We had a great afternoon carving the pumpkins that we harvested from our community garden plot. Our biggest pumpkin weighed 14.9kg!
My connection with Billy is when his parents left his sister started crying. I was really annoyed because my brother started to cry when my parents left too. I think Billy is feeling annoyed.
Billy’s parents left to go to Chicago for Papa’s art show. Ned and Billy were going to have a sleepover but Ned threw up. They were going to stay up all night so Ned told Billy he could stay up all night by himself. Billy’s babysitter came and her name is Gabby. Gabby, Billy and Sal hopped in the car and they were off to the restaurant, Ruby’s Cupboard, to have supper.
There were people celebrating a birthday at the restaurant. Sal wanted to celebrate something. Billy got a dragon’s pearl from school and an envelope with a dragon stamp on it because they were celebrating Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon. They celebrated the Year of the Dragon at the restaurant by having ice cream and making dragon faces. They talked about sending the envelope to Ms. Silver. Sal thought the pearl was magical. Billy did not want to give Sal the pearl.
We have spent last the two weeks discussing the federal election. We have discussed the different parties, who their leaders are and who their local representatives are. We have learned that we vote for local representatives and not party leaders. We have discussed the different parties’ platforms and talked about what each candidate stands for. Today we did this questionnaire to figure out where each of us stood on the political spectrum. Then we finally got to vote in a simulated election at Palliser Heights School!
We are excited to talk to our families about voting and hear what our parents have to say. We can’t wait to see the results from the real federal election on Monday night!!!
We think Billy is going to be doing a lot of art in Grade 2 because his school is named after a famous artist, Georgia O’Keeffe. We looked up her art work and we really like all the flowers! Maybe they will be painting a lot of flowers.
Another of our predictions is that Billy will remember that his mom is worried that he’ll start forgetting things and that will make Billy worried.
Also, we wonder if the lump on his head will make kids start bullying him.
At the start of the book, Billy Miller went to Blue Earth, Minnesota and he climbed up to the Green Giant statue. It was so windy, his hat flew off. He tried to grab it and he fell. He woke up in the hospital with a big bump on his head. His mom and dad were talking about whether Billy would forget things. Billy is worried that he won’t do very well in Grade 2.
His dad read the letter from Billy’s teacher and it said that it was the Chinese Year of the Rabbit. But Billy’s dad said that he thought it was actually the Year of Billy Miller.