Today I decided to take on the challenge to read to a stuffed animal. I love reading to stuffed animals, or real animals, because I know that if I stumble over a word or I mess up in some way, they are unable to judge! Today I read to one of my niece's stuffed animals, a cute dog. I read out loud two chapters from a book I am currently reading, I Survived The American Revolution, 1776. It's a historical fiction book, so it takes place during a time period or event from history with made up characters. It has real facts about the American Revolution, and features real people from that time like George Washington, but the main character was created by the author. Historical fiction is my favorite genre, or type of story, mainly because I love learning about history. In fact, I was a history major in college before I became a librarian! Have you read a historical fiction book before? I would love to hear from you about it!
April 1, 2020
Good morning students,
I miss you so much! I am stuck at home just like you. Evelyn and Emma are home with me. The girls are missing their friends and having difficulty doing school work from home.
“It’s just not the same”, they say.
I imagine you are also struggling with the idea of doing school work while at home. It doesn’t feel like school while you sit at your kitchen table, at the coffee table in the living room, or wherever it is that you try to get work done.
Thinking of you,
Today, I took Mrs. Scott's challenge to build a blanket fort, and participated in the first day of the PTA's Spirit Week by working in my pajama's (the second challenge was very easy!). Since I wanted to read under my blanket fort, I used my cell phone to answer the reading challenge "Read Using a Flashlight". It was so cozy, and I loved having to find different ways to keep my blanket fort up. I decided to read another one of my favorite Dr.Seuss books, Oh Say Can You Say? This book is VERY tricky because it is a book filled with tongue twisters! I can remember being in elementary school and reading this book with my Dad. We both had trouble getting through the tongue twisters! My favorite tongue twister in the book is "West Beast, East Beast". It's about two different beasts on different sides of a beach, and it reminds me of another favorite book Where the Wild Things Are. Do you have any favorite tongue twisters?
Whenever I am feeling sad or nervous, to cheer myself up I like to read one of my favorite books. When I read a favorite book, it brings up happy memories and it calms me. One of my absolute favorites is Matilda by Roald Dahl. Matilda is a young girl that is very smart, by the age of 4 she is reading books that I didn't read until I was in college! She also has the ability to do a little bit of magic, because she is so smart. Her parents, however, are the worst. They live up to the name Wormwood very well. Finally, Matilda is allowed to go to school, only her principal, the Trunchbull, is mean and does not encourage creativity. Thankfully, Matilda has a teacher named Miss. Honey. Miss. Honey is kind and patient, and my favorite character in the book. She's my favorite because she helps Matilda grow, and allows her to be herself. What is your favorite book?
While I am staying with my parents, my family is bird sitting two parakeets! So, for the "Read a Non-Fiction Book" challenge on our choice board, I decided to read a book about parakeets to learn more about them. Unfortunately, I do not have any books on birds, so I searched on the World Book Kids database and I found an article there! From the article, I learned that parakeets are a small type of parrot, who can be very colorful. The type of birds we are pet sitting for are a type of parakeets are called budgerigars, or budgies. Although budgies can be trained to talk, the ones I know cannot. Below is a picture of the parakeets we are bird sitting for! Mango is a male, he is the one with blue feathers. He is very calm and quiet, he only chirps are few times a day! Kiwi is the green bird. She is a female, and she chirps all day long! In fact, while I am writing this she was chirping! They both eat seeds, and flap around from perch to perch all day long. Do you know anyone with birds? Have you read any non-fiction, or true, books?