Monday, February 18, 2013

Valentine's Day at Springfield School

Hello future readers! I hope you all had a Happy Valentine's Day. I know I did! I made all my Valentines in Art class, and with my friends Wendy and April. I already gave them their cards at my house, since they're not in my class. My friend Robyn isn't in my class either, so I gave her a card on the playground before school. All the kids in my class were finding it really hard to concentrate on our work, because we couldn't wait until 2p.m. for our class party to start. We had silent reading period after lunch and recess. Finally Miss LaSalle told us to put our books away, 'cos it was time to start our party! YIPPEE! All of us had made card folders, and Miss LaSalle brought in party hats for us to wear. Danny didn't want to wear one. He told Miss LaSalle that he wasn't going to wear any "sissy" hat with hearts and flowers on it. Poor Danny...the only boy in a classroom full of girls. I was really surprised he came to school at all that day. He really doesn't like the idea of giving Valentines to a bunch of girls. But I guess his mother made him. Miss LaSalle had to remind him to be respectful, and that she understood and he didn't have to wear one. Instead, he got to play the mailman and pass out cards. We opened our cards, and then Miss LaSalle passed out the goodies! There was punch and chocolate bars and candy and lollipops. I brought in some of those groovy cookies my mom made and Miss LaSalle let me pass them out. Everyone loved my mom's cookies, especially Miss LaSalle! I wondered if any of the other classes were having such a great time. We all agreed that Miss LaSalle is the grooviest teacher at Springfield Elementary School. Soon it was time to clean up and get ready to line up for dismissal. Before we got our coats, Miss LaSalle gave us each 3 chocolate kisses to take home. More candy? Far out! It was an outta site Valentine's Day. But my mom says you shouldn't wait til Valentine's Day to show people how much you care about them. So in case you haven't done it today, give someone you love (or even just like) a big hug, and tell them that life is better with them around. Until next time, future readers, Your friend, Julie Newman

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Getting Ready For Valentine's Day

Hello future readers! Valentine's Day is coming up! We get to pass out cards and candy and have a party in school! We're gonna make most of our cards in art class this week, but I thought I'd get a headstart. I invited my friends Wendy and her sister April to come over and make cards with me.
I love making cards. Some of the kids get the ones from the store that are already made, but I think it's more fun to make them yourself. I think it's more special that way. Since I'm only 9, I don't have a boyfriend, (Yuck!), so these cards will be just for people I like.
I think we're off to a super start! We thought our cards looked pretty cool!
My mom was in the kitchen trying out a new cookie recipe. She wanted to know if April and Wendy and I would try them so we could tell her what we think. Was she kidding? She didn't even have to ask! I never turn down cookies, and neither do my friends! Since we were gonna eat cookies, I decided to make some strawberry Kool-Aid in my new pitcher to go with them.
My mom brought the cookies in from the kitchen and I poured the Kool-Aid. It was like we were having our own little party! Far out!
The cookies were dynamite! Mom said since we liked 'em so much, she would make some for our class party! Outta site! Now I'll get to pass out cards and cookies. I hope people in the future still pass out Valentines. Even if you don't have a boyfriend or a girlfriend, it's still so much fun sharing cards and goodies with your friends, and having parties in school. I can't wait for our class party. I'll bet Miss LaSalle will really like Mom's cookies!
Until next tine, future readers! Your friend, Julie Newman