Archive for February, 2011
“Every week we get to choose one book to read at home. Then at school we read the book aloud in small group then we get to do a small activity and share it with the rest of the class. This week we had three different books to choose from. I chose ‘ Ira Sleeps Over’. I would recommend it to anyone that likes funny humor.”
“I read a book called ‘Spider Soup’. The book is about a boy named Michael and his pet spider. He thinks the spider got squished between two plates. Then he puts a cross outside his yard, then his Mum finds the spider alive in the soup. My favourite page is this page because it’s funny. I recommend this book to everyone that speaks English, it is an easy book but a fun book.”
“I read Ira Sleeps Over. It was a story about a little sister saying “don’t bring the teddy to a sleepover” to her brother. First she says bring it then she changes her mind and says don’t because they will make fun of your teddy bear name.
I did an activity and it was about my teddy bear at home. I drew a picture of how my bear looks like and I wrote many words about my teddy bear like soft, kind, and makes me feel good, sleepy and he his cute. It means to me don’t change your mind really quickly because of other what other people say.”
“I read The Pet Dragon It was about Kanji. It had some pictures but the kanji was inside the picture. The story was about a girl named Lin and her pet dragon. It was about pictures more than story. I recommend this book because this story is a little different from another book, this had only a little bit of details of the story. I already knew some kanji but I didn’t know that it wasn’t Japanese kanji but Chinese.”
“Today we to went to St Maur to visit Mr Goodkin. He was a music teacher from Los Angeles. We learned rhythm and beat and how to snap to the beat.
This was really fun because we get to use the xylophone and other instruments. We also got to play a game. The game was with a partner and as you walked apart you had to sing “roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you” and you have to get together before the song ends.
Another fun thing was we had to snap our fingers and sing to a song about jelly on a plate and sausage in a pan.
I learned that any rhythm can make a song.”