Tuesday, November 22, 2011

One More Nomination

When I was nominating blogs I completely forgot about one I want to nominate. As you know, I nominated Ethan for Best Student Blog and Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog for Best Class Blog. Now, I am going to nominate a blog for Best New Blog.

For Best New Blog I would like to nominate my friend Mark's blog, GBM Corner. Mark does amazing reviews! He review's books, games, movies, and blogs. I wrote a whole review on his blog in my post: Review: GBM Corner. The most amazing part is he has only had his blog for 6 days!

Who did you nominate?

Which catagories did you nominate?

Poll Competition: Poll 4 Round 1

In the last poll it was a tie. The tie was between I'm a Black Belt and 1,000 visitors. That was the first tie in this poll competition! I added something new on my blog! At the top of my blog is my pages. I added a new page called Poll Competitions. You can find the winner of the last post there before I say it in a post! These posts are a little more recent. This is going to be a close poll.

Here is the poll:

Get your own Poll!

Which post did you vote for in the last poll?

Try to figure out which posts are going to be in the next poll!

Student Blogging Challenge September 2011

The Student Blogging Challenge was very fun. I only met Ethan, but I'm going to try to meet more people this week because I have no school! For the first few weeks I kept on having to remind myself to check every week. By the last 4 weeks, I got used to checking it every day! The Student Blogging Challenge really helped me get more involved in blogging. If you want to be in the Student Blogging Challenge, I think the next one is in March 2012. I would highly recommend being in the Student Blogging Challenge!

Here are the topics of each week of the Student Blogging Challenge:

  1. All About You
  2. My Place
  3. Me on the Internet
  4. After Hours
  5. Improving Your Posts
  6. Global Issues
  7. Let Your Creativity Show
  8. Are You Connecting
  9. Favorites
  10. Evaluating and Nominating

Were you in the Student Blogging Challenge? How did you like it?

Do you want to be in the next Student Blogging Challenge?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Edublog Award Nominations

This week the Student Blogging Challenge asked us to nominate a student and class blog for the Edublog Awards. I knew which class blog to nominate right away, but it took a while to figure out who to nominate for best student blog.

I've decided to nominate Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog for best class blog. I chose her blog because she posts about such amazing things. For example, over the summer she posted about her trip to Hawaii. It was very interesting to watch the videos she took!

For best student blog I nominate Ethan (Gamekid). He does amazing posts about his life, the world, and different blogs. Also, he always does magnificent posts about the Student Blogging Challenge. In my opinion, he should be the one to win best student blog.

Who did you nominate?

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Poll Competition 2: Poll 3 Round 1

In the first poll the winner was Welcome. The last poll's winner is Disney Wonder. They will both go to the championship! This poll is a special one. It will have 7 posts instead of 6! Two or three will have 7 posts, so I decided to make one of them this one! These are great posts!

Here is the poll:

Get your own Poll!

Which one did you vote for?

Which is your second favorite?

Favorites: Sports

Yesterday I wrote about my favorite books. Today I'm going to be writing about my favorite thing to do, playing sports! I am going to be writing about my top three favorite sports. We play them in the U.S.A, but you might play them in your country! Now, let's get to my favorite sports. I'm going to start at three and go to one this time!

A tennis ball!

3. My third favorite sport is called tennis. In tennis you hit the ball to the other side of the court. It needs to go over the net to be on the other side. If it bounces two or more times on their side, you get a point. In the last school year, my sister started taking tennis lessons. At first I thought it was boring, but then I tried it and really liked it. I took lessons until the end of the school year and started playing with my family in our community about once a month.

A New York Giants football!

2. My second favorite sport is called football. In most countries, football is when you kick a ball with your feet into a goal. That is called soccer for us. In football you try to pass or run the ball into the endzone. If you get it into the endzone it is a touchdown which is worth 6 points. You need to kick the ball between the two posts to get the seventh point. If you make a field goal it is worth 3 points. I played flag football last year. My parents didn't want me to play anymore because I got hit in the stomach a lot. Also, my tooth went into someone on my team's head. (But my tooth just got wigglier. It didn't fall out!)

A basketball!

1. My favorite sport is called basketball. In basketball the goal is to dribble up the court and score. If you are inside the three-point line it is worth two points. If you are behind it is worth three points. A free-throw is worth one point. The team with the most points wins. I started playing when I was five. I didn't get a single point all season! I didn't play again until I was seven. My next season I got six points. At least it is better then no points. In my third season, I got 8 points in my first game. I averaged 10 rebounds per game. In my most recent season, I did amazing. In one game I got 16 points and 17 rebounds. In my last game I got 16 points and about 11 rebounds. Those are called double-doubles. I got two in one season! That was an amazing season!

