100WC Week #11- The Problem with Transportation

Transportation helps us to get around, but it is harming our planet. Cars, planes, and taxis  use gas, which pollutes the atmosphere. Boats use it too, which pollute the oceans. Rockets cause even more pollution, by burning more energy. Bicycles are used for shorter distances, but are more environmentally friendly, not producing any harmful emissions. So, when we travel long distances, we produce more emissions. Maybe if we only travel for important reasons; for a job or visiting family, and we don’t travel the distance all at one time, we can travel and keep Earth clean. 

 

Image source:

100 Word Challenge

All About My Awesome Middle School

 

The school that I go to is called McDowell Middle School, in Circleville, Ohio, USA.  It is part of the Logan Elm School District.  

    Daily Schedule: Every school day, Monday through Friday, I wake up at about 5:30 am to get on a school bus at 7:18 am. The bus transports me to school, and it has done this ever since I started going there. I get to school at about 7:45 am, and classes don’t start until 7:55 am, so the students have to wait outside until the bell rings. We have 7 periods during the day, and a different teacher for each.

     My first period class is Social Studies, where we learn about history, and the world around us. Then I have Math as my second period, and English Language Arts as my third. After that, my fourth period is split up into lunch, and Academic Enrichment, or A.E., but instead of A.E., I have band. Each is 30 minutes, whereas most other periods are about 55 minutes. My fifth period is Science, and my sixth is Guided Study, where I get to work on homework. My last period is Art, and school ends at 2:32 pm.   

  School Set-up: Our school district, Logan Elm, is broken up into three elementary schools, one Intermediate School, a Middle School, and a High School. Our elementary schools are Laurelville, (where I went, and pictured on the right) Washington, and Pickaway. All of the students from each elementary school meet up at Salt Creek, our Intermediate School, which includes 5th and 6th graders. Now, I am in 7th grade, at the Middle School, which also includes 8th graders.


We are getting a new building, (pictured left) which will hopefully be finished by the time I’m in high school. It will include all the grades altogether in one building.    

  Extra-Curricular Activities:  Our school’s sports and activities include American football, volleyball, track and field, basketball, golf, cheerleading, cross-country, and baseball. You can also choose to participate in band, or color guard. In band, you learn how to play an instrument, and can be in concert band, and/or marching band. In color guard, you get to do routines with flags that go along with what the band is playing. I am in the concert band, and I play saxophone. 

Pictured here is our middle school band at the Pumpkin Show, held in Circleville yearly. We got to march in the show. 

 

 

So that is all about my school. My favorite subjects, or classes, are Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Art and band, so, mostly all of them!  

 

Image sources: 

Laurelville School: https://www.logandaily.com/laurelville-elementary-school/image_9667d85c-ba6a-5b4d-9e37-cf8e4f03fdda.html  

McDowell:  My friend Ady let me use this picture. Check out her blog at https://adyle2027.edublogs.org/ 

New Building:  Logan Elm Schools Website: 

https://www.loganelm.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=430I2&dasi=33BB

100WC Week #10- Pollution

Pollution. Clouding the atmosphere, destroying our beloved planet. Factories, producing needed materials, producing these horrible clouds. We should put ourselves in our planet’s shoes, and see how this is tearing it down. But, we need these factories to produce cars, trucks, package food; provide the things we need. We need to work with our planet to keep it clean, and at the same time sustain ourselves. If we keep letting this pollution go on, we will find we have to do something about it, or suffer. So, we need to do something about it, to save ourselves and our planet.  

Image from 100 Word Challenge.

100 Word Challenge Week #9

There once was a beaver who worked for the Beaver Dam Industry, building homes for beavers who couldn’t. One day he was working, and saw something red-something hot-a fire! He was very afraid-he needed to evacuate the house as soon as possible; the need was urgent. He managed to take all of the things he had put in the house out, and move it away from the fire. The beaver became the hero of his little town! The fire had been caused by a careless camper, and so the little town protested this for the rest of their days. 

A Picture Inspired by my life

 

This picture I created was inspired by what is going on in my life. It represents a few things- the fall season where I live, the book I’m reading, “The Lord of the Rings”, and some of my favorite things.

The fall season is here in the U.S.A. where I live, and the trees with their colorful leaves in the picture represent that. I also made parts of this picture to represent the book I’m reading, “The Lord of the Rings”. In the first book, (which I have already read), the characters go through a forest called Lothlorien, or Lorien. In the book, this forest is what you would call “enchanted”, and is inhabited by elves. The forest had golden leaves, which is why I made the falling leaves in my picture golden. The ring above the trees, in the middle of the picture, represents the one powerful, problem causing ring from “The Lord of the Rings”, hence where the book gets its name. You will have to read the books to find out more about the ring and the forest! Lastly, the sun and moon in this picture represent space, one of my favorite things, and the changes happening there because of the new season, such as equinoxes, and moon phases. I added a navy blue background to make the objects pop.

I used the website Canva to create this image.

About My Avatar

This is my avatar!

My avatar looks a lot like me! It has brown hair, and brown eyes, as I do in real life. My avatar also has blue glasses. In real life I do wear glasses, but my glasses that I have right now aren’t fully blue; they are also purple. My T-shirt is also blue. Navy blue is my favorite color, and I wanted to show that on my glasses and shirt. I chose to have my avatar wear a T-shirt, because that is what you will find me wearing most of the time! My hairstyle on my avatar is very close, if not exactly to how I wear it in real life. It is short, dark brown, and parted in the middle. My avatar is smiling, and I chose for it to do so because I want to be shown as happy, and my personality is joyful. Finally, the background for my avatar is pale yellow, with stars. I chose this background, because I love stars, and space, and most stars are shown as yellow. That is how my avatar represents me!

I also made avatars for my mom and dad, and I will explain them as well:

This is the avatar I made for my mom. Her name is Teresa. I made her avatar have short, red hair, and green eyes, which she has in real life. Her hair was originally blond, but she dyed it red. Her shirt and background is green, because that is her favorite color.

This is the avatar I made for my dad. His name is Brian. He has brown hair and brown eyes on his avatar, as he does in real life. I got my traits of  brown eyes and hair from him. Dad loves superman, so I tried to make his background and T-shirt colors match superman colors. I couldn’t really make three colors, so I mixed the red and yellow in the background and made his shirt blue.

Those are the avatars I made for me and my family and how they represent us! I don’t have any siblings, so I just made my mom and dad.