How many posts did I write?
I have written 16 posts (not including this post)
How many were school based, my own interests or set by the challenge?
I have written 4 posts which are based on school.
I have written 12 posts which are based on my interest or by the challenge.
How many comments did I receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?
I got 88 comments (not including the replies)
I got 91 comments (including the replies)
Which post received the most comments? What do I think that it happened?
I received the most comments on my Week 5: Free Choice - Debate: Junk Food – Good or Bad? Because this is related to everyone’s life.
Which post did I enjoy writing the most and why?
The post which I enjoyed writing the most was about the Debate about Junk Food! I enjoyed writing this post the most because I learned many new things by researching!
Did you change blog themes at all and why?
How many widgets do I have? Do I think this is too many or not enough?
I have 3 widgets. I don’t think it is too much!
How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?
I have five blog rolls.
Which web tools did you use to show creativity on your blog?
I have used 4 web tools to show creativity on my blog! They are Pow toon, Wevideo, Flipsnack, and anyflip.
Hello everyone! Today I interviewed my dad while he was taking a look to my blog!
1. What were your first impressions of this blog?
My first impressions of this blog were that it was…
· Truly awesome
2. What captured your attention?
· Good and brief information
3. What distracted you on the blog?
· I don’t think that there was anything that distracted me.
4. What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog?
· You should select your particular area and then find subtopics then write on that.
Do you have a favorite blog? Do its posts amaze you? Would you nominate that blog for Edu Blog Awards? And why would you nominate it?
Well I have a favorite blog!
Do you know who?
It is Jagga's Blog!
I really like her posts and guess what I will nominate her for the Edublog Awards!
Her posts are so interesting that by reading them I can understand that she puts a lot of effort into writing! Also whatever she writes, she writes from her heart!
I would also like to nominate her blog because her posts are well written! She also organizes her posts very well and has good posts too!
Have you ever heard women playing cricket? Well I have watched them playing live for Women’s Asia Cup held on December 4 in AIT (Asian Institute of Technology). This match was for women only where they battled against another country.
You see women have power to play cricket. Cricket is not an easy game and aside from physical stamina it requires discipline, sportsman spirit, confidence, and a lot of teamwork. And not only men but women also possess all these powers. Which means men and women have equal talents and women should also be respected just like men.
There is no doubt that women are hardworking. They do so much of work but rarely complain. They are the first teacher of a child so why not regard their talents, why not give them opportunities to excel in their field, and why not give them the respect that they deserve.
On December 4, 2016 a cricket match was held between India and Pakistan in AIT. This match was for Women’s Asia Cup. It is played every year in AIT but this was my first time to watch this match.
Actually I was not that much interested in cricket match because I did not understand the game properly so I had no interest in watching it. It felt so boring whenever I heard the word cricket. But then, one day, my dad said, “Come with us and watch it carefully. You will surely understand it.” So I said, “Okay”! And guess what I started to grow my interest in cricket. I kind of felt proud also of my country’s women team.
I also started understanding the game because while the match was on my dad explained the rules and regulations to me. And I really did have a lot of fun there with my dad cheering for our women to win!
Cheers for the Women! You can do it!
Are you part of any community? Well, I am!
Let me describe first “What Is a Community?”
Community is a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.
I am from India and I am part of an "Indian Association" in AIT and this is one of the community I like very much.
In this community Indian students of Asian Institute of Technology, that we AITIS are a part of, organize different types of events or you can say activities. Each semester they elect a president from student/staff families who is in charge of organizing different events. Some of the activities that are organized are Welcome parties, Farewell parties, and Indian festivals.
The association organizes welcome parties for the new AIT students and teaching faculties. Since these gatherings are for Indians, only Indians are supposed to come and meet each other, get introduced to new people, and enjoy the party together which brings great fun for everyone.
The association also organizes festivals like Diwali which is one of my favorite festivals. In Diwali they try their best to make wonderful decorations which look very pretty. I really like the Rangoli designs that they make!
They also hold prayers for some small festivals like Janmashtami in the Hindu prayer room in AIT. Janmashtami is a celebration of one of our gods’ birthday. They prepare for the prayer and the activities.
The association also organizes farewell parties. In these parties they give gifts to those students who have graduated and say goodbye to them!
The advantages of being in this community is that I get to know more people and make new friends! Not only that I always have fun and learn new things.
