Saturday, July 28, 2012

Summer of ABC's

What has Cathy done during the summer?
Let's use the ABC's of Summer to find out.

A ttended art class
B aked a blueberry pie
C amping trip at Camp Lucerne
D rew a sketch of Uncle Joe's farm
E xercised daily
F ished at a local pond
G ave old clothing to Goodwill
H orse ride
I ce cream, whipped up homemade ice cream
J ewelry, created a necklace
K icked a soccer ball daily
L ibrary, picked up books at a library
M useum, toured a local museum 
N ovel, started writing a novel
O bserved the night sky with a telescope
P layed at a nearby park
Quietly helped at a Senior Center
R ead a book
S wam in a pool
T ennis lessons
U nwind at a beach
V acation Bible School
W atered the garden
eXplored at Ed Venture
Y oga with her mother
Z ipped back home for some ZZZZ's  


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Saturday, July 21, 2012

It's Time To Draw!

Henry clears the table.
Erica gathers the drawings.
Miranda grabs the basket with markers.
"It's time to draw," Henry announces.
Miranda picks out several markers,
Erica takes her turn and grabs a handful
for her two drawings.
Henry takes his turn and picked a few colors.
Soon it becomes quiet.
All three promising artists start coloring.
Now Picture Book Corner has
four new drawings to post on the blog. 



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Saturday, July 14, 2012

It's Book Review Time!

We're half way through the summer, the "Dream Big, Read" program is a huge success.
Boys and girls flock to the library and choose not one, not two, not even three books.
They are pulling out a dozen different titles off the shelves. The good news, your local library has brought in more new titles for you to choose. Not to be out done,
Buddy Book has come up with seven new picture book titles for his book review. Take a look and KEEP ON READING! 
                                                                             Isabella, Girl on the Go  
                                                                               by Jennifer Fosberry  
                                                                                                 
A young girl pretends she is an archaeologist searching for the tomb of a king. Isabella's imagination takes her many places even though she spends her day in the yard with her father. A great history lesson on the go.



                                           The Three Little Aliens and the Big Bad Robot    
                                                                 by Margaret McNamara

The three little Aliens are settling in their new homes like the classic version of "Three Little Pigs." The Big Bad Robot flies across the universe and tries to crack, smack, and whack their new houses down. All this happens across the solar system. This new version will surely delight the readers.

                                                                   Merchant and the Thief
                                                                       by Ravi Zacharias

Mohan sets out to rob his fellow traveler of his treasure. Raj  develops a clever plan to foil Mohan's attempt of thievery. Raj hides his treasure where Mohan cannot find it. This classic folktale teaches us about the most important treasure of all.




                                                                                  Hannah's Way
                                                                                 by Linda Glaser
  
A Jewish girl longs to make new friends. Hannah is excited when she heard the teacher announce this Saturday, there is a fall picnic. She begs her parents for permission to go. But her parents remind her, Saturday is our day of rest. We cannot work or drive on the Sabbath. What can Hannah do? She has an idea if only someone can walk with her to the picnic.



                                                                     The Hueys in the New Sweater
                                                                                 by Oliver Jeffers

The Hueys all look the same, think the same and even do the same things. Until one Huey decided to knit a sweater. Rupert was different from the rest of the Hueys. The other Hueys were horrified.  One of the Hueys, Gillespie wanted to be different too. So he knit himself a sweater too.  Being different was catching on. One by one, they all knit new sweaters. 




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Sunday, July 8, 2012

Twelve Days at the Zoo!

On the first day at the zoo, my friends and I saw a lemur on a tree.
On the second day at the zoo, my friends and I saw, two bears growling and a lemur on a tree.
On the third day at the zoo, my friends and I saw, three tigers snarling, two bears growling, and a lemur in a tree.
On the fourth day at the zoo, my friends and I saw, four otters swimming, three tigers snarling, two bears growling and a lemur in a tree.
On the fifth day at the zoo, my friends and I saw, five huge elephants, four otters swimming, three tigers snarling, two bears growling and a lemur in a tree.
On the sixth day at the zoo, my friends and I saw, six kangaroos hopping, five huge elephants, four otters swimming, three tigers snarling, two bears growling, and a lemur in a tree.
On the seventh day at the zoo, my friends and I saw, seven zebras grazing, six kangaroos hopping, five huge elephants, four otters swimming, three tigers snarling, two bears growling, and a lemur in a tree.
On the eighth day at the zoo, my friends and I saw, eight frogs croaking, seven zebras grazing, six kangaroos hopping, five huge elephants, four otters swimming, three tigers snarling, two bears growling, and a lemur in a tree.
On the ninth day at the zoo, my friends and I saw, nine meerkats digging, eight frogs croaking, seven zebras grazing, six kangaroos hopping, five huge elephants, four otters swimming, three tigers snarling, two bears growling and a lemur in a tree.
On the tenth day at the zoo, my friends and I saw, ten monkeys swinging, nine meerkats digging, eight frogs croaking, seven zebras grazing, six kangaroos hopping, five huge elephants, four otters swimming, three tigers snarling, two bears growling, and a lemur in a tree.
On the eleventh day at the zoo, my friends and I saw, eleven penguins walking, ten monkeys swinging, nine meerkats digging, eight frogs croaking, seven zebras grazing, six kangaroos hopping, five huge elephants, four otters swimming, three tigers snarling, two bears growling, and a lemur in a tree.
On the twelfth day at the zoo, my friends and I saw twelve bats hanging, eleven penguins walking, ten monkeys swinging, nine meerkats digging, eight frogs croaking, seven zebras grazing, six kangaroos hopping, five huge elephants, four otters swimming, three tigers snarling, two bears growling, and a lemur in a tree. 
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Happy 4th To All!

POP, POP, POP, POP!
The noise caught the attention of Cathy Crayon.
She runs down the street and calls out to her friends.
Suddenly a light flashes above the night sky.
Cathy runs toward the park, she looks back,
and waves to her friends behind her, "hurry up."
Pencil Pete, Buddy Book and Wally Worm
race to catch up with her.
They hear another sound from a distance, a big bang.
They see a light flash above the night sky.
What could it be?
The sound is coming from the park nearby.
The light appears again across the night sky. 
What's that noise they hear? Where is the light coming from?
Cathy, Pete, Buddy and Wally continue on their journey.
They cross the gate where a large crowd has gathered.
Men, women, boys and girls are sitting on a grassy field.
They are looking above the night sky, 
and marvel at the spectacular display of fireworks. 
It's Fourth Of July!
Have a fun and safe holiday.