Wednesday, May 26, 2010

My Last Post :(

At the beginning of grade 8, I was exited to see all of my friends. One thing I wasn't too pumped about though was the actual subjects. Geography, science, math, music. But ever since grade 5, there is one subject that I kind of enjoyed. English. When I heard that we were going to be writing blogs in English, I was exited.

Since the beginning of the year I have now written about 20 blog posts, and have actually enjoyed writing them. I think having your students write blogs about different topics they enjoy writing about is a great idea. Rather then having to listen to a teacher inform you about a topic you have absolutely no interest in, you get to express your feeling about something you like. Also, I think that having the freedom to blog about anything in the world allows you to be more creative and can result in a better grade.

If you disagree and think that the teacher or students should have a say in what you write about, you can have two students and your teacher think up blog topics and share them with everyone. Then you can have the choice to choose one of those topics or write about something you think is more interesting.

Overall, I think blogging is a great modern way of expressing how you feel thorugh creative writing and is a great form of teaching.


I commented on Alex's newest post.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


When I was young, my dad enrolled me in many sports. Hockey, football soccer. I thought they were alright except for hockey, because I couldn't skate. One day, I asked my dad if he could put me on a basketball team, because basketball looked like a fun sport. He thought about it and after I begged him for a few days he said yes. When I got to my first practice, I didn't like it because all we did was run. All I had seen in basketball was dribbling and shooting, so that's what I wanted to do. When I went home I asked to quit, but my dad said I couldn't because I was committed to the team. Luckily, when I arrived to the next practice that is exactly what we did, and ever since them basketball has been my favorite sport.

I have been playing basketball since I was about 6 and I can't get enough of it. I don't think I have gone a week without playing basketball since I was 6 either. I have played on about 15 different teams and have attended around 9 different basketball camps. Throughout the years my goals have to just have fun and become a great basketball player and so far I'm achieving my goals. Also, throughout my basketball life I have achieved many things such as being asked to play on high level teams, winning many competitions and prizes, winning medals and being MVP. I am proud of my achievements and plan on getting many more throughout my basketball career.

The reason I like basketball so much is because it is such a fast pace sport. Unlike hockey or soccer, where there is a goal every 20 minutes there is a basket about every minute. Also, there are many different ways of scoring such as dunking, shooting from close up, lay-ups, 3 pointers and free throws. In games that is what keeps me interested and having fun.

To conclude basketball is a great game and my favorite sport and it always will be my favorite sport!

I commented on Cassie's newest post

My Summer

School is almost over and summer is aproaching. The school year has gone by really fast and all we have left is 3 exams and a school trip. To me this is a good thing because summer is the best time of the year.

My summer starts right after the grade 8 tirp with my class. First, Harley's family and I head to Darian Lake for a week. It's an amusement park/camp site. Right after, My frind and I go up to my cottage to chill with my best bud Cassie for another week. There, we get to go tubing on Cassie's boat. Next, Harley and I go on another trip to the maritimes with my family. When we're there we do all sorts of things like zip lining, go to magnetic hill and other fun stuff. Once I'm back from there I have 2 weeks at my cottage with my friends and then I'm off to Olympia Basketball Camp in Muskoka, for 1 week. When I'm there I get to hang out with my friends and play inetense basketball at the same time.

For the last few weeks of summer I go to another camp in Muskoka called Tawingo with Harley. I get to spend 2 weeks there. I have been going to the camp for 3 years and I really like it. Afterwards to end off the summer, Harley and I go to Florida with his family for 1 week. When we're there we get to go to Universal Studios. Then it's back to boring old Guelph for school.

In my opinion this is one of the best summers a guy could have, and I am really exited to start summer!

I commented on Harley's newest blog

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


There are 3 sports to choose from in third term at sjk if you are a guy. Rugby, badminton and track and field. Every single year I have chosen track because I always dislike badminton and I thought I would get murdered in rugby. This year I decided to go out on a limb and play rugby because all of my friends were and it sounded like fun. Now, after playing a month and a bit of rugby, I have realized that I was making a mistake all of those other years at sjk.

