December 6, 2005

Hey Marvin.. Yeah, I can't wait for Christmas break either. The break for U of M students will be a MONTH. That's GREAT! How long is your break? I remember it's either 1 or 2 weeks only.. At least you get a break though, right?

I believe this will be our last time e-mailing each other.. Well, it has been nice getting to know you and what your interests are. I hope you fulfill what you want in your future. Stay in school, Study hard and you will Exceed. Take care!


Posted by at 4:05 PM

November 29, 2005

Thanksgiving break

Hi Marvin! I’m doing fine. How about you? Wow, so did you enjoy your Thanksgiving break? I enjoyed my break, like I said Thanksgiving was the first break for the U of M students. My family didn’t have our Thanksgiving until Saturday because my brother-in-law didn't come up from Iowa till Friday night. We didn’t eat on time which was supposed to be at 5. It was pretty crazy. What about you? How was your Thanksgiving? Was your whole family over? Were you excited to see them?

What else did you do? I went to the Hmong New Year at the River Center. I wore Hmong clothes with my boyfriend and we ball tossed with each other and watched the performances. yeah.. Over all, I was glad that we had this break. yep. Well, hope to hear from you soon. Take care! oh, yeah my favorite subject would probably have to be history. I like learning about why and or how this became that and so forth.


Posted by at 4:12 PM

November 15, 2005

Hi Marvin! How are you doing? How do you like gym class so far? Did you enjoy art last quarter? What was your best drawing? What about math? Do you understand fractions and decimals? Which subject is your favorite subject?

Who's your favorite basketball player? Which two teams do you think will be in the finals? I'm not really sure which team will be in the finals, but I'm always hoping the Timberwolves would be in it, just because we live in Minnesota.

Are you exciting for Thanksgiving break?! I am! this will be the first break for U of M students! I can see my whole family and catch up while eating GOOD food. What kind of foods do you like eating during Thanksgiving?

Alrite, I'll note you later! take care!


Posted by at 4:36 PM

November 8, 2005


I don't have a favorite teacher because I was never close to any of them. My teacher for world history would yell or scream randomly because the class wasn't responding to his questions. At times, i thought that was pretty funny but at times, I got shocked also. Another teacher was my AP European teacher. Her class wasn't all that bad. We had art day, and that was pretty cool. she taught us the history behind the art of why the artist did this and that in the art work. My AP biology teacher was very detailed, but she was a little CRAZY! We took a TON of notes! and i still have the notebook just in case i may need it in college. All of my other teachers were okay, I guess.. i don't give much thought about the teachers life.

Posted by at 4:34 PM

November 1, 2005

2 interesting things about college

One of the interesting thing about college is that you decide when you want your class, such as what time, and what weekdays. I have a 2 hour break before my next class begins. During those two hours, I do some assignments that I didn't finish, and catch up with my friends.

Another interesting thing about college is that you have more responsibilities. You have more choices to decide and they affect the outcome of your decision. It's really up to you how you want your life to be.

Posted by at 4:36 PM

October 20, 2005


Hi Lincoln students! My name's Lee Thor (female, Hmong) and I'm a freshmen at the U of M. I was born and raised in St.Paul. I went to Benjamin E. Mays for elemantry, and Murray Jr. High for middle school. I then graduated from Como Park High School which is near by Como Zoo but closer to Como Lake in June 2005.

What I like to do in my spare time is go on the net, listen to music and play games on yahoo . I usually listen to r&b, a little of pop, rap, and country.. I play quite a few games like checker, chess, dynomite to make time fly by faster, but you should only play when you have free time. Now, I don't have as much leisure time to go on the net to play games. I'm usually doing my homework in my room, and if I'm on the computer, I'm typing an essay.

So, what do you guys like to do in your spare time? Do you guys stay after school for school activities or for help on homework? What do you do when you get home from school? Do you like your neighborhood? Do you enjoy school right now or do you wish that you were done with school?

Until then I'll note you guys another time. If you guys have any questions about college or about me, feel free to ask and I'll try my best to answer them! bye!

-Lee Thor

Posted by at 11:50 PM

week 7, feedback draft 1, essay #2

Feedback from my revision group wasn't as terrible as i thought. I felt I did a pretty bad job because my intro sucked and there was more info about my junior high. I felt that I wasn't emphasizing on the importance of the school location and the neighborhood that a student grows up enough to get my point across. In a way I thought that people would say that I was saying my junior was better than Lincoln. I wasn't trying to get that point across.. noo.. nah uh..

I got a compliment about how I zeroed into Willard-Hay. Yeah, I didn't want to write about North Minneapolis as a whole because I felt that was too board even though there's more statistics that could help me write my paper. I believe everyone said that I had some good facts to back up my point.

Posted by at 11:28 PM

October 14, 2005

Ohio State

When we watched the movie about poverty in Ohio, I was really shocked at how the school looked like. There were holes in the ceilings, and if it rained water would drip. My high school had that problem but it was taken care of right away. And some of the some school didn't have a cafeteria. In my head, I was like "what if the students didn't have money? how are they going to eat?"

I'm glad that I live in MN because the schools wouldn't do the property tax or something like that. I think it's really unfair.

Posted by at 5:39 PM

October 13, 2005

Comparing Murray Jr. High and Lincoln Community School Basic Skills Test (BST) in 2005. More than half of Murray students passed the reading and math test. In reading, 383 Murray students were tested and 294 students passed. Compared to Lincoln, where 73 students were tested, only 30 students passed, a little below half. 224 Murray students passed out of the 380 students tested for math. The math scores for Lincoln dropped tremendously. Only 20 out of the 73 tested passed.

Posted by at 5:03 PM

October 7, 2005

2nd entry for week 5

I've done citations in my high school. My senior year, we had to do a research paper and cite at least 3 or 4 works in MLA style. I thought it was alrite, because I only had to cite for a book, website, and magazine. I'm glad that my high school got me to be familiar with citing.

Posted by at 7:17 PM