Monday, July 28, 2008

J.K. Rowling

15 Facts About J.K. Rowling

  1. J.K. Rowling's parents got married when they were 19 years old.
  2. J.K. Rowling got the idea of a scar because she threw a battery at her sister Di when she was younger and it left a scar on her forehead.
  3. Her friend's surname was Potter.
  4. Her last name (first syllable) is pronounced 'row' as in a boat.
  5. Kathleen (her middle name) is the same name as her favorite dead grandparent.
  6. She has been writing since she was 6. (Like me!)
  7. The idea of Harry Potter fell into her head on a train ride.
  8. Her mother died at the age of 45.
  9. It took over a year to find a publisher.
  10. She is allergic to cats. (Also like me!)
  11. Hermione Granger is like her. (Which means she is probably like me!)
  12. She likes Hermyone better than Hermione's real name.
  13. Hermione's birthday is 9/19.
  14. Fred and George's birthday is April Fools day.
  15. Her favorite book is the Deathly Hallows.
Here is a link to her website.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Book Report--Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

I really like the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. It is about an ordinary boy named Harry Potter who goes to a school for witches and wizards.

In this book Harry is raised by his aunt and uncle and his cousin Dudley. He learns his parents could do magic and he was going to learn, too. Some of his enemies were a student Harry's age, Draco Malfoy, and the potions teacher Severus Snape. He also met some friends, Ron Weasly and Hermione Granger.

I think this book teaches you good guys always beat bad guys.

I really love this book. I think everybody would like it and the next one: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. You can also get it on audio read by Jim Dale.

Monday, July 14, 2008

My Day!

Hello everybody!

I hope you are excited to read my blog because today is journaling! I am going to write about my day today.

Today Mommy and Daddy were doing a fast where you could only drink juice. But Mommy ate dinner.

We went to get prizes from the summer reading program. We got bug collectors--jars you can collect bugs with!

Afterwards we had to go to our friend Carl's house to get a hat Maxim left there. (Long story.)

Then we went to see a movie that recently came to the movies. Wall-e! It was very good! It was about a little robot who is in charge of cleaning up earth. He also likes to collect interesting things.

Did I mention I belong to a writers group at Carl's house?

After that we washed the car! I love using the hose! (Mostly because when Maxim is not looking I like to spray him!)

Afterwards we went to violin lessons. I am almost at the end of Book 1!

I hope you are enjoying reading my blog!


Monday, July 7, 2008

The Scared Dog

Hello everybody!

This is my first time doing a creative writing post! I'm so excited! Daddy gave me a silly story starter that said write a story about a pet who is afraid of kids.

The Scared Dog

One beautiful spring day, the Armadillo family decided they wanted a pet. The youngest child (Milly) wanted a dog. Joan, the oldest, wanted a dog also.The second oldest, Harry, didn't care what they got as long as it wasn't a snake. The third oldest (Jason) wanted 2 dogs but they could only have 1.

Everybody got into the car to go to the pet store. When they got there, they went over to the dogs. They saw a yellow dog. Joan put her hand to the cage and the dog backed away.

"I like this one!" said Millie. She pointed at the dog. So they told the manager they wanted that dog. He said he was afraid of kids, but he would warm up to them. They took him home and named him Joey.

Joey warmed up to Joan right away. It only took 2 days! It took Harry a week, Jason nine days, and Millie 2 weeks. And they were happy he warmed up to everybody.

The End

My blog schedule

Hi everybody!

I would like to tell you when I'm making a new post and what it's about!

On Mondays I write a post. On the first Monday of the month, I do creative writing. On the second Monday, I do journaling. On the third Monday, I do a book report. On the fourth Monday, I do research. Fifth Mondays are free. That means I can do whatever I want.

I'm really excited about creative writing, but I like everything!



Hi everybody!

I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO excited to have a blog! I hope you enjoy reading it!

I was trying to think of names for the blog and my friend Ronald thought of "The Magic Violonist." I thought it was a good name so we tried it. And it was open!

Enjoy reading it!