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Teaching and Learning - ... This helps the teacher enhance their learning accordingly. Parents can also talk to the teachers about any observations or stories they have about the child. If teachers and parents work in collaboration, then the child will grow to be ”confident and competent learners”. As stated in Quality in Action (DOP 1) “in partnership with parents/whanau, will promote and extend the learning and development of each child attending or receiving the service “(MoE, 1998, p.14). Having a positive communication with colleagues will also help teachers to become better reflectors in children’s learning....   [tags: Education, Observation] 1887 words
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Elementary Education Classroom Observations - Exploration, into the workings of a classroom, always provides a unique experience. Each teacher does her class a little different. There are so many different standards that must be reached and so many different opinions on the best way to meet the requirements. Experiencing the differences in each class helps me to develop my opinion and ideas on what I want to see in my classroom and how I want to handle my students. I work at United Methodist Church’s child development center/ preschool. I did my observations there....   [tags: teacher observation, early education] 737 words
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Observe and Analyze Two Different Elementary School Classrooms - ... Black realize that she needed the cards for additional words. She adjusted as needed, but the instructional strategy then did not have the same purpose she intended. My suggestion would be for Mrs. Black to write the word and definition of "spect" and "sign" on the board so students can refer back to it and that would have been beneficial to the student. After the students had put the words together Mrs. Black should write the word on the board because once the cards were rearranged, they had no reference to previous words....   [tags: Education, child observation, teacher observation]
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Teacher Observations: Behavior Management in the Classroom - ... (2008) it states:’ non-verbal techniques can help teachers gain control quickly and maintain control so that the focus of the classroom can be on learning instead of discipline’ the way the teacher uses non-verbal gestures in this instance really backed up by the article, as Mrs. W gains quick control of the class with the raising of the hand and utilises eye contact by glaring at students, which helps maintain the control. The glare or warning look at a student is really effective as its show the teachers intentions to the individual without disrupting the whole class, therefore keeping the focus on learning rather than discipline....   [tags: Education, child observation] 1692 words
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What are the merits and weaknesses of participant observation or surveys as a research method? Do the merits outweigh the weaknesses? - ... Could possible dispositions of bias and anxiety on the path of the researcher have affected the data generated. Vidich (1955) argues that the researcher takes on a social position which affects what he sees, how he sees and in turn defines his central position in the research, and the process by which he goes about it.This position is capable of distorting data as the position of a researcher may present a one sided report. Becker (1958) observes that the descriptive and voluminous nature of the data generated poses as a difficulty at the point of analysis which in turn obstructs the presentation of valid convincing conclusions, and gives room for inferring on the path of the reader who puts his total faith in the work of the researcher....   [tags: Research Management ]
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Workplace Observation - I work at a waterfront restaurant with a fine dining atmosphere. The observable aspects of organizational diversity, communication flow, dress and appearance, conflict management, and organizational policies are different than most organizations. Organizational culture can be defined as the system of shared actions, values, and beliefs that develops within an organization and guides the behavior of its members (Schermerhorn, Hunt, & Osborn, 2003). My current organization uses standards, rules, and policies to ensure the organizational culture they want to achieve is obtained....   [tags: Business Analysis ] 742 words
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Sea Critter Observation - At eight in the morning, my classmates and I boarded the bus which would take us to Homer and to an exciting adventure down by the beach, Bishop’s Beach to be exact. An adventure to the beach was a wonderful idea , we were all excited about it. After an hour drive from Nikolaevsk School we , the students along with Mr. Klaich, Mrs. Pancratz and Mr. Sellers were greeted by two scientists. Once we were in our gear, (boots, hats, and warm coats) the scientists began their explanation on beach etiquette and the rules....   [tags: Science Lab]
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Collaborative Observation Project - Introduction I have teamed up with two other people to carry out a collaborative project. The reasons for doing a collaborative project is by working with others you can achieve more ‘the word use is synergy and the implication is that a team of people can achieve more together than each could as individuals.’ (Lacey p) Introduction about myself and the two colleagues I observed. I have written a bit about each person and how they were influenced to go into teaching. Myself After leaving school at the age of 16, I went straight into hairdressing....   [tags: Education]
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Observation Project: The Garden Preschool - ... Lizzy yelped, and Addison pulled her hand back quickly, her mouth twitched to one side, and her eyebrows knitted together. During these few minutes, Addison demonstrated some of the cognitive, emotional and social challenges typical to people in her developmental stage. For example, Addison had trouble inhibiting her impulses to move and talk to other children during story time. However, Addison did make an effort to inhibit these urges, an ability made possible by the growth of her cerebral cortex (Berk, 2008)....   [tags: Child Development ]
