May 2

24 hours! (blog 9)

Oh My God! I can’t believe I have only one full day to complete my GMS takes action presentation. If you do know this is, it is a an extra credit project where we have to make  presentation about our project that is serving the community. Moving on from that disaster,things I have accomplished are collecting almost 200 books in a couple of day and the only other thing I accomplished is setting up a day to bring the books to the orphanage. After we do it once we will probably do it multiple times, time after time. I have actually accomplished more than what I thought I was going to. I honestly thought that I would only accomplish collecting the books. I didn’t think that me and my group could accomplish finding a day when we can bring the books to the orphanage and go back and forth. This is everything I have accomplished and what I thought I couldn’t do but actually turned out doing.

The things I have left to finish is creating a speech for my TED talk and actually going to the orphanage and bringing the books to the kids in need. I have to double check,if I am exact when we have to meet up with the kids at the orphanage. For my speech I still have to create a speech so that I can memorize what I wrote and put them on note cards to help me. For me memorizing isn’t all that easy, personally if I am to memorize something I will most likely forget when I am presenting or doing something. I get so nervous that I will potentially freeze up and that is the time I will most likely to forget. That is why you or I have note cards, but to be honest I write everything down on my note cards and just read a couple sentences and remember it when I am presenting. This is everything that I have left to finish.

Honestly, when I first started this project I probably would have went back and changed the whole project idea. Since I got this far and I am actually happy with what I am doing and what is going on I would not go back and change anything. I would not change anything because I am happy with my project and everything I have went through to get this far. When I first started this project I probably would have went back and changed because I really didn’t care about the project at first because to me it was just pointless but now I get why this is important because we are serving the community. This is what I would have changed.

March 27

St. Patrick’s Day!

Have you ever thought why does St. Patrick’s day color have to be green? I have, why can’t it be pink. Well here is why. In the 1700’s  Irish immigrants in the US started the first St. patty’s day in New York City. Blue was originally the color associated with St.Patrick’s Day.  Ireland’s nickname is “The Emerald Isle” so because of this,  green became a more popular color on this holiday.  On March 17th, we celebrate St. Patrick’s day because of the Irish coming into our country and celebrating their stay.

March 10

20% Project Update (Blog 5)

This week I accomplished helping my partner starting their video. I also started to memorize my script for my own video. I honestly thought that I would not accomplish much but I did I almost finished memorizing my script. The only part of my script that I need to memorize is the last paragraph or the concluding paragraph. I am the only person in my group that actually started memorizing the script! I cannot believe that I am the only one. This is all that I accomplished and how far I got in everything.

I am feeling scared but very happy. I am scared because I keep replaying in my head that we have to present this whole project in front of a bunch or kids. I am happy because I like giving back and working hard for something that I am passionate about. Personally I think that giving back to others in need is a big deal because they have never had an education or books to learn from at all.

 

March 1

20% project 4

 

I have made the accomplishment of finishing our outline. All we have to do now is just have our teacher give it the okay that we are finished. We finished our outline in 30 minutes, we went through it like a Cheetah racing a Lion. That’s how fast we are when we really work hard. I am feeling really good about this project so far because of all the work we have accomplished in such little time. Yet again we only spend 20% of our time working on this in 2 classes. Every Friday is when we work on this project unless we have our school or something like that. I have not met with my mentor but we have discussed a time to meet we plan on meeting out mentor on February 24th to discuss everything we need. By next Friday we want to finish our elevator pitch, which is when we record in an elevator and we have to pretend like we are meeting someone in the elevator and we have to explain our project in 2 minutes. I personally think it will be fun because I love acting and we are basically acting.

February 10

20% Project Update

I have made the accomplishment of finishing our outline. All we have to do now is just have our teacher give it the okay that we are finished. We finished our outline in 30 minutes, we went through it like a Cheetah racing a Lion. That’s how fast we are when we really work hard. I am feeling really good about this project so far because of all the work we have accomplished in such little time. Yet again we only spend 20% of our time working on this in 2 classes. Every Friday is when we work on this project unless we have our school or something like that. I have not met with my mentor but we have discussed a time to meet we plan on meeting out mentor on February 24th to discuss everything we need. By next Friday we want to finish our elevator pitch, which is when we record in an elevator and we have to pretend like we are meeting someone in the elevator and we have to explain our project in 2 minutes. I personally think it will be fun because I love acting and we are basically acting.

