Monday, May 17, 2010

Book Review: Time for Andrew - The Ghost Story

Time For Andrew a Ghost Story
Author:Mary Downing Hanh
Mark out of ten:7/10

Hi everyone this is another book I have read. This book is about a boy Andrew and he is on his way to his aunties house for 2 months while his parents go to France. When they saw their aunties house with bricks covered Andrew said to himself that he could of went to camp with his best friend Martin. When they got inside Andrew's aunty showed him to his room and Andrew was afraid because when he went in , there were stuff broken and his bed was messy and even his parents didn't want Andrew to stay but it was already discussed. When it was time for Andrew's parents to go Andrew's aunty said that Andrew could play with his cousin Hannah. It was getting darker and darker and Andrew was getting ready for bed but everyone was in bed fast asleep,Andrew saw a shadow of himself and that shadow had everything that Andrew had. He was Andrew's double, he is a ghost that has been there for 7 weeks now. His name is Andrew as well but his nickname is Drew. My favourite Andrew got to Drew because their mother did not tell them that they had a twin. Then Drew was asking Andrew alot of questions about stuff on the front lawn and Hannah came out and said who are you talking to.




Ask Me Anything About American Presidents

Facts about the Presidents:
1) Which President loved jelly beans so much that his frequent eating of the candies increased their popularity and sales? Answer: Ronald Reagan
2) Which President invented the revolving (or swivel) chair? Answer: Thomas Jefferson, the greatest presidential inventors
3) Who was the only president that had two vice presidents die while in office? Answer: James Madison, his first vice president, George Clinton died in office on April 20, 1812.
4) Which president refused to shake hands with all White House visitors? Answer: George Washington, while he was the President, instead of shaking hands he bowed.
5) Who was the first Catholic to become President? Answer: John F Kennedy
6) Who was the first President to live in the White House? Answer: John Adams, when Adams and his family moved into the White House it was still unfinished.
7) Which President lived through all the presidential administrators from George Washington's through Abraham Lincolns? Answer: James Buchanan, who lived from 1791 to 1868.
8) Which president carried a bullet in his arm for nearly twenty years? Answer: Andrew Jackson. Jackson had taken part in a duel in 1812 and was wounded by a man named Jesse Benton. The bullet remained in Jackson's arm until 1832 and was removed.
9) Which President , while dedicating the Washington Monument, suffered sunstroke and died five days later? Answer: Zachary Taylor, after standing in the hote sun, he returned to the White House and ate a large bowl of cherries and drank a pitcher of milk.
10) Who was the last President to wear a beard? Answer: Benjamin Harrison
11) Which President, when he wrote his autobiography, did not mention his wife once? Answer: Martin van Buren, he had married Hannah Hoes van Buren for twelve years before she died.
12) "There is no place I should like to see so much as Jerusalem". These were the final words of which President? Answer: Abraham Lincoln.
13) Which ex-President was so down on his luck that five years after leaving office he was not able to pay a bill for $1.25 until he sold his corn crop? Answer: John Tyler.
14) Presidents Zacharay Taylor and James Maddison were distant relatives. What was their relationship? Answer: They were second cousins.
15) Which President was nicknamed "Old Buck"? Answer: James Buchanan, "Buck" is a play upon the pronunciation of his last name.
16) Which President never went to school? Answer: Andrew Johnson, he was taught to read and to wite by his wife.
17) Which President smoked twenty cigars everyday of his life? Answer: Ulyssess Grant
18) Who is the only President to be buried in Washington DC? Answer: Woodrow Wilson
19) Which President was nicknamed bubba? Answer: Bill Clinton
20) Which President was the first to have been born in a hospital? Answer: Jimmy Carter

Goosebumps Book Review: RIP, No swimming, No camping

Goosebumps R.I.P No swimming No camping

Author:R.L Stine

Mark out of ten:8/10

Hi everyone this is a book I have read and it is cool.

This book is about these two girls and their names are Terry and Jerry. Terry

and her sister are going to stay with their brother David and his wife Rachael

for the christmas holidays. When they got to the house Terry wanted to explore

the cemetry for a while. When they hit the corner of the cemetry Terry started

to run off looking at the graves and Jerry got really worried and started to call

out because Terry was about 50 steps away from her. All of a sudden Terry found

what she was looking for a tall grave with a last name Sadler which they thought was

their great grandfather from a long time ago. Then Jerry saw hands popping up from the

graves and so Terry ran to the end of the cemetry while Jerry had to try pass them.

