Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Catching Up with Chapter 5

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Where has time gone? I can't believe we are already in the month of November! We are looking forward to Thanksgiving! Mom always lets us help plan the menu. I can taste the gravy and pumpkin pie now!

The job at the library has kept us so busy. That's why I've been a weenie bit behind on the blog. Our faithful friends from Simmons Elementary in WOODYford County sent us there responses to Chapter 5. Chloe and I love opening our inbox and seeing Ms. Hisle's and Ms. Logan's name! They give such great advice! We must get to Simmons Elementary and meet our new best friends in person!

Dear Woody,

We're so glad you got to keep the job at the library. It's ok, we all have late fees at the library sometimes, but it's best to try to turn books in on time.

We have a couple of different ideas about why mom called you at the library. First, some of us think mom may be calling just to see when you're going to be home, so you might not have anything to be worried about. However, some of us agree with you and think mom may be calling about the drum set. Since you accidentally broke the window with your drumsticks, she might think other things are going to get broken - maybe another window! You already have to fix one window, so it may be best to not keep the drum set if you don't want to have to pay for something else that might break.

We researched who the president was during the Civil War and we learned that it was Abraham Lincoln. We also learned he was the sixteenth president!

We can't wait to hear what happens in Chapter 6!

Megan Hisle

3rd grade teacher

Simmons Elementary

Ms.Logan's Class sent this response to Chapter 5:

Hi Woody!

We missed you while we were on fall break! We all had a great break, but we were ready to get back to school.

We are so interested in learning more about the Civil War. We went on a field trip to the Lexington History Museum last week and there was a exhibit about Abraham Lincoln. We know he was the president during the Civil War. We came up with three reason why the states could be at war. The first was slavery, the second was the right to make their own laws, and the third was independence.

We often have arguments with our friends and siblings so we have lots of advice on what to do to solve a disagreement. Here is the list we made.

1. Walk away

2. Talk it out

3. Share and take turns

4. Ignore the person

5. Wait and cool off

Even though it isn't fun, disagreements happen and it is important to know the right way to solve an argument without more fighting.

We are also worried about what your mom has to say! We think she may want you to run an errand on the way home, let you know that she isn't going to be home when you get there, or to let her know when you leave the library so she will know when to expect you and not worry. We hope it isn't something serious...or that you aren't in trouble for something!

We are looking forward to hearing from you and listening to chapter 6.

Ms. Logan's Reading Class

Mindy Logan
3rd Grade Teacher
Simmons Elementary

Thanks again for the email and your comments! I have chores to do, drums to practice, and a library job to get ready for. Therefore, I better skee-daddle! Again, keep those comments coming! I will post your other comments in a day or two!

I'm off to work! Have a great day and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!