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!