Thursday, November 22, 2012

Thanksgiving(Post 2)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, I woke up to a eccentric little six year-old who kept shouting, "Happy Thanksgiving!"

I fed my bird and myself, and did some work. Then I helped my mom cook dinner. She had a giant turkey, greens, cranberry sauce, stuffing, and cornbread to cook. The cornbread was the dish I made; I stirred milk, eggs, and batter together. I made a bit of a mess with the eggs.

Later, me and my brother jumped around and watched TV while my mom finished cooking. I brought Monty in his cage downstairs to watch TV with us, and escaped from his cage. He kept trying to lick me, and hop on my toes. At one point he flew to the couch and tried to poop.

I brought Monty into the dining room to have dinner with us. He ran around his cage frantically when he smelled our food. We gave him some squash and carrots to calm him down. I reached down often so he could lick my fingers.

Right now, Monty is right here in my bedroom with me, dozing off. 

Thanksgiving(Post 1)

Today I'm going to take a moment to write about Thanksgiving.

When I was in 4th grade, my class had a GIANT feast for Thanksgiving. We had it in the lunchroom, and parents and teachers brought food such as turkey, beans, and squash. My class made paper "tepee" hats, and we wore them while the teachers took pictures of us.

The feast wasn't bad, but then we got an infuriating lesson on what Thanksgiving was really about. I was about to explode especially when they kept talking about how wonderful the pilgrims were, and made it seem like the Indians were the ones who started the wars and conflicts. Kids should know the truth.

What really happened was that the pilgrims were starving and hungry, so the Indians took them under their wing, and showed them how to cook and gather food. They taught them to use fish as fertilizer!

 They were very kind to the pilgrims, and they all had a feast(Thanksgiving feast). However, the pilgrims decided to turn on the Indians. Originally, they had given the Indians blankets, not knowing that they were carrying small pox. Many Indians died, and the pilgrims took this to their advantage. They tried to take away their land, and they sold them as slaves. In layman's terms, the Indians helped the pilgrims, but they didn't return the favor.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


Hey guys! So, my pet bird Monty:
 now has a Facebook page! You can go there now! Just sign into facebook and search: "Montgomery Bird"

You can go there daily and see what's happening with him.

So what are you waiting for? Go, go, GOOOOOOO!


Title: Ungifted

Author: Gordon Korman

Published: November 2012

Genre: Fiction


After he damages the giant Atlas Statue outside his school, Hardcastle Middle School, Donovan Curtis gets busted by the superintendent, and he is sure that he is in for it. But after a goofy mix - up, instead of Donovan getting in trouble, he is actually transferred to the Academy For Scholastic Distinction, a school for the gifted.

With an IQ of 112, Donovan is knowledgeable of this mix - up, but he's not spilling. I fact, he's convinced that the Academy is the perfect place for him to hide out... just long enough before the "incident" blows over. But in order to remain normal, Donovan has to find a way to trick the geniuses of the Academy into thinking that his IQ is over the top... even though it's far from that.


What a funny, suspenseful and witty story about an average boy hiding out at a SCHOOL. I love how this story is detailed, and the characters adapt constantly. Some of them are so unbelievably hilarious, and the incidents Donovan's classmates get into are crazy. One even involves youtube... but I won't tell any more.

Overall, I loved this book and I hope you read it too!

Monday, November 12, 2012

A Jokerific Picture

My bird decided to write a letter to Santa Claws-Claus!

Or rather, I did, and thought about an aggressive little chap like Monty would like...

Tuesday, November 6, 2012


In case you missed the results of the election...


Congratulations to Obama and Biden, and their families!

303 Electoral Votes

206 Electoral Votes

Presidential Campaign 2012

Early this morning my parents woke my brother and I from a sound sleep so that we could go with them to vote.  We got dressed and my mother drove us to our polling place, a church nearby.  There were signs for both presidential candidates and other party nominees outside the church stuck in the grass. At the polling place,   there were what my mother called voting officials, who appeared to be senior citizens.

It only took mom and dad a few minutes each to vote because there weren't any long lines.  Mom said she felt sad that she didn't see many people out voting, but one of the voting officials said that over 100 people had already voted that morning so she was hopeful.  Mom still thought that was a low turn out.

I made the mistake of telling my parents that individual votes don't really matter, but that state votes matter. However, when the candidates are neck and neck individual votes will matter. My father said that individual votes mattered very much and that everyone needed to vote in this election because it was so important for everyone. He also said that you don't know ahead of time which candidate is going to win the state, so if it's a swing state it's really important that everyone votes.

My parents both voted for President Barack Obama. I remember when President Barack Obama came to our city four years ago at the very end of his campaign to speak, and to thank the people who supported him. My parents had worked for his campaign back then. We went to see him speak, and I wasn't feeling well, but my mom and dad thought that I needed to be there because regardless of what happened in that election outcome, history was in the making.

So as I write this, I wonder who will be the winner of the 2012 Presidential Campaign. Either President Obama or Governor Mitt Romney...

UPDATE: View results here AT THIS LINK!

Monday, November 5, 2012

The Candymakers

Title: The Candymakers

Author: Wendy Mass

Published: October 5th, 2010

Pages: 453


In Spring Haven, four children have been chosen to compete in a National Candy-Making Contest.


Logan: The Candymaker's son who lives at the "Life Is Sweet" candy factory. Logan is kind and helpful, and has a special gift for detecting every ingredient in a food just from tasting it. However, he is very poor at measurement, and other math and school skills that would be required to make candy. Logan also has numerous pink scars running down his face and arms that attract a lot of attention from others, although he seems oblivious to it.

Miles: Miles a strange bookworm of a child who is what you would call... scarred for life. After witnessing an accident, Miles claims that he's allergic to rowboats and the color pink. But there has to be some explanation as to why he's acting this way, unless he's crazy.

Daisy: A happy and cheerful girl that has bright blond hair and the strength of two bodybuilders. She is constantly carrying and reading a book that is called "Love's Last Dance,". Daisy appears to have an unclear background, and seems to resent Philip's presence.

Philip: Philip is a stern and orderly boy who seems to find no happiness or absolute joy in life, and is quite cruel to his fellow contestants. However, it's possible that Philip's shallow and sarcastic behavior is just a wall, and he's hiding something...


This book was LONG, around 450 pages, and VERY exciting. There were twists, turns, and parts that really got you thinking about the person standing next to you at the bus stop.

Overall, I'd recommend this book to anyone loves adventure/mystery, or really long books. It's a good book for kids, although some parts may be a little confusing.

The only complaint I'd have for this book is that sometimes the book was a little repetitive, and you'll understand what I'm talking about once you've read the book, or at least part of it.

This book has earned 4 1/2 out of 5 stars from CRK!