Math--intergers, compound probability, metric system
Chemistry--learned the difference between ionic and covalent bonds/periodic table/ structure of atoms/forensics/experiment with baking soda disappearing ink
Language Arts--Vocab/how to write directions/Journal
Logic--Consensus, Active Listening Skills
Took a Compass Bike Hike
Visited a photography museum exhibit
Made a soap carving
Trimmed trees/cleaned inside my car
Went to scouts
Practiced piano/music theory
True or False:
____1. The Peking man farmed.
____2. Ancient Chinese culture was not as advanced as ancient European culture.
____3. Confucius was a very superstitious man who believed in ghosts.
____4. The Shang dynasty is a myth.
____5. Chinese is a rather newly developed language.
____6. Chinese immigrants to the U.S. were openly welcomed and treated fairly
toward the end of the 19th century.
____7. Thai food and dance is generally unimaginative and of poor quality.
Fill in the blank:
8. The capital of Thailand is ___________.
9. The capital of North Korea is ____________.
10. Peking man used a _________’s wheel.
11. To defend themselves against the Huns, the Chinese built _____ ______ ______.
12. While Greeks and Romans used horses for their primary war transportation, Indians used _____________.
13. Wu Ti, an emporer of the Han Dynasty set ___________ ___________ to make it easier for poor people to buy things.
14. The Han Dynasty used a set of exams to test men for government office instead of simply giving important jobs to _____________ and ____________.
Multiple Choice. Choose the answers that best fill in the blanks.
15. There is no private ownership of land and all resources are combined together then divided among the people. All industries, markets and human endeavors are owned and managed by a central government. This economic system is called: _______________
16. __________________ was one of the best ways in ancient Asia to encourage trade and help people become wealthy.
a. Building bridges and safe roads
b. Killing whoever disagreed with the king
c. Taking away people’s land
d. Inventing the catapult
17. _____________ was one of India’s most beloved rulers even to this day.
a. Devi Patel
c. Dr. Sanjay Gupta
d. King Rama V
18. _____ and ______ are the terms Lao-Tze used to explain how everything in life had its opposite.
a. Rice and pottery
b. Jade and cow dung
c. Monasteries and Massage Parlors
d. Yin and Yang
19. Indian culture starting around 320AD enjoyed advancements in: (Circle all that apply):
Fair treatment of people
20. Hong Kong used to be governed by the ___________Empire but now is governed by
a special regional authority who answers to the ____________ government.
21. ________________ Leonowens was a British teacher who taught Prince ______________ when he was a boy. He eventually grew up to become ___________ of Thailand. He changed the law so that people did not have to prostrate themselves on the ground to show respect to the king.
a. Beatrice/Ashoka/Prime Minister
Short Answer. Choose THREE out of the four available topics to write on. Please use your composition notebook, use correct spelling/ grammar, and go into as much detail as you can:
Explain how silk is made.
What is the difference between The Mandate of Heaven and Legalism. What Chinese leader used both concepts as justification for how he governed and how did he use them?
What can you remember about the life of Siddhartha Gautama before he became the Buddha? What are some of the teachings of the Buddha?
Why is yellow an important color in Chinese culture? What does it symbolize and how has it been used?
Essay. Please use your composition notebook:
Explain the circumstances under which the Bridge over the River Kwai (Kwae) was built. Some questions you may want to address are as follows: Who built it and why? During which war? What is interesting about it? How was it destroyed? What role did Thai people play in building or using the bridge? What is a POW?
Hats are fun for Easter. I bought this for a Kentucky Derby party and figured I could get some use out of it as an Easter Bonnet. I do like hats--I forget how much until I wear one.
3 sticks and 1 T unsalted butter
2 C granulated sugar
2 C flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp salt
4 lg eggs
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 C grated carrots
1 C chopped toasted pecans
Pecan Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese
1 stick unsalted butter
1 (1 lb) box confectioners' sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 C chopped toasted pecans
Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
Butter 3 9" cake pans w/ 1 T butter and set aside. Cream butter in lg bowl and add sugar. Beat. In med bowl combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, and mix well.
