Sunday, March 8, 2015

Annabelle the Reluctant Fart Fairy would be good for reluctant readers....



I was a bit reluctant to read another children's book with the theme of "farts", but this was a free book on Amazon and I decided to give it a try.  While I probably wouldn't have thought to use farts as a main object of the story, I know grade school children find farts to be funny and interesting no matter what.  With that being said, I was impressed how M.T. Lott used that very popular topic to teach children some important messages - sometimes we don't get what we want, sometimes we have to make the best of a bad situation, and finally what might seem like a cross to bear can actually turn out to be a most important asset. 


The moose, though they claim never to fart themselves, give this story their seal of approval!



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!)
video

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...

 
Pizza-n-Pasta




Meatballs



 and Prime Rib

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

It's good to be a moose!