All of Mr. Seim's former students are welcome to post on this blog. Share what's going on; write an encouraging message; recall a memorable time; offer a suggestion; or ask a question. Make the page a meaningful one by writing something from your heart. And as always, use correct punctuation. I would love to hear from all of you!
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  • Hugo (aka hug-o) Nunez

    Hi Mr. Seim! I'm the first one to post something in this blog! My life's been great so far. Remember when I was in 6th grade last year and you called me hug-o? Now everyone's calling me Hug-o and that's my new nickname in 7th grade magnet.

    10/23/2010 5:11:56 PM
  • Jocelyn

    Hey, what's up, Mr. Seim? I heard Hugo suggested this? That's pretty cool.

    Just wanted to say hi. And...that being in your class really did make me change as person (for the better). I wish I was in your class again and relive the memories, but unfortunately, I cannot. Best of luck to you and your new class of little, tiny sixth graders (hah). But whatever you do, don't forget about the class that was here when you came back to CT. (:

    10/23/2010 5:17:46 PM
  • Hugo Nunez

    Hi Mr. Seim! Remember when you broke the overhead projector around the first days of school? That was funny! Good times from last year.

    10/25/2010 7:44:00 PM
  • Billy & Julia

    Hi Mr. Seim, how are you doing this year? Also Julia says Happy Halloween!!

    10/25/2010 9:24:54 PM
  • MrSeim

    I like that nickname Hug, it fits you. And I do remember my encounter with the overhead projector. I think it was the last time I used it.

    10/25/2010 10:59:07 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Jocelyn, you and all the game are simply fun-tastic. How can I ever forget you. Don't forget to invite me to you wedding someday after you meet Mr. Right.

    10/25/2010 11:00:40 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Billy,

    Things are going great. Busy as always. We started a Legacy Club this year. It's a bit of work, but a lot of fun!

    10/25/2010 11:01:42 PM
  • Katia

    Yay, you made the blog!!! How is the new year? Anything new you would like to share.

    10/26/2010 8:23:18 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Katia. It would be great if former students shared meaningful things that are going on in their lives. I would sure enjoy hearing from you. One of the best things about teaching the sixth-grade is that I get to see all you guys for two more years before you leave CT. Don't be strangers.

    10/26/2010 11:12:52 PM
  • Janette Jasso (JJ)

    Hi Mr.Seim. Well I just wanted to say that 7Th grade is harder than I anticipated, but it is also really fun. I have 6th period PE(again), so I get to see some Alpha Magnet students. They seem like nice people, so I hope they are fun.

    11/2/2010 7:28:10 PM
  • Serena Ly

    Hi Mr. Seim! Perhaps one of these days you can watch one of my tennis matches.... Well, I'll see if I have a chance of winning! I am becoming very zealous about tennis and have aspirations that maybe I'll share another time! Although, I am very jealous of your students, Mr. Seim. A carwash, bake sale, and garage sale? What's not to be jealous about? Make sure you keep my "legacy" alive and talk about me more than Ryan in your classes! Ha ha. Yes, Mr. Seim, we're still having our "intense" competition.

    11/5/2010 10:56:44 PM
  • Fiona :P

    Hi Mr. Seim!!! Your 6th graders are especially short this year! Are you sure they are 6th graders and didn't skip 5th grade? Well, see you tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that, and... Well, anyways, I hope that they aren't bugging you too much; you have so many of them in during break (are they being bad or something?). And I remember the projector incident too; Erika said the wrong answer and you said, "No, no, NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!" and you slammed a pile of papers on it at the same time and there was a big white flash and then it died... Poor projector. I think that the Smart Board is better though.. You can doodle on it! And have a nice Thanksgiving! I'm going to the Grand Canyon and I'll try to take a bunch of pictures to show to you! Oh yeah.. Are you going to go to Opening Night (or day, I suppose) for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1? I so am and it is going to be awesome!!!! Bye for now!

    11/15/2010 7:13:38 PM
  • MrSeim

    Kiwi and Mikaylee. U 2 R way 2 kind. Thanks for the cool posts.:)

    11/16/2010 12:28:33 AM
  • MrSeim

    Your legacy lives on, Serena.

    11/16/2010 12:29:34 AM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Fiona. Thanks for the post. I'm looking forward more to "The Giver" coming to a nearby theater.

    11/16/2010 12:31:00 AM
  • kiwiroxs!:)

    mr.seim roxs your soxs off!:)

    12/11/2010 11:37:37 AM
  • Serena Ly

    Hi Mr. Seim! Boy has magnet gotten tough. I'm having a hard time fitting everything in my schedule. It's tough juggling schoolwork, tennis, and housework in the same day. At the end of a week, it's like you've just traveled perilous a journey and are exhausted.I won both of my matches against Hewes. 6-3 and 6-3. See you soon Mr. Seim!

    12/19/2010 12:58:42 AM
  • Simran

    Hey Mr. Seim!! I know, you miss me. It's okay, I miss you too.SmileMr. Bramwell is a good teacher, but your the best. So, how's the year?? To me, it's going by real quick. I am so excited for today, because it's the scrimmage, for pentathlon!! I am so happy I am on the team this year... :)

    1/8/2011 10:43:44 AM
  • Cindy:)

    HEY!!! ahh I miss you so much Mr. Seim!!! I love to see your little 6th graders hahahaha. are they being nice to you?? well write back!!!!Laughing:P :)

    1/16/2011 10:20:48 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Cindy,

    For the most part, I'm hanging in there- just like I did with you all last year.

    1/17/2011 12:14:13 AM
  • Cindy:)

    Hey what's that suppose to mean? haha, Mr. Bramwell is an awesome teacher, but you are always going to be the best teacher at CT for meSmilehaha, i still remember you breaking the projector like if it was just yesterday:). Did you get it fixed?

    1/17/2011 6:26:13 PM
  • Day

    hi this is Dalyn.
    i wanted to know if any one wants to buy girl scout cookies to help me earn money for my siver award.

    2/1/2011 7:26:21 PM
  • Diana C. (D.C)

    I just remembered what good of a time I had at Chapman. I got soaked to the bone while it was raining. I enjoyed it so much. There's a story I'll be telling my children. Thanks for the breathtaking year Mr. Seim.=)

    3/5/2011 7:29:36 PM
  • MrSeim

    I'll never forget it either, DC. Don't forget to tell your kids that you held the record for copter crash. I don't think anybody will ever break it! Best to you!

    3/5/2011 8:08:13 PM
  • Michael

    Hmm. Alumni? Really? I thought that was only college.


    3/8/2011 8:14:47 AM
  • Michael

    Mr. Seim,
    I broke copter crash by 4,673 last summer. Though it wasn't in your class ;)

    3/8/2011 8:17:10 AM
  • MrSeim

    What do you mean, Michael? Didn't you know this is college? U of M. (University of Magent).

    Go Alums!

    3/8/2011 9:01:55 AM
  • Julia Koch

    Hey Mr. Seim! How are you doing lately?

    3/12/2011 9:14:27 PM
  • MrSeim

    Very well, Julia. Thanks for asking. Spring is a very maddening time for me, but I always get through it. We are not having a toga party this. Instead we are having a living history project. Maybe Mr. Bramwell will ket you see it. I hope you are doing well.

    3/14/2011 8:50:27 AM
  • Tommy (Your "fav." Student :D)

    Hey Mr.Seem! Haha, I'm just joshing, how's the class coming along this past year? I heard that they are much of a trouble than us from last year. Break anything, like per say another projector? Also, sorry for not visiting as much as I promised. Don't worry though, cool kids like me will be visiting soon. :D

    4/5/2011 9:34:41 PM
  • Serena Ly

    Hey Mr. Seim! I just wanted to post something quick. Let's see... Is it normal for a seventh grader to be pulling her hair out over college? Aaahh!! I'm getting somewhat discouraged. Many perfect SAT scorers and valedictorians are rejected every year by Harvard. Hey, you never know! Maybe tennis and clubs will boost my chances! Also, will you write a recommendation for me when I apply to Harvard? Ha ha. Thanks!!!

    4/16/2011 12:52:41 AM
  • MrSeim

    Hi, Serena. You want to be in clubs, but more importantly, you want to have responsibilities. They want to educate future leaders, visionaries, and ones who have creativity and show initiation and innovation. You have what it takes!

    4/16/2011 9:49:09 AM
  • Serena Ly

    Thanks Mr. Seim! Unfortunately, my negative side keeps taking control of me. I hope I have what it takes, but we can't all just rely on hopes and luck, right? I'll do whatever it takes!!! Harvard, here I come!

    4/17/2011 1:01:50 AM
  • TAG

    Do I count as an alumnus now?

    6/16/2011 7:40:51 PM
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    6/17/2011 5:23:35 PM
  • TAG

    Do you not like my jitters or something? I am NOT seeing my blog posts in the Jitter Blog. I going to be on your case, Mr. Seim.

    6/21/2011 11:52:28 PM
  • Brandon khamenian

    Yes ! It's a honor to be an alumni from your classroom Mr.seim

    7/14/2011 11:12:17 AM
  • TroubleMaker Omega

    Does anyone remember me? I am so missing everyone right now!

    8/12/2011 11:53:36 PM
  • MrSeim

    You have to identify yourself, Kylee, or you can't post. :)

    8/13/2011 10:30:28 AM
  • Thomas Gim

    You can't really tell Kylee to identify herself because

    a) You just identified her for her

    8/14/2011 6:24:05 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    ......and b)everyone knows it was Kylee.

    8/14/2011 6:24:27 PM
  • Katy Oh

    Hi Mr.Seim! I got back from Korea. I had so many exciting memories and experiences I brought back. Regardless of my trip, I miss the class so much! I love the fact that I am an alumni of your class! Good luck with the new students next year! See you soon!

    8/16/2011 1:11:03 AM
  • MrSeim

    Thank you, Katy. I'll miss you! I notice you had a birthday last week. Hope it was a good one. Spending time in Korea for the summer must have been awesome. Glad you're back! See you soon!

    8/16/2011 9:04:34 AM
  • Katy Oh

    Thank you for remembering my birthday! I just thought about you and I notice that this summer I haven't got the chance to say happy birthday to you. I hope you had a great birthday! See you soon!

    8/16/2011 11:28:03 AM
  • Katy Oh

    Hi Mr.Seim! I wanted to encourage you with the new and highly organized website that you have created! Like it! Even though your other website was cool, this one is even more efficient and incoorporates all of your ideas in a way that has "improved." You are surely on your way of making the coolest website in the world!

    8/16/2011 11:35:47 AM
  • MrSeim

    Thank you, Katy. You haven't see anything yet. :)

    8/16/2011 2:31:17 PM
  • ?????????? ??????

    Зачетные девочки в Москве и других городах России и Украины только здесь.

    8/16/2011 2:34:37 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Do you always have to sound so formal and professional when you blog, Katy? I mean seriously, this blog is where we share things that are not included to worrying how informal you sound. :p

    8/17/2011 5:55:29 PM
  • Daniela

    Hi Mr. Seim. I wanted to say thanks for a wonderful year. It was an honor being in your class. I remember how excited I was for school to start so I could be in your class. It feels like that was only a day ago. Now I look back and think time flies. Wow, what a great year I had. Making a clay brain, a puppet, painted a voting booth, making a costume, the Living History Museum, selling See's Cany, and many more projects. Thank you and see you around when school starts.

    8/22/2011 9:18:38 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Did you see what happened with HP? It's closed down and samsung is buying it. People were in line @ Best Buy trying to buy the HP Touchpad @ $99! Amazon's price is still high but probably will go lower.

    8/23/2011 11:24:18 PM
  • MrSeim

    Gee, Thomas. Cut your classmate some slack and give her some liberty.

    8/24/2011 11:43:17 AM
  • MrSeim

    Thank You, Dani. You all gave me a year I'll never forget. You were a pleasure, and you gave me a brain I will always use as my late work paper weight. I'm looking forward to seeing you all around campus. Don't be strangers!

    8/24/2011 11:45:49 AM
  • Leila Claire Foster

    Hi Mr. Seim! I can't wait for the school year to start( well, maybe I can). I got my list of classes today and I'm your Aide for this year. I'm so excited. Over the summer I got to meet the President of Auburn. Alabama is still humid and hot in August but I only got six bug bites, compared to 600. Have a good last week of summer!

    8/24/2011 3:33:16 PM
  • MrSeim

    Awesome news! I can't wait either. (I'm going to work you to the bone.)

    Just kidding!

    8/24/2011 4:21:36 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Did anyone notice that ?????????'s blogpost is in greek?

    8/25/2011 2:19:07 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Oh no! Steve Jobs quit Apple! Apple going to go into a state of misery because Steve Jobs is the one with all the new ideas. He's had cancer for years and he should've held out until the Ipad 3, at least. Did you know that Apple had more money than the USA when Steve Jobs was the president of Apple? This means that Jobs does a better job managing Apple than Obama manages the US.

    8/27/2011 10:14:29 AM
  • Kanika Gulia

    Hey Mr. Seim. How are you doing? How are all the 6th graders? It was a really cool experience being in your class last year. I think almost everyone would say the same, thanks for a great year!

    9/1/2011 7:21:28 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks, Kanika. If this year's class makes it half as special for me as you guys did last year, then I am in for another great year! Thanks for all the memories in class and in pentathlon. You inspired me to go all out and win it all this year!

    9/1/2011 10:39:00 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey TAG,

    I guess that means that Apple is not in debt like the good lo' US of A. Who's going to get us out of it?

    9/1/2011 10:40:22 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    A miracle like Steve Jobs will.

    9/2/2011 6:31:45 PM
  • Katy Oh

    Hey Thomas...thanks for the nice message about my blog (even though it was long time ago). I miss you Mr. Seim! Hope your new students aren't too smart to beat last year's Omega skills.I have finally found my dream college! It's Columbia University. See you around and hope that you have a great Labor Day weekend.

    9/3/2011 7:53:27 PM
  • Katy Oh

    What were the clay projects the sixth graders making? I don't remember making one...so unfair! Just kidding. However, if you, Mr. Seim, continue to do projects for the sixth graders that we didn't get to do, I will be on your case.

    9/3/2011 7:58:44 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Katy,
    You're sure welcome to get on my case.SmileI'm always trying to think of new ideas. I actually have a lot more coming up. Some of them fun; others will make learning harder. Wish you could be there!

    9/4/2011 12:12:31 AM
  • Thomas Gim

    Why thank you Katy for calling my blog "nice." If you were applying a sarcasm factor to that, I could literally feel the deep treble vibrations of sarcasm. :p I noticed you actually heeded my polysemous notice. Are you going to defend your pride now?

    9/4/2011 4:35:50 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    By the way Mr.Seim, you didn't ACTUALLY (sorry, there are no italics to resort to) respond to her question. As quoted of 9/3/2011, 7:58:44 (is that Eastern or Pacific time?): "What were the clay projects the sixth graders were making? Yadda yadda blah blah blah garble garble garble."

    9/4/2011 4:38:25 PM
  • MrSeim

    I'm glad the "Someone in the magnet Program last year" who wrote, but s/he has to identify himself or herself to make the page. Write back soon. . . with your name.

    9/4/2011 5:27:12 PM
  • MrSeim

    Katy, you don't need to respond to Mr. Gim. As for me, I will. The kids were given the task of making a clay project of their favorite seat, that is, their most pleasing place to sit down. The winners were a saddle on a horse, a seat on an airplane, and a toilet. Then they were asked what was around, on, below, and above their seats. It was a prepositions project. I was afraid to ask the gal who did the saddle what was below her seat. :)

    9/4/2011 5:32:07 PM
  • Katy Oh

    The clay projects sound like a nice way of helping the students with their prepositions. Your ideas are always over the top! Hope you had a nice weekend, and see you around school sometime! I miss you!

    9/5/2011 8:34:36 PM
  • MrSeim

    T.K., K.O.

    9/5/2011 10:56:44 PM
  • MrSeim

    Make that, T.Y., K.O. :)

    9/6/2011 8:26:15 AM
  • Someone in Magnet Last Year

    I will not reveal myself. You keep thinking for new ways to do lessons and you just can't stop improving. Why can't I be posted? Mr. Seim guess my name. I could be in alpha or omega. I could be a boy or a girl. You never know. I'll give you a hint. I am a person who can blog on your website and that's a BIG hint.

    9/8/2011 6:17:57 PM
  • MrSeim

    Okay, but you'll need to give us more hints for us to guess your identity. You are going to tell us eventually aren't you?

    9/8/2011 8:49:38 PM
  • Someone in Magnet Last Year

    I'll give you another hint: I am not Mexican and I am not Hispanic. Also ,thanks for posting that other comment.

    9/9/2011 5:40:57 PM
  • MrSeim

    Okay, but we know you are female.

    9/10/2011 9:09:09 PM
  • Alex Vejar

    Hey Mr. Seim. I just came to say Hi. Bye.

    9/13/2011 5:52:34 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks, Alex. Next time stay awhile.

    9/13/2011 8:18:05 PM
  • Leila Claire Foster

    Hi Mr.Seim1 I know I see you every day but this is more fun. Auburn won their first two games aganist Utah State and Mississippi State. UCLA lost their first game, I like teasing the Manneh's about it:). Core is okay this year and everyone seems to think that I'm Ms.Hasting's favorite so they are making me ask all the questions. Oh,well, I don't mind. See you tomorrow!

    9/13/2011 10:31:34 PM
  • MrSeim

    Always great to hear your chimes, and it's GREAT to have you in class. Let me know if you want to be more busy. I can always give you more! And too bad UCLA doesn't play Auburn. If UCLA won, you'd never hear the end of it.

    9/13/2011 11:02:40 PM
  • Leila Claire Foster

    Yes, but UCLA would never win so that wouldn't be a problem.

    9/16/2011 12:27:39 AM
  • MrSeim

    Never?! If they played each other a hundred times, Auburn would win every one of them?

    9/16/2011 8:55:28 AM
  • Thomas Gim

    Hey, are you insinuating that my favorite college sports team would lose to that low-level, no finesse, AUBURN if they played each other?! LCF, even if I don't know you by face, if UCLA and Auburn play and UCLA wins, you owe me one hundred dollars. (See how I wrote out one hundred dollars, Mr. Seim? not like $100.)

    9/19/2011 6:44:10 PM
  • MrSeim

    I think UCLA would squeak by this year, 24-21.

    9/19/2011 7:26:48 PM
  • Someone in Magnet Last Year

    I play an instrument and I was in the wall of fame.

    9/20/2011 11:44:19 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    You need to post questions on the blogs, or no one is going to blog! Or write something that people will reply to!

    9/30/2011 1:16:03 AM
  • Taylor

    HI MR. SEIM!!!!

    10/3/2011 1:02:10 AM
  • Daniel Isaacson

    Juan Diggly! Man, I want to watch ASOKA again!

    10/5/2011 10:32:49 AM
  • Naomi Milan

    Hi Mr. Seim! Guess what?! I just had a lollipop and four cookies. I am so hyper right now. I love being hyper. What did you do over summer? I got to go to Redwoods National Park! It was so much fun....except for the part where I was asleep most of the time (I get really sleepy on car rides). Well bye!!

    10/5/2011 7:30:15 PM
  • MrSeim

    As for the mystery writer. My guessis Tori Corder. Am I right?

    10/5/2011 7:33:46 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Hyper-Naomi. I vacationed in Maui.

    10/5/2011 7:34:15 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Juan Digally not Juan Diggly. Also, you only capitalize the first letter of the movie (e.g., Asoka. By the way Mr. Seim, Tori wouldn't be a legitimate guess since she isn't on the wall of fame, at least no ton your website. My guess would be Joshua Park (he does like to be mysterious) but you have at least 8 more other choices. :p

    10/5/2011 9:39:38 PM
  • Michael Sutton

    Before I say anything useful, I would just like to say: It creeps me out when a public website displays my IP adress. So, for the actual reason I posted this. Mr. Seim do you remember that one funny day when you broke the projector? I just had to ask that. :)

    10/6/2011 10:24:03 AM
  • Alex Vejar

    I'm back Mr. Siem. What is up? I feel terribly tired.

    10/7/2011 11:04:46 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    There hasn't been a new blog pots for a few days....How sad... SNIFFLFE SNIFFLE

    10/8/2011 2:18:07 PM
  • Reem Yacoub

    IT'S KAILYN!!! Well that is my opinion. The person's name is "someone in magnet last year" which does not nesiscarily mean they are in magnet this year. Plus she plays an instrument and was on the wall of fame.

    10/11/2011 6:39:38 PM
  • MrSeim

    I think TAG is right. It has to be Joshua Park.

    10/11/2011 6:43:17 PM
  • Reem Yacoub

    Didn't Mr.Seim say it was a girl?

    10/11/2011 10:08:47 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    But Reem, Kailyn always starts off her blog posts with a nice hi or hello.

    10/11/2011 11:09:10 PM
  • MrSeim

    Okay. I enjoy the dialogue, but I will not publish any else who is anonymous. You need to give your name. Moreover, anyone who writes must use correct spelling, capitalization, and punctuation (to the best of his or her ability). Whoever is Alpha Kid has to rewrite to get published.

    10/11/2011 11:49:47 PM
  • Catherine

    Hi, Mr. Seim,
    Don't take this in a bad way but when I wrote Hi Mr. Seim, I started to write Bramwell. Sorry!! Anyway, there has been a lot of comments. Gee, when I was reading through the blog, the three names that I saw the most were Katy Oh, Thomas Gim, and YOU! I hope you still like our class better than this year.:0 Oh, I think the mystery person is either Joshua Park or Ritu Sharma!!

    10/12/2011 12:31:21 AM
  • andie :) !!!

    Hi! Miss me. I know you do. I know you want me in your class so i can win more money. Whats up with the mistery. I agree with Reem it is either Kailyn, Tori, or Ritu. BYE!!!!

    10/12/2011 9:35:13 PM
  • Meghna Sen

    Hey.. I think it's Joshua who's the mystery person. I agree with TAG because I looked done the page of the hall of fame and none has the same tone as that person except Joshua, and he does play an instrument. Also, the first post that this person gave did not reveal if he or she was a girl. Ohhh, and Joshua is not Hispanic or Mexican so it must be him. So... is it you Joshua Park???

    10/12/2011 10:19:44 PM
  • Katy Oh

    This "someone from magnet last year" student is starting to creep me out! I am so scared! (:

    10/12/2011 10:46:48 PM
  • Naomi Milan

    Hi. How are you? I have a question: Who was the loudest person in Alpha and Omega? Only one person.

    10/12/2011 11:35:23 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Awww. But why don't you just let them give one more hint? Reem and I ALMOST had the answer to who it is. (Well, I think so.) If they reveal their identity, it will ruin this detective game. On the flipside, I just can't hold my patience! MYSTERY KID, WHO ARE YOU?

    10/13/2011 12:59:49 AM
  • Thomas Gim

    How could this person be female?

    10/13/2011 1:00:49 AM
  • MrSeim

    I'd rather recognize the quietest.

    10/13/2011 8:19:55 AM
  • MrSeim

    Has anybody considerd Andrew Vu?

    10/13/2011 8:20:17 AM
  • Meghna Sen

    I don't think Andrew would do this on a blog. I still think it's Joshua Park!!!

    10/13/2011 4:40:46 PM
  • Katy Oh

    Hey Mr. Seim, I am in your class right now. I think the mystery person is Joshua...he is NOT admitting it, (: but I have my own instict that the mystery person IS really Joshua. Do you like cotton candy? I really want it right now. I am sending a message right next you. hehehe...hehehe...hehehe....hahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10/13/2011 4:53:27 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi, Katy. It's "some", not "it."

    10/13/2011 4:56:00 PM
  • TJ Lee

    Hello! I think I might be....TAG because he is so into this conversation and he talks so much on the blog

    10/13/2011 5:01:58 PM
  • Someone in Magnet Last Year

    I am not a river queen or king. I am really getting a lot of attention.

    10/13/2011 5:43:08 PM
  • MrSeim

    Here are the odds as to who the mystery person is:

    Katie Nelson 20-1
    Tori Corder 10-1
    Andrew Vu 20-1
    Joshua Park 20-1
    Kailyn Winters 100-1
    Ritu Sharma 50-1
    Reem Yacoub 25-1
    Payton Sime 200-1
    William Choi 100-1
    Katy Oh 100-1
    Peter Le 1000-1
    Ryan DeMilt 75-1
    Kanika Gulia 75-1
    Thomas Gim 2-1

    Cast your vote?

    10/14/2011 9:08:27 AM
  • MrSeim

    Oops! I forgot the last clue- not the River King or Queen. Take away the odds for TAG and Katy. Make Katie Nelson 10-1 and Tori Corder 6-1.

    10/14/2011 9:09:55 AM
  • MLA Format

    I think it is Kalyin Withers

    10/14/2011 11:40:29 AM
  • Meghna Sen

    Still think it's Joshua.

    10/14/2011 7:16:50 PM
  • Someone in Magnet Last Year

    I was in Pentathlon last year. Mr. Seim, you are really desperate to find out who I am.

    10/15/2011 8:48:08 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Which means it's Tori, Andrew, Joshua, William, or Ryan, if they were on the wall of fame and was in pentathlon. Wait, but they play and instrument so Tori, Andrew, Joshua. Wait, would William count as playing an instrument of he played one this year but not last year? I still think it's Joshua. How about this mystery person? Why not give one more hint, and we'll all take guesses!

    10/16/2011 11:52:02 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    This sounds a bit like Kylee, if you think about it. But she isn't on the Wall of Fame, is she. Well on the odds above, there's no Kylee...

    10/16/2011 11:53:48 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Why, I'm honored, to have the highest odds to being the mystery person before the River King or Queen thing. Don't you get the IP addresses for the comments? Why not track the IP to previous blogs?

    10/16/2011 11:55:56 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Joshua Park reveal yourself! I still think its him because he should've started blogging by now, but who better to blog but to not reveal themselves? Him!

    10/16/2011 11:58:36 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Sorry, it's not its.

    10/17/2011 11:37:29 PM
  • andie<:p !!!

    I change my mind it is Joshua Park. I heard a rumor that it was him.

    10/18/2011 12:04:38 AM
  • Someone from Magnet Last Year

    I was in Omega last year. I am male.

    10/18/2011 9:43:55 PM
  • MrSeim

    New odds:
    Vu 50-1
    Park 1-10

    Okay, it's time to come out of your mouse hole. The cats are waiting.

    10/18/2011 11:16:20 PM
  • Someone in Magnet Last Year

    I'll give you a riddle. The last two options are Andrew or Joshua OR Andrew or Me. So who am I?

    P.S. If you can't solve the riddle, then you really can't do analogies.

    10/19/2011 7:31:17 PM
  • Reem Yacoub

    JOSHUA PARK! Reveal yourself. We all know it is you. Plus, I asked you at school last week but you just smiled and walked away.

    10/19/2011 7:39:58 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Joshua Park, reveal yourself! Submit, fiend!!!

    10/19/2011 11:42:49 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Wait, 1-10?

    10/19/2011 11:43:47 PM
  • Someone in Magnet Last Year

    Fine I admit I am Joshua Park!!!!

    P.S If you didn't solve the riddle, you need to really study analogies a lot more.

    10/20/2011 2:28:13 PM
  • Daniel isaacson

    For the sock color,... I choose BLUE


    10/20/2011 10:03:57 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    I KNEW IT FROM THE START THAT IT WAS JOSHUA! YIPPEE! (Opps, I didn't notice my caps lock was on: I was typing while reading a book.:p)

    10/20/2011 10:29:29 PM
  • andie:)!!!

    I think I know the anwser it is Andrew Vu.

    JK: it is joshua hahaha

    10/20/2011 10:33:13 PM
  • Katy Oh

    WAIT! Don't you guys all see the riddle? The answer is in the riddle! It is JOSHUA!!!!!!!!!!!

    10/21/2011 12:45:16 AM
  • MrSeim

    Get the claws out!

    10/21/2011 9:19:32 AM
  • MrSeim

    They are blue today. Come get your prize!

    10/21/2011 9:19:59 AM
  • Thomas Gim

    Katy, we DID see the riddle. But there was no point in saying it's Joshua PArk after the blog he posted, admitting he was the mystery person.

    P.S Plus, a lot of people already deduced it was Joshua before you said, "It is JOSHUA!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    10/21/2011 5:18:55 PM
  • Kanika Gulia

    I like your new website Mr. Seim! A lot of people already knew it was Joshua before he even posted the riddle up.

    10/21/2011 5:49:58 PM
  • Katy Oh

    Does anyone know Gaddafi died???

    10/21/2011 9:22:09 PM
  • Joshua Park

    Thomas, don't be so prideful. Pride isn't always the solution. So how are the new sixth graders? Are they loud and participant as us? Well I hope everybody's life is going well. :)

    10/22/2011 8:21:07 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    You should have a ROW, Mr. Seim: Riddle of the week. Oh! Here's a good one: If a plane crashes onto the border of America and Mexico, where are the survivors buried?

    10/23/2011 5:47:28 PM
  • MrSeim

    I like the idea of a ROW. Perhaps the alumni can send in theirs. Yours is way too easy.

    10/23/2011 7:01:57 PM
  • Reem Yacoub

    Mr. Seim what happened to the jitter blog? Your sixth graders are not going to be happy whem they find out we had a sixth grade blog and they don't.

    10/23/2011 11:17:42 PM
  • Reem Yacoub

    Thomas, how are the survivors going to be buried if they are not dead?

    10/24/2011 9:42:36 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Oh yeah? What's the answer?

    10/25/2011 12:34:15 AM
  • Thomas Gim

    Mr. Smith has five sons. His first son's name is John. Second is Josh. Third is Joseph. Fourth is Cameron. What is the name of his fifth son.

    10/25/2011 12:40:00 AM
  • Thomas Gim

    You know, on somedays, my dad says I should be an perfectionist editor, or a lawyer, or an engineer. I wonder why?

    10/25/2011 12:46:09 AM
  • MrSeim

    Speaking of perfection, TAG, you forgot a question mark on the last sentence of your riddle.

    10/25/2011 9:05:25 AM
  • thomas_gim@yahoo.com

    If you noticed that, then you figured out the riddle! If What is the name of the fifth son, then what is the name of the fifth son? What! Do you see?

    10/25/2011 6:58:44 PM
  • MrSeim

    Yes, I see. That's why I asked about the question mark.

    Hey Suggestion Dude, I won't publish your comments unless you identify yourself.

