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    Lynn ReynoldsMar 23, 2011 1:13 PM

    Our Book club blog was deleted... I am so sorry. We were not able to retrieve the comments. I hope we will be able to use it again.

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 4:33 PM

    i can comment!

    Mason TrenamanMar 23, 2011 4:35 PM

    I CAN COMENT TOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:36 PM

    man!,that was close!

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 4:36 PM

    i can comment so we CAN use the blog

    Mason TrenamanMar 23, 2011 4:37 PM

    I am soooo cool

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 23, 2011 4:38 PM

    WE are back up and running. Due to technical difficulties we are going to repeat our responses from last week.

    Do you believe that vampire was a good person or a bad person? Please respond!

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 4:38 PM

    yes, yes i do

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 4:38 PM


    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:39 PM

    He is a good person, I already read it!

    Mason TrenamanMar 23, 2011 4:39 PM

    i think vanpire was/is a good person unless he sucks your blood!!!!!!!

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:39 PM

    This blog is getting long!

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 23, 2011 4:40 PM

    What do you think the quote means- "When one door closes another door cpens means.

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:41 PM

    cpens? what is that?

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 4:41 PM

    i think it means that when one thing happens it leads to some thing else

    Lauren DickeyMar 23, 2011 4:41 PM

    Try to remember all of your good ideas and tell us again!
    I asked: If you were on the lam and had to pack up your most valuable items into one case, what would you pack and
    Mrs. Dickey

    Talishia GreenMar 23, 2011 4:41 PM

    I think the Vampire is a good person because if he weren't im pretty sure the vampire would do
    somthing bad to Bud and while i was reading he hasn't done anything bad to Bud yet.....

    Mason TrenamanMar 23, 2011 4:42 PM

    he means people get new oppertunities and other ones close

    Johnazia AllenMar 23, 2011 4:42 PM

    I think the vampire is a good person because he was just trying to help bud but bud chewed a little
    bit more than he could chew so i thin he was a good person.-johnazia

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:43 PM

    It means another oppurtunity

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 4:43 PM

    i would pack food water a few things to draw on and a whole lot of BOOKS!!!!

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 23, 2011 4:44 PM

    Another response question: If there was a fire and you could only take one thing what would that be?

    Mason TrenamanMar 23, 2011 4:44 PM

    I would pack some money and food and maybe a stuffed animal

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:45 PM

    1 Thing? I can't decide! I'd take anything I could!

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 4:45 PM

    my dog, Coco! :3

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 23, 2011 4:46 PM

    If there was a fire at my house I would take my mother's scrapbook. Those are the only pictures that I have of her.

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 4:46 PM

    I'm the first to use an emoticon!!! :D

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:47 PM

    Probably my money

    Mason TrenamanMar 23, 2011 4:47 PM

    If there was a fire and i could only take 1 thing i would take a box of granola bars

    Johnazia AllenMar 23, 2011 4:47 PM

    if their was a fire at my house and i could olny take one thing i would bring my d.s.i becaue if i
    didnt have that i would not know what to do i would just lose my mind and go crazy!!!!!!

    Talishia GreenMar 23, 2011 4:48 PM

    If there was a fire at my house i would take my moms and dads scrap book because nothing will replace them.

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 23, 2011 4:49 PM

    I agree with that Talishia because it can't be replaced.

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:49 PM

    ON The lamb? It means on the road. Not on a real lamb!

    Lauren DickeyMar 23, 2011 4:50 PM

    I think Mr. Lewis is a good man. He put himself at risk to help Bud- He was obviously worried about
    being out late at night and he was worried about a total stranger's safety. I liked his of humor and
    I noticed how her gave Bud some very important advice before he dropped him off to his "dad". Mrs.D

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:53 PM

    Mrs.D, his dad its mr.C

    Talishia GreenMar 23, 2011 4:53 PM

    If i could take one thing i would take some very important pictures of mine

    Mason TrenamanMar 23, 2011 4:53 PM

    help i am stuck in a jail with no grammar

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:54 PM


    Mason TrenamanMar 23, 2011 4:54 PM

    yes sam

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 4:54 PM

    I think Mr. Lewis is a good man. He put himself at risk to help Bud-Not-Buddy. He was obviously worried about
    being out late at night and was worried about a total stranger's safety. I liked his sense of humor and
    I noticed how he gave Bud some very important advice before he dropped him off to his "dad". Mrs.D


    Johnazia AllenMar 23, 2011 4:55 PM

    If i were on the lam the thing i would pack in my suitcase that was my most vaule i would bring my
    picture of my whole family. So i could remeber them for the rest of my life

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 4:55 PM

    you said mrs.D again

    Lauren DickeyMar 23, 2011 4:56 PM

    I would take my family but if they don't count, I'd take my dog Bubbles!
    I don't have any possesions that I can't live without.

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 4:57 PM

    do not feel bad mrs dickey evryone makes grammatical errors (did u see whut i did thar)

    Lauren DickeyMar 23, 2011 4:59 PM

    Talish, What pictures would you take? Any in particular. Mrs.D

    Talishia GreenMar 23, 2011 4:59 PM

    I agree Jonazia because i will remember my family :)

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 23, 2011 4:59 PM

    Mr. Calloway explains under his breath to Bud how he is on to him and to watch his move. He realizes he has a lot of ground to cover with Mr. Calloway to earn his trust. He falls asleep to the sound of arguing of Miss Thomas and Mr. Calloway, without even turning down the sheets first.

