Saturday, October 15, 2011

Language Arts/Blogger

I really like Language Arts. I also think that the teacher, Mr. Straube, is a good teacher. I would say that I am pretty good at Language Arts. I think that I am pretty good at writing and spelling. One thing that is supposed to help our writing is blogster. Blogger is a website that we can post our blogs on and he can view them to give us points for our writing. I also think that this is a good way of learning how to write, but I don't think that I could read all of these blogs. I think that I would get bored and want to stop, even though I know I can't because it is the end of the quarter and I have to get it done by Monday. I know that some people didn't do as many blogs as they were supposed to because they don't know what to writw about. I didn't but I thought of this and started typing. Mr. Straube was right, it is easy to type something once you get started. Sometimes I think that this is a pain, but I want you to tell me how good or bad my writing is. I think it is good because I am getting an A in it, but it could also be from the spelling tests that we had. I like to improve in all of my subjects at school so that I can becaime a better student and try to get a good carrer when I am older. I think that this is helping me very much and I think that I will probably have to write something like this when I am older.

School Laptops

I like our school laptops and our glad we have them. I think it would be weird is someone didn;t like them because we can do so many different things on them. We can listen to music, take pictures/videos, find out our assignments, and many more. I also like that we get to take it home. I am glad because I don't think that I could share one computer with my other two sisters, Olivia and Sadie. I also think that it has helped people learn to type better. I know that it has helped me. My favorite thing about the laptops is that we can do almost whatever we want on them. I am thankful that we get to have laptops in the first place. It has made everything so much easier. We also learn to do things that we never would have known. We have been shown different educational games and ways to get assignments. Yes, I am talking about Edmodo. Edmodo is a website that we go on to get our assignments. I like this because in case you forgot, you can just go to the website and it is there, most of the time. It also tells you if you have a late assignment and a new alert about something that is going on. Another thing that it tells you is when it is due. I like that because I usually forget when it is due and I can just go to Edmodo and see that it is there. The bad thing is that you have to have internet to do something on them when you aren't at school. The only things you can do is homework, if it is on a libre office document, or photobooth.

My Summer

I like summer. Why? Who wouldn't when you are a kid? I like sleeping in. Enjoying no homework. I also like that we can just relax. My favorite sport to play in summer is softball. I think that I am prettty good at softball. During a game, one of my hits got a person home and it won the game! Also, another person hit a homerun. It was funny after she ran it because she did this weird little dance. Everybody laughed. Another thing I enjoy doing in summer is babysitting. I like making money and I like spending time with kids. The most money I have made was 30 dollars. I usually babysat for my cousins. They are Owen, Brody, and Hayden Tieskoetter. Usually, I slept overnight, because the parents ledt late at night or early in the morning. Then I would babysit them until 9 or 10 in the morning. I like to babysit my cousins, because I get paid good and I also like their house. It is like a second home to me. I do many other things in the summer as well. I swim, ride my bike, read, hang out with friends, walk my dogs, and do my chores. That is the only thing I hat eabout summer. I have to do chores. The only good thing is that we get paid. We get paid 10 dollars a week. One week is just taking care of the dogs. The second week is doing the dishes and helping the person take car of the dogs. The third week we have to help our mom with laundry. Then it starts all over.

My Dad's Family

My dad's name is Cory. He is the oldset in his family. His parents are Bill and Dean McGee. They have three kids. Cory, Amy, and Billy. My dad is married to Brandi Brockway McGee. They have three daughters. Olivia, Hannah, and Sadie. Olivia is the oldest and she is 13 years old. She is in 8th grade. Her birthday is March 27th, 1998. His second daughter is Hannah. She is 12 years old and in 7th grade.Her birthday is on March 24th, 1999. Cory's youngest daughter is Sadie. She is 10 years old and in 5th grade. Her birthday is November 5th, 2000. Amy is the middle child, like me. She is married and has one kid. She is also pregnant with another one. It is supposed to be another boy. The baby is due at the beginning of February. Her oldest son is Austin. He is 13 years old and is in 8th grade. He is almost 14. He was born on October 23rd, 1997. She is married to Josh Buddenberg. Billy is the youngest. He is maried and has three children, all boys. He is married to Michelle Leneord McGee. Their oldest son is Dylan. He is 6 years old and in 1st grade. Their second son is Ethan. He is three years old. Their youngest son is Logan. He is only a year old. They also have two dogs. They are both cocker spaniels. Their names are Daisy and Duke. Daisy is blind and has cancer. She is also older than Duke. Duke is 2 years younger than Daisy. They have had puppies together before, but they haven't for a while I think that they all look alike, but I think that Dylan and Ethan look the most alike.