    10/26/2011 9:12:39 AM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Clever riddle, Thomas. By the way, I am Suggestion Dude, so how about a poetry blog?

    10/26/2011 6:37:49 PM
  • Joshua Park

    My idea is getting on the minds of others.

    10/26/2011 8:50:59 PM
  • Thomas Gim


    10/27/2011 12:01:03 AM
  • Juliette Knight

    Hello Mr. Siem! Its Juliette I miss you so much! I go to Hewes now and I wanted to tell you that I came to visit you one day but you were not there! Oh well! I come back some other time I guess. I loved C.T and you by far were my favorite teacher. I will always remember you!

    10/27/2011 9:57:09 PM
  • Juliette Knight

    Oh! Katy Oh I miss you so much you do not even know :(

    10/27/2011 10:09:14 PM
  • MrSeim

    Awesome to hear from you, Juliette. I was disappointed not to see you back this year, but I'm glad you're doing well. I will look forward to your visit someday soon.

    10/27/2011 11:41:03 PM
  • Joey Schlemma

    Ok... Well... I am going to assume that a poetry blog is not going to be made so... ON TO MR. BRAMWELL's BLOG!

    10/28/2011 5:52:59 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Juliette, I'm shocked. But not because you blogged. Actually, because you spelled Seim's name wrong. And Joey, there was a poetry blog! But SOMEBODY took it down.

    10/29/2011 5:28:23 PM
  • Naomi Milan

    Hey I have a riddle. What goes up but never comes down?

    11/2/2011 7:55:56 PM
  • MrSeim

    The webmaster didn't think there was enough interest in poetry.

    11/2/2011 10:57:00 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Your age.

    11/3/2011 1:21:35 AM
  • Juliette

    My apologies Mr. Seim about your name I am not sure how that happened...

    11/3/2011 9:19:35 AM
  • Reem Yacoub

    Your height.

    11/3/2011 6:36:40 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    I knew there was a poetry blog... But how about we form a group or something at school where we discuss poetry-like things... Like that one movie.. AHH... What was it called... Oh! The Dead Poet's Society! We should have a poetry group!

    11/3/2011 7:05:31 PM
  • MrSeim

    No problem, Juliette. i didn't even notice it. Leave it up TAG to pick out something like that.

    11/3/2011 7:43:21 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Joey, how about forming a society that sucks the marrow out of life by WRITING poetry.

    11/3/2011 7:44:41 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    That works just as well. Writing and discussing poetry would be pretty cool... And then we can think of an awesome name... So? Anyone up for it?

    11/3/2011 8:38:57 PM
  • MrSeim


    11/3/2011 9:14:52 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Ok. I will talk around with some eight graders, any seventh grader who's interested can take care of that grade, and Mr. Seim, you can think of the rest. How about after school? On certain days? SO PUMPED!

    11/3/2011 9:42:23 PM
  • Katy Oh

    Hi Mr. Seim! All I see on the blog is Thomas, Thomas, Thomas...wow. How are you? I am fine, thank you. Haha...sorry, my "humor jokes" are very bland. Note: Thomas, you better not comment on what I just posted.

    11/4/2011 1:01:16 AM
  • Thomas Gim


    11/6/2011 12:30:51 PM
  • Kyle M. Arbiola

    Hey Mr. Seim! I just wanted to say hi. You were an awesome teacher! Keep it up! P.S. I am trying out for Pentathalon!

    11/8/2011 10:07:55 PM
  • Reem Yacoub

    Mr. Seim, my sister cannot wait to be in your class next year.

    11/9/2011 8:53:34 PM
  • MrSeim

    Another Yacoub! Holy smokes! Hope she's as wonderful as the last two!

    11/9/2011 10:07:08 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Kyle,
    Great to hear from you. Thanks for the kind word. Can't wait to see you at Pentathlon!

    11/9/2011 10:08:21 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Maybe if you said please, Katy, I would reconsider about what I would comment on your bland joke. (Nice choice of word. Notice how I didn't say words because bland is just one word.)

    11/10/2011 1:03:22 AM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Way to be a buzzkill Thomas. Anyway, KATY OH!!!!! Her handwriting is amazing! It is just unbelievable. She gave me her autograph.

    11/10/2011 8:02:32 PM
  • Kyle

    You too! :)

    11/11/2011 2:36:49 AM
  • MrSeim

    I had to delete Reem's entry because it might fuel a fire over at there that I wouldn't want. Let them lie back in complacency if they choose, but I don't wish to wake them out of it.

    11/12/2011 5:56:36 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    What entry? I don't mind a fire as long as it's not one we don't have to put out with water! :)

    11/12/2011 6:46:40 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Either I am way behind vocabulary, or Mr. Seim's language has become much more sophisticated.

    11/16/2011 5:47:56 PM
  • MrSeim


    11/16/2011 7:06:08 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer


    11/16/2011 8:21:44 PM
  • Kylee Watnick

    I realized I have not been blogging recently and thought that now would be perfect timing!
    My parents also believe at times I should be and editor, lawyer, or an author. I understand the author bit, since I love writing, but lawyer and editor? Please explain to me how I could be perfect at grammar? As for the lawyer part, do I really argue every point?

    Mr. Seim,
    I miss your class. It was by far my most enjoyed class throughout all my years as a student and I believe that your class, along with very few others, shall stand out in my mind for the rest of my life. As a fossil, it will be engraved in my memory for eternity.

    P.S. Please add the poetry blog again. I have recently become very ensnared in my poetic writing and would be overjoyed to share some of my scripts.

    11/22/2011 6:55:27 PM
  • MrSeim

    Welcome back, Blogster Kylee. You're the second one who has requested the blog site, so it will be set up by the time we go back to school.

    You have a writer's soul, Kylee, that's for sure. You've always had a knack for metaphor and the knowledge of how to use it.

    Great question to TAG. Well, Thomas.

    And thank you for the sunny day comments about my class. The memories of your class will warm my me up if my heart ever gets cold.

    11/23/2011 3:24:20 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    I don't think your students are visiting the website as much as we did, Mr. Seim...

    11/26/2011 2:28:01 PM
  • Naomi Milan

    Hey Mr. Seim,
    Sorry, I haven't been blogging. How was your Thanksgiving? My was boring, I got sick. the food was yummy, though. I have to go now. Bye Bye! COTTON COTTON CANDY!

    11/29/2011 11:42:22 PM
  • Madalyn Nelson

    I was reading this and saw that it said that last year the sixth graders got a blog. Why din't we have it this year? It seems really fun!! Please let us do that.

    12/2/2011 7:05:53 PM
  • Kylee Watnick

    Mr. Seim,

    I am glad to be back. I have a question for you.

    Do you think that Judith from Alpha is at all like me? Many believe so. She is my mini-me, and even went to my elementary school!

    P.S. I though it best to inform you that Ryan DeMilt is scared of her.Laughingthat fact makes me laugh!


    Troublemaker Omega

    12/8/2011 12:33:42 AM
  • Michaela, Reem, Andrea, Bob

    Michaela says: I can't wait until my brother is here next year- from mr seim's room
    Andrea: I am sorry about the next Austriaco
    Reem: Mr. Seim, when you lay on the floor in your class you remember all the sixth grade memories.
    Bob: Hi
    Michaela: Bob says Hi

    12/8/2011 4:30:43 PM
  • Kylee Watnick

    You have delayed your promise. You said that the blog would return to it's former glory, yet it has not appeared on the lists. Please explain to me the nature of your extensive lie.

    12/8/2011 8:01:58 PM
  • MrSeim

    What lie is this that are you talking about?

    12/8/2011 11:04:50 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Mr. Seim, check your comment for some errors. What lie? Check the comment you posted on 11/23/2011 3:24:20 PM.

    12/11/2011 6:05:27 PM
  • Naomi Milan

    Hi Mr. Seim. How are you? Haven't seen you awhile. Oh yeah. Nicole, Jan, Kana, Keith, Bryan, and Cylee say hi.

    12/12/2011 12:32:30 AM
  • MrSeim

    Oh, the poetry blog site. I wouldn't call that a lie, just negilgence. I just totally forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder. It is now up!

    12/12/2011 8:46:01 AM
  • Kylee Watnick (Malfoy)

    Thank you Mr. Seim!

    If you have not noticed I am now completely addicted to Harry Potter! I love the books!

    12/12/2011 10:14:08 PM
  • Serena Ly

    Hi Mr. Seim! It was an honor to enter the legacy CORE classroom again! I now have a nostalgia for my fun sixth grade days. I can hardly believe the decisions 8th graders are making. Boy, it's hard to believe the decisions my fellow MAGNET classmates are making. Boyfriends and girlfriends at thirteen? What has the world gone to? Anyways, I see Thomas is not cutting you any slack. :)Thomas, it's just a blog. :)

    12/17/2011 7:42:26 PM
  • Reem Yacoub

    Yay! The jitter blog is back up... but, I see it has not been very succesful.

    12/17/2011 8:14:38 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    www.youtube.com/watch Cool video. You guys should watch it. It's inspiring.

    12/25/2011 10:04:14 PM
  • Joshua

    I agree with you Serena. People are getting girlfriends and boyfriends in such a young age, and I doubt that the relationship will last until they marry. I really doubt that they will marry at fourteen.

    1/4/2012 5:42:43 PM
  • MrSeim

    No one at this age wishes to date to get married. So why do they date? Why does anyone date?

    1/4/2012 7:34:59 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    It's the attraction between the two genders that draws kids into it. I agree that its dumb, but that's how we were made.

    1/4/2012 8:39:25 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Joshua, if there was a like button next to your comment, I would've clicked it. Is there a way to enable like buttons on this blog? (No dislike buttons, though. I think I'd really not like it if my comment has a little notification that says, "This comment received too many negative votes," like on Youtube.)

    1/4/2012 11:28:06 PM
  • MrSeim

    Were we made to do dumb things?

    1/5/2012 9:22:43 AM
  • Serena Ly

    Exactly, Josh. I'm glad there are some people who agree with me. Dating allows two people to get to know each other well. I suppose dating "sets a couple on the right track." That track of course being marriage. Perhaps my views on dating and relationships are very conservative, but it is my perspective, and I believe firmly in this (maybe a little parental brainwashing included, ha ha) As for your question Mr. Seim, I believe everyone does more dumb things than smart things. God never intended for us to be perfect or do everything right. I believe we are here to set goals and work for them, and of course, we will do dumb- in fact stupid- things,but what's important is that we learn from them and become better individuals.

    1/7/2012 7:02:46 PM
  • Juliette Kight

    Hi Mr.Seim how are you? I am Thomas I agree I think we used to go on this website more often because we used to tell you , Mr. Seim, about every little mistake. Haha. well... have a wonderful day Mr. Seim miss you!

    1/9/2012 12:12:15 AM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Well actually, my aunt and uncle met in middle school. They are now happily married and have two adorable little kids. So it can happen. You can meet the love of your life at any time.

    1/9/2012 10:37:29 PM
  • MrSeim

    That's wonderful news, Joey. I know of one happily married couple who did the same. That's two out of 2 million. :)

    1/9/2012 11:22:21 PM
  • MrSeim

    Good hearing from you, Juliette. How are the Highlanders?

    1/9/2012 11:22:47 PM
  • MrSeim

    My question about whether we do dumb things was referring to Joey's comments before me. There's no problem with relationships if they are not self-serving. I can't think of one relationship, pre high school, and very few in high school that are not self-serving.

    1/9/2012 11:25:05 PM
  • Mr.Isaacsons son

    To Omega 2010-11 Remember,on the first day of school, the first thing my dad said was "Hi everyone im MR I. This is my son Daniel. He will be in your class this year." I was so embarrassed. From that day people have not learned my name but, just called me MR. ISAACSONS SON. If you are one of the people please call me Daniel. Thank you.

    1/10/2012 5:31:28 PM
  • MrSeim

    You got it, Daniel I.

    1/10/2012 6:13:08 PM
  • Serena Ly

    Well, I guess this is somewhat turning into a debate? That's very nice that your aunt and uncle are living a wonderful life together. I wish most relationships were like that, however, like Mr. Seim was implying, relationships that come at a young age are usually not successful. In fact, I would say only about one percent of couples who have a relationship at twenty years old or younger will truly have the coveted love story. Again, I'm glad your aunt and uncle are living happily, but most teen relationships are just not legitimate. Oh, and Joey, I FULLY support the California Dream Act and our wonderful governor, Jerry Brown. Please don't attack me- actually, please feel free to instigate an intense debate. I'd love to engage in one. Maybe this blog is becoming a bit too political. Ha ha.

    1/11/2012 12:06:34 AM
  • MrSeim

    Keep standing up for what you believe in y'all. That's what makes America great!

    1/11/2012 8:46:44 AM
  • Daniel

    Thanks MR.S

    1/11/2012 8:06:27 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Serena, on the dating thing, what if teens did not take the opportunity to date someone they were attracted to and they turned out to be the love of their life? What if they missed the chance and lived the rest of their life alone? Hmmmm? For the Dream Act, I am not even going to argue because it is SO RIDICULOUS.

    1/16/2012 4:14:55 PM
  • Serena Ly

    Attraction for teens is based on physical looks. Do you want to be with somebody gorgeous who turns out to be wild and could care less about anybody else but herself? It is ludicrous that just because you don't date somebody as a teen you will be alone all your life. Finding somebody more mature and goal orientated later on in life ensures a stronger relationship. The Dream Act? Ridiculous? Of course not. What you are saying is that poor immigrants who come here only to have better lives shouldn't be given opportunities and be able to chase their dreams. That is completely destroying the American Dream! Just because you are so fortunate enough to have the life you have doesn't mean others can't. Don't be selfish. Hand the ladder to someone else.

    1/22/2012 11:45:57 AM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Dating: The physical look thing is just a stereotype. Just because certain people (I will not name names here) seem to only care about the looks and how they themselves feel, does not mean that everybody is the same way. You are also twisting my words on the alone argument. I said that there is a chance that you might end up alone. The Dream Act: The main problem I have with the Dream Act is that our families (the LEGAL citizens) have to pay extra taxes to support the act. These (ILLEGAL) people are basically getting handed a financial support if they do their work. Their families do NOT even have to pay the taxes to support this aid, and the extra money we are spending is hard considering we are losing our jobs to those immigrants. And you call me selfish?

    1/23/2012 8:48:51 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    To add some more argument in the dating debate, I have another reason. Dating someone does not mean you want to marry them right away. It is to find out if you would like to spend the rest of your life together. If you only date one person, how are you going to know if they are the perfect partner for you? There needs to be more experience to compare the feelings you have for different people. I will wait for your counterargument now, and attempt to shoot that down, as well.

    1/23/2012 8:53:08 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks for the post, Joey. I don't think your peers are against dating, but rather the motive behind it. Dating to find a mate is a necessary means to marriage. Of course on has to date to see if he or she meets the right one. To me, any other kind of dating, or dating for any other motive is just using the other person for one's own gratification. But, as always, your thoughts are appreciated.

    1/23/2012 9:33:13 PM
  • MrSeim

    Are the benefactors of the Dream Act immigrants or illegal immigrants?

    1/23/2012 9:34:30 PM
  • Jesus Diego

    The Dream Act only provides finacial support to the BRIGHTEST immigrants in the state. Not every illegal immigrant gets the opportunity to recieve the benefits of the Dream Act. Joey I also have faimly members who are illegal and guess what?!? They do pay taxes! I have primary sources! Now you say you lose jobs. What are you trying to say? I hope I am wrong but if you say illegal immigrants take jobs. Walk in the shoes of one of them and you would quit your job in ten minutes. You would not stand cleaning feces for 8 dollars and hour and pay bills that exceed your payout.

    1/24/2012 9:17:15 PM
  • Joey Sclemmer

    The Dream Act is made for illegal immigrants, which is why I have such a problem with it. I see your point on dating for motives, but that too could be stereotypical. Not every young couple has those selfish motives. And isn't (sorry for the contraction it was the only way to word it) it the same as getting married? You marry someone to spend the rest of your life with them because they make YOU happy. It is the same as dating. You make each other happy. What other motive is there?

    1/26/2012 7:25:01 PM
  • MrSeim

    Is anyone going to counter Jesus' arguments?

    1/26/2012 11:00:13 PM
  • MrSeim

    Joey, it is wrong to date OR marry with that motive. No one should have as a motive that a woman is going to make him happy. She'll probably turn out to be the one that makes him miserable. The only thing that really makes one happy is to give, give, give. That's why people should marry- to give of themselves- to commit themselves to promote their partner's well-being. This takes a commitment. In the girlfriend, boyfriend thing, there is no commitment. It's just I want YOU to make ME happy. How selfish can one be!

    1/26/2012 11:36:12 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    I understand the giving part. But, if you are both giving then the other one is happy, increasing the commitment, because of the fact that you are both happy with each other. That makes sense, right? I'm not sure how to word it. And Jesus, no need to pull the race card on me. I was just saying the the Dream Act also allows illegal immigrants to become citizens if they spend two years in college or in the military. Now, this is going to contribute to overpopulation in America and under-population in Mexico. The economy and small businesses will plummet terribly low, and create even more unemployed workers. HARD workers, who are going to end up on the streets, losing their house, that could POSSIBLY be bought by an immigrant who has received their citizenship, who probably even contributed to them losing their home in the first place. We would not have this problem if people just came LEGALLY.

    1/27/2012 10:28:03 AM
  • Serena Ly

    Wow. I completely agree with Jesus and Mr. Seim. Joey, EVERYONE has to pay taxes, and guess what? The top one percent in our country- the ones who should be giving to other people- are taxed less. The more money they get, the more money they put in their pockets. I am going to say the same thing Jesus said. Illegal immigrants are taking the jobs NOBODY wants. Would you like to labor in the fields all day? Would you like to risk your life cleaning high windows everyday for eight bucks an hour? Well, do you? Because these people work their butts off to provide for their family. They receive little compensation even though they work so hard. Many don't have health insurance, so when their children are deathly ill, they can't afford to take them to hospitals (I also support ObamaCare). So what we pay more taxes? What, a percent or two of your income is going to leave you on the streets? I would rather pay for these people and give them the opportunities they deserve and need than keep all my money and watch them continue to struggle. You would never understand. They go through a heck of a lot already. Your arguments are ignorant and closed minded. My family migrated here from Cambodia and suffered through years of being under communism. My family starved, and many of my relatives died from being so emaciated and having nothing to eat but cow manure. So you don't want to give these people opportunities? You don't want to reach out to them and spread the wealth? Then guess what. You are simply selfish and ignorant. Open your eyes. See every corner of our country. You will be surprised at what you see.

    1/27/2012 10:58:04 AM
  • Serena Ly

    Oh, and Joey, do you happen to know the story of the man who saved a girl after seeing her being abducted? Well, the man was an illegal immigrant. He did an amazing thing, something that very few would do. Illegal immigrants are doing great things. Giving them opportunities they need will only let them grow even more. Let's allow them to improve our country and become the best individuals they can be. Why deprive them of the dream?

    By the way, with the dating topic, of course you're not going to marry the first person you date. It's not anything like that. Dating, like we can all agree on, is for getting to know someone. Experience? Ha. You don't need experience to find your true love, but you need to set boundaries on dating. When you date, though, you shouldn't just be dating for pleasure. The ultimate goal in dating is to find your soul mate, the one person you can love and trust, and like Mr. Seim said, give to. Teenagers haven't developed this mentality yet. They don't know who to look for. Most of them like the hunks of the class. Not until later on in your life, when you understand many more things, will you be able to find your soul mate and achieve the most profound, passionate love. Most teenagers don't realize this. Someday Joey, I hope you do because right now, you clearly don't.

    1/27/2012 11:18:30 AM
  • MrSeim

    As far as the Dream Act goes, I need to say the following: The United States offers immigration programs to allow citizens of other countries to come over here and take the jobs that Americans don't want, (if that is actually the case). If a citizen, from Mexico, for example, has no income and desires to come over here and make a living cleaning toilets for $6 an hour, he or she can apply LEGALLY and do so. We have to draw the line by the law, or we don't have a line period. That's when a government gets into trouble (like spending money we don't have). For what it's worth, that's my two cents. You can get my $20 bill version in person.

    1/27/2012 1:03:43 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Serena, you are twisting my words again. But I am getting tired of checking this blog over and over again, and hurting my fingers typing, so I will continue this debate in person. In the meantime, I withdraw (for now anyway) and hope you guys enjoy your weekend.

    1/27/2012 1:47:39 PM
  • Andie!!! =D

    Hey Mr.Seim. Have you shown your students the video on the plagues? The one that is called Google Exodus. I love that video.

    1/28/2012 4:07:49 PM
  • Graced

    Ugh, this blog is not fun to read anymore. It is just debates about dating and the Dream Act. post something more interesting!

    1/29/2012 1:41:58 PM
  • MrSeim

    Andi, I totally forgot about that. Thanks for reminding me. it's a perfect time to play since we just ended the Ten Commandments.

    1/29/2012 4:01:35 PM
  • MrSeim

    What are you doing on this blog site, Grace?

    1/29/2012 4:02:01 PM
  • Graced

    Reading it!

    1/29/2012 9:55:29 PM
  • Serena Ly

    I am not twisting your words. I am simply restating your arguments and countering them in the best way I can. I am also kicking butt at this debate, and you know it. Of course you have to withdraw. You realize you're losing. Ha ha. Anyways, the debate was interesting while it lasted. I concur. It's best we end it before it becomes an "ethical vs. nonethical" thing. Then it will be a bit dangerous. Ha ha. Oh, and Grace, whom I do not know, it is a very interesting debate. You are failing to appreciate the freedom to speak your mind. It is pretty darn interesting if you would open your mind and join in. I don't think spending hours on a phone or playing video games all day can rise up to this. Good luck future politicians! Ha ha, and Joey, enjoy the Superbowl later on. Go Giants!

    1/30/2012 10:42:56 PM
  • Katy Oh

    Hi Mr. Seim! How are you? I just wanted to know why there isn't the class of 2008-2009 on the wall of fame or River Queen and River King. Anyway, I hope your sixth graders are treating you well!

    2/1/2012 12:06:15 AM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Katy. I wasn't at CT those years. Most of the Sixth graders are treating me well. I'm having a blast as usual. How are you doing?

    2/1/2012 12:16:17 AM
  • Katy Oh

    I am doing fine, thank you. I always knew you were gone at some point, but I never knew what year. Thank you!
    P.S. I am glad your students are treating you well. Have a great day!

    2/2/2012 12:11:36 AM
  • Joshua Park

    ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
    My, I think you have to make a debate blog on different topics. I wasn't on the blog for a while and I didn't know that it changed sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much. I don't know about the dream act but on dating, I guess both of you have good points but we marry people that we truly LOVE. People misconceive what love actually means. It means to sacrifice or give. I don't want to make this topic very religious so I'll stop there. So hows everything going on. I hope that the sixth graders are doing well. And speaking about sixth graders, NO SIXTH GRADERS ALLOWED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(I can go on for pages) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just received a free lunch from Bramwell!Smile

    2/2/2012 10:24:27 PM
  • Hugo Nunez

    Hey Mr. Seim! I haven't talked to you in a long time. How's it been?

    2/4/2012 5:49:14 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey, Huuuug. good to hear from you

    Welcome back, Joshua. We appreciate your comments.

    2/4/2012 6:18:07 PM
  • Kanika Gulia

    Hi Mr. Seim,
    How are you? I haven't talked to many
    people from Ct in a long time, well,
    except for some of my friends. Anyway, I
    just blogged to see how everything is at CT.

    2/4/2012 7:08:05 PM
  • Serena Ly

    Ha ha. Josh, just wait for Ms. Hastings. You will have a BLAST! (And develop crucial debate skills and a VOICE) It's an amazing class.

    2/5/2012 12:27:31 AM
  • MrSeim

    Awesome post, Serena!

    2/7/2012 1:01:02 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Kanika! Great to hear from you. You have a lot friends waitng for you to e-mail them.

    2/7/2012 1:01:45 PM
  • Graced

    Who says I spend hours on the phone or playing video games, Serena?

    2/8/2012 5:38:54 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Mr. Seim, I though about what you said about the dating and giving... And I now understand what you meant. It just never occurred to me as a different motive because I have always felt that was the same thing. But I guess there are selfish people out there.

    2/8/2012 5:40:15 PM
  • MrSeim

    Enjoyed that comment, Joey. Just don't be one of them.

    2/8/2012 5:43:23 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Grace. It looks like you got hit over the head with the club of generalization or on the back with the whip of misunderstanding. Ouch! Shrug it off, it'll get worse someday.

    2/8/2012 5:45:11 PM
  • Harrison Kollias

    Mr. Seim,
    Remember when we had lunch together at 5th Grade Science Camp? I thought it was really funny when I walked into your class on the first day of school and already knew who you were. It was even better watching you read my name on the roll sheet and making the connections of where you knew me from.

    2/10/2012 4:55:26 PM
  • MrSeim

    I totally remember that, Harrison. And you've been a pleasure ever since. Thanks for sharing the memory.

    2/10/2012 11:04:11 PM
  • Serena Ly

    Ha ha. Thanks for I guess supporting my post. My posts are a little too gutsy. Ha ha. Hey, has anybody heard of Jeremy Lin and his recent success on the Knicks? It is truly awesome seeing a Crimson alumni succeed in more than academics. Lin- sanity! Mr. Seim, I have a craving for enlightenment, a lesson in knowledge and philosophy. Any thoughts on satisfying the craving? Any riveting lessons on life?

    2/10/2012 11:56:06 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Serena,
    I've been a Jeremy Lin fan for a few years now. I hope he does great.

    And boy did you open a can of worms. Craving for enlightenment, huh. Here's a question for you. What is the most valuable possession one can have?

    2/11/2012 12:49:55 PM
  • Kylee Watnick

    On the dating argument, I do not understand why everyone has made a fuss of it. I have plenty of family members (most on my dad's side) that have been together since middle/high school that are married happily with children. I know that it is not likely that the first person you date will be the one you marry (unless you are Mr. Seim), but there is potential. If the correct reason to be in a relationship is to give to make your partner happy, then will you not be happy as well? In order for a successful relationship at any age, both people should be happy. I believe that, yes, in a relationship, your goal should be to be happy.

    2/11/2012 2:36:44 PM
  • Kylee Watnick

    For the most valuable possession question, is the most valuable possession one can have knowledge? Please correct me if there is another, grander, possession.

    2/11/2012 2:38:15 PM
  • Harrison

    Could you tell that to Mrs. Hastings for me?

    2/11/2012 10:17:37 PM
  • MrSeim

    She's making you take the high road, huh, Harrison?

    2/11/2012 11:02:17 PM
  • Mr. Seim

    Hey Kylee, If both give, then both would be happy.

    And knowledge is just a means to the end. Keep thinking. What is everybody really after?

    2/11/2012 11:17:12 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Did I not say that earlier?

    2/12/2012 10:59:20 AM
  • Serena Ly

    I believe everybody is really after happiness. Perhaps for people, the goal is to be rich, or for some it is to be wise and knowledgeable. The point is, people want money, or knowledge, to be happy. Of course, it is the wrong motive. Being greedy to achieve happiness is unethical. The roots of happiness are spread everywhere to where people believe they can find it. Money, treasures, or intangible values like love. Also, after coming home from listening to a great sermon at church, I have developed a new perspective on relationships. I understand how I was wrong (I still hold on to my stance on dating with resoluteness, though) in some ways and reasonable in others.

    2/13/2012 3:29:45 PM
  • MrSeim


    You gave many examples of what constitutes true happiness. What is one one that everyone is really after? The ones you mentioned are just means to the end.

    Also, I'm glad you're adjusting your thinking (we all need to do that when we receive further light), but I would like to know exactly where you thought you were wrong in regard to relationships.

    2/13/2012 4:27:57 PM
  • Serena Ly

    Well, different people have different goals. However, I think the dream for riches and money is most prevalent these days. I guess I was wrong in having so conservative a view. I guess I was brainwashed to believe that little love is involved and marriage is the beginning to a family, when in fact marriage is the beginning to an everlasting relationship where you give all that you can to your partner. Of course marriage begins a family, but love binds all relationships. There's much more to add, but the rest is a pesonal revelation.

    2/14/2012 4:21:46 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks for sharing, Serena.

    2/14/2012 8:13:21 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    I have recently established my life goal as gathering as much wisdom as I possibly can. I can not think of anything more beneficial and useful than it.

    2/15/2012 7:51:52 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Joey, Good goal. Now let me ask, "Wisdom about what?"

    2/16/2012 8:16:44 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Wisdom in general. Understanding how life works and how to live a successful one.

    2/16/2012 8:44:05 PM
  • Fiona DeMoss

    Hi Mr. Seim and all the rest of you alumni!! I'm so happy I'm an alumnus for your core, Mr. Seim. You're an amazing teacher; I think i learned the most in 6th grade than I have any other school year.

    I was scrolling through the old posts and had to reply to this:
    Thomas Gim:Did anyone notice that ?????????'s blogpost is in greek?
    8/25/2011 2:19:07 PM

    Actually, Thomas, it's in Russian. A Greek translation of that phrase, however, would be :
    Ομολογίες κοριτσιών στη Μόσχα και άλλες πόλεις της Ρωσίας και Ουκρανίας μόνο εδώ.
    Greek is a fun language to write in!!

    In English, it translates to: Test girls in Moscow and other cities of Russia and Ukraine only here.
    Whyever someone posted that, I have absolutely no clue, but, alas, we can't know everything

    2/23/2012 10:09:25 PM
  • MrSeim

    Why, thank you, Ms. De Moss. Your intellect is alwyas welcome on this blog.

    2/29/2012 7:38:13 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    Dang, I'm don't blog for two weeks thinking that there would only be a few more comments but.....Wow. That's a lot of comments.

    3/2/2012 1:20:47 AM
  • MrSeim

    Yeah, you've missed out on some good dialogue.

    3/4/2012 12:19:01 AM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    "I'm don't blog for two weeks..."
    Is it me, or did Thomas make a grammatical error?
    And two contractions.

    3/4/2012 1:31:58 PM
  • MrSeim

    Can you believe it?

    3/4/2012 3:18:46 PM
  • Kylee Marie W :)

    Mr. Seim, that is exactly what I was trying to get across. (On the dating thing)

    Joey, I think Thomas is going to blame his grammatical error on tapping on a tablet. (or whatever device he uses)

    Fiona, did you use Google translate? I know you don't have Greek letters on your keyboard!

