How to survive your 9th grade year

  1. Be organized- it is really great to be organized because you’ll be getting a bunch of papers from most of your classes. Those papers will be important throughout the year, so it be better to place them folders.
  2. Avoid absences- it is important to avoid absences because if you miss a lot of school, then you’ll be behind in your learning. You won’t understand as much as your other classmates will and you’ll have a bunch of missing assignments.
  3. Complete quality work/homework- Whenever yo do your homework you should do it perfect and not just put random answers on the paper. If you’re wanting to get full points on your homework, you should do it all completely and try your hardest on it.
  4. Get help- it makes you life so much easier when you ask for help. Don’t be shy or be scared to raise your hand in class. Trust me when you don’t understand something and you never ask, it makes your life so much harder. You would start to get bad tests scores, but if you start to ask questions then it’ll be easier for you and you’ll start to ace all your tests.

Catalog Poem: Text message

Ding ding

walk away

ding ding

ignore it  it’ll just go away

Pacing around the room

should I answer it?

Nope it’s not worth it

But what if it is ?

Tick tock

time is  passing

quickly grab my phone

i decide to go outside

walking by the trashcan

take it out of my pocket

throw it in into the darkness

where it belongs.





I am as tall as the I can see.

I swift back and forth,

like I’m dancing with the wind.

You can see my long pointed arms,

on every part of me,

pointing out like a dancers


When the sun goes down

I start to stand still.

I’m at peace.

Week Eight: Comment’s

Hello! Emma

I really liked your story. Are you going to finish it and tell us what happens next? Great job on taking that photo. It looks cool.

– Rebecca

I commented on this post because I liked how she did something from other blogs. She made her own story and it was very detailed. She also included a picture, which made the post even better to imagine it in your head.

Hello, Amira

I really love books too. I really liked how you described why you liked the book. How did you come across the book? How long did it take you to read the first book?

– Rebecca

I chose to comment on this post because I was interested on the book she was reading. It seemed like a really cool book.

Hello Olivia!

Woah that’s really cool. You are so lucky! Which of the rides was your favorite? Which one was the scariest?

– Rebecca

I commented on this blog because it mentioned a lot of rides that seemed cool. I also liked how she was very detailed on the things she saw when she went to the amusement park.

Hello Max!

Woah, how did you split your head open? Was it really bad? Why can’t you fall asleep? My favorite toy used to be a doll too when I was little, but not anymore.

– Rebecca

I commented on this post because it seemed like a interesting post to read. They also had a lot of details while telling there story.

Hello Chloe!

That must’ve really hurt. How did you split your finger open? Did you not watch where you were going?

– Rebecca

I commented on this post because it while I was reading it, I was really shocked. I was also curious on what she did for that to happen.


There are many teens or even children that are suffering from bullying. Sometimes you never notice it happening to someone you know just because they act like everything is ok, but when in reality it isn’t. I once had a friend who suffered from bullying. She never wanted to tell me about it. So I had out for myself. Some ways you can stop it would be, according to, “How to stop bullying at school,” Stand up for people who are bullied, take an anti-bullying pledge, take action, talk to other kids, talk to your teachers or principal, talk to your parents or guardians, speak (and write ) up! get creative.  Furthermore, some signs that you can tell if someone is getting bullied would be, in the article, “Warning Signs for Bullying,” would be,” unexplainable injuries, feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem, difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares, and sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations.” Lastly, statistics show that, 15% of high school students (grades 9–12) were electronically bullied in the past year. In one large study, about 49% of children in grades 4–12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8% reported bullying others during that time.

DIgital Footprint or No Footprint?

There are many pros and cons to having a digital footprint or not. Some pros to having a digital footprint would be, first, fraud or legal issues can be more easily detected. Next, personalization ( suggested advertising ) adds value to our use of the internet. Also, companies can easily offer motivation based on your interests and needs. This could also result in saving money. Furthermore, some cons about having a footprint would be, your personalized data can be used to produce earnings without our knowledge. In addition, it’s annoying and distracting to be constantly bombarded with advertisements and information. Finally, purchase behavior data could be used as a starting point, to reduce credit limits or increase interest rates.

My Family

My family is from Argentina. More specific Buenos Aires, Argentina. We don’t have that much family here. It’s only me, my mom, dad, brother, uncle, aunt, and two cousins. The other part of my family live in Argentina and some in Washington. Whenever Christmas passes by it’s kinda sad for us because we get pretty lonely, since all my family isn’t with us. Anyways, we usually have cookouts on holidays. Also, we have this one tradition where me and my mom and dad decorate the tree. Every year we tend to do this. On the weekdays, we usually like to go to the beach and just walk around on the sand and go swimming. When the weather gets colder, we just like to watch movies altogether and drink hot chocolate. Furthermore, in my family we have a tradition of playing soccer. Each one of us has played or is playing soccer till this day  ( dad, brother, and me ). Finally, I cannot imagine living my life without my family by my side. Family is very important and valuable to me and is something that should never be taken for granted. Without my family, a large part of my life and culture would be missing.


