My name is Kristine Tirone. My goal is to do something I never thought I'd be able to do. Meaning, I never thought I'd even get close to having the opportunity to leave the country, or be involved with a class in this way. Setting standards for myself and working towards something is a new thing for me. I'm writing this blog to raise money to send my class to Costa Rica. Our class, as a whole, is trying to fundraise over $15,000. This will fund everything from our food, a place to stay, to our flight.

I'm getting a new understanding of what it's like to deserve what you work for. Before, I would sit back and let everyone do the work and I would take the credit. My personal struggles got in the way of my everyday functioning. My focus on education was lost to my other struggles. Not only was I not understanding the work, but I had an increasingly low work ethic. This all started to change over the summer of 2010. Bryan, my teacher, makes it known that he has an extremely low tolerance for slackers. I didn't want to disappoint him, and this motivation was new to me.

I realize as my interactions with people started to change, I started to as well. Bryan always expected nothing but good things from me, and I've given him nothing but that. I suppose if you feel a certain way or act a certain way, you become a certain way. From there it's history, ever since I've excelled in my school work and always do what I say I will. You're only as good as your word.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Walking with Wolf" Chapter 1

My thoughts on Walking with Wolf were that it was semi-confusing. I didn't quite understand who was speaking at all times. I felt that between the tape recorder, Kay,and Wolf it made it slightly harder for me to follow.

A few things I might like to research in the future would be the Tapir and Mortadela found on pages 4 and 6. I believe that the Tapir is a bird perhaps and that the Mortadela is a type of meat I'm not really sure what type though. Later on in the class I would like to get a better understanding of the diverse animal life in Costa Rica.

I personally can't wait until my class moves on to Chapter 2. I want to really get a better understanding of the book and I want to learn more about the culture and ways of the
'Ticos' a common name used for Costa Rican's.

1 comment:

  1. This is a good start. I like that you are willing to share your difficulties with the writing. The author has a very particular technique, and if it's a struggle for you then we will make sure that we work on ways to handle it.