    מר Seim, אהבתי את המעמד שלך. זה היה בכיתה רק אני אף פעם לא החמיצו כל שיעורי הבית פנימה

    The above language is spoken by half of my family.

    The below language is spoken by a quarter of my family.

    Au uku moni pupule.

    Can you translate?

    3/4/2012 11:22:17 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    I meant "...I don't blog...". I I was wondering whether to put "I'm gone" or "I don't blog." Sheesh.

    3/6/2012 11:13:41 PM
  • TAG

    www.youtube.com/watch True inspiration.

    3/6/2012 11:32:22 PM
  • Mrs. C

    Hi, Mr. Seim! Almost feel like I am a graduate of your class as I have learned so much from you, as well as your students. Just reading the blog now and finding it so funny that people thought Tori and Kylee would have been the suspect. First, neither one would have even though to bring ethnicity into their identity. Second, Tori would have spelling errors. And lastly, their was none of Kylee's old soul that makes her so endearing to me. Truly wonder why people would have thought WikiToria would have with held her name - lol.

    3/7/2012 3:49:42 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thank you, Mrs. C. Thanks for writing. That "Can you guess the mystery person" went on awhile, and got many of us stumped. My sixth-graders want me to do one for them.

    3/7/2012 6:11:19 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks, TAG. That one's a keeper!

    3/7/2012 6:13:34 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    My my.... Mr. Seim, you got my blurb posted pretty quickly! What an improvement. Who is Mrs. C? Mrs. Calvert, perhaps?

    3/7/2012 11:58:47 PM
  • Reem Yacoub

    Wow I have'nt posted anything on this blog for a while, even though I have been reading it. I hope everyone has heard about Joseph Kony and I hope you will all support the cause Kony 2012. If you have not seen the video yet, WATCH IT!!! It will change your life.

    3/8/2012 7:11:38 PM
  • Naomi Milan

    Hey, Mr. Seim, how are you? I was just wondering if you have any good books I could read. Here are some topics I like:

    -Greek Mythology
    -Roman Mythology
    -Egyptian Mythology

    Please suggest any book of any topic. Those topics are what I mainly read. Thank you! COTTONCOTTONCANDY!:)

    3/8/2012 7:24:22 PM
  • MrSeim

    I suggest you read non-fiction. Sorry, you know me.

    3/8/2012 8:38:57 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks, Rem. We'll watch it!

    3/8/2012 8:39:14 PM
  • Reem Yacoub

    Your welcome Mr. Sem

    3/9/2012 4:19:49 PM
  • Alex Vejar

    Hello Mr. Seim its been a while.

    3/13/2012 4:10:09 PM
  • Alex Vejar


    3/13/2012 4:32:39 PM
  • MrSeim

    Nice to hear from you Alex,

    3/13/2012 4:38:08 PM
  • Katy Oh

    Hi Mr. Seim! I hope you have a great time at Raintree Ranch! Tell your students that the camp was one of the best experiences I have ever had.
    SO long...

    3/13/2012 8:39:34 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thank you, Katy. I will pass it along. I still remember your snow beanie you wore every day. Very stylish!

    3/13/2012 10:39:22 PM
  • Alex Vejar

    Hey Mr. Seim, I just blogged to say hello, that's all. Bye.

    3/16/2012 4:57:55 PM
  • MrSeim

    Let's hear something good, Alex.

    3/17/2012 1:43:12 PM
  • Katy Oh

    Hi Mr. Seim! I am writing very late, anticipating the last day before the Pentathlon competition. I hope you did/are having fun at camp. You board is so empty, so blank; it's not like you, Mr. Seim. Anyway, see you tomorrow or today depending on when you read this! :)

    3/23/2012 1:55:36 AM
  • MrSeim

    I can't wait to hear how you all did. I wish I could be there, especially to see how you and TAG do at Super Quiz.

    3/24/2012 10:01:31 AM
  • Ellie

    Why can't sixth-graders simply read the blog Joshua? For the bofriend/girlfriend topic, I think dating in middle school is pretty dumb. It's a one-in-a million chance of actually marrying them someday. Plus, as Mr.Seim said in class, when they dump you the person that you ACTUALLY marry will have to carry his baggage. Finally, I side with no one on the Dream Act topic for both sides are kind of right.
    "This bill would provide conditional permanent residency to certain illegal aliens of good moral character who graduate from U.S. high schools, arrived in the United States as minors, and lived in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment. If they were to complete two years in the military or two years at a four-year institution of higher learning, they would obtain temporary residency for a six-year period. Within the six-year period, they may qualify for permanent residency if they have "acquired a degree from an institution of higher education in the United States or has completed at least 2 years, in good standing, in a program for a bachelor's degree or higher degree in the United States" or have "served in the armed services for at least 2 years and, if discharged, has received an honorable discharge."

    3/26/2012 8:30:18 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    We did OK in Super Quiz. Katy, Andrew, and I missed one so easy Mr. Bramwell almost had a coronary attack.

    3/27/2012 7:17:04 PM
  • Joshua P.

    Our team beat the other by one point. We got 29 and they got 28. We're probably going to be first and second for super quiz. I can't believe that Thomas AND Katy missed a question together. It's pretty sad but William, Yash, and I held it together. I hope that you had a nice time at camp. Now back to studying for the CST's.

    3/29/2012 10:12:46 PM
  • MrSeim

    I can't wait to hear about how well you all did.

    4/1/2012 1:18:36 AM
  • Serena Ly

    Hey y'all! I believe there is nothing to be ashamed about in regard to this year's pentathlon competition. Nobody should be having qualms! We all did fantastic, and we must appreciate the hard work we put in, the fantastic coaching, and the opportunity to participate in such a prestigious competition. Ellie(whom I do not know of), remember to never completely trust Wikipedia. There is never enough emphasis on that. Everyone have an incredible spring break, and may the odds be ever in your favor (in reference to the Hunger Games mania that has enticed and captured me as well). Pentathlon for me? Ughh.. Not so great, but I must act by my newly proclaimed tenet.

    4/2/2012 10:07:49 PM
  • Ellie

    Well, I don't know who you are either. But does it matter?(6th grade Omegite for the record.)I just thought I would make things interesting by pulling facts from an actual website. Not using prior knowledge on the subject.

    4/7/2012 1:01:44 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    In the common teenager slang, I would've said,"Eeeee..Joshua got owned by a sixth grader!" But instead, I'll say: nice job sticking up for what you think is right (blogging, dating, dream act).

    4/12/2012 11:50:08 PM
  • Smiley

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    Smile everyday! :)

    4/15/2012 2:18:32 PM
  • Juliette knight

    Mr. Seim
    Do I have a lot to tell you!! Hi I miss you do so much. And today I was writing an essay and I have realized how much I have improved at writing and I still remember your tricks and everything that you tought us last year. I have been doing really well in school and am in theater arts. I do miss ct a lot. I gt really sad when I think about itFrownI think I miss te teachers (my core teach is awesome this year) and all my friends especially katy. I miss her do much would you possibly do me a favor and tell her I miss her? Thank you bye!!

    4/20/2012 12:33:08 AM
  • Michaela, Meghna, Maria, Matherine

    Well, let's talk about one direction.

    4/23/2012 4:35:10 PM
  • Meghna & Maria (M&M)

    Hi... how is everybody doing??? Let's change the subject to One Direction or as Thomas calls it... One Way. Or we could talk about "Two Directions." ;D

    4/30/2012 4:01:11 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt Lindmeier(6th grade Omega ))

    Hey, nobody really posts here often so i'm going to mix it up.

    4/30/2012 10:26:42 PM
  • MrSeim

    Greta to hear from you, Juliette. Can you believe the school year is almost over. Remember career day last year with Gil Garcetti. What a highlight!

    5/2/2012 9:04:28 PM
  • Catherine Phan

    Hey everyone!It's has been awhile since I posted on this blog, so I decided to pop in! Anyway, Juliette, I miss you so much, we need to keep in touch, other than Facebook. Mr. Seim, I really miss your class, Mr. Bramwell's is so hard, but surprisingly I have the same grades as I had last year in your class.
    P.S. ONE DIRECTION is awesome!!!!!

    5/2/2012 11:33:55 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese(Matt)

    ughuuughgh Please don't talk about One Direction.

    5/3/2012 10:18:14 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks for the post, Catherine. Come back soon.

    5/3/2012 11:05:37 PM
  • Smiley

    I didn't think you would post that comment.

    5/6/2012 9:01:00 PM
  • MrSeim

    What comment? It's a blog site.

    5/6/2012 11:04:23 PM
  • Leah Messinger

    Mr Seim! We al miss you! I wish you were my teacher every year! You gave us a different (and better) type of education. You showed us that learning was fun. And you taught us so many life lessons! You are my favorite teacher and i'm so glad i was able to come to CT and have you be my teacher! Stay Classy Mr Seim. (hahaha) :)

    5/7/2012 4:23:21 PM
  • Sierra Tanji

    I miss being in your class so much. My life without Mr. Seim is like life without CHOCOLATE! Well, Mr. Seim you have changed me for the better. You-are-awesome! I will miss you in Cattalina, and for all you seventh grade bloggers, I will be making a video in Catalina asking each seventh grader how they like it, where we ae, what there doing, and so on. Just so you guys are aware! Thank You. Love you Mr. Seim!

    5/7/2012 4:24:35 PM
  • MrSeim

    You two are way too kind! I'll never forget all the good times. In fact, you keep them going every day. You are awesome!

    5/8/2012 5:30:19 PM
  • Ellie


    5/8/2012 6:22:25 PM
  • Sierra Tanji

    Oh, Mr. Seim you deserve the comments! Watch The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. The movie is not as good as the book, but i understand you are sooo busy!

    5/8/2012 6:27:05 PM
  • MrSeim

    We'll do, Sierra, Thanks!

    5/10/2012 10:24:23 PM
  • Kanika

    Hi Mr. Seim! Sorry, I haven't been online much... I've read some good books in my new school like The Scorpio Races, The False Prince and The Ranger's Apprentice. Any books you think I'd like?

    5/17/2012 10:43:57 PM
  • MrSeim

    Great to hear from you, Kanika. I'm sure you've read The Hunger Games.

    Hope you're doing great!

    5/18/2012 8:29:19 AM
  • MLA Format

    Mr. Seim what is your email I want to contact you during the summer if I have time ( just joking I have lots of time). I will miss you when you are in Arkansas!!! Hope you can come to my 8th grade promotion next year!!!

    6/15/2012 5:27:02 PM
  • Julianna

    I am allowed on all the blogs now! Oh yeah! Are you going to keep this website going? Are you going to keep doing the sock thing every Friday? If so... Can we still guess? PS- I forgot to take a tootsie roll on Friday! And I don't think you wore colored socks on Friday!


    6/17/2012 4:12:45 PM
  • Thomas Gim

    No Seim, no Magnet....Sigh....

    6/19/2012 1:47:32 PM
  • MrSeim

    I did wear colored socks on Friday. Can you guess which one(s)?

    Hope you're having a great time on your vacation. Where did you go?

    6/20/2012 10:09:16 AM
  • MrSeim

    TAG. YOU are MAGNET (and plenty of it!)

    6/20/2012 10:09:57 AM
  • Kanika

    Hi Mr. Seim. I'm spending most of my vacation in India. Anyways, how's magnet? What's new?

    6/20/2012 11:20:40 AM
  • Emily

    Oh yeah we are able to come on this blog now!

    6/20/2012 12:22:37 PM
  • Ellie

    You wore blue and yellow, maybe?

    6/21/2012 1:18:15 PM
  • MrSeim

    Yes, it was blue and yellow.

    6/22/2012 6:47:02 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Kanika. Have a great summer! I've always wanted to go to India.

    6/22/2012 6:47:29 PM
  • camille carter


    6/26/2012 3:31:43 AM
  • MrSeim

    Seems strange doesn't it? It's almost like I've become a stranger.

    6/27/2012 11:48:13 PM

    Argh... Isn't it a bad thing if you are allowed to post on this blog?! That means you aren't Mr. Seim's student anymore? wahhhhh!!!!!!

    7/2/2012 6:18:12 PM
  • MrSeim

    Wah!! is right. Think how I feel! I packed up my things and handed in my keys today. I was so sad.

    7/3/2012 1:17:10 AM
  • Julianna

    I went to Pennsylvania and Washington, DC. (And technically Maryland and Virginia too because we drove through them.) One day we drove to Ohio to see the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I can give you a full itinerary if you want.TongI only got back yesterday.

    It seems really sad that you handed in your keys. Just you saying it made it feel more real (and more gloomy too).


    7/3/2012 1:32:30 AM
  • Julianna

    I am admitting it. I know no one cares, but I was Smiley. If you look far up, you will see the comment.

    7/3/2012 1:34:01 AM
  • MrSeim

    Okay, so you were Smiley. Were you also the mystery person?

    7/3/2012 1:38:50 AM
  • Emily

    .....Mr Seim, When exactly are you leaving?

    7/3/2012 9:32:27 AM
  • Julianna

    No. I couldn't have been there are 8 letters in my name- the mystery person did not. I am in Omega- the mystery person is not. I think there was oher stuff too, but the point is I was ruled out early on.

    7/3/2012 12:08:11 PM
  • MrSeim

    I'm leaving Wednesday, July 24th. I leave for vacation on Thursday for two weeks.

    I miss all of you too, Emily.

    7/3/2012 2:25:27 PM
  • Larissa

    Where is the manhole link?.....................HI

    7/3/2012 2:28:31 PM
  • Kayla

    WHAT?!?! THAT SOON. WHYYY????????????

    7/3/2012 4:52:44 PM
  • Julianna

    Technically, I saw you outside of school yesterday, so you owe me a candy bar!

    7/4/2012 11:22:21 AM
  • Sona k

    I never come here. If I go here then I m Mr.seims former student!!!!!now I guess I have to face it. Im not in sixth grade magnet with Mr.seim!

    7/4/2012 10:25:11 PM
  • MrSeim

    It's a deal, Julianna. I also saw Preston at a Del Taco. You'll receive at a time you least expect it. What kind would you like?

    7/5/2012 9:06:26 AM
  • MrSeim

    Yes, Sona. You are now an alumnus. Just wait until you are an high school and college alumnus! I was just thinking about that. This year's class could be college grads in the year 2020. I'll be an old man by then.

    7/5/2012 9:08:27 AM
  • MrSeim

    I believe I sent the Manhole power point to Julianna. I tried, but I couldn't put it on here.

    7/5/2012 9:09:46 AM
  • Emily

    I will be away at a Christain summer camp you leave Mr Seim!! Why??!!

    7/5/2012 11:16:20 AM
  • Julianna

    I'll put the powerpoint on Google docs.

    What are my options, Mr. Seim? :D

    7/5/2012 12:25:07 PM
  • Ellie

    Mr.Seim, will you come back when we are in 8th grade to see our promotion?

    7/5/2012 1:52:42 PM
  • Kylee Marie Watnick

    Mr. Seim...I'm crying right now because I cannot bear the fact that my friends coming into sixth grade magnet will never get to be uplifted by your wondrous teachings and magnificent teaching technics. I cannot imagine not going to your class during break and stealing your glasses and refusing to sit in Daniel's seat. You will always be my favorite teacher and magnet just will not be the same without you.

    I actually had a rather peculiar question to ask you. I was not sure if you would answer but I figured I might as well give it a shot. Do teachers ever try and figure out which students have crushes on whom? Or which students are dating? I am no sure how I began wondering this. It just popped into my head I guess. So, I guess I shall resign from my typing for now. I shall go back to writing my stories at once! I hope to talk to you again.

    Love your greatest fanatic,

    Kylee Marie Watnick

    7/5/2012 6:24:34 PM
  • Sona K.

    Mr. Seim!! I don't want to think about when I'm 20!!!! I don't want to be old..
    Thanks Julianna for sending the powerpoint!!:)

    7/5/2012 7:26:29 PM
  • Sona K.

    Are we going to all have lunch toghether like you suggested, Mr. Seim?

    7/5/2012 7:28:55 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sorry everybody. Im a lttle slow since I am visiting my parents in South Dakota.

    7/6/2012 10:30:18 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hmm, Julianna. Chocolate might melt.

    7/6/2012 10:33:02 PM
  • MrSeim

    Ellie, I will do my best, but I can't make any promises. I really want to see you all dressed up. :)

    7/6/2012 10:33:56 PM
  • MrSeim

    Gee, Kylee. My new job won't be the same without you doing all the strange things you do to me at recess. I will write and let you know who the next "Kylee" is. Is there an equal somewhere in Arkansas?

    7/6/2012 10:35:37 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sona, let's all meet for lunch at Dairy Queen on Tustin between 17th and Santa Clara on Friday at 12:00, July 20th. If I owe anyone a Dilly Bar, I'll pay up then.

    Spread the word. Let me know who's going.

    How many prepositional phrases were there in that first sentence?

    7/6/2012 10:38:43 PM
  • Sona K

    Mr. Seim, there were six prepositional phrases.For a moment I had to think what preposional phrases are...that scared me. At least I remembered quickly.

    7/6/2012 10:47:01 PM
  • Emily

    5 prepositional phrases

    7/6/2012 10:49:28 PM
  • Sona K

    Mission accomplished!!! I posted the news on google docs....thing is only like 10 people visit it. I now need to txt txt txt!!!

    7/6/2012 11:04:03 PM
  • MrSeim

    Great Sona, but before more time goes by, let's make it for Saturday, the 21st. I just got an e-mail from Shahmir, and he can't make it on the 20th.

    So it's set for Saturday he 20th.

    7/7/2012 9:04:13 AM
  • MrSeim

    So is it f or 6?

    7/7/2012 9:05:03 AM
  • Emily

    Mr Seim, you are cutting it very very close for me... Im going to go to camp the next day... So the 21st?

    7/7/2012 10:20:10 AM
  • Sona K.

    There are six prepositional phrases!!!
    1. for lunch
    2. at Dairy Queen
    3. on Tustin
    4. between 17th and Santa Clara
    5. on Friday
    6. at 12:00
    IT IS SIX !!!!

    7/7/2012 12:07:07 PM
  • Sona K.

    Mr. Seim I don't know if I'll be able to come. There is still a chance.

    7/7/2012 12:07:37 PM
  • MrSeim

    Yes, there six, but let's make sure the one prepositional phrase has changed to "on Saturday"

    Sona, was Friday better for you than Saturday.

    7/7/2012 1:23:00 PM
  • Sona K.

    Saturday is much better
    I can come:)

    7/7/2012 2:03:31 PM
  • Sona K.

    If Kylee is there.......Arrena is going to 6th grade magnet next year.

    7/7/2012 2:08:14 PM
  • Sona K.

    Thank you Mr. Seim!! I can see you one LAST TIME!!!! I miss you....and all my clssmates. I keep talking about school to my mom.

    7/7/2012 2:10:51 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    I would love to come except I need permission from my mommazita :)

    7/7/2012 8:02:39 PM
  • Sona K

    I hope people come. It would be a lunch with just Shahmir, Emily, Mr. Seim and me.

    7/8/2012 4:37:52 PM
  • Ellie

    Unfortunately summer is a difficult time to make plans because some people have no choice if they can come or not.

    7/9/2012 7:37:30 PM
  • Emily

    I very strongly dislike this insufferable heat...

    7/9/2012 9:22:55 PM
  • Sona K.

    Mr. Seim, I don't think you will be able to find a duplication of Kylee. She does her own thing. You MIGHT find someone partly like her.

    7/11/2012 11:18:19 AM
  • Kayla

    No it wouldn't. I CAN COME :)

    7/12/2012 2:15:42 AM
  • MrSeim

    Cool, Kayla!

    7/13/2012 11:47:14 AM
  • MrSeim

    Kylee is certainly unique isn't she?

    7/13/2012 11:47:35 AM
  • MrSeim

    Lemonade, Emily. Lots of it!

    7/13/2012 11:47:58 AM
  • MrSeim

    We'll miss you, Ellie. Where are you going to be?

    7/13/2012 11:48:38 AM
  • Emily

    My friend says one one my favorites words is insufferable (It was because I was using it a lot when we were playing a game) I also really like the word antidisestablishmetarianism...Thanks for the advice Mr Seim.

    7/13/2012 12:22:29 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Mr. Seim! Is your son in OD's baseball camp?

    7/13/2012 3:13:38 PM
  • SoNa K.

    Ellie, I understand. I'm sort of busy on Saturdays but Mr. Seim coincedently chose a time when I can come.

    Yah!!!! Kayla is coming!!!!

    Emily, I hate this too. Expecially the night time. I have an air conditioner but it only cools the kitchen and living room.

    It has been a month since school ended!! The google docs and this blog helps us stay in touch. I am now thinking about the CST scores. They're coming next month.

    7/14/2012 10:58:22 AM
  • SoNa K.

    Mr. Seim! Do you know when school starts? Is it September 1st?

    7/14/2012 11:15:44 AM
  • Emily

    My camp that I am going to I think next weekend is going to have a little "talent show" so I need to think up something to do. I decided to bring along my natvie American flute that I play and do that. The song Im gping to do is Rue's Lullaby from the Hunger Games. I actually composed the music myself.SmileI really love the native American flute. The sheet music is simple and the sound from it is simply beautiful. Im really excited for camp!! (My summer camp that is) I'll be gone for a week!

    7/15/2012 3:04:27 PM
  • Julianna

    I can't go to the lunch thing. I would've if it was on Friday. I am doing a show and we we will be at rehearsal. Our lunch break is from 1 to 2. Will you still be eating lunch? You owe me a dilly bar! :)

    I haven't actually talked to Sydney, but I know that she is also called to rehearsal so she won't be able to go either.Frown :***(

    7/16/2012 1:09:50 AM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)


    7/16/2012 3:34:43 PM
  • Larissa

    I can come too! Hey, if something is able to be canned is it a canable?

    7/17/2012 1:59:09 PM
  • Sona K

    Mr. Seim!!!! I don't know if I can come Saturday!!!!

    7/17/2012 4:00:27 PM
  • Ellie

    Cousins wedding

    7/18/2012 11:39:40 PM
  • MrSeim


    My son played one week at O'D's baseball camp.

    7/18/2012 11:52:46 PM
  • MrSeim

    Finally back from vacation.

    7/18/2012 11:54:49 PM
  • Emily

    Yesterday I went to the Bower's Museum!!! It was fun. I really loved the chinese exhibit they had there but the Pacific and Mayan exhibits were not very interesting. And the Native American exhibit wasnt to die for either... AND the museum labels said Indians not Native American. There is a difference! I have a Indian friend (Sona) and she is not Native American!!! Okay getting off track...:) My mom and I also look at some world known treasures know as the Faberge collection. It was really cool. Everything was made of some kind of precious stone or is metal embeded with stones. My favorite thing at the Faberge was a agate parrot with ruby eyes hanging by his feet on a ivory ring supported by a silver stand. My favorite part of the chinese exhibit was this beautiful ivory carved lady with every detail noticed. And I mean every detail...
    I have no favorites of the Mayan/Native American exhibits, Sadly they were not very interesting. But I did like one thing in the Pacific exhibit, the longbow and and very long arrows!! I do archery sooo...:) I have a quick question Mr Seim! Who came first? Maya or Egypt??? Because it looks like Egypt because Maya copied there afterlife.

    7/19/2012 10:26:36 AM
  • Sona K

    Mr. Seim if it continues to 2 I can come. *sigh*

    7/19/2012 2:12:41 PM
  • MrSeim

    I'm not sure, Emily. Sounds like you'll need to make a trip to Wiki world.

    7/19/2012 11:31:15 PM
  • MrSeim

    Oh, Sona, I'll have to leave before then. I am so sorry I will miss you!

    7/19/2012 11:32:03 PM
  • Emily

    I had so much fun. Ooh right now Im nervous and excited because this weekend Im off to camp. Mr Seim, Im literally going to be sleeping in a cabin Sunday. Thats why on the Alumini blog I said you were cutting it really close. But I can still come to the Dairy Queen thing. Mr Seim, Are you going to go to the OC fair before you leave??

    7/20/2012 10:11:27 AM
  • MrSeim

    Hope you don'r get "cabin fever", Emily. :)

    No fair for me this year, Emily. How about you?

    7/20/2012 11:09:26 AM
  • Sona

    I will miss you too Mr. Seim!! Oh well.Mr. Seim!! YOU HAVE TO VISIT US SOMEDAY!!! OK!!!
    I'm starting to forget how people's voices sound like!! HElP!!
    Emily, you;re lucky to see all that cool stuff!!

    7/20/2012 11:10:53 AM
  • Emily

    I literally just got back!! It is sooo much fun!! Ooo I dont know of I can get a reception at camp, Im allowed to bring my iPod as long as I have earbuds!

    7/21/2012 12:09:38 AM
  • Graced

    Sorry I haven't written at all. I've been going nuts with dance AND rehearsals for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and lots of other stuff. I can barely make it. Because today is a show and not a rehearsal I can come. Any other week and I wouldnt't have been able to go. I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO coming. HAHAHA. Miss me?

    7/21/2012 11:38:15 AM
  • SoNa K.

    Emily you reminded me of the time when we were signing to each other in the dark:) I still MISS SIXTH GRADE!!!

    7/21/2012 9:56:18 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    Ya know what, I now think that surfing may be tied with baseball for my favorite sport.Smile:) :)

    7/22/2012 2:11:08 AM
  • MrSeim

    Surf's yup. Missed you on Saturday.

    7/23/2012 8:34:30 AM
  • Sona K.

    Matt, this is random, but how did you get the name "moldy cheese"? I have never had a nickname now that I think about it.

    7/23/2012 4:17:58 PM
  • Sona K.

    Yesterday, I started wondering if I were five years old once again and were to meet myself at my current age, what would my opinion be about myself? Would the five year old me admire the who I am now? Would I appretiate the five year old me? Sometimes I wish a younger or older me was there at all the accomplishments and downfalls I have had in my lifetime so far. For example, it would be absoulutly wonderful if I could see myself in my elementry presidential election. When I get bullied or a conflict occurs it would be extremlly enlighning to hug my older self and be comforted by her.

    7/24/2012 3:16:18 PM
  • Emily

    I got back from camp like 2 hours ago... THEY HAVE A GAGA PIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    7/27/2012 3:30:01 PM
  • Sona K.

    The summer is already half over. I feel like I recently had the party..

    7/27/2012 5:01:08 PM
  • Sona K

    Wah!! I just went to a memorial!! It's so sad.

    7/28/2012 8:55:44 PM
  • Sona K

    Mr. Seim, are you in Arkansas?? If you are, how is it their? Is there any differences between California and Arkansas?

    7/29/2012 6:31:48 PM
  • MrSeim

    We shoul plan another party, sometime, Sona. The last one you did was the coolest I ever went to.

    7/31/2012 2:50:11 PM
  • MrSeim

    I want to build a Gaga Pit, Emily! I hope you had a good time.

    7/31/2012 2:50:45 PM
  • MrSeim

    It's official. I am no longer a Californiana, and it feels funny. I have moved into my new home and school, Old High, in Bentonville, Arkanasas. Don't forget about me now.

    7/31/2012 2:51:43 PM
  • Emily

    :( I am going to moss you Mr Seim!! Yes I had a lot of fun..

    7/31/2012 4:19:09 PM
  • Ellie

    We'll miss you Mr. Seim ! You will end up having a fun time living there. I have a question, is anyone having problems getting into google docs?

    7/31/2012 9:56:26 PM
  • Sona

    Thanks for the compliment Mr. Seim! Even if I tried I can't forget you! How can I posibbly forget sixth grade? :D

    Emily, you are extremlly lucky! We HAVE to make a Gaga Pit day or at least try to. :)

    8/1/2012 1:56:56 PM
  • Emily

    Yes Sona, and no Ellie...

    8/2/2012 10:17:37 AM
  • Sona K.

    I have no troble getting into google doc, but Janeth did. For her it was going to a different website when she put Mytusd.org.

    8/2/2012 2:44:01 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    Orange Little League now represents So-Cal. WOO HOOOOOO.

    8/4/2012 5:52:25 PM
  • Kayla

    On google docs if you just login on the regular google with your account it will be fine but you have to add @mytusd.org

    8/6/2012 1:58:23 AM
  • Emily

    I. Hate. Sunburns. Right now I'm suffering from a particurlary mean one and it is like 90 stiking degrees!!! Hope you aren't sharing the same fate as me Mr. Seim, it being so hot in Arkansas... I'm a bit nervous for school!! Agh!

    8/7/2012 5:21:07 PM
  • Sona K

    Two earthquakes in 24 hours. I wonder if there will be a big earthquake soon.

    8/8/2012 11:59:04 AM
  • Sona K

    Mr. Seim, you missed two perfectly good earthquakes.

    8/8/2012 4:49:29 PM
  • Sona k

    What day is it Mr. Seim?

    8/10/2012 2:26:41 PM
  • MrSeim


    8/10/2012 5:06:18 PM
  • Emily

    Juan Digally!!

    8/11/2012 10:44:54 AM
  • Sona k

    Juan Digally! :D

    8/11/2012 1:50:08 PM
  • Daniela Lopez

    It's been a while since I haven't been on this. I can't believe you won't be at C.T. anymore. I, along with everyone will and already miss you. I know it's not Friday anymore but Juan Diggaly!

    8/13/2012 11:43:13 PM
  • MrSeim

    I can't believe it either, Daniela. A big part of me can't let go.

    8/14/2012 7:27:07 AM
  • Sona K.

    I wholeheartedly agree with Daniela.

    8/14/2012 2:15:35 PM
  • Emily

    Who's in Leadership? Next Monday, the 20th at 7:30 in Miss Minnie's room we must meet to help out with 6th grade oreintation!!

    8/14/2012 9:17:29 PM
  • Sona K.

    Why doesn't anyone come here anymore!!

    8/16/2012 4:44:14 PM
  • MrSeim

    hey Sona, it's kind of like "out with the old and in with the new."

    8/16/2012 6:19:27 PM
  • MrSeim

    Will someone look up the other blog and help out Leslie with a Google docs question?

    8/16/2012 6:20:02 PM
  • Emily

    Ahem!! Sona!! What am I? Chopped liver?!

    8/16/2012 11:06:51 PM
  • Julianna

    I still come here, sometimes.

    8/17/2012 10:28:19 PM
  • MrSeim

    Don't worry if the site begins to dwindle. I totally understand how things go.

