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  • RPM Session - Francis Bacon Huan* Huan and I did a quick review of his biology homework that he did with Meghann. It looks like there may be additional work to complete. Today  Huan I ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 9:36 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • RPM Session - Immigration huanblack  ** my daughter showed me that you can change the background on notes from white with black letters to black with white letters by touching the hokey three times ...
    Posted Oct 29, 2014, 9:35 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • Huan on the Constitution and Sally Ride 9/16 - Constitution Day LessonHuan and I discussed Constitution Day including events up to and during the development of the Constitution.THOMAS JEFFERSON1776LET ENGLAND KNOW WE WANTED ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2014, 6:24 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • What career would you like to choose for yourself? What career would you like to choose for yourself?I would like to study a full range of subjects. I want to find out what truly interestsme.  Standing here ...
    Posted Sep 30, 2014, 1:27 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
  • How is school? Huan 9/23/14How is school?SCHOOL IS FRUSTRATING ME. I AM NOT BEING ALLOWED TO SEE REGULAR CLASSES. I AM ONLY GOING TO SELF CONTACINED CLASSES. I AM ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2014, 2:28 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong
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RPM Session - Francis Bacon

posted Oct 29, 2014, 9:36 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong

Huan
* Huan and I did a quick review of his biology homework that he did with Meghann. It looks like there may be additional work to complete. Today  Huan I talked about Sir Francis Bacon and the birth of the scientific method. This seem to be appropriate following his work in biology.

Francis Bacon
Father of scientific method
England
observation, deduction, experiment
Aristotle
logic based on observations
arguments do not prove anything science does
New Atlantis
ideal society
scientific inquiry

*Creative writing: think about a phenomenon that you have observed. From your observation use your powers of deduction to come up with a hypothesis. From your hypothesis design an experiment to test your hypothesis.

I have observed that people tend to talk more around speaking people and less around nonspeaking people. mY Hypothesis is that nonspeaking people make speaking people uncomfortable. I would test this by interviewing people to determine their thoughts on nonspeaking autistics.  end

E:  How is school going this week?

H:  Much better now that i am out of Ms Hart's class more. Thanks to Ms Budway for helping make this happen.

E:  Do you have anything else to say?
H: no noting else to add.

RPM Session - Immigration

posted Oct 29, 2014, 9:35 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong

huan
black  ** my daughter showed me that you can change the background on notes from white with black letters to black with white letters by touching the hokey three times rapidly. I showed one both backgrounds and he said that he prefers the black background. I think for as many this cuts down the glare. You may want to try this at home.  EV

immigration
Alexander Hamilton
hostility and hospitality
meaness and friendlinss
1798
14
deport
when considered a threat
jobs will be taken
gain economic freedom
gold rush
anger toward the chinese
Chinese Exclusion Act
4million
Ellis Island
Statue of Liberty
foreign born
for better economic conditions
labor like mining
built chinatowns
President Kennedy was a descndant of an Irish immigrant
the ability to earn a living
640M
these countries have more freedom

*What are your thoughts on the message of this political cartoon?

This cartoon shows the ships of Columbus approaching America. The Native Americans are watching the ships land. This shows that everyone approaching America is an immigrant. The only true Americans are the Indians living here first.  So really almost everyone is an immigrant. Therefore, consider being more tolerant of immigrants.

I think this country is great because of it's immigrants. Immigrants have added to this country's culture, language, growth, and economy. I am proud to have a Vietnamese American family!

How's school going?

Not so good. Teachers are not supporting my inclusion in regular classes. It is frustrating.

UGG. That stinks. I'm so sorry. I haven't given up on this fight.

Thanks Elizabeth. I know you have tried hard to make a change.

Huan on the Constitution and Sally Ride

posted Oct 8, 2014, 6:24 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong   [ updated Oct 8, 2014, 6:24 AM ]

9/16 - Constitution Day Lesson

Huan and I discussed Constitution Day including events up to and during the development of the Constitution.

THOMAS JEFFERSON
1776
LET ENGLAND KNOW WE WANTED INDEPENDENCE FROM THEM
ARTICLES OF CONFEDERATION
BRING FRIENDSHIP AMONG THE STATES
5
CONSTITUTION DAY
39 AMERICAN REVOLUTION
55 
41
39
GEORGE MASON
UNIVERSITY

Imagine you were going to attend George Mason University next fall.  What would you want to study? I AM NOT SURE, I WOULD LIKE TO DO GENERAL STUDIES FIRST. I NEED TO STUDY A BUNCH OF THINGS FIRST TO CHOOSE A MAJOR.

