Thursday, March 8, 2012
Why does school have to start at 8:30? Don't the teachers say that we have to get a good nights sleep? I think that school should start around 10, because then, everyone should be well rested, and we could be more awake. It could go from 10-3. That sounds good. I think that it would possibly help kids pay more attention in class. Also, you teachers could sleep in as well. I am sure you teachers would like to sleep in just like the rest of us kids. Some teachers can be cranky sometimes, but who doesn't, everyone is cranky sometimes. I am not really a morning person. Another good reason to start school later is that way, we don't have to worry about waking up early, or oversleeping, because then, we have more time. Another thing, say you forgot to do some homework, you could finish that in time before you go to school. Or, if you forgot to charge you computer, you could charge it in the morning , and when it is time for school, it could be charged and all ready to go. Another thing about school, I already mentioned this earlier, but could you guys really work out a homework schedule or something. That would be great. Maybe you could do that on the computer, because then, if you accidentally forgot it, you wouldn't have to worry about it because it would be on the computer. Then you couldn't blame anyone for forgetting it. I think it would help a lot of people if you guys did that. Also, I think ,that even though I don't really like writing these, it does help me more with my writing skills.
Posted by McGee at 8:03 PM
I really don't know why I am shy. I just blush whenever I meet someone new, or have to go up in front of the class. I think I do this because I am afraid of messing up in front of everyone. I also think that if I do mess up, everyone will talk about it for a very long time. Just to let you know, I don't think that I can act, so sorry if I am a bad actor. I think you have seen me whenever I have spoken to a lot of people, or if you call on my name. My face gets really red, and then I get a loss of breath. Also, when I am done, I am so relieved. My relief is like when someone had to go to the bathroom really, really bad and then thye finally get to one and can go. That's like that relief I feel when I am not called on, or if I don't have to talk that day. Also, my hands shake really bad. I don't really know why I am shy. When I am with my friends, I am fine. I think that is because we all make mistakes, and laugh about them, but that is basically the same thing if I would do that in front of the class. It is just natural to get nervous and blush. I mean, we all make mistakes, so it shouldn't really make me nervous to do anything in front of my class. I hope that I can somedat get over my talking problem, because I have to talk it I want to get a job. Eventually that day will come.
Well, everybody says I should go out for track, but I don't know. I do, but I don't. I don't really like running, but it would get me in shape. Also, I don't have to run, I could do shot put or long jump, or something. I have basically tried everything else, except cross country because I was in volleyball. There are many girls in our class that would be good in track, but I don't think that I would be one of them. If I went out for track, I would probably be one of the worst on the team. There would probably be a lot more people from different schools that would be better than me. Everyone has been saying that I should go out for it, but again I am not really sure about it. I don't really like running, but if someone was chasing me, I would run for, like, ever, or as long as it would take to get them from stop chasing me. I am not sure about jumping though, I haven't really tried to jump far. I rarely jump. Wouldn't it be weird if someone jumped everywhere they went? I think that it would. I don't know about shot put either. I might try it for this year and if I like it I will go out next year. I think I have tried every sport that I could this year except cross country. The sport that I liked the most was volleyball. The sport that I liked the least was basketball. I thought I was really bad, but my friends said that I was good. I disagree completely.
I was so excited that I was getting highlights today. They are a blondish, carmel color. I didn't really know what to expect because this is my first time I got highlights. I think that they turned out really good, and I really like them. I was very nervous. I took before and after pictures. I got my highlights at 5:30. Madelyn's mom did my hair. It didn't cost my mom anything because it was my birthday present from Madelyn. If you don't know, my birthday is on March 24th. I will be a teenager this year! I can't wait. There is something weird about my sister's and my birthday. Mine is on March 24th, and hers is on March 27th. That means that Olivia and I are the same age for three days. I like that because then I am also the oldest, and not the middle child. She hates it because she is the same age as me. Well, back to me getting highlights. At first it was weird, because she put tinfoil in my hair, then used a brush with the color on it. After a while though, I got used to it. Right after she put the tinfoil in, I had to go under one of her hair dryers. I was under that for about, 9 minutes. Right after that, she took the tinfoil out and washed my hair. I don't know why, but for some reason it feels good to have someone else wash your hair. After she did that, she gave my hair a trim. Then she dried my hair. After she dried my hair, she straightened it, then I was done.