But there are some disadvantages also. When activities are arranged on week days it gets hard for me to join because I have to stay at home and finish up my homework. Sometimes celebrations are held far away from our place and if my parents have some other commitments it gets hard for me to join them.
Well this was about me. What about you? If you are part of any such community do share with me in the comment section below.
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Do you love reading books? Well, I kind of do. But after reading do you make a book report or something?
Our school has made a reading program named “Joy of Reading”! In this program we have to read books and make different tasks. (You can find these tasks on the following LINK.)
Wait! Did I mention that you can read as many books as you want and choose the tasks and start making?
Doing all these things is really fun! After you will make three tasks, you will receive a Joy of Reading Tag!
Below is the tag which I was talking about! You have to try to complete at least three tasks to get 1 tag. And if you completed fifteen tasks then you will get a certificate! But sadly we have to leave this school soon and then no more Joy of Reading tags for us!
Below is also one of my flipbook that I created using FlipSnack App for my JOR tasks.
One of 6th graders’ activity at AITIS is to learn Team Building Skills.
6th graders go out for a two days one-night camp to learn this skill.
This year we 6th graders went for a Team Building Camp with our three advisors; Mrs. Farzana our homeroom teacher, Mrs. Hasmina our counselor, and Mr. James our art teacher. We went to Lum Luk Ka OFM Retreat House.
In late September, at 8:00 am in the morning we assembled ourselves in the assembly and got ready to leave. We were separated in two groups for the van, girls group and boys group. While we were being seated comfortably the driver kept our belongings in the van and off we went for our journey.
We finally reached to our destination at around 9:30 am. The teachers had booked four cabins, one for girls, one for the boys, another for Mr. James, and the last one for Mrs. Farzana and Mrs. Hasmina. We hurried up to our own cabins and changed our cloths and got out of the cabins ready with our materials.
We had our snacks first then we started with our first activity. In our first activity the teachers gave us a paper and we had to write acrostic poem for our names and decorate it. After this activity the teachers put a paper on our back and all of our classmates had to write positive things about each other. The next game was “Caterpillar Traverse”! This was the best game which we all liked. In this game we were grouped into two groups. All of us had to tie our feet with our group members on our sides, right and left. Then we had to walk with our group from one square to another without letting our feet touch the boundary lines of squares. After this we worked for a while on our memory books. When this activity was done we had our lunch.
When lunch was over, we all went to our own cabins and rested while others played. Later we played a game called “Frog Leap”. In this game also there were two groups. Our next game was Chinese Whisper and we were grouped in two again. We made two lines facing the teachers at the front. The teachers gave a phrase to the first student in each group and that student had to whisper it to the next person and so on and the last person needed to write and show it to the teacher. The sentence we got was “If you are not willing to learn no one can help you. If you are determined to learn no one can stop you.” By the time it reached to the last person in my group it was, “If you are not willing to learn no one will help. If you are determined to learn then no one can stop you.”
After all these activities we had our snacks. When we finished our snacks we went to our cabins to rest for a few minutes. After resting we went to an area where old people live who don’t have family to take care of them. We sang a beautiful song to them titled ‘On My Honor.’ After coming back from that place the teachers gave us some papers and we did some more activities to put in our memory book. After it was complete we had our dinner and went back to our cabins and had a good sleep.
Next day, it was 6:00 am in the morning when our teachers called us for morning walk. After our walk we had breakfast. Later, we played a game called ‘Blind Snake’! This game was one of the best games because we enjoyed it a lot and sure we did win! In this game there were two groups, one girls and the other one was boys. We all had to stand in a line covering our eyes using a bandana except the last person. There were objects all around us and the last person had to give signals by patting the person at the front. Then that person patting the other one at the front, and so on. When the last person got the direction he or she would pick up the object.
Our next activity was ‘Centipede’ in which we had to make a wheel with cardboard papers and we had to roll in it too. After all these fun activities we had our one last and final snack. When everyone was ready to play the teachers announced the next activity which was the Cups Game in which we were divided into two groups. We had to pile up the cups with yarn and rubber bands. We were not allowed to touch the cups with our hands.
And now it was time for our very last activity which was the “Foil and Pipe Cleaner”! We formed four groups by picking up a picture card. We all had to find a characteristic which could define our group. After brainstorming we had to make a 3D representation of that characteristic with foil and pipe cleaner. After all was done we went to our cabins and packed our stuff. We sat in our vans at 12:00 pm and headed back to school.
