What SEEDS means to me

What Seeds means to me

2/16: At the time of writing this I have been working at SEEDS FOR AUTISM for over a year. During this time I’ve come out of my shell a lot. In High School I was always the quiet person in class that wouldn’t talk anyone and no one would even try to talk to me. I did have a couple of friends from Middle and Elementary school that I would hang out with at lunch and on the bus, but we didn’t have any classes together. I secretly felt kind of lonely but was to afraid to actually talk to new people. After I graduated, my family took me to a job/program/school fair where SEEDS had a booth. It seemed interesting, so that summer I signed up for the summer program -and it was a lot of fun. I met some nice people who I became acquaintances with, but I still didn’t feel at home/comfortable yet. Then in December, I joined the official SEEDs program. I was still pretty nervous, until someone who also works at SEEDS said he remembered me from the summer program and welcomed me into the SEEDS family. I felt bad because I didn’t remember him.  After a while though we became good friends and still are. I started talking about similar interests, things that are on my mind, how life is going, and now I have many new friends! Now I feel like I can make friends, share what I have to say, and I am slightly more confident. I am now truly part of the SEEDS family!

5/25: Today I am leaving SEEDS, I still feel the same as I did when I wrote the paragraph above. I am leaving because SEEDS has given me confidence to follow a new opportunity. I will miss all of my friends and all of my instructors very much, but it’s time to move forward with my life, and SEEDS FOR AUTISM has given me the knowledge to do so successfully. I have learned skills and made things here that I never thought I would ever be able to. I am very grateful for SEEDS FOR AUTISM and everyone here for helping me with so much. The only thing I can say now is, thank you!

~Breanna D.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

~Nelson Mandela

Ruby Facts

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Ruby Facts

*“Rubies are made up of the mineral corundum. Corundum is aluminum oxide ( Al2O3). A ruby forms when there is a small impurity of chromic oxide in the corundum (an aluminium oxide in which some of the aluminum ions have been substituted by chromium). This substitution process is called an isomorphous replacement.”

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*Rubies are the Birthstone of July. (my birthstone)

*Rubies get there name from the Latin word for red “Ruber”.

*There are some rubies that have marks that branch out from the center called a star. For obvious reasons these varieties are called Star Rubies.

*There is a character on the TV show Steven Universe who is a Ruby.

*On a previous post I wrote about a character I created with my friends, who used an Amethyst “Powerstone” to gain superpowers, my sister also made a character for this game. Her character used a ruby.

What I did at the Art Jam

On Saturday I volunteered at the Seeds For Autism Art Jam. I came early so I hung out with my friends and looked at the schedule. When the event started I went to the make and take area and showed visitors how to make the caterpillars out of pom poms, glue and clothespins. Eventually I had to head up front to pass the buckets to the people who had too much merchandise to hold. Soon the fashion show started. I really liked Camille, Sydney and Sonja. Camille was beautiful and had skills. Sydney was sweet and stylish and Sonja was confident. Then it was time for me and the guys to do some comedy. Jeff sang a funny song written by Gilbert and Sullivan. Jake read some funny stuff Ronald Reagan said once and I used my special gift of making jokes about anything. I ate some lunch with Camille, and then Amy needed help with some improv about going green. I had a good time spending time with my friends. I enjoyed helping the kids make caterpillars. I liked petting the guinea pigs. I got to meet my friends parents. I enjoyed doing my comedy act people liked my jokes. Then eventually I went home.

 

Larimar Facts

Larimar facts

*”Early theories suggested Larimar was produced by the Sea, later by the earth’s volcanic movements. … The stone is formed when hot gases push crystallized minerals up though volcanic ‘tubes’. In order to mine and excavate the stone miners must identify these tubes and dig deeper and deeper into old volcanoes.”

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*Larimar stones were named after the ocean and the daughter of the man( Miguel Mendez) who rediscovered it, Larissa and Mar which means sea in many languages.

*Larimar is a form of pectolite. But it is the only specific form of this crystalline.

*It  was rediscovered in 1974. It was originally discovered in 1916. Father Miguel Domingo Fuertes Loren asked permission to mine the blue stone he had found, but his request was denied and no one else knew of it until it’s rediscovery.