My Mom's Family

My mom's name is Brandi. Her maiden name is Brockway. Her parents are Larry and Kathy Brockway. She has two sisters. Jodi and Lisa. Jodi is the oldest daughter, she is married and has one child. Jodi is married to Kendall Ney. Her son's name is Tanner. He is fourteen and in 9th grade. They also have a dog named Dora.They live in Erie, Illionois. It is a 3 hour drive from here. My mom is the middle child. She is married and has 3 kids. She is married to Cory McGee and her children are all girls. Their names are Olivia, Hannah (Me), and Sadie. Olivia is thirteen and is in 8th grade. I am 12 years old and in 7th grade. Sadie is 10, almost 11, and in 5th grade. They also have two dogs. Their names are Izzy and Casey. Izzy is a girl cocker spaniel. Casey is a boy maltese. Lisa is the baby of the family. She is married and has 3 kids. She is married to Russell Tieskoetter and all of her children are boys. Her oldest son, Owen, is 7. He is in second grade. Her second sons name is Brody. He is four and is in kindergarten. Owen and Brody look nothing alike. Owen has red hair and brown eyes, while Brody has blonde hair and blue-green eyes. Hey youngest son is Hayden. He is 1 year old and has recently started walking. He is very cute! They also have a dog. Her name is Charlie and she is also a cocker spaniel. I think that they all look alike, but I think that my mom and Jodi look the most alike. I think this because they are both about the same size, they both have glasses/contacts, and their voices sound the same.

Thursday, October 13, 2011


I really like Facebook. I know some people don't and think that it is a waste of time, but I think that if they would try it, they would really like it. There are so many things that you can do. For example you can play games. My favorite game is snake. I have to highest score. My score is 1,040. Another thing I like about Facebook is that you can chat and video chat with other people. I also like the statuses that are on there. You can also out whatever you want on you wall/profile. Another thing you can do is look at other people profiles. You can also see people's conversations they have between other people that they posted on eachothers walls. I also think that some other websites are trying to do things that Facebook has. For example, I think that Edmodo is sort of like facebook. Only it is for educational purposes. Edmodo has assignments and quizzes. Facebook has quizzes, but they aren;t educational. You can basically do the same things that you do on Facebook on Edmodo. You can comment, talk to other people (even though we aren't supposed to), we also find out things that we didn;t know about them. Fo rexample, on Facebook, you can tell when their birthday is because it is on their profile. On Edmodo, you can find out what poeple's favorite football team is by looking at their profile. Another thing that they have in common is that the teachers can make assignments and you can create an event on Facebook. They are kind of similar because the Facebook event could be educational but usually it isn't. Unlike Edmodo, when it is always eduational.

My Typical Day

First thing I do is get out of bed. Then I eat breakfast or take a shower. It usually takes me 10 minutes for both of them. Then I brush my teeth and put my rubber bands in. The next thing I do is get dressed. After I am dressed, I do my hair. It usually takes me 15 minutes to do it. Then I put in my contacts and do my make-up. When I am done with that, I get my backpack and my computer and head to school. My first period class is Social Studies with Mr. Johnson. This is the only class that we don't have assigned seats in. Then I go to Math. The teacher is Mrs. Franzen. After that I go to Language Arts with Mr. Straube. I like this class very much! Then I go to Reading. The teacher is Mrs. Ihde. I like this class because we usually don't have a lot of homework. Then I have Science with Mrs. Olsen Johnson. After that I go to luch. Usually I don't like it because they serve Mexican food. I don't like it that well. I would say that my favorite school lunch is the Thanksgiving meal. Mashed potatoes with gravy, turkey, and I think applesauce. After that I either have P.E. Or Art. I like either of them and I really like them right now. I especially like Art because we are making clay animals. It is very fun. I am making an elephant, but I have no idea how I am going to make the ears. Then I either have Band or Study Hall. We don't usually do anything in studyhall, but I enjoy getting to do whatever we want when we hae no homeowork, or if we get out early. After that I have CFGS, but now I have Health with Mrs. Holien. Then I go home and relax. I watch TV or go on my computer. When I had a lot of homework and don't finish it, I usually do that first. I have to go to bed at 10:00 PM and then I do it all over again. Until the weekend.