ANTI-FEDERALIST
GOVERNMENT POWER AND RIGHTS OF ALL GROUPS
12
10
BILL OF RIGHTS
27

Present Day- would you consider yourself a federalist or antifederaist? I WOULD BE A FEDERALIST. I BELIVE IN THE CONSTITUTION AND RIGHTS OF ALL CITIZENS



9/30 - Sally Ride Lesson

SALLY RIDE
1951
ASTROPHYSICIST
TENNIS
YEARS OF TENNIS TAUGHT TO BE DISCIPLINED
STUDY OF MATTER AND ENERGY
STUDY OF ENERGY IN THE UNIVERSE
8000
25
HOUSTON, TEXAS
TREAD WATER IN FLIGHT SUIT
CHALLENGER
147
ROBOTIC ARM
13
SULLIVAN
FIRST WOMAN TO WALK IN SPACE
STUDY EARTH FROM SPACE
DIRECTOR OF EXPLORATION
TAUGHT AT UC SAN DIEGO
WANTD TO SUPPORT WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND MATH
WOMENS HALL OF FAME

Creative Writing: Dare to Dream.  What would you like to study in college?  What career do you think you would like to have?

I WOULD LIKE TO STUDY A FULL RANGE OF TOPICS. SUBJECTS TO FIND OUT WHAT TRULY INTERESTS ME. STANDING HERE RIGHT NOW, I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO BE A WRITER AND MENTOR TO AUTISTICS. HOWEVER, THAT MIGHT CHANGE WITH TIME. HOW DID YOU DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT TO STUDY? (I explained my path to speech pathology) SO INTERESTING. YOU ENDED UP EXACTLY WHERE YOU WERE MEANT TO BE. (I believe Universe takes you to where you need to be - what do you think of that?) I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT THERE IS A PLAN FOR ALL OF US. (I think everything you are doing right now, even this IEP craziness, is part of your process, party of your story) YES I AGREE.

ASNV and  Film Fests - should we participate in these? YES, WE SHOULD SHOW OUR FILM EVERYWHERE.

This week I saw my friend, Danson from New York. He is 15 and having a hard time.  Can you imagine what emotions he is dealing with?  LOTS OF ANGER AND SADNESS. (How do you know?) HE IS FIFTEEN, I WENT THROUGH IT TOO. (explained mentor opportunity) I WOULD LOVE TO HELP (What advice can you give D) TELL HIM IT GETS BETTER. WE ARE EDUCATING THE WORLD TO BE A LIGHTER SPACE FOR ALL PEOPLE (lighter?) FILLED WITH LOVE.



Elizabeth Vosseller, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Director, Growing Kids Therapy Center
(O) 703-464-0456
(C) 703-795-1638
722 Grant Street, Suite K
Herndon, VA 20170
www.growingkidstherapy.com

What career would you like to choose for yourself?

posted Sep 30, 2014, 1:27 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong

What career would you like to choose for yourself?

I would like to study a full range of subjects. I want to find out what truly interests
me.  Standing here right now, I think I would like to be a writer and
mentor to autistics.  However, that might change with time.  How did you 
decide what to study?
(Elizabeth told him her story)
So interesting, you ended up exactly where you were meant to be.
(...)
I think you are right. There is a plan for all of us.  
(Yes, I think we are meant to do things we are doing now...)
Yes I agree.

(ASNV would like us to provide a screening of our film.  What do you think?)
We should show our film everywhere.

(Michelle from NY thinks that we should have a screening at the Trump plaza. 
What do you think?)
I love it so much.

(Michelle has a boy who's fifteen and he's going through a lot of things)
Lots of anger inside

(How do you know?)
He's fifteen.  I went through it too.

(What message can I give Danson?)
Tell him it gets better. We are educating to be a lighter space for all people.

(What's lighter?)
Filled with love

How is school?

posted Sep 25, 2014, 2:28 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong

Huan 9/23/14

How is school?
SCHOOL IS FRUSTRATING ME. I AM NOT BEING ALLOWED TO SEE REGULAR CLASSES. I AM ONLY GOING TO SELF CONTACINED CLASSES. I AM NOT CHALLENGED IN SELF CONTAINED CLASSES. THESE ARE SLIGHTLY BETTER THAN MIPPA BUT NOT MUCH THOUGH.  I AM SUPPOSED TO GO TO THE CO-TAUGHT CLASSES SOON. I HOPE THESE ARE BETTER THAN THE SELF CONTAINED CLASSES. 

