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My comment to Alex

For the week 9 blogging challenge I commented on Alex’s blog. I thought his story was super cool! I thought it was interesting how he said he became blind when he was in 9th grade. I also thought it was awesome how Alex didn’t let anything come between him and his dreams!

This is my comment to Alex:

Hey Alex!
Your story is so cool! I think it’s awesome that you didn’t let your disability take over your life.
Your story kind of reminds me of a girl who I am best friends with and her name is Riley. She is blind as well, but she was blind from birth. Riley plays the piano and flute and she is amazing at it! It’s like your story because you don’t let anything come in the way of you and your dreams and that’s awesome.
Sincerely, McKinley
Also come check out my classrooms blog at http://mcdowellmedia.edublogs.org/ !

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Christmas traditions

Christmas Celebrations

     At McDowell we get about 2 weeks off of school for Christmas.  During this break I spend time with my family and friends. At my house we have a lot of Christmas traditions.  These include going to see the Zoo Lights, driving around neighborhoods looking at the lights, decorating the house, making Christmas cookies, watching our favorite Christmas movies, playing in the snow, and opening presents with my whole family.
     In addition to all of these wonderful traditions all the kids in my family have a very sneaky and special tradition.  On Christmas morning my brother wakes all the kids up very early. Once he gets us woken up we run downstairs and look at all the presents we got.  After that, we wake up all of the adults and open up our presents together. What time do you wake up on Christmas morning?
      Another tradition we have involves ornaments for the Christmas tree.  Every year my mom lets my sister and I pick out (or make) a special ornament.  Last year during Christmas we made ornaments for my uncle and brother that have passed away.  The ornaments were a great addition to our tree and I hope that we never lose them. Do you have any special ornaments?
     As I said before every Christmas my family and I watch Christmas movies.  One of my family’s favorite movies is “A Christmas Story”. Another one of our favorites are all of the “Home Alone” movies.  Does your family have a favorite Christmas movie?
     Something else that we do around Christmas is go see the zoo lights.  The zoo lights go on for almost the whole month of December and end in the beginning of January.  Last year we were in an exhibit and I got lost.  My mom couldn’t find me and it was really scary.  After a few phone calls we found each other and continued with the zoo lights.
     These are some of the wonderful Christmas traditions that my family and I have.  These have been happening for a couple of years now and I hope that they can keep going.  What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

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The Wonderful Snow effects

Hello, you might have noticed some changes around McDowell Media. Well, the changes were made by me and my fellow students to spruce the blog up for winter. This is also for the student blogging challenge with option number three Spice Up Your Blog With Mrs. Vazquez. I myself added the snowing. Snow is a common thing in Ohio during the winter. I got the HTML code for the widget from https://www.kirupa.com/html5/the_falling_snow_effect.htm.

Thank you for reading and please comment, what do you think of the new changes?

 

 

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My Jigsaw Puzzle! (Activity 11)

419726Hey reader for this weeks blogging challenge I made a jigsaw puzzle. Go to the link below and play it to see if you can beat other peoples times! I created this puzzle of my favorite soccer player. After that if you have time go check out my class blog

 

Link to puzzle: http://www.jigsawplanet.com/?rc=play&pid=30e2c85bc860

 

 

Images from:

http://www.sportskeeda.com/football/euro-2016-austrian-fans-chanted-lionel-messis-name-every-time-cristiano-ronaldo-missed

https://wall.alphacoders.com/by_sub_category.php?id=201562

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Professional Soccer Highlights-Scores-Results

download298059ca723b94f8e1ac564b611a48bcHey reader today I will be talking about Professional Soccer.  In this I will tell you scores, highlights, and results of Professional Soccer. Some of the teams I will tell you about are The Columbus Crew and LA Galaxy. Those teams are in a league called MLS. I will also talk about teams that are not in that league. The league these teams are in is called Barclays Premier League. For example Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Manchester United.  You will hear me talk about more of the teams not in MLS because the teams that are not in that league are from out of the country and are more skilled at soccer.

First off I will tell you some of the teams that are in the Barclays Premier League. Real Madrid: finished 6-0-4, Barcelona: finished 10-2-1, Mancester United: finished 4-3-1. Now I will tell you about some of the main highlights of this season. Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo does bicycle kick in to the goal against Levante.ronaldo9

Next is Barcelona. Neymar Jr. rainbows over opponent to get a goal. This goal was against Real Madrid.

