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The Stonecutter

Tasaku was a lowly stonecutter. Each day the sound of his hammer and chisel rang out as he chipped away at the foot of the mountain He hewed the blocks of stone that formed the great temples and places.

He asked for nothing more than to work each day and this pleased the spirit who lived in the mountains.

One day, a prince went by. Soldiers preceded him, musicians and dancers followed him. He was clothed in beautiful silk robes, and his servants carried him aloft.

Tasaku watched until the magnificent procession had passed out of sight.

Tasaku cut no more stone and returned to his hut. He envied the prince. He looked up in the sky and wished aloud that he might have such great wealth. Then he slept.

The spirit who lived in the mountains heard him and that night transformed the stonecutter into a prince.

Tasaku was overjoyed. He lived in a palace and wore robes of the finest silk. Musicians played for him and servants bowed low. He commanded great armies and ruled over the land.

Every after noon Tasaku walked in his garden. He loved the fragrant petals and graceful vines. But the sun burned his flowers. He knelt over the withered blossoms and saw the power of the sun.

The spirit heard him.

Takasu became the sun, and he was happy for a time.

To show his power, he burned the fields and parched the lands. The people begged for water.

Then a cloud came and covered him, and the bright rays of the sun were obscured. Tasaku then knew the cloud was even more powerful than the sun. He told the spirit to change him into a cloud.

The spirit heard him.

Tasaku became the cloud. With his new power he made violent storms. Thunder rolled across the sky, rivers overran their banks, fields were flooded, huts and places were washed away.

But the mountains remained.

Tasaku was angry because the mountain was more powerful than the cloud. “Make me into the mountain!” Tasaku demanded. The spirit obeyed and then departed, for there was nothing more he could do.

Tasaku became the mountain. He was more powerful than the prince, stronger than the sun, mightier than the cloud.

But tasaku felt the sharp sting of a chisel. It was a lowly stonecutter, chipping away at his feet. Deep inside, he trembled.

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The stone cutter always wanted more and never stopped to appreciate what he already had. Happiness comes when you make the best of what you have and he chose to want everything he didn't. I think if he would just stop and live instead of existing he would be more content with what he has and be happy.
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Create > Expressive Portraits Goals: Create 3 expressive Portraits General Requirements for all 3 portraits: You should spend a minimum of 4 hours on each piece. Use a different media on each portrait Each ...
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Nice work Madeleine!  Congratulations! 
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What's your takeaway after reading this folk tale?
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The Stonecutter

Tasaku was a lowly stonecutter. Each day the sound of his hammer and chisel rang out as he chipped away at the foot of the mountain He hewed the blocks of stone that formed the great temples and places.

He asked for nothing more than to work each day and this pleased the spirit who lived in the mountains.

One day, a prince went by. Soldiers preceded him, musicians and dancers followed him. He was clothed in beautiful silk robes, and his servants carried him aloft.

Tasaku watched until the magnificent procession had passed out of sight.

Tasaku cut no more stone and returned to his hut. He envied the prince. He looked up in the sky and wished aloud that he might have such great wealth. Then he slept.

The spirit who lived in the mountains heard him and that night transformed the stonecutter into a prince.

Tasaku was overjoyed. He lived in a palace and wore robes of the finest silk. Musicians played for him and servants bowed low. He commanded great armies and ruled over the land.

Every after noon Tasaku walked in his garden. He loved the fragrant petals and graceful vines. But the sun burned his flowers. He knelt over the withered blossoms and saw the power of the sun.

The spirit heard him.

Takasu became the sun, and he was happy for a time.

To show his power, he burned the fields and parched the lands. The people begged for water.

Then a cloud came and covered him, and the bright rays of the sun were obscured. Tasaku then knew the cloud was even more powerful than the sun. He told the spirit to change him into a cloud.

The spirit heard him.

Tasaku became the cloud. With his new power he made violent storms. Thunder rolled across the sky, rivers overran their banks, fields were flooded, huts and places were washed away.

But the mountains remained.

Tasaku was angry because the mountain was more powerful than the cloud. “Make me into the mountain!” Tasaku demanded. The spirit obeyed and then departed, for there was nothing more he could do.

Tasaku became the mountain. He was more powerful than the prince, stronger than the sun, mightier than the cloud.

But tasaku felt the sharp sting of a chisel. It was a lowly stonecutter, chipping away at his feet. Deep inside, he trembled.

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From this story I got that greed isn't a good thing. No matter how much you achieve, parts of you from before your success will always remain. Even though the stone cutter became the mountain he was reminded of where he started when he felt the stone cutter chipping him.
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Scroll through all episodes of season 1 and current episodes of season 2. The episodes are in descending order.
Below each episode is a link to both digital and printable versions of critical thinking questions for each individual video.

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Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns. While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our brains take in new information, and knowing how this works can help us choose the most efficient strategies for learning new things.
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Watch > the hero's journey in 12 easy steps with Shrek
https://prezi.com/cyzxep05vb4e/the-heros-journey/
Write > a personal journey story that changed you in a profound way.
Optional - Interact > Fill in the Blank Heros Journey > http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/hero-journey-30069.html
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Recently I watched a few documentaries on things that affect the environment and things that affected people in negative ways. Most of these films had to do with food and the way it’s produced. I learned about things like cows being one of the lead producers of greenhouse gasses to human dependence on sugar to how agribusinesses could be a key way to ending world hunger if they wanted. These documentaries are the reason I decided to become a vegetarian. While my becoming a vegetarian won’t stop the polluting of the planet or stop mass livestock cruelty it has, in some ways, allowed me to stand for what I believe in and even eat healthier. The environment is very important and protecting it should be a priority. Learning about ways to protect it or make changes is something I would like to learn about further and maybe help in the future.
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