August 28, 2003

It's Friday Five Time!

Okay, technically it's only Friday in the Eastern parts of the country, but I won't be late like last week! Here's the Friday Five:

1. Are you going to school this year?
Why yes, yes I am. And taking a whopping one class too!

2. If yes, where are you going (high school, college, etc.)? If no, when did you graduate?
Starting Sept. 22 I'll be going to DeAnza College, a local community college, where I'll be taking German 4 (the first class of Intermediate German).

3. What are/were your favorite school subjects?
Literature (especially contemporary), creative writing, and strangely enough, biology.

4. What are/were your least favorite school subjects?
Chemistry! With calculus as a close second.

5. Have you ever had a favorite teacher? Why was he/she a favorite?
I had the best History teacher in high school--Mr. Schwendemann, or "Schwendy" as we called him (occasionally "Trendy Schwendy" though he was not in the least bit trendy). I had him my freshman, sophomore, and junior years of high school. He lectured to us like a college course, with no textbook, just note-taking and tests. He also peppered his lectures with "true-life adventures" of his time in the war (WWII). For example, one of his stories involved him falling out of the cargo hold of a plane as the doors were closing until he was saved by the two edges of the doors clasping a button on his jacket. Great stuff like that. He really made history come alive for us.

Posted by Shelby at August 28, 2003 10:04 PM