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Bud, Not Buddy Blog

Question #1:  What events in life cause a person to become an adult?  Write a paragraph with your thoughts and explanations.

Question #2:  Bud’s suitcase is very important to him.  Why do people keep important things close to them? What do you keep close to you?  Explain in detail.

Question #3:  Bud keeps a book of rules that he finds important to remember.  If you were to make a rule book for your life, what important things would you list and why?

Question #4:   Bud decides to take revenge on the Amoses.  Do you think taking revenge is a good idea or a bad idea, and why?  Give an example of a time when revenge had negative results.

Question #5:   When Bud leaves the Amoses, he says that he is on the "lam".  Think about what it would be like to be homeless.  Explain your thinking in detail.

Question #6:   In this chapter, Bud is homeless and has to eat in a soup kitchen.  Think about what it would be like to be homeless.  Explain your thinking in detail.

Question #7:   Bud says, "Since that door had closed, I knew the next one was about to open."  What does he mean?  Explain in detail.

Question #8:   In this chapter, Bud and Bugs go to a "Hooperville".  Using information from your Social Studies class, explain what a Hooverville was, and why they existed at that time period.

Question #9:   In this chapter, Bud decides to go find his father.  How does he plan to travel?  What are some of the problems that Bud could face?  Use details from the book.  

Question #10: In chapter 10, Bud encounters situations that deal with race.  Explain how African Americans were treated during that time, and compare that to our world today.

Question #11:  When Bud is with Lefty Lewis, he experiences his first real taste of family.  Why would that be important to Bud?  Use details.

 

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Bud, Not Buddy Blog

Sofie Swink

Jan 05, 2012

Question 3 During the book Bud keeps remembering rules in a rule book, that kept helping him when he wasn't understanding something or needed help using it. He uses it and says its like his rule book for life. If I had to make a rule book for life the most important things I would put on there is,... be honest!!! If you keep lying it won't get you anywhere in life. Also I would put, to wash your hands before dinner, because you never know whats been on your hands all day. And, always have sometime in the day to turn off that T. V. and pick out a good book. Stuff on T.V. only teaches you bad behavior, and doesn't help you learn. Lot's of books help you learn and don't influence you to use bad behavior! These are what my important rules would be.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Sofie, Really great thoughts! I especially like the rule about washing hands!!! LOL 5
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 05, 2012

Question 3 In the book "Bud,Not Buddy, Bud keeps a book of important rules to remember.If I were to have a rule book of my life, it would be a little different than Bud's. It would have things about live, and tips on what ot do when I go places without my parents or siblings. One of Bud's is, If you have to tell a lie, make sure it's simple, and easy to remember. You see, in my house we get in trouble if we tell a lie. So thet rule doesn't really apply to me. Here is one that I would list. When you go to a friend's house, always put everything that you used back in it's origional position. that would be one of my rules because usually before i have a friend over I would spend hours cleaning and they would do the same for me. Usually I follow this rule. Also I would list manners,politeness, and kindness because it helps you to have a better background.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Wonderful, Gretchen! You can come to my house any time! 5
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2 . Io think people keep important things close to them because it means something to them . For an example , I have a Fort Myers beach snowglobe , it reminds me when I went on thier beach .I also think people keep things close to them because it may remind them of a time they did something.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Well done, Gabby! Be sure to preface your entry with something relating to the story. 4.5
Caleb Granby

Jan 05, 2012

Question#2 The main chareter Bud keeps his suitcase because it is special to him.Like some people keep important things close to them to remind them of the good times.I keep a picture of my grandpa at a water dam in tennessee. I kee; this picture clase to me because it reminds me of my vacation there.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Thanks, Caleb! Be sure to watch capitalization. 4.5
Andrew Curl

Jan 05, 2012

question#2 Bud's suitcase is very important to him in the story because he has belonging's from his parents in his suitcase. I think people keep important things close to them because it means something to them and it is a part of them. What I keep close to me is my great grandfathers fuerals bullets. I keep them close to me because the bullets remind me of him when he was in WW2. My great grandfather was a very special man to me because I always went over to there house in the summer. That is why my great grandfathers funeral bullets are very close to me.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Excellent, Andrew! I love the personal connection!! 5
Carli Schlabowske

