20% Project

Hello, today I will be telling you about this project we are doing in school, its called the 20% project. If you haven’t heard of this project it is where you can do a project, in or out of school. Then you share the projeGingerbreadct with a TED talk. What I am doing in summary is, making a YouTube channel on healthier baking. We will do it sort of like Nerdy Nummies, but with heathly recipes. I am working with a good friend, Makennah I will put a link to her blog down below. This book is targeted towards younger bakers, 9-15. What I did this week was I finished an outline for our proposal to our teacher. Currently I am working on my speech for our proposal. I have run into the problem of communication with my friend, about our project. What I did was she discussed with her parents about texting me about her project, she was allowed. This is my 20% project, I will be posting more about this every week as I go along. Have you ever done a project like the one I’m doing? If so I’d love to hear about it!

I did a community service project last year, me and a friend made crafts through out the year and then donated them to a nursing home to create smiles. If you would like see more of what it is about please check out our website.

Our Crafting Webpage, Cutesy Crafts

Here is the link to my partners blog.  Makennah’s Blog ( Blog link above also )

 

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Fun in the Sun

In this post I will be telling you about a few places to go visit. How about we start in the Bahama’s. The Bahama’s are a beautiful place from their beaches to their wildlife. One of the big tourist atrraction#EPCOT Ball Spaceship Earth Disney Monorail 2015s beside the beaches is Atlantis. Atlantis is a resort and waterpark. They have one ride where you can shoot strait down a clear tube and then go in the middle of a glass tank with sharks, but don’t worry you are still in the tube. Another thing you can do is go snorkeling. If you are unfamilar with snorkeling it is when you are in your swim suit with a snorkel and your tourist takes you soemwhere with beautiful aqautic life. After that you float on the surface and admire the widlife. This is a little infoation on the Bahama’s .

Now I will tell you about Disney World. If you don’t live in America then you most likely have never been to Disney World in Orlando, Flordia. Let me tell you it is some thing else. In Disney World there are many things you can do , no matter what the age. There is rollercoasters’, rides for a littler child, and meet in greets with your favorite Disney charecters. One of their most famous rollercoasters is Space Mountain. This is an in door rollercoaster, in a dome shaped building. You go through this amazing little adventure, with lots of cool effects, of course. Another one is Test Track. In this ride you get to create your car virtualy, unforanluy you don’t get to ride it. Then you get to “test” ride a car. You go through a series of jerks and twists, then for the grand finale you get to go from 0 to 64.9 MPH in less than 3 seconds.

The last thing I will tell you about is Hilton Head Island. This is an island in South Carolina, US. It has beautiful beaches along with many things you can do. One thing you can do is go canoeing or kayakiSegways & the Cityng. When you do this you have a tour guide. They take you out not to far from shore and tell you about the history of the land, and some of the things that are there now. One thing I learned on that tour was the reason none of the building are above the tree tops is because of a type of turtle that is guided to the water by the light when the moon relects on the ocean, so if the turtles see the light of the town they will follow it and can get harmed. This is acully a law. Another thing you can do is take a segway tour. If you don’t know what a Segway is, it is a hoverboard with a neck and handles like a scooter. Have you ever been on vacation? If so where and what did you do?

Here’s some more places to go on vacation;

 

More Vacations

 

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Get Involved

In this post I will be telling you about a  community I’m in and what I want to be involved in. First what I am already in. When she said community’s the 1st thing that popped into my head was my swim community. I just started swim this year and have only swam in a few meets, but that is irrelevant. Some of the responsibilities I2016_11_25CWSwimDay1 (38) have while being in my swim community are, showing up to practices and meets, focusing in practice, and taking care of the pool and my belongings. Some of the pros to this community is that I get to swim 3-4 times a week, I also get to gain a new experience of life while swimming. Some of the cons of being in this community are, it’s very time consuming. I am at swim practice 3 times a week each practice averaging 1 hour and 50 minutes. I also have to bring more things to practice, such as, water bottle, pull buoy, kick board, fins, goggles, swim cap, clothes to change into, towel, extra shoes for the pool. As you can see this is a lengthy list. What community are you a part of? Now for what I would like to part of when I get older.

