Life in Pandemic: Braves Messenger Reporters discuss how Life has changed under the Stay at Home Mandate

by Catie Flanagan

Everyday, my sister and I have been going on walks. Each day I have photographed something that is interesting or positive and have used it as motivation to continue these walks. Staying inside can get boring and somewhat upsetting, so going on walks is very important

On Monday, the weather was awful. Common to most days this week, it was rainy with thunderstorms throughout the day and night. However, even though the skies were gloomy, there was a single yellow tree lighting up the whole street.

On Tuesday, the weather was about the same as Monday, but we took a look at a nearby field that was covered in deep puddles that looked like ponds all around. In this field we saw lots of geese enjoying the weather.

On Wednesday the weather finally brightened up and multiple flowers had bloomed because of the rain. We noticed in particular this small patch of purple flowers.

On Thursday we noticed bears in people’s windows. There is a neighborhood scavenger hunt going on for little kids when they go on walks, so this was our participation.

On Friday, it was again sunny and a great day to spend outside. On this day my sister and I decided to draw with some chalk instead, to hopefully brighten up someone’s day a little. 

Pick your own Quarter 4 Project!

Second Assignment of Q4:

After you have completed your 4th quarter personalized learning goals you need to pick a project for Q4. You will turn your work in every Friday and it should build upon your daily writing/video blogging/photography etc. to tell a story week by week. 

Here are four suggestions: 

Choice 1. Open up a Google Doc and share it with me. Then write in the document as a “BLOG.” You should blog several times a week. 

Choice 2. Open your camera and record yourself. Do this daily or at least 3-4 times a week for maybe 1-2 minutes. Produce a weekly product. 

Choice 3: take pictures of your world. Can’t go outside much? What are you doing at home? What do you cook/eat? What do you do to pass your time? Take a picture a day and write a short description of each photograph and connect it with an introduction/conclustion to tell a story.

Choice 4: Pitch me another idea. Don’t like these three choices? What do you want to do for Q4?

By MONDAY March 30 you should pick what you woud like to do and create a GOOGLE DOC describing to me what your plan is! Here are some links below with other high school journalists who created a VLOG about their experiences through this crazy time. You do NOT have to anything about the current Pandemnic. You can write about music, reflect on your life, interview family, friends etc. (phone/email/video interviews of course…not face to face!).

Mr. Smith

Broadcast 3.6.2020

Welcome to another episode of The Braves Messenger! This week we look at Common Expectations at Whetstone (Be Better, Be Bold, Be Brave, Braves!), the NHS’ Red Cross Blood Drive, talk to a few athletes that are playing sports in college and look at recycling at Whetstone.

The March 2020 installment of Braves Messenger? Got an idea for a story? Send us a message on Facebook or Twitter!