School Lockers aren’t something that many of us think about after leaving high school. But I went to see one of my younger cousins in a summer school play that was held at one of the local middle schools last night and noticed how the Lockers have changed since my days in school. I know that I got bigger so things like that should look smaller, but my goodness these Lockers where tiny. I can’t imagine how these kids cram all the things that they need into these small areas. I mean during the winter you have a coat, boots, scarfs, etc. not to mention the book bag and all of the books and supplies that are needed to be stored in there.
We used to have Wood Lockers as our Gym Locker, now they were small, but you didn’t have to keep much in those. Good thing because they didn’t smell very good, but they served their purpose. I don’t think that kids even use those Gym Lockers anymore, they don’t have to dress out like we did, nor do they require them to shower after gym. What’s up with that? I’ll bet these middle schools don’t smell very good, I feel sorry the teachers that have to smell those hormonal monsters each and every day. Especially right after gym.
When my children are home we enjoy either reading books together or nestling down and watching good shows on our satellite television. This is a great way for us to relax together and to spend some quality time. One of our favorite books to read together is The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. This book is great for children over the ages of six years old.
The Boxcar Children is one of our favorite books due to the close family ties shared between the young, elementary-aged children. The book follows the kids as they believe they are going to be separated because their parents have died. The children make a decision to run away. The find an abandoned train boxcar and take up residence in the car.
During the course of the book, the older brother goes to work for a local rich man, who is their long, lost uncle. The young boy and the man are not aware they are related. The children find small dishes and tin cups in trash piles and take great care cleaning these items and use them in the boxcar to eat food and to drink with.
Though their adventure is a fun one, the children miss living in a home together with the security of family. Near the end of the book, the children are discovered and are given a secure home by their rich uncle.
Been checking out the kobo ereader reviews in an attempt to find the best ereader out there for my teenaged daughter to purchase with her birthday money that she received last week. She seems to think that if she owns one of these that she will read more over the summer months, now how is a parent going to argue with that? She has never been a fan of reading until this last year, but really hates going to the library and there are not any books stores open around here. You have to drive well over an hour to find any book store and that really bites.