Thursday, August 18, 2011

Photos on a Thursday

This is the trunk of a Banyan Tree ( aka the Massive Tree

This, my friends, is the Samoan delicacy. It's quite expensive so they use it for their most special occasions.

A passion fruit! Not ripe yet...

The same passionfruit a few days later...absolutely delicious!

My 6th period is full of little punks. They think they're so smooth...talking when I tell them to be quiet. Yelling. Being rude. Last week when we did the lesson on respect, this is what they wrote. They clearly don't understand what being respectful means. I'm surprising them with a seating chart today. Muahaha! 


mom said...

R E S P E C T Find out what it means to me!

Quinn, a couple of teachers had some good ideas for you today. Stacie Williar says find a way to incorporate your curriculoum into the talking. They can talk, as long as it's about whatever you are teaching. She has to do that with kindergartners haha! good luck! Nancy Bonkowski suggested that when someone is "naughty" or unmanageable, speak to them in a direct manner and ask how their parents would feel if they knew they were behaving that way? An indirect threat!
There's always the old "I" messages you learned in PMA.
Anyway, I like your pictures. Next time stand next to the Banyan tree so we can see just how little you look!
I like the outside of the Passion Fruit but the inside....ummmm....

Kristine (friend of your mom's) said...

Quinn - I woke up from a nightmare about work and now can't get back to sleep. Luckily I had some catching up to do on your blog. A couple of questions - Does AmSam have their own currency or do they use US currency? How do you eat a passion fruit? Do you eat the skin or do you peel it or do you scoop out the insides?

Quinn said...


I hope you were able to get back to sleep! AmSam uses U.S. Currency! If you go over to Western Samoa, they use the Tala...which at this point is about $2WST to $1USD! We ate the passion fruit straight out of the halves - you just eat the orangey part and the seeds. It's really sour, but a good afternoon treat when it is hot! Thanks for sending the package as well! That is so nice of you - I will let you know when I get it. : )