Posted in Awesome Kids, Book Review, guest kid reviewer

Snowmen At Night

Bridget Note: A second grade class across the country from me asked if they could do reviews on my blog too. I loved the idea so for the next few Mondays, they will be the guest reviewers.  If you know a kid who wants to be a reviewer, let me know. 

Author: Caralyn Buehner

Illustrated by Mark Buehner

Reviewer: Sahalie

Summary of the story: This story is about what snowmen do when we are asleep.  Some snowmen do some stuff like sledding and playing baseball with snowballs for balls and brooms for bats.   That is why when we wake up our snowmen are so droopy!

What did I like?  I like when they played baseball.

Overall review: I  loved this book because I like funny stories.

Who else might enjoy this story? I would recommend this book to teachers who like fantasy stories.

Posted in meet the movie

Hidden Figures

Sorry this is later than usual, but I didn’t get to see this film till this afternoon. Hidden Figures is about women put people into space. There were three main characters who were African-Americans. The film show a lot about we used to treat African-Americans differently.  They separate bathroom, a separate place on bus, a separate water fountain, a separate seat at court, a separate space in the library… so in general, they were treated unfairly.

These women were good at math and helped do the hard work it took to put men in space. They did math by hand and without a computer. They were the computers. They were important but hidden.

This is a true story. It was a good idea to see it on Martin Luther King JR weekend. He was even in the film!

I liked the movie. It may have been a little old for me. Mom had to explain a number of things for me.

I do think kids should see it. Older kids may get it without adult explanations. Kids like me may need some help.

I do want to learn more about the women in the film and the math they did. I think there are more hidden women in history.