Sunday, February 22, 2015

What do domesticated moose do in the winter?

Why, we make our own fun, of course! Hello, we are Inky and Dinky.  As you can see we are twin moose!  As many twins do, we love to spend time together.   One afternoon Dinky and I were talking and thought it would be fun to help out around the house. (Acutally, we were a little bored and this seemed like a lot of fun!) Dinky ran off to get the video camera while I went in search of the Roomba!  

Inky and Dinky

Inky on the Roomba
(Click on the video to watch Inky in action!)

And the rest, as they say, is history!

What do you do for fun in the winter?

Friday, February 6, 2015

A story of friendship, adventure, and fun!

What a fun book to read!  As a teacher, I come across "reluctant readers" quite often.  Daniel the Draw-er by S.J. Henderson will certainly grasp the attention of those readers. 

Daniel's mom thinks it's important for Daniel to make some new friends, but he is very happy with having one friend, his very best friend, Annie. Annie is a down-to-earth fun character who isn't afraid to get dirty, eat worms, or hang around with a boy. (No mushy stuff here...guaranteed.) And, in this day and age of technology, it is nice to read about a boy using his own imagination. Daniel is content drawing pictures of cool inventions, but when Whiskers the cat comes to life and tells Daniel his pencil is not an ordinary pencil, the magic and adventure really begins!

The moose and I give Daniel the Draw-er our seal of approval!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Did the moose see his shadow?

Of course he did!  

After seeing his shadow, he went outside and saw a groundhog.  

Knowing that there are six more weeks of winter, no matter what, moose and groundhog decided to enjoy their time reading... keeping warm by the words and thoughts in their books!

They also took time to enjoy some of their favorite foods...



 and Prime Rib

 These,of course, are favorite staples of the domesticated moose!

It's good to be a moose!

Monday, January 19, 2015

Have you ever felt like you were in between?

As a middle school teacher, I know the teen years are when young people are trying to find themselves.  Many times they feel caught "in between" between friends, family, making right choices, etc.  I recently read the story "In Between" by Jenny B. Jones and think this is a great book for teen girls to read!

Here is my review:

The title caught my eye, and the story kept my attention. Katie Parker is a girl with no real home. With her mother in jail, Katie finds herself in-between...She doesn't have a permanent home, a permanent school, or permanent friends. Then Katie gets shipped off to a new foster family in In Between, Texas. The town, the people, and her new foster parents all seem so squeaky clean. Katie can't imagine ever fitting in a place like this. Her new foster father is a pastor, her new foster grandmother seems like an overgrown teenager herself, and her foster mom seems too perfect at first. Katie finally decides to put in the effort to see if this is a place she might call home. Follow Katie in this humorous and interesting story as she realizes that In Between IS the place to be.

The moose and I give In Between by Jenny B. Jones our seal of approval!