I understand that the teachers are supposed to give us homework, but I think that you guys should discuss when you are going to give it. What I am saying is, that I feel like all of the teachers give u homework on the same day. Then the next day, there is no homework. The teachers should plan out when they give us homework so that we don't get stressed out about it. I dislike it when I have so much homework to do for almost every single class. It's terrible because then if we want to hang out with friends, we can't, or if we have to go to a family thing, then it just stresses me out even more. Also, I have to take a lot of things home in my backpack, and it hurts my shoulders, even though I don't have to walk that far. Plus the weight of our computers and if we have to take our instruments home, our instruments. I am relieved when I finally get home and get to take my bag off of my shoulders. I know that homework is important. It helps us learn more about things that we don't know and will make us smarter. All I am asking is for you teachers to work out something that will even out the homework, if you have to assign anything. I am sure I am not the only one who thinks that our backpacks are heavy when we have a lot of homework. Another thing is that, if we don't have a lot of homework, we can feel less stressed and if we won't have to stay up late at night, or wake up early in the morning.
Posted by McGee at 8:01 PM
Even though I have to go to conformation every Sunday in the morning. It starts at 8:15. I wish that it would be on Wednesdays because then we don't have to get up so early every morning. Our pastor usually gives us a bunch of papers to do. I don't know why, but I always wait until Saturday to do it. I know I shouldn't, but I do. I guess I am a good procrastinator, because I am also finishing these blogs right now. I really need to get out of that habit. Anyways, the conformation group is made up of the students in 7th and 8th grade. We have to take it for two years. Another thing that we have to do is take sermon notes. We have to have two sermon notes each month. If you are wondering what it is, it is this. We have to take notes on the sermon that our pastor does in church. The sermons are very long. It is lent now and we have to have four sermon notes. I don't like that, even though I should be going to church every Sunday. Okay, back to conformation. It is supposed to only last an hour, but sometimes it last an hour and a half or even two hours. My parents don't like that. I have learned many things in conformation, but sometimes it seems like forever until he finally lets us out of his class. After I am done with conformation, I usually walk to my grandmas house, which is about one block away from the church. I usually stay there until my parents come to pick me up, or take me back to go to church.
My name is Hannah Marie McGee. I have brown hair and brown eyes. I also have braces and contacts. I wear make up. Everybody says that they wish they could have my eyes, because they really like them, but sometimes, I wish my eyes were blue. I am just like any other 12 year old. My birthday is coming up soon. It is on March 24th. I can't wait for my birthday, because I will finally be a teenager. I bet my parents can't wait to have two teenagers in the house. If you didn't realize before, the last sentence was sarcasm. I have a cellphone and an Ipod. Some people know what they want to be someday, or what their family is going to be like. I have absolutely no clue what I am going to be or who and when I will get married and have kids. Sometimes, I feel like I have to try extra hard to get my parents or friends to notice me. It gets kind of old, so sometimes I just stay quiet and go off and do my own thing. I feel like I am left out of my family sometimes, because they pay more attention to my other sisters than they do me. I wonder why that is. They only notice me if I do something very good, or if I do something very bad. Sometimes they yell at me for something I didn't even do, and I hate it. So, I just usually go to my room and listen to music after that. Another thing that I don't like is when my sisters just come into my room, and then they ask me random questions and it gets annoying sometimes. I don't really get any privacy in my house.
To me, there is always some kind of tension between my friends. One day, they seem like they don't like each other and ignore each other. Then the next day, they act like best friends and nothing ever happened. It is confusing. It is also hard, because when they do get mad at each other, they expect us to choose sides. How can you choose sides between two of your friends? So, I don't usually pick sides with them. One time, I got into a big fight with one of my best friends, and now, we only speak sometimes. It is hard, knowing that you guys used to be close, and now not so much. It is hard trying to forget everything that you guys did together. It's not like you can just forget everything that you did for them and they did for you. Another thing that is hard to do is forgive them for what they did. I forgave her, but I still can't trust her with some things. Then she gets mad at me for not telling her, and we get into a fight all over again. I wish she never did what she did to me, even though it isn't totally her fault for everything. I hate how she makes up lies about me, and then she goes around telling my other friends. Then they all come to me and asked me if I actually had done whatever she said, and they were all lies. Then she wonders why I get mad at her and I'm like, hello, it is kind of obvious what you did to me. Right now it is all good, but I'm afraid that something else will come up and then we will get into another fight.
