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by Kendra Givens
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Quidditch Talk
Topic: Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch
Replies: 8
Views: 9729

Re: Unfogging the Quidditch Pitch

*Which team will score the last goal? Slytherin
*The first question will be from which book? Chamber of Secrets
*How many Bludgers will the Seekers hit? 4
by Kendra Givens
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Fantastic Worlds and Where to Find Them
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Introductions

Hey All, I'm Kendra Givens, Second Year Ravenclaw Prefect, also friendly IRC channel operator (I'm usually there between 10pm and 4am HOL time, come say hi!). This term along with this class, I'm taking Herbology, Survival, The Her in Hero, and Shakespeare. I try to take a canon class each term, at ...
by Kendra Givens
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Your Book case
Replies: 3
Views: 59

Re: Your Book case

At my new house, we just bought a bookshelf from someone in the neighborhood. The top two shelves are full of books, and the entire bottom half is filled with board games. Eventually I'd like to have two shelves for more space, but this one is fine for now. Of the books I do have, one shelf is devot...
by Kendra Givens
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Favorite Month of the Year
Replies: 5
Views: 294

Re: Favorite Month of the Year

This is a tough one for me. My siblings and I were all born in April, and I love that it's spring and all of the wildlife has started to regenerate from the gross, ugly winter. I love that it starts getting lighter out at night so that you can go for walks after work in the nice weather. BUT I love ...
by Kendra Givens
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Music Talk
Topic: Musical Statements
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Musical Statements

I think the beauty of art is that it's always an expression of the artist. A LOT of Pink's songs have very powerful, poignant messages and I love her for that. I know I have artists I enjoy just for fun, entertaining songs, and others that I love to listen to because of the power of the message. I t...
by Kendra Givens
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Weird Food Habits
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Weird Food Habits

I thought of another one! I've grown up with prepackaged containers of chocolate pudding from the grocery store that comes with a vanilla layer in the middle (so the pudding goes chocolate/vanilla/chocolate). I eat one layer at a time and am very careful to make sure that I don't overscoop and get t...
by Kendra Givens
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Spring Break
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Spring Break

I'm on spring break this week, as happens every year in the life of an educator in the United States. Someone asked the question today "what are you doing tomorrow?", and I honestly don't know. The only plans I had for the week were to get my wisdom tooth pulled and then drive to another s...
by Kendra Givens
Sat Mar 24, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Book Talk
Topic: Favorite Dr. Seuss Book
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Favorite Dr. Seuss Book

I read a TON of Dr. Seuss, but for some reason, one of my favorites was always "The Foot Book". I think I enjoyed that it was rhyming and poetic. It was always an easy read and I loved the images describing the opposites. I think it might have been one of the first books I read all by myse...
by Kendra Givens
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: The Great Hall
Topic: The Eagles 2018 WINNERS!
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: The Eagles 2018 WINNERS!

Thank you all, this was very sweet. Congrats to my fellow eagles as well...I love you all!

Now can someone kindly explain to me why I'm most likely poke someone with a wand???
by Kendra Givens
Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Amy
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Happy Birthday, Amy

Just so it's officially documented that I said it...

I hope your (rest of your) birthday was amazing!

Thanks for being you! <3
by Kendra Givens
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Cody
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Happy Birthday Cody

Happy Birthday, Cody!!
by Kendra Givens
Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:23 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Fish in a Tree: Chapters 13-25
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Fish in a Tree: Chapters 13-25

I definitely think people fit more than one label at a time or transition between labels without knowing it. I also think labels aren't always necessarily what people think they are. My favorite part of this section is where Albert tells Shay that the sweater she thinks of as the color of "roya...
by Kendra Givens
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Harry Potter Book Festival 2018
Topic: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?
Replies: 22
Views: 398

Re: Week 2 - Discussion: Do Audio books recreate the Magic of Communal Storytelling?

I myself have never listened to an audiobook, in part because I love the experience of paper books or actually reading aloud/being read to, but in part because any bit of audiobook or pre-recorded commercial voice I've listened to sounds mechanical, as many people have said. Some people have mention...
by Kendra Givens
Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Ulol!
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Re: Happy Birthday, Ulol!

Happy Birthday, Ulol!!
by Kendra Givens
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Fish in a Tree: Chapters 1-12
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Fish in a Tree: Chapters 1-12

Okay, so first I have to say...as an educator, I am in love with this book. As I think about Ally, she reminds me of one of my students. She seems to have a bad attitude and doesn't open up to many people, but that's likely due to the fact that she doesn't feel that anyone will understand or...
by Kendra Givens
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Ariella!
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Happy Birthday Ariella!

Happy birthday, Ariella!!!
by Kendra Givens
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Zenix
Replies: 8
Views: 119

Re: Happy Birthday Zenix

Happy birthday, Zee!! I hope it's amazing!!
by Kendra Givens
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Weird Food Habits
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Weird Food Habits

As I was sitting and eating my scrambled eggs with ketchup this morning, I was contemplating how some people would find that disgusting and others might say "oh yes, that's delicious, I do it all of the time!" I then thought about how my dad thinks it's normal to each a peanut butter sandw...
by Kendra Givens
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:19 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday Hannah. R Thomas
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Happy Birthday Hannah. R Thomas

Happy birthday Hannah!! I hope it was amazing!
by Kendra Givens
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Students Lounge
Topic: Trends of 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Trends of 2017

Working with teenagers all day long, I will excited to see if the revived crop top shirt trend goes away. I always feel like something took a bite out of their shirts, and I can't understand why you'd want to wear something half-missing when it's 17F outside. These girls are beautiful and can wear t...

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