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!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Science

Science is everywhere. Science is everything. According to dictionary.com, the definition of science is "systematic knowledge of the physical or material would gained through observation and experimentation". This means when ever you have a question and you find your answer and gain knowledge through using your five senses and by analyzing you are doing and learning science.

Science Fields
In Science their are many fields, including three main branches. These three main branches are life science, physical science, and earth science. All of these branches of science have many fields within them. The fields in life science include medicine, botany, zoology, and genetics. The fields in physical science include astronomy, physics, and chemistry. The fields of earth science include oceanography, geology, meteorology, and paleontology. The science fields that interest me are genetics, zoology, astronomy, chemistry, physics, oceanography, geology, meteorology, and paleontology. What science fields interest you? You can answer in the google form below.

What Do We Wonder About
Science is all about wondering, forming a question, and finding the answer by analyzing and using your senses. I wonder about why the sky is blue. I did some research and found out that the sky is blue because the sun scatters blue light molecules in the air. What do you wonder about? You can answer in the google form below.


Single-Use and Plogging
On the website Collin's Dictionary the word of the year is single-use. According to  Collin's Dictionary single-use means, "made to be used once only". The word single-use is used to describe plastic bags and items similar to plastic that are bad for the world because they are only supposed to be used once before being throne out. These single-use items should be banned because they are a part of a big downfall to the world and spread pollution. Plastic is a single-use item. It has caused pollution in are oceans which is a danger to animals. Animals can die from eating plastic or other trash in the ocean. Some people might think it is the animal's fault, but it is not it is our fault. It is our fault because we are the ones that made the plastic. Plastic is a man made product, so it is our fault that the plastic we make gets throne away and put into our oceans. If you do not made the product of plastic your fault too because people like you and me buy plastic and throw away plastic. By people buying plastic it has become in higher demand and more and more plastic has be made. How do we stop this? The first thing we can do is buy less single-use products. Other things we can do is recycle and pick up trash. When we pick out trash it will not go in the ocean and the animals will not eat the plastic and or other single-use products that will hurt them.


How to do Plogging
Here are the steps to do plogging.

  1. Go jogging.
  2. As you jog look for trash.
  3. Find trash.
  4. Pick up trash.
  5. Jog to a trash can and throw out trash.
  6. Keep jogging.
  7. Repeat these steps as a cycle.
The steps above will help you to do plogging. Plogging can help your community. You can keep the community cleaner by plogging. By plogging you pick up trash which will make it so less trash will end up in the ocean and animals will be more safe.

What Does My Community Do To Help The Environment?
To help the environment my community recycles. My family and I collect plastic bottles and recycle them.  There is a recycling center in my community. What does your community do to help the environment?  You can answer in the google form below.

Video
There are lots of amazing science videos. Today I am going to show you a very cool science video. It is about something we do everyday. To watch the video click here.

As you know from watching the video, the video is about why we sweat and how we sweat. Answer the google form quiz below to see how much you know. You may use the video as a resource to help you.


A-Z Science Words
A is for astronomy
B is for botany
C is for chemistry
D is for data
E is for earth science
F is for "fossil"
G is for genetics
H is for "hypothesis"
I is for "immunology"
J is for "Jupiter"
K is for "Kuiper Belt"
L is for life science
M is for medicine
N is for "[n]ucleus"
O is for oceanography
P is for physics
Q is for "quantum mechanics"
R is for recycle
S is for "scientist"
T is for "test tube"
U is for "[u]niverse"
V is for "volcanology"
W is for "weather"
X is for "[x]-ray"
Y is for "[y]ield"
Z is for zoology

Two Truths and a Lie
I am going to write two truths and a lie involving science. Can you guess the lie.
Here are the three options:

  • One cell is how every human begins.
  • A cell divides into two son cells.
  • Meiosis and mitosis are the ways that cells divide.


Sources that got me my information for this post include: dictionary.com, Fact Monster, math.ucr.eduCollin's Dictionary, TedEd, Enchanted Learning, Science Glossary, Answershttps://askabiologist.asu.edu/cell-division
The information I cited from these sources are in quotes in the following post.
Thank you for reading my post.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

We Are All the Same, But at the Same Time Different

There are Two Types of People
We are all human, but no human looks the same or acts the same. We are all special in our own way. Through the Student Blogging Challenge, I found this awesome website called 2 Kinds Of People. This website shows how different people are and how many different kinds of people there are. On the website there are pictures of different types of people. It shows how different kinds of people do things like reading a book or drawing.
I made my own picture about two types of people.


In this picture I made I show that there are two types of people, people that take bath and people that take showers. Which type of person are you? Answer this question in the google form below.


Getting to Know You the Reader
Hello reader. I want to get to know you. On most blogs the blogger writes and the reader reads, but I want to know about you. I am curious about our similarities and differences. Please fill out this google form, so I can get to know you.

Comparing
I compared myself and my friend Tracy to see our similarities and differences.


In the diagram above I compare myself to my friend Tracy. The green cycle is me(Morgan) and the pink cycle is my friend Tracy. As you can see, Tracy and I have many similarities and differences.

Book Review
When I read a book the main character that is telling the story is usually very different from me. I recently read a book called The Great Wall of Lucy Wu.  It was an amazing book about a American-Chinese girl. She has to go through the challenges of being American and Chinese. At the begin of the story she thinks she is going to have a perfect year, but that all changes when Lucy's great aunt comes to town. Lucy is so set on having her year just the way she wants it that she doesn't always look at the possibility of change being good. Will Lucy have the perfect year? Read this awesome heart warming book to find out.

Do you have a favorite book? Write what it is in the comments and if the main character is similar or different than you.

Music
Music brings people together. People like all different kinds of music. Answer this google form about your favorite music. 
My favorite kind of music is rock and roll. I love to listen to Queen, Coldplay, and Green Day. I like these music groups because they play fun songs that I love to listen to.

Thank you so much for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed.

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