This is a picture of me next to an ammonite. An ammonite is a creature that lived in the ocean long, long ago in the time of dinosaurs. When it got fossilized, all the flesh and meat and tentacles rotted away, and the shell is all that's left.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This is a picture of me and Hercules. The skin on his arm is from the Nemean Lion, that he got in his first of ten that turned into twelve labors. Hercules chased the lion into a cave, but first he put a boulder on one side so he couldn't get out again. Then, he strangled it to death.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I reviewed more books on my Librarything. Here is a review of Diary of a Wimpy Kid.
I first found out about this good book while playing on Fun Brain. It's a really good book about a kid named Greg, but it's not exactly a book. It's a diary. Although Greg likes to say it's a journal, because he doesn't write about his feelings like his mom would like him to.
Greg lives in a world of stick figures. In this book, the cheese touch is like a plague.
I highly recommend this book to kids who want a good laugh.
I read it a while back, but I thought about it when I was writing my thank you cards for my birthday gifts.
In my Thank You cards, I was referring to a particular joke in the book, where Greg - the Wimpy Kid - was writing a thank you card to his aunt to thank her for a pair of pants that she gave him.
Thank you for the pants. They look so good on my legs. My friends will be so jealous that I have my very own pair of pants. Thank you for making this the best Christmas ever!I thought that was pretty funny.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Anton van Leewenhoek is a famous scientist. He was born in 1632 in Holland. He was the first person to look through a microscope because he invented the microscope. His microscopes were basically really powerful magnifying glasses. Still, he was able to see microorganisms. And, he was the first person to see bacteria. We have learned a lot from him.
We found this picture and pictures of his microscope on the Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723) website.
What Your Second Grader Needs to Know: Fundamentals of a Good Second Grade Education Revised (The Core Knowledge Series): E.D. Jr Hirsch: Books