Swallowing Stones by Joyce McDonald

Review by Mya.T
Swallowing Stones is a heartwarming book about a teenage girl named Jenna and a teenage boy named Michael. Jenna was calling her dad, who was fixing the roof, to come in for lunch. He was about to come down until a bullet flew into the back of his head killing him. Earlier on Michael was in the woods and had fired off his Winchester Rifle with his best friend Joe not knowing that it was his bullet that had killed Jenna’s father. When Joe and Michael found out Joe said to cover the whole thing up so that they didn’t go to jail. During this time both Michael and Jenna go through a hard and emotional time through the case.  

A Gift With Thought

”Stomp,Stomp” I could hear as ran as fast as I could to my moms car! We had just bought my sisters bonus box at the mall. It was a long drive back to the house I was helplessly daising looking at the clouds. When we got to the house I ran inside. My mom said” let’s hide her gift where she can’t find it and give it to her on her birthday .”. I thought that was a great idea.So we decided to hide it in my mom’s bedroom on tho top of the shelf in my mom’s closet. Then the next day my mom and I said to my sister” Happy Birth Day!”. I handed her the present it was a big,cute,pink hello kitty and she had a big smile and gave me a hug and said” I love it because you thought of it.”. Then I learned that its better to make someone happy other than your self.

President poem

Harry S. Truman was born may 8, 1884 Missouri.
Harry Truman wasn’t born with middle name
he had really bad eye’s.
married Elizadeth Wallace.
Harry S. Truman
became President 1945
sad about atomic bombing 1945
Harry S. Truman signed the Medicare bill 1965
Harry S. Truman died December 27, 1972 time 7:50

The Old and the New Year

2013 has been crazy for me some were good and some were bad. Like the time my mom and I got some gas we were about to leave then we herd a loud sound it just got louder we found out what it was. It was a older lady her leg was trapped! She called her family while people were calling 911. Ii was so scary. Then Christmas came at my house with my mom and sister. I got a soccer ball it was green and white, a tablet but there is a problem i have to have wifi and i live near the woods, and nail polish and lip gloss. Then came Christmas at my Ants house. My cousin got some toy tools and a toy drill that makes loud sound. So that was the old year. I’m hopping that the new year will be different. Like me having nice handwriting and good at math. I’m also going to stop my older cousin from going through my stuff. I’m also going to read new books like Dork diary #2, Dork diary #6, Wizard of oz, and Hunger games.