Hey people! What’s up? Right now, I’m at tech club with all my friends and loving it! Here we do things like podcasting, internet-site-making, and Scratch (custom animation). My teacher is the coolest, the awsomest and all around best! And for all you book lovers out there, I’m reading a book called Indian Captive: The Story of Mary Jemison. That book is seriously ROCKS!!! Read it, now! Look for a review once I’m done!
Bye Bye, Seven Seconds March 16, 2008
I took seven seconds off my best 100-meter IM (individual medley) on Saturday. I didn’t want to do it, but my parents made me. I thank them for that. I didn’t want to do it because I had a soccer game in less than an hour and by the time we got out to my game we’d be late. My time went from 1:49 to 1:42. That is a lot! Check out the video above to see my IM. By the way an IM is butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle in that order. I don’t know what place I got because I had to leave.
I had fun at my soccer game too. We won 3-2. I had an assist and kicked a ball into the goal though it was already on the line, which is in.
The Looking Glass Wars March 4, 2008
“The Looking Glass Wars” by Frank Beddor twists the tail of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” into an epic tale of death and war, adventure and romance. Alyss, heir to the throne of Wonderland, must flee her nation as a child when her murderous Aunt Redd kills both of her parents, and takes control of Wonderland. Alyss falls into the Pool of Tears and is transported to Earth. There, she is adopted, and becomes the beloved of a PRINCE! Dodge, her childhood love, comes and takes her back to Wonderland. When she returns, she fights an epic battle against Redd. Who will be the victor? Can Alyss ensure her people’s safety? You’ll have to read this book to find out!!!
I liked this book a lot. “The Looking Glass Wars” offers a balance of romance and adventure, death and war, with wonderful detail and precision, but it turns the sweet little tale of Alice in Wonderland into a tragedy. What do you think of it???
The Tail of Emily Windsnap February 29, 2008
Emily Windsnap has a secret. She’s a girl living a normal life on a boat. But she can swim like a fish, breath underwater and her legs turn into a fish tail. What is she? A mermaid. Her mom and classmates don’t know, and she’s never seen her father. When she meets another mermaid, she goes off on little adventures. When she finds out her father is in trouble with law, she goes off to save him and gets in big trouble. What will she do? Will she ever rescue her father?
You’ll have to read “The Tail of Emily Windsnap” by Liz Kessler to find out.
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian February 9, 2008
Sherman Alexie wrote a great new book for pre-teens. Just to warn parents: It has some cussing in it. This book is about an Indian boy who deserts his tribe and goes to a white school far away from their reservation. Even his best friend turns his back on the boy named Arnold Spirit. Will he find friends at his new school? Will he discover a part of him he’s never known? Will he meet a girl? This book has lots of adventure and comedy plus little cartoons throughout the book. I’d recommend this book to kids nine and up.
Testing! January 24, 2008
I started End of Quarter Testing on Friday. My test schedule: Friday(last week)-History. Tuesday-Writing. Wednesday- Reading. Thursday- Science. Friday- Math. I hate and maybe kind of love testing!!!
I read this awesome book called ‘The Witch of Blackbird Pond’ by Elizabeth George Speare. Katherine Tyler (Kit) has to move from her Carribean home of Barbados to the cold, unwelcoming Connecticut Colony to live with people she’s never met, and who don’t even know she’s coming! Once settled in, Kit takes an instant disliking to her new life. Her Uncle Matthew has the stern ways of the Puritan religion, and his family cannot do many things, such as not being allowed to have any decoration on their clothing and they must go to church twice on Sundays. Other then that, they work. The only place Kit feels at home is the meadows. When she befriends the witch that lives there, and is accused of witchcraft herself, what will she do? Who or what will save her? “The Witch of Blackbird Pond” is an interesting book full of secrecy and suspense, with a bit of romance mixed in. I’d recomend this book to people 9-100! Make sure you check it out!!