May 25

The Last Challenge #STUBC17!

  1. How many posts did you write?

           16 posts from the beginning of March – May 2017, 52 posts for this whole year of blogging.

 

  1.   How many were for school, your own interests, or set for the challenge?

            27 school posts, 9 interest posts, and 16 challenge posts, this whole year!

 

  1.   How many comments did you receive?

           100 comments this whole year!

 

  1.   Which post received the most comments? Why do you think so?

           I had lots of ties. But the highest number of comments would be 6.

 

     5,   Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why?

           My favorite post to write would be called The Fiction Section. It’s about a girl named Calissa that lives in a rusty old house with her dad ( papa ). She was forced to do hard work and got tired of it. So she asked to go to the library and get’s stuck in, The Fiction Section! http://blog.elanco.org/mullins203/2017/04/27/the-fiction-section/

 

  1.   Did you change blog themes at all and why?

           Yes, I changed blog themes a few times. I changed them as the year went on because seasons were changing so I changed my blog themes with them to show what time of year it is.

 

  1.   How many widgets did you have? Is it too many or not enough?

           I had 7 widgets. I think this was a good amount of widgets, like about in the middle. Not too much not too little, I like my number of widgets 😊.

 

  1.   How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll?

           I have 5 overseas students on my blogroll, I think I could have a few more.

 

  1.   Which web tools did you use to show creativity on your blog?

           I used piktocharts, pictures, padlets, canvas, videos, and google slides.

 

The Blog Challenge ( my thoughts )

This year I have done 2 blog challenges, February 2016and March 2017, which I guess technically makes it 2 years of blog challenges, But I have done 2 challenges this 4th grade year. The blog challenges have made this year the funnest year ever. I am going to miss the STUBC16 and STUBC17 😢.

May 25

Europe!

Europe!

By: Katie

This summer I am going to Europe. But I’m not just driving there, I am cruising there. In my life I have gone on a total of 2 cruises, this will be my third. I’ve been on a cruise to Bermuda, and a cruise to the Bahamas. So far, I am the most excited for this cruise.

 

Although it’ll be mainly historical facts, there will be so many amazing building structures there, plus the cruise ship is the fun part, and the beach 😃🌴. I will be going to all sorts of stops their. For example: Pompeii, beach, Italy, France, and Germany. But unfortunately, I won’t get to see the Eiffel Tower.

 

Now, one thing I am so happy and excited for is the cruise ship. Like I said before, I have been on other cruises. The very first cruise I went on was to Bermuda, that ship had a pool, 2 hot tubs, an arcade, 3 fancy restaurants, a toddler hangout, a kid hangout ( my age ), a teen hangout, and much more!

 

My second cruise was to the Bahamas, and guess what?, that cruise ship was the very same exact ship I went on to Bermuda!!! It had the same things. And the next cruise this upcoming summer will be to Europe! This cruise ship, I know, will have a tennis court, rock wall, pool, snack bars, some fancy restaurants, and more.
In my next few upcoming posts there will be more feedback on my trip to Europe. Happy Blogging!

May 19

The Abandoned Amusment Park!

Abandoned Amusement Park

By Katie and Elise

Once upon a time there was a boy named Sam.  He loved to explore hidden places.  So one night he thought that he would try to see places that he couldn’t find in the light but he knew it might be S~C~A~R~Y!!!  Anyway, he went WITHOUT telling his parents!

When he was about halfway through his driveway, Sam fell into a whole that had just opened up in the ground and screamed the whole way down.  Just then he had regretted for going outside on a week before Halloween, not telling his parents and it was Midnight!

Suddenly, Sam heard a low, long and deep voice welcome him.  Sam could not look so he kept his eyes closed while that voice was calling but then he realized that he should probably look for who was calling, because first of all, he could explore and second of all, someone could just come and take him if he wasn’t opening his eyes and paying attention.  

So, Sam decided to open his eyes and right when he did that, he saw an army of skeletons welcoming him and pushing him forward into this creepy place.  Then they led him to a fair stand and then through some curtains and at that moment Sam SCREAMED as loud as he could because of what he was seeing.  Now, he REALLY wished had just stayed home instead of trying to explore at night.

From what Sam saw he thought it looked kind of like a huge amusement park but especially abandoned.  Sam knew something though, at night why would there be an underground amusement park… especially with SKELETONS!

Then the skeletons who had brought him here led him to a stand and there was another skeleton said,”Hey people person, want some FRENCH FRIES with a side-a-spooky sauce?!  Hey?”

Sam, didn’t know if he should speak back or not so he just nodded his head NO so the skeletons led him onto this huge roller coaster that had bones and was broken at the end with rickety, wooden, tracks.  It had used to be called the -Lightning Run-

Suddenly, without choice the skeletons pushed Sam onto the ride and it started.  Sam couldn’t believe what was happening so he just decided to SCREAM as loud as he could once again and started yelling his parents’ name.   

