A few nights ago I read a book to my little sister A Merry Little Christmas by Mary Engelbreit. The book is an A to Z book explaining things about Christmas. Like I is for ice skates and then it explains some more things. I really like this beause it goes in alphabetical order. My mom also found a cool Christmas website, http://www.northpole.com/. I have been playing a lot of games on it. Christmas is just 5 days away!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Last night I read Mrs. Claus Explains it All by Elsbeth Claus. In this book Mrs. Claus answers and questions that kids ask about Santa. One of the questions is what Santa likes to eat best. Santa's favorite meal is macaroni -n- cheese. He also likes strawberries, but doesn't really care for vegetables. Mrs. Claus said that she and Santa do an hour of exercise every day in their gym. And, Santa's favorite kind of cookies are chocolate chip cookies. I really liked this book because it was full of questions and answers for me to learn a lot.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Last night I helped my 6 year old sister read Fancy Nancy: The 100th Day of School by Jane O'Connor. I had read it already a night before her. Everybody in Fancy Nancy's class is supposed to to bring in 100 of something for the 100th day of school. Fancy Nancy doesn't know what to bring and when she asks her teacher for help, her teacher told she can think of something. When she gets home she asks for help. Her mom tells her to make a picture out of macaroni. Then she asks her dad for help. He tells her to take 50 pairs of socks to school that would make 100 socks. Later that night her sister's goldfish dies. This is a wonderful book and you will have to check it out from the library to find out what Fancy Nancy brings to school to celebrate the 100th day.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Well I'm sorry I haven't posted in a while, so I'll tell you what I've been up to:
On Saturday it was finally sunny out so my dad and his friends shingled our roof. It was really loud. Also on Saturday it was Grump Days so we want to the parade. For Father's Day we painted pottery to give to my dad that we gave to him yesterday. We've gone to the pool a few times and we've had a few playdates. With my grandma we have baked some cupcakes from 2 books called Hello Cupcake and What's New Cupcake? Right now I'm reading The Far Side of the Loch which would be about Martha, Laura Ingalls Wilder's great grandma. I'm only on the 3rd chapter so I'll post about it later when I'm further in the book. Right now at night my mom is reading to me and my sister the book Summer of the Monkeys. In this book the boy, Jay Berry is trying to catch monkeys. At one point in time he caught two monkeys but they escaped. Jay Berry even got in a fight with the monkeys who bit him and pulled his hair out. The monkeys even got him drunk. The part he hates the most is when he gets sick and his sister practives being a nurse. Yesterday I finished reading Dewey the Libary Cat on the Kindle -it was a great book. I've been to the library a lot this summer. My little sister started gymnastics earlier this summer and tomorrow I have our summer reading program at the library and piano lessons. I better practice tonight.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Mabel loves to play piano. Her little sister,Violet,just wants to do what Mabel does. One night, Mabel finds that her little sister has magic! One day Mabel's mother says she is going to put on a concert. Will Violet destroy it?
Friday, April 16, 2010
Right now I am reading Abigal Iris The Pet Project by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg. In this book Abigail is at the store and she sees a kitten - she really wants it. Since her half birthday is coming up, that would be the perfect gift. But mom says that they would have to talk about it. Abigal Iris is asking if she well get the cat. I've really enjoyed the book so far and I am planning to finish it tonight.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
The book of the week this week is Max Counts His Chickens by Rosemary Wells. In this book the Easter Bunny hid ten hot pink chicks. When Max's sister Ruby wakes up she says "finders keepers." Max and Ruby are both looking but Ruby spots all the eggs. Grandma comes in the room and says "oh dear" and makes a phone call. If you want to figure out who the Grandma calls, read Max Counts His Chickens. I like this book because it's fun seeing where Max and Ruby look and it is just in time for Easter.
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Today I am starting a new thing - a book of the week. This week is the book Tillie Lays An Egg by Terry Golson. In this book there are 7 chickens and there are 3 chicken coops so the chickens take turns laying eggs. Tillie never lays eggs in the coop, instead wandering around the farm and the house. Each day Tillie finds an unusual place to lay her egg. I really like this book because I like to see all the places Tillie goes and I love the photographs.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Today was my first ice skating lesseons -I am in Basic 1. It was very cold. I fell down a few times and it hurts. In the begining it was hard then it got easy. Today I lerned to glide, and stomp. My favorite part was free time. When it was time to go I wanted to stay longer.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Oscar is a sock monkey. He lives with a little girl and a rabbit named, Cottontail. The little girl is very forgetful. When it time for the school pet show, the little girl leaves early with Cottontail. Oscar wakes from sleeping to find that the little girl has forgotten to take the key to Cottontail's cage. How will she open it when she gets there? Oscar puts the key around his neck and starts out on his journey to find the little girl's school and give her the key. This is what begins the adventures of Oscar, the little sock monkey.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
On Saturday I finished reading Encyclopedia Brown Super Sleuth by Donald J. Sobol. Here are my favorite chapters: 1.The Case of the Headless Ghost There is a bully that lives in Encyclopedia's town named Bugs. Bugs is tricking all the kids that there is a headless ghost. Bugs is making kids pay a 10 cents to look in the window to see the ghost or pay 25 cents to go in and talk to the ghost.