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An Exploration: Observation and Perspective - ... Through this quotation, he emphasises that both men and boys are acting that way, revealing that there’s little difference between them and reinforcing the image by comparing himself to a stuffed figure, which is something children would play with. His reactions are stronger on other topics, like when he is describing the ‘filthy’, ‘offensive’, ‘sickening’ habit of spitting tobacco by using words like ‘expectorating’, ‘eject’, ‘squirt’, ‘shed’ and ‘spat’, and his tone becomes scolding when he is referring to it as an ‘exaggeration of nastiness’....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Observational Research - Starbucks -                          This paper is about the observational research I did for Starbucks Corporation. I observed their customers consuming their product. Starbucks is amongst the most popular retail coffee shop in United States. On completing this observation, I came to the conclusion, that the major customer of Starbucks were women in the age group of 18 to 70 years of age.      Of my six hours of visit at Starbucks on a Wednesday I observed that there was merchandise for example cups, mugs, coffer maker, t-shirts etc displayed as soon as I entered the café....   [tags: Observation Research Project] 417 words
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The Painting - The Painting "A picture can paint a thousand words." I found the one picture in my mind that does paint a thousand words and more. It was a couple of weeks ago when I saw this picture in the writing center; the writing center is part of State College. The beautiful colors caught my eye. I was so enchanted by the painting, I lost the group I was with. When I heard about the observation essay, where we have to write about a person or thing in the city that catches your eye. I knew right away that I wanted to write about the painting....   [tags: Observation Essay] 1128 words
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The Developing Toddler - The Developing toddler The purpose of this essay was to observe the everyday experiences a child has and how it is an illustration of theories and concepts of child development. To also have a better understanding of how these theories and concepts take important role in the child’s life. The observation took place in the child development classroom. The children observed were, Joshua at fourteen months old, Roman at twenty-one months old, Elizabeth at twelve months old, and Jayden at twenty-eight months old....   [tags: child observation, child development] 1868 words
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Observation of a Sixth Grade Class - Sixth grade is a very important year in a child’s life. This is the time when a child is making there big transition from being the “big kids” in elementary school to becoming the “bottom of the pit“ in middle school. Many people believe that this is about the time when children go through a lot of their hormonal and physical changes. This can put a great deal of stress on young children. If a teacher helps to make this transition a little easier for a kid they will have a much easier time adapting....   [tags: essays research papers] 403 words
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Entrepreneur Observation Report - This report outlines a very small business of my brother’s. It describes his business, target market, financial plans, and marketing plans. I have tried to keep a neutral opinion about his opinions as much as possible. I have tried to keep my inputs and thoughts in the conclusion only. The whole idea of my brother, insert name here, owning a business started in early March of 1998 when one of the neighbors jokingly suggested he should raise chickens and sell them to people. A few days later he realized it could be easily done, and with a profit....   [tags: essays research papers] 1671 words
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Work Place Observation - My paper will talk about the communication in our department and company wide. The next topic my paper will talk about is culture that exists in our organization for safety in the workplace and home. Then we will move into a process that our company have which address conflict in the workplace. Finally, the technology enhancements that we have changed to improve our process, address customers concerns, and automation of some of our service we offer to our customers, which include our meter reading department....   [tags: essays research papers] 1140 words
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Work Place Observation Paper - As an employee of one of the largest private universities in the world, it’s extremely important for us to be professional at all times. The University of Phoenix (UOPX) is one of the largest private universities in the world with over 400,000 students currently attending. UOPX strives for excellences in maintaining our commitment to educating our community. UOPX is a unique organization because; we provide opportunities to individuals that are experts in organizational policies, conflict management, and how communication flows....   [tags: Organization Work Place Analysis] 1136 words
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Time and Cost Estimating Techniques - Time and Cost Estimating Techniques Estimating work times provides several benefits for the project manager. It gives an idea of the level of effort required to complete a project. This information then enables the project manager to produce a realistic plan based upon that effort. Estimating also helps the project manager anticipate the budget for the project. There are many formal techniques available to estimate time and cost for activities. Please refer to the Project Management Reference Section for more details on these techniques....   [tags: Project Management Observation Essays] 1243 words
