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.