog posts or watch youtube.
What is your favorite animal?
Dogs, maybe?
Hedgehogs.
What is your favorite Flower?
I love all flowers, that is so hard lol!
Mine is a sunflower, it’s so pretty!
What is your favorite thing to do when writing your blog?
Listen to music!! (I love DappyTKeys- so great!)
Teaching others about animals.
What is your favorite thing about your blog and why?
Mukta’s gorgeous design!
Talking about animals and learning about other animals.
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Hope you enjoyed!
Check out Megan’s blog here: https://animalwondersblog.blogspot.com/
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