• Amanda Vanderbeek

    Amanda Vanderbeek

    Class of 2012
    Ely, MN
    Elementary education

    Amanda's Bio:
    I grew up in the Twin Cities, but now live up in Ely, MN near the BWCA, where my family has been for the last 7 years. I have three brothers, who I adore, and I enjoy fishing, playing basketball, and rough housing with them whenever I can. My mom has been a daycare provider since I was born, which served as inspiration for me to pursue a degree in Elementary education. I also love to paint, draw, and DANCE! I have been dancing for twenty years and am a dance instructor in Superior, WI....I can't imagine a life without it!

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    Health Information Management, CIS minor

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    Senior
    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

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    Mathematics & Computer Science

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    M.S. Health Information Management

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    Marketing and Business Management

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    Accounting and Finance

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    Junior
    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

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    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

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    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

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    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

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    Graduate Student
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    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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    Sophomore
    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

Passing the Time…THE COOL WAY

So, this week has two meanings.  First, it is the most stressful week of the semester (and most likely the one yielding the least amount of sleep).  Second, it is the week that we all get to return home and celebrate the wonderful holiday season with our families.  Which brings up another topic: the road trip!  We all know how boring car rides can be sometimes…staring blankly at the backs of random vehicles and license plates for hours at a time.  So, I thought it would be great to share some excellent travel games with you to help pass the time.  Enjoy!

  • The Grocery Game: Whether you want to challenge your memory or just whet your appetite for lunch, the grocery game is a great way to pass the time on your drive. One person starts with naming something that can be bought at the grocery store that starts with the letter ‘A’, such as “apples”. The next player would have to repeat the first person’s answer as well as add on a food that begins with the letter ‘B’. If you mess up, you’re out, and the game continues until only one memory-gifted player remains. If you get bored with groceries, try using another topic.
  • I Spy: One person in the car looks around and chooses an object. The guessers are given one clue: “I spy with my little eye something that is (insert first letter of objects name, objects color, or other clue of your choice)”. Players can’t choose something that is whizzing by too fast; objects must be within the car or far enough in the distance to be within sight for a few minutes. Guessers attempt to figure out the nature of the object and the winner gets to create their own mystery object.
  • License Plate ID:  See how many different states you can identify on license plates.
  • License Plate Lingo: The goal of this game is to come up with a phrase using the letters on another car’s plate.  So if you see the plate LMT 823, the first person to call out a somewhat logical phrase such as “Lost my tooth” earns a point.
  • I Am Going On a Journey: This is a memory game. The leader of this game starts off by saying, “I am going on a journey and I am bringing with me a (blank).” They then describe an object that begins with the letter A. The next person must repeat what the first person said and then must add an object that begins with the letter B, and so on. Subsequent players must remember all of the objects in alphabetical order.

 

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