My name is Nola McCarthy and I go to the Tapestry Charter School. My two favorite subjects in this school are Honors and History. I like Honors because I really enjoy writing and reading. I really History because I find it really interesting and plus it can help us resolve problems that we have present day that we can resolve because these problems also have happened in the past.
I’ve taken honors now at Tapestry for 1 1/2 years. The first year was with my favorite teacher Mr. Schutte and then this year I have Mr. Mank who also is a wonderful teacher. I tend to question his taste in music though because he doesn’t have any of The Strokes albums in his class room. The first year of honors wasn’t that eventful though because we ended up staring honors half way through the school year.
In the first year of honors one of my favorite things that we had discussions about was if animals had the same emotions humans have. I really liked listening to other peoples opinions on the subject. That assignment really opened up my eyes to really respect and understand other peoples opinions. I really enjoyed getting feedback as well on that assignment.
This year in honors we haven’t done a whole lot just yet considering were just only finishing up the first trimester. In the beginning we talked and learned a lot about the brain and how it functions. This wasn’t exactly the funnest thing we have ever done in honors but it was really informative. One of the more fun things were doing now is that we have come up with a new skill which we must learn in the month of October.
I’ve been taking history now for as long as I can remember. It definitely has always been my favorite subject mostly because I had wonderful teachers here at Tapestry and also because I’m really good at it. Which is kind of weird considering I have a very poor memory. My first teacher was Mr. P , who’s names I wont even try to spell considering it’s Indian and I don’t want to butcher such a beautiful language.I had him up t’ill 8th grade then in 9th grade I had Mr. Carstens, who by far is my favorite Global teacher because he was straight forward with the info he gave us and he always made sure that the important stuff just really stuck in our heads.
By the end of 9th grade after I passed his final big test I had to say goodbye and move onto 10th grade Global with a comedian as a teacher. When I say comedian I don’t really mean it he thinks hes jokes are funny but there really not all the time. But whatever floats his boat I don’t really care if he makes jokes because he so far has been a pretty good teacher. The best thing about him is the pranks he plays on our English teacher Mr. Riccio, that I will give to him he is a good prankster.
Besides liking global because of my awesome teachers I also like it because it expands my horizon to learn more about the worlds problems not just mine or America’s. Learning about war and how it caused it. Or learning about where refuge’s go when they have no-where else to go. The things i’m learning now in global can help me have intellectual conversations about real world problems.
In conclusion those are my two favorite subjects in school. Tapestry has really given me some great teachers to learn from through ought my years here at Tapestry. I’m very lucky that I am able to have close relationships with my teachers because that really helps me when I’m having trouble n my classes. Tapestry’s unique form of learning has really come to help me enjoy more and more of my classes.