Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Sleepy Bear Writes a Message In Code

Hi Book Buddies,

Remember I said I might try to write to you in code, well, here’s my message:

Dear Book Buddies,

I’m back from sunny San Diego and really missing the sun. To help cheer me up, I’ve been reading my book about codes and decoding. It’s super fun! But now I need a new book. Do you have a book recommendation for me?

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

If you are the first one to decode my message, I will send you one of my bookmarks and I will mention your first name on my blog! But first you will need permission from an  adult. Good luck!

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Sleepy Bear Learns About Early Writing!

Hi Book Buddies,

I’m sitting by the pool at Francesca’s house in San Diego. Francesca is Kathleen’s friend.

I’m reading a book called CODE BREAKERS. So far I have learned about codes and ciphers. Codes replace words or numbers for something else. A cipher is the part that unscrambles the code. I had to read this part a few times. It’s very tricky to understand. There are lots of new vocabulary words. But I’m getting it!


Today I’m reading about the different kinds of early writing.

For example, pictographs used pictures of objects to tell a message. Cuneiform is a type of writing that used pictographs.

Hieroglyphs used symbols for a sound or a syllable or an object.

My brain is full! I’m going to take a break and surprise Moosey-Moose with some gelato! But I’ll be back. I hope you like learning about early writing and codes as much as I do.

Maybe I’ll write a message in code and you can decipher it! That sounds like fun.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sleepy Bear Reads A New Book–In San Diego!


Hi Book Buddies,

I got tired of doing all of Moosey-Moose’s chores so he could write his book. Then he left Seattle to go on vacation in sunny San Diego with my reading and writing teacher, Kathleen. I didn’t like that one bit. So, guess what I did?

I snuck on the plane with Kathleen and now guess what I’m doing?


So Many Books, So Little Time

I’m in San Diego at her friend’s house! First I went to a bookstore and I bought a bunch of new books. I bought 6 non-fiction books!

Now I have to choose which one to read first while I sit by the beach.



Chooses The Code Breakers


I think I’ll read this one first. It’s called CODE BREAKERS. It is about different kinds of codes, like Morse code and hieroglyphics. I’ll tell you more after I read the book.




Reading The Code Breakers

This is one of my best reading days!

Oh, I forgot to tell you, Moosey-Moose doesn’t know that I’m here, too. I think he might get mad.


Your Reading Buddy,

Sleepy Bear

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Sleepy Bear Feeds the Birds


Hi Book Buddies,

Moosey-Moose said he had to finish making changes to his manuscript because he is on a deadline. So guess who is feeding the birds?

Feeding the Birds - July 2011

Yup! Me! I have never fed the birds before. I wonder how much bird seed to put inside the feeder.



What if I feed them too much? Will they get sick?

Feeding the Birds #2 - July 2011



That looks like a LOT of bird seed! And I’m up really high!




I want Moosey-Moose and Kathleen to finish their book soon. I don’t like feeding the birds.

Your Book Buddy,

Sleepy Bear