This is a story book that Pearl made when she was six (2010). She made it on her own without any assignment or prodding or suggestion from anyone. It shows the education of the dragon, phase by phase, starting with birth. The last picture is a mural that the group of young dragons have created together at their art school. For me, it explains why we are home schooling. But it would not have to happen at one's home--it could also be a treatise on good schooling.
A little dragon finally opens its eyes. She looks out at the world. She is ready to learn.
They learn by their selves in the dragon nursery. There are no teachers. It is fun day and night.
Dragons learn how to respect their master and defend for their selves. They paint special dragons before them.
Dragons love mazes. They don't mind being lost. They love a good adventure.
In the World
Dragons can see things differently.
Dragons (A Mural)
Carrie has been planning her own birthday parties for several years now. For those of us who believed she'd never top the Chinese pony party, well, we were wrong.
HPD Officer brought K-9 Gunner to meet everyone. He answered dozens of questions (from kids and adults) and even brought the birthday girl a Houston Police K-9 tee shirt!
Pretty wow, right? Happy 7th birthday, Carrie!
Last weekend while we were out of town, our cat Caspar disappeared. The petsitter thought nothing of it, but we knew something was up. He vanishes on a regular basis, but he never stays away for very long. It was dark by the time we got home so I searched only in our yard and our neighbors' yards on either side. After a lousy night's sleep, I went looking further. I found him dead in the yard behind our house. He'd been hit by a car and was stretched out in the grass beside the curb. I've never picked up a dead body before. It was reality's slap in the face.
We miss Caspar very much. He and Finn, our other cat, are brothers. Finn still goes out every night in search of his brother, his very best friend.
At Saturday afternoon my whole family was in our car. My mom Marcia was driving us to Pup Squad. We arrived there. I went inside Pup Squad's adoption center. After looking at Pup Squad's puppies, I got to talk to Fran. I asked Fran how old was Pup Squad. She said 4 years old. Also Fran told me how she loved dogs.
Fran is the person who helped us adopt our two dogs, Cody and Scout.
After I stopped talking to Fran about Pup Squad, I talked to another volunteer named Christy. She joined Pup Squad in January 2009. At home Christy has a mama dog that is sick is going to get healthy.
Then when I finally finished interviewing Christy, I went to go look at these dogs. How fantastic they were!
I looked over to a window and there I saw another puppy. It was off to the side, almost in a corner maybe. I walked over to the strange dog, but I liked it a lot.
I walked over as quickly as I could. I asked Christy if I could play with this dog. She said the puppy might want to sit on the couch with you.
By Carrie, age 6
Did you know that there’s a Ninja Class in Texas?
You might think this is a joke, but it’s a True Story! A girl that is 6 years old named Carrie started a Ninja Camp.
Now you might think that an adult is the leader of the camp, but you guys read half of the note and you know that the person doing it is 6. She knows how to be a Ninja.
She can walk quietly like in the olden days. She can spy on her moms. She is good at climbing trees. She can stand as still as a tree. She can balance as good as a cup.
If you want to learn Ninja skills, come to Carrie Chamberlain Reagler. Her phone number is 713-x82-78x9.
If your son or daughter wants to be like a Ninja, then you can come to Carrie’s house and celebrate your holiday here.
Marcia's birthday is on Valentine's Day. Pearl, Carrie, and Cody (with a special cameo by Finn) made this video in honor of the special occasion. Happy Birthday, sweetheart!
Carrie and Pearl made these books over the Thanksgiving weekend. I chose a few pages from each book. The first four are Carrie's, and the last four are Pearl's.
I'm thankful for Ninjas spying.
I'm thankful for friendly dolphins.
I'm thankful for rocks everywhere.
I'm thankful for my sister.
A few pages from Pearl...
I'm thankful for my loco cats and screw-loose dog.
I'm thankful for amazing climbing trees.
I'm thankful for watermelon.
I have an Angel
with a song. She has a
butterfly. She trails thunder.
Panthers dart around
her. A velvet mask is
in her hand. Silver breezes
whisper around her. Inchworms
and lemons are swirling
around her too! Her skin is like
the moon shining above her.
Then she fainted! Crash!!!!
P.S. She hit the flower pot.
by Pearl, age 7