Tuesday, January 1, 2019

It's a New Year

Happy New Year! As you most likely already know it is now 2019, a new year. Moreover, all over the world people celebrate New Years differently. In New York at midnight the ball drops and it is a new year. Most people watch the ball drop on T.V. in the U.S.A.. In California on New Year's day there is a special event called the Rose Parade. The Rose Parade is amazing with floats made from things that are natural like plants, seeds, sea weed, etc. Also, in the Rose Parade there are marching bands that preform, people on horses and so much more. The Rose Parade is on T.V. all day in the U.S.A.. Furthermore, I, for one, love the Rose Parade and got to help a little in making a small part of a float a few years ago with my girl scout troop. Lastly, I hope you have an awesome and fun filled 2019. Thank you for reading!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Project Humanity

Change Lives for the Better

Many people do not have a good place to live. It is very hard for some families to live under a roof because it costs huge amounts of money to pay rent and some people cannot afford it. Moreover, some people suffer from natural disasters like fires and have no home to go back to. Habitat for Humanity helps people get a good place to live at a mortgage they can afford. I think Habitat for Humanity is very selfless. They think about others before themselves, which is an amazing quality to have. Moreover, Habitat for Humanity’s mission is to work together to build homes, to help communities, and to bring “hope” to people. I think it is really incredible that Habitat for Humanity is giving people a glimmer of hope. They are doing this by building people homes. Furthermore, Habitat for Humanity helps families all over the world. It is likely that Habitat for Humanity is helping people near you. Habitat for Humanity is making a real difference in the world by building so many homes. Additionally, there are so many ways to help Habitat for Humanity. I believe it is essential that we all do our part to help people who need homes by building them with this organization. I think Habitat for Humanity is a great way to make a real difference in the world. People can help by making a donation or donations of money, cars, and supplies. Every little thing that is donated counts and can changes many lives. I believe donations are the only reason that most charities like Habitat for Humanity can afford to help people in need. Another way to help Habitat for Humanity is to volunteer to help build homes for people who need them. I believe Habitat for Humanity has many opportunities for everyone, so that we can help people. By volunteering people can make a big change in this world for the better. Act now with Habitat for Humanity, and help people all around the world and changes lives for the better.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Coding

Coding is how you are reading this blog right now. The website I use to show you my blog, Blogger, writes the code, so you can see my blog on the internet. I write the content and control the design of my blog and Blogger does most of the code behind it. In this blog post I am writing about my experience with coding, how you can learn to coding, and do coding.


Hour of Code

Hour of code is a fun way to learn how to code. If you already know how to code hour of code will just help you improve your skills.

How do you get to hour of code?

To get to hour of code you can ether click here to go to the main website or look up hour of code on the internet. No matter how you get to the home page your screen should look like the screen shot I took below.


If your screen does not look like this you are most likely on the wrong website.

When your screen looks like the picture you have a few options. If you would like to the activities click on "ACTIVITIES". If you are a teacher and you would like to learn how to do hour of code with your class click "HOW-TO". If you would like to promote hour of code click "PROMOTE". If you have any questions about hour of click "FAQ". In this post I will be talking about activities. If you would like to see what I am talking about click "ACTIVITIES".

Activities

When you click on "ACTIVITIES", you will see a page full of fun coding activities. You will also see options that will help find great activities.

Here are some of the coding games I did:
Code the News was a fun hour of code activity. During the activity you add graphics to the news, headlines, and so much more. It is an exciting way to learn how to write some could. I really enjoyed it and I hope you do to.


Dance Party is a fun coding game that teaches you the basics of coding. In this activity you use coding blocks to make the cartoon characters dance to fun songs.  I liked this game and I hope you try it.

Make Music with Scratch is a amazing coding activity. During this activity you create music and fun with coding blocks. It is so much fun to do and I hope you try it.

I hope you enjoyed this post on coding. I encourage you to try coding. It is so much fun!