    (It was nice to hear you, Julianna)

    8/17/2012 10:38:13 PM
  • Sona K

    Sorry Emily I didn't mean to offend you. I didn't mean that literaly.

    8/17/2012 10:40:34 PM
  • Emily


    8/18/2012 10:42:57 AM
  • Kayla

    I still come too. And is anybody having trouble logging into google docs?

    8/19/2012 2:07:10 PM
  • Sona

    I am. I think they changed the password and user name.

    8/19/2012 11:05:01 PM
  • Ellie

    Yah....it says my password is incorrect and that it was changed 4 days ago.

    8/21/2012 8:59:11 PM
  • Sona

    Oh no!! I haven't done 2 pages of math and now I can't access my account!!

    8/22/2012 10:16:02 AM
  • Sona

    Yay!! I found the pages I need to complete!! I am so relieved.

    8/22/2012 10:38:42 AM
  • Sona

    Never mind, still missing a page. *sigh*

    8/22/2012 10:48:59 AM
  • Emily

    Guys just ask someone who lives near you to see if they have the HW pages you need. Get them ( a copy) and if they are written on, white out the writing. Dont panic.

    8/22/2012 10:59:08 AM
  • Sona

    Make that two pages....
    I still need to do 1 page and a half.
    It is very confusing.

    8/22/2012 11:00:26 AM
  • Julianna

    Here is the info on user names and passwords. The district reset everyone's a few days ago. Mrs. A asked me to pass this along. I am just copying what she sed. Thanks.

    2_) The synchronization will also include student accounts. All student account passwords will be reset to tusd + their full permanent ID. The standard for student accounts is now:
    a. Username is the: FullFirstName + FirstLetterOfLastName + Last 4 digits of their permanent ID
    b. Initial Default Password is: tusd + their full permanent ID (Example: tusd987654321)

    8/23/2012 9:08:30 PM
  • Sona K.

    The user name is the same. The only difference is that in front of the original password you insert "tusd". Thank you Julianna!!

    8/23/2012 9:26:35 PM
  • Sona K.

    Mr. Seim, has school already started in Arkansas?

    8/25/2012 5:02:25 PM
  • Ellie

    Julianna, Mrs. P said that the high school kids possibly cheated on the cst. That's why we haven't gotten it yet(cst).

    8/25/2012 9:02:54 PM
  • Ellie

    Does anyone know if Spanish 1A is hard?

    8/25/2012 9:04:04 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sona, I just completed my first week of school. I have to do things completely different, but in time. I can tell that these kids have never seen quite the character I can be. Some of them can't get over the idea that a teacher can talk real loud and not be angry at the same time. I had a good week, but I really miss opening my school year like I did at CT. There will never be anything like sixth-grade Magnet at CT.

    8/25/2012 9:31:22 PM
  • Emily+Sona

    So touching Mr Seim!!!

    8/25/2012 11:21:23 PM
  • Sona K.

    Ellie, I've heard that Spanish 1A ia fun, I don't know if it's hard. Is it just me or a lot of people are going to Spanish?

    8/26/2012 2:12:17 PM
  • Sona K.

    Is it just my computer or Mytusd is not working AGAIN!!

    8/26/2012 3:48:19 PM
  • Sona K

    Nevermind, TUSD works, my computer was just not cooperating.

    8/26/2012 9:05:10 PM
  • Kanika

    Hey Mr.Seim,
    How's Arkansas? I'm starting school tomorrow...
    I hate that there's no magnet here, but I guess the honors classes are alright. You're not going to bring done this site are you?

    8/28/2012 1:50:38 PM
  • MrSeim

    I will give you guys some Arkansas updates. I teach for one-hour classes. Right now I ma teaching US and Arkansas geography. I have 28 students in each class. Two of them are for gifted learners. Some of them are like magnet students- wanting tolearn as much as they can.

    There are no bells in my school, so I have to watch the clock at all times to see when my classes end. I'm just starting my daily chants. I changed them up a bit. The kids are a bit dull to it right now, but then, well, so were all of you until you got the spark. :)

    8/29/2012 6:51:51 AM
  • Emily

    Well as long as you'rehaving fun Mr Seim! I am very happy right now!! My braces are off for a little while!! I am much happier!! Iwish you were still at CT Mr Seim!!

    8/29/2012 9:57:24 AM
  • Sona K.

    Well, Mr. Seim, you missed three wonderful earthquakes this summer! I hate earthquakes.

    Mr. Seim, do you feel a bit like a different person in Arkansas? It sounds like you are. Is California different from Arkansas??

    WE MISS YOU!!!!Smile

    8/29/2012 4:11:38 PM
  • Sona

    Oh, that's why I don't we don't have our CST scores yet. Thanks Ellie!

    8/29/2012 5:28:15 PM
  • Julianna

    Here is a list of typos in your previous post:
    1) On the first line for should four (I think that's what you mean)
    2) On the second line ma should be am
    3)On the last line of the first paragraph (the fourth line) to and learn are different words and should have a space in between them.

    I am gonna miss you Mr. Seim!

    8/30/2012 4:01:21 PM
  • MrSeim

    That's what happens when I proofread without my glasses. I'm glad you could still understand it.

    Thanks, Julianna!

    8/31/2012 6:28:47 AM
  • MrSeim

    And Sona, to answer your question. It appears that I am a lot different here. I don't have as much freedom to be myself, but the kids are starting to get warmed up.

    8/31/2012 6:30:56 AM
  • Emily

    I thought I'd be catching up on dleep this summer... Turns out I'm just as tired during the summer as I am furing school. *yawn*

    8/31/2012 3:55:13 PM
  • Sona K.

    For once I don't know what to write here.

    8/31/2012 5:14:53 PM
  • Leila Manneh

    Hi Mr. Seim! I wish you the all the best in Arkansas. Your new students are so lucky to have you.

    9/3/2012 2:45:50 AM
  • Sona K.

    I miss sixth grade. I miss you Mr. Seim. Walking by your classroom makes me so sad. I look at the board next to the door and long to see a quote their. The schedule drives me crazy, but overall the teachers are really nice and understanding. You know what is sad. Today (the second day of school) I got sick! Well not too sick but it still makes me uncomfortable. We miss you!!

    9/6/2012 9:15:38 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks for writing, Leila. I know you will have a great year. Hey! No siblings here this year!

    9/7/2012 8:31:35 AM
  • MrSeim

    I'm glad you had a great FDoS, Sona. I get sad thinking about my bulletin board too. I stopped my class here at 9:45 AM on Wednesday. It was 7:45 California time. I told them what I usually do on the FDoS in California. I told my class that I missed my former students and I had to pause in class to remember them. I also thought for a moment about whom my new students would be and what they would be like. They thought fixing sliced oranges was funny.
    Our personal sadnesses will soon slip away as we seize each new day and get on with the business at hand, but memories will never cease. Thanks for all of them. I remember them one by one, especially the daily quotes. :)

    9/7/2012 8:37:20 AM
  • Larissa

    Hi Mr.Seim! Do your kids have southern accents? I am just a little curious. also did you tell any stories about ME? (I'm just joking).

    9/7/2012 5:33:18 PM
  • Larissa

    Oh I forgot to ask do you have a website for them ,or is this it? Or is this just for us?

    9/7/2012 5:39:28 PM
  • Larissa

    Juan Digally!

    9/7/2012 5:40:31 PM
  • Emily

    Missing your class Mr Seim. Mr Bramwell is good teacher, but unlike any teacher you are stuck in a special place in my heart Mr Seim. :)

    9/8/2012 6:57:00 PM
  • Sona K.

    I will never forget the daily quotes!!Smile
    It's funny to think you're two hours ahead of us, and we are always going to be two hours behind you.
    I was recalling the mummified chicken the other day.
    According to the C.T. website you are still a sixth grade magnet teacher at C.T. Middle School. Hehe.

    9/9/2012 10:15:59 AM
  • MrSeim

    I have to build a district website for my new class. Funny though: some of my current students are logging on to this website and checking it out.

    9/10/2012 8:05:41 AM
  • MrSeim

    I do add things to this site from time to time: quotes, videos, but sorry, no more Smarties-of-the Week.

    9/10/2012 8:06:32 AM
  • Catherine Phan

    Hi. Mr.Seim!! Miss us already?

    9/10/2012 7:24:09 PM
  • Emily

    Seriously am I chopped liver?!

    9/10/2012 7:42:06 PM
  • Graced

    HI!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you miss me? I miss you and my perfect schedule. Mr. Bramwell says we can interrupt class at any time (including during a test) to recite poetrty, so Larissa said I should recite my famous poem. Should I? You should show one of your classes and explain to them that it is the best poem EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9/11/2012 6:10:51 PM
  • Julianna

    Can you tell us the address of you new website once you make it? That way we can check it out like your current students are doing to this site. I am curious.

    Oh, and are you going to have a blog on that website.

    Also, you owe be a candy bar... remember?Smile:)Smile:)Smile:)

    9/11/2012 8:34:41 PM
  • Misstery

    Are you still doing colored socks?

    9/11/2012 9:27:29 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Grace,

    Reciting your poem will keep you quiet all year.

    9/12/2012 2:30:20 PM
  • MrSeim

    To be honest, Juliana, I was going to suprise you and mail you a candy bar, but I got so busy I forgot. Thanks for the reminder. I'll suprise you someday.

    I'll let you know when the website is built, but I wouldn't expect too much from it.

    9/12/2012 2:32:13 PM
  • MrSeim

    I haven't done colored socks yet, but I have mentioned it. The kids were into it!

    9/12/2012 2:33:06 PM
  • MrSeim

    PS for Grace D. Of course I miss you.

    9/12/2012 2:33:34 PM
  • Emily

    !!!!!!!!! Am I invisible?!?!?! Mr Seim!! Am I invisible!!!??

    9/12/2012 5:32:40 PM
  • Misstery

    Do your kids like Arkansas, Mr. Seim?

    9/12/2012 5:54:48 PM
  • Misstery

    I posted something on the Poet's blog so update it Mr. Seim!

    9/12/2012 6:01:46 PM
  • Sona K.

    The new teacher in that took your place is extremlly neat! The walls are perfect and practically empty. The seats are in neat straight rows. Also, it's funny to see a 6th grader with their nose stuck to their tablets. They don't acknowledge their surroundings at all.
    Mr. Seim you have to do color socks one day and I miss your genies!!
    Emily, you are not chopped liver.

    9/12/2012 9:11:24 PM
  • MrSeim

    Of all people! You, Emily? Invisible. What makes you think that?

    9/13/2012 7:53:22 PM
  • MrSeim

    I don't have genies every day. I wish i could. I'd waste too much paper. This year I have Consciousness Checks. It's 25 questions every Monday from what we learned from the previous week. Most of the kids like doing it.

    9/13/2012 7:55:09 PM
  • MrSeim

    My kids love Arkansas. It's actually a cool place to live except that CT is not here.

    9/13/2012 7:55:59 PM
  • Emily

    Thank you Sona. Mr Seim (it might sound like Im jealous but Im not) it seems like you didnt want to talk to me or something because you werent responding to some of my posts!!

    9/13/2012 9:14:08 PM
  • Julianna

    Are your kids still homeschooled?

    9/13/2012 10:15:31 PM
  • Hugo Nunez

    Hey Mr. Seim! How have you been?

    9/14/2012 5:42:35 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)


    9/14/2012 5:57:24 PM
  • Sona K.

    It's good your kids like Arkansas.:) It'll be more difficult if your kids were uncomfortable with the differemces.
    In spanish class we had a festival in honor of Mexico's Independence Day. It was pretty fun.

    Victoria wants highlights!! I just can't imagine Victoria with highlights!! She has such beautiful hair just the way it is. We tried convincing her not to highlight her hair but it is HER choice and I guess I should respect that.

    Everyone still misses you!! The 8th graders do too!!

    Gung Ho!!!

    9/14/2012 8:37:31 PM
  • Sona K.

    Hey, Mr. Branwell has a blog too. Who is misstery person??!!

    9/14/2012 8:41:55 PM
  • Emily (Ragini)

    Its probaly goimg to be Monday when you post this sooo.. SEIZE THE DAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9/14/2012 10:44:19 PM
  • MrSeim

    I have a new one for Sunday.

    "Mr. Seim, what day is it?"

    It's Sunday!

    Class: REST THE MIND!!

    9/15/2012 7:45:26 AM
  • MrSeim

    The Misstery Person is on the Poetry Blog. My guess is that it is an eighth-grader.

    9/15/2012 7:46:20 AM
  • MrSeim

    Emily, you are anything but chopped liver. I so appreciate your posts. They keep me going on some days. I will do my best to answer all of them.

    9/15/2012 7:47:23 AM
  • MrSeim

    Hey, Victoria. Keep your hair the way your mom wants it. :)

    9/15/2012 7:48:25 AM
  • MrSeim

    Hey, Hugo. Man you're in high school now aren't you? How the heck is that going?

    9/15/2012 7:49:04 AM
  • MrSeim

    The Moldy cheese is back. I could smell it a mile away.

    Arkansas has been good to me, but CT Magnet can NEVER be replaced. I'm trying to do some of the things we used to do. I actually have a basketball, tech, and drama club. But lunch here is way different. Everything is indoors because of the weather. If I was back at CT with the new gym,I'd have a basketball club there too.

    9/15/2012 7:52:35 AM
  • MrSeim

    My goodness, Catherine, you made it to the eighth-grade. So, how is it?

    9/15/2012 7:57:02 AM
  • Emily (Ragini)

    Thank you Mr Seim... I know you are busy... I just like knowing that people are responding to me. It sounds selfish but I dont want to be left hanging, you know?

    9/15/2012 10:03:01 AM
  • Sona K.

    Haha, I like Sunday's chant!
    Oh, I wish you could have held a basketball club! I love basketball!!

    I hate it when people talk about the 6th graders like they're horrid people. They're sixth graders just like you once were.

    I have to admit though some of my sixth grade friends act a bit like they have already grown up. I personally think why whould anyone want to become older!! Be happy at what age you are now!!! You'll have much more responsiplities later!!! Be happy as a kid!! Childhood won't last!! SEIZE THE DAY!!

    Gamma and Omega RULE!!!
    Magnet Rules!!

    9/15/2012 4:19:22 PM

    HOLD ON! I ASKED MY MOM LIKE, 3 WEEKS AGO AND SHE SAID THAT I COD HAVE THEM! but she now sed shes only giving me like, one highlight. Poooooooo! No more skunk or awesome blue highlights!

    9/15/2012 6:22:10 PM
  • MrSeim

    Totally agree, Sona. Seizing the Day means that one is content at his or her current age and living each day to its fullest.

    9/16/2012 7:42:02 AM
  • MrSeim

    I won't leave you hanging, Emily.

    9/16/2012 7:42:42 AM
  • MrSeim

    Moms know best, Victoree. :)

    9/16/2012 7:44:32 AM
  • Emily (Ragini)


    9/16/2012 10:05:54 AM
  • The Moldy Cheese(Matt)

    Now that I think about it, The Moldy Cheese is kind of a weird name :)

    9/16/2012 2:09:17 PM
  • Sona K.

    Victoria, why do you want to look like a skunk??
    Why blue??

    In the last comment I made I meant to put responsiblities.

    I have the urge to ask Mr. Branwell what day is it, but that would disrupt the whole class.

    OH OH OH!!! WHAT DAY IS IT!!!!!

    9/16/2012 6:46:51 PM
  • MrSeim

    What's a good one for Saturday, Emily?

    9/16/2012 8:48:15 PM
  • MrSeim

    That would be funny, Sona. He'd be shocked! It would be disruptive, but just tell him you all wanted to do it just once for old time's sake.

    9/16/2012 8:49:43 PM
  • Emily

    Hmm... Play it! Achieve it! Win it! ? Go for the goal? Im thinking of sport-like things because a lot of people play on Saturday.

    9/16/2012 10:15:28 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese(Matt)


    9/17/2012 6:37:48 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese(Matt)

    I'm just kidding, but that would be really funny if in Beta,Gamma,and that one I can't remember all asked what day it is. BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA I CAN ALREADY SEE IT HAPPENING.

    9/17/2012 6:39:48 PM
  • MrSeim

    I like, "Win it!"

    9/18/2012 8:17:10 AM
  • MrSeim

    Okay, MC, don't get carried away with this thing.

    9/18/2012 8:17:33 AM
  • Julianna

    I got first chair cello, Mr. Seim!!! :)

    9/18/2012 5:48:55 PM
  • Ragini (Emily)


    9/18/2012 6:45:34 PM

    Wow, now that I looked at my last post, it seems to have a lot of capitalization and spelling errors! Oops!

    9/18/2012 7:40:36 PM
  • MrSeim

    That doesn't surprise me, Julianna. Did you beat out any Magnet student to get there?

    9/18/2012 8:14:33 PM
  • Julianna

    I beat Camille, a non magnet 8th grade boy, a non magnet 7th grade girl, and an 8th grade girl who I don't know the Magnet status of.

    9/18/2012 8:44:42 PM
  • Ellie

    I dare you to follow your dreams!

    9/18/2012 9:14:03 PM
  • Ragini (Excited!)

    Oooohhh!!! I foegot to teeeelllll you that ImeditorofthePACKlifesectionoftheYearbook!!!!LaughingIm in cgarge on 8-9 people!!

    9/18/2012 9:35:21 PM
  • Graced

    She beat Camille. I don't know if Julia is Magnet or not. P.S. Vicky, skunk hair would inspire lots of insults about you smelling bad or having bad breath. DONT'T DO IT!!!. P.P.S. Mr. Seim that was supposed to be all caps because it was supposed to look like I was yelling. OK?

    9/18/2012 10:15:29 PM
  • Graced

    MC, it's Delta.

    9/18/2012 10:15:53 PM
  • Sona K

    Julianna thou River Queen!

    Mr. Seim you still haven't answerewd my question, WHAT DAY IS IT??

    9/19/2012 5:11:01 PM
  • MrSeim


    9/19/2012 9:38:04 PM
  • MrSeim

    By the way, I have a new thing. Over the summer I bought 30 Hawaiian shirts. I already had ten. I wear one every Thursday, pick a student-of-thew-week, and take a picture with him or her in a different shirt each week. Kinda of fun. Sorry, I didn't get the idea until last June.

    9/19/2012 9:39:47 PM
  • Julianna

    It's wednesday here but:


    Oh, Mr Seim! I emailed you a really cool idea. Email me back please!!!Smile

    9/19/2012 10:19:20 PM
  • Ragini

    Watch me become what I can become!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9/19/2012 11:06:28 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    Carried away?! I AM NOT GETTING CARRIED AWAY!!!!!!!

    9/20/2012 5:13:58 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)


    9/20/2012 5:14:24 PM
  • Ellie

    Dear world,
    This is me. I have some advice/comments... Victoria, I would say go for the hair color, but get the washable ones. I got purple, removable hair dye and it comes out when you shower and is super inexpensive.
    Emily, get all the tasks done as editor, but don't be too strict or no one will have any fun. Ps. I'm in yearbook also.
    Lastly, when I said,"I dare you to follow your dreams," you were supposed to say,"challenge accepted."
    That's all. Well, bye.

    9/20/2012 6:43:49 PM
  • Sona K.

    Hawaiian shirt!

    9/20/2012 7:17:34 PM
  • Sona K.

    Gung Ho!!!!

    9/20/2012 7:18:38 PM
  • Morgan O.

    Hi Mr. Seim. I was just thinking about you when Sona said you still post on your website.

    9/20/2012 7:20:49 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    Do you still do Foundation Five? Just want to make sure that those new kids don't have TOO much fun.Smile:)Smile:)SmileI <3 :)'s

    9/20/2012 8:31:52 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sorry, TMC. Hey, I still do Foundational Five, but they are brand new words. I only do them for two of the four classes. On the days, i don't play, they bug me to play. Kids are kids!

    9/21/2012 5:21:01 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Morgan. I do post when I can. It's a blast! Welcome aboard.

    9/21/2012 5:21:53 PM
  • MrSeim

    Ellie, nice of you to break in. And with such force!

    9/21/2012 5:22:33 PM
  • Julianna

    Juan Digally!

    I know you're busy, Mr. Seim, but have you had any time to think about the idea?

    9/21/2012 5:53:31 PM
  • Ragini

    Thanks Ellie.

    9/21/2012 8:32:54 PM
  • Ellie

    Nice to be here:)

    9/22/2012 12:42:15 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA I LOVE THE WORDS "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED"!!!!! Mr.Bramwell's voice sound like a character from one of my favorite shows. That person (BARNEY STENSON WOO HOO) says "CHALLENGE ACCEPTED" all the time. That is why I say it occasionally. WOO HOO!!! (SCOTTY, BEAM US UP, NOW!!!) (Just for all those Trekies out there) WOO HOO GO STAR TREK!! OVER AND OUT

    9/22/2012 4:32:06 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese

    Ahhh yes kids will be kids. I remember when I was a wee little lad. hahaha (sigh)

    9/22/2012 4:33:41 PM
  • Sona

    UGH!!! I mean Watch me becaome what I can become!!
    Mr. Seim I'm already forgetting!!!!
    Monday= Seize the Day!
    Tuesday= Gung Ho!
    Wednesday= Knowledge get it or die!
    Thurday= Watch me become what I can become!
    Friday= Juan Digally!

    9/22/2012 6:21:02 PM
  • Sona

    Isn't it odd how mature people can sound on the internet. ( Just a random thought )

    9/22/2012 6:24:16 PM
  • MrSeim


    You got it right. but this year we say it differently. (And only my home room does it.)

    This year it's "Skills: Build Them or Die"and "Knowledge: Get it or Cry"

    On Friday, we say "Yahoo"

    Well, it's not like it used to be.

    9/23/2012 8:25:05 AM
  • Ragini

    Wahh??? I like the old chants....!!

    9/23/2012 10:20:00 AM
  • Ellie

    Hello, i'm back again. I have disturbing news...many fisherman around the world use live cats and dogs to catch sharks. They stick hooks through there bodies and and have them swim through the water until they are mutilated by large oceanic creatures. And they do it for fun. Whether they don't like cats or dogs or just like watching them suffer.

    9/23/2012 1:10:54 PM
  • Julianna

    I liked it better before.

    9/23/2012 3:35:26 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    "Yahoo" that's interesting. Why "Yahoo"? Is it because its Friday or something else?

    9/23/2012 10:20:47 PM
  • Riley Okumura

    Hi Mr. Seim!

    How have you been? How do you like your new students? Are they better than us? Anything special going on?

    Well anyways, HAVE A GOOD YEAR

    9/24/2012 7:02:16 PM
  • MrSeim

    I can't believe they do that, Ellie. Thanks for informing us.

    9/24/2012 9:05:32 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Riley,

    It's funny you ask.I do a lot of the same things, but many new things as well. I only teach four periods of US History.
    Read up, and you'll find some of my past posts that talk about what I've been doing.

    How are you doing?

    9/24/2012 9:07:15 PM
  • Ragini

    To Ellie: WHAT!!!!???!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9/24/2012 9:37:45 PM
  • Ellie

    I want your new students to post. If they are reading this right now- state your name, age, and occupation.

    9/25/2012 5:23:26 PM
  • Sona K

    They are different. I like the "Yahoo!" chant though. Weird fact: One of my first words was YAHOO!!

    That is sad!! Wear did you here that Ellie? Those cats and dogs haven't done anything to harm anyone. I can't imagine being hooked and used as bait!

    9/25/2012 7:16:52 PM
  • Sona K

    P.S I think I put the wrong "where".

    9/25/2012 7:17:37 PM

    It's so hard to catch up with this blog! Everyone keeps on posting like five million times every day! And I'm first chair clarinet and I beat Yash!Laughing:) And my mom will most likely not let me have skunk hair because she probably will think it's "exotic" so yahs. Then, instead of white, I'll just have a blue streak!Laughing:) I'll probably get the washables ones first, like Ellie said, and if I like the highlights, I'll just get them permanent.LaughingMr. Bramwell calls me Queenie or Miss Choi, and some of my friends call me "Tory" so I think that you (Mr. Seim) took my nickname with you to Arkansas! No one calls me VICTOREEEEEEEEE anymore! D: Mr. Bramwell also doesn't wear the same kind of shirts every day. And he doesn't wear ties!!!! WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    9/25/2012 7:59:57 PM
  • MrSeim

    Ellie, I don't know if I can get my new students to blog. They may feel weird about it.

    9/26/2012 8:55:23 PM
  • MrSeim

    Cool! There a lightening storm outside. Every few seconds the sky lights up. Now there's thunder too.

    9/26/2012 8:56:09 PM
  • Julianna

    My mom's computer is crazy. You can't type a capital 'm' if you press 1 shift key and the 't', 'u','f', and 's' key don't always work. Plus, the 'n' key doesn't work at all, so I have to copy and paste 'n'. I am glad I haven't been assigned any essays yet, it would take forever to type them!

    I call you, Vicky, Victoria.

    For Ellie:

    My name is Julianna Conley. I am twelve years and ten months old, and my occupation is a middle school student.

    9/26/2012 9:29:19 PM
  • Emily

    I GOT CONTACTS!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!! GOODBYE GLASSES!!!!!! I still have to have glasses but primarily I will be wearing contacts!!!!

    9/27/2012 12:09:00 AM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    Sorry Mr.Seim the lightning is me. But, I dont know who the thunder is. TIM TIM????? Is that you???

    9/29/2012 3:06:15 PM
  • Sona k

    Lucky!Here we are boiling in the sun. It is 102 degrees right now!
    The first thing Mr. Bramwell said whrn he heard my name is Sona like sonar?

    9/29/2012 4:28:17 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    Who is your favorite student so far.(And we dont count :))

    9/30/2012 2:47:21 PM
  • Graced

    There hasn't been rain here for, well not that long actually. Nevver mind. You should make a separate current students blog so we can read them but they don't clog up this blog. 570 comments is already really intimidating. SEIZE THE DAY. You probably won't post this until Monday anyways. Oh well.

    9/30/2012 6:58:56 PM
  • MrSeim

    You're right! SEIZE THE DAY!

    10/1/2012 2:47:53 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sona, you'll never be able to live down Sonar.

    10/1/2012 2:48:26 PM
  • MrSeim

    Contacts, Emily? I don't think I'd recognize you.

    10/1/2012 2:49:05 PM
  • MrSeim

    The lightening is Tim?

    10/1/2012 2:50:03 PM
  • MrSeim

    Ah, my favorite student this year? Uh, I better not say. They may be peeking at this blog.

    10/1/2012 2:55:25 PM
  • Julianna

    You have a favorite student?! (have in italics)

    10/1/2012 6:29:09 PM
  • Emily

    :D Mr Seim,I think you'd be able to recognize us 10 years from now. :3

    10/1/2012 6:54:59 PM
  • Ellie

    Mr. Seim if you don' t see our promotion ......... We are going to CRY !

    10/1/2012 7:27:36 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese(Matt)

    OHHHH PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE I will just continue like this Mr.Seim. Then who was your favorite student last year???????


    10/1/2012 8:42:12 PM

    Sigh. During Spanish, we were watching a video clip, and right in the middle, Mrs. Minnie says, "Ok, that's all we're watching right now, class." That reminded us of you, Mr. Seim! WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Hey, I should stop crying. HEY! Mr. Seim! I just found an error in your post! Lightning is spelled without an "e". Hooray! I got a class point for ALPHA!

    10/2/2012 7:37:56 PM
  • MrSeim

    I can't believe I put an "e' in lightning.

    10/2/2012 9:06:16 PM
  • MrSeim

    My favorite student last year? It would be a tie for first for sure.

    10/2/2012 9:07:09 PM
  • MrSeim

    I really want to come back each June. If I don't, I will be the one crying. I will be in California in Decembers for sure. Maybe you can all graduate at the semester.

    10/2/2012 9:08:26 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    Mr.Seim I get that enough from my mom. "Hey Mom, who is your favorite child?" Mom:" You are all my favorite, sweetie." Me:"REALLY, MOM?!?!?!?! REALLY!?!?!?!

    10/2/2012 11:05:08 PM
  • Emily

    Wait.... You WILL be visiting us in DECEMBER!!!!!!!!!????

    10/3/2012 7:58:15 AM
  • Emily and Sona


    10/3/2012 9:43:11 AM
  • Graced

    BOO ALPHA!!!!!!!!!!! OMEGA RULES
    (so do Gamma and DNA)

    10/3/2012 10:30:51 AM
  • MrSeim

    I'm dreaming of a sunny Christmas.
    Just like the ones I used to know.

    (Yes, i plan to come back for the holidays.)
    I can't wait!

    10/3/2012 11:41:22 AM
  • Sona K.

    Mr. Seim I was practically screaming to everyone today "MR.SEIM IS COMING!!!"
    Omega is awesome.
    DNA is awesome.
    Gamma is awesome.
    I have practically every class with Grace D.!
    Yep, the normal sunny Christmas.
    VISIT US!!!
    Yah, in Spanish class the first thing people said when Mrs. Minnie stopped the video and said that's is for now is "That's what Mr. Seim always does!"

    10/3/2012 6:30:56 PM
  • Emily

    Will you visit us at CT!!???!!!???!!!???!!!??!!!!!!!!!!

    10/3/2012 7:53:45 PM
  • Julianna

    Mr. Seim!

    My street is crowded with police cars and there is the SWAT team and people are armed with guns all over the street and helicopters are circling the street and there was this fugitive in one of my neighbor's house (just a few houses down) and they sent in dogs to attack him but apparently he is on the loose in my neighborhood. (Sorry for the run-on) This has been going on for hours!


    And Farah Manneh woke up home alone to a policewoman in her backyard with a gun. CREEPY! I would be scared.

    So, right now I am locked up in my house trying (unsuccessfully) to do my homework.

    10/3/2012 9:51:50 PM
  • MrSeim

    That is an amazing story, Julianna. Let me know how it turns out. Keep your doors locked!

    10/4/2012 11:39:33 AM
  • MrSeim

    What is DNA?

    10/4/2012 11:39:51 AM
  • The Moldy Cheese (MACHU PICHU) or (Matt)


    10/4/2012 8:02:59 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (MACHU PICHU) or (Matt)

    We had that situation once on our street except that someone had been killed :(

    10/4/2012 8:04:31 PM
  • Sona K.

