In the beginning of English class on most days, we do this activity called Brain Fuel where my class and I would be able to read books, blogs, or do anything that interests us such as drawing or writing, etc. My teacher had us do this activity to allow ourselves to have some quiet time alone each day. It gives us time to relax and relieve stress which in turn allows us to be able to accomplish more and think better or be more creative. During Brain Fuel activity, an idea might pop into our head and it may come occasionally, or a whole bunch of ideas may come at once like a storm. They could come while we’re reading something that inspired us or while we draw. You never know. Maybe someday, one of those ideas could change the world. Having just a little time during class for Brain Fuel could actually make a difference. In those few minutes, it allows us to ponder about things we’ve never had time for since our day is always busy, consisting of school.
Recently, in my English class, we did this activity called Crow vs. Crop where people would interrogate others about their ideas for their innovation project. This is like crows pecking at the crops. They want to find out the good stuff. This is an important and beneficial process because it helps the “crops” figure out the flaws in their ideas and improve on them. As I was looking through pictures, I came across some blackbird cookies and corn crop cake pop treats that reminded me of the Crow vs. Crop activity. Not only were these treats cute, they are perfect to make for this fall season.