We really had a wonderful Team Building Camp this year!
Do you organize any such activity in your school? If so, what is that?
Do share it with me in the comments section below.
What have I enjoyed about commenting?
What I really enjoy about commenting is that I can make global friends. Isn’t making global friends fun? Well, for me it is!
What is annoying about commenting?
The most annoying thing about commenting is that some people do not follow the rules about commenting! You see, some forget to write their blog’s URL and others make different type of errors. You make me very sad or sometimes even angry!
How have I found interesting posts to comment on?
While reading I try to see whether it looks funny, interesting, type of realistic, or explains everything properly!
Are my posts getting a lot of quality comments? Why or why not?
In my opinion I kind of get quality comments maybe because of my well written posts! But, then the main thing is that people are not following my commenting rules.
And Now Some Good Comment Starters…..
This post makes me think about…
I really liked the way you…
If I am not wrong I think…
I really wish you could…
In my opinion…
I hope now you can write good comments on anyone’s blog by using my comment starters! Enjoy commenting!
I visited many interesting blogs from Flipboard Magazine and read many interesting posts! Below are the three that I commented on.
One of them was Margaret’s blog. His post about "Monarchs! Butterflies!” is interesting and the title is catchy.
I chose this post because it gives detailed information about butterflies. In my comments I agreed with the writer that butterflies may become endangered if we don’t care about them. And if there are no butterflies then this little creature will be no more there to add to the world’s beauty.
Here is the blog URL which will bring you that post. http://blog.elanco.org/davison503/2016/11/09/monarchs-butterflies-read-all-about-it-week-5/comment-page-1/#comment-23
The second blog which I visited was Jagga’s Blog! Her post is about "JagArts." She wrote that she sang a song on the stage with her friends. Even though they finalized their song to be performed at the stage in their last three classes but it’s amazing that they sang their song on stage so nicely! She also described her feelings so well!
Below is the link to her blog's post.
The third blog which I visited was Nicholas's blog! In his post "Final Breath" he explained that he loves surfing and he got hurt a lot of times! He also wrote that if you get hurt you should go surf more which sounds weird. He also mentioned a quote of some wise woman which says, “The bad days only make the good days so much better.” His post not only taught me to be brave even if I get hurt but it also inspired me to surf.
Below is the link to his blog's post.
Hi everyone! Today I visited many interesting blogs! They really impressed me! One of them was Allie! Her post was about "Most fun Places Ever"! In this post she described to places which are Gatlinburg and Disney World! I really liked the way she described these two places! It is not only that it also created image in mind as if I am visiting that place. I really wished to go there! Well, below is the link to go her blog-
The second blog that I visited today was Kate's blog! Her post was about "Stop the Littering"! She explained that we should stop littering and what problems can take place! We should try to keep our sourrondings clean to prevent these things! Hurry it's not to late to...
Save The World!
Oh right I forgot to give you the URL which will bring you to her blog!
The third blog which I visited was Carlee's blog! She expressed her passion about gymnastic which she loves! She even wrote what type of major skills does it acquire, how can you be good at gymnastic, etc. She even mentioned her hardest part in gymnastic! It is really interesting to read. And you know one main thing why I like her post is because she said she likes challenges! She said that it is fun! And this is really true sometime challenges are very fun! Below is the URL which will bring you to her blog's post!
Hi there! Welcome to my site! My name is Anisha. You might be thinking that how does this avatar describe me? To know more about me, click here!
2016 Student Blogging Challenge
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Week 10: Farewell until March 2017 - Activity 1
Week 9: Show Off - Activity 2 - My Favorite Blog
Week 9: Show Off - Activity 1 - Women's Strength
Week 8: Community
Week 7: Let's Talk School- AITIS Joy of Reading Program
Week 7: Let's Talk School- School Events- Team Building Camp Activity
Wee7: Let's Talk School- School Events- Field Trip to Science Park
Week 6: Time to Visit- A Post about Commenting and Good Comment Starters
Week 6: Time to Comment- Game 2
Week 6: Time to Comment- Game 1
Week 5: Free Choice- I Love My India! Are Proud of your country?
Week 5: Free Choice- Debate: Junk Food- Good or Bad?
Week 4: Guest Post- Mrs Yollis-"Playing Outside at School..."
Week 4: Guest Post; Fun Facts About Romania...
Week 3: Activity 7
My Favorite Place...
Week 2: Time to Comment
Week 1: G'day, my name is...