    DNA and RNA are is like Beta and Gamma but it only applies for science and math.
    People in DNA have algebra on Mondays and Thurdays and RNA has algebra on Tuesdays and Fridays.
    So people can be either
    RNA, Gamma
    DNA, Beta
    RNA, Beta
    Julianna, that must be scary!
    Mr. Seim, do you know exactly when you're coming in december??
    A few people (like me) hang out in front of your old classroom and the teacher their seems a bit puzzled.

    10/6/2012 11:05:28 AM

    DNA (If no one answered your question by the time you post this) is the 2nd class for Science in Mrs. Magner's class. I'm in RNA and we rock!

    10/8/2012 8:07:35 PM
  • MrSeim

    What cool names for classes!

    10/8/2012 9:57:06 PM
  • Emily


    10/8/2012 10:48:35 PM
  • Ellie

    Someone tried to break into my house once...

    10/9/2012 9:27:54 PM
  • Andrea

    We miss you so much. How is life over ther? I bet not as fun as here, huh.=D

    10/9/2012 9:41:29 PM
  • Nick Balch

    Hey Mr. Seim!

    So chances are you probably don't remember me, which is completely fine as it's approaching six years since I was in your class, but today I was watching The Truman Show and it brought back memories of middle school, more specifically, my first day of your class. So I googled your name to see what you were up to lately and I found this blog (I hope you don't mind). Anyways, I'm feeling a bit nostalgic now so this comment might end up being somewhat lengthy and a tad corny.
    I remember walking into your class during the first period of my first day of middle school and you showed us the first five minutes of The Truman Show. While it all seems like a very distant and vague memory now, I know for certain that I grew significantly as a person in the year I had you for CORE. I recall that you took a few minutes out of every morning to teach our class life lessons, whether it was "when to show up to a party" or "how to treat others," they always have come in handy and were applicable to everyday life. I also remember all the fun our class had, like your giant "leap," the time you kicked your shoe behind the board, and the many field trips we went on, including the time we all walked to McDonalds.
    While you probably hear this on a regular basis, you are a great teacher and people that had your class and I always reminisce about it and I never hear a single complaint or bad comment. That's very rare for a teacher, but then again, you are an extraordinary teacher and person. Well, sorry again for the long comment and I hope you are doing well. I also heard that you recently moved, so I hope that was pleasant and as stress-free as possible.

    -Nick Balch
    Alpha Class of 2006-2007

    10/9/2012 10:55:37 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese(Matt)

    Ya when I think about Gamma I think about Gamma Radiation and that makes me think of Hulk and then that makes me think of Hulk Hogan and then that makes me think of wrestling and that makes me think of people getting beat up. That whole run-on sentence was just to prove that Gamma is made up of bullies. I am just kidding.Smile:)Smile:)Smile:) :)

    10/9/2012 11:42:24 PM
  • Alan

    HI MR. SEIM. I had you as a teacher 6 years ago, or something like that. I remember you liked to throw everything around the classrooms and the louder the sound, the better it was.

    10/10/2012 5:57:10 PM
  • Julianna

    I know why your 'Notify me when new comments are added' button doesn't work. It's because there is supposed to be a spot where you write your email and then if you click the notify button, it will email you if new comments are added. It works if you do that on Mr. Bramwell's blog.

    10/10/2012 7:26:57 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Alan,

    Nice to hear from you. Which one are you. I've had a couple of Alans. And as far as throwing things, I don't do that anymore, but I can be just as loud. Or louder.Smile

    10/10/2012 8:05:13 PM
  • MrSeim

    My goodness, Nick. Of course, i remember you. Thanks for the taking me down memory lane. In the later years, i didn't play as many movies, but I always managed to get in The Truman show. Wherever you are these days, I know you are doing well. You were destined for great things. I currently teach in Arkansas, and I'm doing well. I do miss CT very much though. Students like you always made my job the best.

    Take care, my friend.

    10/10/2012 8:09:42 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese(Matt)

    Hey, now we new people on the blog. Hello Alan and Nick, my name is Matthew Lindmeier. I had Mr. Seim last year, and I would like to, formally, welcome you to the ALUMNI BLOG. WOOT WOOT WE HAVE NEW PEOPLE!!!

    10/10/2012 8:11:37 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sorry, Julianna. i could fix the problem, but i just seemed to find the time.

    10/10/2012 8:12:54 PM
  • Kanika

    Hello Mr. Seim! My 8th grade year is here! Everyone hates school, but you have to admit it, when you leave, you miss it.

    10/10/2012 8:35:34 PM
  • Kanika

    I see the group are causing debates on which ones are better, I must say, I prefer Omega, Gamma, and RNA, which might be biased because they were the groups I was in...

    10/10/2012 8:39:13 PM
  • Sona

    Haha. I was just talking about the Truman Show with Morgan today.
    Today it finally rained!!
    Wow!! If you guys had Mr. Seim 6 years ago you are now.....18!

    10/11/2012 8:24:09 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Kanika,

    What school are you attending?

    10/13/2012 10:52:49 AM
  • Emily

    Hi Kanika! I dont know who you are but Omega rules!! And Gamma! But Im in DNA...

    10/13/2012 11:07:12 AM
  • Kanika

    I'm attending Chaparral Middle School. How's Arkansas? Do you still remember the memories that were made 2 years ago with your 2010-2011 class? I am surprised that I have not forgotten my peers, if I look in the yearbook and ignore the written names, I can still pair names with faces...

    10/13/2012 11:46:59 AM
  • Julianna

    I agree. Omega, Gamma, and DNA are the best!

    10/13/2012 9:04:53 PM
  • Julianna

    Mr. Seim, you should know that Ellie and Sona are begging Mr. Bramwell for WoWs in order to continue on your legacy!

    10/16/2012 5:05:55 PM
  • Graced

    Over the summer I was talking to Taylor Serafin and she says that just thinking about Truman Show STILL freaks her out. She also says you should be a senior teacher because you actually teach kids about life and not just math or language arts. (I'm pretty sure that's what she said?)

    10/16/2012 7:05:37 PM
  • MrSeim

    WoWs would be a good tradition though it's hard to keep up the pace. As a history teacher this year, I am assigning BMWs. That stands for Bi Monthly Writing. So the kids get a writing assignment every other week. It's working out great!

    10/17/2012 6:50:25 AM
  • MrSeim

    I still think about the Trumans Show too. During the election time, we are spending a lot of time talking about freedom and what it means to be an American.

    10/17/2012 6:51:39 AM
  • MrSeim

    You wouldn't believe what happened. Okay, this boy got all five in Foundational Five. But not only did he get all the words, he got them in the exact order that I gave them. What are the odds of that happening? Probably like 20 million to 1. It was awesome!

    10/17/2012 6:53:25 AM
  • Emily

    I am begging for WoWs too!! Mr Bramwell for some reason hasn't posted anything that I have been saying in a while... :/

    10/17/2012 8:10:19 AM
  • Ellie

    Mr.Bramwell would give us W.A.Ms if we did it. ( writing a month)

    10/17/2012 5:30:40 PM
  • Julianna

    Are you giving him Old High dollars or something? Last year you switched it to bulldog bucks because you said "Giving out money to students is frowned upon by the administration."

    10/17/2012 5:42:39 PM
  • MrSeim

    There called "Barter Bucks" here and he got $530.

    10/17/2012 8:26:29 PM
  • Kanika

    Hey Emily! I don't know who you are either... But if I was still at CT,(which I'm not, I moved to Narnia in January :))I would be in 8th grade. Like you, I was in Omega and Gamma, but only for a year and a half...

    10/18/2012 6:52:02 PM
  • Ellie

    Hmmmmmmmmmmm Mr.Seim when will you visit us?

    10/18/2012 9:52:15 PM
  • Ellie

    Mr.Seim, why Arkansas ? Well, I know why, but still. You could have moved to Wisconsin or Hawaii or stayed in CA. What a great tragedy.

    10/18/2012 9:56:34 PM
  • Ellie

    I just remembered The Boy In Striped Pajamas and it was SOOOOO SAD. I cried a little while we were watching it:(

    10/18/2012 10:02:35 PM
  • Sona K.

    How did he get all the foundational five words!! And they were all in order!!!
    That is pure coincedence.

    10/19/2012 6:19:04 PM
  • Sona K.

    Mr. Seim, are you going to visit us at C.T? And if you are, when?

    10/19/2012 6:21:15 PM
  • Morgan O.

    Sorry I don't post much. I pefer to just sit quietly and read the blog. There are two things you must know. 1. Most of the kids at the after school program here can't tel me what continent we live on until the second or third try. 2. The 14th was my birthday.

    10/19/2012 6:34:17 PM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)


    10/19/2012 9:18:52 PM
  • MrSeim

    The winner's name was Clayton. An honest, quiet boy who sits in the back.

    10/20/2012 8:48:39 AM
  • MrSeim

    Happy birthday, Morgan. But they can tell you all about cell phones, make-up, and video games. What a confused world we live in.

    Thanks for posting.

    10/20/2012 8:50:11 AM
  • MrSeim

    Check this video out. It was done by 7th and 8th graders in my district.


    It would have been to do something like this for the Magnet Program.

    10/20/2012 8:54:59 AM
  • MrSeim

    I'd love to make a trip out to CT and surprise you all. The problem is that I took a big pay cut taking a job to Arkansas. I can't hop on plane for a long weekend like I used to do to places before. :(

    10/20/2012 8:56:39 AM
  • Emily

    But you are visiting us!!!????!!???!??? (Kanika- :))

    10/20/2012 9:56:09 AM
  • Julianna

    Clayton has a whole lot more luck than me. I never once got three or the bonus word. NEVER. NOT ONCE.

    10/20/2012 11:06:51 AM
  • Julianna

    I watched the video! Some parts were really weird but you can tell that the students were enjoying themselves and having fun. It would have been really fun to have done something like that. We could have done a Chasing Vermeer preview.

    10/20/2012 11:18:05 AM
  • Kanika

    I wish I could have stayed in Magnet longer, but I guess it's made this way, I'm pretty sure that if I had stayed or if I come back it just wouldn't be the same... Thanks Mr. Seim for that awesome 6th grade year...

    10/20/2012 11:29:32 AM
  • Sona K.

    Today, I as thinking about how many people who dislike reading or simply can't read, and about how much they miss out on. Books, I can't live without them.
    They first time I watched The Boy in Striped Pajamas I cried and weeped. When we watched it in your class, Mr. Seim, I got teary but I recovered quickly.

    10/20/2012 7:58:09 PM
  • MrSeim

    Julianna. I got quite a few kids' e-mails who say they want to pen pal. What should i do. Who's in?

    10/20/2012 9:54:07 PM
  • MrSeim

    It was a good year wasn't it, Kanika? Nothing will replace my Magnet years.

    10/20/2012 9:55:07 PM
  • MrSeim

    I'm with you on that, Sona. They who are not awakened to books are dead while theu live.

    10/20/2012 9:56:26 PM
  • MrSeim

    I really liked the video. The kids from class are going to that school next year. I hear it's a pretty good school. I'd like to take on a video project like that. I was thinking that something like that would make a cool Magnet recruiting tool. But it takes a lot of time and creativity.

    10/20/2012 9:58:34 PM
  • Emily

    Wait, the kids at your school want to Pen Pal with us?? If that's the case, I'm in!!

    10/20/2012 11:25:59 PM
  • Ellie

    Uh why are you directly asking Julianna if she wants a pen pal? What about, Matt, Sona, Emily, Victoria, or me? Is she your favorite or something? grrrrrrrrrrr

    10/20/2012 11:47:06 PM
  • Graced

    I'll do it as long as its 1. a girl and 2. someone who is like me and will tell me all the stories you told them (and possibly didn't tell us!)

    10/21/2012 2:57:33 PM
  • Julianna

    Mr. Seim, like I said earlier, if only a few of us want to do it you can have us write to your class and then have them write individual letters and you choose the best (like writer of the week), or you could work as a class to write back. I don't know. I think it would be fun no matter how we do the pen pal thing. It would be up to you how often we wrote to each other.
    So to answer your first question: Let's do it! That's what you should do!
    For the second: I'm in!!! :)

    10/21/2012 4:22:07 PM
  • MrSeim

    I'm sorry, Ellie. I didn't mean anything by it. It was Julianna who originally asked me about pen pals in a personal e-mail. I just answered back on the blog to see how much interest there would be. I had 9 girls and 4 boys from one class who was interested.

    10/21/2012 5:38:02 PM
  • MrSeim

    Graced. I will never be able to find someone like you.

    10/21/2012 5:39:17 PM
  • MrSeim

    Well, I'll try, Grace, but don't get your hopes up.

    10/21/2012 5:39:47 PM
  • MrSeim

    Over the next week, I will try to assign certain students of like-mindedness (as far as I can tell.)

    10/21/2012 5:40:25 PM
  • Emily

    Me! I'm in!! (raises hand enthusically) I want penpals!!!!!!!! And answer my question Mr Seim! Are you visiting us or not!!

    10/21/2012 5:47:52 PM
  • Kanika

    Ooh! I want to try pen pals using e-mail, that would be cool, since I'm not in CT anymore! Can I try with one of your students, Mr.Seim? I swear, I won't blow their minds or anything...:)

    10/21/2012 7:00:13 PM
  • Julianna

    I don't think he met anything, Ellie. I was just the one who gave him the idea. I'm excited!!!

    10/21/2012 9:06:50 PM
  • Ellie

    If I had pen pal...
    1. Would be a girl
    2. Likes either-----
    3. Volleyball
    4. Animals
    5. Watches Animal Planet, TLC, Disney Channel, ABC
    6. T.v. Shows either----
    7. Once Upon a Time
    8. Pitbulls and Parolees
    9. Anything on Disney Channel
    10. The Voice.......
    Could be anything off this very long list

    10/21/2012 9:50:03 PM
  • Graced

    How sad. But I am special. In a good way of course. By the way do they know who we are if we email them?

    10/22/2012 5:38:08 PM
  • Morgan O.

    As, funny as you are Mr. Seim, I don't think this is a laughing matter. I mean, this is the supposed to be the next generation of thinkers! We are all going to die if today's youth can't tell us what continent we live on. Plus the school is accually going through will canceling pentathalon. No!

    10/22/2012 7:37:59 PM
  • MrSeim

    Kanika. You'd have to contact my personal e-mail if you really want a pen pal. They are only sixth-graders, but good ones.

    Ontact me at


    10/22/2012 8:17:55 PM
  • MrSeim

    I wasn't trying to make a joke, Morgan. Our priorities are so mixed up that it scares me.

    And I knew about having no pentathlon. What a shame!

    10/22/2012 8:20:04 PM
  • MrSeim

    Ellie, there are volleyball players in my class.

    10/22/2012 8:20:20 PM
  • Ellie

    Having someone that ONLY plays volleyball wouldn't give very much to talk about, though. Do you have any volleyball players that are t.v.-aholics? And by that, I mean the cool kind!

    10/22/2012 8:50:32 PM
  • Sona K

    Ohh!!! I want a penpal!
    That would be awesome!

    Please Mr. Seim can I have a penpal!

    I really don't mind who you put me with.
    It would be fun to get to know someone that I have never met before.
    I am in Mr. Seim!!
    Defintly in!!!

    10/22/2012 9:30:47 PM

    Pen palling (if thats a word) sounds fun!

    10/23/2012 4:17:44 PM
  • Emily

    मैं हिंदी से प्यार!कोई नहीं जानता कि मैं क्या कह रहा हूँ!* हँसते *
    Old memories...

    10/27/2012 7:30:02 PM
  • Emily

    Anybody here??????????????

    11/3/2012 9:59:47 AM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Mr. Seim! How are you! Foothill is nothing compared to 6th grade year at CT!

    11/3/2012 3:10:16 PM
  • Kayla

    Oh! pen pals seem awesome

    11/3/2012 5:23:19 PM
  • Erika

    Hi Mr.seim. How are you?

    11/4/2012 4:58:19 PM
  • MrSeim

    Got busy there for a few days. Sorry. Are there anymore pen pals?

    11/4/2012 9:18:57 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Joey. Wassup? How's freshman football? Hey, I'll never forget my sixth-grade year either.

    11/4/2012 9:20:15 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Erika. Life is grand. I went to a Bentonville High School football game. Now that was an experience!

    11/4/2012 9:21:40 PM
  • Emily

    Anybody care to try to translate what I said?

    11/4/2012 9:27:31 PM
  • Julianna

    Emily said, "I love Hindi! Nobody knows what I'm saying! * Laugh *"
    आप गलत कर रहे हैं, एमिली.

    My penpal hasn't written back and I emailed her over a week ago. :(

    11/5/2012 5:38:21 PM
  • jasmine

    hi mr.seim how are you? we all miss you soooo much 7th grade is nothing compared to 6th.wish you were here(:

    11/5/2012 6:24:29 PM
  • Sona K

    I haven't been here for two weeks now. Seems lke forever.

    11/5/2012 6:29:57 PM
  • Morgan O.

    Mr. Seim! I was looking through my Halloween candy this morning and I found a Charleston Chew. Joey, if you are reading this, remember that bacon soda.

    11/5/2012 6:33:47 PM
  • Sona K


    11/5/2012 6:33:47 PM
  • Morgan O.

    Mr. Seim, can I have a penpal?

    11/5/2012 6:38:05 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sona with braces! You be glad when it's done. :)

    11/5/2012 9:46:06 PM
  • MrSeim

    Morgan, how about Smarties or Dum Dums?

    And I think I'll just keep pen pals to 7th grade. It might be too intimidating for 6th graders.

    11/5/2012 9:47:10 PM
  • MrSeim


    Let me know if Meg hasn't written back in a week.

    11/5/2012 9:48:21 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thank you, Jasmine. I know you are learning a ton in the seventh-grade!

    11/5/2012 9:49:11 PM
  • El- mike-l-sen

    It's my current name for the day, if you can't figure out who I am. I wanted to say that it was so awkward reading " mother and daughter". Mr.Bramwell asked me what romantic meant and I was too busy laughing to answer. Then he asked Teia and Catilin and they didn't say anything... Then John was called on and he answered " living passion" or something. WEIRD

    11/5/2012 9:59:36 PM
  • Graced

    Mr. Seim you need to update way more often. Taylor hasn't responded for a while either. 7th grade is boring. BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got a Big Hunk, like 20 Dum Dums, a few Smarties, and a Now or Later. I LOVE HALLOWEEN. Bye for now.

    11/5/2012 10:22:26 PM
  • jasmine

    i heard you were coming back in December. will you be visiting us at CT?

    11/6/2012 6:02:04 PM
  • Julianna

    I got Look! and people were giving out Big Hunk and stuff like that. I also got dum dums and smarties. The Look! candy and Big Hunk reminded Grace and I of you.

    11/6/2012 7:27:43 PM
  • MrSeim

    That's why I handed out candy. To be remembered. :)

    11/6/2012 9:55:34 PM
  • Julianna

    Just came back from an election party!!!
    Anyway, I don't mean Meg has replied in a while, I mean she hasn't replied at all.
    If you're here in December, you should come to the Advanced Orchestra concert and if you're here on December 10, maybe you can even be a chaperone for our Midway field trip! That would be so cool!
    Seventh grade is fun, but different. Nothing will ever replace sixth grade.
    I miss you, Mr. Seim!!! :)

    11/7/2012 12:12:59 AM
  • Emily

    Sona and I went trick or treating together.:) I told her not to throw away any smarties. :)

    11/7/2012 8:26:00 AM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    That is why you handed out candy? Well, it worked. I will NEVER forget you Mr.Seim.

    11/7/2012 5:45:16 PM
  • Morgan O.

    Ok. Smarties and Dum Dums are really common and I have a lot. The Charleston Chew was interesting most people don't know about it and you said it was the offical pentatalon candy.

    11/7/2012 7:47:03 PM
  • MrSeim

    Just remember me when you're famous, Matt.

    11/7/2012 9:56:52 PM
  • MrSeim

    You have a good memory, Morgan!

    11/7/2012 9:57:09 PM
  • MrSeim

    I still have three or four large Smartie-of-the-week Smarties. What should I do with them?

    11/7/2012 9:58:07 PM
  • MrSeim

    I heard that you and Meg had am e-mail conversation. How did it go? I wish I was going to be in California that early. I h'm not going to get back there until December 23rd.

    11/7/2012 10:01:07 PM
  • Ellie


    11/7/2012 10:04:51 PM
  • Emily

    I want a large Smartie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So you are coming in December!! Thank you for finally answering the question!!!

    11/8/2012 7:52:19 AM
  • Julianna

    What are you talking about? I just checked and Meg has never emailed me. Does she have the right email address?

    11/10/2012 12:44:40 AM
  • Troublemaker from Omega (Kylee)

    Anybody miss me? Mr. Seim, I have big news that I'm not sure if you know or not, so I'm going to go ahead and tell you. My parents had a custody battle and now I'm living at my dad's house, so I haven't had much time for magnet stuff. (Sorry for using a dead word.) On a lighter note, I'm current reading at a post high school level and writing at an eleven point one grade level. Thanks for putting me on the path to success! I love and miss you and everyone else! ~Kylee

    11/11/2012 10:50:04 PM
  • Troublemaker from Omega (Kylee)

    (*cough* *cough* By the way, Omega, Gamma, and DNA are the best. *cough* *cough*)

    11/11/2012 10:54:19 PM
  • spillihP elociN aynA

    Hello everybody! I think this is the first time I have ever posted on this blog! Yay!

    11/12/2012 9:55:51 AM
  • Julianna


    11/12/2012 10:44:12 AM
  • Sona K

    Haha! I remember when Mr. Bramwell asked you Ellie what romantic meant. It was really awkward question!

    I have the mini smarties but they still remind me of you Mr. Seim.

    11/12/2012 5:42:43 PM
  • MrSeim

    Great to hear that Meg wrote you, julianna.

    11/12/2012 8:15:56 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Kylee. Thanks for posting! No time for Magnet stuff?! Don't let the world pass you by. I hope your current living situation is for your benefit. Your language levels don't surprise. I think you were there when you were in sixth grade! Don't be a stranger!

    11/12/2012 8:19:14 PM
  • MrSeim

    Welcome, Anya N. P.

    11/12/2012 8:19:33 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sona, I hope you always keep that mini Smartie.

    11/12/2012 8:20:08 PM
  • Ellie

    Mr. Seim, do you remember how great your class from last year was at the Star Test?

    11/12/2012 8:46:02 PM
  • MrSeim

    The Star Test. Was that the vocabulary test we did every quarter?

    11/13/2012 7:23:29 PM
  • Ellie

    Why yes (: ) last year I was a senior in high school!

    11/13/2012 10:34:14 PM
  • Joey Schlemmer

    Sorry my internet crashed. Our season was great. We went undefeated and won the league championship game by one point in the last eight seconds with a touchdown and a two point conversion.

    11/15/2012 10:31:40 PM
  • MrSeim

    What are you this year, Ellie? A freshman in college?

    11/16/2012 5:14:03 PM
  • MrSeim

    Joey, I just got done e-mailing Coach O'D about your season. Awesome job. Did you play split end?

    11/16/2012 5:14:38 PM
  • MrSeim

    Check out my new school's website. If you want to find my picture, go to Team Quest. I feel like a traitor.


    11/16/2012 5:15:40 PM
  • Julianna Conley

    My soccer team is in first place. We've only lost 1 game. Our last game before the championships is tomorrow. We play Teia's team. Our last game against her team was a 0-0 tie.

    Yesterday I got braces, Mr. Seim! My mouth hurts.

    I just saw you on Google Docs. You didn't reply and then left.

    11/16/2012 5:59:15 PM
  • Julianna Conley

    Why do you feel like a traitor?

    11/16/2012 6:01:16 PM
  • Ellie

    We have not taken the Star Test this year. A 7th grader can only hope they are a freshman in college.

    11/16/2012 8:41:20 PM
  • Ellie

    How could you leave us Mr. Seim???? RIP D-2

    11/16/2012 8:44:05 PM

    Mr. Seim! We (Mr. Bramwell's class) won the food can drive! Then Mrs. Maher's class was second! Yayayayayayayayayayayayay!

    11/19/2012 4:28:07 PM
  • MrSeim

    Victoreeeeeeee, It looks like the Alpha winning streak is over. Way to go!

    11/19/2012 9:44:10 PM
  • MrSeim

    Way to go, Julianna. Did you win the championship?

    I have no contact with Google docs. What do you mean I'm on it?

    11/19/2012 9:45:29 PM
  • MrSeim

    Seeing me wearing Knight black and red instead of Bulldog blue and gold just made feel like I left my team to join another.

    11/19/2012 9:46:40 PM
  • MrSeim

    RIP D-2. I'll visit you soon.

    11/19/2012 9:47:24 PM
  • Graced

    Knights are gold and black. End of story. A lot of us will be knights at the same time as you.

    11/19/2012 10:39:08 PM
  • Emily

    I miss you Mr Seim!!! When Sona, Amrit and I meet each other after school we still call our meeting place out side of D 2 "Mr Seim's class"

    11/20/2012 5:19:19 PM
  • Ellie

    I hope. You can attend D-2's funeral, he would have wanted you to come.

    11/20/2012 9:29:51 PM
  • Julianna

    We beat Teia's team so my team go 1st place!!! YAY! The championship is seperate from the season though and since we got first, my team doesn't play until Dec 1. I won't find out for a while what happens, but when I do, I'll let you know.

    It said "makeyourparentsproud is viewing this document" on Google Docs.

    In Mrs. A's class, we can buy Smarties and Dum Dums with our Smart Money (math dollars).

    11/20/2012 9:53:25 PM
  • Emily

    My dad just bought an Xbox yesterday for his birthday. my dad and I were up til 1:00 am playing Kinect on it! Sleepy...

    11/22/2012 11:59:07 AM
  • Sona K.

    RIP D-2 = Waah!!
    It's funny, in Mr. Bramwell's class there is a vacum next to the door and it says "Mr. Bramwell and Mr. Seim" on it.

    So how will we be able to meet you exactly when we are on break??
    Would we all meet somewhere??

    11/22/2012 11:25:05 PM
  • Julianna

    What's your best mile time, Mr. Seim?

    11/28/2012 11:04:46 PM
  • MrSeim

    My fastest mile time was 5;58.

    11/30/2012 9:36:54 PM
  • MrSeim

    RIP D-2. I wish you all could visit Room 302. It has a lot of Magnet leftovers.

    11/30/2012 9:37:38 PM
  • MrSeim

    Mr. B. and I bought that vacuum cleaner together when the custodians used to clean the room only every other day. We'd vacuum our rooms ourselves on the other days.

    11/30/2012 9:38:42 PM
  • MrSeim

    Here's an awesome video.


    Once you view it, go to the site and watch all the commercials. They're awesome!

    11/30/2012 9:41:36 PM
  • Sona K

    I'm soo happy!! I got 1st place in science fair!! :)

    I loved looking at everyone's experiment. I learned a lot of new facts today. Surprisingly I wasn't shy when I talked for parents. This guy was taking videos and I was sweating a lot. It's weird having to look into a camera...It's funny how a lot of moms said that I should also do a project on how purses affect shoulders. :)

    12/6/2012 9:58:28 PM
  • MrSeim

    Way to go, Sona! What a time of success and growth for you.

    12/9/2012 6:55:29 PM
  • Sona K.

    Where is everybody??
    This place is getting awfully lonely.

    12/15/2012 10:48:11 AM
  • Sona K,

    Mr. Seim, wheere can we meet you this holiday??

    12/21/2012 8:34:10 AM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Sona,
    I will be at Wahoos (Fish Tacos) on Newport Ave. and Main Street in Tustin (by Souplantation) at 1:00 on Saturday, Dec. 29th. It'd be great to see a bunch of you there and talk about old times. :)

    12/21/2012 5:28:28 PM
  • Emily


    12/21/2012 7:01:20 PM
  • Julianna

    Can we go there even if we're not going to actually eat there?Smile

    12/21/2012 7:05:46 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sure, but maybe we should meet at Peppertree Park instead.

    12/21/2012 10:05:35 PM
  • Emily

    (sorry if this comes out harsh) Please make up your mind!!! 1/4 (aprox) of Omega knows that your are coming to Wahoos thanks to Google Docs. Personally, I don't care where we meet as long as the directions are clear. Most people know where wahoos is located, so it's easier to find. We could meet at the park on Redhill and (idk what street.) it's centrally located. All I know it's very close to my former school Red Hill Lutheran

    12/22/2012 11:19:31 AM
  • MrSeim

    I am so sorry for the confusion. Let's just keep it ay Wahoo's in case of in-climate weather. No one has to feel like he or she has to buy anything. I will look forward to seeing any who show up.

    12/22/2012 11:37:30 AM
  • Girl in Omega

    We could have met at Newport beach near Stuffed Surfer. Then no one would have had to buy anything if they didn't want to. The beach is free! Anyway it will be fine anywhere.

    12/22/2012 11:53:28 AM
  • Emily

    Oh I'll be there alright!!

    12/22/2012 12:01:18 PM
  • MrSeim

    The beach would have been fun, but far.

    12/22/2012 12:47:32 PM
  • Julianna

    I'll be able to go, probably but I have to be somewhere at 2:30. What time does it end?

    12/22/2012 1:10:09 PM
  • Sona K.

    YAY!!!!! I'll be there at Wahoo's!! :D

    12/22/2012 8:07:41 PM
  • Ellie

    Lots of fun!

    12/22/2012 8:29:40 PM
  • Emily

    I wouldnt want to go if we were going to the beach. Well I would want to go see you Mr Seim, but I wouldn't want to go to the beach. Seriously it's December!!

    12/23/2012 9:01:03 AM
  • The Moldy Cheese (Matt)

    The beach would have been really fun because I could have come way early, surfed, and THEN meet everyone. But this will have to suffice.

    12/23/2012 11:56:38 PM
  • Julianna

    You had a lot of typos so I'm not exactly sure what you're saying Mr. Seim but I found out the following:

    On Wahoo's online menu, it says they have cookies, brownies, or ice cream for dessert.

    12/27/2012 12:35:25 AM
  • Grr!

    Update the Poet's Blog!

    12/27/2012 12:36:18 AM
  • MrSeim

    I don't know how all those typos happened, Amyway, you figured it out. I'm glad Wahoos has ice cream! Good job!

    12/28/2012 12:35:04 AM
  • Emily

    So for sure we are going to Wahoo's at 1:00 Sat. December 29?

    12/28/2012 11:41:58 AM
  • MrSeim

    Yes. Plan to buy some ice creasm,

    12/28/2012 2:36:28 PM
  • Sona K.