What are your three favorite sports in order? How do you play them?

Have you played any of these sports? Which ones?

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Favorites: Books

I've read many books, but I am going to write my top five favorites and what they are about. I hope you read these books after hearing about them.

1. My favorite book is called Scary School. I'm not going to write what it is about because you can find a review about it on my post: Book Signing: Scary School (Book Review Included)

2. My second favorite book is Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever. Once again, I'm not going to write what it is about because you can find a review about it on my post: Review: GBM Corner.

3. My third favorite book is called Monster Blood for Breakfast. It is about a boy who eats something called Monster Blood. He grows too big and strong, and gets a record in a swim meet. He's scared being too big and strong will stay forever. Luckily, he changes back to normal after 12 hours.

4. My fourth favorite book is Beware, the Snowman. It is about a girl who moves to a new town. There is a snowman who lives at the top of the hill who they are scared of. She escapes it and finds out that her long-lost sorcerer father made snowmen come to life and kill the evil snowman at the top of the hill.

5. My fifth favorite book is called Creep from the Deep. It is about two siblings who find a sunken ship, but get sent to another dimension with evil skeleton pirates. Eventually, they give the pirate back his leg, get back their uncle, and get back to the regular dimension.

Have you read any of these books? Which ones?

What are your five favorite books? What are they about?

Poll Competition 2: Poll 2 Round 1

The winner of the last poll was the Welcome post. In second place was 97th Rose Bowl: My 1st Rose Bowl. There were only three votes, so I hope to get more this time. These posts are some of my favorites!

Here is the poll:

Get your own Poll!

Have you ever participated in one of my poll competitions before? Which one?

Which one of these posts did you vote for?

Friday, November 18, 2011

Review: GBM Corner

My friend Mark recently started a blog with reviews called GBM Corner. I'm guessing you're wondering what GBM stands for. G stands for video games. B stands for books. M stands for movies. They stand for video games, books, and movies because that's what he reviews. I think his blog is amazing. So far, he has only reviewed books.

The books he's reviewed are Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever, Encyclopedia Brown: The Case of Pablo's Nose, and Big Nate on a Roll. I've read Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever and Encyclopedia Brown: The Case of Pablo's Nose. He rates the books with letters. He rated Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever an A-. I would rate it an A. He rated Encyclopedia Brown: The Case of Pablo's Nose an A-. I would rate it a C+. You should go on his blog A.S.A.P.

Here is a book review I wrote for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever:

The book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever is the sixth book in the Diary of a Wimpy kid series. Some of the book is about how he wanted to have a holiday bazaar. The newspaper would charge him one thousand dollars for the full page color ad he wanted. Greg (the main character) decides to call his friend Rowley to make their own newspaper. Then, they vandalize the school by putting posters on the walls. Greg goes to the principal's office and has to clean up marks the posters left.

Next, he had to survive being snowed in with his family. First, Manny plays on Greg's favorite game and changes his password. Next, he couldn't watch TV because Manny changed the parental lock. Later he couldn't play video games because his mom loved her new exercise video game. Finally, the snow stopped and the police came. He thought it was for him, but it was for last minute toys for the toy drive.

Have you read GBM Corner?

Have you read any of these books?

What would you rate them?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Student Blogging Challenge: Game

This week there is a game for the Student Blogging Challenge. To play you go to a student blog, go to a blog on their blogroll, then go to a blog on their blogroll and leave a comment. After you do that 3 times you write a post about what blogs you visited and what you commented on.

First, I went to Ethan's blog. Then, I went to Sam's blog. After that, I finally reached Josh's blog. I wrote a comment about his avatar. It said how I thought it was awesome and how I can really relate to it. I highly recommend visiting his blog.

Next, I went to Miriam's blog. From there I went to Hannah's blog. Finally, I reached BB's blog. I commented on her blog about books I can't put down. I told her how I couldn't put down Scary School and put a review about it.

Finally, I went to Daniel's blog. From his, I went to Teegan's blog. Last, I got to Joseph's blog. I commented about his cousin's prank. Also, I told him the closest thing to a prank I've ever done. You will have to read his blog to find out what it was!

(Click on any blog owner's name, and it will bring you to their blog!)

Do you have an avatar?

What's your favorite book?

Have you ever played a prank?

Are you participating in the game?