Thursday, October 29, 2009

Our Hero

Brooklynn was nominated as a Hero for her Jr. High School. She was nominated by her teachers for demonstrating one or more of the schools Community of Caring values for Responsibility, Respect, Caring, Trust and Family. Here is what her teacher wrote about her: "Brooklynn is a fine example of our Community of Caring. she is a very kind and caring individual, eager to help those who may need it. she seeks out opportunities to help others and the teacher! Even though she might be small in stature, she is a very strong leader for her peers. she is passionate about her schoolwork and her extracurricular talents, like dancing (I guess doing skating moves on dry land looks a little like dancing to the untrained eye). I appreciate her desire to 'go the extra mile' in getting her work done in such an efficient manner. I am sure she will continue to have a positive influence on everyone she meets! How fortunate we are to have her as a studnt here at Hillcrest! Keep up the great work and keep showing that beautiful smile!"

Brook got a certificate, a pin, a medal and a cash award for being nominated and was recognized at a breakfast this morning at the school. I'm so proud of Brooklynn and her dedication to her school work. I never have to remind her to do her homework, she always turns in all her assignments and works very hard to do good work in school. She really enjoys school and has a very positive attitude. Today is the end of the term and if all stays as it is she will bring home straight A's on her report card...a 4.0 GPA. Way to go Brookie! Love You!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Book reviews

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy (Bloody Jack, Book 1) Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy by L.A. Meyer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Fun to listen to on a road trip to Escalante, Utah

Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse Bran Hambric: The Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I struggeled with the first part of this book because it was so silly. The main characters foster family is so outrageous that they weren't even believable. It also seemed like he "borrowed" a lot from the Harry Potter series. There were times where I could tell that this was written by a teenage author. But I stuck with it and it got better. All around not a bad book.

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