December 12, 2013

Suprising & Shocking Things I've Learned About Charles Dickens & Child Labor

Some of the shocking and surprising things that I learned about  Child Labor in Victorian Children's lives is that they had extremely hard jobs. Victorian Child Labor started in the 1800's. They had to work in some very hard conditions. I found these very dreadful as I was reading. Here are some of the shocking things that I have found out. First children could get permanent spine deformation from working in the chimneys. Second thing about Victorian Child Labor is that  children as young as three did the chimney sweep. Another thing about the chimney sweep is that when they got hurt their boss would wash wounds with salt water and send them to a different chimney. Last thing that I will tell is that Orphans were put into chimneys as slavery and were in their until they couldn't fit in the chimney.

Shocking things about Charles Dickens life is that at the age of nine he had to work in a factory for three years. When he was working in the factory his parents were imprisoned and he wasn't able to see them until until after the three years. He felt loneliness and despair  wile he was working in the blacking factory. After he was done with his three years at the factory he got sent back to school. He never forgot the experience of having to work in the lonesome factory still lingering in the back of his mind.

After reading this the Big question that comes to mind is this. Why did these children have to work in such horrid conditions?

December 9, 2013

Thanks for Nominating Me For Best Student Blog.

This is truly amazing to be nominated as Best Student Blog for 2013. I'd like to thank everyone who has been voting for me. Also the people who nominated me. Good luck to everyone who was nominated. It is an honor just to be nominated. Congrats to whom may win. Wish everyone the best of luck.

December 6, 2013

Blogging Challenge 10

I have written 18 posts. Out of all of the post 7 were ones given by my teacher Mrs. Neidlinger, 9 from the challenge, and 2 that was unrelated. I had received 14 comments from teachers, and overseas students. I received the most comments on Blogging Challenge 9 Part A. I think I got the most comments on that one because it was lengthy and it was two different parts which made it more interesting.

I enjoyed the post on the Best Individual Student Blog because I was able to nominate someone that I thought put a lot of great work and hard effort into their blog. Yes, I have changed my blog theme once from plain green to a One Direction theme because I thought that went along with my interest even though green is my all-time favorite color. I have 8 widgets and I believe that 8 is good because it is not too crowded on my blog. Overseas students that I have on my blogroll is 157 students.

3 Amazing Kids Making A Difference

The first amazing kid that was making a difference was 6 year old Ryan Hreljac. In 1998 Ryan got the idea of building a well from his first grade teacher who told the class about how many kids in foreign countries are underprivileged.  Then he got the idea of creating a well for people of a Ugandan village. He started to get money to create the well by doing chores and in his end result built his very first well in an Ugandan village. Within 1998-2001 Ryan was then 10 and had earned 70,000 dollars for clean water wells and other school projects for the people of an Ugandan village. As a six year old he came up with the idea to help other people in a different country get clean water to help them with their everyday lives and he was capable even though he was a very young boy. In the summer of 2000 he traveled to Uganda for two weeks and met the people  and he saw he well and it was named  Ryan’s Well. After this was when his foundation Ryan's Well Foundation had begun its start. Here is the link to his website

The second amazing kid was Austin Gutwein. He got his start at the age of 14. He really got his start because he had a pen pal from Africa that was talking about the different dieases. He decided to help the kids with supplying them with mosquito nets,medical supply kits, biycycles, and clean drinking water for the people. Now more than 1,500 children that are being fed each day. Even the children that are orphans. Now Austin has raised over $3 million total to his Hoops of Hope Foundation. It all started from 2,057 free throws. He has also helped the children of Africa and the United States. Here is Austin's websites

The third amazing kid is Alexandra Scott. She got her start at the age 4. She wanted to help find a way to cure cancer and to help other kids that were diagnosed with cancer. So then she came up with making a lemonade stand to help benifit pediatric cancer research. It was then named Alex's Lemonade Stand.  In 2000 she was determined when she got out of the hospital that she would start a lemonade stand. With the help of her older brother later in that first year they raised an amazing $2,000 for her hospital.  By her second birthday she was able to crawl and walk with leg braces. She then kept holding yearly lemonade stands until 2004 when Alex had passed away at the age 8. During the time she was alive and had the lemonade stand she had raised over $1,000,000 to help find a cure for the disease she had. Her three brothers and parents want to continue along with Alex's legacy by not ending the lemonade stand. Vist Alex's website here to learn more about the lemonade stand