    Ice Cream on a rainy day. :)

    12/28/2012 7:40:30 PM
  • Emily

    Mr. Seim, are you purposely doing these typos?! On the other hand... I hate splinters... Left hand is in excruciating pain right now

    12/29/2012 1:32:44 AM
  • Ellie

    I didn't get to go because my sis was coming home from Germany and needed to get her from the airport.

    12/30/2012 11:29:43 PM
  • Kanika

    Hello, Mr. Seim, how are you? Can you believe I'm in eighth grade? I honestly can't... It seems that it was only yesterday that I began my sixth grade year, no matter how cheesy that sounds... Have you heard of Rube Goldberg? If you haven't google him, you can see some Rube Goldberg machines that others have made on youtube, Rube Goldberg machines are basically cause and effect steps that at the end, complete a simple task such as lighting something up or pushing a button. My project for science this year is to make my own Rube Goldberg machine, and it's really fun. I'll send you a video of my project once it's done, it's looking good so far, and it's theme is Paris and the simple task would be to light up the Eiffel Tower. It's been nice talking to you Mr. Seim, see you later...

    12/31/2012 8:02:59 PM
  • MrSeim

    Aw, it would have been great to see you, Ellie, Maybe next time.

    1/1/2013 1:13:37 AM
  • MrSeim

    I so appreciated seeing you all on Saturday. I hope it won't be the last time. Thanks for coming!

    1/1/2013 1:14:34 AM
  • MrSeim

    Great to hear from you Kanika. What you're doing sounds like some that Magnet should be involved in. Be sure to let me know how you fared.

    1/1/2013 1:17:31 AM
  • Ellie

    Definaetly will make it next time you are in town.

    1/2/2013 2:50:39 PM
  • Ellie

    Mr. Seim why won't you accept my friend request in google+ ????!!!!!!!

    1/4/2013 9:46:15 PM
  • MrSeim

    So sorry, Ellie. I certainly would if I knew how. I will try to take the time to look into it.

    1/6/2013 8:58:16 PM
  • Ellie

    I believe I sent you a message.

    1/6/2013 9:49:39 PM
  • Julianna

    What did Anya write that is good? I'm sure it's fabulous but I can't find it anywhere.

    1/8/2013 9:52:54 PM
  • MrSeim

    Now it's fixed. Her poem is on the Poet's Blog.

    1/9/2013 8:56:53 PM
  • Julianna

    Mr. Seim, are you aware that you are living in the pants of the big chef?

    1/21/2013 8:00:43 PM
  • MrSeim

    Say what, Julianna?

    1/22/2013 8:48:22 PM
  • Julianna

    Look on a map of the US. Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, and Louisiana form the shape of the chef. Some people even say it looks like Tennessee is a tray and Kentucky is a chicken. Therefore, they think that the chef is holding a chicken. But the chef is obvious.


    This link shows the chef outlined, but I have no idea why it says its a Swedish chef. I can't get the ethnicity out of an outline.

    1/22/2013 9:53:00 PM
  • Ellie

    I believe that came out wrong, and not what you meant, jc?!

    1/24/2013 6:24:14 PM
  • Morgan O.

    Hi Mr. Seim! I was in D-2 earlier today. It looks empty.

    1/24/2013 11:00:10 PM
  • Sona K.

    Wow! I haven't been here for a month!

    1/25/2013 12:11:59 PM
  • Kelly Pham

    Oh gee, I'm so glad to talk to you again Mr. Seim. We miss you. A lot.

    1/27/2013 12:18:17 AM
  • Julianna

    Wanna buy some Girl Scout cookies? Just kidding. :D

    1/28/2013 6:45:55 PM
  • MrSeim

    I'm still working on seeing it, Julianna.

    1/30/2013 9:14:51 PM
  • MrSeim

    I bought y usual one box from the first GS who asked. We have many of them here.

    1/30/2013 9:15:27 PM
  • MrSeim

    That's too long, Sona. :)

    1/30/2013 9:15:41 PM
  • MrSeim

    Kelly! Nice to hear from you. Hope you're having a fantastic year. It's going by so fast!

    1/30/2013 9:16:27 PM
  • MrSeim

    My room here is getting to look more like D-2. You should see it! I made a two-dimensional lemonade stand out in the hall way. My next project is to put 5X7 black and white portraits of the 55 most influential Americans of the 20th century up in the hall outside my room. MY VP gave me permission to do it yesterday. I can't wait to see it when it's done!

    1/30/2013 9:19:20 PM
  • Julianna

    A really lemonade stand? Why?

    And Ellie, I purposely made it sound like that. :D

    So you do or you don't see the chef?

    1/30/2013 9:47:56 PM
  • Sona K.

    :) Anyone feel as if the year has only started recently? We are going to be 8th graders in 8th months!SmileI thought eighth graders were big and scary in 6th grade. :p

    1/30/2013 10:05:29 PM
  • Catherine Phan

    Hi, Mr.SEIM!!
    It's been awhile! We all really miss you! We always have a "oh, I miss Mr. Seim moment," when when we do something that reminds us of you. Anyway, how are you? How's your new class? Guess it's been a while since someone from my year posted something, and if you must know, I felt like going on your website because I am watching the Super Bowl and I remembered the movie Rudy. Anyway, I remember on the last day of school, you told me and Alexis that our 8th grade teacher was going to be very unexpected, and well, it definitely was. Mrs.Cho, didn't see that coming.SmileAnyway, I just wanted to check in! I'm happy that you still have this website, brings back memories! Anyway, We really miss you Mr. Seim, hopefully you can come visit us!! Pleaseeee!

    2/3/2013 9:03:53 PM
  • MrSeim

    It's hard to explain the lemonade stand, but it is a symbol of America's entrepreneurial spirit.

    2/4/2013 8:02:09 PM
  • MrSeim

    Great to hear from you, Catherine. It has been awhile. I hope you are doing well. You know, my class is so different here. I don't have the liberty to play movies like I used to. I have to go by a particular curriculum, and that's not me. It's a bit stifling, but I do the best I can to make it fun. I just started doing colored socks, and the kids are really into it. I do some of the same things, but it's not Magnet! Don't be a stranger.

    2/4/2013 10:11:32 PM
  • MrSeim

    Good to hear from you, Soan. Emily has been quiet lately. I hope you are all doing well.

    2/4/2013 10:11:59 PM
  • Emily

    Sorry I have been quiet. Tired and busy. I miss you Mr. Seim! :3 How are you? I, have been busy with school, HW and art. I am entering a big art competition at Chapman. OMG. This year, (FIRST TIME EVER AT CT) I HAVE STRAIGHT A's!!!!! -happy dance- I have also become an addict to this role-play game. Helps me with my literacy. (But there are illiterate people on. O.O) For me, life is going good. Great friends. -squeezes life out of Sona- -points to Sona- She has been here for me everyday. Sona has been my rock at school. And my writing sucks online... Sorry. ;3 About my art... I have been in art for the first semester and decided to stay for the second. 2 reasons... I want to improve, (and I have!!) And Mrs. Parsons ROCKS! Ok, I am probably boring y'all so, signing off~ Emily C. ;3

    2/5/2013 6:30:00 PM
  • MrSeim

    Great to hear from you, Emily. Glad you're doing well a]in school and especially enjoying art. I am as busy as ever. I'm directing three plays, coaching a basketball club, guiding young entrepreneurs, and advising four Stock Market Game teams. But I still miss CT.

    2/7/2013 6:46:40 PM
  • Sona K.

    I had to go to D2 the other day. It was so sad to see the bare walls. There are so many memories held forever in that room. :)

    2/9/2013 11:31:37 AM
  • Kanika Gulia

    Hello Mr. Seim! I did really well on the Rube Goldberg, in fact, I got extra credit, so I got 205 points out of a possible 190. So I'm really happy. Its high school registration time here, so I'm hoping I get into Pre-Ap Biology and Language. I know I'll get into Alg 2 Honors, PE, and Spanish. I am also hoping that I can take history in summer so that I can fit Orchestra into my tight schedule. So much thinking!! Registration is tomorrow... I talk to you later Mr.Seim!

    2/9/2013 5:12:13 PM
  • Graced

    How come you get to do so much more with your sixth graders in Arkansas. No fair. You couldn't do all that at CT.

    2/11/2013 10:56:51 PM
  • MrSeim

    Kanika, it sounds like you have the secret to the good life: hard work. Thanks for the post.

    2/12/2013 9:02:04 PM
  • MrSeim

    But I don't get to do anything after school. It's all just at lunch.

    2/12/2013 9:03:18 PM
  • MrSeim

    Stay tuned for my Lemonade Stand Principles. Good stuff,

    2/12/2013 9:03:44 PM
  • Emily

    Watching "The Miracle Worker." Amazing movie. :)

    2/18/2013 9:35:34 PM
  • MrSeim

    Isn't it though? I wanted to play an after-school movie. Which one would you vote for: Gifted Hands or Akeelah and The Bee?

    2/21/2013 5:58:20 PM
  • Sona K.

    Aww! Thanks Em. That's so sweet. :)
    Last semester rocked for me. It was a great first half of the year. Straight A's the whole way through.

    Never give up. Three little words that mean so much to me.

    2/21/2013 8:29:41 PM
  • Julianna and Camille

    We never saw Akeelah and the Bee in class. Camille has though. She says definitely Gifted Hands.Smile

    2/22/2013 5:34:10 PM
  • Kelly Pham

    Gifted Hand for sure!

    2/23/2013 8:48:57 PM
  • Kelly Pham

    I just heard about a snowstorm in Arkansas on the news. I hope your family is OK.

    2/23/2013 8:49:44 PM
  • MrSeim

    Yes, Sona. And how about this one: Take one day at a time."

    2/24/2013 8:54:07 AM
  • MrSeim

    Thank you, Kelly! In Arkansas, the snow is usually not much to worry about. Here, it's the wind that is scary. Tornado season is May and June. Mercy!

    2/24/2013 8:56:03 AM
  • Ellie

    Akeelah and the the Bee!!! That was a great movie.

    2/28/2013 6:24:40 PM
  • Sona K.

    My vote is for Gifted Hands.

    3/2/2013 11:41:50 AM
  • Michael Sutton

    Hi Mr. Seim!
    How have you been?

    3/4/2013 6:58:41 PM
  • MrSeim

    Great to hear and chat with you, Michael! Thanks for popping in.

    3/6/2013 9:49:01 PM
  • Julianna

    Hi Mr. Seim!
    In like two weeks, we're going to see the real Lucy bones! After all that Pentathlon training last year, we're finally seeing the real thing. I also thought you should know that in science we're learning about early man and thanks to you, we know basically everything!
    Thanks so much for everything,
    Julianna :)

    3/10/2013 1:32:10 AM
  • MrSeim

    What a cool post, Julianna! I'm SO excited for your learning! It is wonderful when the textbook comes to life. I can't tell you how much I miss being with you all in pentathlon. I bet the subject this year is Rome. I never got to do Rome.

    I have a student going to the state Geography Bee, but I still miss the good times in Magnet.

    3/11/2013 6:40:22 PM
  • Julianna

    Well we're not doing pentathlon either, so don't feel too bad.

    3/11/2013 7:49:47 PM
  • Julianna

    By the way, you never told us what your new website was.

    3/13/2013 6:01:07 PM
  • Sona K.

    March is always the busiest month. Botball, Tech trek, OCSF. I can't wait for Mrach to pass. The Ides of March in two days! :)

    3/13/2013 8:05:20 PM
  • Christian Trujillo

    Beware the Ides of March!!

    3/14/2013 9:59:08 PM
  • Emily

    No Pentathlon this year. D: Anyways... It was my birthday recently. ^.^ I am happy to be 13! This weekend I am taking care of the CUTEST ducklings EVER. ^.^

    3/15/2013 9:57:46 PM
  • Kelly Pham

    Darn it. I forgot to tell you about the Ides of March. Did you scare your students like you did last year? I still have the cockroach. I use it to scare my sister. :)

    3/17/2013 2:06:48 PM
  • MrSeim

    Month is a tough one, but right now, I'm on spring break. Yippee!

    3/17/2013 11:52:35 PM
  • MrSeim

    Christian, KellY, Emily! You all remembered the Ides of March. I had a couple of students who knew what that was. We don't do ancient civilizations here, but they all wanted to know what it was. I did tell them about the cockroaches in the textbook. They said,"Why don't you do that for us."

    Such good memories.

    3/17/2013 11:54:59 PM
  • MrSeim

    Let me work on getting my new web site up. It's not that good. It'll take me a few years to get it where I'd like it to be. I do have a link to the videos on this web-site. I'll post it when I go back to go work next week.

    3/17/2013 11:56:24 PM
  • Sona K.

    Mr. Seim I saw the "Make your parents proud" LoL and I was thinking about 6th grade. Hey, Mr. Seim, I got a got a free scolarship to Tech Trek(science camp). I'm really excited. Did you know Julie F. got excepted to the California State fair and some other competetion? She won $150! Awesome, right?

    3/30/2013 11:10:41 PM
  • Sona K.

    I think I spelled scholarship wrong. Sorry!

    3/30/2013 11:11:07 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sorry for taking so long to post. Way to go, Sona. You're leaving your legacy all over the place. Love to hear it!

    4/3/2013 8:18:53 PM
  • Emily

    Sona... don't rub it in my face. x3 Ah but I am still happy. I get to go to two summer camps this summer and a camping trip in August. ^.^ Besides that, currently I am a sloth. xD spring break is serving me too well. And that's your exclusive look inside Emily’s private life!!! xD Adios! Au revior!!! Kamsamida!!! Bye!!

    4/4/2013 9:32:33 AM
  • Ellie

    Everyone is so successful this year! We have magnet power on our side!

    4/6/2013 10:51:47 PM
  • MrSeim

    Go Magnet power!

    4/7/2013 8:39:28 PM
  • Julianna

    I just realized how unlucky I was in Foundational Five last year. I never got more than 2 words and I never got a bonus word. How weird is that?

    4/8/2013 5:40:13 PM
  • Riley Okumura

    Hi Mr. Seim!
    ~Riley O

    4/23/2013 10:18:32 AM
  • Grr!

    Hate to rear my ugly head again, but UPDATE THE BLOG!!!

    4/23/2013 9:14:11 PM
  • Sona K.

    Hey, Emily, I was just telling Mr. Seim. I wasn't trying to rub it in anyone's face.

    Magnet power!
    You know magnet should do something really amazing. REALLY,REALLLY AMAZING! Something that would get us in the newspaper.

    4/24/2013 8:37:28 PM
  • Mr. Sit

    Hello Mr. Seim! I guess that I'm an alumni student now. Reading all those comment made my head spin. About the Ides of March, I opened the social studies textbook before you told us to. I'm embarrassed to say that I have done nothing for language arts, and am panicking over how to prepare for this year's CST. Is where you live a crowded city, or a suburban area?
    PS: Is anyone else bummed out about the Lucy fossils never coming back?

    4/24/2013 10:07:28 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sorry Grr! I deserved that one. I just got busy. Thanks for the reminder!

    4/25/2013 4:37:57 PM
  • MrSeim

    I agree, Sona. You should try to do something great! I've been looking for an idea to put us on the map too. Some good cause to promote!

    4/25/2013 4:38:42 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hey Nathan! Great to hear from you. You should be panicking!! We just got done with testing. be glad you do it in California!

    I live in a small city of 35,000 people. It's the international headquarters of the largest corporation in the history of the world: Wal Mart. Other than the busyness that Wal-Mart attracts, it's just a small city with a lot of grass.

    4/25/2013 4:40:50 PM
  • Sona K.

    Life goes to fast. I still haven't fully become accustomed to 7th grade, and now I'm registering for 8th grade!

    4/27/2013 4:30:04 PM
  • MrSeim

    I know! Slow down, father time!!!

    Hey, did i ever show you this?


    4/27/2013 9:02:01 PM
  • Julianna

    Your new website is nice, but it doesn't have the same personality this one has.
    Sona, I feel your pain. As I told you in science. It feels like yesterday I was scared to be in middle school. And this year's gone by like that and then next year will go by fast. Then Boom! High schools over. And college is a blur and next thing you know we're in our fifties with kids!
    I may have gotten a little carried away. But still, I wish things wouldn't happen so fast. :(
    Today we were filming our Spanish video. You would enjoy the creativity Mr. Seim. The video doesn't capture all the fun though. We still have a little more to do. If you want, we can send it to you when we're done. You won't know what we're saying though... :P
    I should be working on my science project right now... Oh well. Procrastination.
    Life is so busy in seventh grade. And next week is gonna be a nightmare with the Spanish project and science project and Greek Orthodox is Easter is this Sunday so all week I have church and I'm auditioning for a play the Horner family is putting on so I'll need to work on my audition for that. I love being busy though. It makes me happier than having nothing to do. I like having full busy days.
    So, anyways... sorry for the wild tangents and rambling. Just wanted to say "hi". Got to go.

    Julianna :)

    4/28/2013 12:18:30 AM
  • MrSeim

    ...And then you'll have grand kids. Life is like a vapor coming out of a teapot. Here for a moment.

    Great for you to peak in and share what's going on, Juliana. I enjoy your rambling very much. It's wonderful to be busy, (or rather productive). I would very much to see video you are making.

    You're right, my web-site is drab, BUT I'm working on it.

    I have 20 more school days. I need 40. :)

    4/28/2013 9:12:19 PM
  • Emily

    Ahh well my schedule has been busy as well. I am working on HW/projects after school, Botball (competition this weekend) and a variety of stuff. I also hang on the internet with some of my free time. I also just went to a wolf sanctuary and actually interacted with wolves!! Omg it was awesome!!!!!!!!! I snuggled with one and got kissed by some pups xD. Currently I have pretty good grades but I have a B+ in math. >:( Oh and today I technically ran a 7:59 mile (I had to wait around 10 seconds before my score was recorded) I am excelling with my art skills and I definitely am more confident and happier this year;D I miss you Mr. Seim!!!!! Visit soon!!!!!!!

    5/1/2013 7:18:01 PM
  • Ellie

    Please call mr. Wilson 2nd period!

    5/2/2013 9:47:50 AM
  • Nathan Sit

    Mr. Seim, if you got 40 days, you would want 60! The Botball competition is in two days, and the problem is, our teams our so large, no one knows what the others are doing, so since today was our final day to work on the robots, it was a major panic in the classroom. (Was that a run-on sentence?)I had to agree that the seventh grade goes by like a blur, and Pentathlon really needs to be reinstated!

    5/3/2013 12:01:31 AM
  • Sona K.

    I agree with you Julianna. It's a good thing to be busy.Smile
    I like talking to you Julianna. You're just such an interesting person. You always have a topic at hand to discuss. You never make the conversation awkwardly quiet. You're there to spice things up! (I know, RANDOM!)
    In 1 month it will have been a year since 6th grace ended!! AHH!!! D: It's impossible to run away from time.

    5/16/2013 8:47:12 PM
  • MrSeim

    You're probably right, Nathan! I'm going to reinstate Pentathlon, HERE!

    5/17/2013 6:28:02 AM
  • MrSeim

    Good post, Sona. Unfortuantely, it's possible to run away from people.SmileI miss you all.

    5/17/2013 6:29:07 AM
  • Sona K.

    Everyone did amazing for first year in Botball!! http://www.botball.org/la/2013/tournament/results
    You can go to the link and see results.Smile

    5/18/2013 9:16:53 AM
  • Steven Picquelle

    Hey Mr. Seim

    Remember me?

    5/22/2013 4:16:11 AM
  • MrSeim

    Of course, I do, Steven! What's the latest?

    5/22/2013 5:17:26 AM
  • MrSeim

    Thank you, Sona. I will certainly do that!

    5/22/2013 5:18:07 AM
  • Emily

    Hi Mr. Seim!!!!!! We seventh graders just got back from Catalina . I am SO tired. (Zzzzzzz) it was a fun trip!!!! We did so much, like snorkeling, hiking, and kayaking!!Smile

    5/25/2013 12:43:54 PM
  • MrSeim

    I bet you all had the time of your life. Glad you got to go.

    Speaking of camp, I have convinced my principal that he has to get a Gaga Pit.

    5/25/2013 7:01:30 PM
  • Kayla

    HI MR. SEIM!!!SmileWow, I haven't been on here in such a long time

    5/25/2013 7:11:44 PM
  • Emily

    Gaga pit? I want a Gaga pit...

    5/26/2013 6:30:24 PM
  • Sona K.

    We need a gaga pit!!

    5/26/2013 8:41:25 PM
  • Julianna


    (Sorry for the caps lock but Gaga Pits are exceptions to every rule.)

    5/27/2013 2:35:42 PM
  • MrSeim

    Yes, this is WAY COOL! The PTO is putting up the money for it!

    Did you know it's officially called Israeli dodgeball?

    5/28/2013 7:06:58 AM
  • Julianna

    I did not know that. How culturally advanced we are.Smile

    5/28/2013 6:51:52 PM
  • Ellie da bomb diggity

    Hi Mr. Seim! So much has happened! I got into leadership for next year, magnet went to Catalina, we are making a mural for Mr.B's, yearbook finished the yearbook, we have a project for science, johansell moved to Costa Rica, and we took the CST. Well I hope all is well over in arrrr-can-sauce. I bid u farewell for now!

    5/28/2013 7:58:25 PM
  • MrSeim

    Busy as ever! Great to hear from you, Ellie.

    5/28/2013 9:29:54 PM
  • Sona K.

    It's scary when you have to think about how old you are. I'm still stuck on being 10.

    So many people are moving this year or not coming back next year. D:

    5/31/2013 8:01:52 PM
  • MrSeim

    I'm stuck on 30. :)

    Hey, who's not coming back next year?

    6/1/2013 9:22:26 PM
  • Julianna

    The only people I can think of off the top of my head are Teia and Johansell. TEIA! But don't worry too much about her moving, we have plans for that, don't we Ellie?

    6/2/2013 11:45:38 AM
  • Nathan

    Those who are not coming back (hopefully) are the eighth graders.

    6/2/2013 11:09:37 PM
  • Kylee (Troublemaker from Omega)

    Hello Mr. Seim! Do you remember me? I hope that you do! It's been a while since I posted last. How have you been? I wanted to post something, since I am officially on summer break. This week, my school had an award ceremony and I received the William Shakespeare award. This is the most prestigious writing award at my school. It is so cool. Oh, and I am going to be taking many AP and Honors classes next year (including Honors English and AP Environmental Science). I am so excited. Just so you know, I still refer to you as my favorite teacher of all time. I miss your class! Is it not weird that we both left Columbus Tustin the same year? Well, I have rambled enough. Goodbye for now!

    6/3/2013 2:18:00 AM
  • Kayla

    WHOA! Whoa! WHOA! A GAGA PIT?!?!?!?

    6/4/2013 12:21:27 AM
  • MrSeim

    How could I ever forget you, Kylee? Great to hear from you! Congratulations on your recognition. There's so much in you, and I'm glad it;s coming out. I look forward to hearing more. What high school will you be attending?

    6/9/2013 11:39:29 PM
  • Sona K.

    According to Sophia, Mrs. Flores and her are moving this year. They both won't be here next year! Well, it isn't too many people leaving, but it certainly feels like a big empty hole is going to be left when they leave.

    This year is coming to a fast end!! This year was amazing, but not the same without you Mr. Seim!! So, Mr. Seim, are you coming to the 8th grade graduation this year???

    KLYEE!!! Wow, its been forever since I have talked to you! I miss you.

    6/10/2013 8:24:56 PM
  • MrSeim

    That's the way it's supposed to be with Magnet!

    8th grade graduation. Oh my goodness!

    6/13/2013 5:09:46 PM
  • Emily

    Oi. Mr. Seim! Are you visiting us! I miss you! On a personal note, I've been receiving really good grades for the end of the year thus far! (yay!) My dad's in Iowa for a funeral :C and I'm in yearbook next year and the yearbook this year is EPIC. Well gtg for now. ADIOS PEEPS.

    6/13/2013 9:22:35 PM
  • Minna Ho

    Hello Mr. Seim. I doubt you will remember me because you had me about 6 years ago, the same as Nick and Alan. The most memorable thing I received from your class was to never take a moment for granted. On the first day of middle school, I had your class first period. You said to us to embrace the moment, because never again will there be a moment where I will be in my first class period on my first day of middle school. From then on, I thought of moments much differently and try to never let a moment pass. In fact, on my first day of high school, I thought of the same thing. And as I go off to college next year, I will also make sure I consider my first class of college on my first day. I will be attending UCLA next year. Thank you for being such a wonderful mentor on life and guiding me to think differently.

    6/27/2013 4:39:42 PM
  • MrSeim

    Really proud of your year, Emily.

    6/28/2013 11:04:14 AM
  • MrSeim

    Minna! So very good to hear from you! of course, i remember you. Your image came to mind immediately. I am so proud to hear of you attending UCLA. Go Bruins! How gratifying it is to see former students redeem their education. You have such an awesome future. I am so glad to have played a part in your life.

    Great hearing from you, Minna. Let me know of your continued success. And if you know where any of the former Magnet students are attending college, please let me know.

    You make me proud!

    6/28/2013 11:08:43 AM
  • Emily

    Just an update. I am being official with basketball:)

    6/29/2013 12:56:57 AM
  • Larissa

    Hihi please come visit!!!!!!!!!!!!! We all miss you so much! Also, how is life?

    7/5/2013 4:36:49 PM
  • Sona K/

    Life seems so much bigger than it ever was. Life used to be simple, nothing seemed too big to handle, and life used to seem harmless. Now I see life with so many decisions, so much pain, a lot of happiness, so much complexity, and meaning to it. Life is the weirdest thing.

    7/24/2013 7:40:59 PM
  • MrSeim

    Deep stuff, Sona. Take one day at a time, and give it your all. You're going to do amazing things!

    7/27/2013 11:08:52 AM
  • Julianna

    Sona! Are we getting a new teacher because Mrs. Flores is moving?

    And HI MR SEIM! How's your summer been so far?

    7/27/2013 7:01:06 PM
  • Emily

    I just came back from camp yesterday. I'm exhausted!! And I finished a book by S.E. Hinton called "That was Then, This is Now" It's so sad. ;-; I need to keep rereading it to figure out the themes. On a more personal note, I'm not looking forward to 8th grade. I'm nervous. Yes, I'm nervous. Please, get used to it. I want to stay a seventh grade. I need Mr. Bramwell's help analyzing "That was Then, This is Now" and more. Life is going by too fast for me. :C I can still remember my first day of school. My first class with you Mr. Seim. x3 Now here I am, two years later.

    7/28/2013 4:55:31 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Julianna,

    Super busy summer. I had to take two classes. One of them was a college course on the History of Arkansas. it was the first college class I've had in eight years. (I aced it!)

    I just got back from South Dakota. I have three weeks left.

    How's your summer?

    7/28/2013 9:33:56 PM
  • Julianna

    Very fun. I've stayed busy and managed to not spend the whole time sitting on the couch being lazy. Yay!SmileI volunteered at the library which was cool (lots of reading time!) and did a lot of other things too. Next week I'm going to a cake decorating class and all week I have tech rehearsals for the musical I'm in which opens on Thursday! A very good summer indeed. I'm just sad it's ending in a little over a month. I feel like it just started.

    When does your school start? We start on September 4th.

    7/28/2013 10:13:46 PM
  • Sona K.

    Julianna, I'm sorry I never responded to your text!!!!
    Sophia initially told me they were going to move, but now she said she's not sure. So I don't know if Mrs. Flores is even moving at all.

    Did anyone apply to the robotics elective??

    7/30/2013 5:25:16 PM
  • MrSeim

    I start back to school on August 19th. I have to teach fifth-grade for one year, then back to sixth.

    7/30/2013 5:29:12 PM
  • Julianna

    Mr. Seim: Fifth grade could be very fun. We start on September 4th and poor Teia starts on Monday.

    Sona: I'm not doing robotics because I don't want to have to retake spanish. You?

    7/31/2013 12:37:20 PM
  • Kayla

    Sona: I did!

    8/4/2013 11:20:21 PM
  • Sona K.

    I applied. I really want to learn more about technology and what a great opportunity to learn in middle school!
    I had to quit Spanish. I'm really sad about that though. I'll have to retake it.

    YAY! Can't wait to see you Kayla!

    8/23/2013 1:01:10 PM
  • Larissa

    Mr. Seim! Today was the first day of school and mrs.cho is our core teacher!mrs parsons left and so did mrs post . sorry for all the lowercase letters if is hard to type on this phone I am Using. Really hard. Anyway, how is your class going?

    9/4/2013 5:22:40 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Larissa. Thanks for the update! Hate to hear that those great teachers are not there anymore. I'm into my third week. It's going okay. I still miss Magnet. Keep me posted.

    9/4/2013 5:29:11 PM
  • Dani Lopez

    Hello! Just wanted to say hi. First week of high school was pretty great. (Except for the getting lost portion). I had my first football game for marching band on Thursday. It was a great experience. In addition to marching band I wil be taking robotics if I can still sign up for the class. I hope I can still join. I have a feeling this is going to be an amazing year.

    I hope you have a great year and that all goes well for you Mr. Seim. :)

    9/7/2013 7:36:48 PM
  • MrSeim

    It's so great to hear how you are doing, Dani. I'm glad you are taking HS by the horns. You're in charge of your ship, Cap'n. Fire up all engines and steer well.

    9/8/2013 3:01:59 PM
  • Emily

    Ello there all~ Heh just dropping in to see what's up. I'm in yearbook and robotics this year, which is really a lot of fun! I like all my classes, but not the HW... -.- I dun like too much HW... I have to take a step back on basketball because of school, meaning I won't be on Foothill's team which sucks. I'm starting to draw digitally and all that cool stuff. Signing off~ Emily

    9/11/2013 8:36:56 AM
  • Emily


    9/11/2013 8:38:21 AM
  • Kelly

    Hey Mr. Seim! You're favorite student here. Haha How's Arkansas? Do you miss us because we sure miss you.

    9/11/2013 6:28:39 PM
  • MrSeim

    Kelly!! Old High Middle School in Arkansas is going well, but it will never replace CT. I think about the old times all the time and wish I could experience some of them all over again. of course, you would be in that scene. :)

    Let me know how your act is going.

