Final Blogging Challenge – Yasmeen

Taking part in the 2015 Blogging Challenge was a nice experience. There was always something new to do each week along with learning something new. I got to learn how to use Compfight, I learned how to make an avatar, I also learned a lot of new things from other people’s blogs. I liked visiting blogs because in about a week or two I had a response. My favorite Blogging Challenge was where we got to write a little about ourselves and then we got to make an avatar. I thought it was a nice way to express myself, and for everyone on edublogs to get to know me. This experience is one I will never forget. Hopefully I will get to use the skills I learned from the Blogging Challenge and use them again some day. Here is the link to my favorite post. Also, my class and I got nominated for Best Class Blog and Best Group Blog. Thanks for everyone who nominated us and don’t forget to vote here for Shirley’s 6th Grade Class.7201994-122599800_4-s1-v1

Final Blogging Challenge – By Justin

I really liked doing the blogging challenge because I like blogging, and getting new challenges. I really enjoyed doing them because it gave me something to write about every week. My favorite post was the Blue star project. I liked that week because you could pick anything you wanted from nature. I’ve always been passionate about blue stars so I chose to write about them. You can find out more about Blue stars on my page just if you scroll down a little bit. I will miss the blogging challenge. I worked really hard on the blue stars the most because it’s my favorite category in space.  My second favorite challenge was my Halloween post. Here’s a picture of a blue star form Earth. Counting Stars By CandlelightCreative Commons License jason jenkins via Compfight


Week #7 – Constellations: By Isaac


Stars constellationsCreative Commons License Thomas Bresson via Compfight

Ever wonder about the stars? Well, if you look closely you may see certain shapes. These are called “constellations”, and they were invented by ancient people that looked in the sky and saw shapes in the stars.

 It wasn’t just one race that identified these, it was lots of ancient cultures. The first direct evidence of these occurrences was found in Mesopotamia in 3000 BC. Then came astronomers from China, India, the Islamic Empire, Egypt, and Greece (Grecian constellations were mainly based off the ones from Mesopotamia, and we still use those today).

Early Constellations

Timeline Website


Constellations are measured by size in square degrees, and the constellation that takes up the most square degrees is called Hydra. Constellations are categorized by families, and Hydra is a constellation in the Her family, along with Hercules (the main constellation in the family), Centaurus, Ophiuchus, and many others. The sky is divided up into 8 sections, 4 quadrants in the north and 4 quadrants in the south. All constellations fall into 1 of those sections.


Dark cloud constellations are just dark patches in the Great Rift, which consists of a group of those patches in the galaxy. These are better observed in the southern hemisphere. These can be seen better when the Milky Way is darker, because these can cast shadows on the ground. 


The Aboriginal “Emu in the sky”.

In Western astronomy terms, the Southern Cross is on the right, and Scorpius on the left; the head of the emu is the Coalsack.


There are about 88 well-known constellations out there in the sky, maybe you will see some of them!


Another great site for information



Week #1 Blogging Challenge

Activity 1

I am very careful in general, but more so online. I hear about these crazy things that can happen to your computer if you aren’t safe on the internet.

Activity 2

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I chose this avatar because it looks a lot like me.

Link to my site – Bitmoji

Activity 3

Hello, I’m Isaac and I’m 11. Some things I like to do are to swim, fish, video game, do card tricks, play piano, play soccer, watch sports, and just TV in general. My favorite food is dairy-free ice cream because I’m lactose intolerant. Along with that, I also love school a lot. Ask my friends and they’ll call me smart, but I just listen in class. I have always been intrigued by science, math, and coding (just school and learning in general). And that is a brief summary of me.

Week One Blogging Challenge

Week one blogging challenge


  1. I think that I am a slightly different person online than I am on in real life. In real life I am pretty shy unless I am around people that I know well but on the internet it is more simple because I am not actually talking to people, I’m just writing.


  1. I chose this avatar because I like animals and I thought it was neat.


3.  Hi I’m Cedar, I’m 11 years old. My favorite subjects are art and science. Both my parents have college degrees in art so I like it. Ok here’s some facts about me: I think that snails are awesome( although cats are pretty sweet too). Also, I was home schooled in Honolulu, Hawaii for the past year, now I am on swim team ( no wonder). Well that’s just a little about me.  

Week 1 Blogging challenge

Blogging challenge week 1

Activity 1. Are you a different person online than in real life? How do you change or not? Write a post about being online then compare yourself to your off line real person.

I am a WAY different person from online to real life. I change in real life by stuttering sometimes, which means when I can’t always find the words I want to say. I also express my feelings more in real life than the internet. On the internet I’m more confident with my words. I like talking with friends on IMessage. But I also feel more suspicious  about texting someone because you don’t know if it’s really them or someone else.


Activity 2. 



My avatar represents me because:

  1. I wear hats a lot
  2. I am really crazy and that’s why I put the flames
  3. The reason I am holding a phone is because I have a phone and I like to use it a lot
  4. The shield represents that I have my own shield to protect myself. I don’t want other people to try to protect me/ I want to be independent
  5. The jet pack represents speed and my brain goes about 1 million mph  because I am usually very hyper.
  6. The helmet represents being careful because whenever I do a dangerous sport example skiing is dangerous I always wear a helmet


Activity 3. 

