• Mica commented on the post, The Balkan War, on the site AlonaLearning 4 years, 9 months ago

    Love this summary, @alonalearning. I wish I had been there, but now I know.

    And it is amazing how each life lived is so different. I appreciate you sharing, “His story made me think about how very lucky I am to be living where, when, and how I am now.”

    Smiles and appreciation to you.

  • NancyT commented on the post, The Balkan War, on the site AlonaLearning 4 years, 9 months ago

    Thank you for this summary @alonalearning !!! I really learned a lot from Armin’s talk and I’m so glad you blogged about it to help, and maybe others remember what we learned.

    Hearing the stories of others certainly helps put our own lives in perspective.

  • Oh cool!!! Thanks @alonalearning!! I am so glad you told me to read this because I never got a notification that you responded to my question 🙂

    I agree, we did have a baby and it had some of my darker complexion features but Tomis’s/my dad’s eyes, that would be a cute combination!

    Also – I love how you’ve stylized your blog. The about me…[Read more]

  • Oh cool discovery!! @alonalearning maybe you can help me understand more too – I remember learning this stuff in school but it’s been awhile so refresher is needed.

    Now Tomis has blue eyes and I have light brown eyes. I don’t know if they are light enough to be considered hazel though, but they are lighter than my sister’s eyes. My mom has…[Read more]

  • NancyT posted a new activity comment 5 years, 5 months ago

    Oh @alonalearning your start to the DC blog is sooooooooo good! I hope to write mine this weekend. I was so sick after our trip I just couldn’t do it! I’m so glad you captured so many details so far to help me remember!

  • NancyT commented on the post, Natalie's Farm Trip!, on the site AlonaLearning 5 years, 6 months ago

    Wow!! You remembered so many details!!! What a beautiful recap of a really wonderful opportunity we had 🙂 I learned so much, had so much fun and I’m sooooo glad we spent the night to break up that drive. Thank you for posting this @alonalearning !!!!

  • NancyT commented on the post, Braces!, on the site Timo's Blog 5 years, 7 months ago

    I believe the body can heal itself too! Have you ever heard of Joe Dispenza? I’m reading his book now, “You Are The Placebo.”

    @alonalearning just got braces too! That’s what she wrote about in her blog as well last week 🙂

  • Nina posted an update 6 years, 8 months ago

    Having so much fun on my first day at ALC Mosaic! @sassygirl26 @alonalearning @tessao @animalfreak9 @libby @hermione @sara @katecake


    To begin:

    It has been many magical weeks at school. Since returning from NYC, I am ever more aware of the flow, energy and just awesome growth that is happening in ALCs everywhere.

    This month has felt like an explosion of colorful feathers. Every day ideas jump out of us, and sometimes it’s messy like this ink project:



    And at other times no clean up necessary like a good ol’game of soccer.


    Or Geoguessr…

    #ALCNYCscoredawesometodayMosaicnotourfinest #goodgame



    And we mastering how all these get scheduled:

    …Unfortunately I cut the video just before @superleaf08 delved into a ninja-lunge.

    And sometimes we do things that don’t get scheduled: @alonalearning, @sassygirl26@dinospumoni



    And sometimes we do unscheduled things to make money.


    When the year started I found a feather on the ground. About a month ago we started to  pass one around at the beginning and end of our day. I now realize that they represent our light-heartedness, strength and creativity.

    And the ability of our imaginations to soar the limitless.




  • So, yesterday me, @libby (my BFF), @Alonalearning, @Tessa, and @Sassygirl26,  all went to visit The Green School. In this post, I will write things the same, things I like, and things I don’t  really like about the school. First I will write the things I like.

    Pet cat fish
    Pet guinea pigs
    Had woods
    Taped trees with sticky stuff to catch bugs

    Now, the things that are the same:

    Go to small groups
    Have meetings all together

    Now, the things I don’t really like:

    Have to do math, reading and writing before going outside and having lunch
    5 min. timer for snack time.  (It’s not even good to eat your food fast)
    In the morning they always go on a meditation walk, you have to be quiet in the meditation walk in the woods.

  • It is Tuesday. It has been almost a month since I last posted a blog on the ALC website. I have caught some down time and though it was fun answering questions with @alonalearning on the dating website, I realized […]

  • Nancy replied to the topic Language @ ALC Mosaic in the forum Group logo of ALC MosaicALC Mosaic 7 years ago

    I met with @Libby @Animalfreak9 @Gabe @Alonalearning @Sassygirl26 @Tessao and I met to discuss language club.

