Tuesday, December 17, 2013

You Can't Buy Happiness

12/17/13

     Some people think if they have money, they have it all. In a way, I agree, but that's not the only thing we as humans need. Money can make a person's life, but it could ruin it as well. What I find is that people with money tend to make poor choices. I believe that every human being needs some form of Earthy love. 

      You need love, time, and a new pair of eyes. Love can make a person happy, it can make they sad as well. Over time you can create new things to better our world, and with a new pair of eyes; you can see things at a different view. This reminds me of a play that we just did in Language Arts class called, A Christmas Carrol. 

      Scrooge, the main character was ruthless and heartless. Guess what he had a lot of. Correct, money. He was hurt when he lost his love, his best friend, and all he cared about was money. He didn't understand that you can't buy true happiness with money. There's no such thing.

      Music can bring you happiness, so can your kids or friends. In some case money brings people happiness, and that's okay! Sometimes those people who are only happy with money, are obsessed. That's when the new pair of eyes need to come in. There are people starving, and they might be wasting it. I think more Americans should have happiness, live with the necessities, and a little more in life. We are one world, we should take care of each other. 



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Three Amazing Kids

  
 12/5/13




     Recently in Language Arts class, we have studying amazing kids. Kids who has started programs from inspiration or for trying to make difference. Three amazing kids that I found were Kid President, Taylor and Kennedy Everson, and Annie Gersh. What the three of those kids did/have done was amazing!

      I can't see myself coming up with anything as creative as they did. Kid President has a disease that his bones can break easily, but in his videos that he makes to inspire, and improve our world, he continues to dance. That is one happy kid and I am thankful for kids like him, "The Robbster." Annie is with a program that helps girls feel more confident about themselves, I'm sure every girl could use something like Girl Up. (The program that Annie is in.) Taylor and Kennedy Everson are involved/created the organization Free the Children. Free the Children is an organization to try to stop child labor.

 Kid President:  <a href="http://www.kidpresident.com/"></a>
Free the Children: <a href="http://freethechildren.com/"></a>

Friday, November 22, 2013

My Nomination Student Blogging Challenge 9B

I nominate Gillian R. because she is so real and creative with her favorite things. We also have somethings in common. I love her humor with, "If I kept up with these things, I think I could become famous." Great job, Gill!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Ollie's Fav's (Student Blogging Challenge 9A)

     Out of all of the billion things I love, only some are my favorite. Tuesdays are my favorite day of the week because I have nothing to do after school. Speaking about after school, my favorite after school activity is our school's technology team! Everyone comes up with amazing ideas, and boy, do we make progress! (www.digitalstormtoday.blogspot.com)

     Now, when I hear the word favorite, I think of food. Don't you? My all time favorite snack are Hot Cheetos! With, or course, a gallon of water. Now, a dislike about them; I'm like addicted to them and I eat so many my mouth burns, then I get the smartest idea ever to brush my teeth with my Colegate tooth paste. Now I have Hot Cheetos and the mintiest toothpaste ever dancing to the Harlem Shake on my tongue. 



     Speaking of the  Harlem Shake, I take ballet class, and I love it! I hope to take ball room someday as well. (DO THE HARLEM SHAKE!) I tend to favor vegetables more than fruits. If you asked me, I would honestly reply, "I have no clue, I'm just weird." One of my favorite colors is red. You should see my room, it has red zebra stripes everywhere! To me,   the best animals are a cows, zebras, and ducks! Moo!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Student Blogging Challenge 7

Blogging Challenge 7

I actually do think that a connected teacher is similar to a connected student. They both have a lot of technology and socialization. 

Student Blogging Challenge 6

                                         Student Blogging Challenge 6

     My step-grandparents actually are from Peru, but they live in Miami, Florida. They like to cook a lot of Cuban food. (SO GOOD!) Mazamorra Morada is a purple pudding made from corn. Delicious!!! My grandma said that her mom taught her how to make it when she was little. My biological grandmother has a family secret recipe for chili. (I found the recipe...) Imade it, it was so amazing!


Quarterly Write Reflection

                      Quarterly Write
Over three point two million kids are bullied a year. I can tell you that is very true. Girls, boys, all over the world hurt inside and out from bullying and stereotyping. Especially the one I stereotyped.



    How could I do such a thing? Its not like myself to look at the appearance of a human being, and already have in my head that I know who they are. Now that I am in middle school, I am exposed to all sorts of things. One of the girls in our school labeled, “weird,” would always try to talk to me.  I politely responded, smiled, and then walked away. I didn’t want to get talking to a, “weird girl.”



How could I get through middle school when I could possibly earn a negative label from talking to someone that no one likes? I have to admit she looks weird sometimes because of some birth defects. With hours upon hours of thinking, I soon realized that it is not who I am, I’m not the person to walk away with guilt, and the pressure of what other people think of me. I know some students look up at me; wouldn’t they sure disappointed if I were the one that turned away from the opportunity of a friendship? I tried to walk in her shoes for a bit.



             After my “thinking session,” I went up to the girl that everyone wanted nothing to do with. With some hesitation I sat next to her in Wellness class, I noticed that she doesn’t have her P.E shirt on. The first thing that went through my mind was, “Huh, she is so irresponsible.”
“Hi,” she said sadly.
“Hey! What’s up?” I replied.  She didn’t answer; she was trying to listen to our teacher.



    On the bus ride home, I thought, “Maybe I am a bad person.” I tried try to talk to her though!  She had nothing to say to me after we greeted! Maybe she was hurt really bad, she probably thought I was trying to pull something on her. I know she knew that I was there for her; she came and talked to me about one of her problems.

