Bethany – printed out her contracts and logs for Work experience class. She’ll need to have her supervisor sign the contract and sign the weekly time logs in order to get credit for the class (which is credit for working.) In English she’s slogging through Chaucer and can’t wait to crack open Hamlet. She has to identify at least three examples of satire from The Canterbury Tales and provide an explanation of the use of satire (that won’t be hard…) In Health she worked on a suicide and depression model (called DECIDE, Define the problem, Explore, Consider consequences, Identify your values, Decide and Evaluate) and next up is a unit on grieving, which some friends of hers at church are in the process of as they lost their Mom to cancer a few weeks ago. In Health Science she finished the first unit test and is working on a map of health services in our area (she just needs to put numbers on the map to relate to this.)
- General Hospital – Littleton Adventist Hospital 7700 S. Broadway, Littleton
- Specialty Hospital – Children’s Hospital South campus 1811 Plaza dr., Highlands Ranch
- University or College Hospital – CU sports medicine 2000 S. Colorado blvd, Denver
- Addiction Treatment Center – A New Outlook counseling service 1745 Shea Center Dr. Suite #421, Highlands Ranch
- Urgent Care Clinic – On Point Urgent care 9137 S Ridgeline Blvd #100, Highlands Ranch
- Assisted Living Facility (Eldercare) – Rocky Mt. Assisted Living 9970 Silver Maple Rd, Highlands Ranch
- General Practitioner’s Office – Kaiser Permanente offices 9285 Hepburn st., Highlands Ranch (Assuming you have Kaiser as your HMO)
- Obstetrician’s Office – Dr. Grace Cheng 9330 S University Blvd #230, Highlands Ranch
- Pediatrician’s Office – Rose Pediatrics 9137 S Ridgeline Blvd # 130, Highlands Ranch
- Hospice Facilities – Porter Hospice at the Johnson Center 5020 E Arapahoe Rd, Littleton
- Home Care Nursing Service – Colorado Elder Care Solutions Serving Littleton and the Surrounding Area
- Optometry Office – Highlands Ranch Vision Center 8925 S Ridgeline Blvd #107, Highlands Ranch
The only two items that were harder to find were a University hospital and hospice care. Highlands Ranch is a master planned community (not a city) that has over 100,000 people living in it. There are a lot of things that are easily accessed such as general doctors, obstetricians, pediatric doctor, sports medicine, therapy, rehab, home care and more. One thing that we do not have (but is coming soon) is a general hospital. We have a specialty one, the new Children’s south campus, but the closest general hospital is the one I work at (Littleton Adventist.) I would give my community an 8 for the level of care and available items that we have within a small driving radius. You could almost stay within the bounds of Highlands Ranch for almost all of your medical needs, but there are some areas to work on such as the general hospital (which is coming soon and will also be a University hospital, so that takes care of two items) and hospice care.
There was a quiz in Personal Finance and some matching and labeling quizzes in Anatomy. Grace got done with her Algebra, then read through her Art Appreciation. She did a writing assignment on Art theft, but then realized it wasn’t needed (some things are in the curriculum, but the teacher isn’t using those things – a reminder to check the assignment list and not just go by what is in the curriculum!) It was informative though –
1.Efforts to stop theft
FBI – in 2004 they established a rapid deployment art crime team. Since 2004 it has recovered 14, 850 items valued at over $165 million dollars. They also have a National stolen art file which is a database of stolen art items that is available for searching.
Los Angeles art theft team – this is a part of the Los Angeles police department, they investigate all thefts and burglaries where art is the object of the attack. They have links to suspects and links to see if art is real or fake.
Interpol – worldwide database for stolen art that connects police and other agencies to information on works of art that are stolen. They help reconnect people with art that was stolen during war or by other means.
Art loss register – a place to register missing art that shares the information with those who want to help recover it.
2. Art theft – what happened, where, what was stolen, how crime was committed, was it recovered.
In December of 2005 a bronze sculpture worth $3 million pounds was stolen from the estate of the Henry Moore foundation. This was in Hertfordshire, England. The daring crime was committed during light hours by using a crane to move the sculpture onto a flatbed truck. The sculpture was never recovered and is believed to have gone through junkyards and then shipped to Rotterdam. Detectives aren’t sure if the sculpture was made into scrap metal, which would have only made the thieves about $1,500 pounds or if it was shipped intact.
3. Why is art theft a criminal enterprise and why art is valued so dearly around the world.
You can make a lot of money stealing art and selling it to people who really want it for their collection, but can’t get it any other way (like the person who owns it doesn’t want to sell it or it is in a museum.) Some people value art for the way that it looks, some value it because someone in their family made the art, some people have a religious or cultural tie to the art, art is something that is tangible, you can own it, but it is also in the eye of the beholder – what you like about a piece of art someone else might not.
She also had to write about an art museum and wrote about the MOA, it’s free, small and not a lot of people know about it. She had a quiz in Earth Science over lab equipment, since she just used a bunch of lab equipment for her water sampling it was an easy quiz. The K12 system chose the moment she tried to access Business to go down, so I called it a good day. Hannah read about the Plains Indians, did spelling, vocabulary and grammar and read a story called “The Three Wishes.” It was at this point that K12 also went down for her, so we pushed math to another day.
Unlike younger grades, most of the curriculum for 5th and all for 9th and 12th is on-line, so when K12 goes down, there is nothing to do but wait. It wasn’t long before it came back up, but we still had intermittent problems through the afternoon trying to access English (for Grace.) Flexibility is a major point in the K12 schooling at home column for me, so I don’t mind the outage because we can just roll with it. I guess this morning is a more ‘typical’ learning at home day using the K12 curriculum, we had no afternoon plans, so when the girls were done with lunch they: watched a Harry Potter, read, made a music video, customized some LPS figurines, wrote a script, wrote some stories, watched some TV and played.