I would absolutely love to a volunteer at my local animal shelter. This would make me a part of the animal shelter community. I a2010212 bear the bichon mix contemplating - Shelley the Groomer - Downers Grove - Shelley@groomingbyshelley.comdore all animals, in the past year or two even reptiles have grown on me. Some of the pros of working at an animal shelter would be getting to work with animals. It would also be that I would get to feel good because I am volunteering and helping the community in a whole. Some of the cons are that I would have to take lots of allergy medicine because I am allergic to most furry animals. Another con is I would have to let all the animals go to owners, witch would be heart breaking considering I get attached to animals quite easily. Some of the responsibility I would have by volunteering at an animal is, I would have to show up to the shelter every day I volenteer. I would also have to do the tasks that I am asked to do. This is the community I would like to be in. What would you like to be in?

Here is how to get involved in your community: How to Get Involved in Your Community.

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Dog Photo:Shelley Groomer via Compfight

From good to gross- School Lunches

20161122-183404-1qppach.jpgHello, this is not the first blog I’ve written on lunch and how bad I think it is, therefore you can conclude that school lunches must be a pretty important issue to me. If you did make that assumption, you are correct. In this post though I will be comparing school lunches now, from when my parents were kids. When my parents were in 6th grade, well that was 28 years ago, so in 1988. So first I will tell you about school lunches today. I’m sure you have had school lunch at least once in your life, and I’m sure you have your own opinion, but even so I’d love to hear your opinion. (Real school lunch from our school)

Back to the point, at our school we are given few (gross) options. For example on most Thursdays we are served mushy green beans, fat filled mashed potato’s, and RAW chicken nuggets. Let me

4569761556_a6154df160_zask you this question, would you honestly eat this?

Now lets go back about 30 years ago to when my parents were kids they got to eat good food. I interviewed my and my mom said she would get baked potatoes with butter, sour cream, salt, and pepper. When we get baked potatoes, witch we rarely do, we get them plain, with sour cream at most. Even sometimes the sour cream is not there. Another one of my parents favorite foods was the school pizza. Now most everybody knows that pizza isn’t healthy and it is hard to make it healthy, therefore after Michelle Obama’s plan to import more healthy food, the food is now gross.  The pizza back then was like the pizza you would find at Papa Johns. I really do think that nutrition in school lunch is important, but having edible and tasty food is just as important. I would love to hear your opinions in the comments, or even write your own post about it. Thank You!

Here is the link to more about Michelle Obama’s Healthy Food Options and Regulations.

 

Image in paragraph 2 by Ben+Sam at Flickr

Flipboard Post

Hello, today I will be telling you about 3 blogs from the Flipborad Magizene. When you are finished doing this you can check out the magizene at Flipboard Magizene

The first post I read was Anisha’s blog. She wrote a very interesting article about junk food, good vs bad. She wrote that junk food can do bad things like make you fat, but can also give you some nutrience that other foods don’t give you. Comment to her what you think. The next blog I visited was Loicis’s Blog. His blog was an article about why he thinks that Trump shouldn’t be our president. In my comment I said that I thought it was awesome that he wasn’t afraid to express his opinion. Check his post out he has some very interesting reasoning. The third blog I visited was Jenng’s Blog. She wrote about traveling. I told her about some of my traveling experiences in my comment. These are the 3 blogs I visited, please go visit their sites. Thank you!

 

 

 

More Commenting Rules

Hello, today I will be telling you about some helpful commenting guidelines for better commenting. A lot of times you disagree or agree with a post and/or comment, or you like or dislike you should always leave an effective comment. Sometimes its hard to start a comment. So when I learned how to I was given some started. So I figured that I would give some of these things to you. Here are some conversation starers:

  • I can relate to this because…
  • I wish you would have…
  • This reminds me of…
  • I wonder…
  • I realized…
  • You could improve by…
  • I liked this…Although you could improve on this

I hope you find this helpful. If you would like more…. Please visit these websites.

Commenting Tips                   Comment Starters

Count Out 3

In this post I will be telling you about 3 blogs I visited and commented on. I will also give you the links to what I commented on so you can check it out too. The first blog is Adriana’s Blog. She made a puzzle sentence. What she did was took 5 pictures and then asked you to guess what sentence those pictures make. I never thought of doing this, I want you to go to her blog then look at the pictures, leave a comment to her about what you think it was and then leave a comment to me with your comment, or comment to me about what you thought it was.

The second blog I visited was Aleena’s Blog. Her post was about who she was going to be for Halloween. I know its a little late to be reading this post, but I thought it was cool that she posted it. You have to go visit her blog and comment to her post. Also comment on this post to who you were for Halloween.

