Daily Nugget of Knowledge

Fellow readers, thanks for tuning in for your Daily Nugget of Knowledge by your fan favorite Nich Barrolaza.  This class has been a real roller coaster of emotions, but I can’t lie it has been a real barrel of fun! Me and my gang of four have been assigned to build a playhouse for some second graders.  The communication at the beginning of the year was a bit bumpy, but we sat down and told each other to not to get frustrated and everything would be A OK.

We decided to build a castle thanks to the comments and ideas made by the second grade class of Vallecito.  We started our building process by going to lumber and junk yard to find valuable resources.  I thought that it would be cool if we had a fire-pole for the kids to slide down after they scaled the side of our eight foot climbing wall.  After we had gathered all our resources we got to the fun part…Building!

This is where Ms.O’s 2nd period class gets fun.  Everyday I wake up looking forward to this class because it is not your typicality English class where you sit around in your desk and talk about some boring book that only the teacher finds interesting.  In this class you use real world skills through the process of hands on work.  We use big tools likes saws and nail guns to form such craftsmanship.  Nothing stops us from getting the job done. Nothing!  The gang and I have built through the pouring El Nino rain.  That is another reason why this class is better than any other class.

All and all This class has taught me how to use a variety of different tools that I will definitely be using in the future. It also builds up and develops different skills including leadership and communication.  To be honest this is my favorite class and can’t wait to see what our final castle will look like.

Nicholas Barrolaza


  1. I am also very excited about the class and look forward to it. The little road bumps along the way have brought our class and groups closer, also who doesn’t love building in the rain!!!

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