Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My Project

This is my project that is done after a long but wonderful year of the Costa Rica class. For my project I took flowers that were in Costa Rica and flowers that where in NH. and compared them and just got facts about them. I mounted the project on a big black poster like piece of of cardboard and I did the best that I could to make it as pretty as it could be. Thanks so much for all your support through out the year with this class, making the dream a reality, and making this project come alive.

This is my Costa Rica side of the project that shows some flowers and some facts about them.

This is the middle part of my project that shows the flowers that grow in both Costa Rica and NH.

This is the NH side of the poster where I talk about the NH flowers and list some facts about them.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

We Have Arrived

We have arrived in Costa Rica and it has been a life changing experience already. We have been in Monteverde for 5 days now and have done things that I never would have done otherwise. When we got off the plane in San Jose it was the most amazing sight I have ever seen. Palm trees were swinging, people where speaking (in Spanish of course), and the air was blowing hot but nice air. Four hours later we got to the top of the mountain, by bus. We saw the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. The sky was pink, orange, and bright blue. The sun was half way below the horizon.

We got to our destination and were amazed by it. It was big with five pillars, two amazingly big windows, a wooden door with windows on each side, six plants in what looks like dog-like pots. Hanging off the roof on the side of the house were three plants. Our hostess, Reina, and her beautiful daughter, Nacy, greeted us at the door with big smiles. They led us to our cabin and it looked like a small yellow house – almost identical to hers. We went in and almost all the girls fell asleep within three hours. The rest of the group ended up going grocery shopping. The rest of the group came back and went to sleep, so overall the first day went well.

Friday, January 14, 2011

The News

On Friday January 14th, our Costa Rica class was in the news paper! some of us talked about how raking went, how the book "Walking with Wolf" is going, and how excited we are that the trip is getting closer! to see more of what we said and how the interview went please check out!

Papa Ginos Fundraiser Night

Please help The Lister Academy Costa Rica class raise money for our trip by going to Papa Gino's on Heritage Commons 2800 Lafayette Road. Portsmouth NH. Phone number is (603)-433-1222. The fundraiser runs from 4-9:00 pm on Thursday, January 20th. 20% of all sales made will go to making this trip to Monteverde Costa Rica happen! Carry-out counts to! We are currently at $13,600 we only need a little more help us get to $15,000! Evey little bit counts.

Airline Tickets!

We have now gotten out air line tickets for Costa Rica! I am so excited. We are flying out of

U.S AIRWAYS in Boston on April 6th! Now the trip feels more real to me because sometimes it felt like we where just talking about going, but now our names are on the tickets! It will be my first time on a plan for that i am both excited and nerves! The trip will be about a 7 hour plane ride and then 3 hours to get to the top of Monteverde. I think about this trip almost everyday and cant wait to finally get there! We still need a little bit more money to make our goal we are currently at $13,6000 we would like to get to $15,000 if you would like to help and make our goal happen you could send a check to 35 Sherburne Road, Portsmouth NH-03801.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Passport and planning

I am very excited to say that over Christmas vacation I got my passport! The trip is getting close and as it gets closer I get more excited but I also get a little nervous as well. Our class has recently started to plan out what we are going to do wile in Costa Rica and when we are going to do it. We are planning on leaving on April 6th and coming back around the 16th.

While in Costa Rica we are planning to stay in Monteverde for about 6 days and then leave to go to the coast for a few days. I am most excited to go to the coast because I love the beach. I would love to be able to go on a nice boat. Some of my peers in the class would really like to go Scuba diving so I was thinking maybe that could tie into the boat ride.
We are getting closer to our trip but we are still a little bit short on the money. We currently have $13,500 and we are looking to get about $15,000. If you would like to donate to us please contact our website or send a check to 35 Sherburne Road Portsmouth NH 03801. Please have checks made out to Lister Academy Costa Rica Class.

thanks for taking time to read this please keep checking for more. I will be updating a lot!

Monday, December 13, 2010

chapter 11

In chapter 11 of "Walking with Wolf" wolf mostly talks about his family and what was going on in the time that he was working at the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. In this chapter it also talks about how wolf is not at home a lot. I feel like he kind of neglected his family and only cared about the reserve. I also feel like he was really selfish and could have helped with his family a little bit more then he did. In the middle of the chapter it talked a little bit about how lucky was having medical issues such as she was hemorrhaging and needed help. Lucky’s children ended up helping her more then wolf. To be fair Wolf did have is own problems as well but not as bad as Lucky's. Wolfs two youngest children kind of felt like there dad was not around enough and they are right he was not there for the youngest as much as he was for the older kids. In other books all the main character is recognized for is the good things they do or the good things that happen to them. That makes it sound fake when it sounds like they do nothing bad and bad things don’t happen to them because in reality bad things happen all the time to everybody and that’s what make people the person they are. But it also all depends on how you handle what is happening. yes wolf had some bad times and yes I am not so happy with them but in reality he’s just a person that is going to mess up now and again and he handled what was happening the best way he could.