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by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Matilda: Chapter 7 - Chapter 11
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Matilda: Chapter 7 - Chapter 11

Following the story, in this thread we can discuss first day of classes! Do you love them or do they make you feel terribly anxious? In the story, we also get to know to completely different kind of teachers: Miss Honey and Miss Trunchbull. What’s your idea about good and bad teachers? Please, don’t...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Matilda: Chapter 12 - Chapter 16
Replies: 3
Views: 265

Matilda: Chapter 12 - Chapter 16

For these chapters we can discuss the extreme punishments of one particular character. What’s your opinion about them? Are they crazy, unrealistic, or super cruel? Also, we get to read about the “miracles”. Were you expecting them or not? As usual, please remember to use the spoiler tags when discus...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: Matilda: Chapter 17 - Chapter 21
Replies: 2
Views: 354

Matilda: Chapter 17 - Chapter 21

And the end of the book is here. In this thread we can discuss your general opinion about the book. Do you think this a book that only children can relate to? Or can grown-ups also learn a thing or two from this reading? There is also a very popular movie, based on this book! You can also compare an...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Fellowship of the Ring: Chapter VI — Chapter X
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: The Fellowship of the Ring: Chapter VI — Chapter X

So today I finally finished reading the book! And I have to say I’m extremely happy I gave the book a second chance. In my family, my sister is the one who is crazy about Lord of the Rings. She basically forced me to read the books 4 years ago, and while I enjoyed them more than the movies, I still ...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:57 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Pale-Faced Pecan
Replies: 8
Views: 496

Re: Happy Birthday, Pale-Faced Pecan

Happy Birthday Sirius!!! I hope you enjoyed your day!
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy birthday, Maxim!
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: Happy birthday, Maxim!

Happy birthday Maxim!! Hope it was a good one! :)
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 19083

Re: Quick Quotes

Let's end the month of October with this last prompt:

A message in a bottle

From The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:
And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Mon Oct 30, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Fellowship of the Ring: Book Two, Chapter I — Chapter V
Replies: 2
Views: 347

Re: The Fellowship of the Ring: Book Two, Chapter I — Chapter V

I certainly didn’t remember that the story was divided in two books. But I think this second book was greater than the first one! The fellowship is finally formed and a new set of adventures awit our heroes! In the movies, I love Arwen. I t doesn’t have much participation in this book, but I got exc...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 19083

Re: Quick Quotes

This week's prompt is:

Part of an outdated law

From Matilda by Roald Dahl:
There is little point in teaching anything backwards. The whole object of life, Headmistress, is to go forwards.”
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:20 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Fellowship of the Ring: Chapter V — Chapter XII
Replies: 2
Views: 511

Re: The Fellowship of the Ring: Chapter V — Chapter XII

Tarma, I feel like you read my mind!! Many things that you wrote are also some of the ones I found interesting. First of all, I liked how Frodo was surprised when he found out that the others already knew about the Ring. He was willing to tell everything and cause an impression, when suddenly, it tu...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Care of Magical Pets
Topic: Announcements
Replies: 3
Views: 520

Re: Announcements

Dear students, I intended to write you this announcement way earlier this month, but things went crazy this first two weeks! Anyway, here it is! Our second lesson is all about toads! Learn plenty of interesting stuff about them, including some superstitions, famous toads in media, and of course, how...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:56 am
Forum: Care of Magical Pets
Topic: Pet Discussion #4
Replies: 5
Views: 684

Pet Discussion #4

December's Pet Discussion: Now that you have learned more things about toads, cats and owls, which kind of pet would you like to take to Hogwarts? Which one do you think is the easiest to take care of? Which one would be the funniest to have? There is no right or wrong answer, just please explain th...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Care of Magical Pets
Topic: Pet Discussion #3
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Pet Discussion #3

November's Pet Discussion: In my experience, cats are animals that you either love or hate, few times there is a middle point between love and hate. Why do you think is that? What makes a cat annoying? Or, on the other hand, what makes a cat so adorable? Which is your posture about cats? There is no...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:52 am
Forum: Care of Magical Pets
Topic: Pet Discussion #2
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Pet Discussion #2

Sorry for the delay!! October's Pet Discussion: Why do you think toads are among the least popular pets at Hogwarts? There is no right or wrong answer, just please explain the reasons behind your wishes. At least 100 words for full marks. Please post your answer in the correct thread in our Class Fo...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Bulletin Board
Topic: Happy Birthday, Gustavo!
Replies: 5
Views: 765

Re: Happy Birthday, Gustavo!

Thank you very much!! :)

Really, thank you all for your warm wishes!! It was a busy weekend, but overall a good birthday!

I really appreciate this!

And thanks Tarma, that is simply inspiring and breath taking moment from the movie!

Once again, thank you all!
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 19083

Re: Quick Quotes

Another week, another prompt:

Part of a fortune teller's prophecy

From P.S. I Love You: When Mom Wrote She Always Saved the Best for Last by H. Jackson Brown Jr.:
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do."
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Monthly Book Discussions
Replies: 32
Views: 2775

Re: Monthly Book Discussions

“So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea.” In November, we are honoring one little girl who loves doing what we Book Clubers enjoy doing the most: READING! Join us next month as w...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Monthly Book Discussions
Topic: The Fellowship of the Ring: Prologue - Chapter IV
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: The Fellowship of the Ring: Prologue - Chapter IV

This is my second time reading this book and I can tell that I am enjoying it much, much more than the first time I read it. I really enjoyed the detail gone in the story. I liked the description of the Hobbits, to know more about them and know how they are divided. I appreciate the whole effort of ...
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: Book Club
Topic: Quick Quotes
Replies: 310
Views: 19083

Re: Quick Quotes

The prompt of this week:

The words that bring an end to an argument

From Series of Unfortunate Events: The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket:
If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.".
by Prof. Gustavo Flores
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Ink Splatters
Topic: October Prompt: Terrific Merge
Replies: 4
Views: 466

October Prompt: Terrific Merge

Without any doubts, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein have been one of the most important and popular “monsters” of all time. These literary works have inspired so many things, from movies, alternate versions, and so much more stuff that even on Halloween is common to see kids di...

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