Add dry ingredients alternating with eggs, beating after each addition. Add vanilla and mix. Add carrots and beat med speed about 2 min. Fold in nuts. Divide between the 3 cake pans and bake till set, 25-30 min. Remove from oven and rest in pans 10 min. Invert on wire racks and cool.
Cream together the cream cheese and butter till light and fluffy. Add sugar gradually, beating constantly. Add vanilla and pecans.
Place one layer on cake plate and spread top with icing. Top with second then third layer, spreading icing between each layer. Spread icing around sides of cake and let harden slightly before serving. Cut into wedges.
1/4 C. butter or margarine
1/4 C. sugar
1 C. milk, scalded
1 pkg (1 Tbsp) dry yeast
1 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 C. lukewarm water
2 tsp. salt
4 C. flour
Add butter amd 1/4 cup sugar to hot milk. Cool. In another bowl, combine yeast, 1 tbsp sugar and lukewarm water. Let stand 5 miutes to soften yeast (this process is called 'proving your yeast'.)
Add salt to flour. Combine milk and yeast mixtures, and add 1 cup flour. Add eggs and beat well. Continue adding flour gradually, beating until smooth after each addition. This is a soft dough, and most or all of the flour can be handled by the electric mixer. (watch carefully, don't let dough 'climb' the beater.
Cover bowl and place out of draft until dough rises about triple in amount. Punch down. Cover again (airtight) and place in refrigerator OVERNIGHT, or until thoroughly chilled. When ready for use ( DOUGH WILL KEEP WELL UP TO 5 DAYS ) remove from refrigerator and roll and into your favorite shape while cold. (You can handle a much softer dough if it is chilled.) Place on greased pans. Brush dough with melted butter. Let rolls rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Bake rolls at 375 for around 12 minutes or until desired doneness.
AFTER FORMING ROLLS, THIS DOUGH CAN BE LEFT TO RISE FOR 5 -6 HOURS WITHOU DOING IT ANY HARM. IT IS A GOOD RECIPE TO USE FOR CHURCH SUPPERS OR PARTIES WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW HOW LONG ROLLS WILL HAVE TO STAND BEFORE YOU CAN BAKE THEM.
AND your spa, I might add. A hot date tonight (OK, Thai restaurant and amusement park in Flower Mound, but still) and company for easter dinner compel me to have somewhat of a beauty day. Do this after a hard workout and before a healthy lunch. First I slather my poor, sad, stretchmark-ridden one-pack with cononut oil BEFORE the shower. In the steamshower, I wash my hair then rinse it with white wine vinegar and water. It makes the shower smell like puke but it's good for the hair. After slathering on conditioner, I shave, pumice, and pouf clean. After rinsing out conditioner with cold water, I pour beer on the hair. Then I pour Dr. Pepper on the thighs and rub the dimples. Caffeine is supposed to help skin with the cellulite--it seems to help or maybe it is the massage. No rinsing at this point. Out of the shower I use more coconut oil and then olive oil on my cuticles (toes and fingers) and lips-then I rub the lips with a dry washcloth. I add essential oil to the hair, like orange, ylang ylang or patchouli.
Women can expect a certain level of sexual harassment when travelling in Morocco. It comes in the form of nonstop greetings, leering and other unwanted attention, but it is rarely dangerous. It is best to avoid overreacting and to ignore this attention. In the case where a would-be suitor is particularly persistent, threatening to go to the police or the brigade touristique is amazingly effective. Women will save themselves a great deal of grief by avoiding eye contact, dressing modestly and refraining from walking around alone at night.
This week, I have thought of this:
You see. My water heater broke. Yesterday before conference we all packed in the Beemer to take a shower at 24 Hour Fitness where I am a member so that we could take the last warm shower for a while until the newfangled unit is replaced (under warrantee, whew.) I am blessed however to be selfish enough to have insisted on an automatic boiling water attachment on my sink during the remodel a while back. So this little thing is working over time, providing hot water for everything from washing dishes, washing dog feet, to washing kids' faces and kitchen floors. I lub this lifesaver.