Blog Challenge #10- Activity 2 Answers

1) I have written 13 posts, not including this one.

2) Two of my posts were just for fun (I wish I had put more) and all of my school related posts were the ones for the blogging challenge, except for one that my science class wrote about a lab that we did.

3) Unfortunately, only three people have commented on my website, my science teacher, my mom, and a girl that lives in Florida.

4) The post that recieved the most comments was my creativity post.  I think this happened because I had a lot of fun writing it.  I also put a lot of detail into what I was writing, which made the post interesting.  If you look at all my posts and the amount of comments, one of the posts has two comments, but one of them was just a reply.

5) My favorite post that I wrote was my favorites post.  It was my favorite one because I got to tell people about myself in a fun way, and since I got to talk about my favorite things, I loved writing it!

6) If I understood the question correctly, then yes.  My themes changed with every blog because there was something new to write about with every blog challenge and with every post of my own.  Even if the topics were similar, like the favorites and creativity, I wrote about it in a different way.

7) Don’t get a bad idea about me, but I really stink with computers so I never found out how to add a widget.  It really dissappoints me, but I tried and tried and I still couldn’t figure it out!

8) Like I mentioned before, only about three people have come to my blog, so I don’t have any over seas visitors, but I wish I did.

THIS IS NOT MY LAST POST!!!!! I am going to go write another post about my experience with this blogging challenge!!!

My Fav! =)

FAVORITES

I completely love…

  • Softball
  • Writing
  • Creativity
  • Family & Friends
  • Cooking

SOFTBALL

I have been playing softball since I was eight years old.  It is such a fun sport!  I play catcher and third base, so I never get bored in the field!  Through softball, I’ve met many new people and have made lots of new friends.  It really gets me involved and helps me stay active and athletic.  I am totally in love with softball!

I decided to play softball because I got kind of jealous of my brother.  He started playing before me, so my parents were always at his games and I had to go too, which wasn’t much fun for me.  He and my dad were always out in the back yard playing and practicing, so one day I decided to join them.  Now, my dad always tells me that when I was little and I came out to play with him and my brother, that he always thought “Oh, great.” (Sarcasticly)  He told me he said that because I had no idea how to catch or throw a ball, how to swing a bat, or even how to run the bases!  Well, that day when I went out to join them, they had the bases set out.  My dad explained to me that when I hit the ball, I get to run the bases.  I really wanted to run those bases, so I grabbed the bat and told my dad to throw the ball to me.  When he did, I swung the bat and got a lucky hit.  Since I had no idea how to run the bases, I ran them backwards!  I went from 3rd base to 2nd base to 1st base, and all the way to home plate.  When I got there my dad and brother were staring at me with their mouths open. “What?” I asked them.  And then they told me, “You ran them backwards.”  I was really embarassed, but in the end it was actually kind of fun.  I decided to give softball a chance, and now I have been playing for ten seasons, and have been on two all star teams and I am now in travel ball.  If you want to know more about my softball life, check out this site: http://2215jh.edublogs.org/?p=24

WRITING

Writing is not something that I do when I have to, but it’s something I do when I want to.  It lets me share my creativirty, thoughts, opinions, and feelings!  I have been writing stories for a long time, and I think I’m pretty good at it, too!  In first grade, second grade, third grade, and fourth grade, I won the Young Author’s Program at my school.  Even better, in fifth grade, I got a perfect score on my writing test!  Writing is something I was meant to do, it is my passion.  I hope to become an author when I grow up so my stories can be published.  Until then, I’ll keep writing!!

