Friday, 19 June 2015

What is that!!!!

It's called a Madagascar hissing cockroach. They are an exotic pet that you can legally own. They cost from $0.25-$3.00.
That one is called a tarantula. They normally sell for about $15.00.
This one has been named the Emporer Scorpion. They are sold for a cheap price of $20.00. 
These and more animals are commonly classified as "Exotic Animals". 
The question is, should people be allowed to keep them?
Personally, I believe that they should be allowed to as long as: 
  • The person has all of the equipment for the animal
  • They live in a proper environment
  • They know as much as they can about the animal
And all of the other stuff that any animal owner needs to know. 

Here are some others:

Bearded Dragon- $100.00
Sugar Glider- $200.00

Hedgehog- $300.00

Skunk- $500.00

Capybara- $600.00

Fennec fox- $1,500

Kinkajou- $2,000
Serval- $2,500
Wallaby- $3,000
(NOT a kangaroo.)
Squirrel monkey- $8,000 (for babies)

Those are just a few. There are a lot more that you can get. Check out this site for more.

Parents vs. Privacy?

Are parents invading their kids privacy when they post pictures and videos of them on social media?

To me, it would depend on the picture/video.

If there was a video of me at something like the school talent show, that might be fine.
If my mother somehow got a video of me singing, that would be a problem.

I think that the parent should at least ask the child if they could post the picture/video on social media. Unless not posting it would harm one of the two parties.

For the second one, let's give a scenario. Jen's mom found a video of Jen saying that she was really depressed because of bullies, and school, and stuff like that. I won't go into too much detail, but Jen's mom found it a big deal. She didn't want anything to happen to Jen. So, she posted it on Facebook.

Jen's mom didn't ask Jen if it was okay, but she thought that Jen needed help. If Jen's mom had asked, Jen would most definitely said "no". But, because she didn't, and she followed her gut, Jen got the help she needed.

That is, in my mind, one of the few cases in which it would be okay to post something of your kids on social media.

But, that's just parents. What about friends or siblings who do some of the same things?

That's just a thought. I'll probably be making a post about it soon, though.

Does the High School matter?

Our teacher gave us a list of topics to blog about, and I felt that this one was the one I could relate the most to.

How much does it matter to me which high school I attend?

I think it matters, but not a whole lot.

This is my reasoning:

  • I like the high school that I am going to, because I am familiar with the layout. I know my way around. 
  • I do not want to go to a public school, for reasons that I am not really sure of myself. 
  • I want to go to a school that is easy to get to from my house. 
  • I want to go to an English speaking high school. 
    • Earlier in the year, I had wanted to go to a french high school, so that I could become more fluent in the french language. That idea was washed away because I felt that it was going to be quite difficult. Instead, I am going to take 4 years of french at an English speaking high school. 
  • I would prefer to go to a high school where there is a good reputation. 
  • I like the fact that I already know most of the teachers. 
  • I know lots of people, and they weren't in my grade 8 class.
These are the main reasons why I like the high school that I am going to. Why it matters to me. 

If there was another school with all or most of these, I might consider going there too. 

Friday, 12 June 2015

~Julie D

Okay, I've decided that since no one will EVER be commenting on my blog, that I am just going to go ahead and make some decisions.

  1. If you are reading this, and you've read it more than once, PLEASE TELL ME WHY YOU ARE NOT COMMENTING. I AM GOING CRAZY HERE. 
  2. I will be using the 1st signature for the end of each blog. I've decided I don't like the 2nd one. 
  3. I will not be asking for your opinion anymore. If you want to share something, please just do it. I'm getting tired of asking and getting no response. 
That's really it. 

Thursday, 11 June 2015

~Julie D

I think I may have a picture to use.

But, I also have a different one too.

Let's put it to a vote!!

Which one do you like better?

#1, or #2?

Leave a comment telling me your vote!!

Smartphone, or Smart- NO!

Do you think that kids in elementary and high schools should be allowed to use their phones in the classroom??

I have mixed feelings about this topic, and I am going to talk about the points for both sides.

Red is for, and Blue is against.

  1. We can use apps such as the calculator, notes, reminders, and the internet browser for school related purposes. 
  2. We might use apps that we don't need during class that might distract us, such as messenger, and social media apps (Instagram, Snap chat, Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, etc.). 
  3. It is tidy and organized, and all there. 
  4. We could lose/forget our phones. 
There are a heck of a lot more reasons, but I'll juts stick with these for now. 

If you have any opinions, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT.

~Julie D

Boys and girls in the same class, or not?

Do you think that boys and girls should be in different classes, or even schools?

I don't, but that's just me.

Here is my reasoning:

  • If we were constantly separated, we would never learn to be fully comfortable around people of the opposite gender. 
  • We would try harder and harder to be with them, and we would do it secretly.
These are just two of the reasons. Yes, when learning about certain things, the class should be separated, and that would make it a lot easier, but that's not the point. 

This isn't going to be one big shpeal, but I do want to make my point and get it out there. 

If you have any views or opinions on this, PLEASE COMMENT. 

~Julie D

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

~Julie D

As of now, I will be adding a "signature" at the end of every post. Until I can work it all out with a picture, I will be typing it.

~Julie D

Textbooks Or Chromebooks?

That is the question. But what is the answer?

Do you think that our school's textbooks should be replaced by Chromebooks?

Some people strongly believe that textbooks are the way to go, whereas others believe that Chromebooks are the better choice.

I, personally, don't believe that either side is right. I think that there is a valid argument for both. Chromebooks keep us organized, but they also keep us relying on electronics. Textbooks require less at home, but they are not as fast.

Chromebooks let us have the whole world at our fingertips. Textbooks give us only the relevant information.

Chromebooks allow you to do multiple things at the same time. Textbooks don't require an internet connection.

I guess that schools should use both, like we do.

There is good and bad to both, but I still want you to leave a comment telling your side!!

Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The WOMEN's world cup?

As most of you know, the women's world cup is happening right now. There a lot of things in the news about this Hope Solo, but I'm not going to talk about her. I'm going to talk about the Women's World Cup.

That is my problem with sports. There is the NBA, and there is the WNBA. There is the NFL and the WAFL. (National Football League and Women's American Football League.) Like women aren't good enough to be included with men. The general sport is men... And then there are women.

Why can't the two just play on one team?

The only sport I've ever seen where people of opposite genders play together is badminton. There is girl's singles, boy's singles, girl's doubles, boy's doubles, and mixed doubles.

And that is only 1/5, which is okay-ish.

Any other sport, boys and girls (depending on who's playing) have to stay on the sides.

Please leave a comment telling me how you feel about this!!

Monday, 8 June 2015

I'm mad.

I am getting really mad. I have 36 posts, 690 page views, and 0 comments. The whole point of this was to get your input, but so far, nothing is happening.

If you have any opinions on ANYTHING, anything at all, PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT. DO IT FOR THE  UNITATO.