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Holidays

As I explained in my post "We Are All the Same, But at the Same Time Different" (you can click on the title name in this post and it will take you to that post), everyone is different, but we are all human. In this post I will be talking about the holidays different culture celebrate including what I celebrate with my culture. Also, in this post I will be show you how to make some holiday crafts.

My Holidays
I am Jewish and celebrate many Jewish holidays, but I also celebrate American holidays too. The holidays I celebrate include:

  • New Years Eve
    On New Years Eve, my family and I watch the ball drop in New York on T.V..
  • New Years
    The first day of the new year.
  • Groundhog Day
    On T.V., we watch the groundhog come out of his house. Depending on if the groundhog sees his shadow there is ether more winter or it is spring.
  • Valentine's Day
    On Valentine's Day, we give each other gifts or cards to how much we love one another. Some people ask each other if they could be their Valentine.
  • St. Patrick's Day
    On St. Patrick's Day, we wear green because if we don't we will get pinched. Also, we look for four leaf clovers and leprechauns. One time, when I was little my class at school made traps for the leprechauns. We did not catch any, but we went on a treasure hunt and found some gold.
  • April Fools' Day
    On April Fool's Day, we play pranks on each other.
  • Passover
    Passover is a Jewish holiday. We eat lots of different kinds of food that represent many things. During the diner we do a service. The service tells the story of Passover. When the city of Egypt went through ten plagues till they let the Jews go. The Jews were leaving Egypt when the king changed his mind and wanted the Jew back. The guards went after then, but they escaped because of god. Moreover, on Passover the adults hide Matzah which the kids have to find. Matzah is flat bread.
  • Earth Day
    On Earth Day we try to keep the earth clean and recycle. Some schools do green week (a week to promote recycling and making the world better) during the week of Earth Day.
  • Mother's Day
    The day we celebrate our mothers. We give our mothers cards and gifts.
  • Father's Day
    The day we celebrate our fathers. We give our fathers cards and gifts.
  • 4th of July
    We celebrate the U.S.A. becoming independent. We watch fire works and have lots of fun.
  • Rosh Hashanah
    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year. We eat apples and honey.
  • Yom Kippur
    Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday. We are supposed to fast for the whole day. During the day we go to temple. Later after sun down we have a big feast.
  • Halloween
    We dress up in costumes. We go to houses and say "Trick or Treat?" and then we get candy.
  • Veterans Day
    We celebrate all the veterans who fought for our country.
  • Thanksgiving
    We eat a feast and say what we are thankful for. Read more about Thanksgiving on my "It's Thanksgiving" (you can click on the title name in this post and it will take you to that post).
  • Hanukkah
    Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday. We celebrate the story of Hanukkah. When the Jews get there temple back, but only have oil to light the candle for one day. The oil last eight days. During Hanukkah we eat latkes which are potato pancakes, sing songs, be with friends and family, decorate, and light the Hanukkah candles in the menorah. We also get presents on Hanukkah, but this is not because of tradition. We only give each other presents because people who celebrated Christmas got presents and we felt left out. It is okay though because we give the presents to each other out of love.
Photo
The photo below represents Hanukkah.


This is a photo of a menorah. A menorah represents Hanukkah because we light one new candle everyday of Hanukkah except of the first night we light two candles. As we light the candles we say blessings. The menorah also represents Hanukkah because in the oil lasted for eight whole days and we light the candle in the menorah once a day for eight days.

Getting in the Holiday Spirit
As you might have already noticed I got my blog in the holiday spirit. I got the ideas to decorate my blog from this amazing blog. Click Here to read it. If you have a blog I recommend you read this blog and decorate your blog for the holidays. I added a holiday banner to my blog (the blog you are reading) and other fun holiday things.

Holiday Games
I found some amazing holiday games you can try.

