The Last Challenge

Hello guys! Wow! It’s already week 10, so this is the last challenge! The first post I’m going to make this week is going to be an audit of my blog. 

  • How many posts did you write? I wrote 20 posts. 
  • How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge? Most of them were related to the global student blogging challenge. I did have two or three about school. Eight of them were about my own interests, and the rest were for the global student blogging challenge. 
  • How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students? I had a total of eleven comments on my blog. Five of them were from teachers, five of them were from classmates, and one of them was form an oversea student!
  • Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened? The post that received the most comments was my native language post. I think that this happened because it was written in another language and my readers got curious and wanted to know more! 
  • Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why? The post that I enjoyed writing the most was the raise your voice post because I was speaking up for a very important cause. I was also informing people of what is going on today!
  • Did you change blog themes at all and why? I changed my blog themes a few times because I liked to decorate my blog for the seasons and holidays. 
  • How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough? I have nine widgets, and I think that this is too many. It takes up a lot of space in my sidebar. 
  • How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll? I don’t have any overseas students in my blogroll. I should add some. 
  • Which web tools did you use to show creativity on your blog? I used many web tools to show creativity on my blog, such as images, gifs, new themes, and widgets! 

I also asked my parents to do an audit for my blog, so here it is! 

  • How many posts did you write? Shaina wrote about twenty posts. 
  • How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge? About one third of her posts were about her own interests, a few of them were school based, and over half of them were set by the challenge. 
  • How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students? A lot of the comments she received were from her teachers and classmates, but she also had one from an overseas student. 
  • Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened? The post about Shaina’s native language received the most comments. I believe that this happened because it is very unique when students can speak a different language. Plus, the readers wanted to know how to change the post into their language so that they could read it! 
  • Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why? I only wrote one of the posts, but the post that I enjoyed reading the most was the one about the tropical rain forest. I like this one the most because it taught me something new! 
  • Did you change blog themes at all and why? Shaina changed her blog themes a couple times, so that they would fit in with the season. 
  • How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough? She has nine widgets, and I think that this is a little too many. 
  • How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll? Shaina doesn’t have any overseas students on her blog roll, but I think that it e=would be a great idea to add some! 
  • Which web tools did you use to show creativity on your blog? Soem of the web tools that I noticed Shaina used were moving images, new themes, and widgets! 

Comments for Week Eight

Hey Guys! This week for the global student blogging challenge we played a game where we comment on others’ blogs! Here is a list of the blogs I commented on:






All of the posts that I visited were very well written and interesting to read! Nice job!

Let’s Take A Trip To The Tropical Rainforest!

The Tropical Rainforest

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The tropical rainforest is my absolute favorite biome. It is very extraordinary because of its animals, climate, and plants. This region is full of year-round warmth. There is an average of fifty to two-hundred sixty inches of rainfall per year. The temperature in rainforests rarely gets hotter than ninety- three degrees fahrenheit or colder than sixty- eight degrees fahrenheit. The average humidity is about seventy-seven or eighty percent, and there is often more than one-hundred inches of rain per year. Almost all rain forests lie near the equator. Rainforests now cover less than 6% of Earth’s land surface. Scientists estimate that more than half of all the world’s plant and animal species live in tropical rain forests.

A tropical rain forest has more kinds of trees than any other area in the world. About 1/4 of all the medicines we use come from rainforest plants. Curare comes from a tropical vine, and is used as an anesthetic and to relax muscles during surgery. Quinine, from the cinchona tree, is used to treat malaria. A person with lymphocytic leukemia has a 99% chance that the disease will go into remission because of the rosy periwinkle. More than 1,400 varieties of tropical plants are thought to be potential cures for cancer. The majority of the trees have smooth, thin bark because there is no need to protect the them from water loss and freezing temperatures. It also makes it difficult for plant parasites to get a hold on the trunks. The bark of different species is so similar that it is difficult to identify a tree by its bark. Many trees can only be identified by their flowers.

