Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Things like this don't happen without the help and sponsorship of some wonderful people, groups, and companies. I would like to give a big giant shout out to the amazing sponsors of Book Arts Bash 2010:
Big thank you to our generous sponsors:
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Explode the Code: Many of us have used Explode the Code workbooks with our kids and enjoyed the progressive phonics curriculum. Now Explode the Code has launched an online version, taking their reading education to a whole new level.
Can you help Lydia and Sherene by republishing the results and sponsor links on your blog, supporting homeschooled writers and this novel-writing contest? Please email them to let them know you can help. They need twenty blogs to participate. Would you donate a post on yours?Thank you to all of you who helped to make this happen!
The winners for 2010 are:
Kindergarten and First Grade:
A Big Problem by Brianna T.
Adventures of Big D and BMC by Emma W.
Zoo With A Strange Zookeeper by Vivian L.
Second and Third Grade:
The Adventures of Blue Flame the Heroic Giant Squid-Fighting Heroby Sage M.
Ruby, A Twisting Tale by Emilie M.
Mittens the Cat by Melea von T.
Fourth and Fifth Grade:
1 by Nicci M.
One Girl Revolution by Sadie Z.
Blaze by Alexandra S.
The Princess by Lena G.
Becoming Callie by Lena G.
Trixie by Lydia A.
Happy Ending is a Place by Mandy H.
Violet Fire by Bryn B.
Kite by Hannah S.
Hollin by Garrett R.
Common Animals by Thomas B.
Little Angel by Adayla S.
Why I Missed the Second Set by Rose C.
Untitled by Larissa S.
Tales of the Humbats: The Seventh Piece by Raven M.
Children of the Stars by Holden M.
Shattering Darkness by Vienna H.
The Scouser Cap by Emily V.
Cadence by Scout G.
Vengeance: 25 cents by Kathleen M.
Don't Look Down by Tanya S
If Pearls Could Sing by Pamela C.
Broken Things by Emily D.
Falling Night by Anna W.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Saturday, May 01, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
anyone. it says:
Dear fairies, Sprinty Fast died today. I'm very sad. We buried him
with a plant. please write back. From Rhys.
The picture shows Sprinty's pot inside the plastic box with the
Frazier pine planted above Sprinty. it also shows how sad we are.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Bob worries that Irene and Rhys will forget Pat. I don't know that she's far from them either. Rhys will sometimes say something about Grammie - Irene will put on some Paris by YSL and smell like her. We talk about her. We talk about Great Gram too.
So - some days I just miss them both very much. today was one of those days.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I decided I needed to read these books because I was just filled with all sorts of judgement when I saw VERY young girls reading them. As a substitute teacher, I work in grades pre-k through 6th. I've seen girls in 3rd grade reading the Twilight books. It was shocking to me - but it was based on hearsay. So, I decided to read them myself.
I really enjoyed the books. The story is told well and I enjoyed the characters. Bella was not as anti-life as I'd imagined her to be nor was she a poor student. I was sorry to see the books end. I enjoyed all of the characters and how Ms. Meyer built them up and showed them to us.
I still truly feel that just because a child is able to read the words, they shouldn't read the book until they are much older. Perhaps when Irene is in 7th grade I might let her read them. I know that understanding and maturity vary, but 3rd grade seems much too young. And with some of the 6th graders I know, I feel that is too young for most of them as well.
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