CREATIVITY

Ooohhh, I think this one is my favorite. Why?  Because it’s, well, creative!  With creativity people can do all sorts of things.  Creativity is color, writing, paintings, sculptures, and SO much more.  For creativity, I like to see things that are different.  Not something original, but something that someone made by themselves without copying someone else’s work.  Creativity takes us very far.  Just look at all the things we have today.  Just imagine what our world will be like in fifty years with creativity in hand!  I use creativity a lot in my life, so find out how at http://2215jh.edublogs.org/?p=53

FAMILY & FRIENDS

My family is amazing, and so are my friends.  I have a sister who is 13 and a brother that is 10.  My parents are really great people.  My grandparents (Mom’s parents) live three houses away from me. so I see them almost every day.  I am very close with my cousin, who lives a mile or two away with my aunt and uncle.  My dad’s parents and his brother along with his family live in Virginia.  I don’t see them as often as my mom’s parents, but they come to visit.  My friends are great.  They are always there for me and are very nice.  My best friend and I have known each other since second grade.  We were in the same classes until fifth grade, but we saw each other every day since both of our moms work at our elementary school.  We don’t go to the same middle school, but I still see her a lot.  I think that everyone should have some good friends, and if they don’t…find some!!!

COOKING

I love to cook mostly because I love to eat the food at the end!  I love cooking dinners with my dad, who is a fantastic chef.  We cook  a lot of things, mostly for the family.  It is one of my hobbies, and it brings me closer to my dad, because we both love to cook.  When he’s making dinner, I have to do something to help him, even if it’s something as simple as dicing up the garlic.  I love to cook, and I can’t wait until I have a family of my own to cook for!

 

 

Free Rice! :D

I have recently went on to freerice.com, where you answer some questions, and for every correct answer, an amount of rice will be sent to the needy.  I think it is a great way to help and support the children and people who aren’t able to get food.  When I went on, all I had to do was answer simple questions, and just by doing that, I got to help people!  I was on there for a while, and I think the total amount of grains I ended up donating was about 560.   I think it’s a great way to help people.  It may not seem like you’re doing much, since a grain of rice is really small, but little things can make a big difference.  Just put youself in their shoes.  Imagine what it would be like to be living with pretty much no food at all, and then hearing that rice will be available!  Imagine the great big wave of relief and excitement you would feel.  I really hope that free rice will expand and make even more of a difference to help the people of our world!

Creativity

Creativity.  Hmmmm… Interesting word isn’t it?  It brings so many different thoughts and feelings to me.  What do you think of when you hear creativity?  When I think of creativity, I always get really excited because I know that I’ll be able to use my imagination, and imagination is a big part of creativity. I think creativity is a great way to express yourself and your ideas.  In my opinion, there’s really no end for creativity.  I mean, think about it for a minute.  If everyone got a blank piece of paper and could do whatever they want on it, imagine what they would look like.  None of them would look exactly alike, because we all use creativity in a different way.  Some kids may turn their piece of paper into a paper airplane, when others might doodle on it and draw their dream house, or maybe use their creativity and imagination to write a fun story (that’s me).

I think I’m creative in my life because I’m always trying to find a new and fun way to do things, and I always try to use my imagination through my writing.  I also use creativity when I take pictures.  For example, one time last year my whole grade went to Callaway Gardens and while there we went to the butterfly exhibit.  In that exhibit there was this butterfly type with wings that looked just like an owls eye surrounded by feathers.  So I followed one around, and when it settled down next to another one, I snapped a picture!  It looked exactly like the eyes of an owl.  I’ll try to put that picture into one of my posts, but I don’t have it on my computer right now.  Anyways, I think creativity plays a big part in my life and in everyone else’s life too.  Without creativity, I (and all other writers) would have such boring stories and books.  There would be no exciting things on the pages.  And a story book is just like life, there’s going to be something new when we turn the page, so we may as well try our best to make that next page exciting, and creativity will take us there.

Green

What do you think of when you hear the word color?  I think of green, because it’s my favorite color.  I’m not completely sure why green is my favorite color, but I can try telling you.  I like green because I think it’s just an attractive color, it comes in many different shades.  Okay, this may sound kind of random, but it just so happens that celery is my favorite vegetable, and it is green!  Here are some other things that are green:                                                                       

I chose to use the recycle symbol because I think that recycling will help our environment, and I chose celery because I love celery!  And finally, I chose to put an image of green eggs and ham because that is my favorite Dr. Seuss book!