Jan 05, 2012

Question #2 In the story Bud, Not Buddy Bud has a suitcase that has many things in it that are important to him. Many other people keep important things that remind them of somethings. I keep my stuffed animal from Harvest Days and I keep trophies from gymnatics meets. I keep the the things because it reminds me of my past. my stuffed animal riminds me of Harvest Days and my trophies reminds me of my meets.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Great, Carli! I like your thinking! 5
Quinton Gessner

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2 In the story Bud,Not Buddy,Bud Buddy,Bud keeps his suitcase by him because it is important to him. People keep important things close to them because it might be a photo or an item that belonged to someone who passed away. For example, my sister has some cards that belonged to Aunt Linda who passed away last year. I keep my aunt`s funeral card in drawer under the microwave.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Wonderful, Quinten! I like your parsonal connection! 5
Riley Connolly

Jan 05, 2012

Quiestion 3. I think following the rules is very important. To be able to do good in your life you need to follow the rules. One of the rules I would put in my rule book is to listen to your parents. This is one of my rules because your parents do alot for you. They put food on the table and are always there for you. You always need to do what they say. You also need to never be desrespectful. Another one of my rules is to do good in school. If you are good in school you will probally go far in life. You need a good education to get into a good college and then have a good career. You need to always try your hardest no matter what. These are some of my rules that would go in my rule book. If you don't already follow these rules you shoule start because they are important.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Excellent, Riley! I think your rules are well thought out! 5
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2. Buds suitcase is so important to him becuase he had all of his belongings in the suitcase. He also had a picture of his dad inside of it and he was afraid that the Amos would go throgh it and take stuff out of it. I think lots of people keep importhant thinkgs to help them to remember what they did on a vacation I keep souviners to remind me of the fun things I did. I also think people keep important things to remind them if someone dies in your family you will have pictures or items to remember them by. I keep important tickets from concerts I go to or I go to a baseball game or football game I keep the tickets so I have fun stories to tell people and so I always remember the fun times i had. I also keep a bag full of items if I have a emergancy I have something to do or need something in the bag I have food, a drink, some banaids, some toothpaste and a tooth brush. Those are some important things I keep with me at all times.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Excellent, McKenzy! I know you have tons of great memories! 5
Zoie Burkhardt

Jan 05, 2012

Question 3 In the story Bud Not Buddy Bud has a book of rules he finds important to remember i have 3 special rules i follow to. My number 1 rule is to try my best,as long as i do my best i pass! My number 2 rule is to not give up,if u dont give up you are sure to win! My last rule is keep my mind set,if i keep my mind set and keep trying i will reach my goals and do good.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Zoie, your post was really good! BE SURE to watch your capitalization and do not use "Text Form" in your blog. 4
Timothy Western

Jan 05, 2012

question 2 People keep inportant items close to them just like in the story "Bud, Not Buddy," Bud cherishes his suitcase. People do this because sombody probably had somebody die in their family and that person has an item that the person in their family owned and gave to them that brings back many memories. What I keep close and personal is my teddy bear named Babybear. Babybear was a gift to me when I was first born that came from my grandma and grandpa. I play with Babybear everyday and I sleep with him every night. When I first got Baby bear he was light blue ,but over the years he turned green.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Thanks, Tim. I enjoyed your personal connection. 4.5
Alec Schultz

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2: Bud's suitcase is very important to him in the story. Bud keeps it all tied up in twine so no one could get into it. He has a whole lot of flyers in the suitcase. Aparently, they are really important to him. I think that people keep special things close to them because they remind people of different things in their life. For example, I keep a lot of special things close to me because they remind me of things in my life, like my trip to Michigan that I take very year, or maybe just something from when I was a baby that I really like. I keep a lot of things close to me. I have a lot of hats and baseball gloves that I used when I played in tee-ball. I also have a really old baseball bat from when I was 4 years old that my dad passed onto me from when he was a kid. I also have some baseball caps that I got from baseball parks that I've been to in my life. That is what I keep close to me from my childhood.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Excellent work, Alec! I enjoyed reading about your keepsakes! 5
Emelia Narug

