1/3 of the World!

Hello WWW! I’m sorry I haven’t been blogging much lately; 6th grade keeps me very busy with homework! I was looking at my Clustrmap today when I noticed something interesting. I saw that I had LOTS of countries on my Clustrmap. Well, I counted all of the countries, and there was 62. There is 196 countries in the world, so that means that people from about 1/3 of the world have visited my blog. I have 1/3 of the world!


This is a very, VERY important day in my blog’s history- I have reached 1,000 visitors! This means I am halfway through my goal. My goal for my blog, as I said in Happy New Year, is to get 1,000 visitors and 100 posts by the end of June. I am halfway to reaching my goal, which leaves me plenty of time to comeplete 23 more posts, which is the number that I need to reach 100. I just can’t understand how I could get 1,025 visitors in about 6 months!




My Best Post of the Year

I am here to critque one of my posts, The Jew who did his Share- Einstein. I have chosen it becuase I think it is an accurate biography of the life of Albert Einstein. I believe it was my best post because it has correct grammar and spelling, and it uses a picture.I worked a LONG time on it and am very proud of it. I think I could improve my posts in the future by reading it out loud before publishing it. A goal I want to achieve is getting 100 posts before the summer. Here is The Jew who did his Share :

Albert Einstein the Jew.

You probally heard of Albert Einstein. He was the smartest man in the world, discovered E=Mc2………and a Jew!

Albert was born on March 14, 1879 in Wurrtenberg, Germany. When Little Albert was 6 weeks old, his family moved to Muinch.  He started a Catholic school (they weren’t observant Jews) at age 5. When he was 8, he transferred to the Luitpold Gymnasium. He showed an intrest in mathmetics as a kid.  When his family moved to Italy, Albert had to stay behind to finish school.

In 1902,Einstein and his future wife had a kid, who they gave to an orphanage. He married Mileva Maric in January 1903. Their two sons, Hans and Eduard, were born 6 years apart. They divorced in Febuary 1919. In June 1919, Einstein married Elsa Lowenthal, who died in 1936.

He was awarded a PhD from the Universty of Zurich on April 1905. Einstein was recognized as a leading scientist in 1908. He was also promoted lecturer at the University of Bern. He  quit the job the same year to go to the University of Zurich. In 1919, a man confirmed facts that Einstein discovered, which made him famous. He got a Nobel Prize in 1922, and Einstein was awarded the Copley Medal in 1925.

He eimgrated to the U.S. as soon as Hitler came to power. When WWII started, Albert Einstein warned President Roosevelt that Germany might be making atomic bombs. Roosevelt put him in charge of the Manhattan Project, the one that created the atomic bomb.

Einstein took a job at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton, which he held until his death. In May 1933, the Nazis burned his books and works. He discovered he had a reward of death for $5,000 dollars, nowadays worth $90,000.   When other scientists from Germany fled to America, he wrote “I have never felt so Jewish.” Einstein, with other immgrated scientists, warned the U.S. that Germany might  build the atomic bomb, but the first time his warnings were ignored.

He became a American citizen in 1940. In 1952, David-Ben Gurion asked Einstein if he would like to become the Prime Minister of Israel. Albert refused, saying that he “lacked the apitude and experience to deal properly with people and to exercise offical functions.”

On  April 17th, 1955, an internal organ inside Albert Einstein’s body exploded. He didn’t want to have surgery, saying that “  It is tasteless to prolong life artificially.” He also said that “I have done my share.” He was working on scientific papers the next morning when he died at 1 AM. He was cremated the same day, but scientists kept his brain in hopes of discovering what made him so smart.

One of the greatest  people in the world was from a religon that was hurt the most. Just goes to show that it matters by how the personality is, not what color or what language they speak. What matters is how they act.


Exciting Edublog Awards- Part 2!

     Remember the Edublog Awards, also known as the “Eddies”? Well, as I said before, I got nominated for best student blog. I came in 3rd place with 163 votes! The kid who came in 2nd was Miriam, and the kid who came in 1st was Jaden. Jaden got 610 votes, while Miriam got 241. Congratulations to Jaden! And congratulations to the 4th and 5th place winners : Jarrod and Gemma, who got 147 votes and 107 votes.

Looking Back On My Blog Since The SBC

I am here to give you a brief summary of how my blog has grown since September 8, the day Mrs. Hernandez created this blog. This is my 53rd post! 15 (including this one) was about the Student Blogging Challenge. I have had 152 comments, the first on September 13 by……… Mrs. Hernandez! I and the rest of my class has to thank her so much for cresting our blogs and entering us in the SBC and guiding us and being such a good teacher! The post that got the most comments was Where I Want To Go. I think it got many comments because it was focused on two popular topics : traveling and New York City.