After School Activities

Don’t you just love the sound of the bell at the end of the day that tells us we can finally go home?  I sure do, because that bell means I can go hit the fields and play some softball!  Softball is my all time favorite sport and after school activity.  I could be out on the fields 24/7 if I could!  I love this sport because it’s really fun and it helps me to be a better athlete!

I used to be on two different teams: one for my middle school, and one for travel.  But my middle school season ended recently, so now I’m just on a travel team.  Softball helps me interact with other people.  Because of softball, I’ve made lots of friends!  Many people think that softball all about winning the games, but I’m out there just to have fun and play softball!  If we win, awesome!  If we lose, who cares?  At least I got to play!  I think softball is a great sport for every girl to at least try.  You may like it the first time your finger tips touch the seams of the ball just like I did when I first started.  But for others, you may have to keep looking.  Either way, softball is a fun, exciting, and amazing sport!  But you don’t have to take my word for it…try it for yourself. 😉

Digital Citizenship

Has the thought that you are(or should be) a citizen online ever crossed your mind?  If not, it should.  Being an “online citizen” is know as digital citizenship.  This means that you are respectful and kind online, and that you use it for good and not bad.  For example, if there is a person sending emails with mean and/or negative things that aren’t exactly meant for people to feel better after reading, they’re not a very good digital citizen.  But let’s say there’s another person who is always very helpful and kind on and off the internet and they send out emails or texts saying “you will do great on your test!” or “Thanks for your help today in science.  I understand the work now!’  that is an example of a good digital citizen.  So if you have a Facebook, Twitter  or any other social networking account, make sure you think twice about what you’re putting out there, because it may not be as nice or funny as it seems.

Digital citizenship isn’t just about being positive and kind to others online, but it’s also making the right decision online.  It’s just like being off the internet and in your life.  When your parents get their taxes they don’t just toss them aside and say, “Oh, those aren’t important.  I don’t have to pay them.  Just let them turn out the electricity.”  No!  They wouldn’t do that because they know that it’s wrong. That’s being a bad citizen, so they pay their taxes and bills, or there will be consequenses.  Like I mentioned before, it’s just like being online.  If you don’t make the right decisions, like going onto someone’s account and posting false or private information, it won’t be such a pretty sight.  You will have to face the consequenses, and depending on how bad what you did was, the police may even get involved.

So by now I hope you’ve realized that you need to be a digital citizen, and  you should have a pretty good idea of  what it is.

 

My Dream Vacation!

If I could visit any where I wanted to , I would love to go to Alaska!  I would like to go there because of all the wolf exhibits.  I’m really interested in animals, and they don’t have any exhibits in Georgia, so I would really like to go and see one( To learn more about wolf exhibits visithttp://www.haliburtonforest.com/wolf.html).  Also, in Alaska it’s usually very cold and it snows quite often, which is pretty different from what happens down here in Georgia.  Here, its usually never snows, and during the summer, we could all just die of the heat!  So a change in the weather would be a nice thing to come by.  Another reason why I would like to visit Alaska is because a lot of people I know have been there and tell me it was so fun and exciting, so I want to find out for myself, too!  If you would like to learn more about Alaska, visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska

Thank you!

About Me!

Hello!  Welcome to my portfolio!  I think I should introduce myself before I start talking about the website, so here I go!  I am an eleven year old girl who loves to write and play softball.  I play on two softball teams, one travel, and one for my middle school.  I love to catch and play 3rd base.   I believe that if you put effort and pride in what you do, it will get done successfully, and I think that work comes before success.  That means if you want to be successful or have something accomplished, I believe you have to work for it.

This portfolio/website is a blog for my science class.  I really enjoy the fact that I can now share my ideas and thoughts about what we are doing and learning in science.  I also like science a lot, so this is a great experience for me!  I hope you will keep reading my blogs and learn some things in the process.  C’ya soon!