Monday, July 21, 2014

The Eighty Dollar Champion

I am currently reading "The Eighty Dollar Champion : Snowman, the horse that inspired a nation" by Elizabeth Letts.

This is a story about a horse which was in a trailer, on it's way to the slaughter house.  He was saved by a man who saw something worth saving in him.  A horse that had incredible heart, and the man that cared for him.
Here is the publisher's synopsis.

"The Eighty-Dollar Champion tells the dramatic odyssey of a horse called Snowman, saved from the slaughterhouse by a young Dutch farmer named Harry. Together, Harry and Snowman went on to become America's show-jumping champions, winning first prize in Madison Square Garden. Set in the mid- to late-1950s, this book captures the can-do spirit of a Cold War immigrant who believed--and triumphed."

Have you read it?  What do you think?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Read today's chapter in Proverbs, and comment with your favorite verse.

Type in the verse as written in your Bible, but then also write the verse in your own words.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Redwall - The Movie

Assignment: Watch Brian Jacques Redwall (the movie)

1. Discuss atleast 3 points that were the same in both the book and the movie.

2. Discuss atleast 3 points that were different between the book and the movie.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Redwall, Book 3 - Chapter 9 - end

Assignment: finish reading Redwall, book 3, chapter 9 to the end.


1. What do you think about the ending? Did it satisfy you or Did it leave you wanting more?

2. What was your favorite part about the ending?

3. What would you have changed if you were the author?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Redwall - Book 3 Chapters 1-8

Assignment: Read Redwall - Book 3 Chapters 1-8

1. Where your guesses correct about the barrel that Jess was saving? What do you think of what actually happened? Was it smart? or silly?

2. What happened to the tunnel that the rats were digging? What are you thoughts & feelings about that?

3. Why didn't Matthias get hypnotized like everyone else when he faced Asmodeus? What was different about Matthias then the others?

4. What's wrong with Cluny?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Redwall - Book 2 Chapters 20-23

Assignment: Read Redwall, Book 2, Chapters 20-23


Would you have left without telling anyone the way Matthias did? Why or Why not?

What do you think they are going to fill the barrels with? Who do you think will have the best idea? Will it be Silent Sam?

Monday, January 17, 2011

Future Books

After we finish reading and discussing Redwall, we will be doing a few weeks discussing the Book of Proverbs.

Proverbs will take us to the end of the school year, but I would like to have a book discussion or two over summer break as well.

Please leave a comment on a book that you think would make a good choice for discussion.