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## Diary of a Wimpy Kid Cabin Fever – Book Review

This is the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever.

It’s the 6th book in the series.

When I tried to check it out at the library, they would not let me because it was new and I needed to live in Port Washington. In fact it was just released yesterday.

But when we got home my parents pre-ordered it.

It’s really funny. The Heffley family is stuck indoors because of a big blizzard. I’ll tell you more but I do not want to give away the story.

It took me around 1 – 2 hours to read it.

By | November 17th, 2011|books|0 Comments

## 39 Clues

Recently I read the 39 clues series.

It was terrific!

There’s a website, too!

There are books, card packs, and online missions.

By | September 6th, 2011|books|0 Comments

## Algebra, Done!

I just finished all of algebra!

The last thing I did in algebra was conic sections.

In conics we learned how to graph ellipses, hyperbolas, circles, and parabolas.

This a line:

y = x + 5

Parabola:

y = -3x2 – 6x – 1

Circle:

(x – 2)2 + (y + 3)2 = 9

Ellipse:

(x2/6) + (y2/16) = 1

Hyperbola:

x2 – y2 = 39

A parabola is U-shaped. But it can open up or down.

An ellipse is an oval.

Hyperbola is like two parabolas.

You can tell what shape an equation is just by looking at it.

If one variable either ,x or y, is squared it is a parabola.

If both variables are squared then the graph might be a circle, an ellipse, or a hyperbola.

If the coefficients of x2 and y2 are the same sign AND equal, the equation represents a circle.

If the coefficients of x2 and y2 are the same sign BUT different, you have an ellipse.

If the coefficients of x2 and y2 have different signs(one positive and one negative), then the graph will be a hyperbola.

I did this with my dad:

Now I’m exited to start calculus and advanced geometry.

I just finished the second Charlie Bone book – Charlie Bone an the Time Twister.

This book is about time traveling, started by a marble in a game.

Somebody named Henry came from 1916 to Charlie’s time.

This is now the biggest book I ever read – 402 pages. It is one more page than the first one.

The time twister is a marble filled with colors and is big and shiny.

## My Biggest Book Ever!

This is the longest book I ever read – Midnight for Charlie Bone.

It has 401 pages. I read it in two and a half days.

It was about a 10 year-old boy named Charlie Bone who went to Bloor’s Academy for gifted children.

His special power was that he could hear things from people in photographs.

Bloor’s Academy is like Hogwarts from Harry Potter!

By | December 11th, 2010|books, reading|1 Comment

## Two American Biographies

Daniel Boone lived from 1734-1820.

He was an American Pioneer who was most famous for exploring Kentucky.

He was also a soldier, politician, surveyor, and a merchant.

Benjamin Franklin was a paper printer.

He discovered electricity.

He played music.

He helped write the U.S. Constitution.

## Finished Another Book!

I just finished this book – Singapore Math 6B.

It covered:

• Rate
• Circle
• Pie Charts
• Area and Perimeter
• Volume
• Challenging Word Problems
• Rate = Distance / Time

Circumference = Π * Diameter

Area of a Circle = Π * Radius2

Area of a Semi-Circle = .5 * Π * Radius2

Area of a Quadrant(of a Circle) = .25 * Π * Radius2

Volume of a Box = Width * Length * Height

Volume of a Cube = Side3

By | November 29th, 2010|books, math|0 Comments

## This Week’s Books

Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone.

Abraham Lincoln was the 16th president of the United States.

Geronimo was an Indian warrior.

The Into Volcano one was about two boys who explore a volcano.

The Pet one was about a cat and a dog and a turtle.

The Benny and Penny one was about two little mice.

By | November 17th, 2010|books|0 Comments

## Andrew Jackson

He was born in 1767 in the Waxhaw region – which is near where I was born, Charlotte, NC.

Andrew joined the army during the Revolutionary War when he was only 13.

His Dad died before he was born, and the rest of his family died during the War.

Even though he was an orphan he went on to do many great things.

And he became the 7th President of the United States.

He’s my father’s favorite President!

## Elmer and the Dragon

I read 3 Dragon books by Ruth Stiles Gannett. They were about the adventures of a boy named Elmer and the dragon he saved.  These were fantasy books, so it couldn’t really happen.  There’s tigers eating pink lollipops, birds finding treasure, and flying dragon.

My favorite book was the third one, The Dragons of Blueland  because the bad guys fell in the water.  This happened when the dragons got out of the cave.  I’m wishing that there were more books,but its the end of the series.

By | September 17th, 2010|books|0 Comments

## Encyclopedia Brown

I just finished the first Encyclopedia Brown book.

It was about a 10 year-old boy who wants to become a detective.

Do you want to know why they call him “Encyclopedia”?

Because he knows so many facts.

There were 10 cases & he solved them all!

There were 2 stories about bank robberies.

There was one about a stolen necklace and 7 other cases.

By | June 9th, 2010|books|0 Comments

## Helen Keller

Last night I finished a biography about Helen Keller.

She was a girl who couldn’t see, hear, or talk.

Then she had a teacher named Annie Sullivan.

She learned a lot from the teacher.

But soon the teacher couldn’t see either.

Helen learned how to write letters in the palm of her hands. If she could see, she could use sign language like other deaf/mute people. Here is a demonstration:

And she learned braille so she could read with her finger tips.

By | June 8th, 2010|books|0 Comments

## Deep In The World Of Droon

After I read the first Droon book, I read the next dozen in the series:

And today I hope to finish Book 14 – Voyage of the Jaffa Wind. I read 80 pages so far today and have 52 pages left. This is the longest book yet in the series.

By | June 1st, 2010|books|0 Comments