Hello my name is Bode. My age is 11 years old. I Love sports and I do a lot of them. My top three at the moment are probably: 1. Skiing   2. Mountain Biking 3. Baseball. It always gives me this drive to hit the ball or land the jump and it’s a good feeling. They Are awesome. Sometimes I stutter because I can’t find the words I want to say. Most of the week I am really busy with both team and individual sports…and then there’s homework! It is  really hard to fit both of them in one day, seven days a week. School is really fun. I am in 6th grade now and to be honest it’s way better than the lower school because you have more freedom and for each subject you have a different teacher. In lower school it’s different because you have the same teacher for every subject (pretty much.) Middle school is also really cool because you can explore so many things in one day. I am excited for this year.



Week #1 Blogging Challenge

Activity #1: Are you a different person online than in real life? How do you change or not?

I don’t think I’m all that different. I like to ride horses in real life, online I like to look at pictures of horses, and play horse games. I also like shopping in real life and I tend to shop online in my free time. My favorite color is blue so I mostly use blue when I have to choose a font color, or when I’m playing a game. See, I really am not that different.


Activity #2: Create an avatar.

Screen Shot 2015-10-06 at 6.39.25 PMI just think looks like me and is so cute! I can’t remember but I know I was just look at websites and I thought this one was cute!


Activity #3: Write a blog post about you.

Well, the first thing you should know about me is that LOVE horses and all animals!

I have 5 horses and their names are Mimi, Tosca, Fancy Feet, Buki, Peach.  I also have 2 cats named Topper Henden and Joe Stummer. They’re named after members of a band my dad and I like called The Clash. The Clash is a band from England.  I have 1 dog as well her name is Bobby. My Full name is Anneliese Eva De Rosaire, but everyone call me Annie. My birthday is 9/19/04. My favorite color is blue. My Favorite subject is math. My favorite meal is Steak and Brussels sprouts! My lucky number is 4 and I am very confident and HAPPY!

Week #1 Blogging Challenge by Maya

Activity 1

Are you a different person online than in real life? Yes I am. I am usually shy when meeting new people but online I make TONS of friends.

How do you change or not? I become more out there and I feel more comfortable in the virtual world instead of the real world.


Activity 2

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  I choose this avatar because it looked like me. I usually wear a sweatshirt and leggings and I have medium long brown hair. I choose all of those in my avatar to look like me so it represents me.   Bitmoji Website


Activity 3

 I have two hamsters, Alfie and Lilac. Alfie is always sleepy and Lilac is always awake. We rescued Alfie. When we bought him he was named Jeffrey and shaking in fear in Petco. He was only five dollars because his past owners didn’t take care of him and returned him. When we got lilac she was so nervous she kept pooping every time we picked her up. (She got over it)

I also Have 6 fish, Elder,George,John,Ringo and Paul,Ali, and Gigi. Elder has lived for 6 years. He’s semi-aggressive and a couple of days ago we found our other fish,Tropical, dead with her throat ripped out of her. Ali and Gigi are algae eaters. They suck the algae of of the side of the fish tank. George and John are two very small and fat fish. ringo is a big bright pink fish.

I love to play Minecraft, Sims, and the occasional Batman game. In Minecraft I have created my own server.

I love music,especially Pierce The Veil, Bring Me The Horizon, and My Chemical Romance. I usually listen to one of these bands when I’m working.

I like to read a lot, My favorite books include the Twilight Saga, The Maze Runner Series, and Inu-Yasha. Inu-Yasha is an anime.

I love to write a lot. That’s why my drive has so much stuff. I have written a movie script and it’s really weird.  I’ve written multiple stories.

Week1Blogging Challenge By Justin

Activity 1

Online I’m more careful of what I do because you can be typing to someone on Instagram or something and you could be sending out something that’s hurtful to the person you’re sending it to. I don’t really do that stuff because I’m really never online. When I’m offline I act like my normal self. I really don’t go online ever because it’s kind of boring to me. I’m more of a outdoor person then online person.                                     

Activity 2.

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I chose this avatar because I like bats,I like swords,I like blue hats, also skeletons,


Activity 3.                                                             Me

One thing about me is I love cars. When I graduate college I want to design cars.  That’s my dream job because ever since I was little I loved to play with my toy cars. Last year when I was in fifth grade I started a story called Flying Cars. It’s about how I start to make a business and make all of these different cars. Like for example I made up this car called the Platinum Pathfinder Rocket. The Platinum Pathfinder is a real car I just added on the Rocket part to make it sound better. Another thing I like to do is write and make stories about cars and animals. Also I’m 11 years old.



Week #1 Blogging Challenge

Week #1 Blog Challenge

 Activity #1

I think that I am not so different online than offline. I try to be myself online without acting like a lunatic. I feel that you should always be yourself because if you become friends with someone who is different online you may not like them in real life. It’s also important though that you don’t go crazy online and post everything that’s going on in your life because that’s weird and also dangerous.


Activity #2 

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             This is the website from where I got my avatar (Click here)

I chose this avatar because it looks like me and also she has a smile on and I always try to be happy, and I try to make other people happy. I chose the gift box because It reminds me of Christmas, and I LOVE CHRISTMAS.


Activity #3

My name is Elizabeth, and I am in Shirley’s 6th grade. My hobbies are Singing, acting, horseback riding, and reading. I want to be an actress and singer when I am older. My favorite book of all time is Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. I have four horses that I ride. Becket,Chadwick,Sundance, and Caspian. Becket is a creamy brown and white paint. Chadwick is a cocoa colored bay. Sundance is just like Becket with that creamy color. Caspian is a light brown and a has a spot on his forehead that looks like a heart. Over the summer I was recording an Ep for the songs I wrote. I am really excited for my album to be done.