Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Dr. Seuss

Theodore Geisel was born in 1904. Because his father was a superintendent at the zoo, he sketched the animals there. Theo graduated from Dartmouth College but later dropped out of Oxford. At some point he joined the army. When he started writing books he made bizarre animals like a camel with a feather duster on its head. He wrote lots of childrens books but he didn't have any kids of his own. He wrote 47 books like The Cat in the Hat, which have been translated into 20 languages. Most kids know him as Dr. Seuss, but when Theo illustrated his own books, he used the name Theo LeSieg. (LeSieg is Geisel spelled backwards!). This wonderful man died in 1991 but will always be remembered as a great writer.

(Note from Jenny: This is Katie's first real report. She chose a subject, gathered information, planned her paper, wrote two rough drafts and two final drafts, and typed it all herself.)

Friday, November 11, 2011

Zoranove (ZOR-u-NO-vay)

Believe it or not, this creature is a dragon. This is the story of Zoranove.

Once, Zoranove was a soldier in the Dragon Army. Then he found a cave, home to the "Three Creatures of Doom." He went inside. He saw something move.

It turned out that it was a lion. While battling the lion he lost a leg so what he did was chop off the lion's leg and put it on him. Then a Phoenix came out of the background and tried to attack him. He lost another leg in this battle. He took the Phoenix's claw and wings this time. Then out of nowhere a Nightmare attacked him, too. He lost his tail during the battle. He got the Nightmare's tail and he stuck it on his body.

He had a lion paw, the Phoenix wings and claw, and the Nightmare tail.

The parts of the animals' bodies had evil in them. The evil flowed into the Zoranove's heart and it turned him evil, too. He flew to the nearest volcano and dove into the lava. He only comes out once a year because he makes a lot of destruction. And here's the date: June 15th. The volcano was named Mt. Zoranova. If you live near Mt. Zoranova you should protect you and your ramily from destruction on June 15th. You can recognize him with his lion paw, Phoenix claw and wings, and his Nighmare tail.

Be careful.

The End

Monday, November 7, 2011

Practice Makes Perfect

When I do school I sometimes mess up but that's okay. If I keep practicing I'll get better at it and I won't mess up that badly the next time I do it. I was six the first time I started piano and I wasn't that good. But now that I'm nine I'm better at piano because I practiced three years and got really good at it. I was also six when I first started art lessons and all I could draw were shapes. I'm still taking art lessons now that I'm nine and I can draw all sorts of things like animals, now that I had a little practice. So if you're having a lot of trouble at something keep practicing and you will get better at it.