Posted by McGee at 7:59 PM
Do you know what I hate the most? Do you want to know? I don't really care if you do or don't because I am going to tell you anyways. My biggest fear is to be trapped in an elevator with a clown. I don't know why, but I just really hate clowns. They scare me. I think I have watched to many scary movies with clowns in them. Do you hate clowns? I think that clowns freak a lot of people out. Especially me. I really hate their masks, or make up. They look so unusual, odd, and weird. My sister once told me a freaky story. It was this. She said ,“Once, there was this girl and she went to go babysitting. The parents went out. The babysitter made the two children supper and then the kids wanted to play a game. So she went into the attic and when she did, she saw this weird clown statue, so she quickly left. She called the parents and told them how it freaked them out. The parents told the babysitter that they didn't have a clown statue and she told her to get the kids and her out of the house as quickly as possible. They said they were on there way. The cops were there when the parents arrived and they found that the babysitter and the kids were killed by the clown. The clown ended up being someone who had a mental illness.” Isn't that creepy? Ugh. I just really hate clowns. Maybe if they were in happy storied I would like them better. I really, really hate their smile, that is the creepiest thing about them.
Posted by McGee at 7:58 PM
Yes, I again managed to lose something that cost a lot of money. It is a good thing I found it because my mother would have been really mad at me if I didn't find it. I got my Ipod as a Christmas present. On the day I lost my Ipod, it was a Saturday. I took it babysitting with me. I went babysitting with my friend, Madelyn. We had a good time, and we both fell asleep. I remembered bringing my Ipod to Madelyn's house after we were done babysitting. Another thing that I remember is playing on it at her house. I also stayed overnight at her house. After that, the next morning, we went to conformation. I went home and I was going to go play it, but then, I couldn't find it. I started panicking and thinking, not again. I told myself to go look for it so I did. My room was a mess after I looked around for it. Then I looked around the house and I couldn't find it. Then I remembered the last time that I had my Ipod, which was at Madelyn's house. I went over there to see if she had it, but they weren't home, so I went home. The next day, we had school, and I didn't really look for it that much anymore. I went over to Madelyn's house and searched in her room, but I couldn't find it. I was giving up, so I went back home. Then, the other day, I went to her house and sat in her chair. I was looking for the remote and put my hands in the sides. I felt something, so I picked ip up and wouldn't you know, it was my Ipod. I was so glad to see it, and it was dead. I am glad that I found my Ipod. My Ipod was lost for a week.
Have you ever lost anything for a month? Well I have. The only good thing is that I found it again. I lost my cellphone. I lost it for a month. Which is very weird. I think that I lost it sometime at the beginning of January. I was coming home from the boys basketball practice. We were running home just for the heck of it. I was with Olivia, Madelyn, and Emily. When I got home, I reached into my pocket for my phone, and I realized that it wasn't there. I started panicking. I asked them if they had it and they said no. So, we ran back up to the school and looked, but we still didn't find it. It was dark outside and I was really sad. Also, it started snowing, just my luck. In the morning, the ground was covered in snow, and I realized that if it was on the ground, I wouldn't work anymore. So I was really sad that I lost my phone. The only good thing was that I had my Ipod. So, I got a texting app on that and I was texting on that. After the snow melted, we were walking to school one day and all of a sudden, Christina sees something unusual. She picks it up and it was my phone. It still worked, but it was dead. The only thing that was damaged was my camera. Everything looks yellow. I am still glad that I have it though, because if I didn't, then I would have had to buy another phone. Which would have been really bad. I am so glad that Christina found my phone.