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The Scientific Method -      The scientific method is a process that outlines a number of principles for answering questions. Many people in day-to-day situations use the scientific method. For example, if I were to try to start my car and it doesn’t work, my first reaction would be to think of reason my car is not starting. This is just a brief example of scientific method. The principles in Scientific method should be used in an orderly manner to answer your questions. Scientific method lets people research true things as well as false....   [tags: Observation Hypothesis Experiment Conclusion]
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Busy Bubbles Laundromat and Car Cleaning - Busy Bubbles Laundromat and Car Cleaning Free drying is for wash customers only May not be the most welcoming of banners, and yet if you are a wash customer you are one of the privileged and included. This wonderful space of washing, drying, tanning and car cleaning has to be the one and only Busy Bubbles. A small building just north of NDSU, this is an extraordinarily busy little corner of the world we call Fargo- Moorhead. Not only, can you wash your car and tan; this is a 24-hour laundromat that features: free drying....   [tags: Observation Essays, Descriptive Essays] 1611 words
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An Observation of the Crack Cocaine Epidemic of the Mid 1980s - ... In effect, the growing use of cocaine in the US brought fort new types of profit and purpose for the drug trafficking industry; thus the emergence of crack cocaine on American soil, especially through the explosion in LA. This was due to a link between these areas drug dealers and the Fuerza Democratica Nicaraguense (FDA), know as the Contras here in the US (Webb “Dark Alliance; the Shadowy…”). The Contras imported the cocaine through one man, Oscar Danilo Blandon (Webb “Dark Alliance; the Shadowy…”)....   [tags: Drugs ]
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Kindergarten Class Observation and Relating it to Information on Middle Childhood Development - In electing to observe a kindergarten class, I was hoping to see ‘real world’ examples of the social development, personality types and cognitive variation found within the beginning stages of “Middle Childhood” as discussed within our text. On April 1, 2010, I was welcomed into Mrs. Smith’s all day kindergarten class at the O’Dea Core Knowledge Elementary School in Fort Collins Colorado to observe and note the classroom conditions, interactions of the children among themselves, the teachers or other authority figures and the manner in which learning takes place....   [tags: Elementary Education, child development] 1344 words
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Observations Are Essential for Practictioners - Observation is important as the practitioner can find out what the child is interested in and what motivates them to learn alongside their progress and how they behave in certain situations, additionally at the same time it identifies if children need assistance within certain areas of learning or socially (DCSF, 2008). Furthermore the observations check that the child is safe, contented, healthy and developing normally within the classroom or early years setting, over time the observations can be given to parents as they show a record of progress which helps to settle the parent and feel more comfortable about their child’s education....   [tags: oberservation, education, child development,] 880 words
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Investigation of Sodium Thiosulphate and Hydrochloric Acid - The purpose of this investigation is to record the amount of time taken for a reaction to occur when sodium thiosulphate is mixed with hydrochloric acid. The equation for this reaction is: Na2S2O3 + 2HCl → 2NaCl + S + SO2 +H2O Sodium thiosulphate (Na2S2O3), after reacting with Hydrochloric Acid (HCl) produces yellow sulphur, which is the cause of the solution becoming cloudy. The amount of time taken for the reaction to occur is known as the reaction rate. The rate of a reaction can be commonly explained by Collision Theory....   [tags: Chemistry, observation] 641 words
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People on Public Transportation - The bus is short and only has seating for eighteen passengers. It is white on top, black on the bottom with a12 inch wide green stripe along the side of the bus and the letters K A T S, boldly displayed on the green stripe. There are 3 steep stairs to climb, to get on the bus. The day I rode it was raining and cold. The windshield wipers ticked back and forth, clearing the wind- shield of rain. There were three passengers, all of them where white; two men, one woman. The older gentleman was casually dressed....   [tags: Observation Essay] 956 words
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Impressions Obtained from a Visit to the Dr. William E. Anderson Library at Calvary Christian High School - It is important for all librarians, whether they work in an academic, public, special, or school library, to visit other facilities and observe and discuss how they operate their library. New thoughts, ideas, and ways of accomplishing tasks can be gathered and put to use in other libraries. This paper will discuss some of the aspects and impressions obtained from a visit to the Dr. William E. Anderson Library at Calvary Christian High School. Calvary Christian High School is a private, church, secondary school located in Clearwater, Florida....   [tags: School Observation]
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Early Childhood Education: Kindergarten Reflection - Kindergarten Reflection Entering my kindergarten teaching experience in the last quarter of school year I had to quickly become familiar with kindergarten content standards and the school’s curriculum. To do this I observed my mentor teachers instructional time with the children and gained as much information as I could about the children’s educational standing by developing a professional relationship with the my mentor teacher and the children. I learned that the majority of my kindergarten children had not previously attended preschool and that this was their first year of school....   [tags: Education, child observation, teacher observation]
