S: Ida "Penny" Mae Thornton
BC: The End
FC: Ida "Penny" Mae Thornton | The Life of
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. CathyAllen
2: My Birth On Sunday November 19, 1989 at 6:59am I was brought into this world after my mom went through a week of labor pains and finally delivered after 4 hours. I was born at Saint Anthony's Hospital in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
4: The day I was born...
5: At Birth: I weighed 8lbs 3oz and I was 21 1/4 inches long. My health was perfect. I was in the hospital for a day and the entire time I was in the room with my mom. My mom breast fed me for three months. First words: My first word was "Dada" and I said it at five months. At seven months I said "Mama" and "Nana." Favorite Toys: As a baby I loved my walker and swing. When I was two I loved my baby doll, my brother's truck, and daddy's cb radio.
6: All things grow better with love.
8: From my mom I received my green eyes and my OCD for organization. | Nature
9: My parents have no idea where my ability to talk fast came from, but I know it had to of been somewhere in genetics. | From my dad I received my long eyelashes. I inherited my math skills from both my mom and dad.
10: From the environment I was raised in I acquired my mothering personality, love for country music, my want to help people, my want to go to school and more specifically college, huge trucks and my love for driving and being over the road.
12: The child-Female, 21, calm temperament, good health The Microsystem-loving and caring family, encouraging teachers, amazing church family, several close friends The mesosystem-the supportiveness of my family and teachers led to me being successful in school, my love of many friends led to my want to see them at school and home The exosystem-I rarely saw my siblings at school so being home with them was more enjoyable, my parents rarely allowed friends over so my time with them at school was something I looked forward to everyday The Macrosystem-the only thing that has been consistent in my life has been living with both my biological parents and their marriage lasting through everything The Chronosystem-the 9/11 attack had a major impact on my childhood because it led to my brother joining the military and dealing with that was a struggle, my high school burning down impacted the way I look at life and the privilege I have to attend public school everyday
13: Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory
14: My Brain | Some things that contributed to my brain development were... learning to read starting school learning to talk my home environment learning to write my name learning to write my letters and numbers
16: As a child...
17: I grew at the same rate as everyone else. I was not the tallest person in my class, but I was not the shortest either. I also was not a very active child. I mainly stayed inside. Overall, I was a fairly healthy child. I rarely had to go to the doctor. The only accidents I had were minor ones like falling off my bike
18: Constructivist Leaning Experience
19: In elementary school we had a music teacher who used hands-on learning. Along with the typical music teaching she also taught us many songs in sign language. We learning God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood in sign language then we performed it for our town old timer's day. We also learned God Bless America and My Country Tis of Thee in sign. ALong with the sign language we did several activities involving working in groups to figure out the problems.
20: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.
22: All things grow better with love. | Traditional Learning Experience
23: I remember throughout all my elementary school years almost all my teachers had a traditional way of teaching. All the teachers had assigned seating and we were not allowed to change seats without their say so. The teachers also had a set schedule of topics to teach and they were not subject to change in anyway. They had planned it all out at the beginning of the year and were not very flexible to change based on the students interests. We had very few student directed activities.
24: My Brother the mentor
25: Growing up my older brother was my mentor and I was the apprentice. He was the one person I would believe anything and everything that he ever said to me. He taught me things like it hurts when you touch a lit furnace, yes he actually told me to do it and I did. He also taught me that school is very important and I was to stay in school no matter what troubles came my way. Another thing is he taught me that gifts are more about the thought and not the quantity. He taught me this by giving me little gifts that he found around the house from dimes to my own toys.
26: Autonomy As a child I was never one to share anything I had, even with my siblings. We would fight over things a lot. | Initiative I loved to play school as a child. I was always the teacher and that is how I knew I wanted to be a teacher. | Competence Growing up my parents rewarded and praised me for getting good grades and as a result I would always do my best so that I did not disappoint them.
27: Erikson's Theory of Preschool Development
28: James Marcia's Identity Statuses | Identity Foreclosure When I was younger I made the commitment to be just like my family in that I was always going to be a country redneck girl. I chose this based on how I was raised. We always listened to country music, we lived in a small country town, and we all have hick accents whether we like it or not.
29: I was greatly influenced by my parents and my older brother Jeff. My parents were the ones who taught me life is to precious to loose, but Jeff showed me the real life aspect of that by serving in the United States Army after the 9/11 attack. | Moral Development
30: Kim | Heather T | Kirstie | Kaylie | Heather H | Emily | Jordan | Lacy "Buddy" | Rachel | Kayla
31: My Childhood Friends | My pattern of friendship agreed with the social development pattern. | Loren | Imelda | Lindsey | Rachael | Jessica
32: My favorite games to play as a child was hide-and-go-seek in the dark, tag, jump rope, and play school/house. | My childhood extracurricular activities were t-ball, softball, and cheerleading.
33: My adolescent extracurricular activities were mainly clubs. I was a part of NJHS, NHS, NTHS, FFA, Key Club, and Spanish Club. | The main factor that aided my resiliency would be my outgoing personality and my ability to get along with just about anybody. Believing in myself and being emotionally stable also helped aid my resiliency.