Lottie’s New Beach Towel by Petra Mathers

In this book read at meeting time, Lottie uses  her imagination to turn her new beach towel into many creative anduseful things!
We imagined what we would do if we had a new beach towel!
Here are some thoughts we had.
Our towel would become:
Trucks and cars
A Cape
A Light saver
A Slingshot
A Dinosaur
A Fairy
The whole world
A ghost
Minnie Mouse
Icing on a cake
A ballon
And  A Magic carpet 

The Secret Box (a book without words)

Someone is opening a box.

I don’t know what I’m doing. It’s just something interesting, after this I’m going home.

I’m going out to drive to my friend’s house.

He’s riding the horse now.

It’s so busy in the city.  I don’t know what I’ll do.

I’m going to a restaurant with my friends.  Oh, it’s beds.  Friend, where do we sleep?

Oh in the beds.  Ok, I’ll go to sleep.

The friends are finding the same box.  Inside there is money and tickets.

I’m going to the amusement park and then back to my house.

I found maps!  I’ll go home and give it to my Mom.  I’ll be right back.

He’s playing with his friends and then they ran.

We’re in our backyard.  I’ll race you back.

Oh, we find a secret passage way to our house.

There is a beach!

There’s more steps-to the amusement park!

I’m going on the roller coaster because I love them.

And the ferris wheel.blog

We found the sea shore.

He’s in a little window at the amusement park.

Here’s the same boy from the beginning of the book.

That was fun!

He looks confused, let’s go to sleep.

Wait-there’s new kids finding the secret passage!

The house got busier and busier, more traffic and people.

Is it a long time ago?

How did they do that?Image

The Museum Trip (a book without words)

That museum is cool,we want to go there.

My shoe is untied so I’m going to tie it again and we’re going to look at what our teacher is telling us.

Everyone left!  Where did my class go?  No wonder I can’t find them, this place is so big!

I”m looking at a box now, and there is a statue.

I see something, I think they might be in there!  Oh, it’s a maze!

He’s using his imagination, he’s pretending that he’s in the maze.

He’s dreaming that he’s in the maze.  There is a tree in there and he’s running to it.

Yay! I’m there! But where’s the teacher?

I just got in another maze but I don’t want any more mazes because I’ll get lost again.

He’s in a different maze, the castle one.

Maybe there’s metal and gold in the statue.

He went in the door and he sat down. His eyes are closing, maybe he sleeping.

Someone is giving him a medal.

Oh, I was thinking about them.

I forgot about finding my class, I better find them.

He ran to his class!

He gets to keep the medal and it’s just like the man’s medal.  

The man gave one to him!

The man’s Imagejob is ringing the bell on the top of the museum.

This is Odondona.  She likes to paint.  Pink, purple, yellow, green and blue are her favorite colors.  She mixes colors.

She likes to be in shows and sing in them.

One day when it snowed she sat in her home and had a fire.  She had hot chocolate.  I was there, having hot milk.  Noura is having hot water.

She’s in a dancing show with music.  I’m coming to it and so is Noura.

She has a crown and dances slowly so it won’t fall off.

I like how she dances.

She claps for herself.



 ImageImageImageImageImageOUL: Playing jump rope outside

OULI: sitting and having hot chocolate

OILU: walking cat to market, holding the cat and dog (there is a ferris wheel at the market)

ULIO:holding her Mom’s hand

Family Trip Day to Solebury Orchard

We went to the orchard and picked a lot of apples. The tractor ride wasn’t too bumpy.  We learned bruises on apples are really juicy.  We found lots of crispy apples.  The ones with yellow spots, russet ones, are best!  We loved our big juicy apples. I went all the way down the row and picked an appleImage that was so good and put it in my bag with five apples.  And Dad ate an apple for dessert.

We bought doughnuts and there is apple cider too.  We jumped in the hay!

Bottle Stories

I love taking care of him and giving him rest. He likes to get rocked. I made him a diaper, shirt and pants. He likes eating cheese.



Flora is sweet to other people. She hugs them. I feed her apple cider and chicken too. She loves our race cars and she goes on top of them and they go “broom”!
She’s a cow and when I touch her gently she gives milk



My story begins with Elle. I work at the doctor so if she gets sick I take care of her. There is food there and milk and blankets. She doesn’t cry if I make a bed for her.



My baby is Pink baby. I tickle her sometimes. I hug her and kiss her. I feed her broccoli and chicken and pasta too and potatoes. I take her outside and swing her in the baby swing. I feel happy about her.



His name is Shark. I put him in the tank with dish that he eats. He eats shrimp I give him at dinner. He comes to the too of the tank. The tank is outside. He plays tag with the fish. He only eats the bad fish like shark and snapper fish. He’ll eat any poison fish. I love him.



Bottle likes it when I hold and squish her. I like to roll her I put her in a crib.



I like Bobo when we run and jump. We fly and dance and bump. I like when we sing and dance. And music too. Good friends too.




He’s a boy lion. His clothes have a button so they stay on. It’s fur!! I like to check him everyday of school. He likes to eat meat everyday~ he has enough right now. He’s sparkly pink.


Imagination quotes

Your imagination makes you…..
“Be happy”
“Do the right the thing”
“Think of castles”
“Think to be a kitty cat”

“In this game they are”….
“When we do this we change to”…
“You could use cardboard to make it and then I could add a”….

A rest time story

Our story begins with a little boy.
He jumped over a huge mountain and landed on the other side.
He is getting a huge umbrella, just in case it rains. And a coat. He is coming back.
The little boy goes on and he walks to China. Then he checks it out and it’s good. There is a store there.
He goes on and finds a treasure chest but there is a pirate there and a scarecrow.
Then the boy finds the keys on the ground to his house. Then he puts them in his pocket.
He goes to a big hotel and sees his house down below so he ran home.
Then he’s home! He has a new house and he says “Oh my gosh!”