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My Visit to a Greek Orthodox Church - I have decided to visit a Greek Orthodox Church, Saint Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox church. I went alone because I figured that this would not draw too much attention during the service. I tried to find a nearby church that will give the service partially in English. When I found one near me it was my luck that I went at the time when it was all spoken in Greek. The English service was at six in the evening, and the all-Greek service started at ten in the morning. So to my discouragement I was at a lost at any attempts that I had preplanned to adapt to this new environment....   [tags: Observation Essays Descriptive Essay] 1063 words
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Zuma Beach -      It was a sunny Friday afternoon when I decided to take my observations with me out into the world. I find that my imagination wanders off on its own and takes trips to the ocean without me so I figured my body had some catching up to do. With a snap of my fingers and a short ride through the canyon I found myself at my childhood playground, Zuma Beach. Without hesitation I laid my towel down upon the tiny grains and chips of rocks that the oceans might has turned into sand over the years. I took a moment to put my life on hold and gaze at what nature had to offer to me....   [tags: Descriptive, Observation, Place] 1403 words
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Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School - Observe a Sixth Grade English Class at Bain Middle School I observe at Roosevelt Middle School, which is in River Forest, in Mrs. Braun’s sixth grade English class on Tuesdays in the morning. As I have observed, I have noticed that the classroom is student-centered. During computer time, Mrs. Braun focused more on helping the students get into the computer program to start the assignment than on having enough time to get the assignment done. Several times, Mrs. Braun gave helpful comments on how to do things on the computer or in the program, such as how to install automatic spell check....   [tags: Teaching Education Class Observation] 779 words
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How Lost Lake has Influenced My Life - How Lost Lake has Influenced My Life One day when I was five years old I recall my grandfather asking "Steve, why don't, you go with us to Minnesota next week?" My grandfather was a very important person to me, until he died in 1986. I spent every possible moment of my life either with him or thinking about him. Everything he loved, I loved, and vice-versa. Being bored with my present lifestyle in Peoria and excited about traveling with my grandfather, I took up his offer. After a day long car ride with my father, uncle, and grandparents, I arrived at the location that would forever influence and inspire my life: Lost Lake, Minnesota....   [tags: Observation Essays] 830 words
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Leo’s Barber Shop - Leo’s Barber Shop As the glass door opens, the din from Second Street fades from your ears. The clean crisp cut of scissors, the flick of combs through wet hair, the buzz of electric clipping shears, and the occasional blast of air from a blow dryer captivate your sense of sound. Joe, a large, bald man, wearing an aqua T-shirt and blue jeans tied up with an old brown leather belt, gives his customary greeting, “Howdy there,” to a man who has just entered. The sign above Joe’s mirror reads: “Hair cuts—ten dollars, Seniors—eight dollars.” It is Saturday morning, and at Leo’s Barber Shop business is brisk....   [tags: Observation Essays] 2349 words
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Metaphors of Society in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Metaphors of Society in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings In One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Kesey's use of description and symbolism not only enhance the depth of the narrative, but they provide the reader with amazing insight into the character’s minds, hearts and souls. In fact, the characters themselves can be viewed as metaphors of society; not just the institution. R.P. McMurphy, for example represents the rebellious faction of society that was so loudly expressing itself during the sixties and seventies....   [tags: Reflective Observation] 757 words
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Flowers and Fairytale - Flowers and Fairytale By the Art Institute, there is a little garden with a water fountain and several little trees around it. Each tree is grounded in a two-foot high cement block. The tree is covered with leaves, and the leaves have scattered flowers around them. The fountain contains several little water shooters, shooting out forms of water, which resembles the flower as a dancing fairy. The flowers start at the bottom of the tree. The ring of flowers surround the tree. They are made up of many bright colors of red, pink, violet, blue and white....   [tags: Descriptive, Observation] 516 words
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Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool - Descriptive Essay - The Swimming Pool The tiles were still dirty from the residue of chlorine and pittle combined into one thick layer of impossible gunk. This gunk surrounded the edge of pool right where the water met the lowest part of the tile and was even apparent underneath the shallow water fountain around the back end. The ring had been worn away in spots where the missus had got so fed up that she was gonna put an end to this "ring of filth" once and for all. A few times she had started, but had always found a broken nail or straying hair to become spontaneously obsessive about when her arm got tired of scrubbing....   [tags: Description, Observation] 543 words
