It’s me Jenny. Whew… it has been a very busy first month and a half of the new year. But it has been fun, too. I’ve been writing another Junior Rabbit book for all of you to get and read. But I want to ask you about something today.
Is there something that you really feel excited about? I means something that makes you want to do a good deed for others. I read an article one time and there was a young girl, about your ages, and along with her mother they went out into the streets and gave people who don’t have anywhere to live, the homeless, things to use. They gave them combs and soap and toothpaste and toothbrushes and small towels to help themselves out. What that young girl did is called “A Cause.” The definition of this kind of cause is: “the reason or motive for some human action.” In the case of the young girl giving out toiletries to homeless persons, her reason was to help ease their pain and make them feel just a little better until they can get back on their feet. Wow! that young girl was brave and caring, wasn’t she? Look at her video below.
Well, I know that you, too, have a cause or something exciting to do for someone else. Have you ever thought of going to the library and reading to a group of younger children? Have you ever considered becoming a great friend to a special needs boy or girl? Have you ever thrown a party for an older person who is alone? Those are just a few of the causes you can think about. Hey, but you might have your own cause. Do that with the help of mom and dad. I am sure you’ll make this world just a little better. I got confidence in you.
Okay guys, I’ll check with you next time. If you have a cause please let me know about it. I want to feature it on my blog. Let’s do our part. Oh yes, and when you’re tired of that video game or when you finish your chores and have time, keep it simple and read a book.
Enjoy your Halloween. But here’s a reminder of having a safe Halloween, too.
A few days before Halloween, sit down with your kids and help them map out the route for trick-or-treating. Choose an area that:
- Is safe
- Has sidewalks
- Is a self-contained neighborhood
- Is well-lit
- Is highly populated, and
- Is familiar to them
Let them know, too, that you’ll be expecting them to stay in the area where they said they’d be.
- Never to enter the home of someone they don’t know—even when they’re with a friend.
- Not to take rides from anyone without your permission.
- What to do if they’re approached by someone in a car or by a group of older kids looking to stir up trouble.
- No to eat their loot until after they get home and you have a chance to inspect it. (This is a tough one, but it’s still the safest route.)
Boy, oh boy! It has been a while since I was able to talk to you guys. But I want you to know that I’ve had a time, keeping up with my friend Junior Rabbit. He’s on the go right now. I have to find out where he is because he’s been traveling. You’ll find out, too, in a couple of months where his first adventure will be.
Now remember guys, it’s Summer and there’s so much fun to be had. You’ll be visiting friends in different states, going to the park and amusements parks, having barbeques, swimming, bike riding, scooter riding and so much more.
Just don’t forget that while you’re having all of that fun, there’s a world of fun to be had at the Library. At the Library you can get a book about origami and how to make figures, you can even become the hero in a far away country. You can help others who don’t have what you have. You know that your little brothers and sisters and you little cousins and nieces and nephews will love to have you read Junior Rabbit to them and even Loony the Loon to them. They will laugh at the funny sounds you make while they imagine the story you are reading to them. So, let’s be sure that reading a book a day is on our list of fun things to do this Summer.
Talk to you later! I’m on my way to a family reunion!
I love this picture because it shows a little kid, laughing and very happy. She’s excited about her life, even though she is in a wheelchair. That’s great isn’t it. Just like you and me she likes reading, video games, her own cell phone, ice cream, the movies, sports and more. I am sure she likes to have a couple of really good friends to sit at lunch with her in the lunch room and call her and just to have fun with.
In fact we all like those things. So, the next time while you’re in school or at the mall or outside playing or even at the community swimming pool and you see a special child, whether in a wheel chair or walking with braces on his or her legs or maybe even unable to communicate regular, like we know it, think to yourself: “Hey, there’s someone who might be a really good friend to me and I can be a really good friend to him or her.”
Let me tell you, special friends are the best. Talk to you later.
I will be doing a book signing for my book Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas, which is out right now. You can purchase it on Amazon.com.
I am so excited! So, if you are local, I would love to see you there. I would make sure you get a personal autographed copy of the book, when you purchase it. We could even take pictures together.
Here’s the information about my book signings. Oh yes, before I forget, make sure you are reading every day between 15 and 20 minutes. Remember, too, that reading opens up the world to you. Gotta go guys!
- Wednesday December 14, 2016, Redeemer Lutheran Church, 30003 Jefferson Avenue, St. Clair Shores, MI 48082. I’ll be there at 11:30 a.m. EST.
- Wilder Library, 7140 E. Seven Mile Road, Detroit, MI 48234. I’ll be there beginning at 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Remember a few blog posts back when I said that I wanted you to do good in school and befriend a special needs classmate or student at your schools? Well, if you are able with Mom and or Dad to join me tonight at 8:00 p.m. you’ll hear me interview a very special couple who I know personally. They are Semaj and Shatara Coleman, my son and daughter-in-law as they discuss raising an autistic child. So, I sure hope that you can all join me tonight on the show. Feel free to call in and comment, too.
Whatever you do, please befriend a special needs classmate or student at your school. They are the best friends you can have and they will love being your friend, too.
Here’s the link to tonight’s show:
Reading does indeed open up the world to you. So don’t stop reading now. If you go to the library to read, take time and read in your bedroom, or in the living room in the big chair, keep on reading. Don’t stop reading now, keep it up. Look at some of my friends reading and participating in school. They know the importance of reading.
It’s been a couple of years since we’ve been having fun on this blog, talking about everything from reading opens up the world, to special needs kids and good study habits. It is my passion always to make everyone realize that kids are kids no matter what. I think I told you that I am a retired special education teacher. And I want you to know that I am now going to have an internet radio program beginning in November. I hope you guys and your parents get a chance to listen in from time to time. I mean you can even call in and ask questions of my guests and me and you all can also make comments. I want to hear from all of you, I really do.
“Say hello 2 the next radio host on WPJC 104.5 streaming live on the internet in November.”
Guess what else? My new book is coming out in November, 2016 it’s about Junior Rabbit and it’s entitled Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas. You can get it in November on Amazon.com.
Hi again Guys,
How’s the first week of school going? Getting used to carrying backpacks again and sitting in class learning? I sure hope so.
Now remember, school is the place that prepares you for the great accomplishments you will do in your life. Accomplishments like being the first astronaut to reach the planet Mars; coming up with the cure for all kinds of diseases, becoming leaders in the world, inventing things to make life better for so many other people. So, take school seriously while still having fun. Pick up your books and tablets and read and do your assignments and you’ll find out that when you get to college, your study habits will be so good.
Just think, your education will further open up a world of possibilities for you. So, keep swinging at those lessons, papers, homework assignments and tests. The world is at your fingertips.
Well, it’s been a real fun Summer for me and I know it’s been a real fun Summer for you, too. Now the fall season is coming and with it comes back to school. Are you excited to get back to school? I sure hope so. You’ll see some of your friends that you’ve missed over the Summer and you’ll meet new friends. That’s great.
I have one thing that I want each of you to do this school semester. I want you to do it on purpose, too. Make friends with a special needs student at your school. Just like you laugh and talk with your other friends, laugh and talk with someone who is special needs.Sit at lunch with that student, too. Be a good friend to that student. Call them on the phone, go to their birthday parties, visit them, and let them visit you just like everyone else. You’ll have gained a new friend and possibly a friend for life. So, now that you have your assignment from me, get in school and excel. I know you can! Talk to you later.