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December 23, 2011, It has been an INCREDIBLE year in Morrowcraft. We have built several new worlds as our world got "wiped" every time we had a major upgrade or program change. Since I had a little extra time during our vacation, I took up Noelle's offer to accept a parcel of land in one of the 5th grade villages. I spent a couple of days building the perfect cottage by the sea! :-) I got some great ideas from touring all the amazing builds that the kids have been creating.

Knowclue's Cottage by the Sea

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front arial view
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back arial view
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entrance sign
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front walk
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front view of cottage
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back view of cottage
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living room front
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living room back
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beautiful view of sunset
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workroom from stairs downstairs
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workroom library
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bedroom
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bedroom fireplace
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bedroom shower/spa



May 23, 2011. I finally finished my first house. At first, it was awful and looked like a giant crypt. I made it out of iron blocks because I wanted to make sure that I was safe from the zombies. However, once I was tucked safely away inside my crypt, I could still hear the creepy crawlers, It freaked me out that I could not see them. I started over and redesigned my house with lots of windows and an open staircase. I added some lovely lapis and gold blocks for a Swedish accent and finished the job with some lovely water features. Did I mention that I flooded the stairwell in the process? LOL! As you can imagine, I was pretty proud of my new home. It was still kind of crypt like, but much more chic. I loved having he windows to keep an eye on the creepy world above. The best part about learning to build was that during the process I fought and conquered two zombies and several annoying spiders! Yay me!

Just when I thought I had settled into my lovely modern Swedish Crypt, JD gave all of us this amazing texture pack that he created. It took the game graphics to a whole new level! Check out the before and after pics of my house. The glass is clear, the iron blocks shine and the gold actually is the color of gold. I LOVE my new creeper bed. Thank you, JD!

Before JD's Texture Pack

After JD's Texture Pack

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May 17, 2011. Finally faced my fear. Died. P.O. taught me command /time day to prolong the daylight. Whew! Thanks P.O.!


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Confession. I initially thought my students were pretty silly for being afraid of 8 bit zombies. Then I played. The first time I was playing alone and night fell and I heard the groaning and shuffling of little zombie feet... I freaked. I actually exited the game! LoL I KNOW... what a coward! Now I'm forcing myself to face my fear and hold my ground until dawn. Honest to God, I have to laugh at how I hunker in a corner and camera around looking for the scary little perps. I even stash all my loot in my chest just in case they get me!

I promise never to tease my students again about being scared of little 8 bit zombies!