Worlds of Words is a center on the University of Arizona campus where children can explore global literature. The center is located in the College of Education and its mission is to have children learn more about literacy and the world through books. There is a large collection of about 40,000 books representing many global cultures and in a variety of languages. The center hosts school field trips and tours to help bring global literacy into classrooms.
Do you know about the Popovich Comedy Pet Theater? I saw the show in October at Fox Tucson Theatre, and it was really interesting! It was fun watching all of the pets come out and do their cool tricks. I really like animals. They are so cute, no matter what they are.
In 1983, the famous El Tour de Tucson bicycle race was founded. It all started when a man named Richard DeBernardis was traveling around the United States on his bicycle. Upon visiting Tucson, he fell in love with the weather and thought this would be a perfect place for a bike ride. He checked the Old Farmer’s Almanac and learned the best time to have this event would be in the fall, the week before Thanksgiving, because it rarely rains that week.
Over the summer myself and 14 other Girl Scouts went on a nine-day trip to Tokyo, Japan and it was amazing! We earned this trip by each of us selling over 5,500 boxes of Girl Scout cookies.
I absolutely loved Japan, the people were super nice, the culture was interesting and the food was delicious! I also felt very safe in Japan. My favorite highlights were: Mt Fuji, Tokyo Sky Tower, Shrines and Temples, dressing in a Kimono, and also going to Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea!
It’s not easy to set a world record. There are many steps. If you want to set a new record, it has to be completely different from any other world record. If you want to break a record, you have to look at the Guinness database and see if you have what it takes to break it. Either way, you have to be persistent, dedicated, and have an amazing skill.
Are comics only for nerds? If you said yes, think again! I went to the Tucson Comic-Con at the Tucson Convention Center over Labor Day weekend and learned there’s something for everyone. I saw lots of comics and artwork for sale, some famous people, and a bunch of attendees.
Entering the exhibit, we began the Van Gogh Experience with a colorful room of timelines, artwork, and 3D statues of Vincent Van Gogh. We learned of the important dates and people in his life. He was born on March 30, 1853, in the Netherlands. He had one beloved brother, Théo Van Gogh, and his three sisters, all significant to retainingVan Gogh’s works. Others significant in Van Gogh’s life include his friend and fellow painter Paul Gaugin, who was involved in Van Gogh’s widely known tragic incident of injuring his own ear.
I think “Cat Jokes vs Dog Jokes” by David Lewman is an awesome book because the book can be flipped over, and you can read “Dog Jokes vs Cat Jokes.” On one side dogs tell jokes about cats. On the other side cats tell jokes about dogs. Also, the book is about dogs and cats, two of my favorite animals. Plus, it’s a joke book and I’m
into comedy. It’s a comic book and I love making and reading comics. I also like that there are cute characters telling funny jokes to each other. This book has 128 pages and is recommended for ages 7–11.