    9/12/2013 7:00:05 AM
  • MrSeim

    Emily, Emily. Glad to hear your year is off to a good start! Don't like HW; what are you doing that's better? :)

    Hey, I have a new morning chant when I walk into my homeroom. I say, Morning Glory." they say, "Daily Grace!" That's a good one. We all need grace from each other, eh?

    And I also have another slogan in addition to the Knowledge one.

    Skills: Build them or cry.

    9/12/2013 7:04:52 AM
  • Emily

    Eh... Relaxing? I need to relax. I get stressed easily.... xD And I still like the old chants, the the new ones are cool! (Watch Me Become What I Can Become!)

    9/12/2013 8:22:56 AM
  • Graced

    Hi :)Bye:(

    9/16/2013 11:23:52 PM
  • Graced

    And yes, everyone needs Grace, but with a capital G mwahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    9/16/2013 11:24:49 PM
  • Sona K.

    School started with a bang this year. There's lots of homework! At least, I feel like it is.SmileIt's another wild year to come!

    How is your new class, Mr. Seim?

    9/20/2013 11:27:42 PM
  • MrSeim

    I'm sure it will be a wild one, Sona. I have three clubs so far this year. Geography, Drama, and the Cees Club, which is for student leaders. So far so good. I'm having a good time.

    9/21/2013 10:00:47 PM
  • Julianna

    Good to hear your doing well, Mr. Seim. I agree with Sona, a LOT of homework. Visiting California anytime soon?

    9/22/2013 12:44:40 AM
  • MrSeim

    You are all now in the fast lane. You know the saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going.'

    Not sure of my December plans yet. In-laws will likely fly us out for Christmas.

    Don't know my plans

    9/24/2013 9:29:45 PM
  • Emily

    You must visit us!

    (Knowledge! Get IT or die!)

    9/25/2013 9:13:16 AM
  • Kanika Gulia

    Hey Mr. Seim! Guess what? I'm in my Freshman year now... Yay. Well, I've had a lot of fun during the summer and school. I made the Tennis Team at my high school and I'm doing the club Future Business Leaders of America. I am also taking Orchestra and Spanish. I love the high school and I'm already making tons of friends from electives. I've seen some other posts from people in Omega and it's cool seeing what they've been up to. So how about you? Anything new?

    9/26/2013 11:39:51 PM
  • Julianna

    I hope you come!!! California's not the same without you

    9/27/2013 9:51:51 PM
  • MrSeim

    We're doing "Knowledge, get IT or die." The principal walked in and thought the chant was a little inappropriate. (Teaching in Arkansas is a lot different than in California!)

    9/28/2013 10:25:37 AM
  • MrSeim

    Awesome, Kanaika. What high school are you attending? Make these the best years of your life!

    9/28/2013 10:26:31 AM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks, Julianna. I wish I could have the best of both worlds. (Wouldn't that be nice?)

    9/28/2013 10:34:11 AM
  • MrSeim

    Who's going to be blog writer 1000?

    9/28/2013 10:34:33 AM
  • MrSeim

    Sorry I misspelled your name, Kanika.

    9/28/2013 10:35:34 AM
  • Ellie

    I miss your class, and Mr Bram Bram's class, and 2nd period PE with my friends, and Mrs. Magners class, and YB with all dem 8th graders, the light HW load. But I guess we all need a little negative change to appreciate everything else in life.

    9/30/2013 10:35:19 PM
  • Emily

    Should I just spam the chat? ;D (^response to trying to be blog post 1000 xD)

    10/2/2013 8:53:20 AM
  • MrSeim

    Negative will change will turn out positive for you, Ellie. Just wait and see.

    10/2/2013 10:17:17 AM
  • MrSeim

    Blog #1000 gets a a large hershey bar. We're currently at #919. Come up with a strategy now before it's too late.

    10/2/2013 10:19:47 AM
  • Julianna

    Can our strategy involve us being very annoying in the process or do the blog posts have to be real?

    10/2/2013 9:44:25 PM
  • Julianna

    What if blog post 1000 is you?

    10/2/2013 9:45:16 PM
  • Emily

    Spamm it is... >:D

    10/2/2013 10:48:07 PM
  • Emily

    Just kidding... (But you might notice an increase on blog posts... c;)

    10/2/2013 10:53:45 PM
  • Ellie

    Hello Mr Seim! I'm going to post multiple times in hope of getting #1000...let's start now

    10/2/2013 11:36:23 PM
  • Ellie

    This week we are going to CA Science Center! That's pretty much it): but math homework got moved to Friday yayayyyayayayyyyy

    10/2/2013 11:38:27 PM
  • Ellie

    I have no idea what to say so let's post quotes- Smile every chance you get.  Not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you had anticipated, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good things you do have and all the problems you know you don’t have.

    10/2/2013 11:41:24 PM
  • Ellie

    “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”
    ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

    10/2/2013 11:42:05 PM
  • Ellie

    “Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
    ― Marcel Proust

    10/2/2013 11:42:47 PM
  • Ellie

    Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

    10/2/2013 11:43:40 PM
  • Ellie

    “Happiness depends upon ourselves.”
    ― Aristotle

    10/2/2013 11:44:56 PM
  • Ellie

    “I am very happy
    Because I have conquered myself
    And not the world.
    I am very happy
    Because I have loved the world
    And not myself.”
    ― Sri Chinmoy

    10/2/2013 11:45:22 PM
  • Ellie

    I've never fooled anyone. I've let people fool themselves. They didn't bother to find out who and what I was. Instead they would invent a character for me. I wouldn't argue with them. They were obviously loving somebody I wasn't.”
    ― Marilyn Monroe

    10/2/2013 11:47:10 PM
  • Ellie

    “Only the dead have seen the end of war.”
    ― Plato

    10/2/2013 11:47:39 PM
  • Ellie

    “Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

    10/2/2013 11:48:42 PM
  • Ellie

    “Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.”
    ― Anaïs Nin

    10/2/2013 11:49:15 PM
  • Ellie

    “Pain is a pesky part of being human, I've learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can't be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.”
    ― C. JoyBell C.

    10/2/2013 11:51:25 PM
  • MrSeim

    Okay, Ellie and Julianna. You gave me great ideas. First, Blog 100 will not be I. Second, it cannot just be gibberish. Thurd, you can multiply blogs, but it has to contain some kind of inspiring quote. As you know I collect them, and perhaps, it will become one of my favorites. Thanks for the quotes, Ellie. Keep them coming.

    10/3/2013 6:38:39 AM
  • MrSeim

    Sorry I spelled Hershey a ways back without capitalizing it. Blogster #1000 will get a large Hershey bar.

    10/3/2013 6:39:47 AM
  • Emily

    Fine. Quotes... >:I

    "You can't change the wind, but you can adjust your sails"

    10/3/2013 8:41:21 AM
  • Julianna

    Okey dokey. 1 day until Teia comes to California! AHHHH!

    10/3/2013 6:18:51 PM
  • Julianna and Ellie

    We are in it to win it Mr. Seim. We are determined to win.

    10/3/2013 6:19:22 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    “Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colours seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
    ― Bob Marley

    10/4/2013 6:33:32 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    “The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
    ― Elie Wiesel

    10/4/2013 6:34:38 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    “You love me. Real or not real?"
    I tell him, "Real.”
    ― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

    10/4/2013 6:35:04 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    “Who are you to judge the life I live?
    I know I'm not perfect
    -and I don't live to be-
    but before you start pointing fingers...
    make sure you hands are clean!”
    ― Bob Marley

    10/4/2013 6:35:59 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
    ― J.K. Rowling

    10/4/2013 6:37:33 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    “Sometimes people are beautiful.
    Not in looks.
    Not in what they say.
    Just in what they are.”
    ― Markus Zusak, I Am the Messenger

    10/4/2013 6:38:06 PM
  • Ellie

    “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”
    ― John Greenleaf Whittier

    10/4/2013 6:41:35 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    "Sometimes our light goes out, but is blown again into instant flame by an encounter with another human being.”
    ― Albert Schweitzer

    10/4/2013 6:46:50 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    “I'm killing time while I wait for life to shower me with meaning and happiness.”
    ― Bill Watterson

    10/4/2013 6:49:31 PM
  • Ellie

    The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.”
    ― Kalu Ndukwe Kalu

    10/4/2013 6:51:17 PM
  • Ellie and JC

    'Cause you are my one and only.
    You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight.
    You are my one and only.
    You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight.
    And you'll be alright.

    [Verse 4:]
    'Cause you were just a small bump unborn for four months then torn from life.
    Maybe you were needed up there but we're still unaware as why.-Ed Sheeran

    10/4/2013 6:54:22 PM
  • Ellie and JC

    “If there is no love in the world, we will make a new world"

    10/4/2013 6:55:33 PM
  • Ellie and JC

    “Tis' better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else's perfectly.”
    ― Elizabeth Gilbert

    10/4/2013 6:57:52 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    “Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.”
    ― Ralph Ellison,

    10/4/2013 7:00:29 PM
  • Ellie and JC

    “I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and I believe in miracles”
    ― Audrey Hepburn

    10/4/2013 7:01:49 PM
  • Ellie and JC

    “Destroying things is much easier than making them.”
    ― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

    10/4/2013 7:03:46 PM
  • Ellie

    “Deep in the meadow, hidden far away
    A cloak of leaves, a moonbeam ray
    Forget your woes and let your troubles lay
    And when it's morning again, they'll wash away
    Here it's safe, here it's warm
    Here the daisies guard you from every harm
    Here your dreams are sweet and tomorrow brings them true
    Here is the place where I love you.”
    ― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

    10/4/2013 7:04:49 PM
  • Ellie

    “You have a... remarkable memory."
    "I remember everything about you. You're the one who wasn't paying attention.”
    ― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

    10/4/2013 7:05:44 PM
  • Ellie

    “Just the perfect touch of rebellion," says Haymitch "Very nice."
    ― Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

    10/4/2013 7:07:33 PM
  • Ellie and julianna

    “If there's a thing I've learned in my life it's to not be afraid of the responsibility that comes with caring for other people. What we do for love: those things endure. Even if the people you do them for don't”
    ― Cassandra Clare

    10/4/2013 7:10:26 PM
  • Ellie and julianna

    “You can’t live your life thinking death is going to come all the time. You have to live life and if it comes, then we can only hope we were able to do all the things we wanted. He has to want to do something. Everyone does.”
    ― Shelena Shorts

    10/4/2013 7:12:09 PM
  • Ellie

    “Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows.”
    ― Emil Cioran

    10/4/2013 7:13:43 PM
  • Ellie ---Julianna

    “Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.”
    ― C.G. Jung

    10/4/2013 7:15:45 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    “Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.”
    ― Albert Camus

    10/4/2013 7:25:50 PM
  • Ellie and Julianna

    “Why is it," he said, one time, at the subway entrance, "I feel I've known you so many years?"
    "Because I like you," she said, "and I don't want anything from you.”
    ― Ray Bradbury,

    10/4/2013 7:28:57 PM
  • Julianna and Ellie

    Today at Tiller Days, they had to close all the rides down early because it was really windy and there were too many accidents and three people ended up in the hospital. Very crazy. Updates to follow.

    10/5/2013 12:41:27 AM
  • Julianna and Ellie

    Teia is coming to California! I will be hanging out with her with our other friends all day tomorrow. Hopefully Tiller Days will be working! Otherwise the Teianator came all the way from Arizona for nothing.

    10/5/2013 12:45:24 AM
  • Sona K.

    For the first time, we asked what day it was in Mrs. Azimioara's class. She was confused (at first), but everyone still got to say "JUAN DIGALLY!". :D

    10/5/2013 12:26:47 PM
  • MrSeim

    Nice try, E& J. Oh,did I forget to mention it? No repetition of quotes though some are so good they are worth repeating.

    10/5/2013 4:36:19 PM
  • MrSeim

    Sona, your "Juan Digally" story cracked me up!

    10/5/2013 4:37:00 PM
  • MrSeim

    Blogster #1000 is still up for grabs. New rule:one blog per day will be allowed.

    10/5/2013 4:38:04 PM
  • Emily

    D: ...

    "A journey a thousand miles begins with a single step"

    10/6/2013 12:41:55 AM
  • Ellie

    That's a bad rule. I spent 40 minutes yesterday typing up a million quotes:{

    10/6/2013 12:47:08 AM
  • MrSeim

    Sorry about that. Ellie. I was wondering why you didn't have something better to do. :)

    10/6/2013 3:04:20 PM
  • Ellie

    Ouch I happened to be multi-tasking by watching tv at the same time

    10/6/2013 11:17:20 PM
  • Julianna

    I had sooooooooooooo much fun at Tiller Days today. It was closed yesterday because of weather and accidents but open today. Life is good in California.

    10/7/2013 12:18:32 AM
  • Julianna

    The universe has no center; therefore, you cannot be it. –David McCullough

    10/7/2013 6:29:18 PM
  • Ellie

    Tiller days was too windy and hot

    10/8/2013 9:20:59 PM
  • Julianna Conley

    Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out. – John Wooden

    10/8/2013 10:00:25 PM
  • Anonymous

    How did you propose to your wife, Mr. Seim?

    10/8/2013 10:23:00 PM
  • MrSeim

    No, you don't count. :(

    10/9/2013 7:08:22 AM
  • MrSeim

    Love the quote, Julianna.

    10/9/2013 7:08:41 AM
  • MrSeim

    My proposal to my wife turned out to be a miserable experience. She wanted it done in a very romantic way, and I blew it.

    Ladies- watch your expectations that they are not too high for your man.

    Gentlemen- find someone who can counsel you into doing something like that in a right way.

    10/9/2013 7:11:13 AM
  • MrSeim

    Okay new rules for blogster #1000. (I love coming up with new rules)

    All of my past posts do not count. (And don't go back and count them because your number and my number will probably not match.) Now you have little idea how close we are to 1000.

    I will announce this often, so more people can get involved.

    10/9/2013 7:13:26 AM
  • MrSeim

    Blogster #1000 will receive a large Hershey Bar! Maybe I will up the prize as time draws near.

    10/9/2013 7:14:07 AM
  • Mr. Seim

    On second thought, it would take way too long to get to 1000 if you took away my past posts. So I am going to take away 10% of them. That way, you won't know when #1000 actually hits.

    10/9/2013 10:24:15 AM
  • Emily

    This is confusing me. xD
    "PLUR- Peace Love Unity Respect"

    10/9/2013 11:43:02 AM
  • Ellie

    This means we can do more than once per day

    10/9/2013 7:04:05 PM
  • Teia

    I <3 your class Mr Seim!

    10/9/2013 7:05:05 PM
  • Julianna

    Hi Mr. Seim! How's Arizona? Teia is leaving tomorrow.Frown8th grade is waaaaay harder than 6th and 7th grade. I've gone to bed really late a lot this year. Tell your class I say hi!

    10/9/2013 7:07:53 PM
  • MrSeim

    Teia, nice to hear your voice. Hope life is going well for you. Where are you at these days?

    10/10/2013 6:43:33 AM
  • MrSeim

    Thank you, Julianna. Get used to it. You be saying the same thing about the eighth-grade when you're in you're in the tenth-grade.

    I will tell my class you said, "Hi." I started a new club that has 28 kids in it. Pretty cool. It's called the Cees Club because we're concentrating on six "C" words.

    Arkansas is starting to feel like fall. Chilly and trees starting to turn colors.

    10/10/2013 6:47:03 AM
  • MrSeim

    No sweat, Emily. Just keep blogging. One day, you might be Blogster #1000. I would say at the rate we're going, it will be about three weeks away.

    10/10/2013 6:48:00 AM
  • MrSeim

    And Ellie, why don't we keep it at once per day at the most. It builds more climax.

    10/10/2013 6:49:12 AM
  • Sofia Ramirez

    hi mr.seim

    10/10/2013 4:22:34 PM
  • Julianna

    It feels more like fall here too. Yesterday we had our first rainy day and it was chilly. I love this time of year. The "ber"s are some of my favorite months.

    10/10/2013 5:55:29 PM
  • Ellie

    Ellie no likey your new rules

    10/12/2013 4:47:03 PM
  • MrSeim

    How ironic that you wrote what you did, Ellie because I had decided to trash all my blog rules except for the repeating one. So congratulations, Ellie! You were the 1000th Alumni Blog posts. You will receive the large Hershey bar. And there will be three consolation winners (small Hershey bars) to the ones who have contributed the most posts over the the last two years: You know who you are. I will disclose those names in about a week.

    Way to stick with it. I enjoy hearing from all of you!

    10/12/2013 11:03:30 PM
  • Julianna

    Darn. Forgot to post yesterday and Friday. Congratulations Ellie!

    10/13/2013 11:55:55 PM
  • Larissa

    Hi Mr. Seim!!!!! I haven't said hi in a while.It was fun to talk to you on the phone with Mr.Wilson. Are you having fun teaching fifth grade? Are you going to visit anytime soon? I miss you and your class! What type of social studies are you teaching (if you are)?

    p.s. there is sooooo much homework this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:(

    p.p.s. did you ever get your gaga pit?

    p.p.p.s. ehh. i dont have a p.p.p.s. i just wanted a third post script because it seemed correct.....weird idiosyncrasy thingy...

    p.p.p.p.s. Just kidding I don't have a post post post post script!Smile

    10/14/2013 12:14:06 AM
  • Emily

    -yawn- So You change the rules at the last minute Mr. Seim? Doesn't seem so fair. Were You trying to fix the context? ~Poker Player~

    10/14/2013 8:42:44 AM
  • MrSeim

    Good talking to you too, Larissa. I do miss the sixth-grade. I will probably go back to sixth next week. I get to do American History up to the Civil War. I really miss ancient civilizations. Science camp is tomorrow. We only sleep over one night.

    The PTO is supposed to funding the Gaga Pit, which should be built before spring comes.

    Keep up with the homework. You are building college skills.

    10/14/2013 9:00:47 AM
  • MrSeim

    So sorry about the change of rules, Emily. I was actually trying to be as fair as I could.

    10/14/2013 9:01:49 AM
  • Emily

    It isn't fair once You set the rules in stone. :P

    I'm not mad though.

    10/14/2013 5:09:08 PM
  • Ellie

    YAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY spending an hour blogging paid off. Unfortunately there could only be one winner, JC and i tried to blog both our names to split the prize, but we had no success. I dedicate this speech to Mr.Seim, Julianna, wifi, candy, and Goodread quotes! I would not be accepting this award today with out them! Although receiving such a pristine award comes with pleasures, it also has downfalls. Many people are bitter towards your dedication to the cause. -sneeze- Emily -sneeze- I am proud to be blogging in front of such a lovely bunch today! You are all wonderful fans and teachers. I am donating this gift to a noble cause, my stomach. I shall also give my dear friend Julianna part too. Never will this honor inflame my ego, I will continue my life as an average member of CARPE DIEEEEM! THANK YOU THANK YOU...WHAT A GREAT CROWD! SEE YOU NEXT 1000 POSTS I LOVE YOU ALL (:

    10/14/2013 6:26:40 PM
  • Julianna

    Who won the mini Hershey bars?

    10/16/2013 7:32:49 PM
  • MrSeim

    The winners of the regular size Hershey Bars are Julianna, Emily, and Sona. Arrangements are being made to to get them to you as soon as possible.

    10/16/2013 9:16:36 PM
  • MrSeim

    Carpe Diem, everyone!

    10/16/2013 9:21:54 PM
  • Julianna

    Love you Ellie! Great dedication.

    10/16/2013 9:24:53 PM
  • Emily

    ... -no comment- ... I'm just going to pretend I wasn't called bitter.. Because I wasn't...

    10/17/2013 8:11:51 AM
  • Emily

    Thanks Mr.Seim.Smile

    "Why try to fit in when you were born to stand out?" Love that quote, it applies to me so much. XD

    Also, I am now reading the book on The Boy In Striped Pajamas.FrownI'm already sad because I know what's going to happen and I've only read one chapter. So much emotion tied to the Holocaust... Oh and I am planning on doing the Chapman University 15th Annual Holocaust Art and Writing contest again this year, this time I will submit pride, not visual art.

    10/18/2013 7:28:54 PM
  • Larissa

    Mr.Seim! I don't know if I told you this, actually I think I did but oh well, Dairy Queen closed! The one that we met at that one time.Frown
    CARPE DIEM to you too!

    10/21/2013 12:01:18 AM
  • Clyde

    Hey Mr. Seim, I miss you so much. CT is so empty without you.

    10/21/2013 2:56:44 PM
  • Ellie

    Love you Julianna(: hahahaha

    10/21/2013 6:38:38 PM
  • Ellie

    BUT BUT BUT Mr.Seim is being very generous and giving us all chocolate so lets turn that frown upside downSmile:) :)

    10/21/2013 6:46:13 PM
  • MrSeim


    That is great news! I am so glad you are participating in the holocaust writing Contest. Please let me know how it goes.

    And that is a good quote.

    10/21/2013 8:55:04 PM
  • MrSeim

    I was sorry to hear that, Larissa. That place is sentimental to me. (It was also owned by a former Magnet students parents. Too bad. Thank you for letting me know.

    10/21/2013 8:57:07 PM
  • MrSeim

    So sweet to say, Julie. I have been feeling really empty about not being at CT as well. I mean, I enjoy my new job, but it doesn't compare to teaching the best job in the world: sixth-grade Magnet core at CT.

    10/21/2013 8:58:59 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thank you, Ellie. Let me know when you've received the choco.

    10/21/2013 8:59:47 PM
  • Clyde

    I wish we could all go on a field trip to visit you. It would be pretty cool. :)

    10/21/2013 10:34:00 PM
  • Emily

    Aye, I am very excited for this year's contest. I am especially please to work by Mrs. Cho this year.

    10/22/2013 12:06:16 AM
  • Julianna

    If you miss CT, you should come back!SmileI know it's not that easy but we wish you would. How's this year's class?

    10/22/2013 5:19:42 PM
  • Ellie

    ...Billy and Julia and their parents ): Unfortuately they are out of work, they go to my church and i saw the giant sign torn down and in the back of a truck.

    10/22/2013 7:21:22 PM
  • Graced

    Ha Ha Ha!!! Mr. Wilson still does not know the difference between Grace and Julianna, even though one is clearly awesomer *cough Grace. I get a candy bar too!! YAY!!! Also, did you know the movie The Giver is coming out in August 2014?

    10/23/2013 12:17:39 AM
  • Kanika

    I'm attending Moorpark High School. Many people don't know of Moorpark because it's a small town where everybody knows everybody. But I like it like thatSmileand Ellie- I don't know who you are, but let me just say the CS Center is an amazing place, I can spend my entire life there and still not be bored.

    10/26/2013 11:58:15 PM
  • Ellie

    I didn't know we had to talk to Mr.Wilson, so JC told me and i'll work it out. Mr Wilson is buying any kind of candy in any size

    10/27/2013 8:24:35 PM
  • MrSeim

    I've heard of moorpark! Cool! Glad you're having a great experience there. Keep me posted.

    10/30/2013 1:17:51 PM
  • MrSeim

    Yes, the Giver is coming next August. I hear it's going to be Rated R.

    10/30/2013 1:19:45 PM
  • Emily

    YES. FINALLY. :)))))) I'm so excited for the Giver. I don't care if it's rated R, I'm going to see it!!! (Happy Halloweeeeeeen)

    10/30/2013 11:06:59 PM
  • Sona K.

    Happy Halloween everyone! :D

    10/31/2013 5:14:01 PM
  • Sona K.

    Never too old to stop trick-o-treating!

    10/31/2013 5:14:17 PM
  • Ellie

    I have no idea what you are talking about Kanika, but I agree I guess!

    10/31/2013 8:46:17 PM
  • Emily

    Happpppppy Halloween! :DD (I'm very hyper right now...o-o)

    11/1/2013 1:00:01 AM
  • eillE

    I would just like to say that there is something good in every year. In 6th grade I liked core and social studies( all the movies were a great touch) +the elective wheel with my BFF Teia(also Judith and Amrit.) Last year I really enjoyed PE with my best friends( having Mr.Wilson as the teacher,) life science, and core and social studies( Mr.Bramwell was an incredible teacher and I never felt uncomfortable.) Looking back, yearbook was a great experience too! I made a lot of new 8th grade friends. Life science and core allowed me to deepen my learning, but again, make more friends. I only had one really good friend in RNA, however i was able to make many new ones I had never hung out with before( DUH from Alpha...but Omega is still the coolest.) This year I haven't had quite the same luck. None of the topics interest me and don't come naturally like before. Leadership is definitely my favorite classsssssssssss! I've discovered making + maintaining friendships is really important to me. I feel like leaving my beloved RNA, made me lose friends. I don't care that I'm now in the math and science class people would deem more intelligent. I just want to fit in and have friends. <- Charlie Gordon. I wish I could go back to last year and savor all the beautiful memories made. (: Happy November Y'all

    11/4/2013 7:24:35 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks for sharing, Ellie. I 'm sure this year will all come together and be as unforgettable as years past.

    11/5/2013 5:41:06 AM
  • Emily

    -stretches- Never. Ever. Try. Eating. Too. Much. Candy. Just. Because. You. Wan. To. Get. Rid. Of. It. D: I've been sorta sick for 3 days now...


    I'm happy that I am now one of Mrs. Cho's tutorial TAs. C:

    11/5/2013 8:15:14 AM
  • Julianna

    What's the www. something tuba thing? My little sister is supposed to memorize suboordinates.

    11/8/2013 12:07:57 AM
  • MrSeim

    www.asia.tuba or www.asia.tubba

    Do you need to know what it stands for?

    11/8/2013 1:02:08 PM
  • Julianna

    Well let me think:
    who what where as so if although though under before but... I don't know. I don't really remember it that well.

    11/8/2013 5:09:22 PM
  • Sona K.

    I feel after the last two years of making mistakes in middle school and learning from them, 8th grade has been a bit easier. I like my classes this year, but I miss last year's PE. We had a group and together we all hung out playing basketball and volleyball. We had a system going. I know it sounds silly, but I miss that the most. It was awesome!
    And Ellie, don't worry, you will find that something special this year.

    11/9/2013 7:21:53 PM
  • MrSeim

    Close, Julianna.

    W-Evers (whoever, whatever, whenever, etc)


    Unless, until
    Before, because

    11/10/2013 9:26:41 AM
  • MrSeim

    PE used to be my favorite class too until Ronnie Dynes challenged me in wrestling. He was the seventh-grade punk. He best me, but I got revenge and defeated him. That was the extent of my wrestling career.

    11/10/2013 9:29:09 AM
  • Emily

    This year my favorite classes are math, physical science, and engineering.SmileIm not a fan of Yearbook this year :(

    11/10/2013 3:00:29 PM
  • Julianna

    PE is my favorite class too. I like getting out of the classroom and doing hands on stuff.

    11/11/2013 5:07:22 PM
  • Ellie

    I liked PE last year too, Sona! But I must disagree and say 8th grade is a lot harder.

    11/11/2013 8:50:58 PM
  • Emily

    I got my Hershey bar!Laughingandmostofitisgone...o.o

    11/15/2013 8:13:34 AM
  • Sona K.

    Mr. Seim, are you coming for a visit in December?

    11/21/2013 8:05:05 PM
  • MrSeim

    After Christmas, I will be staying in Seal Beach for a few days with my wife's family. I don't believe I will have the liberty to get down to Tustin area as much as I would like to. Amazing how quickly it is coming.

    11/23/2013 1:46:54 PM
  • Sona K.

    Ellie, I agree 8th grade is harder, but this time I feel more prepared...well at least sort of. Science Fair is hard to balance right now.

    11/25/2013 12:01:46 AM
  • Emily

    I agree with Sona. 8th grade seems easier compared to 6th. And aw. :c No time to visit us?

    11/25/2013 8:45:26 AM
  • Jonathan

    oh hai...

    12/10/2013 9:32:50 PM
  • Ellie

    I got my choco.

    12/13/2013 7:28:37 PM
  • Julianna

    I heard you didn't have any school this week because of the ice, Mr. Seim! Exciting. No snow days in California. :P

    1/9/2014 9:28:16 PM
  • MrSeim

    Snow days are definitely fun. Great time to hang out with my family. The only downside is having to make up the days at the end of the year. If it keeps going this way, I will be going to school in June as long as you do.

    1/11/2014 6:16:18 AM
  • Emily

    Scratch the last post. 8th grade=stress&less sleep. D:

    How have you been Mr. Seim?

    1/15/2014 12:04:37 AM
  • Leila Manneh

    HIIIII!!!!!! When is the next time you will be coming to visit us? We miss you!!! I hope you like Arkansas!

    1/15/2014 10:18:19 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Emily. I have been doing very well. We've had a lot of days off due to the weather. having a blast as always. Let me know how things are going and keep up the good work.

    1/16/2014 6:20:23 AM
  • MrSeim

    Great to hear from you, Leila!!! How's it going in the Manneh family? I think about coming out to visit all the time. Who knows? Maybe I'll surprise you sometime. Give it your all!!

    1/16/2014 6:25:21 AM
  • Emily

    That sounds fun. I'm aiming for straight A's again this semester. I think I'll make it! And yes! Visit soon! We miss you!

    1/16/2014 7:56:56 AM
  • Leila

    Everything is good! Please come and surprise us! I'll definitely try to give my all! How is your class? As good as us?

    1/16/2014 7:48:34 PM
  • MrSeim

    I have four cool classes this year, but they could never measure up to the CT Magnet class of 2014.

    1/17/2014 6:46:01 AM
  • Abby Stolt

    Mr.Seim I miss your history class from Old High. You mad me like history and now my history teacher is so boring and he sucks out the life from you. Anyways I hope you are having a good year so far. I miss the US History and I don't really like the ancient history.

    1/21/2014 7:34:05 PM
  • MrSeim

    Abby, how good it is to hear from you! I was just thinking about you. Did you know you were the first OH student to post on this blog?

    Well, I think you're learning this year, and that's most important!i loved ancient civilizations. You"ll have to ask your teacher to mummify a chicken .

    We did have fun last year though. I'll never forget Swush! Club. Hope to see you around time. I'll lbe looking for you on the soccer field.

    1/21/2014 8:31:58 PM
  • MrSeim

    I meant Swish! and "around town."

