Archive for February, 2013

Lightning Becomes and Engineer

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Hello Class!!

Airplanes that Mr. Wendall works with.

Airplanes that Mr. Wendall works with.

Today I worked with Julia and Jordan Lambert’s Dad, Wendel. He is a Project Engineer for a large Aircraft Engine Overhaul Company.

Lightning working hard.

Lightning working hard.

I spent my day helping with sales calls and answering engine problem questions, which is very important to get right, since you can’t pull over to the nearest cloud if you have a problem.
Mr. Lambert’s company provides a service to the community by overhauling turbine engines on commercial airlines, Fortune 500 Companies, general aviation, and the agricultural industry.
If this job did not exist, people would not be able to travel by air, all around the world for work or play.
Mr. Lambert’s job is located all over the United States, as he has to travel a lot. When he isn’t traveling, he

Off to work!

Off to work!

works from his home office. His company has 17 overhaul facilities, located all over the world to better serve the aviation community. Each company contributes and supports many charitable projects to numerous to list.

Until next time,

Lightning!!

Thunder Runs an Orthopedic Office

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Dear Mrs. Crosby,

I am happy to report that Thunder had a great day with my staff and I at the Colorado Center of Orthopedic Excellence.  I am the Practice Administrator (manage the entire practice) for four surgeons and 40 staff members located in Briargate (near Salsa Brava). 

Thunder making copies.

Thunder making copies.

Thunder running the office.

Thunder running the office.

Thunder recovering.

Thunder recovering.

Our surgeons and staff treat people who are hurt so they can feel better.  We see 40-50 people a day, and we work with the Olympic Training Center to help athletes get better after they get injured.  If we did not exist, many of our community members would not be able to go to work or enjoy their daily activities with their families.  

I attached some pictures of Thunder at our office.  My staff has to practice putting casts on people, and Thunder volunteered to have casts put on his legs.  Don’t worry – the casts just pull off!  I am happy to report that Thunder was an excellent patient, and I would love to have him work with us in making people feel better.

I wanted to share some of our office items with your class, so you’ll find 26 rubber hockey pucks in a bag for you to provide your children.

Sincerely,

Karen Talone

Thunder Learns About Internal Medicine

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Hello class,

Thunder and Dr. Schultz.

Thunder and Dr. Schultz.

Today I worked with Jacob’s mom,Dr. Schultz.  She is a doctor of Internal Medicine, which means she takes care of adults.  She provides a service to the community, and works in the city of Colorado Springs.  She works with other physicians, nurses, therapists and patients in our community.  Her job helps people who are sick get better, and helps keep people from getting sick.  If her job did not exist, people who got sick might take a longer time to get better or more people might get sick, and not be able to work or play.

I learned a lot about staying healthy today. Until next time,

Thunder

Lightning, T. Bear, FBI Agent

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Hello Everyone!

WOW, this last internship was full of surprises … some were very scary!  I spent the day with Abigail’s dad, who is a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  When I showed up for work I was arrested because I was mistaken for one of the FBI’s Top 10 Most Wanted fugitives.  I went from being on the Top 10 Most Wanted list to helping the FBI solve a bank robbery mystery that has been unresolved for years!

...mistaken identity!

…mistaken identity!

A case of ...

A case of …

I learned a lot about the FBI today.  Primarily I learned that FBI agents are like Police Officers but with some different responsibilities.  FBI agents are responsible for enforcing over 300 federal laws.  This means that FBI agents investigate cases involving foreign spies (foreign counterintelligence/espionage), bank robbers, kidnappers, drug traffickers, terrorists, cyber (computer) and white collar (accounting fraud) criminals and a host of other people that break the law.  The FBI has agents working all over the world who help to protect not only our community but American citizens all across the globe.

FBI agents must be in good physical condition to defend themselves (this is called defensive tactics).  They must also be comfortable using firearms to protect themselves during arrests of some of the worst criminals in the world.  There is no such thing as a typical day for an FBI agent.  Every day can be different and that is what makes it so much fun.  Some of the different things that FBI agents get to do include testifying in federal court (answering questions before a judge), executing a search warrant at someone’s home or office to collect evidence, meeting/debriefing a source to gather information on illegal activities, making an arrest, or meeting with your squad (other FBI agents) and catching up on paperwork.  FBI agents are always on duty to protect their community and country; this is definitely not a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. type of job.  Although the work is challenging and exciting, FBI agents still have the opportunity to spend quality time with their families (Abigail told me this was true!).

I helped...

I helped…

FBI agents work very closely with all other law enforcement officers and agencies.  However, most importantly is the FBI’s interaction with the general public because it is the honest people who provide most of the information needed to solve crimes worked by the FBI.  I was even able to help the FBI solve the bank robbery mystery for which I was wrongly accused (see my pictures conducting an interrogation and arrest).

... catch this bad guy!

… catch this bad guy!

If we didn’t have the FBI, I think there would be more criminals walking free around the world to victimize other people like me … phew!  I’m glad the FBI realized that I’m not a criminal and I’m especially glad that those handcuffs are off … they REALLY hurt!

Well, I think I’ll take a nice hot bubble bath, get some rest and recover from my short incarceration by the FBI.  I’m not sure I could have made it through the weekend in jail … what would my supervisor (Mrs. Crosby) think?