  • Christmas Word Search

    This was a very fun word search that you can over and over. It is a timeless game that will get you in the holiday spirit.
  • Make a Snowman

    This game was very fun. It lets you make a fun snowman. I enjoy it because I live somewhere where it does not snow, but with this game I can still make a snowman.
  • Deridel Deridel Deridel

    This is a very fun holiday game about Hanukkah. It teaches you a fun jewish game and lets you play. It is so much fun. I hope you try this game.
  • Factory Balls

    Factory Balls is a game where you make Christmas decorations and put them on a tree. It is a fun and tricky game. I hope you try it.
I hope you enjoy these games.

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Movie Reviews

Over the past week I have seen two movies in the movie theater. In this post I am writing my reviews of the two movies.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
When I saw the movie "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" I was expecting an amazing Harry Potter movie filled with action and fun. The movie was not at all what I expected. In my opinion it was a long movie that had no story. During the movie I was very confused. It did not explain who any of the new characters really were. Moreover, the movie had no climax. It felt like the end of the movie should be the middle because there was no real action. The movie didn't have a exciting climax if there really was a climax it was hard to tell. To me the movie was like a two hour intro to a movie.Some wizards and witches fought small fights, but it was not that exciting. I think they should make a part two of the movie. Furthermore, if I were you I would not see this movie unless a part two is made.


Robin Hood
When I saw the movie "Robin Hood" I was expecting a bad movie because of the reviews. It was not what I expected. It was a pretty good movie with a story, romance, and lots of action. It if love action movies then this is the movie for you. The main character Robin gets in lots of fights and keeps the story exciting. Some people do not like this movie because they think there is too much action. I disagree because even though there is a lot of action without the action it would not be a Robin Hood movie. Furthermore, I think this movie is amazing. Although I enjoyed this movie, as I said before others did not like it. If I were you I would see this movie, but only if I liked action movies.


Thank you!
Thank you so much for reading this post. I hope if you love action you see the new "Robin Hood" movie.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

What Do You Want To Read?

Dear readers,
I want to make my blog enjoyable for you. If you have any topics you would like me to write about please tell me in this answer garden. Click here. Thank you so much.

From,
Morgan


It's Thanksgiving!

As you might know today is Thanksgiving in the U.S.A.. If you don't know what Thanksgiving is it is okay I will explain in this post.
So, many of you are probably wondering what Thanksgiving is. Even if you celebrate Thanksgiving, you might not know why we celebrate it. We celebrate Thanksgiving because according to EveningStandard. "Thanksgiving can be traced back to 1621 where refugees from England, known as Pilgrims, invited the local Native Americans to a harvest feast after they experienced a successful season of produce growth". 
Moreover, Thanksgiving is a very popular holiday in the U.S.A.. Where we eat turkey and many other delicious foods. Also, we eat pie for dessert.  Below is a picture of the pie I ate today for thanksgiving.

Although we eat a feast on Thanksgiving, that is not all we do. Thanksgiving is about giving thanks. We go around the table during the feast and say what we are thankful for. What are you thankful for answer in this answer garden. Click here. Furthermore, we do other things for Thanksgiving. For example, in New York there is a Thanksgiving day parade which has amazing floats. Another example is that people make and put out decorations and or art projects.

Thanksgiving Crafts
There are many crafts you can make for Thanksgiving. In this post I will show you how to make a very popular project called a hand turkey.
Here are the steps to making a hand turkey.


  1. Trace your hand.
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  2. Draw a beak, a eye, and a little oval under the beak (that when colored later will be the red thing most turkeys have). Make sure to draw them on what was your thumb that you traced.
      

  3. Start coloring.


  4. Color the palm and the thumb of the hand you traced brown.


  5. Color the other fingers you traced different colors.
        

  6. Color the beak yellow and the oval under the beak red.
      

    If you follow these steps you will make a amazing hand turkey.
Thank You
Thank you so much for reading this post. I hope you learned a little about Thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving!

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