Count Out Three

I played the count out three game for the student blogging challenge week 8. I played the game two different times.

The first time I played count out three, I visited Hannah’s Blog. I went to Hannah’s blogroll and visited Vanessa’s blog. Once I was on Vanessa’s blog, I went to her blogroll and found Madi’s blog. I commented on Madi’s about me post.

The second time I played count out three, I visited Elijah’s blog. I went to Elijah’s blogroll and clicked on Eva’s blog. Once I was to Eva’s blogroll, I clicked on Rosa’s blog and left a comment.

I found this week’s challenge harder because most of the blogs that I visited did not have a blogroll, so I clicked on about 20 different blogs before I found one with a blogroll. Most of the time the people on that persons blogroll did not have a blogroll, or they did not have any other blogs on it.

I discovered that most of the kids on the student blogging challenge that had the same interests as me were mostly boys. I think that this is because I enjoy playing video games and most girls do not enjoy playing video games.

Please comment telling me about your experience playing count out three if you played it.

School Uniforms?

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I personally do not like the idea of school uniforms. I do not like the idea of school uniforms because I would not want to wear the same thing as everyone else most of the time. For me, school uniforms are not fair to kids because kids just want to wear what they want. Kids want to be able to show their friends at school the new shirt they got over the weekend, or their new favorite pair of jeans. Having school uniforms does not allow kids to have the freedom of wearing what they want to school. At my school, kids do not have to wear school uniforms, but there are certain things that we can and cannot wear depending on how appropiate the clothing is. I know I have made a lot of good points about not having school uniforms, there are some good things about having them too. I do not see the need to have kids wear almost the same clothes as everyone in the school.This is what I think about school uniforms.

If anyone who read this likes the idea of school uniforms, please comment telling me why you like them. If you do not like school uniforms, tell me why you do not like them.

Veterans Day History

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In America, we celebrate Veterans Day. Veterans Day is on November 11th every year.

In 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11th as the first commemoration of Armistice Day. This was one year after World War I. The original concept for Armistice Day was observed with parades and public meetings. An Act approved on May 13, 1938, made Armistice Day a legal holiday. Armistice Day was a day set aside to honor veterans of World War I, but in 1954, World War II had required the greatest mobilization of soldiers in America’s history, so the 83rd Congress changed the word Armistice to Veterans. On June 1, 1954, November 11th was officially a day to honor American veterans of all wars.

On June 28th, 1968, the Uniform Holiday Bill was signed and it was intended to ensure three-day weekends for Federal employees by celebrating Veterans Day and other holidays in America on Monday. Many states did not like this change and continued to celebrate these holidays on their original dates.

This bothered a lot of people, so on September 20th, 1975, President Ford signed Public Law 94-97, which returned Veterans Day to its original date of November 11th.

Americans now celebrate Veterans Day on November 11th.

A Slideshow About Me!

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Slide 2. McDowell

Slide 3. My Friends (These pictures were created on a website called Tagxedo.)

Slide 4.Video Games Minecraft Picture  Little Alchemy Logo

Slide 5. Movies The Fault In Our Stars  Divergent

Slide 6. Siblings (Image made with Tagxedo)

Slide 7. TV Shows Once Upon A Time  Regular Show

Slide 8. Subjects Language Arts  Technology

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Sharing

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For this week’s student blogging challenge, activity #1, I had to watch a video and write a post about what I learned.

I learned that if you create a picture on your computer, anyone you send a copy of the picture to, can edit, share, or even sell the picture. The only way to keep people from taking credit for your work is to copyright the image. This is because of copyright law. Depending on where you live, there are some variations to this law. The law automatically grants you full copyright to any photos you take, music that you record, or pictures that you draw. This means that no one can edit your work without you permission.

If you would like to leagally and clearly allow people around the world to share and experience your work, you could tell every single person that they can use your original copy, but there is a simpler way. If you want you work to be shared around the world, you should use a creative commons licence. Creative commons is an organization that provides free content licenses that you may apply to your work. A content license is a document that states the freedoms and limitations that you apply to your work. Creative commons licenses have been translated to many different languages so many people around the world can read them. There are six different licenses that you could use to share your work exactly how you want to. All creative commons licenses state that people can share your work as long as they credit you.

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The Country vs.The City

If I could choose to live in either the city or the country, I would choose to live in the country.

I would live in the country because, in the country, you are away from people an you do not have to listen to noisy neighbors. For a person like me, this is better for daily life. It also allows you to focus on what you need and not on what your neighbors need. In the city, there is not a lot of privacy, and there is a lot of noise when you are trying to get some sleep. If you don’t get enough sleep, you cannot focus on what you need. In the country, your home is not as likely to be broken into than as in the city. This is because the criminals that break into homes do not want to travel as far to take all of your stuff, so they stick with the city, or at least that is what I think.

Even though I love living in the county, there  are some bad things about being there, like having to drive everywhere you go. When you drive all the time, you have to spend more money on gas, therefore you may not have as much money than you would in the city. Sometimes being away rom people isn’t always agood thing. When you live in the middle of nowhere, it is hard to stay connected due to slow internet connection, no internet connection, and living away from people. Even kids can be effected by growing up in the country. Kids that grow up in the country may not be as social as kids that grow up in the city. This is because they are almost only around kids at school. There are bad things about living in the country.

