Reflection on Health and Medicine Panel

Please write your reflection after our visit to the Media Center/Library on Friday, November 18 to attend the Health and Medicine Academy Forum, where we listened to and asked questions of the following professionals:

a dental hygienist

an athletic trainer

a family practice physician

a physician assistant.

Please blog 100 words or more about the experience.  What did you learn?  What were you surprised about learning?  Do you want to be any of these health professionals?  Why or why not?  What health and medicine related profession would you prefer? What do you already know that will help you prepare for this profession you desire?

(I will share these edublog posts with the librarians, Mr. Markun the Health and Medicine Academy Coordinator, and the four panelists, so the more positive comments and constructive criticism you can provide, the more we can improve this for next year and for future students.)


This week is Thanksgiving, a National American Holiday. and it’s time to share your traditions, thoughts, and knowledge about Thanksgiving.

Please write 150 words or more about Thanksgiving on any of the topics below.  Images would be great to add to your blog and give more visual appeal.  Remember, that people from other countries will be reading, so educate them about a National American Holiday.

  • Research and share historical information about the First Thanksgiving and the meaning behind American’s celebrating Thanksgiving. Make sure you share your resources and links. (Feel free to use this resource
  • Describe your family’s traditions for Thanksgiving.  What do you do during the Thanksgiving holidays?  What do you eat for the main meal? Do you do any activities? Is there a tradition that has to happen every Thanksgiving? Is there something you look forward to during the Thanksgiving celebration or holiday?
  • Share who or what you are thankful for this year.  Who do you cherish? What are you grateful for?  Hopefully you can share this blog post with those special people in your life; it’s always nice to tell someone they MATTER to you.
  • Share some Thanksgiving movies, commercials, etc.  What do they focus on?  What’s their point?  What do you like about these Thanksgiving movies, commercials, songs, etc.?
  • Do you have any favorite recipes for Thanksgiving?  Share some recipes of your favorite meals, side-dishes, desserts, etc.  Giving directions to how to prepare these delicious foods along with their tasty pictures might persuade others to want to add these to their Thanksgiving meal this year.
  • Analyze some Post-Thanksgiving activities.  Some people watch sports, like football. Others peruse flyers to get ready for their Black Friday sales.  What are some Post-Thanksgiving activities or traditions that you like and/ or dislike.  Please explain in detail.





What does Veterans’ Day Mean to You?!

This Friday, November 11, 2016 is Veterans Day.  What does that mean to you?  What does that mean to the people in our country?  How should we honor that day? Watch this brief video to hopefully learn a little about this very important day.

Now, after watching this video, please write a post of at least 150 words on any of the following topics:

  1. Write a review of the video above. Summarize the meaning of the video and analyze why it’s important that everyone in America truly understands the meaning of Veterans Day.
  2. Research when and how the first Veterans Day was celebrated.  Please include the website source that you used to find the information and share as much of it as you can in your post.
  3. Share any relevant videos that showcase Veterans coming home and receiving honorable, positive welcome home celebrations. Share your thoughts of how these men and women are honored and how their families are ecstatic to see their family members come home safely.
  4. Analyze the meaning of the sacrifice that our armed forces make as they serve our country.  Why is it honorable yet dangerous?
  5. Share a personal story of a veteran that you know, whether it’s a family member, friend, etc.  Share their story and any pictures or videos of them that you have to make it more personal and to honor them for their sacrifice and dedication to protect the freedoms of our country.
  6. Do you want to have a career in the armed forces?  Share your story of why you are thinking about enlisting and why it’s important to you.
  7. Find any videos, movies, music, etc that represents veterans.  Embed them in your post and write a summary about them to share your thoughts on what you think is the meaning behind those videos, movies, music, etc.
  8. Write your plans for this Veterans day (or maybe family traditions) that truly showcase you are grateful for your American Freedoms and for all those people who have bravely fought to protect our freedoms. Do you plan to visit a VFW hall?  Do you go to any cemeteries to pay your respects to fallen soldiers?  Do you take the time to call or text or email anyone in the armed forces to thank them for their dedication and sacrifice?