I think our first season of volleyball was good. We were preety good at passing and setting. Our serves used to be so bad, that some of them couldn't even hit it over the net. I was not one of them. What I needed to work on was setting. I was ok at setting, but I was not the best. I think the best setter was Christina. I think our best server was Madelyn. She made almost of her serves over the net. I think everybody made a lot of progress over the volleyball season. I think everybody was very good and even though we all needed improvement, we were great. My favorite thing to do in volleyball is serve. I like serving. In two of our games, I won them because of my serves. I was very nervous at our first and last game. One thing was because we it was our first game and we were all pretty nervous. I was nervous at our last game because I wanted us to end the season with a good game. We tied 2-2. We win the first and third games, but we lost the 2nd and 4th. One other thing that we have gotten better at was talking and using three hits. What that means is that one person bumps/passes it to another player. Then that player sets it to one other person. Finally, the third person attacks/rollshots the ball to the backrow to the other team. I am sad that volleyball is over, but at least we can do it next year. Also tomorrow is our pizza party. It is from after school to 3:00 PM


My name is Hannah McGee. My parents are Cory and Brandi McGee. I have two sisters. Olivia and Sadie McGee. I also have two dogs. Their names are Izzy and Casey. Casey is a Maltese and Izzy is a Cocker Spaniel. Unfortunatley, I am the middle child. I don't like being in the middle because I don't usually get to pick what to do, or what restaurant we get to go to. Olivia is the oldest child. She is 13 years old. What I like about this is that we are the same age for three days. Why? Because I was born on March 24th, 1999 and Olivia was born on March 27th, 1998. She doesn't like me being the same age as her. The only thing I hate about it is that we usually celebrate our birthdays together. Sadie is my younger sister. She is only 10, but she is going to turn 11 on November 5th. The year she was born in was 2000. I also wanted to have a younger brother, but it kind of evens out. I say this because all of our cousins are boys. I feel like we act like more of a brother and a sister than we do cousins. I think that we are more close to my cousins Autin Keck, Owen, Brody, and Hayden Tieskoetter. I say this because they live in this town and go to the same school as we do. Our other cousins live in Illionois. We have four cousins in Illionois. They are Tanner Brockway, Dylan, Ethan, and Logan McGee. We don't see them that much and I wish we did because I miss them a lot when they aren't here.

Hayward, WI 2011: Day 4 (Last Day)

On our last day of vacation, we didn't go fishing at all. Instead, we spent most of the moring packing our things. Some of our stuff went into my uncle's truck because we couldn't fit everything into our vehicle. I had to ride with my uncle because our whole family couldn't fit into our vehicle. We were the first ones to leave, because my uncle wanted to be home soon. We left around 9: 30- 10:00 AM. On the way home, I watched two movies. I watched Grown Ups and Just Go With It. I liked both movies equally and I thought that hey were very good. Both movies had Adam Sandler in it. I liked Just Go With It better. I watched those movies for about 2-3 hours and as I said before, it is a five hour trip. I also enjoyed looking at the trees. I liked the different colors. I also slept some of the way, because there was nothing else to do. When we got to my uncle's house, I went on the computer. Then I went and watched TV for about 1 ½ . After that we had to go to my grandma's house. First, er had to stop at our house to get our other dog. He was very excited when he saw me. When we got to my grandma's we ate the leftovers that we had from Hayward. I wasn't in the mood for leftovers, but there was nothing else to eat, so I had to other wise I would be hungry for the rest of the night. A little while after we ate, my grandma gave us oreos to eat. I liked those and after that, we had to get home so we could unpack.

Hayward, WI 2011: Day 3

The next day, I woke up around 8:30. They didn't go fishing that morning because it was very windy. For breakfast, we had breakfast bake. Breakfast bake is eggs, ham, mushrooms, and cheese in it. It was very delicious. We also had eggs and bacon. After that, we relaxed for a little bit up at the lodge. We played pool, and wen ton our computers. We were there until the adults told us to come down if we wanted to go fishing. They told us this around noon. I was amazed how much the weather has changed from the morning. In the morning, it was cold and windy. At noon, it was hot and somewhat breezy. We made sandwhiches to bring incase we got hungry. We also brought some snacks and drinks.While we were on the boat, Olivia sat on the sandwiches. Luckily, we have all eaten at least one sandwich before she sat on them. I caught a lot of fish, but not as many as my cousin, Owen. My sisters also caught many fish. When we came back, we ate fish. Since I don't like fish, I ate a baked potato and a hotdog. Then we went up to the lodge and went in the hot tub. After that, we played liver pool (a card game). We played for about 1 ½. It was past 11:00 and we had to get to bed. I didn't go to bed right away, because there was a movie on the TV in the bunkhouse. We were watching Super Cops. I thought that the movie was funny and I laughed at almost every part in the movie, even though some parts were kind of stupid. I went to bed around 12:30 AM.

