What do you think Weather is like in Texas? Warm, sunny, palm trees. You think so? I thought so, too. Can you imagine icy roads with 2 inches of snow? Well that is exactly what happened a few weeks ago.
There were accidents all over the city! That’s because in Texans they don’t have winter tires on their cars and also the city doesn’t clear most of the roads with snow ploughs or salt. One day there were 120 accidents in Dallas!!! Even our school had to switch to online learning as it was too dangerous for our parents to drive us. And it was sooooo cold. One day, the temperatures dropped to 3.2°F (-16C) which was the coldest temperature in Dallas in over 100 years.
Continue reading “Survival Camp in Dallas – my take on the winter storm”
Today I want to try something new. I decided to not only present a book review but also to record me reading a chapter of the book. Do you like that? Do you want me to do that more often?
Continue reading “Because of the Rabbit by Cynthia Lord”
Zweimal die Woche habe ich hier in USA zusätzlich neben der Schule Deutschunterricht damit ich die Sprache nicht verlerne. In ein paar Jahren wollen wir ja zurück nach Deutschland und da will ich noch mitkommen mit den anderen 😊. Diese Woche habe ich eine Geschichte erfunden und da dachte ich mir ich könnte sie euch auch zeigen. Ich hoffe sie gefällt euch!
Continue reading “Own story: Der Absturz”
What is the name of your favorite teacher? I am spoilt because almost all of my teachers are and have been very nice. But there is one teacher in particular that I like the most because she is very kind, stays calm in any situation, motivates her students to give their best and is also fun.
This book is also about a great teacher.
Continue reading “Review: Because of Mr. Terupt by Rob Buyea”
“Our house is on fire” said Greta Thunberg, the young environmental activist at the world economic forum in her speech addressing the world’s leader.
Continue reading “Review: “Who is Greta Thunberg” by Jill Leonard”
I hope you all had a great Christmas break. Happy new year! Welcome 2021!
2020 was not the greatest year, but this quote I wanted to share, because it is a very good explanation of last year: “There is always a light at the end of the tunnel.” I personally found 2020 pretty good except Corona/Covid-19 of course. The virus also had good things to it – like everyone learned to have more responsibility than normal and we learned a lot about technology, whether at distance schooling or work. It was also very nice to have more time with my family and of course I had loads of time to read.
My motto for 2021 is: #1 Stay positive. #2 Be respectful to everyone.
Because of the virus we didn’t go away during the break and we only went out to play tennis or to go for walks or biking – so I spent pretty much time inside reading. This book my parents got me as a present on Christmas eve. After reading the Funjungle and Spy School novels and also part of the Moon Base Alpha series, I have to say this book is the best book Stuart Gibbs ever created! I loved it a lot and I got into trouble a couple of times because it was so hard to stop reading to have family dinner or lunch or breakfast or what so ever. I pretty much read it in one go because it was soooo good.
Continue reading “Review: Waste of Space by Stuart Gibbs”
How can one save the lives of eleven people, a bird, 3 dogs a cat a dozen of cows? This is a book you must read. It is sooooo good.
Continue reading “Review: The tiny Mansion by Keir Graff”
Hi blog followers!
If you are a parent or a cousin or a godmother etc. I can imagine that you are all stressed out at the moment. But maybe I can help if you still need to get a present for your children.
Continue reading “Book recommendations for Christmas – Some of my favourite German and English books”
Chaos und Panik in Hommelsdorf. Kevin-Jerome, der Tiger aus dem Zoo ist ausgebrochen. Wieso? Weshalb? Warum? Ein neuer Fall für die schwarzen Pfoten.
Continue reading “Review: Ein Fall für die schwarzen Pfoten: Der Tiger ist los! von Benedikt Weber”
Apart from plenty of great new books I got, I did spend a lot of time this Thanksgiving break reading non-fiction articles for a school assignment I had to do. Interested in the results?
Continue reading “Science research: Why do leaves change color?”
Chaos in the FunJungle Zoo. Henry the Hippopotamus was assassinated! He was floating belly up in his pool. How could that happen? Who did it?
Continue reading “Belly Up by Stuart Gibbs”
In light of Veterans Day we talked about World War II and how the Nazis killed so many jewish people at school. This made me very sad and I thought it would be a good idea to do some additional research on that topic.
Continue reading “History research: World War II and the persecution of jews”
When Emma Walker, the daughter of the new postmaster, came to his village Dit Sim thought this means the worst luck ever.
Continue reading “Review: The Best Bad Luck I Ever Had by Kristin Levine”