Archive for February, 2014

Thunder Learns What A General Manager Does

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Hello Everyone,

Today I spent the day with Jaxon’s dad Jason Oringer. Jason is the General Manager of Rocky Mountain Auto Brokers. Rocky Mountain is a car

Thunder on the phone.

Thunder on the phone.

dealership in the Powers Auto Park.

Jason’s job is to oversee the daily operations of the dealership. He is responsible for over 200 cars, 11 salesmen, 3 sales managers, 2 finance managers, advertising as well as flying around the country to buy cars to sell to the people of Colorado Springs. Jason spends a good part of his day making sure his salesmen help the customers buy a car that they not only love but can afford.

If Jason’s job did not exist there would be no one to run the store, train the staff or buy cars to sell to the people. I guess you could say if Jason just decided not go to work It would be like all the students going to school and when they got to school there were no teachers, principal or staff to teach the students. I am pretty sure there would be lots of chatting and playing but not very much learning. What do you boys and girls think would happen if there were no cars for people to buy, how would everyone get around?

Well it has been a long day and I had a great time, I even got to drive a brand new car today. Here is a picture of me on the phone with a customer helping them with questions about a new car.


Thunder T. Bear

Thunder Goes Virtual

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Thunder learning how to be a Virtual Assistant for Mr. Hughes.

Thunder learning how to be a Virtual Assistant for Mr. Hughes.

Hello class. It seems that I have been doing a lot of work on the computer these last few weeks. I have learned, though, that computer work is different for different types of jobs. The job I did this week allows people to connect when they otherwise could not. Mr. Hughes, Sam’s dad, taught me a lot!

Mr. Hughes is a virtual assistant.  He provides a service.  Mr. Hughes works for a man who helps people sell houses.  That man lives in North Carolina, and Mr. Hughes lives in Colorado.  Mr. Hughes works at his house.  He uses his computer, calls people on the phone, and sends documents to banks.  The headset on Thunder’s head is part of a phone.  Mr. Hughes helps people in communities all over the United States, not just our community.  He helps our community because with the money he makes, he buys goods and services from people in our community.  Thunder and Mr. Hughes got to decide when they ate lunch and what time they stopped working that day.  It was cool to be able to choose when they worked, but Mr. Hughes and Thunder had to get their work done before they played.

Until next week!


Thunder T. Bear, Director

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Thunder and Mr/ Albrecht at work.

Thunder and Mr. Albrecht at work.

Job:     Director of Software Development at Oracle

Job Description:     Provide software products that help businesses run more efficiently

Locations:     I work out of CS Office.  Offices located all around the World.  HQ in Redwood Shores, CA.

General Info: 
Many of the local companies here in Colorado Springs run Oracle software,  especially the Oracle database.   I direct a small development team to build software  that helps different software products communicate better to each other and help businesses save money.

Lightning Spends the Day in Sales

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Hello Cool Cats!

This week I worked with Mr. Nugent. Here is what he had to say when I interviewed him:

Lightning sits with Vanessa at her dad's desk.

Lightning sits with Vanessa at her dad’s desk.

My job is a business owner and salesman.  I provide goods to people that purchase product from me.  My job is located at my home which is in the city of Colorado Springs.  Working from home makes for an easy commute to work everyday.  I interact with members of the community when I drop off goods at the post office to be shipped to their destination.  My job supports the community by providing me and my family money to go out to eat or take my family on fun trips to places around the city.  I attached a picture of Lighting Bear and Nessa working on the computer in the office.

Until next time,


Thunder Learns About Missiles and Space

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Date of Internship: Tuesday January 21, 2014

Hi, it’s me Thunder T. Bear.

I started my internship this week with Nathan’s Dad, Ralph, working for the Space Dynamics Lab.  It took some time to get my security clearances (special badges that allow me to enter buildings) at the Missile Defense Space Center but once I got authorized I was able to gain

Thunder on base at Schriever.

Thunder on base at Schriever.

access to the Missile Defense Integration and Operations facility.  My job was to identify data collection opportunities for the special spacecraft (satellites) that can track missiles and rockets launched from Earth.  My job provides a service to the protection of our country, the United States of America.   The job is located in a rural area east of Colorado Springs at Schriever Air Force Base.   In my job, I interacted with other community members such as research organizations and military services (Army, Air Force, and Navy) to help gather data from space for researching ways to improve missile defense capabilities.  My job supports our community by contributing to the protection of the United States from anyone that wants to do harm.  If this job did not exist, then we would not be advancing our Nation’s defenses using spacecraft that orbit our Earth.   Because of the sensitive nature of information at my job, I was not able to take any pictures of my adventure and I have been sworn to secrecy.

Until next time,

Thunder T. Bear

Lightning the Teaching Assistant

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Hello Cool Cats,


Lightning learns the typing program.

Lightning learns the typing program.