I live in the country myself, and I love it! I live on a huge hill and there are lots of trees around my house. Sometimes I hear crickets as I fall asleep and hear birds chirping as I wake up. It is nice to be able to go outside and read a book on the front porch. When I get my own house, I am going to get a house in the country.

Please comment telling me if you would live in the city or the country.

Visiting Columbus, Ohio

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If you are planning on visiting Columbus, Ohio soon, there are a lot of places you should go. Some  of these places include…

1. The Ohio Stadium

The Ohio Stadium is an American football stadium in Columbus, Ohio. It is on the campus of The Ohio State University and has a capacity of about 105,000 people. The Ohio Stadium is also known as The Horseshoe or The Shoe because the stadium is in the shape of a horseshoe. The Ohio Stadium is the home of the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes are the football team that plays there.

2. The Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo is the largest zoo in Ohio. There are lots of different animals at the Columbus Zoo like, penguins, snakes, elephants, bears, flamingos, foxes, and many more. The zoo is open all year and the zoo also owns a water park called Zoombezi Bay that is open during the summer months in the United States. If you plan on visiting the zoo, make sure you bring a camera to take pictures of animals and other things around the zoo.

3. Franklin Park Conservatory

Franklin Park Conservatory is the home to many different types of butterflies and plants. Throughout  the conservatory, you can see many different exhibits that have a lot of butterflies that live in different climates. In each exhibit, the rooms are different temperatures to adjust to the butterflies and their habitats. Tihis means that one room could go from comfortable to extremely warm. Throughout the conservatory, there is beautiful blow glass sculptures that were created by Dale Chihuly.

Please comment telling me about the capitol city of your state or province.

Haunted America

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Below is a list of the top five scariest places in the United States of America

5. Moundsville Penitentiary

The Moundsvile Peniteneiary is located in Moundsville, West Virginia and it is estimated that 1,000 inmates died while being incarcerated at the prison. Some died of natural causes or inmate violence, but over the course of the penitentiary’s history, 94 men were put to death after the first execution at the prison in 1899. Less than 500 inmates were housed in the prison when it opened in 1866, but by the 1930s, the penitentiary’s population was over 2,400. Today, there are many ghosts lurking in the halls of the prison and visitors have reported seeing the ghost of a maintenance man who was stabbed to death by inmates for telling prison guards about inmate activity. Haunted tours begin just after sunset, leading guests through the prison by nightfall.

4. Stepp Cemetary

The Stepp Cemetary is located in Benton, Indiana and only about two dozen crumbling grave markers remain in the famously haunted cemetary. Legend has it that the mother of an infant who died was so distraught that she went to the cemetary and dug up her child’s body after it was buried. Grieving, she took her own life. People have reported seening her ghost, dressed in black, crying over her daughter’s grave.

3. Trans-Alleghaney Lunatic Asylum

The Ttrans-Alleghaney Lunatic Asylum is located in Weston, West Virginia and is the former state hospital for the mentally insane. Ghosts of Civil War soldiers and former patients walk the halls of the asylum. Visitors claim to see things move or feel the presents of ghosts. This large, granite building originally housed 250 people, but in the 1950s, there were more than 2,000 patients that lived there. Trans-Alleghaney stopped treating patients in 1994, but you canstill take a haunted tour of the building.

2. The Winchester Mystery House

The Winchester Mystery House is located in San Jose, California has mile-long hallways and staircases that lead to doors that open into walls. This maze-like Victorian-style mansion has at least 160 rooms. The house was originally built by Sarah Winchester, the wealthy widow of William Wirt Winchester. Sarah lost both her husband and her daughter to illness, and she sought for help from a spiritual advisor to overcome her depression. The medium warned Sarah that the Winchester family was under a terrible curse and the only way to cure the curse was to build a house for the lost souls. For 38 years, she worked on building the house 24 hours a day until she died. Visitors to the house look out for any unlucky number 13’s that are featured throughout the homes.

1. St. Louis Cemetary

The St. Louis Cemetary is located in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans is belived to have mythical traditions, like witchcraft and voodoo. Numerous cemetaries are found in New Orleans, but the St. Louis Cemetary is the oldest in the city. Here, visitors will discover many ornate, above-ground tombs and mausoleums, winding footpaths, and crumbling memorials. Many ghosts call this cemetary home, but Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, reigns supreme.

I have never been to any of these places and I would never stay overnight at these places. Would you? Please comment telling me if you would stay the night in any of these places, If so, which one. Also, tell me about some hauted places in your country.

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Commenting

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This post is about tips for commenting.

One great and easy way to start a conversation with someone in the comment section is to read an about me post and write a comment. If you leave a good comment telling a little bit about yourself, them the writer will most likely comment back. If this pattern continues, then you will have successfully started a conversation in the comment section.

A great comment should include:

Compliment The Writer: Tell the writer how much you enjoyed their post.

Make A Connection: Try to relate with what the writer is saying.

End With A Question: Ask the writer what you were wondering while you read their post.

Make sure to correct any mistakes that you can see or hear. Check your spelling and punctuation.

A few tips on how to leave a quality comment. Please Comment!