What's your thought on 
NO MIPPA AT ALL. 

Why?
THE REASON I DON'T WANT TO BE IN MIPPA IS THAT MIPPA IS NOT REMOTELY ACADEMIC. THE FOCUS IS ON JOB AND LIFE SKILLS AND NOT ON ENGLISH, SCIENCE, HISTORY OR MATH. THESE ARE THE SKILLS I WANT TO LEARN, SKILLS THAT WILL OFFER ME A MEANINGFUL EDUCATION AND A CAREER NOT A JOB. THIS IS WHAT I KEEP SAYING BUT NO ONE BUT YOU AND MY PARENTS ARE LISTENING. THIS IS SERIOUSLY BUMMING ME OUT. MY PARENTS AND YOU HAVE BEEN GREAT. PLEASE KNOW HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE IT. ALWAYS KNOW THAT I AM GRATEFUL.

Thoughts about premier of our film? 
I AM SO EXCITED TO ATTEND THE FILM THIS SUNDAY.

Do you still think this should be dress up? 
YES. I WANT TO WEAR A SHIRT AND TIE.

Alexander Graham Bell

posted Sep 25, 2014, 6:50 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong

Huan Vuong
Alexander Graham Bell

edinburg , scotland
teacher
eleven
nothing is impossible .
a middle name
benjamin
get the person to intrench the voice.
mr.watson come here i need you
air condition first culling
the harmonic telegraph
face to face communication through technology.
the national geographic
science magazine
silenced telephone for one minute .

Creative Writing:

Q1:
alway be prepared .

Q2:
we have to create a name for ourselves .
Q3:
the art of life is to improve and change colors of  old people's ideas. we need to because the denial in the world is palpable. it has to stop now  because limited power   . the end.


Sent from my iPad
Elizabeth Vosseller, MA, CCC-SLP
Director, Growing Kids Therapy Center
722 Grant Street, Suite K
Herndon, Virginia 20170
O) 703-464-0456
C) 703-795-1638
www.growingkidstherapy.com

Public Goods and Services

posted Aug 24, 2014, 3:29 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong

Huan Vuong
Public Goods and Services
8/12/14
PUBLIC GOODS AND SERVICES
Street lights. Do you buy street lights?  Do you pay for the electricity that powers street lights?  Do you physically replace the bulbs in street lights?  The answer to those questions is most likely “nope!” Street lights are a great example of a “public good.” A public good or service is one that tax payers finance and our government provides.  Why would we pay the government to provide the service? The first reason is that street lights are non-excludable; you cannot stop anyone from benefitting from a streetlight. Further, the street light is non-rivalrous. If I am enjoying the use of the streetlight, my use does not lessen the resource or availability of the streetlight for someone else.  Because you cannot stop someone from benefitting from the streetlight; and ones use does not diminish the resource for others, private companies cannot charge money for the product.  If a company cannot charge money, they are not going to manufacture and install the product.  The street light then falls into the domain of a “public good,” or product that is funded by tax payers and provided by the government to serve the good of the entire community. Additional examples of a public good include fresh air, national defense, flood control, light houses and knowledge.
What are we talking about today? PUBLIC GOOD
What is a public good or service? SOMETHING ALL CAN BENEFIT FROM
What do we mean when we say non-excludable? CANNOT STOP SOMEONE FROM ENJOYING IT
Why do we use the word non-rivalrous when noting that a resource is not diminished or lessened for one person by the use of another? NO DECREASE IN SOMEONE ELSE’S ENJOYMENT OF IT
Why wouldn’t a private company want to manufacture and install streetlights specifically for an individual person living on a busy street?CAN’T MAKE MONEY FROM IT
Why pays for a public good or service? TAXES
Who delivers a public good or service? GOVERNMENT
Name a few additional examples of a public good or service. HIGHWAYS
Financing and provisioning of public goods was present in 500 BC Athens, when taxes were used to finance city festivals and temples. Paul Samuelson, the first American to win the Nobel Prize in Economic Science, developed a theory of public goods in his 1965 paper The Pure Theory of Public Expenditure. Samuelson defined a public good as a “collective consumption good” when he stated “goods which all enjoy in the common sense that each individuals
consumption of such a good leads to no subtractions from any other individuals consumption of that good.” The opposite of public good is private good, which does not meet either non-rivalrous or non-excludable characteristics. A good example of a private good is a loaf of bread. You can exclude others from eating the loaf of bread, and once the loaf of bread is gone it cannot be used again.
What does the word provision mean? ALLOWS FOR
What city used taxes to fund festivals and war in 500 BC? ATHENS
What award did Paul Samuelson receive? NOBEL PRIZE IN ECONOMICS
What is the opposite of a public good? PRIVATE GOOD
What is a good example of a private good, that is NOT a loaf of bread?  Think of an item that CAN exclude others and CANNOT be used/enjoyed again. CLOTHING
Adam Smith, considered to be the founder of modern economics, was an unlikely fan of inviting the government as a provider of goods and services. He was a fan of the “free market;” a system where prices for goods and services are set by buyers and sellers, free from intervention from government or pre-setting monopolies. However Smith conceded that it was to responsibility of government to intervene and provide public goods and services that would not be profitable for private companies to produce.
Who is considered the founder of modern economics? ADAM SMITH
What is the free market? NO GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE
Ultimately why did Adam smith decide the government was the best provider of public goods and services? BECAUSE IT WAS NOT PROFITABLE FOR BUSINESSES
Creative Writing:

