Tuesday, December 18, 2012

blog #10 presentation

Blog #10

       I think out of all the groups that had presented in the big brothers big Sisters presentation, I believe the cherish group did the best. The reason that I enjoyed the cherish group the most was because not only was their PowerPoint presentation done really well, but everyone had presented themselves really well. Each person was very comfortable in presenting to a group despite the fact that we would be presenting to some of the people that represent the program. I also enjoyed that they had for the program such as the poinsettias that could be sold at different stores in order to raise money for the program.

      It’s a little bit difficult to say what ideas that I wish my group would have incorporated into the project because the ideas that we had already came up with for both the groups that I was in had done a great job in developing ideas to come up with for this presentation. I was in the Book crew group for the presentation, and it gave me the most ideas for what I could do as personal goals. Personal goals I had were to help the big brother big sisters programs with helping children read and tutoring in any reading or writing skills/assignments that they were concerned with.

     The experience of preparing for a group presentation is always a different experience, depending on the class and what each teacher expects of you. This experience was particularly the most involved project I have ever experienced in any class. The part that made me the most nervous was the fact that we had to present these to not only the class but to the participants of the BBBS program.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

blog #9 Complaint Letter

7110 Mahar Rd.

Saginaw, MI 48601

December 4th 2012

Best Buy, Inc.

Manager of corporation

4406 Bay Road 

Saginaw, MI 48603


Dear Best Buy Manager

On November 15th 2012, I bought a Panasonic flatscreen television at 4406 Bay Road in Saginaw at about 4:30pm.

Unfortunately, your television has not performed well because the wire that requires power between the television and the outlet is not available in the box. I am disappointed because I had bought other products before at this location and everything that was required for the products to function properly was included in the package.

To resolve the problem, I would appreciate a refund of the television along with a discount of the television of my choosing. Enclosed in this letter are the receipts as well as a list of all the other parts of the television that I had written out.

I look forward to your reply and a resolution to my problem. I will wait until next week before seeking help from a consumer protection agency or another Best Buy. Please contact me at the above address or by phone at (989) 413-3514.


Sara Anne Foland

blog #6 what is service learning

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Blog #8 thanksgiving week/ what I am thankful for

I know looking into the future of this week and the occupation that I have (which is a cashier at Meijer) that work will be extremly crazy due to the fact that turkeys and toys are going to be flying off the counters like crazy over the next few days. these last couple of weeks have given me a lot of thought into what  thanksgiving was really about. A lot of what Christmas is about is connected to thanksgiving. For example, during Christmas time we should be thankful for the gifts that we receive and gifts that we've had all our lives. People may put a lot of time and energy into buying these gifts, but it's important that we be thankful for having the money to supply buying some of these lavish things. There are some countries with people that can't even afford a home. And as far as gifts that you've had all along such as family and friends that love you, it's important to be grateful and be thankful for those things too because some families are either separated by divorce, close relatives that have passed away or because of one disagreement, they cut all ties with each other altogether, so in spite of all the things that we can and cannot see, we should be thankful for so many wonderful things that we already have.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Blog #7 service learning

What is service learning?

to me, service learning is learning about a certain activity while getting involved. service learning is getting involved in something that you care about while discovering different ways in how the community works.
What are your expectations along with any apprehensions you have about this project?
  my expectation is that i will learn a lot about myself and to hopefully gain some sort of outcome from this project. for example, I hope that by doing this project i will have gained a sense of positive reinforcement that I can further use to benefit my career, such as being able to discover more about the chosen career and how i can further help my community by getting involved in other programs.

What skills will transfer over to your current or future career?
the skills that I believe will transfer over to my current or future career is having the ability to reach out to others better and from doing this project being able to work harder in my career. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

blog #5 how to assemble a bicycle

Riding a bike is a great way to get exercise and as means to getting around but incorrect bike assemble will make for a bad time. Double check all your work and make sure everything is lubed up and fastened before taking your bike out for a spin.


If your new bicycle comes in a box, it won’t be ready to ride. With a few tools and some elbow grease, you’ll be off and riding in no time.


You Will Need


* Bicycle lubricant

 * An air pump

 * An Allen wrench set

 * An adjustable wrench

 * A kickstand or wall (optional)


Step 1: Unpack


Remove the bike frame and all the parts from the box. Make sure everything is unwrapped and accounted for.


Be careful not to rest the bike on the sensitive parts such as the derailleur and gear sprockets, so they won’t bend or warp.


Step 2: Attach front wheel


Squeeze bicycle lubricant on the front wheel axle. Set the wheel in position between the front brake pads. Slide the axle in, replace the spring and cap, and tighten.


Step 3: Attach rear wheel


Repeat the procedure with the rear wheel, and then gently pull up on the chain, setting it on the gears’ teeth.


Set the bike on its kickstand if it has one, or lean it against a wall for the rest of the assembly.


Step 4: Inflate tires


Use an air pump to inflate the tires to the pressure recommended on their sidewalls.


Step 5: Attach seat


Drop the seat post into the seat post tube and tighten the clamp. Make sure the seat is aligned with the frame’s top bar.


Step 6: Attach handlebars


Slide the handlebar stem into the vertical handlebar tube. Adjust the position of the handlebars until they are perpendicular to the front wheel and tighten the neck with an Allen wrench.


Be careful not to loosen the headset too much or the handlebar nut may drop into the tube.


Step 7: Attach left and right pedals


Find the pedal labeled “L.” Tightly screw it into the left crank by rotating the nut counter-clockwise with an adjustable wrench.

blog #4 online identity


according to the online calculator there wasn't as many searches that related to me as much as I thought there would be. there were a lot of websites that connected to me, but I was happy to know that I wasn't as identifiable as i thought I would be. I'd like to be represented professionally when looking for a job so I do want to present myself well not only online but with my friends and family around me as well, but it makes me wary of putting myself out there too much because I want ot be presented as what i best represent, not someone who someone else represents me.