Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Bridge to Terabithia

      I haven't done anything about books on this blog, so I decided to do a book report. This is a book that I just finished. It is a great book about friendship and a sudden tragedy.

      Bridge toTerabitha is about two kids and a make believe land. It all started on the school playground. I am not going to give away the story, so you will have to read the book to see what happened on the playground.
     Two kids, Jess and Leslie, find a rope swing in the forest. Leslie decides to swing on it. She lands on the other side of the creek. Just into the forest is a land they like to call Terabithia. They build a hut out of wood and pretend that they are the King and Queen of Terabithia. It is a land that only the two of them know of. They don't share this secret with anyone else.
    At school there is a bully named Janice Avery. She is really mean to Jess's sister, May Belle. To get Janice back, Jess and Leslie play a trick on her. Then one day Leslie hers Janice crying in the girls bathroom. She then finds out why Janice was being such a bully.
     Jess and Leslie become such great friends. One sunny morning Jess's music teacher asks him if he wants to go to Washington D.C. He asks his mom who is partially asleep and she said "hmmm um". So he goes. Jess had a great day until he got home. Everyone was acting weird. A terrible tragedy occurred and changes Jess and the land of Terabithia forever.
     If you want to see what the tragedy is, you can read Bridge of Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. There is a movie in addition to this book. I suggest reading the book first. The movie might make you sad when you get towards the end. I enjoyed this book, and I think you will too. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Beach nights

I look forward to beach nights all year long. They are one of my favorite things to do! You can do water sports, play on the sand and hang out with friends. This is why you should come to beach nights. 

At the beach I like to do water sports. These include boogie boarding and skim boarding. Skim boarding is where you throw down the board so it skims on the water and you jump on it, then you glide on the water. When you glide on the water you feel free, like a bird flying through the air. I prefer skim boarding to boogie boarding because you have to paddle just like a duck pushing it's feet in the water to catch a wave. It's hard for me because it doesn't come naturally to me like it does to the duck. I don't like this as much because I don't like getting deep in the water. But hey, even if you don't like getting in deep water, still come to our beach nights. 

At the beach I like to play in the sand. What I mean by this is that I like to throw a frisbee or kick a soccer ball on the sand. I like to play frisbee on the beach because you have a wide open space. My yard is small, buy not too small were you can't throw a frisbee, but not as big as the beach. Playing on the sand is something we usually do on beach nights. So if you like to play frisbee or any kind of ball, head on over to our beach nights. 

When you go to beach nights you get to hang out with friends. If you are working all day and don't get to see your friends, then this is a great opportunity. Being with friends is important. You get to play and have fun just as a kid should. All kids should have fun with friends, and that's what you do at beach nights. The parents also get to hang out with their friends, so everyone's happy! So if you want to hang out with new and old friends then come to our beach nights.

If you liked this then maybe you can start a beach night! And if you didn't have a beach, maybe you have a lake. If you don't have a lake, then I know you have a park. So start your fun!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Beach Night

               I hate seaweed!  I hate it when it gets stuck around my ankles.  There is one kind of seaweed that I like to call dreadlocks because it looks like green dreadlocks.  I went on a walk further down the beach to see if there was as much seaweed.  There it was, waiting for me.  So I headed back to sit down.  At that time I was not swimming because of all that stupid seaweed.
        Claire was also coming to the beach that night.  I told her I wasn't going to swim, but we went down to the water anyway.  We went back farther down the beach where Claire went out to see if there was any seaweed.  There wasn’t!  I did go in!
    We took our foam sleds out into the water and used them as boogie boards.  It was really fun!  We stayed afloat, so I guess that is good.  I had the idea to duck dive with the sleds.  Duck diving is when you duck under the big waves so you don’t get knocked off your board.  Claire was good at it.  As we neared the end, the waves got bigger, so big that you actually got dropped after the wave passed!  It was awesome going over the big waves.
 I can not wait for the next time we go to the beach.  I know now that I can get back into the water, because I don’t have to be as afraid of the seaweed.  I don’t have to be as afraid, because I know that the seaweed is not going to hurt me.