Readers Journal 27- All of a Kind Family Uptown

Dear Readers,
I just finished the book All of a Kind Family Uptown by Sydney Taylor. Many things happen in this book. The girls couldn’t find Lena’s apartment and accidentally ate someone else’s dinner, Mama got her appendix taken out, and Lena had a baby!
I am going to use the trait, thought, on Charlotte, because she forgot to pay for her ticket for the train on her way to her aunts house. Here is a text from the book to support my thinking:
‘ She squeezed the handkerchief knot. A whole nickel! A person could get an awful lot for a nickel! For instance, a pad – a really, truly good one like the Square Deal kind which had such a smooth, white paper. I could write my homework on it with beautiful ink. Or one of those tiny pink celluloid dolls from the Five and Ten. I’d have such fun dressing it for Gertie. I could get a Napoleon! It melts in your mouth with creamy custard just oozing out all over! Or even five Indian Bars with nuts inside! Then I’d give two to Gertie and keep three for myself! Mmm . . . mmmm. Charlotte smacked her lips. ‘
Sincerely,
Nora

Readers Journal 26- Faceless

Dear Readers,
I am reading the book Faceless by Alyssa Sheinmel. It is about a girl named Massie, and she had to have a face transplant because, while she was on her morning run, lightning struck a tree, which created a fire, and the fire burnt her nose, cheeks, and nose off. She was in a coma for a couple of months, and when she woke up, she thought that she was still on her run. After she was better and out of the hospital, she was responsible for taking her pills. And, her boyfriend, Chirag, was super clingy and constantly driving Massie places. Massie feels that Chirag is only doing this because he feels bad, and he doesn’t love her anymore. This is not true.
I am going to use the trait Thought, because she thinks a lot about what others think of her. Here is a text from the book about Thought:
‘ No one will know that I used to be an athlete, that there used to be freckles on my nose, that I used to have a dimple in my left cheek. They might wonder how I got these scars, but they’ll be too polite to ask, and I won’t ever tell. ‘
Sincerely,
Nora

Whale Watching

Dear Readers
On 5/25/16, the sixth grade class went whale watching. We saw orca whales. What I learned was that all orca whales look the same, but have completely different DNA, that they are almost completely different species. It made me sad when I saw the orca’s eating the porpoises. I now have a new liking for whales!!! The purpose for this trip was for the sixth grade to have a memorable trip to start a new unit.
Sincerely,
Nora

Readers Journal 25- More of All a Kind Family

Dear Readers,
I just started reading the second book of all of a kind family, called, More of all of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. I haven’t gotten that far, but it’s about how it’s a couple years later, and Charlie is now a toddler, and the girls are a little older. Little Charlie almost got hit by a row of horse carriages, but a kind lady quickly saved him, and the family is thankful. Ella is excited because she got a letter from a boy who likes her.
Today, I am going to use the trait Action on Henny, because she gets very anxious when its time to go the library, and a little mad when Ella is wearing her hat. Here is a text from the book:
‘ “Say, isn’t that my tam?” Henny was indignant. “Why aren’t you wearing your own?”
“Because yours matches my new skirt. Please let me wear it, Henny.”
“Oh, all right. But you might have asked me first. And hurry up!” ‘
Sincerely,
Nora

Readers Journal 24- All of a Kind Family

Dear Readers,
I finished the book All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor. The book is about a Jewish family with five girls, a mom and a dad. All sorts of things happen in this book.
Here is what’s going on with each child:
Ella (12)- Oldest of all the children. You get some clues that she likes papa’s work assistant Charlie
Henny (10)- Not friends with her friend Fanny any more
Sarah (8)- Lost her library book and has to pay for a new one, even though she was saving her money for a doll!
Charlotte (6)- Not really mentioned so much in the book… she loves candy!
Gertie (4)- The youngest, but not for long! (She also likes candy)
I’m going to use the trait Action, on Sarah, because she has a total melt down. Here is a text from the book:
‘ “I can’t eat it! It’ll make me sick! I hate it!” ‘
Sincerely,
Nora

Science Field Trip

Dear Readers,
We went to the Bright Water Waste Water Treatment Plant. Something that I learned that surprised me was the microbes. I’ve never heard of them before. Something that will change my behavior towards water is that now I know there are still chemicals and medicines in it, I’m scared to drink it. I still wonder about the process of taking out the microbes. I think in the future we will need a technology to be able to take out the medicines and chemicals.
Sincerely,
Nora