Sunday, May 8, 2016

All Right! The Last Book Report of the School Year!

Hello future readers!

On the first week of every month of school, all 4th graders have to do a book report. These are not my favorite things to do. Not because I don't like reading, 'cos I do. I just don't like having a set time to read a book, and do a report on it. I like reading just for fun. For the last book report, Miss LaSalle said we couldn't do it on some small, skimpy book. We had to pick a thick book with lots of chapters, and we have the rest of this month to turn it in. Well this month, I was in luck! My Auntie Jeanette sent me 2 "Little House" books for Easter. I've seen these in the library before, and even checked one out, but I was too busy to finish it before I had to take it back.



 In case you don't know what that is, there's a series of books by  Laura Ingalls Wilder about her life as a little girl back  in the pioneer days. There's even a TV show about it called "Little House On The Prairie." It's one of my favorite TV shows. I love the girl who plays Laura, (Melissa Gilbert). She's got lots of spunk. Anyway, my mom has been reading to me every night from the first book in the series, "Little House In The Big Woods.". I just have a couple of chapters to go on my own, and then I can do this darn report and get it over with!





I don't know if any of you have to do book reports in the future, but this is the way we do ours. We have to write the title, author, illustrator, summary (that means what the book was about), and what we liked best about the book. I had 2 favorite parts, Christmas, and Sundays. I liked reading how Laura got a pretty new rag doll she named Charlotte for Christmas. I also liked reading about how she really didn't like Sundays, and kicked and cried in her chair until her Pa told her a funny story about when he was a boy on Sundays.





Yippee! I'm finished! Now I don't have to think about any more book reports until next September! Outta site! I think I still have time to catch the last half hour of Madman Mike's radio show before "Zoom" comes on.

I'll bet in the future you can do your book report by talking to your computer, like they do on "Star Trek. I bet you don't even have to use a pencil or pen. It probably appears on your teacher's TV monitor on her desk. I don't really know if that's what kids do in the future, but it's fun to think about it! Just like maybe it's fun for you to wonder what life was like in the 1970s.

Gotta go now, future readers. Madman Mike is having another contest!



Until next time,
Your friend,
Julie Newman

18 comments:

  1. Looks like fun. I had to do reports kind of like that every four weeks, and I was so excited to be done, too. I love the Little House on the Prairie books. Thanks for sharing.

    Melodie

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    1. Well reading the book was fun, (and having my mom read it to me was even more fun). But the report...not as much fun. It's nice to know that people in the future still know who Laura Ingalls Wilder is.

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    2. Some television stations will show Little House on the Prairie episodes. I have only seen two or three, but I really liked them.

      Melodie

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    3. You mean Little House On The Prairie is still in reruns in the future? Far out!

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    4. I know it did, and I am sure it still does. I don't watch much tv much, because in the future, we can watch a collection of all sorts of tv shows through a program called Netfix.

      Melodie

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  2. Hi Julie,
    The "Little House on the Prairie" series is one of my favorites however, I didn't read it when I was a child. I read it as an adult when I saw it at my son's Book Fair at school. My favorite part of her books is when she describes the food. Ma's cooking always sounds so delicious.
    Your future friend,
    Fawn

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    1. Wow really? That's pretty groovy! Yeah, Ma's cooking always sounded great, and she didn't even have a refrigerator or any of the things that are in most kitchens today (or in the future). I don't know what people in the future have in their kitchens.

      What's a Book Fair?

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    2. A Book Fair is when a book distributor brings cases of books to school for the children to purchase if they wish. The cases are set up in the library or cafeteria and stay there for a couple of days to allow the children to make their choices. The school gets to keep a percentage of the profits from the sale of the books.

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    3. Hmmm...the closest thing I've seen to that is R.I.F. (Reading is Fundamental) a few years ago. They unloaded boxes of books off of a big truck, and put them on tables in the library. Everyone got to go by grades, and you got to pick out 2 books for FREE! And not used ones either, brand new! My mom says that R.I.F is a program that gives books to poor kids. We don't really have a lot of poor people here in Springfield, (and if there were the whole town would chip in and help them!), so they only came one time.

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  3. I never liked doing book reports either, I would have been happy too! The school year is almost done, hard to believe, it flew by.

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    1. I know! I can't believe it's almost summer!

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  4. Hi Julie! Our daughter Rosie is 9 now too and also reads big books!

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  6. Far out, Julie! The Little House books are still around today! In fact, now they have versions of the books in full color.
    The Little House on the Prairie TV show is still on in the future too! It's one of my favorite shows. (By the way, do you like The Waltons? That's another one of my favorite shows. It still airs today as well...but only in re-runs, of course!)
    I hope you get a good grade on your book report. :)
    *Sunny

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    1. I love The Waltons! My friend Melody thinks that John Boy is cute! *giggle* I think it would be fun to have all those brothers and sisters. (until it was time to go to the bathroom! Hee!)

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  7. All the Little House books were my favorites when I was a girl! I read them all one after the other. Lucky for me they were all in our school library!

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  8. They're in our school library too! (well at least the first 3 in the series are). But I couldn't finish them in the short time I got to borrow them. I like the I have the first 2 books. Maybe I'll get the others soon.

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