Monday, January 3, 2011

A Little Bit About Me and My Blog

My name is Miriam and I am the oldest of two sisters and one brother. 
I also have a dog named Romeo.

I have a lot of hobbies and enjoy going to different and interesting places.  My hobbies are playing the piano, running, and dancing.  Right now, I am practicing for a piano competition and I have to learn three songs by April!  That is a lot of songs to learn.  Here is a link of me playing the piano.

On my blog, I will write about my experiences and places I visit. On my blog I have a daily puppy and a adopted pet lion, Simba.   I also have a voki of my dog, Romeo, a miniature Schnauzer.

I would like to get know my visitors. 

Please tell me a little bit about yourself?

What are your hobbies?

How do you like to spend your free time?


  1. Dear Miriam,

    WOW I love your new blog!

    I loved your Welcome post about your hobbies. I especially like when you were running because whoever took the picture did a good job. I also really like your Voki because you can feed
    it. I just gave it a treat. I also really like the daily puppy because it is so cute.

    You asked about my hobbies. My hobbies are playing with my sister on the swings, doing cheer, and cooking.

    I have some questions for you:
    Do you have a baby sister?
    Do you do cheer?
    If so do you like to play cheer?


  2. Marsha (Hannah's mom)January 5, 2011 at 3:16 PM

    Dear Miriam,

    Congratulations on earning your blog. I love your pictures and your cute Voki, he really does look like your real dog Romeo! I love your background because it really is so you, I know how much you love books.

    Good luck with your piano competition in April, you are a wonderful piano player and I am sure you'll do great.

    Much love,
    Marsha (Hannah's mom)

  3. Dear Miriam,

    Congratulations on earning your very own blog! You must feel very proud of yourself.

    I enjoyed your opening post, it is nice to learn about student bloggers and what interests students have on the other side of the world.

    At the moment we are on school holidays for all of January. That is because I live in Australia, which is in the southern hemisphere.

    During the holidays I have spent time with family and friends, read some books, exercised, been shopping, done the gardening and I've also done some cooking.

    Keep up the great work Miriam!

    Your friend in Australia,
    Miss Jordan

  4. What a great start to your first blog, Miriam. I love dogs so I was very pleased to see that you'd added, not one, but two dogs to your blog :-)

    I love reading and going for walks. I also like listening to music. My husband says I spend too much time on the computer, but it's usually to find great resources for my students, or to read interesting blogs.

    Well done, and keep up the good work you've started.

  5. Dear Miriam,

    Well done on getting your very own blog.
    I am pretty sure your going to love it. Just think the wonderful friendships that you will be able to form from all over the world.
    I am looking forward to reading your blog.

    From your blogging buddy down under,

  6. Hello Miriam,
    Congratulations on your fantastic new Blog. I love your photos and your writing about your hobbies etc. I live in Melbourne, Australia and teach Visual Art at a Primary School.You are welcome to visit my blog at
    I will show your blog to my Grade 3 classes when we return to school after our Summer holidays,
    Well Done and Best Wishes from Yvonne Osborn

  7. Hi Miriam
    It is so great to see that you have your own blog.

    I can see from your photos that you have a wide range of interests.
    Some of my interests are reading, walking and of course, blogging!

    I have an cat who is 12 years old. His name is Seamus. Each time we get off the soft chairs he jumps up to sleep in the warm spot. He also likes to sit on any paper that is on the floor.

    What are the 3 piano songs called that you are learning to play?

    from Mrs M♔Kenzie

  8. Dear Miriam,

    I'm a 6th grade teacher at A.E. Wright. I teach blogging to the 6th graders in my elective class, but you've outshined them all!

    You have created such a wonderful blog. I especially like the template you chose. I love books and reading, so you can see why I like the background you used.

    I hope you enjoy blogging - you've gotten off to a great start!

    Ms. Weiss
    A.E. Wright Middle School

  9. Dear Mirian,

    Congratulations on earning your own blog! You deserve it. I bet you will ♥ blogging!

    I loved reading your introduction post and getting to know a bit more about you.

    I remember you playing the piano on your class blog - you are very talented!

    We have something in common because I like running too! Sometimes I do fun runs. Maybe you will do some fun runs when you're a bit older. As the name suggests, they are fun! :)

    Some of my other hobbies are finding new things to do with technology, blogging (of course), bushwalking (you call it hiking), cooking and reading.

