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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2006 07:43:24 AM »

hiya, what about making cards, writing letters or little projects to send to sick kids at www.postpals.co.uk (most have cancer or are going through transplant) would keep you busy and make their day too Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2006 08:32:56 AM »

Let me play the part of your school counselor, since this person obviously isn't doing their job.

I'm going to pray that you don't have all that free time because you are not taking math this year.  Years of high school math are the number one predictor of graduating from college.  That is: students who only take algebra in high school graduate from college at very low rates, 50-60% I think.  Students who take calculus in high school graduate from college at (I believe) more than 90%. 

Ok, now that I'm off that soap-box, here's something else you may want to consider.  Volunteer activities are the first thing after grades that college admissions and scholarship committees look at.  If you were to use this huge block of time to craft for some charity or another, that would be awesome. 
First of all, with that much time, you could really do some good; and you get the extra perk of putting it on your applications.
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« Reply #12 on: September 10, 2006 09:09:14 AM »

if you have any nice animal shelters near you, they love hand knit blankets for the animals. I know you said you didn't want to knit, but it's really easy to do and cheap when you buy red heart or the equivilant.
 I also agree with godels_truth... why are you only taking 2 classes?
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« Reply #13 on: September 10, 2006 03:01:18 PM »

At my high school we need 28 credits to graduate, and at the end of grade eleven, I already had 27.5. So I'm not struggling to get enough credits to graduate.

So this year I'm taking band and jazz band (because I'm taking music in university) digital photography, comprehensive english, literary focus, and math. Because someone new arranged everyone's schedules this year (and she really has no idea how to do it), she gave me only two of those classes in my first semester, and I have to take literary focus through independent study.

As for volunteer activities, last year I did a volunteer credit helping the band director during my spares. I'm doing the same thing for as many spares as I can this year, but for no credit and unfortunately, he can only handle me for three classes a day! Lol.

So don't you worry, your fellow craftster isn't flunking school!
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« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2006 06:24:46 PM »

I like the idea of charity crafting, whether for your local animal shelter or for a homeless or children's shelter.....and it would look excellent on your resume (which sounds like it might need to show some compensation for your small course load  Tongue)
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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2006 08:10:04 PM »

Have you thought about embroidery at all?

Sublime Stitches has some really cool designs you can put on whatever & it wouldn't take that many supplies.  You could to the design transfer before hand at home. 

http://www.sublimestitching.com/

I did I free hand tree on a cuff bracelet & it was kinda zen like...adult version of coloring as far as I'm concerned.  Might be worth a try.
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2006 08:12:17 PM »

So don't you worry, your fellow craftster isn't flunking school!

Glad to hear that.  Though I wasn't so much concerned about flunking as a regular ol' case of senioritis.  Lot of people don't take math their senior year, cause they have enough credits and, like barbie says, math is hard.  Then they forget everything they learned and have to take remedial classes in college. 

Very glad indeed to hear you're not headed in that direction. 

Oh yeah, I know you nixed knitting, but have you considered crochet?  I find it a LOT easier, and you don't have to worry about that whole dropped stitch thing. 
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