*Larimar stones are only found in the Caribbean sea in the Dominican republic on the island of Hispaniola.

Facts about Gemstones

Amethyst Facts

“Amethyst is formed in silica-rich liquids deposited in gas cavities of lava that occur in crystalline masses. Such cavities occur in the earth’s crust for several reasons such as gas bubbling in circular cavities or filling of veins.”    

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Amethyst in Hebrew is “Ahlamah” which also means “dream”.

Amethyst is the birthstone of Febuary .

The world’s biggest amethyst geode is called The Empress of Uruguay. It is 10ft. (3.27m.) tall and weighs 2 tons! The Empress is located in The Crystal Caves in Cairns Queensland Australia. http://www.crystalcaves.com.au/

Amethyst was once believed to protect the wearer from drunkenness.

Amethyst was also know to bring peace, love, dreams healing and happiness.

The first character I ever created, which was part of a game I played with my friends as kids, was a member of a superhero team that used gemstones to transform and gain powers from. This character’s Powerstone was amethyst.

There is a member of the Crystal Gems from the TV show Steven Universe who is an Amethyst.

The Empress of Uruguay

~Breanna D.

My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

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My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a TV show about ponies, magic and friendship. There are 6 ponies named Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Twilight Sparkle. The cutie marks are symbols of each pony’s special talent: Applejack= 3 apples, Fluttershy= 3 butterflies, Pinkie Pie= 3 balloons, Rainbow Dash= thunderbolt, Rarity= 3 diamonds and Twilight Sparkle= stars. There are 6 seasons. The show has basic themes like jealously, overdoing it,selfishness and sharing. The 6 friends personify the 6 Elements of Harmony: Honesty, Kindness, Laughter, Loyalty, Generosity and Magic. They use the Elements periodically throughout the show. One time they had to use the Elements was when Princess Celestia asked them to use the Elements to defeat Discord the spirit of chaos. Their friendship was initially broken up, but Twilight Sparkle repaired the friendship and they used the 6 Elements of Harmony to turn Discord to stone. In Season 2, they attended the wedding of Twilight Sparkle’s brother, Shining Armor and Princess Cadence. Twilight discovered that the bride was a fake and set out to find the real Princess Cadance trapped in a cave. They managed to escape from the cave and stop the wedding. Shining Armor and Princess Cadance used the power of their love to defeat Queen Chrysalis, the changeling and her minions. The wedding was planned by the 6 friends and went off without any other problems. In Season 5, they discovered a map that led them to a quaint little village where ponies with the same cutie mark lived under the rule of their leader, Starlight Glimmer. They helped the villagers regain their cutie marks and stopped Starlight Glimmer from escaping with their cutie marks.

 

The Mane 6 ponies consist of Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rainbow Dash, Rarity and Twilight Sparkle. Applejack is a orange earth pony with a blond mane and tail. Her cutie mark consists of 3 red apples. She represents the Element of Honesty and is a hard worker. Fluttershy is a yellow pegasus with a light pink mane and tail. Her cutie mark is 3 pink butterflies because she can communicate with animals. She represents the Element of Kindness. Pinkie Pie is a light pink earth pony with a bright pink mane and tail. Her cutie mark is 3 balloons. She loves to throw parties for her friends.  She represents the Element of Laughter. Rainbow Dash is a sky blue pegasus with a rainbow colored mane and tail. She can be full of herself. Her cutie mark is a thunderbolt. She represents the Element of Loyalty. Rarity is a white unicorn with a violet mane and tail. Her cutie mark is 3 blue diamonds because she is a fashionista who is prone to dramatics. She represents the Element of Generosity and loves to create clothes for her friends. Twilight Sparkle is a purple alicorn( a cross between a unicorn and a pegasus) with a violet mane and tail. She is a studious pony. Her cutie mark is a violet star surrounded by 5 smaller white stars which represent her friends. She represents the Element of Magic.

 

There is a seventh season still in production. There is speculation about what’s going to happen in season 7 but nothing definite yet. There will also be a movie coming out in October. I’m sure lots of people are very excited about that.

by Sydney