November 19, 2013

Blogging Challenge 9: Part B

I nominate Hailee's blog for Best Individual Blog. I think that Hailee's blog is one of the best individual blogs because when you go to her blog everything looks as if a professional had created the blog.  He blog is very organized so if you missed one of her recent posts you just look over to the top right hand corner and find the most recent posts. She is very creative with her work which I admire. She is a very outstanding writer which will help her in the long run. She takes pride in every post she creates and doesn't just do few sentences. She is very descriptive in her blog posts which makes things even more interesting and makes you want to read more of her amazing blog. I hearby nominate her to become this years Best Individual Blog. I really think that she deserves this as much as everyone else.

November 13, 2013

Blogging Challenge 9: Part A

I did two different great post for blogging challenge. Here is the first great post.

                   Why Stereotype?
Have you ever been the victim of stereotyping, or have you witnessed someone else stereotyping others? Towards the end of my fifth grade year at Riverside Intermediate School. I witnessed people stereotyping a kindergarten girl, and it was time to come to a change.
It was one beaming afternoon the sun shining brightly on the windows of the yellow school bus. I went very rapidly up the stairs of the bus. I could smell the sweet smell of chocolate. I went to find a seat to save for my friend Brisa and I. A few minutes later she came running faster than a cheetah onto the bus. She seemed very excited.
“Hey Breana,” she said.
“Hello Brisa,” I replied.
All of the kids that went to Washington came onto the bus. They all got onto the bus in a very speedy quick amount of time. We were sitting in our seat that we had always sat in. We look down the aisle and we see Logan. She was wearing her usual Batman jacket, Batman shoes, and Batman backpack that she really deeply loved.
“Brisa! Logan just got on the bus and she sat with her brother Dominic and some other boy that I don’t know by name.” I told her.
“He’s the girl Molly’s younger brother, but I don’t know his name either.” she said.
“Oh, well I am hearing Dominic yelling at him, but I couldn’t hear the conversation clearly. I said.
Then I told my older sister because I needed to find someone to fix it because we found out that he was making fun of Logan because she liked batman and was wearing the jacket, backpack, and the shoes. As we were getting ready to get off the bus my older sister went up the the kid who was stereotyping Logan that she told him to stop because it doesn’t matter what you like or wear as long as she likes it it doesn’t matter. As we were getting off of the bus my sister told the bus driver and he took care of the rest of the ride on as we kept riding the bus it stopped and Logan seemed very grateful.

In the end as we kept riding the bus the stereotyping towards Logan had faded fast. Logan had seemed very grateful that we helped male it stop. Overall the kid that was stereotyping learned that stereotyping is no good. Why stereotyping? Were all human it shouldn't matter what we like or wear we are all original, and unique in our own way.

I am going to tell you some of my favorite things. Game is the entire Just Dance collection. Songs are Over Again, Story Of My Life, Royals, My Favorite Things, and King Of Everything. Book is The Outsiders. Sport is soccer. Movie is This Is Us which is One Direction’s movie. Colors are blue and green. Animals are cats, and monkeys. Drinks are Arizona Tea, Bob Evans hot cocoa, and Sprite. Foods are tacos, stir fry, and fried chicken. Football team is the Green Bay Packers.

Also my favorite candy is Twix, and all the varieties of Cookie Dough Bites. My Dream vacation is United Kingdom, Ireland, and Bahamas. Boy bands are One Direction, and 5SOS. Girl band is Little Mix. Albums are Up All Night, Take Me Home, DNA. Hobbies are drawing, making crafts, and watching YouTube. Fast food restaurants are Taco Bell, King Gyros, Subway, Sonic, and Little Caesars. Dining restaurants are Bob Evans, Applebees, and Kings Buffet. Places to shop are Claire’s, Justice, and the University Park Mall. Shoe brand is Converse. Last, but not least movie actress is Jennifer Lawrence

Have You Seen My Collaboration Blog?