Hayward, WI 2011: Day 2

I woke up around 8:00 AM on Friday. I went down to the cabin. When I was there, some of my family members were sleeping. My other family members were out fishing, I don't like going fishing in the morning because we have to get up around 6:30 AM. So, I decided to eat a poptart for some of my breakfast until everyone else was awake. Then I put in a movie to watch. I put in Grown Ups. When the movie was almost over, my family came back from fishing (by that time everyone else was awake). I tried to finish my book after that. I read for about 1 hour, then I stopped. Then I went up to the lodge with my sister and we played a game of pool. I won. After that, we went back down to the cabin, and that is when I noticed that my other aunt, uncle and cousin had arrived. I gave them all huge hugs, because I rarely see them (They live in Illionios). Then we went fishing again. We fished from about 2:00- 5:30 PM. We caught a lot of fish that day, but we didn't eat fish that night. Instead, we had potatoes and hot dogs. Then we went up to the lodge and went on our computers. The lodge is the only place up there that you can get internet. Then, we went in the hot tub. After that, we played a game of pool and went to our cabin and bunkhouse to go to sleep. When we went to sleep, we put in a movie. I couldn't watch all of it because I was very tired and fell asleep right away.

Hayward, WI 2011: Day 1

My whole family went to Hayward, WI last week. I also skipped Thursday and Friday of school. Before we left, we had to pack. It didn't take us very long. We didn't get to sleep in either because we left early. It is about a 5 hour drive. We had to get our stuff all packed into the car, so we woke up around 6- 6:30 AM. One of my sisters went with my uncle. My other sister went with my grandparents and I went with my parents. We also brought one of our dogs, Izzy. I slept some of the way, because there isn't that much to do. Another thing I did was read. We got there around noon. The first thing we did when we got there was unpack. We had a bunkhouse and a cabin. My parents and my grandparents slept in the bedrooms at the cabin. One of my sisters slept on the couch in the cabin. My uncle, cousins, my other sister, and I slept in the bunkhouse. The bunkhouse has two bunkbeds. I got a bottom bunk and so did my uncle. One of my cousins was on the floor (because he didn't like the top bunk) and my sister slept on the other top bunk. Another thing we did that day was go fishing. We went fishing from 3:00-6:30. We caught some fish, but not a lot. After that, we went back to our cabin and ate supper. While we were eating supper, we watched a movie. After that movie, we headed up to the lodge to play pool, air hockey, and pingpong. When we were done we headed to the bunkhouse to sleep.


Last week was homecoming week. We had to do something for each day. On Monday we had to wear a shirt for which team was our favorite. I wore an Iowa Hawkeye shirt. Most of the people in 7th grade did. On Tuesday, was 80's day/Neon day. Most girls dressed up for it, but many of the boys didn't. Only one boy in our class did something on 80's day. He wore a fake afro. On Wednesday, we had to dress up as nerds. Many people outdid themselves for this. I just wore some 3-D glasses with the lenses popped out and it had tape around it. My cousin, Austin, wore a blue plaid shirt with pens and pencils in the pocket and had his 3-D glasses. He also talked like a nerd and I think he was the best nerd. I also told him that he didn't need to dress-up. I only said that because he's my cousin! Thursday was dress-up day. Again, most of the girls dressed up and some of the boys didn't participate. Friday was of course, spirit day. Everyone dressed up in South Winneshiek clothes. While we were outside, the student council people brought red and white hair spray and most people colored their hair. Madelyn Monroe brought facepaint and she put it on some peoples faces. She also wrote dork on Mr. Johnson's forehead. Also, while we were in Mr. Johnson's class, we helped decorate his room and the hallways. We put many red, white, and gray streamers around his room and in the hall. At the end of the day, we were in science and most people took pictures on photo booth. There are a lot of photos that we took. Also, everyday of the week, Mr. Johsnon would take everybody who participated in that activity, and took a picture of the whole middle school and the separate classes. He posted them on the school website.

Hayward, WI

Every year since I was three, my family would go to Hayward, WI. We go up there because my dad's work owns a place up there called Gemoben. It is a lake-side resort. We usually stay up there to 3-5 days. It takes us 5 ½ to 6 hours to get there. We usually go there in the summer and in the fall. We are going again in October, this may be our last time because my dad also works at the Decorah postoffice and he is next in line to becoming full time. The only reason he hasn't quit yet is because he need more training until he can go to first shift.
Nothing bad usually happens while we are in Gemoben, but one time something did. We were out fishing for a while and we were coming back. We were with my mom's family. And my granda was sitting in the very front of the boat, which had no railing. Then in the middle of the of the boat was my aunt, uncle, cousin, and grandma. My dad was driving the boat and my mom, sisters, and I were in the back. Then my sister, Olivia, walks to the front of the boat and all of a sudden we hear a weird noise coming from the back of the boat and then the front starts sinking. My grandpa starts yelling and my dad is yelling, “Everybody to the back of the boat!” So everyone but my aunt and uncle go to the back so they could help my grandpa. After we pulled in my grandpa, everybody starts laughing. My grandpa is kind of mad but he gets over it and starts laughing also. Everybody was fine, but we lost a chair.