Sunday, October 30, 2011

Book Signing: Scary School (Book Review Included)

This October, I went to my local Barnes and Noble for a book signing, reading, and costume contest.

Me and the Author

First, there were only two kids including me. The author, Derek the Ghost, did a choose your own adventure story. Both of us survived one day at scary school! That is very hard! Next, about 5 more kids came. He read a very scary chapter called, Dr. Dragonbreath's rules. Then, he took some questions. I asked a few. There is a secret chapter in the first book, so I asked him, " Is there going to be a secret chapter in the next book?". He said there are going to be a few in the next book. After that, he signed our copies of Scary School. Here is what he wrote to me:



Next, there was a costume contest. If you go to the top of this post you can see my costume. The only other person who competed didn't know about the costume contest, but he was in his basketball uniform. I won because of my helmet! Each of us got a handful of candy. Also, I got a free book because I won!

The book I won

He gave everyone a T-shirt.

My handful of candy. (I already ate two) Mmm...

My new book signed

Here is a book review I wrote:
The book Scary School is about the first school ever that combines regular kids and monster kids. It is told by the point of view of Derek the Ghost. He is an amazing author! The story is mostly about the fifth grade classes. The two fifth grade teachers are Ms. Fang, an 850 year old vampire, and Dr. Dragonbreath, who ate 28 of his 30 students in the first 12 minutes of school. Being dead is no excuse for being dead at Scary School because they have the best Nurse ever, Nurse Hairymoles. She can bring anyone back to life, but she makes it so they are very badly sick the next day. You do not want to go to detention because you have to spend it with Mrs T, who is a hungry T-Rex who might eat you before recess. I think you should get and read this book A.S.A.P.
Derek the Ghost's website:
Have you read Scary School?
Who is your favorite teacher?
What is your favorite chapter?
Who is you favorite kid?
What's your favorite book? (Scary School is mine)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Poll Competition Two

The second poll competition is starting. It will last a few months. There will probably be five polls in the first round. As of now, four of the polls in the first round will have six posts to choose from, and one poll will have seven posts to choose from. The winning post in each poll will go to the championship. If there is a tie, both winning posts will go to the championship. Here is the first poll:

Did you vote in the last poll competition?

Which post did you vote for in this poll?

What is your all-time favorite post on this blog?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Student Blogging Challenge: Challenge 6: Freerice

This week's main idea is global issues.When I started third grade I started playing Freerice. I forgot my account, so I made a new one. If you want to be friends, I am Bigjman9. You can play in groups. I am in the group Student Blogging Challenge.

You answer questions about things like math and grammar. For each answer you get correct, you donate 10 grains of rice to homeless people to try to end hunger. The best part is, it's free! You move up levels. The higher the level, the harder the question. My best category in the Freerice game is English grammar. I hope people join because of reading my post! Freerice is a great way to try to end hunger!

Have you ever played Freerice?

What is your username?

After reading my post, are you going to start playing Freerice?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Santa Anita

A couple weeks ago, I went to the horse races at Santa Anita. Some people say it is the most beautiful race track in the U.S.A. I get why they say that now because it had lots of mountains and trees around it. I went with my dad and my sister. It was a special day there because kids got in for free and there were over seventy food trucks.

We stayed for 6 races. I was very surprised in the last race because the favorite to win, Blind Luck, got last place. Before one of the races, I asked my dad, "Why does an ambulance Circle the track?", and he said,  " In case a horse gets hurt.". That race, a horse got hurt!

In the last race my dad took some pictures. Here is one of them:

This is a horse named Zazu:

Do you think it is a beautiful race track?

Have you ever been to Santa Anita?

Have you ever been to a race track? Which one?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Blogs I Recommend

I got the idea of writing a post about blogs I recommend from my new blogging buddy, Ethan.

The first blog I recommend is Mrs. Yollis' Classroom Blog. 

I like how she does interesting, but educational posts. Also, I like seeing what her class is learning that I learned last year as a student in her class.

Next, I would like to recommend Ben's Next Stop. 

I like looking at where he has been going. I also like seeing the places he went to that I've been before and have never visited before.

She publishes about her family events, and things that are open to the public. I like that combination of posts!

The next blog I recommend is Ethan's Blog! 

His posts are very interesting and he makes them very fun to read. I hope you leave him a comment!

I hope you go on Hannah's Hacienda. 

She does posts about trips that her family goes on, and about right here in our hometown.   

(Tip: Each blog's name is a link. If you click on it, it will bring you to that blog!)

I hope that you look at each one of these blogs. Maybe you will leave a comment on their blog! I'm sure they would love that.

Did you check out these blogs?

Which ones?

What blog should I go on next?