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October 16th 2012: I Haven’t Been On Forever!

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Hey guys! I haven’t been on here forever, since summer was super busy I didn’t really have time for blogging but I am glad to be back on, since school is always a good thing to talk about on here, i wanted to give some tips on how to succeed this year in school!

I am in Grade 8 this year and that means I am in HIGH SCHOOL next year, which is insane, because in my head I still feel like I’m a third grader.. Anyways, in my mind, high school means you will have to be much more organized and prepared so you can succeed and actually enjoy school (yes it is possible!). The first tip I would like to give is STAY ORGANIZED! I can’t stress this enough. I love keeping organized and you should too, because not only does it make assignments much easier to find, you can use this skill when you are in a workplace or at a job. This may not apply to you but my teacher(s) like to do binder and planner checks, which literally forces you to organize your stuff or you get bad marks.. I keep my binder tidy by using dividers for all my subjects and i put all my papers in order from their dates (earliest are at the front and later ones come after..) I find this helps because in GHrade 6 I usually just showed everything where ever and I ended up losng papers, causing missing work and more time spent redoing papers that I knew I finished. I also keep my planner organized by writing in it daily and writing neatly; this obviously helps me because it helps me get my homework done. Another tip I have is STUDY STUDY STUDY, I have learned from experience that if you just “wing it” you will 90% of the time get a bad mark and 100% get a worse mark then if you were to study. I don’t really have anything else to say about that because it basicly speaks for itself! Oh! I recently had a Science test and I thought I was going to fail, until I realized there is a great way to study: QUO CARDS!

 

 

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June 1st: ITS FRIDAY, FRIDAY… ;)

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Mood Today: I am super SUPER tired today because I went to camp with a couple classes at school for two nights. I am so tired because the cabin I was in decided to stay up until 3 in the morning, which I was fine with then, but since it is about 4 pm now, I am regretting it. But I am pretty happy since I had a great time hanging out with my friends at camp!

 What You Did Today: Like I said, I came home from camp today and it was super fun. We had breakfast at camp, then cleaned up our cabins and were super quiet on the school bus back to our school because we were all so tired from staying up so late last night. Once I got home I just pretty much relaxed because I can barely do anything, but I refuse to have a nap because then once again, I won`t be able to fall asleep tonight.

What Nail Polish Am I Wearing: I feel really bad (not really xD) because I didn`t wear any nail polish today. You guys might wonder how that is even possible but yeah, I was kinda camping and going ziplining, rock climbing and canoeing aren`t exactly nail polish friendly activities. haha

 Favourite Song Of The Day: I don`t really have a favourite song today because I just have a group of songs that are my favourite today, so I will say that instead. ANYTHING SUNG BY GLEE IS MY FAVOURITE SONG OF THE DAY, because I was rewatching some of the episodes on season 1 and 2 (I have the whole first and second season on DVD) and yes, I got addicted again. So, I think I might buy tons of glee songs tonight and also just rewatch all the episodes and do an all nighter (smart huh;) )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any News Or Fun Things To Tell You Guys: I`ve got nothing else to say to you guys, but have a great weekend and enjoy the first day o0f June! 🙂

Siesmic Story

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All was still that night as I lay asleep. Suddenly, without warning, my bed began to gently rock back and forth as if it were on a rolling sea. I thought it was a dream. When I realized I was actually awake I screamed extremely loud, my heart pounding louder than the largest drum.

“Mom? Dad?” I yelled, every inch of me shaking.

There was no reply so I got up, hardly keeping my balance and went under the door way that lets you enter my room. I learned that in my Science class, plus, I needed to stay away from all windows, so the door was actually a pretty good place to be. All the sudden I heard a huge BANG and my precious bookshelf that once belonged to my mother broken, scattering books and items everywhere.

`MOM! DAD!`I screamed with all my might.

Tears welled up in my eyes when once again, they didn`t reply. I was worried that they might have gotten killed, but right now I have to worry about keeping myself alive. The shaking seemed to go on for hours, but once it settled down to a low hum, then no noise at all, I left the doorway and ran into my parent`s room. `As I reached for the doorknob I was very anxious to see what was behind it. I turned the doorknob and I screamed! Fire… IT`S A FIRE! I remember learning that one of the affects that were pretty common in earthquakes were the fires , but how did it start? My eyes raced across every burning item in the room, then I saw it, the large collection of candles my mom lights in the morning had all fell over in the disaster… And my parents were dead.

I had to get out of there but the emotions welled up inside of me and I fell to my knees. Crying hysterically. I’m all alone now, no father, no mother, I never did have any siblings… This was a terrible day so far and I had to get out before the fire started to spread to other parts of the house. I ran outside, relieved to be away from that mess, still crying. I picked up our hidden emergency kit, which everyone should use after an earthquake to help the other members of your family. I guess that I don’t need that though, since it is justr me, and surprisingly I am completely uninjured. I watched as more and more people drove up our street, not noticing the little girl crying in her front yard, obviously alone. Another thing I learned in Science call was that you ALWAYS had to stay at your meeting place until emergency workers told you that you could evacuate. I stayed put until I saw a tiny police car cruising up and down the street. It stopped in front of my house and rolled down it’s tinted windows,

“Honey, where are your parents?” A man in a police uniform asked me.

“They, they died.” I sniffled, the tears rolling down my face like a rain storm.

“Please get in the car now, we need to evacuate, another earthquake might be coming our way momentarily.” He responded, a sad look in his eyes.

“Okay” I mumbled, hopping in the back seat.

We drove for hours that day and I was sent to live with my grandmother 200 miles from where I used to live, I miss my parents very much, and life will never be the same without them, but I did learn that earthquakes can cause great damage if your not careful and responsible.