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Finally I will show you a highlight from Machester United. Pogba goes for a goal against Stoke city and bends the ball from behind the 18 yard line in to the goal.

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Now I will talk about the teams in the MSL. For example The Columbus Crew, and LA Galaxy. First off is there records… The Columbus Crews finished 6-0-5 and they didn’t have as good as a season as last year. Now is LA Galaxy. They also didn’t do so good this year but their record was 2-7-3. One more teams record I want to talk about that I didn’t monition is The New York Red Bulls. This team had surprisingly no losses! Their record was 6-7-0.

Finally I will show you some highlights of these teams season just like I did with the teams that were not in the MSL league.

The Columbus Crew is first.

Tony Tchani shot a very impressive goal from above the 18 yard line and knocked it in. This goal was almost a bicycle kick.

Columbus Crew midfielder Tony Tchani (6) kicks the ball away from Portland Timbers midfielder Diego Chara (21) in the first half of their game at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on September 26, 2015. (Columbus Dispatch photo by Brooke LaValley)

 

 

From the LA Galaxy Landon Donovan takes a corner against Real Salt Lake and bends it in… Truthfully I think this is one of the best highlights of this season I have seen yet…

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Overall all these teams I have talked about and more have been successful this season. Now we will have to wait until the Fifa World Cup to see who will win it all and bring home the big trophy…

 

 

 

Images from:

http://www.ronaldo7.net/gallery/game/15_03_2015/real-madrid-levante.html

https://youtu.be/J6FN22bbzzd4

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/06/26/france-v-republic-of-ireland-euro-2016-live/

http://www.dispatch.com/content/slideshows/timbers-2-crew-1-.html

MLSmultiplex.com

https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&ved=0ahUKEwj6g_-zsNPPAhXDKCYKHTKCD0MQjhwIBQ&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.eurosport.com%2Ffootball%2Fpremier-league%2F2015-2016%2Fpremier-league-unveil-new-logo-with-fresh-take-on-lion-image_sto5169579%2Fstory.shtml&bvm=bv.135475266,d.eWE&psig=AFQjCNELI-XVurZYDjkh17LzdCRKqqf9Rg&ust=1476296810160544

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All About Landon

dirt-bikeToday I will tell you more about me. First off my name is Landon. I would like to tell you about things I like to do in my free time.  There are lots of things I like to do in my free time like riding dirt bike, playing sports, hanging around with my family and lots more. Riding dirt bikes is probably my favorite thing to do because it gets me outside and away from school and everything else, it’s kinda like my happy place. I love to play sports also. My favorite sport is basketball and it kinda relieves me from school and stress just like riding dirt bikes.

Next thing I’m going to talk about is me as a student. I am a very hard worker and my favorite subject is math. Reading is not my favorite but I can stand it. I think I get my math skills from my dad my dad has always worked with math. He is now working as a project engineer for MS consultancy.  This year I’m in both advanced classes and I like both.

Now I’m going to talk about me as a person.  In my life I think I have always been successful in everything I do whether it’s sports, and school or anything. Me being successful kinda goes along with me always working hard too. I always try to work my hardest on anything and everything I do. There is one saying that I really like and it is : “If you’re doing nothing someone is getting better.” I always want to be the best I can be cause I’m very competitive in things I do.

Finally I’m going to talk about my goals for this year. I have always gotten good grades because I’m always responsible for all my work and I get it done on time plus work hard on it. So this year I’m going to do just that and try to get straight A’s and make sure I can do that because of sports.

 

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Memorial Day

We all know of memorial day, but do we know why we celebrate it?  Or what we celebrate?  Has it always been called Memorial Day?  Celebrate Memorial day for remembrance of those who have died while serving the United States.  Over a dozen towns say that Memorial day was created in that town but, only one has been officially named the birthplace of memorial day.  

The U.S. celebrates Memorial day to remember the veteran who died in service of the United States.  Waterloo New York has been officially named the birthplace of memorial day.  Memorial day was originally called decoration day.  But, no matter what memorial day came from the civil war to honor the dead.  

In the United States we celebrate Memorial day, we celebrate it to remember the veterans who died serving the U.S.  It was originally cal Decoration day.  The official birthplace is Waterloo New York. It was created after the civil war.  

http://www.usmemorialday.org/?page_id=2