The Top 5: Winter 2014

"Happiness depends upon ourselves." - Aristotle

“Happiness depends upon ourselves.” – Aristotle | Quotes Wave

Our list of the Top 5 gathers some of your favorite categories, topics and reflections that you have enjoyed so far. It’s a thrill to see which posts you connect with the most. In case you missed it, here’s a review starting at number 5:

5. Interpretation: “The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway”

Writing lyrics is a gifted way to express yourself in the arts. Words have powerful ways of inspiring people to achieve. “Let It Go” lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez is a heartening song, now an Oscar Nominee in music for original song.

4. Always Changing, No Two Rocks are Exactly Alike

Geology, the scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the Earth. The rock cycle describes how our Earth is always changing. In a simple way, the following poster illustrates how the three main rock types, sedimentary, metamorphic, and igneous, came to be.

3. “You’re Looking at History,” Bill Nye Explains

Looking back at our previous post, Always Changing, No Two Rocks are Exactly Alike, we watched the video and sang the song to learn details on how our Earth changes over time. Also, we noticed how each type of rock changes conditions to make three fundamentally different types of rocks: Sedimentary, Metamorphic, and Igneous rocks.

In this hilariously creative video, Bill Nye helps us to explore the rocks all around us.

2. Free Write: A lesson from Teen Titans Go!

The Cartoon Network is filled with entertaining episodes from shows like Ben 10 Omniverse, Powerpuff Girls, Legends of Chima, and a long-standing champion, Pokémon. Each show features several unique characters and exciting worlds that take us on our weekly adventure. Plus, many cartoons make us laugh and show valuable lessons that we can apply to our life.

1. Free Write: I Feel Happiest When…

Happiness. What is it like to ‘be happy?’ This can be a complicated question, especially because of the different ways we define happiness. Many people don’t even realize they are ‘happy’ until they are finally in the middle of it, once a smile is staring right back at them.

What did you enjoy the most from each post? What made them so memorable?

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