    Turns out she was a pretty cool person. I could talk to her as well as she could talk to me. I think that the lesson we should have learned from my personal experience is don’t judge a book by it cover. You never know who someone is in the inside. Other peoples’ opinion of something/someone doesn’t mean its yours. Take a chance get to know it, take a walk in their shoes, stay true to yourself, and do what’s best. “Good luck, be the best you are.”  

11/12/13

I liked all of the effort I put into writing this. I had to redo this because when it was revising time, I disliked my personal narrative. I wonder why people can be so mean, is it possible for the world to be at peace for once again? What would it take to change? What if bullying was gone? As well as stereotyping? I hope some of my story got through to you.



Monday, November 4, 2013

Wonderopolis- Do Your Taste Buds Change?- 11/4/13

     Can my taste buds change? Quite Possibly! We can also wear out our taste buds, drinking hot hot water can make them weak. You can learn to like new foods. Scientists say that adding something that you like like, sugar, cheese, salt, can help you like the food that you hate the most. Its true, when I was little, it hated beets. My father let me put salt on them, now I go crazy for them! Do you like pizza? How about popcorn? People tend to not like what they were eating the day before they got sick. This is called an aversion, possibly lasting a few years.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Blogging Challenge 7

I actually do think that a connected teacher is similar to a connected student. They both have a lot of technology and socialization. 

Student Blogging Challenge 6

     My step-grandparents actually are from Peru, but they live in Miami, Florida. They like to cook a lot of Cuban food. (SO GOOD!) Mazamorra Morada is a purple pudding made from corn. Delicious!!! My grandma said that her mom taught her how to make it when she was little. My biological grandmother has a family secret recipe for chili. (I found the recipe...) Imade it, it was so amazing!


History of Halloween Traditions

Mummies:

Two items that I found were linen and a receipt. I researched that mummies were wrapped in hundreds of yards of linen. The fingers and toes were wrapped individually. The receipt that I said that I also found was a receipt for the natron and linen expenses. It also says that the mummy will be delivered after seventy-two days. Linen and a receipt were the two things that I found, and chose to do more research on.
 

Vampire Bats:

I think that out of one thousand bats, twenty-five percent are blood suckers. The answer is actually only three kinds are vampire bats. They drink other animals blood. Thankfully, they hardly drink human's blood. A fact that surprised me was that bats usually have one baby a year. It actually surprised me that only three kinds of bats are suck blood.
 


The Frankenstein Monster:


Frankenstein was originally "brought to life" as a story. Then afterwards, movies and other forms of entertainment was created with Frankenstein.   Mary Shelley was the creator of Frankenstein, and when she created him, she was only a teenager. 
 


Halloween History:

Halloween doesn't really mean anything to my family because my mother doesn't believe in it. We dress up today for Halloween because back a long time ago, people believed that bad spirits roamed the Earth. The people would disguise themselves so the bad spirits, demons, and witches wouldn't harm them. Ever since, it has been a tradition.




Thursday, October 31, 2013

Reflection

bullyingupstanders.blogspot.com





How I can create a positive website for locals and teens everywhere is by me being inside their head. I had to think of what it was like for "the bullied," do some research, and put it on a website. With some fun things to cheer everyone up, and some tweaking. I hope I had enough information to help people who are getting bullied, as well as the bullies from trying to see and think of what they need.

I like the collaboration of everyone in our group. I noticed that we had a "boss," in our group. Overall, she pulled everything together. I wonder if our "boss" wasn't there how our project would have worked out. I learned to control my thoughts and how to create a website with cool features. Sometimes I wonder if our website was actually helpful. I personally think we were successful.

Monday, October 21, 2013

National Writing Day

The New York Times Learning Project


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day 
Human Rights
Blogging Challenge 5


At this link; http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml#atop, it is the United Nations website page. I learned many things that I did not know. I started reading, and I was interested in two particular ones; article five as well as article thirteen. Article five basically states that no one is allowed to be tortured. Now, my question is why is it still happening? I see it as we are one world, we won't be here for much longer, do you really want your future generations knowing that you were someone breaking a legal human right, and hurting someone? Now, number thirteen says something a little like this: you have the right to leave your country and come back whenever you want.  What's happening is Cuba? I feel that more people should take this document into consideration.

Student Blogging Challenge!

Student Blogging Challenge Four: For my forth blogging challenge, I chose to explore a game on Free Rice. What I noticed was that the questions were fairly simple, and that every time you get a question right, you gave someone in need ten grains of free rice! :)

Blogging Challenge 3

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Wonderopolis- What Is the Hottest Planet?

    10-14-13

      Today I recently visited a website. The website that I visited today was called Wonderopolis, it had a lot of cool information. Everyday there is a different wonder, and today it was what is the hottest planet. Anyone can ask or post a wonder, I would like to try it soon. I learned that since even though Mercury is the closest to the sun, it has no atmosphere. Therefore, since Venus has such a strong atmosphere, it is the hottest planet. 

Please check out this website : http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-the-hottest-planet/

Friday, September 6, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Online Power


8-27-13


I can use my online power good by ; lending a hand to the students out there struggling with school. I'm now in junior high, and I struggle with math, I could post what I learned on my blog or whatever else I have that I use.  Every little trick that my teacher tells us to help us succeed in that class.   Examples of the problems we did would be good to. Sometimes kids get embarrassed to ask for a teacher's help, so if I did do this; they could look here for help.  In conclusion I could use my online power by posting useful and helpful information for kids struggling with a subject in school. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

What Does 21st Century Literacy Mean To Me?

         What does literacy in the 21st century mean to me? Literacy today is any form of reading or anything to do with reading or writing. It can be from a book, to a post, an article, or even being a fluent reader. I myself don't have a "thing" with reading or writing. Some people do, so they are most likely a fluent reader. That is what I thought of when I was asked what literacy in the 21st century meant to me.