Blog Ideas

Here’s some ideas I have for my blog. Comment and tell me which ones you like.

  • Once a month, have a book and/or movie review.
  • Every Sunday, write a weekly review about what I did in school. (This IS a school blog, after all!)
  • Every month, I give a writing prompt. You, my readers, will write a story at least 10 sentences and e-mail it to me at jake.g@mjgds.org. I will read every story given to me by the deadline. The winning story will be posted on my blog.
  • Every day, have a Yiddish word of the day, and every week, have a Yiddish proverb.

Now let me explain a little bit about this. Yiddish is a “dying” language. That means all of the speakers are dying or not saying it anymore. The only people who speak it now are 60+. When they die, nobody else will say it. This will be an effort to revive it. I, with the help of Fred Kogos, will attempt to bring back Yiddish.

  • Ask you guys what my 200th post should be, and write it.

 

SBC Challenge 3- Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

SBC Challenge 3

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! It’s something we should all do. It’s great for the Earth and future generations to come. Would you rather do it now, or never? I’m going to explain what reducing, reusing, and recycling is. Then, I’m going to say how you can do it.

Reduce

Reducing is just using less of what you need. You should buy just the right amount so you don’t have to throw a bunch of extra junk into the ground. Many things aren’t decomposable. (Talk about that more in recycling). How can you do it? You can buy just the amount that you need. Some water bottle companies now have reduced how much plastic they use on their bottles. You should buy from those companies and similar.

Reuse

This is just looking at what you have and saying, “What can I use this for?” For example, if you have one of those cameras that you use once and throw away, you can keep it and let little kids play with it. My parents do this with their used gift cards and credit cards. My sisters love to play with them. Another example: Using yogurt containers to hold paint, or egg holders as planters. You can also recycle it, which brings me to the next one…

Recycle

Recycle! It’s simply where you take excess bottles, cans, and newspapers and give them to a plant. This plant grinds them up or melts them to make a new bottle, from the old materials. Making a bottle from fresh metal, glass, or plastic is more expensive than a recycled one! You should recycle because some items, like plastic and Styrofoam, aren’t decomposable. This means they can’t break down into the ground, like paper and other natural substances can. That’s why it’s so important to recycle.

Repair

Wait, there’s another one? Yes! Repairing is the last, unmentioned part. It was first included in the book  Captain Eco and the Fate of the Earth. It is finding a old pile of junk and making something, entertaining, useful, or just plain fun out of it!

So, now that you know what you must do, will you do it? I already do! I recycle a lot. As for repairing, I always like to find a use for everything. My family already reuses the credit cards, as I said. We really don’t reduce, although I’m sure we’ll start soon. Remember: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, REPAIR!

 

SBC Challenge 3- 10 Things to do With a Sock

SBC Challenge 3

10- Make it a sock puppet.

9- Make it into a phone cover (If one hole is big enough).

8- Make a cape for your pet. (Must be a small pet).

7- Use it as a counting game to count all of the holes.

6- Use it as a dolly.

5- Make it a armband/bracelet.

4- Use it as a sponge.

3- Put some sticks into all of the holes to make a sea urchin.

2- Make it into a see-through, tiny bag.

1- Use it as a “holey” object. Get it?

SBC Challenge 2- 10 Jobs to Have

These are not in order from most to least important. Challenge Week 2.

10- Teacher

I would like to be a teacher so I can share my knowledge with others. I would like to share my ideas, values, and principles with them. I would make them better people.

9- Rabbi

A rabbi is the leader of a congregation for the Jews, like a minister for Christians. He leads services, his synagouge (Jewish Church), and has lots of Jewish knowledge.o

8- Astronaut

I’d like to be an astronaut so I can explore beyond the sky. I would maybe like to go to Mars. For them, the sky isn’t the limit, space is!

7- Lawyer 

Lawyers make a lot of money, and I want to be rich when I grow up. They help present cases and do lots of arguing and persuading, which I’m good at.

6- Food Critic

I think I would be good to do this because I like to critique things and eat, and that’s what this job is about. I would get paid for eating delicious (or terrible food)! Who wouldn’t want to do that?

