Semester Wrap-Up

So I’m responsible for the last blog of the semester. And it seems right to write a recap of what we did as a class this entire semester under the care of Ms. Oropallo.

Throughout this semester, improvements could be seen in every student. Things that seemed so alien to many of us at first, such as the saws, drills, measurement tools, are becoming more familiar, in fact, they are just kiddy tools that we use daily in order accomplish our tasks.

I’m sure by now, if you’ve been following our blog, you would know that our MSEL class is currently on a mission of building chicken coops. Everyone has been working diligently on their chicken coops for the past few months and the chicken coops are really coming together. The plan is that we will be done with them by the next semester. I personally can’t wait to see the outcome of this project. But of course, we couldn’t do any of this without the help of the superwoman Oropallo. She is our class mentor and a great source of inspiration for those who have no idea what they’re doing. Ehem. Thank you Ms. Oropallo for being the coolest teacher when it comes to problem solving.

Personally, this class is probably one of my favorite classes this year, if not the only one. We get exciting hands-on experience, and not some complicated theories about life from some boring textbook. We got to put our knowledge into real life situations to build something that could actually be used and benefit others when finished. Junior year might be a tough year, so a class that could separate us from harsh reality of difficult courses and extra curricular activities that many of our MSEL juniors are taking? Sign me up.

Let’s see what the spring will bring to us.




Well, I have extremely strong pinkie toes; I swing people around with them all the time.

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20 Responses

  1. mias says:

    Ms.O is alright I guess.

  2. jonathanw says:

    This class is awesome, it has helped me grow not only as a handyman, but a worker who strives to do not anything but the best quality work

  3. heslerd says:

    Khan is the bomb!!!

  4. selenak says:

    I agree, tools used to be so foreign for me too!

  5. taylors taylors says:

    Engineering is by far my favorite class. I have learned so much in one semester, it is going to be fun to see how much more I learn this semester.

  6. meronee says:

    First semester was amazing and I have learned so much from Ms. O! Honestly she is the best teacher!!! Great job Khanh!

  7. juliettas says:

    I agree I really love having this class a break from all of my other super tough academic classes. Ms. O is awesome.

  8. emilyi emilyi says:

    Mrs. O is awesome!! Also khan I love your author description thingie >.<

  9. tarenb says:

    I love that, how we actually try to build things rather than just reading them from a textbook. SOmeone should make a superwoman logo for Ms. O.

  10. Patrick Shami Patrick Shami says:

    Ms. o DEFINITELY is the coolest teacher and i am also very happy that we have a place to use our hands for something other than writing.

  11. angelicap angelicap says:

    I agree that collaboration is key.

  12. avaa says:

    I love this blog, Khanh! And your pictures are great too 🙂

  13. monicaz says:

    it was such a great semester and we could not have gotten through it without the help of Ms. Oropallo. i can not wait to see what the next semester holds

  14. anapaulav anapaulav says:

    I agree,
    Ms O is superwoman!!!!

  15. audreyb says:

    This is great! And I agree Ms. O is the best teacher and she is such a great handywoman!

  16. dahlyah says:

    Last semester was so fun, I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this one!

  17. amberl says:

    Great blog, it was a good overview of last semester and I definetely agree that we’ve all improved so much

  18. angeliquea says:

    I second that: Ms. Oropallo, you motivate us all to get our shmidt together and own the skill of working independently. Khanh, this is my favorite class, too.

  19. inesg inesg says:

    Yes, i totally agree Ms. O is such an inspiration when it comes to building. She makes it seem like at 16, we’re able to build anything. Definitely improved this semester and hope even more during the spring. Can’t wait to finish these coops!

  20. Miguel F. Miguel F. says:

    Good blog but what is wrong with complicated theories about life.

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