Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead As the school year draws to a close, everyone in our MSEL class agrees that it was an amazing year spent in engineering...

The End

The End I would like to start of saying being in this class this year has changed my whole outlook on engineering. I love this...

All American HandyWOMAN

All American HandyWOMAN I am going to take this blog out of the classroom. Out of Terra Linda High School. In fact, I am going...

Feelings and Coop-eration

Feelings and Coop-eration Building the chicken coops has been an amazing experience, but everything eventually comes to an end, and now it’s time for us...

Party in the chicken coop

Party in the chicken coop... Check out the youtube video here!

Funky FRESH Coops Drawing Close To An End

As I walk outside and put my hand above my eyes to block the bright glaring 8 O’clock sun I look at these mini...

The Academy of Sciences: A highly anticipated field trip

This week, we will be taking a detour away from the engineering classroom to learn new things at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences....

Final stages of the chicken coops

Final stages of the chicken coops We are reaching the final stages of the construction of our chicken coops. It is very rewarding to see...

Friendship Builds Coops

Since the middle of last semester, our groups have been working on our chicken coops. From gathering materials at Urban Ore and The Away...

The Final Countdown

Music blasting from Monica’s speaker, nails from the nail gun shooting into pieces of trim and siding, constant chatter of high school drama… all...

Chicken Coops: A Perpetual Mission

As another quarter is soon coming to an end, our chicken coops have yet to be completed. Week after grueling week the construction of...

Rain or shine, MSEL doesn’t stop

Its true. MSEL kids have been working thru all the  weird weather conditions we have been facing this whole week. From the cold weather,...

Success is Steady Progress

Success is Steady Progress “Success is steady progress toward one's personal goals.” (Jim Rohn) When I walk around the outside area of Ms. Oropallo’s engineering class, I...

Rebound

Rebound If high-school lessons were taken seriously in the professional world, our entire class would be able to add the skills of independence, toughness, understanding...

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...

The Dangers of building a chicken coop

This project has allowed the MSEL class to get used to working with equipment many of us have yet to try. Others are polishing some already acquired skills.

Exciting Class!

Last week, our class walked in and was surprised by a spontaneous, timed project that we had to complete. We had only an hour...

Chicken Coop Vlog

by Taren Bauman and Nic McKim

Is it a house, or a chicken coop?

"These floors are wicked! Nicer than what I've got at home" said Ms. Oropallo as she checked out our hard wood floor. Over the past...

The Drill Off

Everyone crowded around one of the many work tables in Ms. Oropallo’s Woodshop. It was time for the big competition everyone was waiting for....