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 23, 2011 5:01 PM

    What happens in chapter 15.... What do you think about it?

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 5:01 PM

    what do you think of Sleepy La Bone?

    Talishia GreenMar 23, 2011 5:03 PM

    Mrs.dickey i would take in particular a photo that my family took on my great great grandmas birth day party

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 5:04 PM

    don't they go to the Sweet Pea then?

    Lauren DickeyMar 23, 2011 5:04 PM

    I really liked the description on page 161 and top of 162. The last line is powerful. Bud thinks
    to himself- This must be how heaven smells. What do you think heaven might smell like- or -what is
    your favorite smell or memory of a smell? Mrs. D

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 5:05 PM

    Gabriella Fernandez's Rules and Things to Have a Funner Life and to Make a Better Liar out of Yourself

    Johnazia AllenMar 23, 2011 5:05 PM

    In the quote 'when the door close and another door open' i think that means if you make a mistake and
    or you mess something up their is another chance.Because another door is wide open for you to go in
    their and start all over.

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 5:05 PM

    I think it smells like your favorite book

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 5:07 PM

    I meant food

    Gabriella FernandezMar 23, 2011 5:08 PM

    the smell of a new book!

    Samuel SheehanMar 23, 2011 5:09 PM

    biscits and gravey

    Talishia GreenMar 23, 2011 5:12 PM

    My favorite smell is every 3 wendsdays after church my mom will make her moms recipe which is fried porkchop
    whith a really good smell to and i know she is making it because you can smell it outside

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 29, 2011 3:07 PM

    I have several favorite smells. I love the smell of Christmas because it reminds me of my mom's house at Christmas. I love the smell of fried chicken, and fried potatoes because when we had that it meant we were having a great day. I love the smell of cakes baking because it sends a sweet aroma throughout the house...

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 29, 2011 3:26 PM

    Chapters 15-16- What are some of the most interesting details of the room in which Bud sleeps? How does he feel when he is in the room? Please respond...

    Also, Bud tells Miss Thomas that his spirit is "a lot stronger than it looks... most folks are really surprised by that. "Give examples of Bud's strong spirit.

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 29, 2011 3:28 PM

    Chapters 17-18 Responses---

    How does Bud feel when he hears the band play? What words and phrases does he use to describe the music?

    Talk about the setting... Why was life difficult for African-American musicians at the time this story takes place?

    Lynn ReynoldsMar 29, 2011 3:30 PM

    Chapter 19 Responses---
    1. What does bud mean when he says that he is carrying his momma inside him?
    2. What do you think of Herman Calloway's reaction to the news of his daughter's death?
    3. What do you learn about Bud's character from his actions and reactions in this final chapter?
    4. Does the ending of the story seem believable? Why or why not?

    Gabriella FernandezMar 29, 2011 7:24 PM

    what did i miss?????? all of these ?'s are confusing

    Gabriella FernandezMar 29, 2011 7:26 PM

    also, my mom want me to brag about her loving the book and not waiting for tommorow

    Gabriella FernandezMar 29, 2011 7:28 PM

    I CAN HAZ BAD GRAMMAR!!!!!!!!!!

    Lauren DickeyApr 10, 2011 10:35 PM

    I thought the end of the book was believable except I kept wondering why they had not asked Bud his mother's name when they first met him.
    I loved the way the author described Bud's love of the music. I have often felt myself feeling that way. He compared the music to the sound of different kinds of water splashing and falling.
    I loved the name the band gave Bud. I wasn't sure he would like being called anything but Bud, but he seemed to take to it.
    I liked that it ended with the sense that Bud would be safe and loved by so many. He deserved that.

    Lauren DickeyApr 10, 2011 10:49 PM

    Make sure you read the afterword that starts on page 237! I found it very interesting. Please come up with 3-5 questions to ask one of your family members and be ready to share that with us on Wed. Some ideas may be: What would you consider your proudest moment? Tell me about a difficult time or experience you had to face. do you have any regrets? Did you like school? why or why not? What did you like to do for fun when you were young like me? Who was your best friend when you were 11? What was he or she like? Other?
    Finally, create a sketch for an ad persuading other kids to read Bud, Not Buddy! Put in a favorite line or two or whatever you think would persuade other kids to read this book. We will work to publish them on Wed. We can display them in the intermediate halls!

    Lauren DickeyApr 10, 2011 10:54 PM

    I think we see Bud's strong spirit throughout the book. He was very determined to find his dad and took some real risks to achieve that. I like that he was so determined, yet he kept his good warm heart even when others made that a challenge for him. As bad as the pencil up his nose was, it turned out to be a good thing because it set him on the road to actively seeking out his dad.
    I wonder if his granddad will help him find his dad???

    Lauren DickeyApr 12, 2011 6:00 PM

    We will have book club tomorrow! Try to come with some ideas! If you have not interviewed or roughed out an ad, at least try to think about who you would interview and what you might include on your ad. We will work on these tomorrow. Ms. Reynolds is also interested in packing a "case" with our unique treasures. Maybe we could share that next week. I can't wait to hear what you all have to say!