Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Book Reports by Brendan!

So now that Brendan is in the 3rd grade, his work load has become a lot more! Every month his teacher assigns the class a different kind of book report with a different kind of genre. Thanks to me (and not his dad!!), Brendan loves to read; so these book reports have become a mom son thing and are lots of fun. His September report was a cereal box report with the genre of realistic fiction. He chose, of course, a football themed book called The Longarmed Quarterback. We had lots of fun coming up with a cereally name and decorating the front of the box and then coming up with a cross word puzzle for the back of the box. The sides and top of the box contained all the information that a traditional book report would contain. So his cereal was called Football Crunch and was a mix oat crunchies with mini marshmallow shaped footballs. There was even a mini prize football inside (not really, but he sure did want to put one in the box!) He aced his report with a 50/50! He was so excited...So that brings us to Octobers book report. He had to read a science fiction book and then make a story skeleton using different elements from the book. He chose a Magic School Bus chapter book about Ms. Frizzle and her class exploring the ocean and all things underwater! He had so much fun putting this together. It is due tomorrow (and because he is such a teacher's pet, he just had to turn it in today!) so hopefully he will do as well on it as his cereal box report. Can I get a shout out for teachers...especially Ms. Leslie. Man, does she come up with the coolest activities!

October's Story Skeleton Book Report


Debra said...

I love this! It's awesome...and I was so the teacher's pet! tee hee

My nephews name is Brendan and it's spelled the same! Isn't that great...we were meant to just love each other!

Kudos to you, Brendan! ((hugs)) & blessings to you guys tonight!

He And Me + 3 said...

Great Job smart Breny! You & Halee would have genuis kids...LOL Love the creative teacher too. They are the best and make learning so much fun!

Lisa said...

That is so helpful that you are so creative and can help him, great job for both of you. I was going to stretch my creativity and i mean reeeeeaaaalllly stretch my creativity and make AJ a box of popcorn for halloween. Just before I was going to Michaels he asked can I go as Dad and just use his sthethoscope----works for me!

Anonymous said...

What a fun thing to make reading and book reports more fun! You all did a fab job on the "Football Crunch"! Thanks for stopping by my blog hope to see ya back soon :)