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The Woods - I am sitting in the passenger side as my dad is driving, and we are on our way to my grandpa's land which is located about 25 minutes east of Dubuque. First thing we do when we get there is to finish putting on our coats, and then to grab our bows out of the back, then I close my door softly. Walking through the open field I have dead weeds and tall grass crunching under my boots, and at the end of the field we reach a barbed wire fence that we crawl under. Then we cross under a bunch of pine trees and go about 30 yards into the woods to where my tree stand sits....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 920 words
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The Old Barn - The Old Barn Having a special place is like having an invisible friend. It means the world to you, but nothing to the guy next door. It is not so often I get an opportunity to sit down and really see what is out there. I am able to sit in my special area in total peace and quiet for as long as I choose to do so. Anyone with noisy roommates knows just what I am talking about. Peace and quiet with kids in the house is extremely limited and you will usually do anything to be able to enjoy the silence....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 1164 words
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The Peaceful Cemetery - The Peaceful Cemetery As we enter a cemetery, we might be filled with fear. We may think of dark nights and ended lives. What is a scary and dreadful place is a very meaningful place for me. This place is so meaningful to me because my grandparents on my father's side are buried there. Cemeteries are important to bringing perspective and serenity, because they bring us a connection to where we came from, help us realize the delicacy of life, and they help us to relax a little bit through their calmness....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 690 words
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The Lakefront - The Lakefront Have you ever been to a place that you did not want to leave. This is the way I feel when I go to the lakefront. This is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been. At night you can almost reach out and touch the stars and the sound of the water splashing is so peaceful. I have many fond memories about the lakefront, it is the place where I can just get away and think. I have been to the lakefront thousands of times and every time is a different experience weather I am with my friends or if I go alone....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 706 words
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The Wonderful Bedroom - The Wonderful Bedroom Have you ever wondered how something so simple as your bedroom could have so much meaning. How a place where one usually just sleeps and doesn't return until the next night, could be so special to someone. It does make one think, once stopped and thought about. To some, it means as much as a gym does to a basketball player or as much as a tree does to a monkey. But then there are also those who still think of their bedroom as just a place to sleep and prepare themselves....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 1204 words
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The Happy Trail - The Happy Trail Sometimes people have a certain place to go to think about things. There are people that associate certain places with negative thoughts or feelings. I believe that people should have places to go that make them happy. Even though, there always seem to be places that make us cry and give us a feeling of great depression. Places in nature are very important to people and their ability to relax, to look at the beautiful scenery, and to have peaceful memories of the happier moments of their lives....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 1435 words
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Waiting in the Unemployment Line - I am standing in line for unemployment benefits. There must be between four hundred to six hundred others here with me. Everyone here is a locked out Steelworkers from the Kaiser Mead plant. I see many faces I know in the crowd. We are all here because the Washington State Unemployment office downtown cannot handle such a crowd. All the members were told by the Union that this was the day that we had to signup for a new benefit year. Everyone was told to meet at the Carpenter's hall just off Division on Mission....   [tags: descriptive essay, observation essay] 1004 words
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The Waffle House - The Waffle House   It's late one Friday night. You, accompanied by a select group of your closest friends, drive down the interstate, wanting desperately to be at home in the warmth of your bed. Suddenly, the lot of us sees the sign. Like a beacon it is, summoning us to it like proverbial moths to a flame. Forgetting about the need for sleep, we turn onto the off ramp, a string of drool dripping down and off of your chin. "Waffle House," we say with a gleam in our eyes, "we have arrived." What follows will be one of the most important events of our adult lives: a tireless ritual continuing into infinity all across the nation's good expanse....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 1640 words
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A State Forest - A State Forest Last autumn, while on a trip, I decided to walk through a State Forest. This huge forest enriches the countryside not far from town and was a place where indians held hunting rights until recently. Little streams, ancient trees, shaded paths, and hidden places are some of the physical attributes which make the State Forest an enchanting place. I wandered leisurely along the shadowy paths, enjoying the peaceful surroundings. With only the songs of birds for company, I felt completely isolated from the crowds and traffic as I walked over the deep carpet of leaves....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 793 words