What does racism mean?

The definition of racism is, prejudice or discrimination directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that anybody’s own race is superior.

      All around the world there is a important problem that hasn’t been solved yet. It is racism. People are being discriminated just because of their color of their skin or what they believe in. Racism and discrimination are being used as powerful weapons, encouraging fear and hatred to others, whenever there is problems or economic failures. There are no reasons or excuses for racism. It’s just wrong.

      In Europe, many black people are experiencing a variety of racism and discrimination, in education and employment. According to the website, “The voice of the anti – racist movement in Europe,” it says, “As a result Black migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and Black Europeans are reportedly suffering an increase in violent hatred and discrimination across all areas of life. Discrimination in employment is prevalent and barriers are erected at every stage to prevent black people from gaining employment that matches their skills and experience.” Just because of where they are from or what color skin they have, people are preventing them from getting any jobs that correspond with their skills, but with other people they treat them right and fair.

     Next, the United Kingdom is experiencing the same problem, but worse. The United Kingdom has one of the highest levels of racially – motivated discrimination and the problem is getting worse. In the website article, “Racism is still alive and well, 50 years after the UK’s Race Relations Act,” states that, “If we examine any area of life we will see significant racial inequalities. For instance, the unemployment rate for all ethnic minorities is 11.3%, more than twice as high as it is for our white counterparts at 5.5% . This gets worse when we break the number down further, with black people almost three times as likely to be unemployed (15.5%) in general, and 38% of young black men currently unemployed, compared to 17.8% of young white men. These unemployment figures may go some way to explaining the staggering wealth gap that means the average white household has assets of £221,000, while the figure for black Caribbean households is £76,000.”  White people are getting more opportunities unlike black people. They have more chances in getting a good job.

     Furthermore, people generally assume that if your another color other than white, your not that intelligent or you’re not educated well. In another website article called, “America Has a Big Race Problem,” it says that, “…answers that evaluated up to seven different characteristics about a variety of groups, religions and ethnicity. Since it included a range of characteristics, and a variety of groups that didn’t isolate blacks or whites, the survey was able to go more deeply into racial stereotypes. “More than half the survey respondents rated African-Americans as less intelligent than whites,” Diversity Digest wrote about the novel University of Chicago research. “[About] 57 percent of non-African-Americans rated African-Americans as less intelligent than whites and 30 percent of African-Americans themselves rated African-Americans as less intelligent than whites; 62 percent of the entire sample rated African-Americans as lazier than whites; and more than 3 out of 4 survey respondents said that African-Americans are more inclined than whites to prefer welfare over work.” It’s not right for people to just assume that if you aren’t the same skin color, you’re dumb. It’s not necessarily based on that.

     All in all, racism should be stopped. Racism has been occurring for a long time now, but there is still a chance to end it. Racism should end because if it continues, it can tear apart the unity of races. It could also cause more violence between countries. No race is superior to any other race. All races have equal opportunities as other races.

Comments Around The World

  1.  Hello Atef!
    I have never traveled from Portland to Washington by self. It’s really cool you got to do that. Ohhh!!! it looks like you saw the Washington Monument! I wish I could go see it. Was the rock from the moon really big or normal sized, like the ones we have here?   I chose to comment on his blog because he seemed really interesting and he was talking about a moon rock.
  2. Hi Emily!
    My name is Rebecca.
    I really liked how specific you were when describing things about you. We have some things in common like dancing and favorite colors. I’ve been dancing for 5 years now. How about you? my favorite color is turquoise too. I enjoyed reading all about you. It was really interesting!                                                                                                                                                                                                               chose to comment on her blog because we had many things in common and I had questions to ask her.
  3. Hello! My name is Rebecca.

I really enjoyed reading about Oregon. It seems like a pretty place. The way you described it. Are the hikes really long and have you learned any new hikes this year? We read a lot in school too. The state I live in is Ohio. What I like most about here is the weather. The weather here is really nice, but sometimes unpredictable. I also love downtown. It’s a really pretty place to go to and to just walk around.

I chose to comment on his blog because I have family members from there and I wanted to learn more about how Oregon is.

4. Hello Asia!

I’ve always wanted to go to Australia. It seems like a fun and really exciting place to go to. Is it hot there? What other animals were there? Keep up the good work!                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

I chose to comment on hers because I liked how she was describing everything she did and saw in Australia. Including the animals.

5. Hello!
I can see that you like sharks. They’re cool and interesting animals to research. I didn’t know that they didn’t have any bones! People should stop killing sharks. It wouldn’t be a good result in the future. I enjoyed reading your story about sharks. You should check out my blog.

I chose to comment on his blog because he was talking about an animal that I didn’t know much about and he was very detailed on describing the extinction of sharks.