2. The Case of the Disappearring Hundreds Encyclopedia and his helper Sally are spendingthe afternoon with Mr. O' Hara whoowns a drugstore. Earlier that morning Mr. O' Hara got 3 100 dollar bills from the bank. Somebody that works at the drugstore stole the money. Mr. O'Hara already asked them if they stole the money and all of them said no. Here are the other chapters in this book:
The Case of the Hollow Tree, The Case of the Stolen Moonstone, The Case of the Patriotic Volunteer, The Case of the Stolen Watch, The Case of the Gym Bag, The Case of the Supercomputer Brain, The Case of the Giggling Goldilocks, And The Case of Shoeless Sam. I liked this book because I liked to try to solve the case by myself. I figured out 3 of the chapters by myself. If you like to solve mysteries read Encyclopedia Brown Super Sleuth.
This is also a book I read for the Childrens Classic Mystery Challenge.
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Last night I read Miss Fannie's Hat by Jan Karon. Miss Fannie is 99 and has a closet full of hats. Everybody loves Miss Fannie's hats including her friends. Miss Fannie's pastor asks for a hat to raise money to fix stuff for the church. Miss Fannie gives her Easter hat to the church and it raises a lot of money to help fix the bell at church and put on a new roof. I liked this book because I think it is cute and I like the part when Miss Fannie brings back memories of all her hats.
Saturday, February 6, 2010
I just finished reading How Deep is the Sea by Anna Milbourne and Serena Riglietti. Pipkin is a penguin who is wondering how deep is the sea. His mom sends Pipkin down to see how deep the sea is. On the way Pipkin meets two predators. Pipkin finds a submarine and gets to go to the bottom of the sea. I think this book is cool because at the end there is a poster that tells the answer.
Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn't Know She Was Extinct is one of my favorite books by Mo Willems. Edwina was a dinosour that everyone liked except Reginald Von Hoobie Doobie. Reginald Von Hoobie Doobie says that Edwina should be extinct. In the end Edwina bakes cookies for Reginald Von Hoobie Doobie. I really liked this book because I think it is funny.
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
There is a drought out on the prairie where Papa, Sarah, Anna,and Caleb lived. No one was happy, everybody was sad. One day Sarah, Anna, and Caleb went to Maine(Sarah's homeland). When they were in Maine it rained! On their last day in Maine Papa came! Papa and Sarah had a very special surprise for Anna and Caleb. If you want to find out what the surprise was read this book for yourself.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Dolores had a horrid habit. She would always be sneaking into her sister Faye's room. One day Faye had had enough. Dolores didn't go into Faye's room for quite some time. One night Dolores saw Faye slip a box in her drawer. When Faye was at soccer practice Dolores peeked in the box. If you want to find out what was in the box read this book for yourself.
Last night I finished reading Julia Gillian and the Quest for Joy by Alison McGhee. It is a very long book that I really liked. In this book Julia Gillian and her frined Bonwit have both told lies. Also their lunch room teacher breaks her leg, so they get a substitute lunch room teacher named Dumpling Man. All the kids in Julia Gillian's school don't like Dumpling Man. Julia Gillian and her friend Bonwit find out that Dumpling Man's real name is Vince Wintz. I really liked this book because I liked finding out more about Julia Gillian and her life since I read the first Julia Gillian book a while ago.
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Right now I am reading TV Moms at bedtime. This book is by Ray Richmond. It is long but I am really enjoying it. I have read a lot of chapters like The Flinstones and The Brady Bunch. I also have read The Cosbys and Bewitched. A lot of these chapters are about TV shows that I have watched. My favorite part of each chapter is that they include called Classic Mom-ents that talks about the best parts of the show.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
In November I read Abby Takes a Stand by Patricia C. McKissack. This is something that really happened in 1960. Abby is a black person back in the time of segregation. My teacher explained that segregation means black people and white people could not eat at the same restaurants or go to the same schools, or drink in the same drinking fountains. The people in Abby's town are tired of being treated badly. They keep on having meetings on how to stop it. Finally they think of something. Part of the plan is that adults will sit in restaurants that only serve white people. The best part I liked about this book is that it is about a true event.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Two nights ago I read White House Q&A, a Smithsonian Book. So here are some facts about the White House.
1. The White House gets a fresh coat of paint every 4 years.
2. The White House started out grayish brown.
3. The Rose Garden is just outside the Oval Office.
4. Theodore Roosevelt had bears and raccoons and a lot of other animals.
5. When John Adams was president only 6 of the thirty six rooms were finished when he moved in.
Find some more interesting facts. Read this book!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Last night I finished reading Abigail Iris The One And Only by Lisa Glatt and Suzanne Greenberg. Abigail Iris gets to go on a trip for spring break with her friend Genevieve to San Francisco. Abigail Iris has only been to San Diego before. While they are in San Francisco they visited Chinatown. I really enjoyed this book. I heard about it from my friend Japhy's mom. If you would like to figure out what happens, read Abigail Iris the One and Only. I think there is going to be a suries of Abigail Iris.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I just finished reading Get Well Soon Mallory by Ann M. Martin. In this book Mallory gets sick. It turns out that Mallory has mononucleosis. Mallory has to get better before Thanksgiving because they are going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. I really like The Babysitters Club books and I think you will too.