Jan 05, 2012

Question #2 In the story Bud keeps a suitcase. Bud does not let anyone touch his suitcase at all. Well the reason why is because there are really special flyers in there that rimined him of his parents. Some people keep very special matirials really close to them. Some are from people who have past, and some are mabe from special times. I keep a my special matirials in a special box.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Thank you, Emelia! Please be sure to watch your spelling. 4
Cal Schultz

Jan 05, 2012

Question 3.In the story Bud,not Buddy Bud keeps a rulebook and it is very helpful in his life. If I had a rulebook I would put in it three things. 3. Treat others nicely because if I treat people nice they will treat me nice back. 2. When you do something daring do it quick because you don't want to think twice about some really fun things. 1.Dont eat the YELLOW SNOW !!!! If I do that then that would just be gross.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Cal, HAHAHAHAHAHAH! 5
Melissa Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2 In Bud not Buddy, Bud keeps his suit case very close to him because he has a picture of his mom who is dead and a picture of a man who Bud thinks he is his dad. People keep things close to them because it can remind them of poeple. I try to keep 3 things close to me 1 is a picture of my family. Even though I can't talk to them I can still see them. 2 is a St. Ambrose bee that I got from my sister's boyfriend Jake I keep it close to me because the Bee is cute and Jake is pretty awsome. Last is my wallet. my wallet is important because it holds money in it. I can use that money in a time of need.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Mel, excellent post! I think the things you choose to keep are awesome, and the reasons you keep these things are pretty great, too! 5
Dakota Wahl

Jan 05, 2012

In the story Bud Not Buddy, Bud always keeps his suitcase close to him. Different people keep things close to them for different reasons. Some people keep things close to them because they need to, for example a phone.Also because it gives them luck, like a necklace of some sort.You could also have a mini picture to cary around because it's special. I don't cary anything close to me, but if anything it would be my phone.The only time I don't have my phone is in school.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Dakota, your post was really good. Please be sure to put the question number, otherwise I won't be able to grade them!! 4.5
Natalie Mccloskey

Jan 05, 2012

Question 3 In the book "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud keeps a list of rules that he finds important to remember. If I had a list of rules in my life, one rule would be 'Be nice to people and they will be nice back.' Another one would be 'If you mess something up, fix it.' Also another would be 'you can learn something new every day.'
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Natalie, I appreciare your thoughts. I would have liked to know why you chose those rules. Why are they important? 4
Stormi Ham

Jan 05, 2012

Question 3 In this story bud has a rule book of rules that he thinks are important.One rule I have is to never give up.That is one of my rules because if you give up you will never get anything done.If you give up you will never get far in life.Just because you are not good at some thing don't give up try untill you get it right.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Stormi, thank you for your thoughts! Be sure to space after each sentence. 4.5
Cole Hahn

Jan 05, 2012

Question #1: In the story Bud,Not Buddy the events in life cause a person to become an adult at the age of five and six. Bud thinks you become an adult at the age of six. My reasons a person becomes an adult at the age of five or six old because that is when you start to lose your baby teeth,adults and start to care more about the littler ones than you, it's when you start school, and adults and relitives say stuff that you don't know and expect you to know it. Then you get in trouble for not answering the question.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Thanks for your thoughts, Cole. 4
Kyle Kielma

Jan 05, 2012

Question 3. In the book Bud keeps a rule book that he finds important to remember. If I had a rule book I would write you get what you give because you get treated how you treat others. I would also write if you are going to lie, make sure you are a good lier. If you are not a good lier you have a better chance of getting caught. You can get into big trouble if you are caught lying.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Kyle, your post is good. I especially like your first rule. 4.5
Elijah McCullough

