Today is Easter Sunday, and today is a day where families gather, have an “Easter Lunch or Dinner”, share gifts (chocolate) and more importantly, celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.
Easter has become such a big thing, all around the world. Even in countries that don’t have a majority of Christians. In 2012, commercialism is something that is just a “fact of life” nowadays. And this is what has happened with Easter. You might ask to yourself when you are eating all those easter bunnies, “What does an Easter egg have to do with the fact that Jesus died for us then rose again?” What does it symbolise?
Anyways, in my family Easter is a day where the whole family gets together, eats a lot of food, and gives one another chocolate. Usually we celebrate with one part of the family on Easter Sunday, then on Easter Monday we go to the other side. Easter is a lot of fun in my family, and we all have fun catching up with everyone who we might not have seen in a while. I know my pantry is already full with chocolate, and I still have more to go!
So even if you don’t believe in the Jesus aspect of easter, I hope you all have a great day filled with fun and enjoyment.
So for this week of the Student Blogging Challenge the theme is “My Place”. I was really excited about this task because it was about you, and where you are in the world.
One of the things we had to do was make a new avatar. As I had already made one, I had decided to make a new one with a different type of avatar maker. I decided to look up avatar makers, and found Manga avatar. It creates you a manga head and I was able to make it look like me.
As I am starting Year 7 this year, my new school provides personal laptops for every student. We get them in Year Seven, then again in Year 10. I was lucky to get a Macbook Pro, and it is the first Macbook I have had. When I first got it, I had to transfer all my files over from my old laptop, which was a fairly easy process. After that was my printer and internet. Once I had done that, I was able to play around with the look of my laptop, so the desktop background, and the files. Once I had finished it, it was all done!
One of the things I really like about my new laptop is the fact that the battery power lasts for ages. I charge it at night when I go to sleep, and then I can use it all day without charging it, which I think is great!
I also like the fact that my laptop is very light and slim, so I don’t have to take a huge bulky case to school each day. Instead, all I need is a skin, and it is protected, but not as heavy as bricks.
My laptop also has a lot of fun features, like Garage Band, where you can make music, and photo-booth, where you can take pictures with lots of effects. I think that the presentation tools like Pages, Keynote and Numbers are really useful too.
That’s pretty much all about my new Mac! I hope you enjoyed reading my thoughts.
As I said in my GoAnimate, well Barack Obama, I am very happy that I have reached 2000 hits on my blog, and it wouldn’t have been successful without you. Also I would just like to say thankyou to Jenna. If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t have had a blog. She was the one who recommended me to Mrs. N, so thanks Jenna! Heres the link to her blog- Jenna’s Blog
Stay Posted, and keep on looking so we can get to 3000!
Did you know that almost half the world – that’s three billion people – live on less than $2.50 a day?
Poverty is a current global issue, and places like many African countries, India, and some Asian countries are going through deep poverty. Before I go deeper into this issue, let’s see a definition of poverty.
1. the state or condition of having little or no money, goods, or means of support; condition of being poor. Synonyms: privation, neediness, destitution, indigence, pauperism, penury. Antonyms: riches, wealth, plenty.
2. deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.: poverty of the soil. Synonyms: thinness, poorness, insufficiency.
You can also donate to websites like World Vision Australia, the Red Cross foundation, buy merchandise from the ‘Make Poverty History’ website (you’ve probably seen the white wrist bands somewhere) and many more.
What does my school do?
My school (Clairvaux Catholic School) is paired up with the Cotton on Foundation to support Mannya, Uganda a country in Africa. My school runs a fundraiser every year, called the lapathon. We run laps around the oval, and the community can donate money per lap, or a basic amount. It is basically a sponsor. Then this money goes to my school’s sister school in Mannya, and the parish. You can find out more here. You can also read our school blog posts Mannya and From Mannya to Clairvaux.
Watch this short video I made about poverty.
Poverty on PhotoPeach
What do you do to support poverty? Leave a comment below.
Hi, I’m Gemma, and this is my first Blog. I have been working towards getting my own blog for about two months at my school, through what is called a blog licence. I had to complete many tasks, and now FINALLY, I got it! I’m very proud to have earned it and I can’t wait to show you my digital life. Here’s a few things I enjoy:
Singing – I love it and enjoy performing to others,
Writing – I especially enjoy writing songs! I entered a story in a competion once and it got in a big book with all different student stories.
Reading – If a good book comes out, I’m the first one to read it,
Hanging out with friends and family – I’m a sociable person,
Cooking – I’m not the best at it but I do love food!
Pets – I love my two cats and one dog.
So that’s me! (One of the songs I wrote is called ‘That’s Me’, as you can see in the ‘My Songs’ page.) I hope you can relate to me and incase you wanted to know, like a lot of my friends I love the TV show ‘Glee’ and I am always always non – stop talking about ‘Glee’. Expect some Glee related posts!
In my blog I will be talking about many things that I enjoy, events that happen in my life, and some school life too.