Higher education is often associated with a cost or price tag directly to the consumer. Why is K-12 education free?  If a cost is associated with higher education, why is the cost subsidized for some lower income students?



PUBLIC EDUCATION IS A PUBLIC GOOD BECAUSE IT PROVIDES A SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY. A PERSON NEEDS A GOOD EDUCATION IN ORDER TO CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIETY. HIGHER EDUCATION IS A LUXURY NOT A NECESSITY. SO IT IS NOT A PUBLIC GOOD. THE END.

Great Pyramid

posted Aug 24, 2014, 3:28 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong

Huan Vuong
Great Pyramid
7/17/14
The Great Pyramid of Giza
Greek travellers of classical antiquity created a guide for people visiting lands around the Mediterranean Sea. Classical antiquity was from the 8th century BC through 5th century AD, The guide created was referred to as the Seven Wonders of the World.  The number 7 was chosen because Greeks believed this number represented perfection.  Additionally, 7 represented the five known planets, plus the sun and the moon. Various lists of wonders of the world” have succeeded classical antiquity. However, original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are particularly special because one of the seven survive to this day; The Great Pyramid of Giza! A pyramid is a geometric form with a rectangular base and four identical rectangular sides.
What are we going to talk about today? GREAT PYRAMID
What time period does classical antiquity cover? 7BC - 5AD
What was the guide called that Greek travellers made for visitors to lands around the Mediterranean Sea? SEVEN WONDERS OF THE WORLD
Give one reason the Greeks found the number 7 significant. PERFECT NUMBER
Describe the geometric form of a pyramid. SQUARE BASE TRIANGLE SIDES
Greek historian Herodotus and scholar Callimachus set the first list of the classical seven wonders in stone.  These include: Great Pyramid of Giza; Hanging Gardens of Babylon; Statue of Zeus at Olympia; Temple of Artemis at Ephesus; Mausoleum at Halicarnassus; Colossus of Rhodes; and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.  The Great Pyramid of Giza is the only original ancient world wonder that exists to this day!
Name either the historian or scholar who penned the first list of classical seven wonders. HERODOTUS
What city would you have found Hanging Gardens? BABYLON
What wonder did Alexandria feature? LIGHTHOUSE
Commissioned by Pharaoh Khufu, as his final resting place, construction on The Great Pyramid began in 2554 BC in Giza, Egypt.  Giza is located near Cairo, which is the capital of Egypt. To this day, the Great Pyramid of Giza is the biggest individual building to ever be constructed! At 481 feet tall, it was also the highest building in the world for a very long time.  The pyramid is missing its tip now and stands 455 feet tall. The Great Pyramid featured many supplementary buildings.  Supplementary means in addition to.  The entire burial site included a worship temple, smaller pyramids for the pharaohs queens and even a parking place for two boats.  The boats were placed alongside the pyramid to carry the soul of the pharaoh into the afterlife!
Who commissioned The Great Pyramid? KHUFU
What purpose did the pyramid serve? BURIAL CHAMBER
What capital city is The Great Pyramid of Giza located near? CAIRO
How tall is the pyramid at this time? 455 FEET
We are still not quite sure how the Egyptians constructed the pyramid. Most scientists believe that it took about 20,000 laborers nearly 20 years to construct the pyramid! There are three main theories that describe how the pyramid may have been built.  First, laborers may have constructed and used ramps that wound their way around the
pyramid.  Imagine the shape of a snail shell… now build a ramp around the shell until you reach the top! The second theory involves one ramp leading straight up to the pyramid.  The stones used to build the ramp would have then been incorporated into the building itself.  The third theory?  Aliens! Yes. some folks actually believe the pyramid could only have been constructed by visitors from outer space.  No matter the theory, it seems the pyramid was constructed using granite slabs weighing 2.5 tons, with stone ceiling beams weighing about 80 tons. Laborers would have to partner with oxen, sleds and ramps to maneuver such materials!
How many laborers did it take to build the pyramid? 20,000
About how many years did it take to build the pyramid? 20
How heavy were the smallest granite slabs used? 2.5 TONS
What would a laborer need to move a granite slab or stone celling beam?SHELL TYPE RAMPS
CREATIVE WRITING: Write your own guide to the 7 Wonders of the Universe.  