February 21st 2012: Glee Tuesday :)

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Mood Today: Hmmm, my mood today is pretty much bored and happy 😀 You guys can always comment below what your feeling, I would love to hear whats new with you guys. I also am feeling very giggly because I have the greatest friends EVER! They are the greatest things that have ever happened to me, even though my bestest friend of all recently moved across canada .___.

What You Did Today: Well, I went to school today, where I had a major math test, like I told you guys yesterday, and I really think I did well! I didn’t even study but the thing was pretty much simple questions that were no brainers… What do you guys feel about math tests? What is your favourite subject? Anyway, I also went to my grandparents house and we had supper there. My granny and I always look on Pinterest and I really had a great time just chilling and hanging out. Oh, and I also wanted to say that I HATE ART SO SO SO SO SO MUCH BECAUSE WE HAD TO DO 3D OBJECTS AND I HATED IT!!!

What Nail Polish Am I Wearing: Right now I am wearing “Lets Talk” By: Sinful Colours. This is a really nice purple and I just randomly painted it on when I was watching the Bachler last night.. AND I ALSO HATE COURTNEY FROM THE BACHLOR WHICH BEN THINKS IS A TOTAL SWEETHEART WHEN SHE IS EVIL I TELL YOU, E.V.I.L!!! Anyway, I really like the colour and in the USA it is only $1.99 per bottle!! 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favourite Song Of The Day: My favourite song of the day is “Stupid Girl” By: Nicki Minaj. It isn’t actually called that, but I really don’t want to have anyone think I swear, because I really don’t, really!! :3 This one is one that reminds me of my friend, Chloe because we used to rap it when we walked around the track at my school, freaking all the people out… hehe

Any News Or Fun Things To Tell You Guys: This little thing I wanted to share is a very yummy treat that I made in my school cooking class today! It is a great recipe that I really love, and you can also make them a desert treat, like a snack or a after dinner treat. I was thinking of making these for glee tonight, but I am too lazy;) So, here is the recipe for Breadstick Twist :

Spread:

Butter                3 tbsp

Basil                    1/2 tsp

Minced Garlic  1/4 tsp

Dough:

Flour                    1 cup

Whole Wheat Flour  2 tbsp

Parmesan Cheese     2 tbsp

Sugar                            2 tsp

Baking Powder          2 tsp

Milk                              1/2 cup

1. Preheat Oven to 400 F

2. Mix together butter, basil and garlic and then put it in the oven to heat.

3. Add milk and mix to form soft dough

4. Lightly flour the counter top and put contents on counter

5. Knead 10 times

6. Roll with a rolling pin, flip multiple times and cut into many small, even strips. Put the spread on after, leaving a bit left.

7. Twist strips and put in oven for 12 minutes

8. After the timer goes off  take out of the oven and put more spread overtop.

9. ENJOY!

 

My Top 10 Songs Of December

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Hey guys!! CONGRATS MRS. HEITZ!!!! I’m so excited to see pictures of Natalie :) Anyway, here is a list of my favourite songs of December :) I hope you guys agree with my choices, and I will link most of the videos from Youtube :) ENJOY YOUR WINTER BREAK!

1. Headlines By: Drake

2. Countdown By: Beyonce

3. Mr. Know It All By: Kelly Clarkson

4. The One That Got Away By: Katy Perry

5. Marry The Night By: Lady GaGa

6. Mistletoe By: Justin Bieber

7. How To Love By: Lil Wayne

8. It Will Rain By: Bruno Mars

 

9. Moment 4 Life By: Nicki Minaj and Drake

10.  Party Rock Anthem By: LMFAO :)

These are all really good songs, that I am very crazy about. I know lots of the readers are the same age, or a little older than me, so hopefully you like this style of music!!

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Breaking Dawn Part 1: What I Thought

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Okay, so I really, really REALLY like all the Twilight movies. I recently went to the new one, Breaking Dawn Part 1. I would rate it a 4 it of 5, because it was AMAZING, but bad at the same time. Heres why:

The reason why I liked the movie is because of their wedding. I really thought everything about it was pretty amazing. I think my favourite part about the wedding was what it looked like. I liked that at the top of the trees there were white pedals hanging over top of all the people. It was so beautiful, and the flowers matched her dress. It was great, I guess it sort of looked like my dream wedding.

But the one thing that I really didn’t like was all the gore. I won’t go into details, but lets just say there was lots of blood going on… -_-

Other than that, the movie was great, and I would love to see it again and again! 🙂

Smart Learning: How It Helps Us!

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Some people (not going to name anyone) have been saying that Smart Learning is not useful, and is pretty much pointless. They say that it doesn’t matter and that they want it out of the learning system. I do not agree with this 150% because it is very useful! I think it is useful because it helps us organize our thinking by doing such things as chunking and planning our quick writes. I also enjoy Smart Learning because it gives more oppourtunities to write. I love writing and being able to write about everything from Scientific Methods to why first impressions are so important pleases me! I really don’t care what anyone else says, because I think that this is a modern, helpful way to teach us things using all the parts of our brain. Also, A/B partner talk is linked to Smart Learning, and I love it! Being able to share your ideas, hear others ideas, and talk about the class aboutthe topic is great! You get to be more involved with the students, plus the teacher gets to hear what the students opinions are/ what they feel about this topic, right away, face to face, rather than of a piece of paper. One thing I would like to say to the “unnamed people” is exactly what I was saying “FACE TO FACE” this morning…. You have no choice. You have t do this, and even though it might not be your favourite thing to do, you have to. Plus, I know one of those people (Starts with an A, ends with USTIN) cares about thw world! I respect him, and I think that he could change the world a ton, but in my opinion, fighting something that some children across the worls would die to have (education) is completely crazy!!! I hope the people this is directed to read this, and I would love to talk with you about it at school, whenever. 🙂