Lightning practicing his new FBI skills on Abigail.

Lightning practicing his new FBI skills on Abigail.

I will be back and ready to go on Monday for my next adventure!

Thanks!

Lightning T. Bear (an innocent bear)

Lightning Learns About Radiology

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Hello Class!
 
What an awesome time I had working with Dr. Schimmel (Kate’s Dad) as a radiologist.  The human body is so fascinating.  It’s amazing we can use technology to look inside the human body to find out what’s wrong when we are sick.  I interviewed Dr. Schimmel about his job and this is what I learned:

Lightning with Mr. Skeleton.

Lightning with Mr. Skeleton.

 
1.  What is your job?
 
I am a Radiologist.  A Radiologist is a doctor who uses technology such as x-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound, and nuclear medicine to evaluate individual’s bodies to see what is wrong with them.  I analyze the pictures and then dictate a report for the patient’s doctor.  Sometimes I have to stick needles into my patients organs to collect some cells so they can be looked at under the microscope to see what is wrong.  

Lightning analyzing a chest x-ray.

Lightning analyzing a chest x-ray.

 
2.  Do you provide goods or services?
 
I provide services, both to other doctors who need help with a diagnosis and to patients.  
 
3.  Is your job located in the city, suburbs, or rural community?
 
I work at the Air Force Academy Clinic.  However, Radiologists can work in all of these locations.  
 
4.  How do you interact with other members of our community in your job duties?
 
I interact with other types of doctors as well as patients.  Sometimes I have really good news if my patient doesn’t have a disease but sometimes I have bad news if a patient is really sick.  I might have helped a few of your moms and dads and maybe you as well.
 
5.  How does your job support our community?
 
My job is important to help our community be healthy.

Lightning getting a CT scan.

Lightning getting a CT scan.

 
6. What would happen if your job did not exist in our community?
 
It would be more difficult for other doctors to make a diagnosis, that is to find what is wrong with the patient.  For example, it would be difficult to know if a bone is fractured (broken) or if a patient has a tumor.
Thanks to everyone on base for making me feel so welcome. I learned a lot about being a radiologist!
Until next time,
Lightning

Thunder Works From Home

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Hi Class!
Whoa, let me first begin by telling you go hug your Mom or Dad if they stay at home. Their job is not easy!! Today seemed to go by so quickly; let me tell you everything I did with Delaney’s Dad.
Lightning dropping everyone off for another great day at DCC.

Lightning dropping everyone off for another great day at DCC.

First we drove to pick up a couple neighbors to drive them to school, but before Delaney and her friend were able to be dropped off we drove Delaney’s brother, Darby, to the home of one of his School in the Woods classmates so he could catch a ride with their Mom. We then proceeded to DCC to drop off Delaney and her friend Kaela. By this time I thought we were going home, but I heard a voice in the back seat! It was Kaela’s sister Lydia! I tried to tell Delaney’s Dad that we forgot to drop her off at DCC but it was hard to get his attention, he was so focused on the road. I guess he knew what he was doing because we stopped at a home

Lightning getting some coffee for Mr. Behnken to start the day.

Lightning getting some coffee for Mr. Behnken to start the day.

nearby and he walked Lydia to the door. Seeing only him walk back to the truck, I, Lightning T. Bear, figured out on my own that she was dropped off at a friends home. It turns out she is in afternoon Kindergarten with Mrs. Smiley!

One thing that all adults require is COFFEE! I helped Delaney’s Dad make coffee soon after we returned from

Making sure the everyone has clean clothes.

Making sure the everyone has clean clothes.

dropping the kids off. See my picture? Maybe someday I will be a Barista! While that was brewing, Delaney’s Dad brought me down to the laundry room; your clothes don’t get cleaned magically you know! See how I got to pour in the laundry soap?!

I learned that Delaney’s Dad is as 95% stay-at-home Dad and a 5% small business owner. After a quick cup of coffee we were both off to his office to check emails! He gets a lot! I should know, I saw them with my own eyes! See me? phew. He said he loves it though. He owns a consulting firm which helps companies with their online

Lightning checking emails with Mr. Behnken.

Lightning checking emails with Mr. Behnken.

branding, local marketing, social networks and community partnerships. It keeps him busy during the day when the kids are in school.

After all of the emails were addressed, we were back in the basement, this time to have some fun! Weeee – see me vacuuming?! It was like being at the Rodeo!
Weeee........ cleaning really can be fun!

Weeee…….. cleaning really can be fun!

Today I was able to look through their cookbook to be able to answer the question, “What’s for dinner?!” You can BEARly see me behind the big book! Can you find me?

Once I planned dinner we were off to the grocery store – buckled for safety! We had to move quickly through the

Lightning and Mrs. Behnken after a very busy day.

Lightning and Mrs. Behnken after a very busy day.

store because it was almost time to pick up Delaney along with her two friends from this morning, then drive another 15 minutes to Darby’s school in Black Forest!

After we finally made it home – Delaney’s Dad still had a smile on his face…Delaney took this picture of her Dad and me. I like it! Well, time to make dinner! Have a great evening everyone!!! See you tomorrow!
Sincerely,
LTB
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