Saturday, August 25, 2012

Danny's Only Wish

Buddy peered through the doorway inside a hospital.
He noticed his friend, Danny weeping beside his bed.
Buddy sat next to him and tried to cheer him up.
"I am afraid," Danny exclaimed, "I have surgery tomorrow."
Buddy grabbed his friend's hand and assured him everything would be fine.
Buddy handed Danny a get well greeting card. 
Danny noticed his whole class signed the card.
Before Danny could react, Buddy handed him a gift.
Two tickets to a basketball game next week.
Danny's face turned sour.
He explained to Buddy his surgery will prevent him
from attending the game.
"No, no," Buddy answered, "you're going to be fine."
Danny reached for a sheet of paper on top of the dresser.
He handed it to Buddy.
"Please show this," Danny pleaded, "to the whole class."
Buddy studied the sheet for a moment and noticed
Danny wrote a little poem.
"I have only one wish," Danny proclaimed, "that you pray for me."
Buddy reached over and gave Danny a big hug.
Buddy assured his friend, the whole class will pray for him.
Danny's little poem.
He prayed in the morning, he prayed in the night,
He wanted his God, to help him win this fight.
The pain was unbearable and the future seemed gone.
But somehow he knew, God would help him along.
             One week later, the school bell rang.
All the kids dispersed into their classrooms.
Room 112 was quiet.
Buddy and the rest of the class sat and waited.
The teacher stood nearby staring at the clock.
Moments later, the classroom door opened and
Danny walked slowly inside.
The whole class stood up and clapped their hands.
A banner hung overhead with the message,
WELCOME BACK, DANNY!
Danny stood in front of the class and tried to hold back the tears.
He scanned the whole room and proudly thanked the class for praying.
  
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

12 Days of School

On the first day of school, my teacher gave to me, one shiny ruler.
On the second day of school, my teacher gave to me, two bottles of glue and one shiny ruler.
On the third day of school, my teacher gave to me, three folders, two bottles of glue and one shiny ruler.
On the fourth day of school, my teacher gave to me, four notebooks, three folders, two bottles of glue and one shiny ruler.
On the fifth day of school, my teacher gave to me, five award stickers, four notebooks, three folders, two bottles of glue and one shiny ruler.
On the sixth day of school, my teacher gave to me, six magic markers, five award stickers, four notebooks, three folders, two bottles of glue and one shiny ruler.
On the seventh day of school, my teacher gave to me, seven erasers, six magic markers, five award stickers, four notebooks, three folders, two bottles of glue and one shiny ruler.
On the eighth day of school, my teacher gave to me, eight pages to read, seven erasers, six magic markers, five award stickers, four notebooks, three folders, two bottles of glue and one shiny ruler.
On the ninth day of school, my teacher gave to me, nine brand new pencils, eight pages to read, seven erasers, six magic markers, five award stickers, four notebooks, three folders, two bottles of glue and one shiny ruler.
On the tenth day of school, my teacher gave to me, ten fractions to add, nine brand new pencils, eight pages to read, seven erasers, six magic markers, five award stickers, four notebooks, three folders, two bottles of glue and one shiny ruler.
On the eleventh day of school, my teacher gave to me, eleven sheets of paper, ten fractions to add, nine brand new pencils, eight pages to read, seven erasers, six magic markers, five award stickers, four notebooks, three folders, two bottles of glue, and one shiny ruler.
On the twelfth day of school, my teacher gave to me, twelve pieces of crayon, eleven sheets of paper, ten fractions to add, nine brand new pencils, eight pages to read, seven erasers, six magic markers, five award stickers, four notebooks, three folders, two bottles of glue and one shiny ruler.
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Friday, August 17, 2012

Can U Draw?