Many species of animal life can be found in the rain forest. Insects make up the largest single group of animals that live in tropical forests. They include brightly colored butterflies, mosquitoes, camouflaged stick insects, and huge colonies of ants. There may be 40 to 100 different species in 2.5 acres of tropical rainforest. There are many unique animals that roam the rainforests. These include extraordinary animals such as the pygmy elephant, sloths, amazon butterfly, amazon stingray, anaconda, spider monkeys, and so much more!


Comments On Ten Blogs

This week for the student blogging challenge we needed to comment on ten blogs that weren’t our classmates! Here is a list of the blogs that I commented on:

Brianna :

Jordan :

Isabel :

Ana :

Alyssa :

Hunter :

Bke :

Reese :

Hayden : 

Emme :

All of the blogs I visited were really interesting and informative! You guys should visit them if you can!


Commenting On Blogs Around the World :)

Hi Guys, this week for the global student blogging challenge we needed to comment on people’s blogs that were from different countries, asking them about popular foods in their countries! Here are the blogs I commented on:






All of the blogs I visited were fantastic! Make sure to visit them!

Popular Food In America: Chocolate Chip Cookie

2008 New Years Day/eve cookies 

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Chocolate chip cookies are a popular food in America. The creation of chocolate chip cookies was a complete accident. Ruth Wakefield was all out of baker’s chocolate, so she used a semisweet chocolate bar instead. Production of chocolate chip is very labor intensive. The process involves removing cacao beans from pods, then fermenting, drying and roasting them to develop flavor and reduce bitterness. The cacao beans are then crushed to a thick paste. This paste is about 53 percent cocoa butter and 47 percent cocoa solids. The chocolate is thenDark chocolate is produced by adding fat and sugar to cacao. It is chocolate without milk as an additive. Milk chocolate is chocolate with powdered or condensed milk added to it. White chocolate does not contain any cocoa solids as it is made with sugar and fat (like cacao butter or vegetable oils). blended with cocoa butter in varying quantities to make different types of chocolate, including: dark, milk and white. Wakefield’s cookie was the perfect antidote to the Great Depression. In a single inexpensive hand-held serving, it contained the very richness and comfort that millions of people were forced to live without in the late nineteen-thirties.You can even bake a batch from scratch in your very own home!

Acrostic Poem: Halloween

H- Haunted houses filled with creepy scares

A- A time to dress up

L- Loads of fun for everyone

L- Laughing children everywhere 

O- Owls hooting in the darkness

W- Wondering if I can sleep tonight

E- Everyone beware 

E- Eerie pumpkins glowing in the darkness

N-  Noises follow as we go trick-or-treating


Celebrating Halloween

This year for Halloween, I’m going to celebrate by going to a party. My friend, Jessica and her sister, Jenna are having a Halloween birthday bash. We are going to arrive at their house at about four thirty and eat dinner. Then, we are going to go trick-or-treating around their neighborhood. I am especially exited for this because I love eating the mouthwatering candy. After, we are going to watch a surprise scary movie. It’s a surprise because Jessica hasn’t told any of our friends what movie we are going to watch. Lastly, we are going to have dessert and party all night long. I am sure that this Halloween will be an amazing night to remember. 

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Native Language Post: Russian

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История свечи ~ The History Of Candles

Свечи имеют довольно интересную историю. ссылки для освещения свечи восходит к древности уже в 3000 до н.э. на Крите и Egypt. In четвертого века до н.э., свечи были разработаны древних египтян, впитывая содержательный ядро язычка в расплавленный жир (животный жир). Ранние римляне приписывают разработку свечей с фитилем, которая была сделана из папируса. В средние века, пчелиный воск, выделяемый медоносных пчел, чтобы сделать их соты, вещество было введено. Пчелиный воск свечи были заметное улучшение над теми сделаны с сальными, поскольку они не производят дымный пламени или испускают неприятный запах, когда сожжены. Вместо этого пчелиный воск свечи сожгли чистой и чистой. Однако, они были дорогими и, следовательно, только богатых и церковь были им. Ранние китайские и японские свечи были формованных в бумажных трубок. Они были сделаны из воска, из насекомых, известный как «Cocus» и были смешаны с семенами из различных деревьев. Фитили были сделаны из сведенных рисовой бумаги. Свечи могут больше не быть в мире основным источником света, но они конечно же велика, как украшения для всех типов неоднократно.