Monday, May 14, 2007

Connections --

Mom and I were at the park last night and for the first time since the snow has disappeared we saw a new family of Canadian Geese! Now if I am making my connections correctly, we see new families at about the same time that school lets out for the summer. I bet that’s why the Blogicians have been writing about blogging and why it’s special to them.

Anni says:

“Also blogging has improved my writing, reading, and also language skills.”

And T. K. writes:

“My favorite thing to do in blogging is answering questions and asking questions because I like asking how they are doing in blogging and how their weather is.”

Mia urges 6th grade teachers to let them blog next year because:

“Also blogging makes you think out side the box. It makes you go beyond writing.”

And Michael is pushing for blogging next year too:

“We felt middle school needs blogging also and so does high school and college. Does any one agree!”

Victoria’s post, which really “rocks”, pleads:

“I have enjoyed the experience of blogging tremendously! And I would recommend blogging to all schools! I hope that you will try blogging some day because you would like it! So all you teachers out there, please let us blog next year!”

What is there about blogging that is so special? For me, it’s the connections. I’ve found such great new friends in the Blogicians. My tail wags uncontrollably when I read their comments and learn from them! So here’s to the connections we’ve made and my wishes for you this summer--

Anni --- I love what you wrote to my mom! Keep working on those prepositions.

Eddie — My mom pushes me to write better and I try but you’re definitely levels above me! Enjoy your science experiments.

Jhonny — Mom says you have great ideas; I think so too, keep them coming. Make those strings sing on your guitar this summer!

Victoria I’m hoping that someday I’ll be able to write and blog like you; you’re the best! I bet you’ll move up to more difficult levels in Sudoku now you’ll have more time to solve them!

T. K. You’re so right about answering and asking questions in blogging! That’s one of my favorites too! I’m getting too old for any athletics, so excel in all those sports for me!

Mia Tip of my hat to the top notch title creator! Grab your friends and treasure each other’s company!

Mary — Mom and I love your talent in choosing just the right words in writing! Paint and draw to your hearts desire this summer!

Emmy – I really go bananas over the wonderful interviews you conducted! Hope you score lots of goals in soccer this summer!

M. V. I think you are one extraordinary thoughtful commenter! Spend tons of time in your “happy place” this summer. I’ll be in mine.

Michael My mom read your monkey stories to me! I loved them! Give Sparky extra treats for me and lots of love this summer!

Lindsey I hope I can become as good as you expressing feelings on my blog! Cherish your times with your “special friends, crazy friends, and funny friends” this summer!

Tina – Your writing is so full of life! I like when my mom reads your posts to me. Hope your summer is full of fun and opportunities to teach/tutor little ones!

Rosalinda – When you said in a comment that “following our passions can change who we are and what we do in the future”, I knew deep inside what a thoughtful person and good thinker you are! Hoping you’ll be following your passions this summer, perhaps drawing and enjoying time on the beach!

Blogicians, I know we’ll connect through blogging again --
Until then sending you the best of my dog biscuits, offering paws and a great big woof for a safe and happy summer,

Harley

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Celebrating-- family and my anniversary

Tomorrow is the 4th anniversary of the day I came to live with my mom and dad! YES! My mom is going to make me a very special treat; I can't wait. And my dad said he has a special treat for me too!

They want to celebrate my anniversary; isn't that nice?! I want to celebrate my family! My family is so very special to me. We all love each other, we help each other, and we support each other! I am so thankful, mom and dad, that you wanted me. Mom and Dad, I love you!

I bet your family is special too. I'm wondering when is the last time you told you mom and dad you loved them? Isn't it time to do it again, and again, and again?