Woo!!! Bengal Bowl was so awesome this year! This year was my first year in Bengal Bowl, but it was REALLY fun!!! Yale won this year, but I really thought Princeton (us) would win!!! It was awesome even though Yale won! I’m not sure who got second though, was it Princeton or Harvard? Anyways, I can’t wait for next year’s Bengal Bowl! 🙂
Goodbye school!!! It’s almost over! Man, the school year went pretty fast! One thing I’ll miss would be my teachers, especially Miss Nichols!!! She is the most awesomest teacher EVER!!! During summer I will be watching the World Cup!!! I can’t wait for it!!! I’m might be also watching anime such as Bleach, Naruto, Death Note, Full Metal Alchemist (FMA), etc. I might be going to the beach too. At home I might clean up some my house doesn’t look TOO messy!!! Haha!!! I might also continue blogging during the summer to keep in touch with everyone.
Leave a comment on what you will (or will not) miss about school and what your doing for the summer! -^_^-
Now, Should Kids Have a Facebook???
Lots of people have a Facebook. Do you know why? Because Facebook has become popular! Everyone has it! Even kids! I think kids ages 9 to 12 should NOT have a Facebook. Here are some reasons why most kids should NOT have a Facebook: the child might be stalked or kidnapped, the child might want to stop doing homework in just to go on Facebook, any they are still TOO YOUNG!
My first reason why kids ages 9 to 12 should not have a Facebook is because they could get stalked or kidnapped. Most people on Facebook are 13 years or older (Nick Gonalez, Check Facebook.com, 6/7/10, http:www.checkfacebook.com) The people on Face book may not say their REAL age and put some other age just to stalk children. The child might be telling a stalker where he/she lives without knowing that the person the child is talking to is a stalker.
My second reason why kids shouldn’t have a Facebook is that they might stop doing homework in all, just to check on Facebook! Over 60 million Facebook users update their Facebook EVERYDAY!!! (Eric Eldon, Inside Facebook: Tracking Facebook Platform for Developers and Marketers, 2/15/10, http://www.insidefacebook.com/2010/o2/05/new-facebook-statistics-show-big-increase-in-content-sharing-local) Th child might stop doing their homework to talk to their Facebook “friends”. They might even be under control of one of their Facebook “friends”.
The third reason is that the child is still too young! On the website of Facebook, it says you have to be 13 or over to have a Facebook. If the kid REALLY wanted the Facebook, they would do anything to get it, even rebel against the rules of Facebook. If the child put a different age and that child gets kidnapped or stalked, they can’t tell if that child was the one that really got kidnapped and/or stalked.
In conclusion, I think Facebook isn’t for kids ages 9 to 12. I say this because I think it’s safer to know if your child has Fasebook or not. It’s good to check because it’s for the safety of your child. So reader, I encourage you to check if your child has a Facebook today, before it’s to late!!!
The blogging challenge this week is to nominate my favorite blogs. My favorite student blog is right here in my own class!!!
I really liked her blog because I loved her poems. I also loved her theme!!! It’s BLUE!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOO HOO!!!! Blue rocks!!! She worked really hard on her blog. I wasn’t distracted by anything on her blog, I could just focus on mainly what she’s writing about. I loved her pet, and her blog looked neat and nice. I really liked her avatar and her word cloud. I’d be really happy if she won best blog!!! YAY if she wins!!!
The final challenge this week was to look back at my blog.
* How many posts did you write? 6 posts
* How many were school based or your own interests? 7 were school based, 3 were for own interests.
* How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students? 18 comments not including mine.
* Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened? Spring Break had the most comments. Maybe people wanted to see what I was going to do for spring break.
* Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why? I really enjoyed writing the posts with poems because I really enjoy writing poems.
* Did you change blog themes at all and why? No I did not change my blog’s theme because I liked my theme.
* How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough? I have 6 widgets. I think this is enough widgets for a student’s blog.
My friend Michael look back at my blog and these are his responses:
* What were your first impressions of this blog? When I first saw this blog I thought that it has had a large amount of work put into it.
* What captured your attention? The colors were the first thing that caught my attention.
* What distracted you on the blog? The pictures kind distracted me, but that is all.
* What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog? I don’t really know what she should improve on.
Henry C's picture on flickr
The first time I saw you,
you weren’t blue.
You were a burst of yellow sunshine,
you were as sweet as wine
and you smelled like pine.
But then you became sick,
and the last words you said were,
“I loved you.”
Spodzone's pictutre on flickr
The sky is the ocean,
the ocean is the sky.
They look like they go on forever.
Both will never run out, never ever!
The blue is so luscious, sometimes grey.
It might even be a blue beret.
So take care of the sky,
please take care of the ocean.
Because one day the world will zoom by,
in a fast motion.
mfilej's picture on Flickr
The challenge this week is about the way people use technology. Some people I know use facebook/twitter. In my opinion, I think there is no use of these sites. I don’t fit into this infograph because I don’t have a facebook or a twitter. Neither do most of my friends. But I think the information in the infograph is mostly true. I always see people updating their facebook, twitter, blah, blah, blah. I think 12 years-old is to young to have a facebook or twitter.
Scott Ingram Photography on flickr
Yes!!! Spring break is finally here!!! For spring break, I might be celebrating my birthday early (by the way, my birthday is on the 15th on a Thursday) and I might get the Final Fantasy game I wanted!!!! For Easter, we are going to have a pot luck at my cousin’s house and I hope to see some cousins I haven’t seen in a while. Besides all that, might stay at home watching YouTube or something. I’d probably be watching Naruto or Bleach. Yeah, sometimes I can get pretty boring.
imeleven’s picture from flickr
The challenge this week was to talk about the environment.
The First R- Reduce
Things you could do to reduce…
- Turn off the water when you brush your teeth
- Turn off the water when you wash dishes
- Use plastic cups that you can wash instead of throwing paper cups in landfills
- Take shorter showers
The Second R- Reuse
Things you can do to reduce…
- Use a thermos instead of plastic bottles
- Don’t use paper plates that often- use plates that can be washed
- Don’t use paper cups that ofter- use cups that can be washed
The Third R- Recycle
Things you can do to recycle…
- Recycle old plastic bottles, cans, and glass bottles
- Drop old papers in a recycling bin
What can you do to help the Earth?????