I can draw. I can draw using a pencil. I can draw using a marker.
I can even draw using a chalk.
Whether I use a sketch pad or a plain piece of paper, I LOVE TO DRAW.
During the summer, I drew a scenery at a local park.
I sketched the sandy beach during our family vacation.
I just finished my drawing of our family dog, Zippy.
I can't wait to showcase my drawings at school.
My friend Sara, likes my drawings.But she always makes a comment,
"I wish I had your talent." My response has been, "You can draw, too."
Not everyone can match the talent of the best illustrators,
but you can develop your own style.
Take a look at the illustrations in the books at the library.
You'll find they are not all the same.
Compare Peter Reynold's drawings with Henry Cole's drawings.
Compare Jeff Kinney's drawings with Lisa J. Michaels drawings.
Compare Mo Willem's drawings with Herb Leonhard's drawings.
You see different styles because each one is unique in their ability to draw.
So go ahead and start drawing. 
If you need more inspiration, read Peter Reynold's book, "The Dot."
You can find books at the library that will provide you step by step directions
on how to draw. 
When you finish your creative work, send it to me.
I will post it on this blog for everyone to see. 

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

More books 2 read

The "Dream Big, Read," summer program is ending this week. 
Thank you for participating in this challenge to read every day
during the summer.
Even though this event comes to an end, 
You can still read every day.
Buddy Book has found seven picture books for you.
Keep on reading, not only because it's fun, it's also
an adventure too.

I Know A Wee Piggy
by Kim Norman

A piggy gets loose at the fair. The piggy wallowed in very color you can imagine. Red tomatoes, white milk, pink cotton candy and more. The illustrations adds a colorful touch to this fun read aloud story.





The Sandal Artist
by Kathleen T. Pelley

Roberto believed he was going to be a great artist. But he had no intention to paint ragged children, Stefano and his donkey or even a woman beggar.  But when Roberto wore another man's shoes, he saw the people in a new light.





Fox Tails
by Amy Lowry

Amy Lowry put together four classic Aesop fables into  one story. "The Fox and the Grapes, The fox and the Crow, The Fox and the Goat, and The Fox the stork."







Randy Riley's Really Big Hit
by Chris Van Dusen

Randy couldn't hit a baseball, but he was a genius in science. So when he saw a massive fireball coming toward him, he used his scientific talent to build a huge robot. The robot took a swing at the fireball and it sailed out of sight.






The Park Our Town Built
by Diane Gonzales Bertrand

A story in a tradition of The house that Jack Built, with the key words in Spanish. It all starts with This is the park our town built. When the story ends we read about the man, mayor, kids, people, tools, swings, slide, garden, families, party and fireworks.



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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Books 2 Read


What rhymes with book. There are many choices like the word look.
There are also many choices for you to read children's picture books.
You may find some, where the story is told in rhyme.
Buddy Book has come up with seven picture books for you.

                        The Jungle Run
                         by Tony Mitton
There is a race in the jungle.
The cub wants to participate. But the bigger animals say the cub is too small to run. The other animals get tangled along the way while the cub takes the lead.
When the race is over, the cub has won.
But the other animals still had fun.



        The Great Sheep Shenanigans
                 by Peter Bently

A wily wolf named Lou Pine tried to trick a flock of sheep. His plan was to catch one for supper. But all his plans were thwarted by a Rambo the ram. The wolf tried to disguise himself, but in the end all he got was a pile of poo.



                           Can I Just Take A Nap
                                  by Ron Rauss
Aiden McDoodle was tired of noise.
He wanted to sleep. The noise came from all over, it started with a faint noise but everywhere he goes, the sound continued to grow. From the backyard to the park, Aiden searched for a place to sleep. So when Aiden went to sleep, the only noise came from Aiden who snored.


                              Big Birthday
                          by Kate Hosford 

Annabelle is tired of having her birthdays at the zoo. She came up with a great idea, a big birthday party on the moon. Nothing seem to go right for Annabelle. The candles could not be lit, it was impossible to eat and her favorite gift, a dress tore. So Annabelle's next birthday party will be on a pirate ship.



                   What's Looking At You Kid
                          by J. Patrick Lewis
The illustrations help the readers in this story. Each spread has a animal or insect while the story ask the question with look who's part of the rhyme. In the end the creatures read a book with the final words that state "They're looking at, It must be you."



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