This whole week in Biology we have been dissecting once living beings. We started by slicing open the heart of a sheep and the next day we removed every layer of its eyes. I wasn’t too happy about either of these because the heart was just fatty and gross and the eye kept excreting questionable liquids everywhere. The back of the eye was cool once we had taken everything out, because it was all colorful and looked like an abalone shell. Yesterday we were faced with the challenge of dissecting a rat. That’s right…. A RAT! wellllllll Challenge Accepted! Olivia, Haley, and Maddie were in my group, but Olivia and I ended up doing all the work because the other two didn’t even wanna get near the beast hahah. I’m not complaining about it at all because to tell you the truth I actually really enjoyed this project. First we had to skin it, and while Olivia pulled back the skin I would very carefully cut it slowly peeling it off. Sounds gross huh? Well we did our rat sooo well that Donny (our teacher) made the whole class crowd around just to admire our good work! It was a pretty proud day for us and I even named our little buddy, Frankie! hahah unfortunatellyyyyy Frankie is now in the trashcan but it was good while it lasted!
Sooo um last Friday a whole group of kids from the MAD Academy went to Leadbetter beach to help clean the trash and make our world a better place. After a quick inspirational talk we got into groups and put on our rubber gloves. Taylor grabbed us a trash bag and we started down toward the beach.
As we picked up small things like cigarette buds and candy rappers we made small talk and hyped ourselves up the the party I was throwing later that night. We hurried through the beach asking people who were tanning if they had anything to give us.
All in all my group collected 4 pounds, which is pretty good considering it was all small trash. We chatted a little longer than all dispersed with the usual “ill see ya later”!
From there, Rosie, Sabina and I hopped in the car to go grab dinner and decorations for my party. It turned out to be a great day and we actually had a ton of fun cleaning up the trash. So if you ever see even a little piece of trash lying around make sure to do the planet a favor and throw it away. CYA!
Hey Everyone! I’m emailing all of you, because all of you have shown interest in being a part of the summer teen showcase that we are putting together. It will be student directed, which means that Janet or any of her staff will NOT be involved with directing. meaning neither Janet, nor any of her staff members will take part in the show. It will be completely student directed. This show is an all broadway showcase which means all broadway music, as long as it’s appropriate because we want families with young kids to be able to come. (i.e. don’t choose the song “dance 10 looks 3″ from a chorus line.) The show will consist of only Broadway songs or approved “off broadway” songs. (you dont need to explain. If they dont know what songs are appropriate then they shouldn’t be in the show haha) We have a few songs already chosen as group numbers and various duets and trios, but if you have any suggestion of songs or just songs that you are dying to perform, let me know! Us (the students) direct it, which means, for example, if (Us direct it… Really?!) Since we won’t be having help with this program you will be requires to help out with your own choreography and staging. If you would like to submit a solo, then you would get to stage or choreograph your own solo, unless you want help from someone else.
The rehearsals for this show will only last for about two weeks,starting June 8th. which means that you will need to commit and attend all of the rehearsals. Mondays through Thursdays rehearsals will be in the evenings until 8, and Fri-Sun rehearsal times will vary based on how much we have done. We are counting on you to get together with whomever to rehearse on your own time. For group numbers we will be rehearsing at the Adderley studio. (A more exact rehearsal schedule will be sent once our cast is more finalized. The ENTIRE day of JUNE 19th we will be at the theater with our dress rehearsal in the morning and two shows later in the day.
ALSO, there will be no tuition to participate show! 😊 BUT if you participate you will be required to help raise money for the rental of the theater and rehearsal space. There will be various group fundraising activities that we will do in order to put this show on! 😊
Please respond whether or not you will participate ASAP (preferably before Wednesday May 15th)
AND, if you decide to participate, please also send any song ideas or fundraising ideas!
Contact if you have any questions!
I absolutely love MAD Academy lunched! They are so fun because you get to see everyone in the Academy in one place, laughing, eating and enjoying themselves. Mrs. Meister let us out of class a minute early and Jackie, Lexi and I raced down the hill, our backpacks slamming against us, almost knocking us down. I swear I almost fell more times than im proud of. We got down there to find the line empty and the air filled with greasy goodness. I got a slice of pizza to satisfy my cravings and a big salad on the side. My friends and I all huddled along the sidewalks to enjoy our meals. We gossiped and laughed and said hi to all the parents. I was full after one slice but I hopped back in line anyways with my friends who haden’t eaten yet. After everyone was done eating, we got back in line and grabbed bowls of ice cream awaiting us. I grabbed vanilla and threw on some crushed oreos for that extra crunch! YUM. It was a great lunch, but unfortunately it will be our last for this year:( see you then!
1 cup sifted cake flour
1/2 cup sifted sugar
1 1/4 cups (10-12) egg whites (room temperature)
1 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. almond extract
1 cup sifted sugar
Sift 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup sugar together 3 times.Place egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Beat with wire whisk attachment of mixer on high speed until all egg whites are foamy. Add cream of tartar, salt and flavorings.Beat eggs until stiff enough to hold stiff peaks but not until dry.
Add sugar, 2 tablespoons at a time, while continuing to beat on high speed until sugar is just blended.
Sift flour-sugar mixture over egg-white mixture about 1/4 cup at a time.
Using a silicone spatula, fold in gently but thoroughly after each addition.
Pour batter into an ungreased 10×4-inch tube pan. Smooth top of batter evenly in pan with a wet spatula.
Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 40-45 minutes. (Cake will not bake in this time if your oven is not preheated for 15 minutes before putting cake in oven.)
Invert pan and cool cake in pan for 1 hour upside down, or until completely cold before removing the cake. Insert a dull knife along sides to free cake if cake is still attached after cooling.
Makes one 10-inch tube cake.
Serve with fruit, fruit syrups, whipped cream, rum sauce, etc. Angel cake is a wonderful foundation for assembled desserts; cut the cake and fill a glass dish with layers of angel cake, fruit and cream and refrigerate until set.
1/4 cup melted butter
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup sugar
pinch of salt
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
2 cups canned or fresh fruits, with juice
Preheat oven to 400°F.Pour melted butter into a 9-inch square baking dish.In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, sugar and a pinch of salt. Stir in milk and almond extract, if using; mix only until combined.
Pour the batter over the melted butter in the baking dish.
Ladle fruit with juice over the top of the batter.
Bake in preheated oven for 25-35 minutes, or until batter rises to the top.
Serve as is, while still warm, or top with vanilla ice cream.
This week I am just going to show you some of my favorite recipies… heres the first.
1 egg 1 1/4 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon sugar or honey 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt
In a small mixing bowl, beat the egg with a fork. Add buttermilk, oil and vanilla. Beat for 30 seconds. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Gradually add beaten egg mixture to dry ingredients. Stir until blended but do not overmix; mixture can still be slightly lumpy.
Lightly grease or brush with butter a griddle or heavy skillet and heat to medium low or medium. Pour 1/4 cup of batter onto sizzling hot griddle for each pancake.
Cook for 2 or 3 minutes, until bubbles form and pop on surface and edges start to dry. Flip pancake over and cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Serve immediately. Servings: 9 Yield about 8 or 9 4-inch pancakes.