When they passed the graves they saw three children that were coming towards them.

The three children were Sadler's to. My favourite part was when Terry did not believe

the three kids that there was a ghost in the cave and the little boy whoose name is Cole

told them that the ghost kills people when they take one tiny step inside the cave.




Hollywood Wax Museum

Hi everyone, before we went to Washington DC, we went to the Wax Museum and had a lot of photos with famous people we have never seen before. Here are some names we had photos with:
Barack Obama, Will Smith, Tony Hawk, Neil Armstrong, Kobe Bryand, Beyonce, Bruce Lee, Justin Timberlake, Troy Bolten, Jennifer Lopez, Alisha Keys, Spiderman, Brad pitt and heaps more.

My favourite photos were with Justin, Kobe Bryant and spiderman because with Justin and Kobe, they were really tall and most women would say they are handsome! Then we got a photo with spiderman and when we went to the counter to buy it, we saw us three girls and spidy hanging upside down doing what we did. Then it was time to go and we were a bit sad because that was our only chance to see them. Then we went outside and did the walk of fame and saw stars with famous people's name on them. Us three girls had a photo with Bruce Lee and Michael Jackson's name with a gold star. We even got to read what Will Smith wrote and he wrote what he said on a movie Handcock. Then it was boiling hot so we walked to find our car and started to head for our motel.

Keep in touch everyone, thank you, miss you guys a lot. Bye!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Secret Garden

  1. Hi everyone

This is my book I have read.

The Secret Garden

Author-Frances Hodgson Burnett

Mark out of ten 10/10

This book is about Mary Lennox who was sent away from her parents and taken to her uncle's to live. Mary was born in India and she was the most disagreeable looking child they had ever seen. Her parents wanted her out of their sight and she was kept away for a long time. One day Mary went to the care of Ayah and a couple of days after that her Ayah died and she was left in a place on her own and no one came to help her. All of a sudden two men had come to look for someone and they found a little girl standing in the middle of the two beds. Then Mary was taken across the Moor and she was going to live with a lady named Martha. My favourite part was when Mary found a key to a garden but she didn't know which garden door the key will fit in. On a hot day Robin was skipping for ages and Mary asked him where the garden that matches the keyhole was. Mary did not believe him that he could find it. But when Robin shows off he likes to sing and Mary opened the gate and she slipped on the grass and was leaning on the gate. She was standing in the secret garden.THANK-YOU FOR READING MY STORY, BYEEEEEEE

Universal Studios

Hi everyone

A few weeks ago I went to Universal Studio's and it was really cool. When we got there we went and got a photo with Bart Simpson and Homer Simpson and Homer kept on taking Teresa's hat off. Then we went on a tour around the Studio and that was interesting when the man told us that Alvin and the Chipmunks do their movie there and some others. After that we went to these houses and the man said that Desperate House Wives uses those houses for their movie. Then we went to a pit where two cars were and they were pretty flash, they had water spraying at us and fire flaming at the back of the cars, they even did a dance for us. Then it was time so we hopped off and went on the Simpsons ride and that was not that good but I liked some of it. When we came out we got a photo with Shrek and Fiona and Shrek took all of our hats off. After a while we had a photo with Dora and Deigo and Deigo swapped our hats around and I had Leslie's hat, Dora had Teresa's and Deigo had my hat. Then we saw the Mummy's and they were chasing after us, they were so tall that when we got a photo they had to lift our hoody's. It was the end of the day and we were getting ready to go to our Motel at the Airport so we can go to our Apartment in Washington DC. HAVE A GREAT TIME,MISS YOU HEAPS,BYE BYEEEEEEEE

The sights of Washington DC

Hi everyone Today I went on a bus tour to some of the famous places in Washington. First we started at Union Station and took a bus to Arlington cemetry.There were about 350,000 people buried there, some of them were from the world war II and some of them are Presidents.It was really cool because there were families who were buried on the other side of each other.One president was buried on a hill with his wife and two kids,The two babies had died before their parents.After that we went to the White House and saw the back yard of the house.It was so clean and tidy, they are so lucky. They had a vege garden,their house is a six storie house REALLY big. After that we went and saw the White House information centre which was interesting because it tells you what they do out side in the garden. Michelle Obama the first lady was talking on t.v about what favourite colour her room is. Her favourite room is the blue one which is the second floor up.Then that ended the day at Union Station with some lunch I had Chinese.I HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY STORY.BYEEEEEEEE,MISS YOU HEAPS. DON'T FORGET IT'S A PARTY IN THE U.S.A.