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This is our new Mother-Son blog. I am Donna, (Mom), and Lucas is my 13 year old 7th grader. We both love to read and decided to create this blog to write about the books we enjoy. Lucas is very interested in science cannot wait to share his insights about the books he's reading and 7th grade.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Fun Fun Book

The Alliday Poem Book of Silly Celebrations features themes from the amusingly mundane to the severely bizarre. Flip to any date, and in addition to the varied and clever poetry, you might find fun facts, though-provoking quotes, or captivating bios on major historical figures born that day. Readers will become more familiar with heroes from Feng-Shan Ho to Florence Nightingale. Teens, tweens, daydreamers, lovers of learning, and the young-at-heart will appreciate this book. Among the poetic forms included are rondeau, terza rima, limerick, tetractys, cinquain, pantoum, enclosed rhyme, haiku, double dactyl, and epigram. Alliday is a useful tool for learning about the intricacies of poetry, but more than that, it’s flat-out family-friendly fun! Every day is a chance to celebrate. Let Alliday be your guide!

my thoughts (Donna/Mom)
What a fun book!  You will never get tired of reading the entertaining bits and pieces from this book. There are many quotes that are indeed 'thought provoking' but for the most part, this book is just plain fun to read.  Do you know that June 1st is Dinosaur Day?  Neither did I.  June 1st is also National Go Barefoot Day, flip a coin day and National Hazelnut cake day.  (June 1st has no special significance, just picked this day because my kid loves dinosaurs). There are plenty of cute short poems for each day.  You are certain to get a chuckle while reading this book.  I looked up my birthday to find The Universal Postal Union was established in 1874.  Not only are fun things included, but you will learn interesting facts (my birthday is also  Fire Prevention Day).

5 stars

Friday, May 23, 2014


We are reading THE OUTSIDERS in my reading class.  Awesome book.  Yesterday we all dressed up as 'greasers' or 'socs'.

According to Ponyboy, there are two kinds of people in the world: greasers and socs. A soc (short for "social") has money, can get away with just about anything, and has an attitude longer than a limousine. A greaser, on the other hand, always lives on the outside and needs to watch his back. Ponyboy is a greaser, and he's always been proud of it, even willing to rumble against a gang of socs for the sake of his fellow greasers--until one terrible night when his friend Johnny kills a soc. The murder gets under Ponyboy's skin, causing his bifurcated world to crumble and teaching him that pain feels the same whether a soc or a greaser.

original titleThe Outsiders
ISBN 014038572X (ISBN13: 9780140385724)
edition languageEnglish
characters: Ponyboy Curtis, Sodapop Curtis, Darrel "Darry" Curtis, Dallas "Dally" Winston, Johnny Cade
literary awardsBooks I Loved Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards for Secondary (1991)

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Update reading material

HI everyone...just want to give a quick update about my current reading material.

In my reading class at school, we are reading a fantastic book about King Arthur...it is full of wizards, and lots of other fun stuff!  Love this story.

We just finished reading a book called THE MIDWIFE'S APPRENTICE.  It was ok.  I'm amazed at how few baths the people took during the middle ages.   Lots of interesting stuff to learn from books...so KEEP READING!!!