 Once the ride started, it was lightning fast so, once they were at the end they all said goodbye and as quick as light, Sam was shot straight into his bed with no problem.

With that day on, Sam never EVER went out to explore at night again!

April 27

The Fiction Section!

The Fiction Section, Part 1!

Once upon a time there lived an 8-year old girl named Calissa. Calissa lived in a tiny cottage with her Dad, which she called Papa. On their porch lay thousands of termites scattering around chipping the wood. Inside they had a kitchen, 1 bathroom, 2 bedrooms, and a tiny fenced area for Calissa to play in. Between the walls of Calissa’s room sit a single dresser with 3 table legs, a bed, and an old box for her clothes. Everyday Calissa was expected to scrub the bathroom shiny clean, do the dishes, make all the beds, and sweep and vacuum the whole house. She never liked this yet she still do it everyday with a smile. But eventually Calissa got sick of the same old routine.So she decided to ask her dad to go to the library for a change of scenery. As they hopped in the car Calissa waved goodbye to her cottage as she be frightened she would not see it again. She sat quietly as the engine rumbled and tapped her eardrums. They eventually arrived at the Town Library. They walked up and swung the doors open. Calissa walked over to the fiction part of the kids section and marveled at the selection of books. She immediately stormed over to Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. She picked the book up and flipped the rubber cover open. All of a sudden glitter dust flew up into the air and POOF!!! She was in a completely different world. Then she saw him, it was Dark Duke the king of the fiction section. Her Papa had warned her not to go to the fiction section but she had completely forgot. He grabbed her and took her to the Lava Dunking Station of Porridge, ( like dunking someone in a pool, but porridge of lava instead ). But when they arrived Calissa threw Dark Duke in rapidly. She could still hear the creepy crawling sound of the bubbles smothering Dark Duke down in the lava. She knew these types of battles were just beginning for her. TO BE CONTINUED…….  

April 11

My Environment!

 My Environment!

I live in a suburban environment, Pennsylvania. Where I live there are lots of farms, but buildings and houses. There is a truck place right behind my house and a farm beside it. I live in a neighborhood near a gas station. My Elementary School is about 2 minutes away within driving distance. I am neighbors with my friend Sarah, http://blog.elanco.org/white47d/, she just started blogging so make sure to leave a comment on her blog! In the other section of my neighborhood my friends Amber and Lila live there, http://blog.elanco.org/duncana982/ http://blog.elanco.org/millis317/ , they just started too so please leave them a comment when you get the time! Thanks for reading, happy blogging!

April 11

My Holidays with My Family, Week 6 STUBC17!

My Holidays with My Family!

By: Katie

My Family and I celebrate Christmas, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and New Year’s Day. First, for Christmas Eve, we open our stockings and put out reindeer food in our front yard.  Then, we go to my grandma and grandpa’s house for dinner. Next, on Christmas Day we open presents and have pancakes. First, on Easter we wake up and open gifts. Then, we go to our grandma and grandpa’s house for an egg hunt and breakfast. On Halloween we go to our friends house for dinner and then we go trick or treating. On Thanksgiving we go to my grandma and grandpa’s house for lunch. Finally, on New Year’s Eve we go to my friends house for dinner. Then, we stay over for a sleepover and watch the ball drop together. These are how my family celebrates holidays!

April 4

Antsy Adventure!

Antsy Adventure!

On a nice, warm Sunday afternoon my family and I went on a hike. The park was called Speedway Forge County Park, Lititz. We intended to walk a 3 mile loop. But it turned out to be way crazier than we had thought. So we started our hike in a bit of a situation. It was super muddy because it had rained the previous days, but we dealt with it. Then we came across a HUGE cornfield. As we continued it was like a roller coaster. Sometimes it would be really downhill. Then it would go super uphill that it started to hurt our knees and thighs.  

 

Then we kept going, we came across a few fishers and other adventurous hikers. Oh, also to mention basically the whole time we were following a stream. Eventually we came across a ridiculously muddy patch, almost like quicksand. My mom was keeping track on her phone how far we had walked. We kept going uphill then downhill, uphill then downhill. We had reached 3.2 miles. All of us were very confused. But we just kept going along the red marks on the trees. Then it got tiring because we achieved 4 and a ½ miles, which got us frustrated. But, hallelujah we saw our car and raced to swing open the doors.
We hopped in and went to the British Pub for dinner. After dinner we went to an italian/ice cream place for dessert. I got milk and cookies ice cream. My sister got moose tracks in a waffle cone. We all went home and relaxed for the rest of the day. All of us had finally gotten back from this antsy adventure!