Student Teacher Interviews:
Interviewer: Carol Li
Interviewee: Ms. Cannon
Question: What are some hobbies that you enjoy doing?
Answer: Well, I’m an LA teacher and I like to read. I like to play video games and I like to play with my dog.
Question: What is your favorite sport?
Answer:Marching band. Anyone who thinks that isn’t a sport hasn’t done it.
Question: Is LA your favorite subject in general? If not, what is?
Answer: LA is not my favorite subject. Social Studies is probably my favorite.
Question:What type of character would you be in a detective story?
Answer: Probably the person that accidently gets killed. The accidental death
Question: If you punch yourself in the face and it hurts, are you strong or weak?
Answer: Both- your hand is strong; your face is weak.
Question:Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? If so, what is your favorite activity to do during it?
Answer:I do not celebrate Thanksgiving. That’s too much cooking for myself, so nah.
Question: What is your dream job position? (Can be fictious)
Answer: I would probably really like to work in the Department of Muggle Studies in Harry Potter.
Question: Do you like grammar?
Answer:Ehhhh- not really no…
Question: Do you think your students are creative?
Are they perhaps too creative?
Answer: I think they’re creative when they want to be.
Question: What is your favorite candy?
Answer: I like Reese’s.
Veterans Day is a U.S. Federal holiday that aims to celebrate and honor veterans in the U.S. armed forces, who have dedicated their lives to serving and protecting our country.
A History of Veterans Day
The original Veterans Day, then called “Armistice Day,” was celebrated on November 11th, 1919, at the end of the first World War. Although WWI formally ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, all major hostilities were ended by an armistice (ceasefire), which is said to have been declared on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. A year later, President Woodrow Wilson declared the first Armistice Day, writing:
To us in America the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service, and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of nations.
In 1954, after the Korean War and WWII, Congress, at the urging of many Veterans associations, replaced “Armistice” with “Veterans,” in order to honor veterans of all wars.
In 1968, after the passing of the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, Veterans Day was moved to the fourth Monday of October, which caused significant backlash. While weighing in on the decision, Congress did not consider the emotional and patriotic significance some Americans had with the date and was forced to revert the decision in 1975. Since then, Veterans Day has always been celebrated annually on November 11th, and most institutions take a day off on either the following Monday or Friday.
Fun Facts about Veterans Day
Did you know that…
- …every year, the Veterans Day National Committee declares an observance theme, and holds a poster contest? This year’s theme is “service,” and the winning poster is the image at the top of this section.
- …the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs insists that Veterans Day should not have an apostrophe, for the simple reason that the day does not “belong” to veterans?
- …since World War I was a multinational effort, many other countries have holidays similar to Veterans Day? Some examples include, Canada and Australia, which hold “Remembrance Day” on November 11th, the United Kingdom, which holds the same holiday on the second Sunday of November, and France, which observes “Armistice Day.”
- …passed in 2016, the Veterans Day Moment of Silence Act encourages Americans to observe two minutes of silence at 11:11 a.m. (PDT) on Veterans Day?
- …the red poppy has become associated with Veterans Day after becoming popularized by soldier John McCrae’s war poem, In Flanders Fields?
The full history of Veterans Day, and Veterans Day in general is extremely interesting. We highly recommend learning more about the holiday with the following resources:
Native American Heritage Month:
November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people. Heritage Month is also an opportune time to educate the public about tribes, to raise a general awareness about the unique challenges Native people have faced both historically and in the present, and the ways in which tribal citizens have worked to conquer these challenges.
Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima (1945) by Joe Rosenthal
Editorial cartoon by Rick McKee, Augusta Chronicle
Jokes / Puns:
- What did the triangle say to the circle? You’re pointless.
- Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
- Why do cows have hooves and not feet? They lactose.
- What do you call a blind dinosaur? A do-you-think-he-saw-us.
- What do you call a parade of rabbits hopping backwards? A receding hare-line.
- I told my wife she was drawing her eyebrows too high. She looked at me surprised.
- What breed of dog can jump higher than buildings? Any dog because buildings can’t jump.
- I got my daughter a fridge for her birthday. I can’t wait to see her face light up when she opens it.
- The numbers 19 and 20 got into a fight.
- Where do you find a cow with no legs? Right where you left it.