This is me reading my mathematics book. The pages at the beginning
are quite easy, but some of it is a bit hard, so I come back to
those another day. I like to count very big numbers. I enjoy maths
puzzles. BUT I don't do them before bedtime because it
keeps me awake.
MY BEST FRIENDS
Brown Teddy is my best friend in all the world.
We always help each other. When Brown Teddy is very quiet, I know he
is practising his handwriting or drawing. We go to bed quite early,
and read some books. After that, if we can't get to sleep,
we talk about summer holidays and days out at the seaside. We pretend we are lying on a warm
beach listening to the seagulls, and that always gets us off to sleep.
Here are Yellow Parrot and Pink Parrot counting their chocolate
money at Christmas. They get so excited over presents that I never
put theirs under the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve. They would never get to sleep.
They tried some Christmas pudding but they didn't like it. What they
really like is sunflower seed bread, toasted and with honey on it. It
keeps them quiet for quite a while. It has to be very thick honey. Can you
imagine the mess if they had runny honey! (Blue Parrot's picture is
on the Colouring page)
This is Dino counting marbles. His favourites
are the orange ones. Often he forgets how many he counted to, so it keeps him occupied all day until food is served.
He likes to lounge on his beanbag and dream of dinner. When I can't
reach something, Dino lets me stand on his back. He is always
telling us stories about his other dinosaur friends from the
beginning of the world. He is a very
loyal and home-loving dinosaur.
THINGS I LIKE
I really like making things. I helped to build a wardrobe from all
the numbered bits. I counted all the pieces and then I counted all
the screws. The how-to-do-it sheet was all numbered as well. I
pretended it was a maths puzzle. I told everyone what piece came
next. I had some help lifting the heavier pieces. When it was finished, my friend Tim put all his clothes and
This is my favourite flower. It
is a Teddy Bear sunflower from a special packet of seeds. It grows
small but the flowers are as big as a saucer. Sunflower seeds are
very good for counting games, and also to make patterns with, such
as when you glue them to paper. The Teddy Bear sunflowers did not make any seeds,
so it was a good job we had the ordinary big ones as well.
The second picture is my giant sunflower from
2008, which grew to three and half metres. I am only as big as one sunflower leaf. Sometimes
I have seen greenfinches eating the seeds off the sunflowers.
Greenfinches are very shy birds and normally they only come to our
garden in winter. They make a long sound like "sweeeeep".
Here is a picture of the best
of the tall ones. It is a bit sad when they are gone at the end of
summer and I always look forward to the next year's sunflowers. I am going to have
this photo printed very large and have it on my bedroom wall all winter.
You can download this
sunflower photo in High Resolution (1.67 MB)
and print one for yourself! It would make a very good card to send
to someone to cheer them up!
I enjoy counting but I am not going to count
these sunflower seeds because they get smaller and smaller in the
middle until you can't see them! The grey seeds are underneath the
yellow bits. The seeds grow in spiral patterns so that they all fit
I like fresh air. In the warm weather I like
going out in the wind. But when it is cold, I enjoy watching
it from home. Here I am in my room watching the clouds scudding
past. I have
found out which way is North and East, and when the wind comes from
there, it is very cold. Sometimes the wind whistles through the
telephone lines. A little gap in the window used to whistle as well,
until we got a new window with good rubber seals and no gaps!
When I have time I am practising some
shorthand. I like different kinds of writing. I want to get good
at it so that I can share it with my friends. My page is on
the other shorthand website and I am now
thinking very hard of useful things to put on the page.
MY FAVOURITE FOOD
My favourite food is vanilla soya yogurt. As well as being
delicious, it's a very nice yellow colour which helps me feel warm and
happy. I also like cornflakes. I press them down to get them soft,
because I don't like to be deafened by the crunching!
Brown Teddy's favourites are mango and bananas,
and sometimes with grapes on top. When it's cold, he has oatmeal
with bits of banana in. I think he would eat it all the time, so I
keep a list for him of all the other good things as a reminder.
Dino's favourite is home-made wholemeal buns,
especially if they turn out a bit hard. He likes to get his teeth
into them and exercise his jaws. He likes them still warm from the
oven. We put in some wheatgerm, it makes them really tasty and
crumbly. Dino is good at making crumbs. He is also good at eating
crumbs until nothing is left.
I always keep my spoons very shiny and clean. I
use them as a mirror and make faces. These are my best spoons that
we use at Christmas. You can get a big piece of Christmas pudding on
each of these.
These grapes were grown in our garden. We ate them but they were not
very sweet. The summer weather was not hot enough to make them
sweet. Eventually the grapevine grew too big and we had to take it
out and put some climbing roses in instead.
My favourite drink is juice made of carrots and
beetroot. We have it fresh every morning. It is quite sweet and
there are no bits in it. This bottle will last me and Brown Teddy a
whole day, especially on a day out to a park. Sometimes we have
pineapple juice for a change. Brown Teddy knows what drink we are
having by looking at the leftover bits in the juicer. These stripes
are beetroot, carrot and celery or maybe cucumber. It looks like one
of Dino's paintings – very colourful and beautiful!
MY FAVOURITE YOUTUBE
My absolute favourite YouTube is Teddy Bears Picnic by
Henry Hall. It was done in 1932. It is a music YouTube, with a
photograph of the singer to look at. But when I hear it, I can see
all the Teddies having their picnic, just as if the picture was on the
screen. There are sandwiches, cakes and orange drinks, trees, flowers, blue
sky, dancing games and then they all lie down on tartan blankets on the grass.
I like to get my tartan blanket out and have an indoor picnic.
BEAR'S PICNIC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZANKFxrcKU
MY FAVOURITE BOOK
My favourite book is a Rupert Bear book which was a
present from Mr Webmaster. While the
Christmas dinner was being done, we read Rupert's adventures. I like
doing the puzzles and Brown Teddy likes the stories because there
are no hard spellings. Then when we go to bed, we think of all the
adventures and sometimes dream of going to Rupert's village or his
seaside holiday places.
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