Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Maddie is quite the little writer. I plan on taking full credit for it because I require her to write essays when she gets in trouble (for those of you who know my mother...and I her daughter or WHAT?!) So, yeah...Maddie is a good writer. And creative. She writes in her journal daily...she makes up songs...she's really quite a storyteller.
A couple of months ago her teacher asked all the kids to invent a holiday. They had to write a persuasive paper about the holiday and read it in front of the class. The kids were then allowed to vote on whose holiday was the "best holiday" based on the persuasive paper.
Maddie chose a holiday and named it Kid's Day. She read it to her class and WON! Woohoo!
I won't spoil it before you get to read Maddie's persuasive paper...
By Madeline Larson
Hey! There's a holiday that I'm dying to tell you about! It's called Kids' Day! Its August 1st because celebrating on a warm summer day sounds so fun, and we can celebrate on the beach. We kids hardly get noticed with all that homework so we much get a time to get noticed!
Our colors should be purple, pink, red and blue. We should have these colors because a lot of girls like purple and pink a lot of boys like blue and red! Don't you think? Also boys are like all cool and hip so I choose a skull and cross bone for a symbol. Oh, wear your pajamas.Who wantst o get dressed in the morning? I don't like it! That's why I chose the comfortable source of clothes, pajamas!
When we see each other the girls should say "Hi!" and the boys should say "What's up?" Most kids say that so, those are the greetings. Raise your hand if you like sweets. People who are raising your hand get ready to feel the thunder! We'll eat candy, cupcakes, chocolate and fruit. We'Il drink Sprite, Fanta, and all sorts of soda. Even better, the smells are cookies, brownies, and cakes baking! We'll eat the cakes, cookies, and brownies when their done baking. I chose those becauseI only know one person who doesn't like sweets.
Well, the traditions are popular kid doings. We'll draw, talk, dance, read, play, and, EAT! We'll tell stories of our life and family. You should hear the story of "The Grape Flavored Ice Cream." It is so funny! Now who wants to start baking?
So, on April 1st her entire class went to school in their pajamas and played games and ate junk food pretty much the entire day. No schoolwork, no homework. It was play all day.
Bella and I took in some "ants on a log" and frosted brownies right before lunch/recess so the kids wouldn't have a lack of suger to keep their energy going all day long. We got there just as the kids were eating...Here is what Maddie looked like..
Can you see the crazed sugar look? The pouch of her belly from all the food she'd eaten? She told me, "Mom...you didn't tell me I couldn't have as much as I wanted so I pretty much ate treats all day long." Her little friend pipes up...."Yeah...we were amazed at how many brownies Maddie can eat!"
So, I had to put up the stop sign...allotted her 2 more treats in the afternoon, but as many "ants on a log" that she wanted.
Crazy kid...when she got home she said she ate about 15 "ants on a log."
Not surprising...she had a bellyache that night...
But isn't that what kid's day is all about?!