One of the main reasons I chose rugby is because I have done track in third term every single year and I decided that I wanted to learn a new sport, and rugby sounded interesting. Most of my friends were joining too, so I thought that it would be even more fun. The first practice I was a bit nervous because I had never played before and everyone else had. I caught on quickly though, and after a few practices rugby became one of my favorite sports to play. We have our first game tomorrow and I am more excited to play it then I have been for every other sport.

I may have only played this sport for a month and a bit, but already I like it more then most of the other sports I have played. If someone were wondering what sport they should do in third term, I would say rugby because you can learn something new and have fun doing it. Track and field can be fun sometimes, but it is no comparison to rugby. Badminton also cannot be compared.

so, next time you are trying to figure out what sport to do for third term, or just any sport to play outside of school, I recommend you try out rugby.

I commented on Evan's blog

Friday, April 30, 2010

The King of Pop

On August 29th, 1958 Michael Jackson a.k.a. the king of pop was born. Not on March 1st 1994. Justin Bieber's birthday.

Michael Jackson was the 7th of nine children to be born. He started his musical career at the age of 5. When he was very young, he joined and led a family group called the Jackson 5. In 1968 the Jackson 5 were discovered. It may seem like he just joined a family band and they got discovered and everything was all perfect, but it wasn't. As a kid, Michael's dad beat him. Also, he didn't have much of a life as a kid because Michael was busy practicing in his studio 24/7. After a few more years of number 1 hits, Michael's career grew. He became a solo artist and had recorded many, many more albums.

When Justin Bieber was younger, he lived an average life. One day he had a singing competition and come of his relatives couldn't make it. Since he still wanted them to see him sing, he posted a few videos of him singing on Youtube. Later, usher saw his videos and thought that Justin had a lot of potential. He eventually made Justin famous and he has recorded 2 albums.

After reading those 2 paragraphs, who do you think is the king of pop. Michael Jackson, the best pop singer ever to live who has recorded a total of 16 albums before the age that Justin Bieber is now and a grand total of 26 albums. He also one a record of 8 grammy's in one night! Or do you think it is a 16 year old boy who has 3 number one hits and 2 albums?

I commented on Harley's post

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Everyday before school we wake up and put on our uniform. It's the same thing everyday. Having to wear the same thing everyday can get pretty bad. Eventually you start to think, "Why do I have to wear a uniform?" Here is my opinion on uniforms.

Firstly, the uniforms are very uncomfortable. I would be fine if I only had to wear it for a few hours, but having to wear it 5 days a week is just too much. I think more people would be fine with uniforms if they were a bit more comfortable. Also, having to wear your shirt tucked in, your tie as high as it can go, and all of our top buttons done up makes it even more uncomfortable. If your shirt comes untucked at anytime throughout the day, you get in trouble for it. I think that is unfair because it is bound to happen eventually and you shouldn't get in trouble for something like that. If you have to wear a uniform, you should get to wear it how you want to.

Lastly, I was always taught to dress how you want, and not follow what others do. Also, to be your own person and express it however you want. Well, a lot of people express their feelings through clothes. Having to wear a uniform exactly how they want you to wear it is unfair. They completely contradict themselves, because they say to dress how you want and not listen to what others have to say. then they go and make us wear what they want, how they want.

I personally don't think schools should make kids wear uniforms. This makes everyone the same and no one can express their feelings.

Brendan (I commented on Evan's blog)

Wednesday, April 7, 2010


Every Friday after 4th period everyone grabs there sweaters and blazers and heads off to the chapel. For some people it's one of the best parts of the day, but for most people it is a waste of time.

Instead of evensong being a break off of school, you have to go sit in an overheated chapel and listen to things that you don't find interesting at all. I would much rather have classes. I find in evensong, that when I do try to pay attention we seem to go over the same topic over and over again. Plus, we already spend 1 hour a week learning everything we need to know.

Another reason evensong is boring is because we can't ask questions. In every class we get to raise our hand and ask a question about something we don't understand. In evensong, if your confused then your out of luck. This makes learning in evensong a lot more difficult.

To conclude, I think evensong is a waste of time and that the time should be used for our regular class time schedule.


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