Saturday, August 11, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Then we went outside to play. JoJo met my crazy little puppy Gizmo and my hyper dog Zsa-Zsa. They both got along with JoJo very well. We all ran and played in the yard for a while enjoying the lovely day. Then we went to the hammock to catch our breath and take a break. JoJo liked the hammock like Gizmo does. Zsa-Zsa is too big for it so she just laid next to us. It was very peaceful except hearing the dogs panting.
We were starving and thirsty so we asked my mom if she would start dinner. She said she would in a minute so we got something to drink. Finally the moment came when dinner was ready and we could eat. I was so happy! I thought I might die from starvation. JoJo didn’t want any tacos because he wanted to be a true dog and eat dog food like my dogs. So I got him some and fed my dogs too.
After dinner we were fat and happy and then my whole family watched a movie. We watched Ice Age 2 The Meltdown. JoJo thought it was really funny like my whole family did. We were pretty pooped by the end of the movie and were ready for bed.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
JoJo liked having cube 93 but I told him that they say bad words in their songs. Later in the day, me, JoJo, my sister, Chico, and another dog, Hanna walked around the loop. Then JoJo was getting wet. We had some Go-gurt and went to bed. I hope you guys liked my day with JoJo!
Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
When Jojo and I got home from school, he met my bunny, PhooPhoo and my dog, Rocco. Then we went to my friend Kylie’s house. We jumped on her trampoline. After awhile we headed home. Jojo did a handstand when he saw my big yellow truck and drove it to dinner. He had dog food and said he liked it better than spaghetti.
Then me and Jojo and Kari sat on my bed and watched Fantastic 4. I love that show. I think Jojo did too. I started to get hungry and so did Jojo. Me, Jojo and Kari ate some Red Vines. We had pizza for dinner. I'm not sure if Jojo liked it or not. Jojo got hungry again and had dog food.
We played outside for awhile than it was time for bed. Jojo slept on the floor.
In the morning we had breakfast. We had waffles. I gave Jojo more dog food so during class time he would not get hungry.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Here's an example from our last book:
1. Sarah Nita's village was captured by the blue soldiers. Her sister and her were tending the sheep when the soldiers came. Their dog kept them away from the village until it was safe.
(In my first sentence you can see the key idea: the capture of the village. The next two sentences were details explaining what else I remember about that event.)
That is just one example of one main event. I would like you to do that for 3 main events from our current story about Sgt. James Pease.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Around 9:00 we ate snickers from my brother's party that he had the day before. We ate so much candy that I got sick and threw up. Jo-Jo slept at my feet because he didn’t want to get sick. He wondered if I wanted to play or if I was asleep. The next day Jo-Jo and I didn’t get up tell 1:00pm. Jo-Jo saw a beast outside and I told him it was Taz my dog. He was so eager to go see him that he wanted to go through a wall to see him. I put Jo-Jo on top of Taz’s head!!!
He wanted to go outside and play anything. He was going to play basketball and soccer. He figured out that he could play both. When he played basketball he got stuck in the net trying to dunk the ball and during soccer he saved every goal that was shot.
On Sunday his dream came true!!! He was able to get though a wall to get to the dog. My dad popped a hole in the wall that morning. He was so excited that he went through it and said hi to Taz all day. I didn’t have to do anything all day with him because of the hole. Taz and him became friends and played tug a war.
Friday, April 20, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
After that we had to eat dinner. JoJo did not like the salmon though but I did. Then the clock said 6 and that is when I do my homework so he had fun watching. But I did not have fun trying to do my homework.
Then JoJo and I watched TV until 8:00 then we had to go to bed so he slept in the other side of the room and I slept in my bed. Then my mom came in and woke us up at 6:30 -7:00 then we had to get ready for school.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
The first part was a bad start because every body was grabbing him on the bus. Then we finally got to my stop. We had a snack then feed and watered the animals. After that we got to my room and did some homework.
Later we had some tasty cold leftovers which was chicken and sticky rice. JoJo got furious when I told him he could not eat my chicken bones because they where deadly to dogs.
