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Skilful Sketches From Sketch.io

          Sketch.io is website you use to create some supercalifragilisticexpialidocious sketches, or virtual drawings.  My friend Mae introduced me to it.  I believe it is a very fun and unique time-passer.  Sketch.io has really cool tools and things you can use to make your amazing drawings.

The sketch above is just something I decided to just make for fun.  I was experimenting with different things and tools you can use on the website.

This is a sketch I made for my best friend, Leila. ( blog.elanco.org/eby41b/ )  It is a random creation.

This is also a sketch I made for my best friend, Leila. ( blog.elanco.org/eby41b/ )  It is of her cat named “Nelly.”

          What is your favorite sketch/virtual drawing I made?  Feel free to tell me in the comment section below and make sure you check out Sketch.io!

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Marvelous Macchu Picchu

 

          Last week using Virtual Reality, our class visited Macchu Picchu, Peru.  I thought it was beautiful.  The ruins were amazing, enormous and ancient.  Maya people inhabited Peruvian city. The mountain the old city of the Maya sat upon was dangerous to trek up.  Below is my See, Think, Wonder Google Document about more of my opinions and thoughts about the Expedition.

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Too Much Terrorizing Television

          I do think that parents should limit TV-time.  Below are reasons why I think the way I do.

          Parents should limit the amount of time their kids watch TV because it can actually rot your brain.  A rotted brain can cause loss of intelligence- which can then lead to horrifying school grades.  If I were to reduce the amount of TV my kids would watch, I would reduce it to 10 hours a week or less because the average child, age 2-5 years old, can watch more than 32 hours a week of television!  That can lead to really terrible grades

Picture By Locafox.de – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=45337319

for when they take tests in school.

          Another reason why parents should limit TV watching to their children is because too much TV can obliterate the ability to concentrate.  If you can’t concentrate that well, paying attention in class would certainly be difficult.  Then again, if you don’t pay attention in class, you are going to get very bad grades.  Bad grades can lead to being kicked off (not literally) school-based sports’ teams.  

          Also, after just a few elementary seconds of watching TV, your brain slips into Hypnotic State.  When this “Hypnotic State” is in action, it provides easy access to the

subconscious.  That is one reason why it is easy to fall asleep while watching television.  People who get too much sleep during the day can experience headaches in the morning.  Parents who limit the amount of TV their kids watch could reduce the risk of headaches.

          Those are 3 reasons why I think that parents should reduce the amount of TV their kids watch.

Want to read about other peoples’ opinions about limitations on TV?  Here are some great ones:

Emily’s “Television Too Much For Youth?”  I really like how Emily clearly explains her reasoning in a thorough explanation.  She gives excellent examples throughout the whole piece of writing.  Check it out, believe me, it’s worth it.

Mae’s “No More Television for you, Missy or Mr”  In Mae’s post, she added her humorous personality into her post about her television opinion.  It is good GREAT and entertaining to read, or have someone read to you.  You should really check it out.

I’d like to thank
http://www.eruptingmind.com/effects-of-tv-on-brain/
http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/guide/physical-side-effects-oversleeping#1
                                        and
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3D_television
for their amazing information.  🙂

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Tremendously Tricky But Praiseworthy Picture Sentence #STUBC17 Week 3

OpenClipart- Vectors via Pixabay

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Blissful BFFs #STUBC17 Week 3

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Ever wonder how to make and get a Jigsaw Planet Jigsaw Puzzle onto your blog?  Keep reading and you’ll find out how.  🙂

 Creating a Puzzle

          First, visit jigsawplanet.com   Once you get there,  click on the “Create” button.  You don’t have to have an account to create a puzzle on that website.  That button should take you to a screen with puzzle piece shapes on it.  It will also have some other things on it.  Next, click the “Choose File” button and chose the file you want from your computer.  After you have done that, rename your puzzle.  Then, use the white square on the slide bar thing to signal to the computer how many puzzle pieces you want.  Next, choose the shape of the pieces by clicking on the dot under which design you want.  If you want your pieces to be able to rotate, check off the checkbox under the piece designs.  Add any tags you want.  Tags are how people find your things.  For example, If I wrote a post called “Beautiful Bunnies,” one of my tags might be “bunnies.”  Lastly, click “Create.”

Getting it Onto Your Blog

          When you hit the “Create” button, it will take you to a screen where you can try to put together your puzzle.  If you want to change the color of the background for your puzzle, click the button that looks like a gear and go into the section the says “Background.”  Pick a color.  Next, look near the top right corner of that page.  Their should be a drop down section that says “Share.”  Then, scroll your mouse over the button and then down to where it says “Embed.”  Click that button.  Next, copy the embed code that is near the middle of the screen.  Open up a new post or page on your blog and go over to the tab near the top of your post or page that says “Text.”  Lastly, paste the embed code into that box.

#STUBC17

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Song-like Sonnet #STUBC17

Picture from Pixabay.

Apple-House in the Desert

This image struck my imagination

So, I asked, “Is this a whole new nation?”

I never thought this thing could ever do

As I walked over, I tripped on my shoe

This sight made my wondrous eyes alert

There was an apple-house in the desert!

Ruby-red with a blueberry-blue door

What was it like inside?  How was the floor?

Who lived in this strange-looking apple house?

Was it nothing more than a kid’s play-house?

Maybe a worm found the best home ever

But, a worm wouldn’t live here, just never

This house makes my mind so very confused

That house looked so new, polished and unused

          Feel free to write your own poem about this odd picture I found in the comment section below!  If you don’t know how to comment on my blog yet, make sure you check out my Creatively Commenting page you can find it at the top of my Widget Sidebar.

Here is an excellent website for learning about different types of poems you could write.

#STUBC17

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Excellent Egypt

A few weeks ago using VR, we visited Ancient Egypt.  We saw many things.  We also read a book called “Seeker of Knowledge.”  We then made connections through the text into the Virtual Reality trip with the See, Think, Wonder document above.  If you keep reading, you will learn about my experience in this journey.

Picture from flickr

I think my favorite part of the Google Expedition was seeing The Great Sphinx.  It was old and decaying, but I have never experienced seeing it.  Some people believe that Khafre built the sphinx.

Remember that weird pink thing I saw in the Amazon?  I also saw a weird pink thing in Egypt!  Is it a glitch?  Is it meant to be there?  Was it a person?

During the journey when we saw the Queens’ pyramids compared to the Kings’ pyramids, (the proper name for them is Pharaohs), I was sort of offended.  The Queens’ pyramids were outrageously small compared to the Kings’.

Those were some of the things I experienced during the Virtual Reality journey to Ancient Egypt.  Hope you enjoyed learning about it!

 

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Praiseworthy Pronouns

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Wondering About War?

Last week while using VR, we went on an adventure to learn about World War II.  We saw many things.  But, before we experienced all that, we read a book called Navajo Code talkers.  The code talkers helped the U.S.A. claim victory in World War II.  Before we start, feel free to click on the links to learn more about the selected topic!

As we were aboard the USS Missouri, I really liked how the ocean shimmered over the rails of the boat.  I also saw those tank/cannon things that were white.  I can remember that the floor on the boat was a light brown color.  I really liked that.

We saw many photos of destroyed cities, and one of an airplane that had crashed.  Those photos were not the type of photos where you pick a favorite.  As we were being read aloud to, we had learned that World War II was the second most destructive event in human history, with more than 60 million people killed.

Those were some things that I liked and learned using Virtual Reality.

Picture from Pixabay.

 

 

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Same Information, Different Countries!

 

 

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