    I am enjoying the school holidays and look forward to introducing you to the new 2KM and 2KJ class when we return to school in February.

    Your blogging buddy,
    Mrs Morris

  10. Dear Miriam,

    Congrats! You really deserve the blog, wow I find it so so so amazing!

    My hobbies are making dinner, cooking delicious cakes with my grandma, cupcakes, brownies, pies, cookies, and playing with my brother who is such a monkey.

    When I sing for my brother he gives a little funny dance and shakes his booty. His favorite song is "Shake Your Groove Thing", which he calls it "Shake Your Booty".

    The Voki is so creative. He does look like your dog, Romeo from what I have seen in one of your images with your family.

    The daily puppy is so adorable.

    I have two questions:

    What is a piano competition? I do piano and in piano we only have piano recitals, not piano competition. Is it a gold medal, silver medal, bronze medal thing?

    Good luck for your upcoming event, the piano competition, I just know that you are going to do amazing.

    I hope that you have an amazing evening!

    your friend Adia

  11. Dear Miriam,

    I am very proud of you! The template you chose is a perfect one for you! You are an excellent writer, and I also must say that the photos you chose for your post are excellent. The one of your siblings and dog is cute, but the action shot of you running really tells the story! Great work!

    You asked about my hobbies. Of course, I love to blog and learn about new technologies. (Learning really grows the ol' dendrites!) In addition, I enjoy gardening. Last year, I planted a vegetable garden, but sadly very little was produced. Even though it wasn't a big success, it was fun to try. This year I won't attempt to grow corn! I have been very successful growing basil!

    Terrific work, Miriam!

    Your proud teacher,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

  12. @Alexa,

    You are the first one to comment! Thank you very much for your lovely comment. My mom took the picture, and I think the picture is good too. I have 2 baby sisters, Sarah and Hannah. I don't do cheer but I think it looks fun and maybe I will do cheer when I am older.

    What do you like to cook?


  13. @ Marsha,

    Thank you for your lovely comment. I am really glad to have my own blog and I am sure that Hannah probably feels the same way. It is a big responsibility to try to answer to everyone that leaves a comment. But I will do my best.


  14. Dear Miriam,

    Wow! Congratulations on earning your own blog. I'm so impressed with what you have done so far. I sure enjoyed reading about you.

    My hobbies are photography, scrapbooking,shopping, watching baseball games and playing on the computer.

    Mrs. Culbert

  15. @Mrs. Y♥llis,


    Thank you for allowing me to have a blog. You are an excellent teacher and I have learned so much in your class. You have a lot of blogs and you make it look really easy but it is a big responsibility. It takes a long time to respond to everyone's comment.

    Last year, we planted tomatoes but nothing grew. My mom and I also planted flowers in my front yard. It was hard work, but a lot of fun. I put on big work gloves so I didn't have to get my hands dirty.



  16. @Mrs. Grabow-Weiss,

    Thank you for your nice comment. My mom's younger sister (my aunt) went to A.E. Wright 12 years ago. I love reading books too. My favorite book is Pollyanna.

    You have a very nice blog. Your students are really lucky to have a teacher that blogs. I have learned a lot about computers and writing from blogging.

    I hope you will visit again. I have a lot of interesting posts in store.


  17. Dear Miriam,

    Congratulations on earning your own blog! You are such a talented piano player and runner. You are also one of the sweetest girls I know. I am enjoying reading all your blogs. Good luck and keep up the good work Miriam!


  18. Dear Miriam,


    I'm very very impressed with you and your MAMA. All I have to say is, EXCELLENT job. Your blog looks terrific, sounds terrific, it is terrific. I will be sure to visit your blog very often.

    The pictures are super cute. I have to get a crash course from your mom in incorporating pictures, etc. I can tell that you both spend a lot of time and sweat into making it to what it is today. Very nice job.

    I love the fact that your voki is a replica of your dog Romeo.

    You asked about my hobbies. I love to read books and interesting articles that make me think and challenge me.

    I also love to do karate and kickboxing. Daily physical activity is crucial in our lives, no matter how young or old. I can see that you are a very active young lady. Knowing your mom, it doesn't really surprise me.

    I had never heard about a piano competition before you mentioned it.

    You are an amazing pianist and you'll do great at the competition. Just remember to have a good time during your daily practice and during the competition. The experience you will gain is going to be life enhancing. So, no matter where you rank, you are a winner in our eyes.