    I noticed @Libby and @Animalfreak9 are really busy with other interests and also recognize that it’s important to remember that all people can ebb and flow in and out of deep learning. @Charlotte has been thinking about how to create a…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic Language @ ALC Mosaic in the forum Group logo of ALC MosaicALC Mosaic 7 years ago

    Today @Alonalearning and I practiced Duolingo together and then both found stories online to help us further our language practice.

    I found some great videos on youtube that tell stories in Spanish with animation and subtitles – they are perfect for where me and @Libby are comprehension wise. I am going to post a few links here so I don’t forget…[Read more]

  • Nancy replied to the topic Language @ ALC Mosaic in the forum Group logo of ALC MosaicALC Mosaic 7 years ago

    Yea! I’ll talk to @Alonalearning and @Hermione at school on Monday to see what they want to talk about. Also, I’ll make sure @Alonalearning has Jessica’s email so they can google hangout together 🙂 Thanks @Sara!

  • Nancy replied to the topic Language @ ALC Mosaic in the forum Group logo of ALC MosaicALC Mosaic 7 years ago

    Awesome!!!!! @Hermoine is here on Wednesday – can we start next Wednesday from 10-10:30am for her and @Alonalearning?

  • Charlotte wrote a new post, Mosaic Monday, on the site Charlotte's Stories 7 years ago


    For today’s Ecology Club, we took a small walk but covered a vast distance. @jamesisland, @sassygirl26, and @alonalearning walked a few hundred yards down the road with attention to our environment. Our focus were the trees and plants.

    Immediately we noticed a Magnolia tree Magnolia grandiflora, each one of us was familiar with Magnolias. Even without their enchanting flowers these trees are distinctive. We noted the waxy leaf, with fuzzy ridges, ,and large fruit pods scattered on the ground.


    The giant leaves are lighter underneath @alonalearning observed, and when we held them up to the light we could see their cells. This got me chattering about plant and animal cells. Even to the naked eye they are different but here is a nifty illustration with labels as well.


    [caption id="attachment_105" align="alignnone" width="256"]Plant Cell Plant Cell

    Animal Cell
    Animal Cell

    And here is the website with hyperlinked definitions.

    Across the street was an Eastern Redbud Cercis canadensis. @sassygirl26 noticed the pods and they reminded her of cacao. They do have common traits and @sassygirl26 picked up on this subtle relation. Redbuds belong to the family Fabacea to which soybeans, chickpeas and even alfalfa belong. Cacao belongs to the family Malvacea. Hibiscus and cotton belong to this family.

    In perspective Humans, gorillas, chimpanzees and orangutangs all belong to the same family Hominide.

    Cacao and Redbuds relate within the realms of Order and Class, that’s like saying humans fall in the realms of primates and mammals.

    Wherever the connection, it was deep in the past of genetic recombination. I like this quote:
    Ranks are somewhat arbitrary, but hope to encapsulate the diversity contained within a group a rough measure of the number of diversifications that the group has been through. **
    To our question: Are Redbud seeds edible? Yes they are! And their flowers are too. Seeds can be roasted as in Native American tradition, and flowers can be boiled.

    @jamesisland was drawn to a hole in the trunk of a Willow Oak Quercus phellos. It was a whole new world down at the base of an oak tree. Lichens and moss established a mico-ecosystem right on the street corner.


    These key provide a perfect nesting ground for seeds and spores, and we saw evidence of this entangled amongst the tiny forest. Spiders appeared to have used the architecture to their advantage as well.

    Back at school we decided to do test prep. I am not smarter than a 6th grader in case no one was wondering. READ THE QUESTIONS. gah still need to learn diligence.

    At culture meeting we talked about our structures and meetings. My favorite nugget of gold was this:
    Yoda took sense of the meeting 🙂



    Our meeting was about meetings. Speaking up in groups can be difficult. Perhaps it was the presence of Yoda, members of the community spoke openly and honestly about school structures and what we can do to transform them together.

    After the Culture Group @alonalerning, @hermione, @jamesisland and I went to the park.@john joined us this time too 🙂 We took more tests and worksheets to do. And here’s some other things we did:

    Difference between manga and anime

    Sweetgum leaf

    Like a boss

    I am very grateful for the outdoor interludes.
     **Gingerich, P. D. (1987). “Evolution and the fossil record: patterns, rates, and processes”. Canadian Journal of Zoology 65

  • Tomis posted an update 7 years, 2 months ago

    Big thanks to @sassygirl26 and @libby for the birthday video/song and to @alonalearning for the slideshow. Very sweet! Thanks, girls.