There are many difficult decisions that we have to make in our lifetime. One choice that you make could affect you life entirely. You could choose the wrong choice or you could choose the right choice. You have no idea what it could do to you. All that you can do, is believe that the decision you chose was the right one. There is absolutely no turning back after you made that decision. Even though you are a teacher and you are probably wondering, how do they have hard decisions, they are just kids. Even though we are kids, we still have hard decisions to make. Some of them could be involved with your parents. Some could be about having to deal with your friends. And others, could be about how you treat yourself. You can do many bad things to yourself, but you can also choose to do something good to yourself. You can eat right and exercise daily. You don't want to do the bad things to yourself. Whatever you do to yourself, can hurt you, a lot more than you realize. Also, with your friends, you can do bad things to them. You could gossip, have fights, or hurt them in some way. Do not do that. That can ruin your friendship. And with your family, don't choose to fight with them over something really stupid, like whether or not to do the dishes. Don't talk back to them, just listen to them and do what you are told. I have a friend, that talks back to her mom all of the time and they get in a bunch of arguments. I hope that that doesn't happen to anyone else.
This year we had science fair. Science fair was on February 28th, 2012. You may think that this is the last day of February, but you are wrong. It is a leap year this year and we add one extra day to the calendar. Anyways, for science fair, we all had to pick something to do and figure out things about it. We could also have partners. My partner was Jaden Severson. We decided to do, “Which Colo Of Text Will Be Remembered Easier?” We thought that red would be the easiest because it stands out more than the other colors we were doing. So, Jaden and I tested 3rd grade and 8th grade. We tested thirteen males and fourteen females. We also got our board ready. For our board, we did our letters in blue. Another thing that we did was out the outline of the letter at the beginning of each of our words. For example, we just used the w outline instead of the actual letter w. Another thing that we did was cut the outside of the paper we were using with a special scissors that made the edges squiggly. Then we glued our information on it. Jaden and I also had to write a journal and a research paper. I think that the hardest thing we had to do was sort out all of our data and put it into graphs. It was so hard because we had a lot of data to sort out, and then we also had to put all of that information onto graphs. What we found out was that girls could read red better and boys could read green better. We also found out that blue was the hardest to read for both males and females.
I got braces last year in 2011. At first I was excited to get them, but after I got them, I disliked them very much. They hurt my mouth during the first week after I got them. Sometimes, they caused me to get major headaches. You also have to make sure that you floss, otherwise your braces get a bunch of food left in them and that can build up plaque.The fun part about braces is that you get to pick your own color that you want. You can choose to get one or two colors, but for some reason, they only let me choose one color. I don't like that at all. Another thing about braces is that you have to wear rubber bands. I don't like them either, but I have to wear them so I can get my teeth in line. When I first got them, they hurt a little bit because they were moving my teeth forward. I am used to them now. Another part that I dislike is when they change the wire. It just makes my teeth hurt all over again, and sometimes I have to take medicine to keep my teeth from hurting. They are also very sensitive after they change the wire. Even though I dislike braces more than I like them, I have to say that they have done a good job at moving my teeth to the correct alignment. Before I got my braces, I had a very, very bad overbite, or so I thought. My bottom teeth are actually to far back. I am glad that I have braces and that they make my teeth straighter, because I think that a lot of people want to have a good smile when they are older.
I went to my sister's basketball game on Saturday. They lost, but I don't remember what the score was. During the game, we got a call that my aunt, Amy, had her baby. It was a boy and they named him Emmett Randall Buddenberg. We weighed 8 pounds exactly and was 21 inches long. You know what's weird about the day he was born? He was born on my dad's birthday, February 11th. Isn't that strange? I think that it is. She had a C-section with him. I also went to Jaden's house after my sister's game. I ate at her house and then my parents came and picked me up to go and see the baby. They baby was very cute and he has brown hair and blue eyes. Everyone was making jokes about how the baby had more hair than my uncle, Josh. He also had this little football hat that we put on him. His skin was also very, very soft. My aunt was very sore. It took her a long time just to get off up of her bed. Another thing that we did that day was go to Madelyn's dad's graduation party. He just graduated from college. We didn't stay that long. All we did really was talk a little bit and eat. The cake that they had was fantastic. It was so delicious. After that, we went home. I was very tired, but I still didn't go to bed because I had to finish my confirmation. So after that I watched some TV and I also went on my computer. I also watched Saturday Night Live and fell asleep watching that.