Warriors Doing a Hard Reset🏀

This week, my teacher challenged my class to write a summary of a scholarly article that we found related to our blog theme. I found an article about the Warriors coach, Steve Kerr, wanting to take his team on a vacation to Italy to “ride bikes and sip wine”. The reporter says that the Warriors have made it to the playoffs for five straight seasons and have had no time for breaks or vacations. So, it is not as crazy as most think.  The article also talks about how the Warriors lost Kevin Durant in a free agency and lost Klay Thompson due to a knee injury. The writer says that “The reality, though, is that the Warriors will be just fine if they miss the 2020 postseason. Chase Center will be full and sparkly no matter what happens — and they will be back in the 2021 title mix regardless.”So, it is safe to say that the Warriors are having a reset season. After all, they have lost some of their core players and are welcoming some newbies. My question for you is: Do you think the Warriors will make it to the postseason?

The article is linked here:

How to Shoot a Basketball 🏀

Hello! In this post, I will be explaining how to shoot a basketball. First and foremost, I would like to say, PLEASE bend your legs when you shoot. I’m begging you. Seriously, I don’t know where you would get the strength to shoot if you don’t use your legs. Okay! Now that I’ve got that out of the way, grab yourself a basketball and find a hoop, because your going to need it.

Step 1: Turn the ball in such a way that the lines are horizontal and the “intersections” are at the sides. This will make it easier for you to shoot. An example is shown below.

Step 2: Place your non-dominant hand (if you’re right handed, it’s your left, vice-versa) on the corresponding side of the ball where the lines intersect. (If your left hand is non-dominant, put if on the left side of the ball like shown below) Make sure that your elbow is touching your waist.

Step 3: Place your right hand on the top of the ball and bring the ball to you hips and lean it to your non dominant side a little. Make sure that there is a little gap between the palm of your hand and the ball.

Now that you have your shot set up, you need to learn how to release it. Turn yourself a little so that your feet are facing your non dominant direction and line up your dominant shoulder with the hoop. When you shoot the ball, you want it to be one quick and fluid motion. To achieve this, you want to bring the ball up with your body.

Step 4: Slightly bend you knees and lock your eyes on the hoop. This technique is called targeting. In short, the longer you look at the hoop, the higher chance you have of making your shot.

Step 5: Bring the ball up to above eye level and spring off of your feet at the same time. Make sure that your dominant elbow stays in line and it not sticking out.

Step 6: Release the ball using your dominant hand and make sure that the other arm stays in line with the hoop. Flick your wrist and see if you can make the ball spin backwards. This will help your shot to go in if it rolls around the rim.

Congratulations! You have just learned how to shoot a basketball! I hope that by reading this, at least a couple of you have learned something about shooting a basketball.

My Experience Commenting Through Blogs! 👩‍💻💻

So far, I have commented on 6 people’s blogs, and, a handful of people have commented on mine. As a result, I have had many interesting conversations with people! I really enjoy being able to interact with people who have similar interests with me. I have talked to people from all over the world and I hope that I will get to talk to even more people!

Commenting 101: A Guide to Commenting for Beginners

  1. Find a post that you want to comment on.
    1. You can do this by going to the Week 1 post (or any other week post) of the Blogging Challenge and clicking on 2019 Students at the top right
    2. Then, scroll down and click where it says “list of students” This will open up a Google Spreadsheet of all the participating students/classes
    3. Find someone around the same age and has similar interests
    4. Click on the blue text next to their name, this is called a URL, once you do that, you should be on their post for the week
  2. Click where it says comments on the post
  3. Type what you want to comment in the text box and hit “Comment”

My New Avatar

Today we created our own avatars.

I created my avatar using Cartoonify . I chose these features because I have shoulder length brown hair and I have brown eyes. I chose a purple hoodie because I like hoodies and purple is my favorite color.

Here is what my avatar looks like!