    Ever since Adia watched your piano post, she's been inspired to practice playing her piano every day. So, thank you for your inspiration.

    Lots of hugs and blessings,
    Ava (Adia's MAMA)

  19. Dear Miriam,

    I am so glad you have got your very own blog.
    It will so much fun having your own blog.

    My hobbies are playing with cousins and playing the piano.

    Enjoy your new blog and I hope to revisit you again.

    From your pal Bianca down under.

  20. Miriam.
    I am a classroom teacher in New Zealand, its Summer here at the moment and all our students are on holidays but later in the year, at the end of February when they come back we are going to be setting up blogs for the students, and I have to say I think I will use yours as an example. Our students are a bit older, they are Year 8 (12-13 years old) which I think makes them Grade Seven in America. Its the middle of Summer here and the school holidays so working in the garden is nice as well as getting ready for the end of the holidays and the start of new school year. We're in New Zealand which is nearly the bottom country in the world, but were not part of Australia as some people think! keep up the good work,
    Mr Webb, Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand.

  21. Dear Miriam,

    Congratulations on earning your very own blog! You are off to a great start. I really like how you have a nice balance of writing and images in your first post.

    Some of my hobbies are swimming, body-surfing, and painting watercolors. I have never really practiced a musical instrument, but that is something I would like to try.

    I look forward to following your blog and learning more about your magical moments!

    Mr. Salsich

  22. Mira!
    what a nice blog! you should write more about Romeo! he will definitely like it :)


  23. Dear Miriam,

    Congratulations on earning your blog! You really deserved it, you did a tremendous number of quality comments.

    I love your Voki, he looks exactly like your Romeo! Your adopted pet Simba is very cute. Your daily puppy gadget is also wonderful.

    As for my hobbies, I like reading, knitting, and occasionally baking with Leila and my mom.

    I hope you enjoy your blog for many years!

    Your friend,

  24. @ Miriam,

    Great job on your achievement of getting your own blog! I think your blog is great with all the cute and amazing gadgets, People will love your blog forever! I love your Voki of your dog Romeo, and your adopted pet Simba they are very cute. They also look like good friends. I also liked that your first post was spectacular!

    I went to the link and saw that your an expert at playing the piano. I will always check for a new post here so I can read more of your incredible writing.

    You asked about what hobbies you have. My hobbies are biking, soccer, and scootering.

    Have fun on your future posts!


  25. @Miss. Jorden,

    Thank you for nice comment. I also read some books over winter break. We are on the northen hemisphere so we just came back from winter break.

    What kind of food do you like to cook?

    Do your students have blogs?


  26. @Mrs. Thompson,

    Thank you for your comment. I saw your blog and I really liked your background. I also like dogs and reading. I hope you are enjoying your summer break.

    What grade do you teach?


  27. @Iman,

    Thank you for your nice comment. I also like to bike ride and go on my scooter. I bike a lot with my family at the Santa Monica beach bike path. I also like to go on my scooter, especially down the hill. It is lots of fun.

    Where do you bike ride?


  28. @Hannah,

    Thank you for your comment. I am really excited about my blog and look forward to reading everyone's comments.

    Congratulations on getting your own blog too. Since you like to knit, you should really do a post about knitting. I only know how to make bracelits, and I would love to learn to knit.

    I also like to read. My favorite book is Pollyanna. During winter break my mom, brother, sisters and me baked some treats.

    What do you like to cook?


  29. @Adia and Ava,

    Thank you for leaving me comment. I love getting comments. Congrats Adia for earning your own blog! I really like your chicks on your blog. They are very cute.

    A piano competion is when you compete against other children in your age group. There are usually a couple of judges that listen and take notes on how you play. The competitions that I attended had a 3 judge panel. Then they take some time to deliberate and announce who gets 1st, 2nd or 3rd place. If you get a place, then you get a trophy or an award. The piano competitions usually require you to play a certain type of song, like a sonata or play music by a certain composer. I always get very nervous before a competition. Adia, we should play together. Maybe we can learn a song made for 4 hands that we can play together.

    I also like to read. Ava, I don't know how to box or do karate. It is nice that both you and Adia like to do similiar things.

    My Mom makes me play everyday. Do you make Adia play as well?


  30. Dear Miriam,

    You asked me if I make Adia practice every day. There was a time when I had to stand right behind her when she practiced to make sure she did as she was instructed by her piano teacher. This was towards the beginning of her piano days.