It’s Lightning. I’m here with a report from Mr. Pacione, right upstairs from our class, and Mrs. Pacione in our high school. They told me you visited them on Halloween so you should remember who they are.

I was a teacher’s assistant for Mr. and Mrs. Pacione.  Mr. Pacione teaches Computer Technology in the Middle School and Mrs. Pacione teaches English in the High School.  I was able to help them around the classroom, and I even got to type on Typing Pal and grade some writing papers that Mrs. Pacione’s students turned in.  I provided

Lightning grades papers

Lightning grades papers

services to the students, rather than providing a product.  My job was located right here at this school!  It was neat to see the older students, and where you would be when you grow up!  I interacted with other students from our community and it supports the community by teaching younger students and raising them to be good citizens.  If my job didn’t exist, kids wouldn’t learn like they do now and sc

hools wouldn’t be around either!  I had a lot of fun helping Mr. and Mrs. Pacione teach students!  I want to be a teacher now when I get out of my internship.


Talk to you soon,

Lightning T. Bear

Thunder Creates A T-Shirt

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Hello everyone!

It’s Thunder, and I’m back with another interesting job from our community. I have spent the last few days with Nick and his mother’s home-based business, Dream Lake Designs. It was really cool to see a business work so well out of someone’s home. Mrs. Martinez even made me a new hat so that I can stay warm this winter! I was so tired from all of the work I did, Mrs. Martinez files my report for me. I hope you learn a lot from it.

See you soon!

Thunder T. Bear



Thunder T. Bear was a great help in my business. We even had some time to make Thunder his own hat since it has been so cold.

I am the owner of Dream Lake Designs, we make promotional and personalized products for customers. Promotional products are purchased by

Step 1

Step 1

companies to help advertise their business. Personalized products are items that a customer can put their own design or name on a product. We create products with an embroidery and sublimation.

Step 1:  – see picture
First we have to design the product our customer wants.  Thunder did a wonderful job on designing Briargate Preschool Bumble Bee Shirts.  We use 2 different programs to design items to be embroidery and sublimated.

Step 2 see picture
Order Product
The customer approved the design so we had to order the clothes that we were going to put the Briargate Bumble Bee Design on.  This always takes a lot time because we have to make sure we don’t forget to purchase any shirts.   I was glad Thunder was here to make sure I didn’t miss anything.

Step 3: — see picture

Step 2

Step 2

My Embroidery Machine has 16 needle and can do up to 1600 stitches per minute. Since it is so loud and running fast, Thunder and I agreed that we had to turn the speed down. Thunder found the colors that would work best for the Bumble Bee.

Sublimation – See Picture
I printed out the hat design and the first thing he told me was “it is backwards”.  I was happy that he was paying very close attention. Then I explained to him that when it prints out on the paper it is backwards, but when we press it onto the shirt it is the correct way. I have to make sure that Thunder didn’t get too close to the heat press because it was set for 400 degrees and he could have really hurt himself.  Then I had to sew his hat together and make sure there were holes for his ears.

Good or Service:
We provide both a service and goods.  Service when a customer brings me a blank item for me to decorate.  Goods when I purchase the blank item and put the design on it.  Sometimes this really gets confusing.

Nicolas is lucky because he gets to see the items I create since I work out of our suburban home.  And he also gets to create his own design, like his coffee mug from Christmas.

Step 3

Step 3

I help our school community by doing fundraisers. We created Thunder and his sister, Cloud, to help raise money for new playground equipment. If we didn’t help our school community we would have less money for the playground.

Thunder was a huge help today and had a lot of fun. I think he would be a great designer. I might need to call on him sometimes when I need help with designs and picking out the right thread colors..

Take Care,

Mrs. Martinez

Thunder Works at the VA Hospital in Denver

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Hello everyone,
It’s Thunder and I’m back with another very interested day interning with Brendan’s dad. Here is a bit about my day with Dr. Moss.
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Mrs. Crosby and class,

Thunder spent the day with me, I’m Phil Moss, Brendan’s dad.  I am a doctor of physical therapy at the Denver VA hospital and I provide the

Thunder working with Mr. Moss in his office.

Thunder working with Mr. Moss in his office.

service of restoring basic functional mobility required for patients to go home as a first step from the  hospital.  The hospital is located almost in the shadow of the Denver skyline, so very urban.  I have a lot of both verbal communication and physical contact with patients in finding out about their living situations and getting their current mobility status to match those living situations.  I have a lot of verbal communication with other staff members in the hospital and with patients’ family members as well.  My job supports the community by returning people home to family roles and in many cases back to their work roles as well.  Without my job, people would return to their roles much more slowly and perhaps not even at all if they had significant rehabilitation needs.  I was not able to include a picture of Thunder working with one of my patients due to privacy laws, but he did learn how to review the chart of a patient I was consulted to see. 

Best regards,


Phil Moss, DPT


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