If you haven't yet seen the blog where I and 5 others created a website that is to be used to have our website as a positive resource for teens in our community and around the world that are experiencing the effect of peer pressure, stereotyping, and bullying. If you would like to check out our website click here on the link that says The Overcomer which is the name of our website. Don't be afraid click the link it is a very well created website. Maybe even follow our twitter which is linked into our website. If you can not find the link to it that's embed to our website here is the link so that you can follow our Twitter.

November 7, 2013

One Direction -Story Of My Life

Story Of My Life
One Direction
Have you heard One Direction's latest song on the Midnight Memories album.
 Here's the video tell me in the comments below if you like it or not. I sure know I love it. 

Blogging Challenge 8

Student Blogging Challenge
Challenge #8
I have visited 10 different websites. I went on websites of people from Canada, United States,  and Australia. Here are the different blogs that I went to and I like all of them.

Fact about Gem's blog is that she likes Oreos dipped in Ginger Ale 

  Fact about Rachel's blog is that she loves to bake and cook just like me.   /   

 Fact about Abby's blog is that she loves to play soccer. 

 Fact about Hailee's blog is that likes animals. 

Fact about Chyna's blog is that she likes volleyball which I played my sixth grade year.

Fact about Veronica is that she likes Ariana Grande, One Direction, and tacos just like I do. /
Fact about Alyssa's blog is that she loves One Direction just like me. /

Fact about La'Nadie's blog is that she really likes her school and even posted pictures of it.

Fact about Laine's blog is that likes to play hockey.

Fact about Unknown name's blog is that she likes to play Softball. 

Those are the blogs that I visited make sure you check out there blogs with the links above.
If the links don't work copy and padte them to the search bar until they get fixed.

Blogging Challenge 7

Student Blogging Challenge
Challenge #7

Is it better to have a Negative Digital Footprint or No Digital Footprint? In my opinion I think that it would be better to have no digital footprint than have a negative digital footprint. Three reasons I'd want no footprint because life would be a lot easier without one. Second you wouldn't have to stress about bad publicity (if you're a celebrity, which we all know I'm not...maybe I am.) Third in general you'd have lots of free time to do things like (drawing,cleaning,cooking..etc) instead of updating your status, or making sure you posted that picture of you and your friends on Instagram and many more. Those are three reasons why I would want no digital footprint. If your on the side of rather having a negative digital footprint I guess here are three reason why you'd rather have a negative digital footprint. First maybe you'd want a negative digital footprint so you have something people can remember you by than no footprint. Second is that maybe you have nothing to do so you go on to some social media website and start ranting about something because you are bored. Third maybe you just want to have a negative digital footprint. Those are three reasons why you'd rather have a negitive digital footprint or have no footprint at all.

November 6, 2013

Blogging Challenge 6

Student Blogging Challenge
Challenge #6

I choose activity #5. I couldn't get in contact with my grandmother, but on the internet I was searching through different inventions since my grandmother was born. The one that I thought was the most important invention is the artificial pacemaker. In 1950 John Hopps, Canadian created the the world's first pacemaker. Even though it was powered through AC wall sockets it still worked. John tried to create a rechargeable battery, but he didn't come out being successful. Later on in 1958 the first wearable and clinical pacemaker was created.

November 4, 2013

Wonder of the Day

       Wonder of the Day
 Wonder of the Day: Do Your Taste Buds Change? #1092
On Wonderopolis today's Wonder of the Day is do your taste buds change? This is a question that makes me very curious. As I was reading the post I found two things that I never had learned. Here is the first thing adult have between 2,000 and 10,000 taste buds average. This amount is a lot of taste buds. The second thing that I found interesting is that if you like a certain food like pizza and you have the flu you might experience a distaste called an aversion. I also learned a new word aversion which means a strong dislike.Be sure to check out Wonderopolis for many different wonder
Adults have between 2,000 and 10,000 taste buds on average. - See more at:
Adults have between 2,000 and 10,000 taste buds on average. - See more at:
Adults have between 2,000 and 10,000 taste buds on average. - See more at:

October 21, 2013

National Writing Day

National Writing Day
I think what is going on in the picture is that the two men are creating flames to try and reach the cylinder to create some type of energy source or source of light. I also think that they are using the technology to collect different data. What makes me think that they are trying to create a source of energy because in the cylinder below there is fire and it is growing. Then in the cone shaped cylinder I think that they are trying to make it reach the cylinder to create an energy source. 

