• First Family Night

    January 16, 2012

    Happy Monday!

    Remember when I said my New Year’s resolution was to start a family night? Well I planned the very first one for this week and it’s going to be PAWsome! I’ve got my menu ready to go and I’m outthinking about which game to play.

    It’s not easy to pick a game that everyone likes. Since everyone in my family is good at something different, maybe we won’t play a game this time. Maybe we’ll make a dessert together and watch a movie instead. But wait, what if it’s really pretty outside? Then maybe we should go on a walk to the park after dinner. Oh, I don’t know! I have to talk to my brother; I know he’ll want to pitch in. Since I did the food part, he can figure out what activity we should do. It’s good to have the family help with family night, right?

    Have you thought about what kind of family night you would plan for your family? It doesn’t have to be anything special, just something you do together.

    Talk to you later!



  • Map happy

    January 11, 2012


    I can’t believe we only have 5 months of school left! It’s awesome to think about summer right now, when it’s so cold outside. But there are still lots of things I want to learn this year.

    My teacher does this thing called Mapping Mondays. She gives us the name of a continent to look at and study over the weekend and on Monday mornings she tells us the name of a country on that continent. Then, we have to do our best to draw it! (I drew an awesome Italy and took a picture for one of my blogs last year. See the Mapping Mondays! entry, in the September 2011 archives.)

    Anyway, she said we really need to start studying the whole globe because at the end of the year she is going to give everyone a blank map of the world for us to draw! That’s hard! But I’m excited because she has told us waaaaay ahead of time so I have lots of time to study and practice.

    After all, practice makes perfect!



  • Helping the birds!

    January 09, 2012

    Hey guys,

    Over the weekend, I babysat my neighbor’s kids. They are 6 and 8 year old girls. I watched them for a couple of hours on Saturday afternoon. It was just enough time to make a bird feeder for their yard, and it’s something you can do too!

    Look for a pine cone in your yard or ask your parents where to find one. With a parent’s help, cut some string, any kind will work, about 18 inches, or a foot and a half long. Tie it around the top of the pinecone so you can hang it from a tree. Then, get a spoon and spread peanut butter all over the pinecone. The peanut butter is like your glue, since it’s edible and not harmful to animals. Next, you need to roll the pinecone in birdseed and voila! You’ve just made a delicious bird feeder. The birds in your neighborhood will love it! Did you know that food can be hard for birds to find in the winter? It’s nice to make them something they will love!

    Have fun!