After that we played with my cat Grendle. He also found my Easter candy and hugged a chocolate bunny. It was so cute that I had to take a picture! After I did that he found my dog's clothes. They where way too big, but he found a bed that he really liked so I put it in my room on a pillow.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Then we went out and played basketball. Jo-Jo made one basket. He then got hit by the ball and had to sit out a while. He was back in again and made a slam dunk! He probably jumped up about 5 feet!
After we played basketball, he played in the dog house. Taz and Jo-Jo lay down and fell asleep for awhile. I had to wake him up because he was asleep.
After he took a nap, we did some football practice. Jo-Jo made a couple of touch downs. He was so happy! He was so small that I couldn’t touch him, so he won 20 to 12. We played some catch. He couldn’t catch very well for some reason. Then we went in and ate some tuna casserole. Jo-Jo was starving, so he ate like a pig. He ate 4 scoops of it!
That is my day with Jo-Jo. I hope you liked it!
WASL practice questions using our SS book (2.4.1)
1. What do you think would be the worst parts (2) of Sarah Nita's long walk and time in Fort Sumner? (Include information from the story in your answer)
For SS extra credit:
2. How might this story be useful to someone who wants to study US History? (include details from the story in your answer)
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
When we got home, we watched my brother Isaac play cool video games. Jo Jo liked them. After watching my brother play games, we decided to get ready for swim practice.
When we got to swim practice, Jo Jo wanted to sit in the lifeguard chair and he felt like the king of the pool. After swimming lessons, Jo Jo and I did homework. He thought it was confusing, but we got through it.
After home work, we got to do anything we wanted. So then we had a dress up party with funky clothes. He was embarrassed, but he still had fun.
Then we had some fun with my dog Buster. They were friends at first sight. So we got some pictures of them sitting together. They even had a long conversation of barks.
At the end of the day, it was already 9:00. So we brushed our teeth and went to bed.
Good night Jo Jo Potato.
Monday, March 19, 2007
I had an awesome time with my new good friend Jo-Jo!
Friday, March 16, 2007
After that he helped me pick a color for my room. He said that he liked the color’s spacious sky (blue) & garden spot (green). It took us a long time to pick a color. But we finally picked two colors. He said that he couldn’t wait to get the answer yes or no from my nana. He was very excited when she said yes.
Then we had dinner. He wanted spaghetti so that’s what he got. He couldn’t eat it all so I had to help him. He said that it was his very best meal ever. He also wanted more for a snack twenty minutes later. Of course I said no because he just ate dinner.
After dinner we watched TV. We watched the fairly odd parents. He sure laughed a lot. He laughed about everything. He loved to watch TV we sat and watched TV for hours and hours.
Then he went to sleep with my dog.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Using the Step Up to Writing Format, please list three character traits you have or would like to have. Please give these key ideas (yellow) some details to show examples of the traits you chose (red). When writing, don't forget to start with telling your reader your three traits (green).
Please see my example in the comments and use the froggy board for some important traits (ideas). Good luck.
Monday, March 12, 2007
What do you think would be the worst part of Maniac Magee's homelessness? When answering, include two details you remember from the story in your answer.
Chose a word that best describes a character from Maniac Magee. After telling the character's name and the describing word you chose, use two details from the story to explain why this word best describes that character.
Title: Archie Smith, Boy Wonder
Subtitle: A tiny voice asked, "Is he the one?"
Today you are to write a beginning for this story. Beginnings have some elements to them. They are to hook the reader in a new and interesting way. Then the beginning reels in the reader by introducing characters and their backgrounds. Try to think of an exciting way to make your story different than the other kids' in the class. A common mistake for kids’ stories is they give away the whole story in the beginning. Be sure you know where the story is headed (what the end will be), but try to keep the mystery secret. Encourage the reader to want more.
Now you are ready to write the first chapter! I am expecting multiple paragraphs (hit the enter key when you change topics). Good luck.
If you finish early, search Google for “Archie Smith, Boy Wonder” to read some other great stories kids have written for this picture. Or read and comment on your classmates’ stories. Remember, be specific if you comment.