The third blog I visited was Lola’s Blog. She wrote a very convincing argument about why we should have a flexible classroom. I can’t put her words in anyway like she did, but I complain a lot about how school isn’t as fun. If you would like to read more please go and check out her blog.

Mt Favorite Non-Technology Games

Today I will be telling you about some of my favorite non-tecnology games. I will tell you about 3 games, 1 of witch is a board game. The 1st game I will be telling you about is Grog. This game works best with larger amounts of people, depending on the amount of space you have. The first time I played this game we played at youth group in a church basmen4497211501_9d8721d3cb_mt. I played with about 10 people. First off a Grog is a ugly gremlin type creature. You choose 2 Grog’s. If a Grog tags you, you are frozen until someone comes and tags you again to unfreeze you. Have someone who is not playing the game take apart a flashlight in to 4 pieces. The lenses, the body, and 2 batteries. Have that person hide them wherever, depending on how difficult you want it to be. Then wait in a hallway or outside where you cannot see the person that is hiding the pieces so that you do not see where pieces are hidden. Everyone except for the grog go out. Wait 20 seconds before Groggs come in. Did I mention you play this in the dark. I hope you enjoy this game as much as I do.👍🏻

🚩Capture the flag: This is another one of my favorite games. You will need a an area that you can split into two or more boundaries. You will need to divide players into even teams. You will also need as many objects to use as “flags” as you have teams. You must hide your flag somewhere, the goal of the game if you try to steal another teams flag. Some of the common roof I normally play with our if you step into another teams boundaries and a tag you then you are put in there jail until someone from your team comes and tags you out. Then you get a free walk back but the person who tags you out does not. If you have any more questions please comment. Have fun. 😁

Quelf: This is probably one of my top three favorite board game. This game is very abnormal. 7025887853_bf99ab4c75_mThe Basic rules of this game is that you must obey the card. There are four types of cards. There is a rules card, there is a quiz card, there is a dare card, and there is a listing card. One example of a real card is that you have to speak like an angry elf you just burned his cookies 🍪. An example of a dare card is you must sit under a chair until your next turn. Quiz cards ask you funny questions such as how many foot prints did Neil Armstrong leave on the moon 🌙. This is a family friendly game is very fun to play especially with friends. Hope you have lots of fun playing this fun game.🤗

Here are 2 other sites for more games:

Games          More Games

Pictures from: All pictures from Flickr

Flashlight: atlnav             Quelf: Cezary Bory

Lunch Improvements

Today I will tell you about one of the very important issues – school lunches. In school lunch, we do not have a very big selection. Most foods are not even healthy. Last year at my elementary school, I found 2 raw chicken nuggets, and after that, I refused to eat school lunch again. Having healthy food, let alone cooked food, is very important for kids who can’t get the right nutrition outside of school, or for kids who can’t pack a healthy lunch. My school has a whole lot of propaganda. They promote healthy foods, and make you get at least 2 fruits or veggies when you get your food which are all gross and mushy. Now, here is how I can help improve that.

Getting the right nutrition is very important to me and my friends. Finding raw chicken nuggets and mussy fruits and veggies is not right. I want to make sure that kids get healthy lunches. To do that, I must tell lunch ladies to warn them of this inedible food. This may make them aware they are serving inedible food. The second way I will have better nutrition in schools is to put up posters in school and out to make other people aware and get them involved. This is how I will make my lunch improvements come to life.

 

Emergencies

Hi, today I will be telling you about my experiences with emergencies. I used to live in mid Indiana where tornadoes were quite frequent and not a shock to most residents. Now that I live in Kentucky, there hasn’t been a tornado in the 3 1/2 years I’ve lived here, but about 2 or so weeks ago there was a tornado, now since I’ve been through many tornadoes you would
think that my familDodge City KS Tornado 1y would be prepared for something like this. Unfortunately, though ,we were not. I was at soccer practice when the sky started turning gray, my coach (Dad) called and told everyone to get in there car and go home. As we got close to home we heard the tornado siren, honestly I started to panic. When we got home we started gathering supplies such as candles and flashlights an
d a few of our devices to help give light, though this was a struggle because we weren’t prepared. We had very few flashlights and they were stuffed in the backs of draws. We also had very few candles, although in surprised that we even had any. The storm eventually pasted and every thing was fine. I think that from now on we will be more prepared by buying more flashlights, candles, and even a portable radio. I would love to hear about your emergencies and how you prepared for them.

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