Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Three Cheers for Ms. Logan and Ms. Hisle

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Our family is getting ready to visit Anchorage Elementary. Dad is packing the Woody Bus, Mom is making sure all 5 of us have our collars and leashes, and my brother and sisters are packing their backpacks for the day. I wanted to write in my journal before I hopped in the Woody Bus.

If you're following Doghouse Divided, you know at the end of Chapter 1 I had a little trouble with my drumsticks. Ms. Logan's class and Ms. Hisle's class at Simmons Elementary in Woodford County have been reading faithfully and sending emails. We love opening our inbox and seeing emails from our friends. We wanted to share:

Hi Woody,

Our class started collecting money for the Woodford Humane Society. We thought it was funny that you called it the Woodyford Humane Society!! We are going to collect money the whole time we are reading your book. Then, we are going to invite someone from the Humane Society to our class to collect our donation. We will keep you posted on how we are doing with this.

Chapter 2 was great! We were suprised to see that it was a drumset. Our prediction was not correct! We talked about drumsets and instruments. Our music teacher will be happy that we knew all four families without having to look them up! Someone in our class wants a drum set but their parents said they were too noisy! We hope your drumset doesn't start a civil war in your neighborhood.

We think Woody is in the doghouse because his drum sticks came down and hit someone in the head. This will definitely cause him to get in trouble. Especially since his mom and dad are not happy with the new purchase.

Thank you for emailing us back. We are really excited about listening to chapter 3 next week. Also, we were excited to see our post on the blog!!!

Hope to hear from you soon,

Ms. Logan's 3rd grade reading class

Simmons Elementary


Dear Woody,

We love the story "Doghouse Divided"! Our favorite part was when Woody did the drum roll on his new drum set! Our class can't agree on what we think Woody's drumsticks hit, but our prediction is that they either broke a window or an overhead light. We know the drumsticks made a clanging noise, so we think something definitely broke. We can't wait to find out what happens next!

Your friends,

Mrs. Hisle's 3rd grade reading class

Simmons Elementary

We are hoping we can meet Ms. Logan and Ms. Hisle and their classes one day! In fact, if we were in the 3rd grade, we would hope we would have a teacher like one of them! Three cheers for them and their students for their hard work! Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray!

Dad is calling me so I better skee-daddle! Stay tuned for Chapter 3. Enjoy the weather and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Doghouse Divided - Chapter 1

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Hopefully you have begun reading Doghouse Divided. If you haven't, it's not too late! This week is Chapter 2 - so there is plenty of time to catch up! If you read Chapter 1, you will know that Chloe and I came home from a yard sale, excited about our new purchase! As members of the work force, we work hard for our money. We save some, give some to charity, and spend some. It was sure fun spending some at the yard sale. The man at the yard sale talked about the Civil War. We asked our readers the following questions:

1. If you were giving money to charity, which charity would you choose and why?

2. What do you know about the Civil War?

3. What do you think Chloe and I have purchased?

Here are two responses from Simmons Elementary in Woodford, not to be confused with Woodyford, County:

Hi Woody!

We really liked chapter one of Doghouse Divided. We are looking forward to listening to the rest of the book. Our class decided that we would donate our money to the Woodford Humane Society. That is the animal shelter in our town, Versailles. We thought you would really like this since you are a dog. We didn't know much about the Civil War so we are excited to learn with you. What we do know is that wars are deadly, a civil war is a war against our own country, there were drummer boys in the civil war, and it was a fight between the north and south over slavery.

We are very curious to find out what you and Chloe purchased at the yard sale. Our prediction is that it is a cannon or maybe cannon balls.

We can't wait for chapter two!

Thank you,

Ms. Logan's 3rd Grade Reading Class
Simmons Elementary
Versailles, Kentucky

and also

Dear Woody,

If we were raising money for a charity, we would send money to an animal shelter. We would do this to save animals, so they can have food, shots, and water. While we're reading "Doghouse Divided" we're going to try to raise some money for the Woodford County animal shelter.

Here's what we know about the Civil War:

1. The Civil War was fought to free slaves.

2. African Americans were never treated well in the South.

3. Slaves tried to get to the North, because they were treated better.

Our prediction is that Woody bought a cannon or sword from the Civil War, since he was pulling it in a wagon.

We can't wait to hear back from you!

Mrs. Hisle's 3rd grade reading class

Megan Hisle
3rd grade teacher
Simmons Elementary

Chloe and I love reading your comments, so keep 'em coming! Study hard, stay tuned, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Monday, September 19, 2011

Dee-lish Treat

If you wonder why my tongue, as well my sister CeeCee's tongue, is hanging out in this picture, it's because we just ate the most delicious dog treat! Mom got a letter in the mail from one of our fans in Murray, KY. Murray is Mom's hometown, so we have lots of people we love in that town! Anyway, here is what Mom's letter from Paige said (typed just like Paige wrote it):

Hi, leigh ann florence

i'm your biggest fan. I know Woody probly likes dog treats so i got a recipet for some. 1 teaspoon corn starch, 3 cups flour, and Bacon bitts. Bake it a 350 for 20 min and let cool. I hope he likes them and Chloe too. Please write back.

Your biggest fan,


Well Paige, Chloe and I, along with the rest of our gang, can tell you that we didn't like them! No - we LOVED them! We scarfed them down with a cold glass of milk. Talk about yummy! If you have any other recipes, please send them our way! You made us - and our tummies - very happy!

Have a great day!

Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!