    Then there came a time when she would just go to the piano and play without any of my involvement.

    A year or so thereafter, the songs got tougher and more challenging and she had to be reminded again and again. It was very tiring for me, I must admit. I felt that she was only practicing because she had to.

    I have to proudly say that she now, without any involvement on my part, has yet again become very disciplined and focused, and she practices every day for at least a half hour to an hour on her piano and another half hour or so, her voice. She now revisits her older piano pieces, which she never did before.

    To see you girls so focused and disciplined makes us moms very very happy. We know that one day in your lives you will be grateful for these days. You will go through life not easily giving up, being focused and disciplined with everything you do. You are no quitters and that will take you both very far in life.

    Enjoy your piano practice. Both of you are very lucky and fortunate girls to own your pianos. There are kids who have great talent but don't have the opportunity to actually own an instrument. Cherish this beautiful instrument.

    Be blessed,
    Ava (Adia's MAMA)

  31. Dear BB and AA,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment. Your hobbies are very interesting. My hobbie is also playing the piano. I will also be visiting your blog and leaving you some comments.

    I look forward to meeting a lot of new people through my blog. I also plan on having some interesting posts coming up. For example, I have a post about a science experiment that I will publish soon.

    I hope you are enjoying your summer.


  32. @Mr. Salsic,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment. I am glad you like my blog.

    I love to go to the beach and go on my boogie board in the summer when it gets hot. I sometimes also go with out my board and body surf.

    I hope you will visit again.


  33. @Mrs. Culbert,

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    Thank you for leaving me a comment. I'm glad you like my blog. I will be having some other interesting posts and I hope you will continue to visit.

    I have never been to a baseball game. What do you do at a baseball game? Do you play baseball?

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  34. @Mrs. McKenze,

    Thank you for leaving me a comment. Your cat sounds very cute. I also like to read.

    The songs that I will be playing for the concert are, Sonatina 3 by Clementi, Badinerie by Bach, and Fur Elise by Beethoven.

    I hope you will visit again.


  35. Dear Miriam,

    We are very impressed by your blog and want to keep in touch with you.

    First, we will tell you a little bit about ourselves. Yuliya was recently accepted into USC School of Pharmacy and hopes to become a great pharmacist like your mom. My husband (Yuliya's dad), Sasha, is a computer programmer. I am a scientist; I perform experiments on organisms so small that you cannot see them without a microscope.
    Yuliya's hobbies include playing Sudoku and dancing salsa. Sasha's hobby is to play badminton. I love to read and recently received a Kindle (electronic reading device), which makes reading even more fun.

    Now, some questions for you. Have you ever played badminton? What is your favorite song to play on the piano? What are your plans for the summer? Do you know that Yuliya is going to have a wedding this summer? Would you like to participate in the ceremony along with your brother and sisters?

    We look forward to hearing back from you.

    Warm wishes,
    Olga and Yuliya

  36. @Mrs. Morris,

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    Thank you for leaving me a comment. It looks like we have a lot of hobbies in common. Sometimes my coach does fun runs as well. In the photo of me running I am at a cross country meet. My favorite distance to run is 5k.

    I also like hiking and will soon have a post about a place that I go with my family often.

    I hope you will visit again. Have a good summer.

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  37. @Olga, and Yulia,

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    Thank you for visiting my blog. Congratulations Yulia on your engagement. I can't wait to see you get married. This will be my first wedding.

    I have never played badminton but it looks like it is similar to tennis and I do play tennis.

    My favorite song to play on the piano is Fur Elise. I like the melody.

    I hope you will visit again soon.

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  38. Hi Miriam,

    I just finished watching your piano
    piece. What a good job! I know you are very talented in so many areas. You are very lucky to be able to take so many different kinds of lessons. My parents couldn't afford to give me lessons when I was little but I did take ballet lessons for a short time right after Jennifer was born.

    What pieces are you preparing for your piano competition? I always was nervous and excited when Jennifer had violin performances. I was also very proud of her as , I know, your parents are of you.

    Best wishes,

    Mrs. Clebanoff

  39. Dear Miriam,

    You have a great blog. I like the daily puppy. I will awser your hobbie question.My hobbies are:Swimming,Cheerleading and helping my mom cook.I have a question for you: Does the daily puppy change every day? Happy Blogging!

    From,Taylor*** in Mr.Salsich`s class


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