5- President

If I was president, I would do many great things for the U.S. I would lower taxes and get better education. I would put more money into health research, relations with other countries, and space.

4- Archeologist

This job is cool because you get to travel all over the world and search for ancient relics. I love history, so this would be a great job for me.

3- Professional Traveller/Travel Host

If I could do this, it would be so cool! I love to travel, so this job would be perfect. I could go all around the world to critique places. I could meet lots of new people and show them around places.

2- Professional Blogger

I love to use my blog, as you can see. Wouldn’t it be cool to blog about book reviews or something like that and get paid for it? One of my teachers actually did that.

1- Actor

I like to act out stuff, so I think it would be cool to act professionally. I wouldn’t mind being the producer or director, though. Even though I don’t know the difference between the two.

Journal 24- Helping at Dignity U Wear

Last Friday, for our mitzvah trip, we went to Dignity U Wear. It is a place where poor people can “buy” new clothes for free. We first brought in clothes that we collected, then we sorted some shirts. We had to sort them by being clean or dirty. If the clothes were dirty, they would wash them again or give them to somewhere else. We worked for a long time sorting shirts! But, in the end, I felt pretty good.

There is a verse we say in our morning prayers in school: בָּרוּךְ אַתָּה יְיָ אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ מֶֽלֶךְ הָעוֹלָם, מַלְבִּישׁ עֲרֻמִּים  Blessed are you, Lord our G-d, who clothes the naked. We fulfilled this by- A. Bringing in clothes that we collected. B.Sorting shirts that people could wear. We did a good thing by fulfilling this, and I hope that we can do it again.

 

Student Blogging Challenge- Challenge 1 (Continued) 10 People I Would Meet

Also for SBC Challenge 1, the “10 challenge” was to tell 1o people you would meet, dead or alive, and ask them 1 question. Well, here we go! They are not in the order from most important to least important.

1. Abraham Lincoln

I would ask him, “How did you summon the courage to keep going, trying to save a nearly defeated country against itself?”

2. Moses

I would ask him, “What was it like, always being in G-d’s presence, only second in command of the Jewish people to Him?”

3. J.R.R. Toliken

I would ask him,  “How were you ever able to make the Lord of the Rings in such detail?”

4. J.K. Rowling

I would ask her, “What gave you the inspiration to complete all seven of the Harry Potter series and not just give up?”

5. Albert Einstein

I would ask him to tell me all that he knew.

6. Neil Armstrong

I would ask him, “What was it like when you became the first living soul to step onto a different mass in space?”

7.  Rick Riordan

I would ask him, “How many more books in Heroes of Olympus are you writing?”

8. Martin Luther King Jr.

I would ask him, “What was the one moment when you just thought: I need to stop segregation?”

9. Abraham Davis

I would ask him, “How did you collect enough information to write the Kitzur Shulchan Aruch?”

10.  Franklin Delano Roosevelt

I would ask him, “What were your ideas to bring the economy back up?”

 

 

Student Blogging Challenge Challenge 1- Visit my Blog!

Welcome! I have now officially started the SBC with this post. I am also, for the first time, a mentor. I am mentoring 8 10 year olds. To see who I am mentoring, click here and go to where it says “Jake will mentor (Student)”. So anyway, this challenge is going to be VERY different. It is the 10th one, so Miss W. is doing something different. There will be 3 parts to every challenge: “A challenge using the number 10,  A challenge to improve your blog, and ideas for posts and other activities often related to a subject area.” More information here. So, about every week I will be posting for the SBC. I will also be busy doing my mentoring stuff. I hope school doesn’t get that tough for  the next 10 weeks! Well, here we go!

I think  you should visit my blog for a lot of reasons. For one, I always post a journal every week for homework about our mitzvah trip. Also, I love to do the SBC and encourage it. I’m a feverish blogger (I post about 3 posts a week) and I have a award-winning blog! I got 3rd place in best student blog in the Edublog Awards of 2011. You want proof? Go here. So please come to my blog! You will be suprised and amazed!