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Phish as a Sensory Experience - Phish as a Sensory Experience When I try to think of a sensory experience, one that comes to mind is a Phish show that I went to about two summers ago with two friends. That summer of 1997 was something else indeed. I can remember when I went to the beach in North Carolina with my two best friends, Pat and Erik. We had a great time going to the beach during the day. I can recall, very painfully, how the sand would burn our feet on the days that were especially scorching. At nights we would go down to the bonfires on the beach and meet up with other kids....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 988 words
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My Mother - My Mother When I was young, I drew a picture of my mother. It was her standing in a yard with a house in the background. It wasn't our house, and my mother looked like anyone but herself. Dressed entirely in green, with green hair and a green expression on her green face, she stood in front of a green two-story house surrounded by a green landscape. Green was her favorite color, and I wanted to make a surprise out of the drawing for her. My mother was a god to me in those days, and in my eyes she could do no wrong....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 975 words
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My Brother the Drunk - My Brother the Drunk As he walked past me, I glanced up at him timidly. I looked into his eyes, realizing they were exactly like mine. Quickly I shifted my gaze to the floor, not wanting to make eye contact. It wasn't always this awkward between us, but something had changed. My brother stood tall a few feet in front of me. He was almost towering, and I felt myself become very nervous. With his head held high, he walked over to me. He asked how I was doing; I told him that I was fine....   [tags: Descriptive Essay Examples, Observation] 1247 words
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Thanksgiving Day - Thanksgiving Day I stepped out of the chilly November air and into the warmth of my home. The first snowfall of the year had hit early in the morning, and the soft, powdery snow provided entertainment for hours. As I laid my furry mittens and warm hat on the bench to dry, I was immediately greeted with the rich scent of sweet apple pie, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and the twenty-pound turkey my mother was preparing for our Thanksgiving feast. As I walked into the family room, I could feel the gentle heat of the crackling fire begin to sooth my frostbitten cheeks....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 543 words
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The Christmas Tree - The Christmas Tree Tightly squashed like sardines my family and I travel back to my childhood in thirty simple minutes. The sunshine tickles my eyelids through the salt- stained window. Bing Crosby chimes in his monotone voice singing, "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas", setting the mood. His voice is like a familiar calling that Christmas is near. Bundled in our scratchy layers of insulation reminds me of deep sea diving. Pine sap and burning wood greet my nose, as we reach our destination....   [tags: Descriptive Writing Examples, Observation] 560 words
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Summer at the Cabin - Summer at the Cabin The cabin was built in the 1950's when my Great Grandpa rode up there, and it looks like not many repairs have been made since that time. The cabin is about 15 feet by 20 feet, and is made out of pine logs. There are places where you can see between the logs because the chinking is falling out. The cabin faces to the east. It has a small porch that was made by leaving the first four logs of the cabin about six feet longer than the rest. There is a small set of corrals in front of the cabin....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 821 words
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Memories of Grampi and the Steamboat Cabin - Memories of Grampi and the Steamboat Cabin The sun shone brightly, with tall, perfectly placed trees casting shadows upon his delicate skin. The horse trotted slowly and smoothly as I gazed into the eyes of prince charming. For years my family followed a tradition of going up to the Steamboat cabin at least every other weekend. I'd ride up with my grami and grampi asking the famous question "are we there yet" every five minutes, although I always knew when we were getting close. I could see the tall trees that lined the road from miles down the road....   [tags: Observation Place Descriptive] 1152 words
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Descriptive Essay: Grandpa's Place - Grandpa's Place I know to take one last breath of fresh, clean air before I open the front screen door and then the faded, chipped white wood door. I walk in, and the blend of the aroma of apples and old people suffocates me. As I walk in, the same two-year old cat food is right where it has been for the last six months: in front of the front door on the cold faded tile floor. The cat disappeared four months ago, but I guess there is still hope that he will come back one day. I approach the sliding wooden door to enter the front living room and see some bird feed on the floor that must have been spilled the previous week along with a stack of news papers....   [tags: Descriptive Essays, Observation Essay] 1126 words
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Grandpa's House - Grandpa's House As I walk in through the door, I begin to sense the feeling of warmth come over me. This is the feeling I get every time I arrive at my Grandpa's house in Price, Utah. It's where I spent the first five years of my life. This is my second home. My family and I live about four hours away from Price, but that still doesn't stop us from going to visit as often as possible. The drive there is rather boring, but it's worth being able to see the familiar landscape of my past. After driving through a small town known as Wellington, I know that I am within minutes of being able to glance at my second home....   [tags: Observation Essay, Descriptive Essay] 926 words
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