    1/21/2014 8:58:55 PM
  • Emily

    You know, it's really inspiring to realize how far you have come from sixth grade. I was talking tonight at a Magnet Orientation/Meeting and I really was thinking about how I have changed in three years.. I wasn't really self-confident and sure of myself in 6th grade. I wasn't a person I wanted to be, but now Magnet has changed me so much. It's truly amazing.SmileI don't think I'll ever forget the friendships I've made within Magnet. And it's all thanks to you Mr. Seim, who was able to get us started on the right track.Laughing

    1/22/2014 9:26:35 PM
  • MrSeim


    Reading what you wrote about your growth as a scholar and person over these years is the reason why I wanted to become a teacher. I am so proud of you and so porivileged to have been a part of your life and education. The sky is the limit for you!

    1/23/2014 10:13:02 AM
  • Emily

    Thank you Mr. Seim.SmileI truly appreciate it.

    1/23/2014 6:58:57 PM
  • Sona K.

    Wow, time flies.Smile

    1/25/2014 10:37:30 PM
  • Leila

    I can totally relate with Emily. I think that all of us changed in the three years that we were at CT. In sixth grade, I think we all are a lot more self-confident and more of who we want to be, all because of Magnet. And like Emily said, none of this would have happened without you. Thank you for everything!!

    1/26/2014 5:23:05 PM
  • Matthew Lindmeier

    Hey Mr. Seim! It's been so long since I've even been on your teacher web. Recently, we got our school issued iPads, and some of us have been trying our luck on Copter Crash, just like when we were in your class. How are you? How life been an Arkansas?

    3/21/2014 5:39:53 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Matthew,

    How awesome it was to hear from you. My, my, your career at CT is winding down. Hope you're leaving a legcay. Kind of forgot about Copter Crash. Some things I've kept; other ideas come in. I loved it when kids played it for the first time and crashed the second it starts. Well, that's what happened when I first played.

    Things are going well in Arknasas. We had an unusally chilly winter with quite a few snow days. In fact, our spring break has been cut to three days next week to make them up.

    Hope you're still in baseball. I'm starting a baseball club here at school. My son, Stephen, plays on a travel team.

    Keep in touch!

    3/22/2014 10:07:42 AM
  • MrSeim

    I am so sorry I didn't write back after the cool thing you said about sixth-grade Magnet. What a thrill it was for me to be a teacher of such amazing learners and citizens! I know you will go on to do wonderful things!

    I will NEVER forget your class and the contributions you made to make it a fantastic year!

    3/22/2014 10:09:34 AM
  • Ellie

    Everything people are writing on here is really deep. I would just like to say that I saw the preview for The Giver yesterday, and I also made dog treats with tiny bacon bits inside. That is all.

    3/23/2014 3:13:24 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks, for the light-hearted post, Ellie. I hope your gog liked them. (I'm really looking forward to the movie coming out.)

    3/24/2014 3:58:12 PM
  • Julianna

    Woah! High school registration is this Friday and Monday we go to Astrocamp. It feels like yesterday I was getting ready for 6th grade outdoor ed. I can still vividly see you drawing your charts and our class discussing what would happen if we didn't go to camp. Every day in your class was the best, and the memories are still as clear as ever! Time flies too fast and soon we will be stressing over SAT's and college applicationsFrown, but 6th grade will always have a special place in my heart.

    3/27/2014 1:44:47 AM
  • Graced

    Hi Mr. Seim! I haven't written on here in way to long. We are registering for high school now.SmileThat smiley face never works for meFrown ugh... HOW DOES IT WORK? I thought about writing on this blog because Mr. Bramwell was trying to make me write a poem and I remembered my awesome poem. As you probably recall, it went like this:

    PS: All of CT got iPads last week!

    3/28/2014 11:54:24 AM
  • Julie Fuller

    Hey Mr. Seim,
    Tis been a while since Ive been graced with the time to be able to go on the Internet and check your website. Rest assured I havent forgotten about you, I could never forget about you. You are one of the best teachers out there. Lately Ive been iquiring the state of your well being.
    On the earlier topic about the progression of our transition into being adultlike, I have changed a bit. I have aquired a much more authoric dialect, and my ligustics and intrest in etemology have sprouted like a weed. Im currently writing a book called Mr. Slade and 'Ro. Tis a story about a bipolar girl and her friend Mr. Slade, I dont want to spoil it for anyone incase i end up publishing it... though I highly doubt Ill be able to finish it... Well I have to go, though im gonna bookmark this site so i remember to come on more often,
    Julie Fuller
    ~The Crazy One~

    3/28/2014 11:58:59 AM
  • MrSeim

    Registering for high school? Stop time! You're being a bully! Don't know if I'd recognize any of you. Your legacy at CT has but weeks left.
    Make the last days the best.

    I stopped to think of moments of our sixth-grade year, and my mind keeps getting blocked with John O. raising his hand to say, "Mr. Seim. What day is it?"
    Seriously, I can recall numerous events and memories that will never leave my consciousness. Thanks for post, Julianna. I needed that. YOU NADE IT SPECIAL!

    I needed the poem too, Grace. I can say I read the workd's longest poem... In three seconds flat.

    So nice to hear from Julie. I was just thinking the other day about the play you wrote and had performed by your peers. Keep writing!

    Best to you all,


    3/28/2014 12:56:47 PM
  • Matthew Lindmeier

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to keep up baseball completely, but lately I've been training for Foothill baseball. I'm hoping to make the freshman team next year. I'm partly glad that we didn't have any snow days; only a 3 day spring vacation!

    3/28/2014 7:57:37 PM
  • Julie

    Thanks Mr. Seim. The play could have used a lot of work, and my leadership skills were pretty.... well they could have been better... though your play was a lot of fun, you are the only one to trust me with a largish role. every other director ive had always decides to give me the smallest role possible. But that is the past, Im mean, I still ride and I still have my horse chair thing that we made in your class. I compete out in Chino on a black mare named TeeTee, though I show her under the name SpecialTee. The sad thing is shes smart enough to find archaic ways to make the rider unintentionally dismount. She pushed me off using a tree in my last show, though i still placed in 3/4 events. and two were against professionals and trainers... well not exactly professionals, but people who excel in national competitions. I am currently transitioning into show jumping, on a horse named Buddy. I have to go now ill be back later

    3/29/2014 11:11:19 AM
  • Sona K.

    Sorry it's been such a long time!

    Haha, remember when I told you that we asked Mrs. Azimioara what day it was? Everyone decided John should do it because John had always done it in sixth grade. Memories of 6th grade will never be forgotten.

    Every now and then, I still go onto copter crash to try and beat the high score. :)

    High school sounds terrifying! D:
    In high school, every action you take matters and affects THE REST OF YOUR LIFE! As if that's not enough pressure.
    At the same time, I'm excited for this "adventure".

    I haven't changed a bit. Probably one of the least changed people. Except I talk a LOT more now. I don't know whether that's a bad or good thing.Smile

    Mr. Seim, I hope you can come for graduation!
    It would be great to have you there!

    3/29/2014 8:31:21 PM
  • Sona K.

    P.S. Technology stinks

    3/29/2014 8:31:36 PM
  • Catherine Phan

    Hey Mr. Seim!
    It's been a while! haha. I can't believe it has almost been four years since we were sitting in that classroom of yours. Man, do I miss 6th grade. High school is great, but there was something about middle school when we were all a huge Magnet family. I miss that. Everyone is off doing their own thing now, or going to different schools. (While writing this, I have realized why I haven't written on this blog in a long time. Answer: I always have to reread what I wrote to make sure I have good grammar, and because of that, I get lazy to post. haha But I guess today is an exception since I am posting something.) Anyways, you are probably wondering why I, after a long time has decided to write. Well, my English teacher has brought it to my attention that they are coming out with The Giver movie. And when I heard this, me and a couple other magnet kids freaked out. Why? Well,if I do remember clearly, a certain core teacher did promise us that he or she (it's a he) was going to take us to go see the movie if it were ever to come out with one.. *wink wink* Have you seen the trailer?!? Looks interesting.haha Truth be told, I think we are just using this excuse to see you again. Please come visit us soon! We ALL miss you! Anyways, I just wanted to check in on how you are doing. I hope you are doing alright and that you miss us! I hope you reply soon, for I am sacrificing my precious homework time to write you this.LaughingBye Mr. Seim!
    P.S. I never really got to say thank you for coming to our 8th grade promotion. You don't know how happy we were to see you there. Thank you for the memories!

    3/30/2014 6:13:29 PM
  • MrSeim

    Please come back, Julie. Good to hear from you.

    3/30/2014 9:24:32 PM
  • MrSeim

    There you are, Sona. Nice to see your name back again. I've really wanted to come to graduation. Always remember, the day you change who you are and the way you've made your parents proud, will be a very dad one.

    I've looked into coming to your graduation, but it is at a very odd time for my schedule. It doesn't look good, but I will let you all know if it can happen.

    3/30/2014 9:31:59 PM
  • MrSeim

    Wonderful to hear from you, Catherine. (You'd better check in from time to time.) Indeed, the Magnet Program was a special thing. I was so proud to be a part of it for many years and still miss all the action that stemmed from it. I did teach a boys reading club this year, and they read The Giver, but it wasn't the same. We didn't read it together or discuss it thoroughly like your class. I did see the trailer, and I was a little disappointed because it didn't appear like what I envisioned it to be. I am looking forward to it, however. In my ideal world, I would put out an ad in all the papers attempting to get the Magnet students throughout all the years and watch the The Giver and have a big reunion party afterwards. Wouldn't that be awesome!

    Loved your post, Catherine. And I so enjoyed last year's reunion. It was a night I'll never forget!

    3/30/2014 9:40:43 PM
  • MrSeim

    Go for it, Matthew!

    3/31/2014 10:07:35 AM
  • MrSeim

    By the way, dear Catherine, it's "a couple other magnet kids and I freaked out"

    I have to be consistent, but no pressure on you. :)

    3/31/2014 10:19:43 AM
  • Julie

    I agree, you need to come down to see The Giver with us. A few of us having been scheming of ways to get you to come see said movie with us.

    4/2/2014 9:06:17 PM
  • MrSeim

    Wouldn't that be awesome! Unfortunately, school here begins early. I have to be back to school on August 11. Thanks for scheming though.

    4/3/2014 10:00:04 PM
  • Julianna

    I can't believe it's already April. Seems like just yesterday you planted those cockroaches.SmileWe have spring break next week. When does your school get out?

    4/9/2014 6:11:07 PM
  • MrSeim

    Man, I wish i would have remembered that April fool's joke. Thanks for the memory.

    We have testing this week. Spring break was two weeks ago, but we only had three days because we had to make up snow days.

    our last day is June 5th, but we have five teacher days after that. Ugh! We were supposed to be out May 29th, but we have to make up more snow days. Then I go to Washington DC for four days.

    It's going to be a short summer.

    4/9/2014 8:17:43 PM
  • Emily

    Hey Mr. Seim! It has been awhile since I've posted, apologies. School has been tedious lately. I'm happy Spring Break is here (at least for me since I'm leaving for Las Vegas tomorrow for a family thing).We Magnet students need the break! I miss sixth grade! Everything was so simple then.Frown

    4/10/2014 5:55:33 PM
  • Julianna

    We just found out we're going to have to take the CST.FrownAnd I was so excited to have the year off. Oh well.

    4/10/2014 11:07:30 PM
  • Julianna

    So I was thinking, and your theory that go is the shortest sentence isn't necessarily true. I can think of two other just as short: Do. Be.

    4/12/2014 6:50:35 PM
  • MrSeim

    You're right. Do. and Be. are sentences, but Go. is less likely an imperative that needs clarification. I guess there is a three-way tie for the shortest sentence in the English language.

    Do you know what the English term that describes when you switch the first letters of a phrase (like "fighting a liar" or "lighting a fire" and "you hissed my mystery lecturer" or "you missed my history lecture")?

    4/13/2014 1:56:12 PM
  • Julianna

    I have no idea. Transpose?

    4/16/2014 7:31:52 PM
  • Julie

    I have absolutely no idea.... I got honorable mention in the Orange County Science and Engineering fair, also Im gonna learn how to Vault. Vaulting, the equestrian sport, is commonly described as gymnastics on horse back. Im excited to learn.

    4/19/2014 5:03:47 PM
  • Metaphoric Echo

    I figured I'd give y'all a mystery and post a metaphor I've written once a week and see if y'all can guess who I am based on my metaphors.

    Metaphor #1:
    My life is crumbling like a gram cracker passed
    from child to child, being broken and demolished
    until finally the last child ends its misery by putting
    an end to its existence. I tend to resist what fate has
    in store, but now my chains are gaining weight, the
    shackles digging into my skin, the ball and chain
    slowing my progress, slowly pulling me back,
    regressing me like the proverbial dog chained
    to the tree. As it tries to pull forward, the chain
    yanks it back.

    Okay maybe there is more than one metaphor in that passage above, but its part of my book. I'm gonna have to start writing another metaphor for next week.

    Have fun guessing.

    4/19/2014 6:59:17 PM
  • MrSeim

    Awesome, Julie!

    4/20/2014 4:26:34 PM
  • MrSeim

    My answer to my Language question is a "spoonerism."

    4/20/2014 4:28:12 PM
  • MrSeim

    Okay. Metaphoric Echo. Let's find out who you are. My first thought after reading was to call 9-1-1.

    4/20/2014 4:32:57 PM
  • Metaphoric Echo

    Oh... That's sad. I didn't mean for it to be alarming. As I said, I wrote it for a book. The metaphor is said by a girl who was betrayed by the only person she trusted. Im not a depressing person, nor do I have depressing thoughts. here is a better metaphor, perhaps I'll post more than once a week.

    A smile is a sun that brings forth the good of day
    Spreading happiness and light to all of those who may

    I decided to make it extra happy because of the last one. I've gotten used to reading Stephen King like books, so my writing has become a bit more suspenceful and thrilling (?). I also posted the above one to make it harder to guess, because if you make something the opposite of ones self then its harder to guess. Though I'll try to use happier metaphors as to not alarm the readers. Though your fright is a great compliment for what I was trying to write for the book,, I wanted to instill fear in the reader, fear for the characters well being. I'm now on a random tangent. Im so bad at focusing. Anyways back to my main point. I'll do my best to keep things happy, unless I write one about fear, maybe I'll turn fear into something happy. Genius, okay, my scheming has begun for my next metaphor. Have fun guessing.

    (?) I couldn't come up with better adjectives.

    4/20/2014 11:55:25 PM
  • Julie

    Im so excited. My first lesson is today.

    Metaphoric Echo your first metaphor is quite alarming at first glance, though I kinda understand what your trying to say. It kind of reminds me of being bullied. Though its rather slight though. The kids being the bullies... and the chain and shackles being bad influences... This is a whole new perspective on metaphors.

    4/21/2014 1:47:41 PM
  • _________

    is metaphoric echo julie?

    4/25/2014 5:07:11 PM
  • Julie/ Metaphoric Echo

    Yah, sorry I havent posted in a while, I havent had time, and also, Ive been busy writting my book. Im on chapter 11 currrently.

    5/20/2014 3:33:37 PM
  • Ellie

    I know who Metaphoric Echo is for sure, but I don't feel a need to spoil the mystery. I'll keep quiet.

    5/23/2014 9:01:41 PM
  • Ellie




    5/23/2014 9:02:22 PM
  • MrSeim

    Is this a man or woman singing?

    5/24/2014 7:20:49 AM
  • Magnet Class of 2014

    We are all wishing you can make it to our promotion!

    6/3/2014 10:59:52 PM
  • Graced

    I just used one of the essentials from the Code of Seimmurabi in the promotion speech we had to write. I guess they have a purpose after all. Just kidding. They really have helped me at times. :)

    6/4/2014 12:24:53 AM
  • Graced

    Hey...I just realized that my smiley face actually worked for the first time in the post that I complained about it never working. Irony at its finest.

    6/4/2014 12:26:51 AM
  • MrSeim

    Will you post your speech on the blog, Grace?

    6/4/2014 9:31:38 PM
  • MrSeim

    I would so love to come to your promotion. Unfortunately, the prospects of me coming do not look good.

    6/4/2014 9:32:58 PM
  • MrSeim

    What smiley face, Grace D.? (I'm still waiting for one.)

    6/4/2014 9:34:10 PM
  • Graced

    I posted the smiley face a while ago. Although, I see my last one didn't work. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME HOW TO DO IT!!!! I'm sorry you can't come to our promotion though.

    6/5/2014 11:30:09 PM
  • 2014 (different person)

    Not coming AWWW

    6/7/2014 10:31:14 PM
  • Larissa

    Hi Mr.Seim! We all promoted yesterday! I can't believe that we are going to be in high school! Anyways, I just wanted to say hi. 😊

    6/17/2014 6:05:27 PM
  • MrSeim

    Congratulations, Larissa and all you wonderful man (and woman) hole 8th graders. I wish I could have been there. Thanks for all the awesome memories, which I will always cherish. My best to all of you!

    6/17/2014 6:17:56 PM
  • Kayla

    Thank you so much for coming today!! We were all so shocked and happy to see you and it really made the end of the year special. :)

    6/18/2014 4:12:11 PM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks, Kayla. I so wanted to see all of you one more time. It was sweet!!!

    6/19/2014 6:01:13 PM
  • MrSeim

    Pictures! I would like as many pictures from Wednesday as I can get. Send them to makeyourparentsproud@ gmail.com

    6/19/2014 6:03:34 PM
  • Nathan

    Hello fellow high schoolers!SmileOh, those manhole jokes were funny. There should a timeline for our 6th agenda/schedule. Some of the lessons you taught I didn't understand at the time, and now when I (re)discovered the theme, I can not remember most of the topic. Alas, tis is the cruel fate for the ignorant and inattentive! D: How's your summer everyone? Especially you, Mr. Seim. I mean, what do teachers do with all that extra time?

    6/24/2014 12:07:01 AM
  • Julianna

    Hi Mr. Seim! It was so cool that you came to the yearbook signing on the last day of school. We had all missed you so much! It was great getting to see you! I hope your summer's been going great :)

    6/24/2014 2:50:53 PM
  • Ellie

    🐟🐳🐬💐🌸🌷🍀🌹🌻🌺🍁🍃🍂🌴🌵🌾🐚 can you see this?

    6/24/2014 9:54:43 PM
  • MrSeim


    We read! I just watched the Dodgers win in Kansas City. On my way to South Dakota.

    6/24/2014 11:31:35 PM
  • MrSeim


    Seeing all of you again was one of the greatest highlights of my life. I have missed you all too.

    6/24/2014 11:34:49 PM
  • Ellie

    I wasn't sad about leaving middle school until tonight. It was am unexpected time to reflect on all the memories and friends made during the course of these three years! Yes, maybe I will see some of these people next year, but on the otherhand I will lose many. I will miss 1st period PE in Mr. Dunmeyer's! I will miss 2nd period geometry with Sona, Leila, and Arlene! Oh I hated geometry in itself though. I will miss 3rd-4th period in Mrs. Cho's, and the rad people I sat near! I will miss 5th period leadership class where we benefited the community and in off time went to PE! I will miss 6th period physical science with Ms. O'Malley because she was so kind to us all! I will also miss 7th period robotics, not ONLY due to the friendships I made, but the experiences I will always remember!

    I can also mention my admiration for 6th and 7th grade! Our awkward conversations in Mr. I's, the intimidating student teacher in pre-algebra, learning to adapt to different situations when I didn't know anyone, the elective wheel, and of course Mr. Seim's. I appreciate everything we did now, far more than I did then. In 7th grade, I loved sooooo many things. Mostly what comes to mind is life science and core! Life science was just my thing, I felt so privileged to be apart of many labs and to be considered one of the "go-to people." In addition, I LOVED Mr. Bramwell! And I know he is one of those people you love or hate...He made everything funny and entertaining! I will even remember algebra. I got to sit next to a bunch of Alphas I had never met before! I got to be in a more relaxed environment, because I didn't have to live in the standards set by people who already knew me. I could choose who I truly wanted to be.

    I will miss everyone who helped make my CT years special! You guys rock!

    6/25/2014 12:16:35 AM
  • MrSeim

    Awesome summary of your time in Magnet, Ellie. I learned a lot about your experience . So sorry it took me so long to upload.

    7/1/2014 11:10:16 AM
  • Julianna

    Hi Mr. Seim!
    Wasn't your birthday July 2? HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! (Sorry, this circumstance required breaking the rules and going all capsSmile)

    7/23/2014 3:25:34 PM
  • MrSeim

    THANK YOU, JULIANNA. It was awesome that you remembered!

    7/23/2014 8:47:55 PM
  • MrSeim

    I went to see The Giver yesterday. How could I not see it right away? The book has been part of my teaching soul for 20 yeas. I never tired of reading it through twice each year. There were so many awesome lessons to learn from it. Remember our discussions like "Is it ever right to lie?"

    As for the movie, I don't know why is was rated PG-13. Maybe it was because of how the baby was killed. I believe the movie was tastefully done. They could have made the romantic part of it a bigger deal, but they didn't. I was glad about that.

    I liked the changes and additions Hollywood did to it though it didn't seem fair to the book. Perhaps, Lois Lowry appreciated them as well. For starters, making the kids older than 12 was appropriate. Having Asher becoming a drone tech was a great idea. Making Fiona more important in the plot was fitting. It was interesting how the movie made Jonas and the Giver out to be villains. That's what happens when people are ignorant. They judge others wrongly.

    The movie does a great job in portraying the main theme of the book: do we sacrifice safety in hopes of living out our liberty to the maximum. I say Yes! Hooray, for Jonas for choosing to chase the way by which he could really Carpe Diem.

    Let us use our liberty to live our lives to the max, but not at the expense of those around us. We don't have to fear forfeiting safety, if we live out our freedom with responsibility, that is, to remember that our neighbor's well-being is as valuable as our own.

    Let me know what you think of the movie. I miss you all.

    8/17/2014 1:46:41 PM
  • Emily

    Hey all.~ Been awhile since I posted on here. Hope everyone is doing well!LaughingMy summer has been...eventful. I was at basketball camp at Tustin up until I had to go to overnight camp for two weeks in San Juan Capistrano, then I went to Campland on the Bay last week where I got to meet an online friend (he's awesome) and I got up on a single ski for waterskiing! Yay! Anyways, anyone ready for highschool? Yay? Nay?

    Carpe Diem

    ((BTW, since it's Wednesday that I'm posting this- KNOWLEDGE! Get IT or die!))

    8/20/2014 4:39:05 PM
  • Julianna

    Hi Mr. Seim!
    How's your summer been going? Today I was talking to my neighbor, Kailyn, and she was saying how much me misses you too! I can't believe as of Wednesday I'm going to be in high school

    9/1/2014 12:48:15 AM
  • MrSeim

    Glad you had a great summer, Emily. Sounds like you were Carpe Dieming the whole time!

    9/14/2014 1:31:58 PM
  • MrSeim

    I look forward to hearing how HS is going for all of you.

    9/14/2014 1:33:25 PM
  • Ellie


    9/16/2014 8:38:10 PM
  • Ellie


    9/16/2014 8:52:58 PM
  • Kanika Gulia

    Hey Mr. Seim! I'm so sorry that I haven't posted in a such a long time! But a lot has happened in a year...I got Freshman of the Year at my school last year and I'm the top JV doubles team on my high school's tennis team. I also tried out for the Academic Decathlon team since it reminded me of Penathlon in sixth grade, I made the team but unfortunately I didn't have enough space on my schedule for the class. That was unfortunate but maybe next year, I guess. So how is it going over there? Do you know if there is a possibility for a Magnet Reunion? It would be so much fun to meet the rest of my magnet class and teachers again....Well, talk to you later, Mr. Seim :)

    9/21/2014 12:12:14 AM
  • Emily

    This blog has been so dead! Well...Tustin is certainly eventful! I like it very much though. I made the frosh basketball team!

    10/14/2014 6:23:23 PM
  • MrSeim

    The blog has been lifeless lately, but I do appreciate you poking your head in every once in a while.

    Great to hear you made the team, Emily. Practice your free throws! And go Tillers!

    10/16/2014 8:53:03 AM
  • MrSeim

    So sorry I didn't respond earlier. It's great to hear of your recognition! You make all your parents and teachers proud. That's what it's all about!

    It would be awesome to have a Magnet reunioun. Let's hope someday!

    Keep me posted on future successes.

    10/16/2014 8:55:04 AM
  • MrSeim

    Always remember this reality.

    To the degree that you are serious about something, you will achieve success in it.

    10/16/2014 8:55:46 AM
  • MrSeim

    Thanks for the link, Ellie!!

    10/16/2014 8:56:05 AM
  • Graced

    I am sitting in history right now playing copter crash.Smile(maybe that one worked? Probably not.)

    10/17/2014 3:20:08 PM
  • Graced

    Haha now Michaela Austriaco is playing it too.

    10/17/2014 3:22:16 PM
  • Julianna

    I should be studying for a world history test right now so I can go to sleep, but oh well...
    All of a sudden. I've just felt very old. Yesterday I turned fifteen, and I didn't like it one bit. It feels like yesterday that I was in your class. I can't believe I can hypothetically have my driver's permit in six months! That's always been one of the things in the far future. Something Future Julianna does, that I know will happen but doesn't feel like it's actually going to happen to this me. Like getting married, or having a job. I talk about it and stuff, but it's one of those future things that never actually happens. It struck me yesterday that in 2 years I'll be turning 17, and 2 years ago I turned 13. I still feel 13. I suppose only about a year ago I WAS 13 (the end of 13), but still growing up is weird. Anyways, I miss you and your class so much! Hope you're having fun in Arkansas. Come to California soon!

    11/24/2014 1:37:17 AM
  • MrSeim

    I totally understand, Julianna though for me it's a lot worse. Sometimes, I think my life is passing me by. I seize each day, and maybe why time goes by like a rocket heading to the moon. I'm already in my third year at Old High Middle School. Hard to believe! I started a new club called the Yeskies. 75 kids have been coming each week. It's a club for kids who just want to learn about things in the world. We have guest speakers on all types of cool subjects. Sometimes i will teach on a high interest topic. Last week was on world population.. I'm trying to develop a culture on campus where kids understand that Knowledge is Power.

    Yes, you will have a driver's license soon and become more and more independent. Make sure that you let me know where you go to college. Perhaps, you will be able to tell me at your HS graduation. I love to go, and as you have alluded, it will be here before you know it.

    Enjoy the ride. There are a lot of great stops along the way.

    11/25/2014 9:16:14 AM
  • MrSeim

    Who is Djemddnsmmemsr? Cool post, but can't print with name.

    12/1/2014 12:49:10 PM
  • angelica cooks

    Yeskies. Lucy Lemmon and Amelia Hladick call it yetties.

    12/5/2014 8:27:34 PM


    12/5/2014 8:52:31 PM
  • Unibrow Kid Immad Ali

    Hi PPL

    12/12/2014 11:08:13 AM
  • Julianna

    Hi Mr. Seim!!! How's life? Just reread the manhole jokes on Friday because Ellie was talking about them and I finished my math test early. They are still gold and most are still true. Have fun in Arkansas!

    2/11/2015 9:34:56 PM
  • MrSeim

    Hi Julianna. Thanks for writing. I love it when you do. Going great hear. Have a Knowledge is Power Club called the Yeskies. Also have a Leadership Club called Carpe Via. Keeps me busy. How's high school life?

    One of my favorite all-time memories at CT was the Manhole Jokes. I will cherish them and the kids behind them as long as I live.

    2/14/2015 11:31:08 AM
  • Julianna

    High school's good. I'm in track and cross country which I absolutely LOVE. I wish I'd started running earlier. There are so many classes I want to take, but even with a zero period only seven classes possible. Unfortunately, like many aspects of my life there is a lot I want to do and only so much I can. :(

    2/19/2015 10:13:55 PM
  • MrSeim

    We share the same sentiment, Julianna. I often wish I could forfeit sleep to do all I want to do. Glad you're in CC! Carpe diem!

    2/26/2015 8:14:11 PM
  • Ellie

    It's a cool day when you take Latin and "et tu Brute" makes perfect sense. Even like why Brutus is spelled that way. In Latin when you are referencing people/men you replace the -us with -e. !!!feeling super smart !!!

    3/14/2015 12:20:18 AM
  • MrSeim

    You are super smart, Ellie!!

    3/19/2015 12:42:33 PM
  • Kylee Watnick

    Hey! I have been missing the Magnet program a lot lately! I just wanted to check in and say I love and miss everyone, especially you, Mr. Seim! Would you believe that I've already made it to sophomore year and that I am currently preparing for the closing night of my second theatrical performance? Who would have guessed I would become a theater/choir kid, huh? I wish that we could all meet up sometime again!

    Until next time,
    Kylee Watnick

    5/1/2015 11:38:09 AM
  • MrSeim

    So sorry, Kylee. Your post got into my junk mail by mistake. It is so great to hear from you, and to know that you are seizing the day. I totally see how you would be comfortable on the stage. It would be great to all meet ups omeday. my best to you.

    5/19/2015 3:15:12 PM
  • MrSeim

    So wonderful to hear from you, Emily. I'm so proud that you are taking high school by storm. I can't believe I just completed my third year teaching in Arkansas. It's been great, but I still miss the Magnet at CT as well. as long as you all check in from time to time, I will keep the website going. Please keep in touch. I want to know where you go to college someday.

    I just saw a cool quote recently. "There are two numbers on everyone's tombstonbe, but the only thing that matters is the dash between them."

    5/29/2015 6:54:27 AM
  • MrSeim

    Emily, I don't know what happened to your post. It didn't upload. Send it again?

    5/29/2015 6:57:53 AM
  • Emily

    Oh my gosh Mr. Seim, I'm so sorry I forgot to check back... A whirlwind of things happened since I last posted to now... From finishing freshman year (straight A's!!!) to visiting family in Minnesota (I left the day after school went out, went alone. :D) to dealing a lot of drama over the summer...Frown, to finishing up a lot of summer HW, I haven't been very good at keeping tabs on things. I'm in AP Bio this year and also in my second year of basketball, so things are definitely a bit different. I'm also working in website design for my Journalism class so that's fun too. Honestly though, nothing compares to your 6th grade Magnet class. I still miss everything that we did in your class.FrownI hope things are going well for you!

    10/4/2015 4:41:29 PM
  • Julianna

    I miss the days when I used to come home after school and have snack and check the blogs instead of doing homework into the early hours of the morning. I hope you're doing well.

    1/17/2016 6:46:33 PM
  • MrSeim

    What do you mean instead of doing your homework? 😊 Great to hear from you, Julianna! I'm doing great, but I sure miss the days of reading the blogs too. Best time ever!

    1/17/2016 8:48:41 PM

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