Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kate Neal's Blog Posting 9/9

When I was given the assignment to be attentive on what literacy I was involving myself in, I was quite stressed. I do not consider myself to be one to read much. To my surprise, I have found myself reading lots of interesting things over the past week. For instance, not only have I read many books from my fall semester of classes, I have read some articles in the local newspaper back in my home town, cooking recipes in cook books, and magazines I hardly ever look at.
This past weekend, I spent the entire three days at Oreilly Raceway Park in Indianapolis. My father was drag racing up there which led me to reading an article about my father in the newspaper as well as reading the National Dragster. My father does very impressive work when it comes to mechanical work and building race cars, so the local newspaper decided to compose an article about him and his new race car. The National Dragster decided to do the same thing. In the articles, it is mentioned that he has won several awards including the Best Engineered Car in 2009. This was awesome because my dad builds as good of cars, if not better than, professional race car builders.
On another subject, I have been concentrating on my calorie intake for multiple reasons and have found myself buried in a cookbook called The Calorie Countdown Cookbook, by Juan-Carlos Cruz. This cookbook is amazing and has many tips for people who are trying to consume healthy meals.
For the most part, my time is spent reading for classes, much like my classmates, in books including but not limited to Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems; by Vaughn and Bos, Elementary and Middle School Mathematics; by Van de Walle, Karp, and Bay-Williams, and the field experience guide that goes with the last mentioned.
It also needs to be mentioned that I, like many others, do, on occasion, partake in facebook and television if that is considered to be literacy in this assignment.
Contrary to what I have previously written about the literacy I have read over the past week, I do not normally read the National Dragster or the newspaper. This was a rare occasion. I do read the cookbook often, as well as my school books, but not usually the school books I am reading now. However, I will be reading them more and more throughout the semester.


  1. I think that it is pretty cool that you get the opporunity to read about your dad in newspapers and magazines. That's what makes reading fun. I also realized that I read cookbooks as well and didn't write that down thanks for reminding me.

  2. That is really cool that you are able to read about your dad's ability to build drag race cars in magazines and newspapers! I'm sure you are very proud. I also have been reading cookbooks and looking for recipes, it's fun!