Picture Below

What’s going on in this picture? Look closely at the image above, or view it in a larger size, then tell us what you see by posting a comment. On Oct. 22, we will reveal more about the image and its origins at the bottom of this post.

October 17, 2013

Blog Action Day

Blog Action Day 
Human Rights
                                                                       Challenge 5
According to the document of Article 19 of the The Convention on the Rights of the Child I found that one of the children's rights is that all children under the age of 18 are supposed to are to be protected from neglect and abuse. This topic really caught my eye because I never knew us children every had this right. Which brings me to the topic of news. On the news you hear about different cases about children being abuse and neglected to the point that they are no longer alive.

 On Monday, September 16, 2013 a 22 year old man by the name of Daquon Gomillion was charged with four counts of first-degree assault and four counts of risk of injury to a child. The 5-year-old boy had many scars on both legs, his back, and chest, and part of one of his ears was missing. His lip had been split. When you hear about children being neglected and abused it makes you feel horrible. I could not find any images, and I really couldn't see myself putting one because it is a very dreadful.

One of the children's rights is to be protected from neglect and abuse. I think in this case that law was broken, because this would have never happened if the little 5 year old boy was being protected. I don't believe that he was. Then again the 22 year old man was arrested for abuse and the bond is $250,000. For what he did I think that he should be sentenced for life, and he tried to gain custody of the child. Which I believe he has no right to have a child after what he has done to the boy.

Blogging Challenge 1-4

Blogging Challenge
Challenge 4
For blogging challenge for I went on When I went on this website I saw that for each  question you gain 10 grains of rice that goes to people around the world to enjoy. Then you go through different levels, and after 100 grains you filled up a whole bowl. Freerice is a really fun website ,and you should check it out sometime.

 Blogging Challenge #3

                     Student Blogging Challenge 
                                                       Challenge 2

Student Blogging Challenge
Challenge 1

October 14, 2013

Wonder of the Day

       Wonder of the Day: What Is the Hottest Planet #1077
On Wonderopolis today's wonder of the day was what is the hottest planet. If you are the type of person that likes Science. You might like this topic and might like to check out this site. I found that Venus's hottest temperature is 900 degrees Fahrenheit! That's really hot! This is something new I learned from this article. If you would like to check out Wonderopolis here is the website link.   Enjoy!                                                                                                                                    

October 3, 2013

Stereo-do Stereo-don't

Stereo-do Stereo-don't
I think that people make judgements about people based on sterotypes because they feel like doing it because all of their friends do, and they think that it is okay. They start giving people labels, and stereotyping other people by their looks, and how they act. The more people start stereotyping others the more people will want to join them, and do the same. This results people into feeling bad about themselves. Now, I am going to tell you about my opinion about this topic.

In my opinion I do not think that people should stereotype because it results in people feeling bad about themselves and they end up not wanting to go to school, and many other things. To me I think that

August 27, 2013

Online Power

      What are someways you can use your online power for good?
I can use my online power for good by using significant digital citizenship . This means using your phone, computer,Xbox, and Wii you literally have a alot of online power . You have access to tons of social media websites, but you have to use it for the good so you should be respectful . Being respectful is a good key to a great digital citizenship . For example if someone were to tweet their opinion about something . You should do the polite thing, and respect their opinion even if you don't believe it . Don't tweet them nasty comments, because that is rude . In conclusion I can use my online power for good by being respectful to everyone that is one key to a great life .

August 21, 2013

What Does 21st Century Literacy Mean to Me?

         What Does 21st Century Literacy Mean to Me?

   First, in a definition I think literacy means having the ability to read and write . I think that the 21st century literacy is a really big deal . There are many different ways to use literacy . You can use books or even computers and other different devices . Being taught by a parent or teacher is another way of literacy . Except that you are not learning on your own .