THE WONDERS I WOULD WRITE ABOUT WOULD BE THE WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE. I WOULD WRITE ABOUT THE WONDERS OF OF SPACE. THE NEXT THING I WOULD THINK ABOUT IS HOW THE WORLD WAS CREATED. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW THE WORLD WAS CREATED.  I LIKE TO BELIEVE THE WORLD WAS CREATED BY GOD.  PERHAPS THE UNIVERSE IS INHABITED BY OTHER FORMS OF LIFE.  I WOULD LIKE TO TRAVEL TO OTHER PLANETS.  I SUPPOSE LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS WOULD BE MUCH DIFFERENT.  

American Symbols

posted Aug 11, 2014, 9:21 AM by Quoc-Anh Vuong

Huan worked on this with a newly trained therapist for the first time.
 
thg,
Huong

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Elizabeth Vosseller <evosseller@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 11:21 AM
Subject: Huan and Meghann on the flag
To: Huong Pham <huongnpham@gmail.com>


WOW!  Huan did soooo well with Meghann!!!!  So happy he is able to carry over his skills with Meghann! 

Huan Vuong
American Symbols
Lesson 1: The Flag
In 1775, the American colonies were flying the British Flag called "The Union Jack" and decided that they needed to fly their own flag.  Benjamin Franklin was the "New Flag" Committee chairman.
He didn't want to totally shut off their connection to England, so he felt the flag should have a smaller Union Jack in one corner, with 6 white stripes alternating with 7 red stripes.  This flag was hoisted on New Years Day (January 1) in 1776 on Prospect Hill near Cambridge, Massachusetts.  It became known as the Grand Union Flag and was the first American flag.
What was the British flag called? UNION JACK
The flag was to have 6 ______ stripes. WHITE
And 7 _____ . RED STRIPES
What holiday was the flag hoisted? NEW YEARS DAY
Where? PROSPECT
But...once the Declaration of Independence was signed this flag became literally history and as they say today, 'not politically correct.'  What to do?  Well it took an act of Congress on 6-14-1777 to pass an official Flag Resolution stating the design of the flag with the red and white strips and the 13 stars in a blue. Now they had problems with just how many points on a star. Some had 5 some had more.  And some of the stars were in rows, some in circles and some were haphazard.  Then they had to argue over which came first...a red stripe or a white stripe?  After a while it became obvious that the flag could be seen from a longer distance better if it had a red stripe first and not a white one.
This flag was considered not _______. POLITICALLY CORRECT
So congress came up with the official Flag ______. RESOLUTION
The new flag would have how many stars? 13
What does HAPHAZARD mean? CRAZY
It was decided that the red stripe would be _____. FIRST
There is no proof that Betsy Ross actually sewed the first flag. Several men approached her for a flag design, but that doesn't mean she sewed it. Betsy suggested a 5 pointed star because she demonstrated how easy they were to make when you fold cloth a certain way and cut. An actual bill for the design of the flag was presented to Congress by Francis Hopkinson (who also is one of the signer's of the Declaration of Independence) asking for payment for designing this flag.  Congress denied his request saying he wasn't the sole designer. Some historians feel the flag was designed by a committee.
There is no proof that ______ sewed the first flag? BETSY ROSS
Betsy was the one who suggested the flag have how many points? FIVE
Who presented a bill to Congress on the design of the flag? FRANCIS HOPKINSON
Did congress ACCEPT or DENY his request? DENY
As America changed, so did the flag.  Every time we got a new state, we also got a new star.  Well, the stars were no problem, but after a while, we were getting over-striped. Imagine today if we had 50 stripes and stars?  So, on January 13, 1794, Congress passed a second flag resolution stating "the flag shall have 15 stripes, alternate red and white with a union of 15 stars, white on blue field." It was the 15 striped flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to write the "Star Spangled Banner."
When was the 2nd Flag Resolution passed? JANUARY 13 1794
