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7th Grade Books from a 7th Grader July 4, 2015

Filed under: Books for Kids My Age — Pragmatic Mom @ 9:57 pm
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This year I was supposed to read 40 books for my English class but I wasn’t able to read that many. I still like realistic fiction and dystopian. I’ve never really liked fantasy/action adventure either. I lost one page of my reading log because I think I read a few more books. When I remember them, I’ll add them. Most of these books came from my school librarian and from friends. My mom recommended a few books to me but most of them I abandoned. My sister also gave me a few good book recommendations.

Fish In a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt

An easy read about a girl who is dyslexic and gets help from a teacher.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

A dystopian novel about a boy who is going to die because it’s their culture to “unwind” some kids who are bad and reuse their body parts for others. Instead he escapes and meets a girl and together they must figure out how to survive.

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

I thought this book was really funny but towards the end, it got boring.

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Please Donate! January 3, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — Pragmatic Mom @ 3:05 pm

As you may know I play soccer. This year my club team, Celtic Bolts is raising money to support the Special Olympics. Please help the Special Olympics by donating to my page.

 

6th Grade Chapter Books from a 6th Grade Girl September 6, 2014

In 6th grade, I didn’t have a lot of time to read because I was playing a lot of soccer. The only time I read was when I had to so these are the only books I read and I didn’t finish all of them.

Catch Rider by Jennifer H. Lyne

Catch Rider was about a girl who loves to ride horses but she was very poor and it was hard for her to competitively ride horses. I thought this book was very well written and I enjoyed reading it.

The Center of Everything by Linda Urban

The Center of Everything started out slow but then it became more interesting as it went on.

My Almost Epic Summer by Adele Griffin

This was a really strange book. It was a little inappropriate. It was also a really short book that I read during the summer.

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Appleton

I didn’t want to read The One and Only Ivan at first because I thought it was a little kids’ book but once I started reading it, I really liked it.

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5th Grade Book Recomendations from a 5th Grader May 16, 2013

I read these books in 5th grade and highly recommend them to rising 5th graders or even 4th graders or 6th graders. Some of these chapter books were assigned as classroom reading but most of the books were for free choice reading. If you have summer reading homework as a rising fifth grader, I would recommend any of these books.

5th Grade Realistic Fiction

See You at Harry’s by Jo Knowles

Even though this book is sad, I still really liked it.

One for the Murphys by Lynda Hunt

The main character, Carly, had a difficult childhood but in the end, she finds out that she can be anything she wants to be. My older sister met the author at her middle school and she says she is amazing. Carly is like the author.

Schooled by Gordon Korman

It’s about a kid with an unusual childhood and he has to go into the real world without even being in the real world.

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Back To School Shopping for School Supplies August 5, 2012

The list for back to school for 5th grade arrived when I was away at sleep away camp. My mom waited for me to come home because she knew that shopping for office supplies at Staples is my favorite thing to do in the world.

PERSONAL SCHOOL SUPPLIES:

* 2 bound lined composition notebook (not spiral) for reading journals

 Leaf Composition Notebook, $5

* Post-Its – Medium Sized

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4th Grade Books I Liked When I Was in Fourth Grade July 18, 2012

The Bell Bandit from the series The Lemonade War and The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies

This is the most recent book that has come out in this series. This was an easy book for me because I did read this in the end of fourth grade. I am an advanced reader so this may be just right for some other kids. This could be also be an easy read like I did.  You could also read this in the beginning of fourth grade for future fourth graders.

The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins

The Hunger Games is a book that many people say is inappropriate for young people, but let someone who is a young fourth grader tell you. Let me tell you this if you can separate the difference from real and from imaginary your okay. If you will have nightmares from a scary movie then you are in trouble. It might be okay if you talk about to your adult but it might be hard for you to get the sad image out of your head. I am a fourth grader going into fifth grade and read the whole series and my friends did to and it was perfectly okay for all of us. I also watched the movie I read the book okay. There was a younger girl my friend how was only in third grade and I felt uncomfortable for her to see the movie also having her not reading the book. So I would recommend this book to fourth graders no younger than that but maybe better if you were older but fourth grade is okay too. Read the book first then watch the movie. Like always the book better but he movie was really good. You have to read the books in order because they will not make any sence if you read them out-of-order.

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On education blog Cooperative Catalyst June 17, 2012

Filed under: My Opinion — alilee16 @ 9:56 am
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I posted on No Tests for Kids at the education group blog, Cooperative Catalyst. Please check out my open response essay on why taking standardized tests is a waste of time for kids and teachers here.

 

 
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