Twelfth Grade, Third Reporting Period
September 23 – December 4, 2003
English (World Literature) – Read part of C.H. Lewis’s Mere Christianity, all of Richter’s The Light in the Forest, Corrie Ten Boom’s The Hiding Place, and Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel, part of The Ugly American, by Lederer and Burdick, all of 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Stanley Kubrick, and listened to Sense and Sensibility.
History – Finished Colson’s Born Again; read Book I of Neil Sheehan’s A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam, World weekly news magazine, Part I plus of Collins and Lapierre’s O Jerusalem!, and one-third of Under the Influence: How Christianity Transformed Civilization, by Schmidt; heard a DART official and area city planners speak at two local political meetings.
Advanced Math – Common and natural logarithms, trigonometric equations, angular velocity, graphing parabolic equations by completing the square to find the axis of symmetry and vertex, circular and distinguishable permutations, factoring over the complex numbers.
Advanced Chemistry – Concentration of molarity (M), molality (m), and mole fraction (X), distillation, chromatography and van der Waals forces, colloids, equilibrium constant and Gibb’s free energy equation, solubility product.
Experiments – Saturated solutions of sodium sulfate and temperature, colloidal particles
German – Acquired an additional 400 words of vocabulary and the ability to understand moderately complex sentence structure by listening to Learnables Book 3 tapes of Lessons 21-30 and got further experience with grammatical constructions by reading a text and listening to tapes of Lessons 21-23, read in German New Testament.  
Violin – Paganini Sonata No. 12, Haydn’s Concerto No. 1, played during worship at church.
Piano – “Maple Leaf Rag,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear” arrangement, accompaniment to Mozart’s Rondo in D for the violin, Grieg’s Concerto Op. 16 Themes.
Cooking – Pizza, lasagna, chicken pot pie (from canned chicken and frozen vegetables), easy spaghetti, crescent-roll braid around a filling, Thanksgiving turkey and dressing, and cranberry fruit salad.
P.E. – DDR (Dance Dance Revolution).
Bible - II Peter 1:4 and promises Proverb 4:13, Romans 12:3b, Psalm 33:18; “5-5-5” (fifth chapters) of Romans, II Corinthians, and Ephesians.
Computer – Completed a Flash applet and created associated HTML files for his web site and submitted his site into the Macromedia Back-to-School Contest.  Made an SQL database-driven PHP program for his father that displayed all of the benchmarks he found in a table with sortable columns and created another program that allowed additions to the benchmark database. Continued working on a blogging program.  Installed the binary distribution of the GCC 3.0.3 on his Linux-running Playstation 2.  Worked on getting a number of other programs to compile, install, and run; compiled and installed a few and ran one.  Just before installing Sony’s v. 2.4 distribution kernel, he was informed through the Playstation Linux Forum that that particular kernel was for game developers only and would make the normal Linux PS2 break, so he changed the /usr/src/linux link to point back to the 2.2 kernel.  Bought an ethernet modem on eBay.  Read Linux From Scratch, Learning Wireless Java, and part of an SQL book.

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