Thursday, May 22, 2014

School is Done!

School is done for the year, we're still going to keep up with a few things over the summer-but not full school everyday.  hooray!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pocahontas and the Strangers

Pocahontas is an Indian girl who gets to see a white man at first they are scared of the English men then they think they are nice and Pocahontas meats a man named John Smith!  But soon John Smith died because they had gun powder and the ship caught fire and he was on it and he died!  Then later a man named John Rolfe met her and later she got married!  

Naya Nuki

Naya Nuki's tribe was called Shoshoni.  Her best friend is Sacajawea!  Their tribe was on a buffalo hunt 
when they where atacked by a different tribe and Naya Nuki,Sacajawea and other children and women. Soon Naya Nuki makes a plan to escape, but Sacajawea gets bought by a white man!
So Naya Nuki gos alone and after a long journey she gets home!

I like this book because it's about an Indian girl.  I like books about Indians.
I always enjoy indian books!  

Wizard of Oz Movie

Mom and Dad let us stay up late last night and watch Wizard of Oz.  I thought the red slippers were very pretty. My favorite character was the good witch her dress is the pretties dress I ever saw!  My favorite part was when the good witch said are you a good witch or a bad witch?  Then Dorthey said I'm not a witch at all!  I wonder how they made the witch melt. The lion is funny and so is the scarecrow and the metal man is the funniest.  

This was a very good movie!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Anne of Green Gables

This book is about Anne, she was an orphan nd a couple wanted a boy but adopted her.  She talks a lot like me, she gets used to Green Gables. She meets a nice girl names Diana.  They are best friends and walk home from school together. Anne's life is good at green gable. 

I like this book because Anne is a good girl 

Meet Samantha Book One

Samantha is a girl who was raised by her Grandma.   she makes friends and learns lessons from her Grandma.  Samantha is a good character because she is playful and nice.  I like this book.

Hello, Mrs Piggle Wiggle

Mrs. Piggle Wiggle is a lady who has cures for bad habits.she can cure show offs., crybabies bullies and people who whisper and slow pokes.  She is like a babysitter with kids who come to her house after school.  My favorite one is the crybaby cause there's a girl who cries a lot and it's funny.  My other favorite is the slow poke cause he is super slow and he pretends he's from an island.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

In Grandma's Attic

This book is about a girl named Arleta.  This book does not talk about Arleta's parents, but it tells about her grandma.  Her grandma tells very good stories about her childhood.  For example, she tells of one time when it was dark she was told to empty the wash bucket, but she was scared of the dark. So she was going to throw it, but just then her father walked around the corner and she didn't know then she threw it then BANG!  She hit her dad with it!  Then her mom came to see what happened.
Then she was sent to bed early.

It is one of the best books I have ever read.  

The Boxcar Children #1

The boxcar children made a home in an old boxcar. Their oldest brother found a job.
They were having a nice time, but after a while the second sister got sick.  So they took 
her to the doctor.  Soon she was well and the children found their grandfather and lived with him
because their parents were dead.  they were happy they had their grandfather.  

I really enjoy this book it might be a little sad, but it gets better.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Why I loveLaura Ingall's Wilder Books

Laura is a country girl.  She is nice, likes hiking and likes to play.  I enjoy these books.  I am reading The long winter.  So far they have had a bad winter.  It lasted til April.  Mary is blind because she got
sick along time ago.  Laura's family is happy that the winter is over.  They had a big problem, they were running out of food because the train was not coming till spring.  Then two boys went to find
food and they came back with 60 bushels of wheat.  That helped a lot of people.  Then one morning
it was spring and they were happier then happy. 

What it means to have a Father -a poem

I have a father, he is fun to be with.  
I love him very much.
He fixes things for us and makes stuff.
He puts up a tent for us in the summer.
He teaches us about the bible. 
But there is a father who is
greater -He is God. 
They are both good.


Books Read This Year (So Far)

Maddie will be journaling about the books she reads in the future, for now here's what she already read.

The BIBLE..  NIV  Daily Reading and Devotionals.

American Girl Series:
Addy Saves the Day
Very Funny, Elizabeth
Samantha's Surprise (favorite because she gets a doll in this book)

Childhood of Famous Americans

Thomas A. Edison
Jim Thorpe
Elizabeth Blackwell
Louisa May Alcott

Laura Ingalls Wilder Series
Little House on the Prairie
On the Banks of Plum Creek
Little House in the Big Woods
Farmer Boy

Babysitter's Club Series Books 1,2,3,4

The Pilgrims Brave Settlers of Plymouth

Classic Starts:
The Little Princess

Wisdom and the Millers Proverbs for Children

Island of the Blue Dolphins (BEST BOOK EVER.)

The Trumpet of the Swan

Mr. Revere and I

North American Indians

Little Women

and selected stories from
Reading: Imagine That!
Reading: Picture This!
Reading Street, Indiana
Don't Forget to Fly
Harcourt Trophies

and selected poetry.

First Post!

This is the first post on the page!  We'll be catching up soon by adding all the books Madelyn has read so far... Then she'll start her maiden voyage in blogging!