Who wrote the Star Spangled Banner? FRANCIS SCOTT KEY
But, by 1817 the flag was getting bigger and bigger and had 20 stars and stripes. So once again Congress did a Flag Act in 1818 and decided that the flag should have no more than 13 red and white stripes (for the 13 original colonies), and only a NEW STAR would be added every time we got a state, but no more stripes of any color.  
What did the red and white stripes represent? 13 ORIGINAL COLONIES
What did the stars represent? STATES
When would a new star be put on the flag? A NEW STATE
And then came the Civil War!  Many angry Northerners wanted to
remove the stars of the states that had succeeded from the union.  But President Lincoln disagreed and was determined to hold the Union together. From 1861-1865 Union troops marched under a flag with all the stars and stripes.  And in 1863, when West Virginia became a state during the Civil War, they even added it's star.  Well, we all know how the war ended, and eventually both the North and the South were flying the same flag with the same number of stars and stripes.
Which president was determined to hold the union together?PRESIDENT LINCOLN
Which troops marched under the flag with all the stars and stripes?UNION
The Civil War was a war between…. NORTH / SOUTH
Which state became a state during the Civil War? WEST VIRGINIA
Did they add its star? YES
Who won the Civil War? NORTH
On June 14, 1923 men from 68 patriotic groups met in Washington, DC to draw up a set of rules on how to handle the flag.  In 1942, Congress put them all into the official Flag Code.  The flag code is updated when necessary, most recently being 1976.
The patriotic groups met where? WASHINGTON DC
What were the rules for the flag called? FLAG CODE
When was the last time the flag code was updated? 1976
Flag Terms:
Canton - The top inner quarter of the flag or the blue area where the stars are.
Field - The main body of the flag.
Fly - The bottom or length of the flag
Halyard: The rope or cord used to raise and lower the flag.
Hoist - The flag's side or width.
What is the main body of the flag called? FIELD
The side or width of the flag is called the…? HOIST
What is the HALYARD? CORD
What does the HALYARD do? RAISES THE FLAG
What is the blue square where the stars are located called?  CANTON
What is the fly? THE BOTTOM OF FLAG
Do you think the flag is an appropriate symbol for America? YES

Youth Summit

posted Jul 24, 2014, 2:21 PM by Quoc-Anh Vuong


Huan, let's talk about the youth summit
 
What was the best thing about the youth summit?
- The freedom and getting to hang out with Ben.
 
What do you mean by freedom?
- Being able to enjoy independence for the first time.
 
Independent from parents?
- from parents and being able to make choices
 
At the film camp, when the word 'dependence' came up, you said 'dog on
a leash'.  Is that what you meant?
- Yes. I am always attached to someone.
 
How can we replicate that feeling of independence at home?
- I would enjoy more freedom and choices at home, like time by myself 
and going out by myself.
 
Where would you like to go by yourself?
- To the movie
 
Maybe your parents can drop you off to TJ, or you can go with a friend,
what do you think?
- I think that would be great
 
What do you think about the safety issue?
- I won't cause problems.
 
Huan, maybe Mom can come up places where you can go with friends.  Would
you like that?
- Yes, so much.
 
Mom is to come up with a list of places that Huan can go with friends.
 
We can find a male companion who can hang out with you, what do you think?
- That sounds great!
 
You need to work hard on getting on the letter board with Mom, or other
people.
- I am trying to spell more with Mom and others.
 
What was your long-term goal?
- I want to go to college as a resident student.
 
What was your immediate goal?
- To get out of special education now.
 
How do you propose that we do that, what do want to have happen this 
school year?  What should we do?
- Let me talk to my IEP team and show them I am smart.
What do you want to ask for?
- Sit in regular ed classes this year.
 
thg,
Huong

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