Just for Fun/Creative

http://www.blogthings.com/ This could be fun for journaling activity for Creative Writing, though some of the tests are inappropriate for a high school classroom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagxPlVqrtM  Funny video on how to make an effective powerpoint.  (There is at least one bad word here, but if I recall correctly, it was a “Bible” cuss word… so if you’re teaching jr/sr level kiddos, it may be ok.  You decide!)

http://www.metamath.com/multiple/multiple_choice_questions.html Learning style quiz.

 http://thisisindexed.com/ could be fun for prompts.

Symbolism of Flowers (I found the following list on http://teacheng.us/)

I discovered this list from the Santa Cruz Public Library.  I thought it might make for some interesting discussions in conjunction with literature.  Click the link above for the source.

  • Amaranth – Immortality
  • Anemone – Anticipation, Frailty
  • Apple Blossom – Admiration
  • Aspen Leaf – Fear
  • Asphodel – Death, Memorial sorrow
  • Bay – The poet’s crown
  • Begonia – Dark thoughts.
  • Blue violet – Faithfulness
  • Buttercup – Wealth
  • Calla – Magnificent beauty, pride
  • Camelia, White – Innate worth
  • Candytuft – Indifference
  • Cardinal Flower – Distinction
  • Chrysanthemum – Cheerfulness and optimism.
  • Cornflower – Delicacy
  • Cowslip – Youthful Beauty
  • Crocus – Good cheer
  • Cyclamen – Diffidence
  • Cypress – Mourning
  • Daffodil – Unrequited love
  • Daisy – Fidelity and innocence; simplicity
  • Dandelion – multiple meanings: grief and bitterness; symbol of the sun; symbol of coquetry; used by Flemish and German painters to symbolize the suffering of Christ.
  • Everlastings – Unfading love
  • Fern – Sincerity
  • Fir Tree – Time
  • Forget-me-not – True love; Friendship and fidelity as well as remembrance.
  • Four-leafed Clover – Good luck
  • Foxglove – Insincerity
  • Gentian – Virgin pride
  • Geranium – Gentility
  • Goldenrod – Encouragement
  • Heather – Loneliness
  • Heather, White – Good fortune
  • Heliotrope – Devotion
  • Hepatica – Anger
  • Hollyhock – Ambition
  • Honeysuckle – Friendship
  • Hyacinth – Sorrow
  • Ivy – Truthfulness, Wedded love
  • Larkspur – Lightness, laughter
  • Laurel – Fame
  • Lavender – Purity; Silence
  • Lilac – Fastidiousness
  • Lily, White – Purity
  • Lotus – Forgetfulness, estranged love
  • Lunaria – Prosperity, honesty
  • Marigolds – Happiness
  • Marjoram and Lily of the valley – Love; purity;happiness
  • Morning Glory – Symbol of the transience of man’s life.
  • Myrtle – Beauty’s crown, wedded love
  • Narcissus – Vanity
  • Oak Leaf – Patriotism, Hospitality
  • Olive Branch – Peace
  • Orange Blossom – Marriage
  • Oxalis – Pangs of regret
  • Palm Leaf – Victory
  • Pansy – Symbol of the loved one, memories, loving thoughts and souvenirs.
  • Phlox – Symbol of sweet dreams and implies a proposal of marriage.
  • Pink Carnation – I’ll never forget you.
  • Poppy, White – Oblivion
  • Primrose – Youth
  • Red Carnation – I’m carrying a torch for you.
  • Rose – Love
  • Rosebuds – Pure and lovely
  • Rosemary – Rememberance
  • Sage – Domestic bliss
  • Shamrock – Loyalty
  • Snowdrop – Friend in Need
  • Sting Nettle – Slander
  • Sweet William – Gallantry
  • Thyme – Courage, energy
  • Tulip – in Persia the tulip is the symbol of love
  • Violet – Modesty
  • Water Lily – Purity of heart

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