 

 

 

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February 2

20% project

For my project I am working with 2 other girls. For our project we are going to give books to orphans. we wanted to do this because kids in our community don’t have the learning experience or an education at all. We are giving books and another group is doing the same thing but they are just giving them games and things to play with. This is worth while because we are giving  back to kids that do not have much of an education and we are giving them that opportunity to do that. We are going to read some of the books to the orphans and that will be a lot of fun for me because I think that things like things like these are not just wasting your time your just learning things and making it worth it. This is the project me and my partners will be working on. Down below is our timeline for the year.

January 27 – We will start making flyers and start advertising

February 2nd – meet up with our mentor

February 24th – Keep collecting books and money and meet up with our mentor again

March 10th – collecting and counting donations for the orphanage

March 24- Bring books to orphanage and videotape reaction.

April 7-Memorizing and meeting with mentor last time.

April 21-Memorizing and practicing

May 5-Memorize speech and get ready to present and meet up

May 19-Memorize speech and get ready to present and meet up

January 12

Holiday Sale

   My favorite holidays put into words…… My top 3 holidays.  Christmas, it is my favorite holiday because you get to get people presents. You and your family can open them all together and see everybody’s reactions. You also get to have a big dinner kind of like Thanksgiving. It is also my favorite because me and my family go to all of our relatives house and we will travel to our relatives in other states like Boston, and Florida. Christmas is the annual christian festival celebrating Christ’s birth, held on December 25th in the Western church. Christmas is both a sacred religious holiday and worldwide cultural  and commercial phenomenon. Christians celebrate Christmas day as the anniversary of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, a spiritual leader whose teachings from the basis of their religion. This is why Christmas is my favorite holiday.

Halloween, is also my favorite because you get to dress up as scary things and scare people to death. A lot of people decorate their houses and give out candy.  The night of October 31st the eve of all saints day commonly celebrated by kids who dress in costumes and solicit candy and other treats door to door. Halloween is a time of superstition and celebration. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic. When people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off warming ghost. You get to get so scared that you might cry and run to your mommy.  These are the reason I like Halloween.

Valentines day, is my favorite. I like valentines day because even though you do not have a boyfriend your dad will send you chocolates, well lets just say there will be a loud and annoying tantrum. Even if it is your dad at least you get a big teddy bear and chocolates with. I know it does not make up for a guy other than your dad to give you that big teddy bear but it is better than nothing. I love to love valentines day.

January 12

Big Project For The Big Win

The whole point of my project is to give back. Step 1 – My partners and I are going to sell all of our clothes. Step 2 – Then we collect that money to buy tools and ingredients to make sweets for the orphanage. Step 3 – Finally we are going to make them their sweets and let them eat. I accomplished the proposal outline. My partner Allie and I finished it together. I plan to E – mail my mentor. Our mentor may be Anna’s, our other partner, dad. The problem I have come into this week was Anna and Allie fighting over what we should do. Finally, we made a decision and that was the orphanage sweets. These are the things about my project.

 

November 29

I Am A School Principal. What’s Your Superpower?

If I was a school principal I would………

  • Let the kids have sweat pants day every Monday
  • Let them have a field trip every 2 weeks on Friday

If I was principal, I would let the kids have sweat pants day every Monday. I would let them have it every Monday because I feel like kids are more tired on Mondays and then when we have sweat pants day on Friday not to many people wear their sweat pants. If they wore sweat pants in Monday then the kids would feel more comfortable so I would think that they would work more and get more work done then usual. At my school we have sweat pants day every 2 weeks on Friday, but me and some other kids don’t wear them because we are already full of energy we don’t really need to wear them to make us comfortable because at the end of the week me and my friends are already used to the jeans. That is why I would let them have sweat pants day on Monday’s.

If I was principal I would also let them have a field trip every 2 weeks on Friday. I would do this because the students don’t get out side much and I pretty sure that they would like to go on a field trip every once in a while. The field trips they go on could be like a bowling alley that has an ancient history so that they can learn and play bowling or they could go to a children’s hospital and learn some of the diseases and they can play with the kids so that the kids in the hospital don’t feel lonely. They can do that so that they are still learning and have a bit of fun. This why I would let them have a field trip every 2 weeks.

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November 17

Commenting

My commenting experience. What I enjoyed was having conversations with people because they actually respond I thought that nobody would respond to the comments. What is annoying with commenting is that some people can get really lazy and just type one word I have seen happen on a lot of people’s blogs like I have seen them type in ” Good” and things like that. This is what annoys me the most. One other thing that annoys me is people do not really post or type to much in their blogs like I saw someone that only wrote a like of blog. First off she did not even hyper link it but she did not so I had to type at the top and she only had 2 sentences…….. In my head I was like some people must be lazy If they do not want to type just a 6 sentence paragraph. This is my commenting experience of what I liked and what I don’t like.

 

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I can relate to this…

This reminds me of…….

I used to….