Week 10 Blogging Challenge Bye Bye

Q) How many posts did you write?

A) I did 27 posts not including this one!

Q) How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge?

A) I mostly did my own posts!

Q) How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students?

A) I’ve received 128 comments in all!

Q) Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened?

A) My post called “Dogs are cute” received the most comments. I think it got the most comments because many people like dogs!

Q) Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

A) I enjoyed writing the post called “Dogs are cute” because I love dogs!

Q) Did you change blog themes at all and why?

A) I changed my themes many times until I found one I really liked!

 Q) How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough?

A) I have 5 widgets I think that pretty good!

Q) How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

A) I do not have any but I plan on adding some!

Q) Which web tools did you use to show creativity on your blog?

A) I’ve used flag counter, revolver maps, bunny hero labs, voki, and many other things I can’t think of!

My Favorite Card Game Pounce


Pounce is a very fun game that includes skill and practice. It is a fast played game that includes many players and many decks of playing cards.

How to setup?

First count out 13 of your cards and flip the one on the top facing up, Then get four cards out of your 52 card deck and flip them facing up.                  

How to Play

Now you can play regular solitaire using alternate colors.  With the rest of your cards, you flip 3 up at a time and add them to the 4 single cards you have laid down. These cards need to be alternating colors, and the object of the game is to get rid of all the cards in your pounce pile.  Next any aces you find put in the middle of the card game,  anyone in the game can use their cards to add to the aces in the middle, you add to these piles in the same suit and in order (Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, King).  The first person to run out of cards in their pounce pile yells “pounce” and they win!  This is a very fast paced game with lots of laughing going on!

Have you played pounce?




My Favorite Sport

My favorite sport is lacrosse. To play lacrosse you need a lacrosse stick, a mouth guard, a lacrosse ball, and special goggles that are made for lacrosse. There are two goals on each side of the field. The field is the size of a football field and a football  field is 100 yards. Lacrosse is a fun sport to play. You have to catch and throw the ball with your lacrosse stick. If the ball is going down, you would catch it with your stick down. If the ball is high, you would put your stick over your shoulder and catch it there.

Do you play lacrosse?                                            lacrosse-stick-ball-2323375

Crystals vs. Diamonds by Riley and Myra


Riley’s: To convince my mom, Myra that crystals are better than diamonds.

Myra’s: To convince Riley that diamonds are better than crystals.


Riley: I think crystals are better than diamonds because they look more natural with the crooked edges. I have a crystal that has natural crooked edges.

Myra: My favorite precious stone is a diamond because it is rare and very durable for jewelry.  Durability is an important quality for me because I don’t want it to break when wearing it!


Riley: You can find crystals in rocks easier than you can find diamonds in rocks. When I went by the rocks I found a crystal and I have never found a diamond.

Myra: I like how diamonds sparkle and comes in many colors.  When the sun hits the diamond in a certain way, it sparkles.


Riley: Did I convince you?              

Myra: Yes

Myra: Did I convince you?

Riley: Yes

 What Rock Do You Like Better?



Orcas are also called killer whales and live in family groups called pods. Sometimes up to 40 individuals live in a pod. Members of the pod make distinctive calls that only other members of their pod will recognize. Orcas are one of the worlds most powerful predators. They have teeth up to 4 inches ( 10 centimeters ) long and can grab seals right of the ice. Orcas eat seals, sea lions, and even other whales. Orcas live in the cold, coastal water from the polar regions to the equator.


Hermit Crabs

Hermit Crabs are protected by their shells which are also their homes. Wherever they go their homes comes with them. Hermit Crabs are scavengers so they will eat things from dead fish, algae, seaweed, and even fallen fruit! Hermit Crabs live on land or in the ocean. A few hermit crab predators include seagulls, octopus, pufferfish, and clown fish.    

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Do You Have A Pet Hermit Crab?

Harp Seals

Harp Seals spend very little time on land and prefer to swim in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans. Harp Seals feed on fish and crustaceans. They can be under water for 15 minuets. Harp Seals are sometimes called saddleback seals because of the dark saddle like marking on the back and sides of their light yellow and grey bodies.

Do You Like Harp Seals?



Finger Monkey’s



Finger Monkeys are the smallest species of monkey and weigh just 4-7 ounces with tails measuring 5 inches long and they are only 8 inches tall.  They are native to Columbia, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Ecuador however they are becoming more popular pets here.  They eat fruit, leaves, nectar, insects, tree gum and sap and live in tree holes or vine tangles.  They rarely go above 60 feet in trees and are usually not found on the ground.  They live up to 12 years in the wild and 18 years in zoos!  They are very loyal, when they find their mate, they stay with them for life!


Do you have a finger monkey?


Kangaroos can go over 35 miles per hour and can leap more than 30 feet in a single leap!  They can jump over 6 feet in the air but they can’t move backwards!

Did you know there are over 70 different kinds of kangaroo’s?  The Red kangaroos live across Australia and the Grey species live east of Australia, these two types are the biggest types of kangaroos.  They are herbivores and eat grass and shrubs.  Their lifespan is around 23 years and weigh around 200 lbs and can be up to 6 feet tall!

Young kangaroos are threatened by eagles and dingo’s and when they feel in danger they just quickly dive down into their mom’s pouch for protection!  They usually start leaving their mom’s pouch around 4 months old then live outside of their pouch by 10 months.

Have you seen a kangaroo?                                        Scientists-consider-ways-to-curb-kangaroo-farts