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Camara and I asked a few middle schoolers a question. The question was “What’s your favorite dessert?” These are the answers we got.

Zachary- Doesn’t have a favorite.

Oscar- Cookies n’ cream ice cream

Alex- Apple pie

Brooke- Cherry pie

Noah- Strawberry cheesecake

Dominick- Chocolate pound cake with ice cream

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Shelbe- Crème brûlée 

Jay- Chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with chocolate sauce

Camara- White cake with white icing

 

Mr. Chris- Doesn’t have one but if he had to pick it would be cheesecake.

Cartter- cherry pie

Paige- Trudge bowl cake (a giant chocolate cake that’s very rich like the one in “Matilda”)

Lilli- Any flavor ice cream.

What’s your favorite? Leave your answer in the comments box.

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Interview: Ms.Kary

Posted: September 9, 2011 by ethanj in Interviews

I interviewed a CLC Support Services teacher, Ms Kary.

The following are her answers to my questions:

Why did you choose to work for CLC?: A great place to work, wonderful committed teachers, great campus, fun place to work, and she likes the students and parents that come here.

Why did you choose this post?: I have always had an interest in helping and an interest in how people learn. This was a way to learn more about that.

(follow-up)How long have you been interested in helping?: I started as an undergraduate, met some people who were hearing impaired or deaf, started to learn sign language.

Did you try for a degree as this type of teacher?: Yes, most people who work in area of supporting students with disabilities have at least a Bachelor’s Degree, many have a Master’s Degree, I happen to have a PhD as well in speech language pathology

When did you begin to work at CLC?: seven and a bit years ago

Do you enjoy working here: Absolutely. It is one of the best places I’ve ever worked at. The people I work with really make it fun and interesting, and the area is great.

Have you ever worked anywhere else before CLC?: Yes, I’ve had several jobs, at the Wakulla County Library, worked with parents who were unable to complete their education.

How long have you been working with kids?: 20 years.

Have there been any stressful times here?: Always at the beginning of the year, because I’m meeting new students who might need help, and I’m trying to get things started with students I already know.

(follow-up)What are some of  the most stressful times you’ve had?: When we’ve had a student/family who was interested in coming to CLC, and we just don’t have space or room to serve them. When you are in a job like I am, you want to help as many kids as possible, and sometimes we’ll meet a kid through the admissions process that we find out either they’re needs are too big and we’re not the right place for them, or we don’t have enough room for them.

Mr.Jason Uncovered

Posted: September 9, 2011 by blush11 in CLC News, Interviews
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By Camara and Kayla

What made you interested in teaching?

The chance to feel like my life made a difference, and I love kids.

What made you want to teach at Cornerstone?

It was a oppertunity to help build a school, that I felt had the same educational values I did.

What’s your favorite color?

Plaid

Have you ever taught at another school besides Cornerstone?

A place called the Outward Bound Mountain Institute.

If you could match your personality with that of an animal’s, what would that animal be and why?

A dolphin, because they’re social animals and other dolphins matter to them.

Whats your favorite thing about teaching kids?

Laughing and learning

How long have you been teaching at Cornerstone?

This is his 11th year

Do you have any pets?

Quincy, Fisher, Tater, Pandora (his daughter) and Kalliope (his other daughter)

 Do you teach outside of Cornerstone? 

Not on purpose.

Interview with Mrs. Amanda

Posted: September 2, 2011 by firefly12345 in CLC News, Interviews
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Paige and I did an interview with Mrs. Amanda our spanish teacher and these are her answers and our questions:

1. When did you learn spanish?

She continued spanish when she was a fresh man in high school but could speak it fluently when she turned 21.

2. How did you hear about CLC?

She heard about it on Craig’s list since she wasn’t from around here.

3. Why did you take this job?

She liked what the school was about so she came and had an interview. At first it started as a teacher’s helper and then became the spanish teacher for the whole school.

 4. What interested you in spanish?

“I always thought that it was cool to speak another language it felt like a secret code.”

5. What’s your favorite dessert?

” I love anything chocolate.”

6. What’s your favorite color?

Green

7. If you had the option to teach anything else what would you teach?

She would like to teach english in a spanish speaking country.

8. Who is your idol?

Her mom and my grandma.

9. What’s your favorite band/song/genre?

Rock.

10. Why is it important to you to learn another foriegn language?

“Learning another language gives you acess to lots of people you couldn’t talk to before.”