Jan 05, 2012

Questin 1. My fifth grade reading class is reading a book called Bud,Not buddy.In this book in chapter one Bud talks about becoming a man and how old he thinks you are. He thinks you are six. He thinks that because his first foster home gave him the clues.The leagal age now is when your eighteen. I think your about seventeen when you become a man because its your secound to third year driving. . How old do you think you are when your a man?Think to yourself about it.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Elijah, your post was very thoughtful! I like how you end with a question! Be sure to put a space after a sentence. 4.5
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2 In the story "Bud,Not Buddy", Bud keeps his important things in his suitcase. In the bottom under his clothes he has flyers that remind him of family and the Great Depression. People keep things that are important to them close to them to remind them about people, things,etc. They also keep them close to protect them like valuable treasures. I keep my Great Grandma's "lamp" close to me because she passed away a couple of years ago. It is on a high shelf in my room so that only I can reach it. I also keep a photo album of my trip to the Carribbean with my Grandparents. I am still working on it, and it is safe at my Grandparent's house. I would always go there and then bring it home onto my dresser.I cherish and love it.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Excellent work, Gretchen. 5
Sofie Swink

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2 Bud's suitcase is very important to him. Bud's suitcase is important to him because, he keeps all his stuff in there from his house, and things that remind him of his mom and dad, and there is a lot of paper flyers. Bud saves a lot of the flyers because he thinks it will help him someday. Also, people keep certain things close to them because they remind them of great and sad memories. Sometimes things that are close to you help you get through a rough time. Things can also make people feel like their right there with the. Something i keep close to me is my mom's pearl necklace. My great grandma passed it on down to my grandma, who passed it down to my mom who passed it down to me.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Excellent, Sofie! I love the story of the necklace!! I might have made this post into two paragraphs. 5
Riley Connolly

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2. Bud keeps his suitcase with him for many reasons. Bud suitcase brings back memories from his dad. In the story it is Bud's main possession. The first reason he nourishes it so much is because it had a flyer in it the may have had his father on it. Also it made his mother get very upset and one day after she looked at it and the Bud knocked on the bedroom door he found him mother dead. People keep things close to them because they mean a lot. Also it brings back memories. Even if your important thing isn't that great it can mean a lot to you. My favorite possession is a picture of my mom and I sitting in my toy room with a big fish tank behind us. It was when I was about 6 or 7. It brings me a great momory of my whole family sitting talking and having a good time. It means alot to me. Everyone has their own special thing. This is why everyone can have something special to them that is different from everyone else.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Wonderful, Riley! I really enjoy reading your posts. 5
Aidan Connor

Jan 05, 2012

Question #2 Bud's suitcase is very important to him because ha lives in a big place. If you lived in a big place with hundreds of kids it would be easy to lose stuff. For example a small trasure, a valuble coin and/or a piece of gold. It would be important to me because our Wii was stolen, well all my games and anything I had accomplished on the Wii was gone. It's very easy to lose things.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Very good, Aiden!! 4.5
Payton Christoff

Jan 05, 2012

Question 3. In our book Bud,Not Buddy,Bud has a rulebook to how to be a good lier. If I made a rulebook of my life it would be called: Things to do and things not to do. One of the things to do would be work hard so you can get good grades. A thing not to do is lie because if you lie your parents will find out and you will get in more trouble. If you made a rulebook what would it be called,what would it say in it, and why?
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Well done, Payton. I like your thinking! I also like how you end with a question. 5
Zoie Burkhardt

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2 In the story Bud Not Buddy Bud's suitcase is close to him because it reminds him of his home,the things i keep close to me are pictures and phone numbers. I keep pictures close to me to remind me of some family that may live far away that i dont get to see that often. I also keep phone numbers close to me to know that if i miss someone that lives far away from me i can call them and talk to them when i need to.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Nice work, Zoie. Be sure to always capitalize "I"! 4
Juan Santos

Jan 05, 2012

Question1- In th story Bud not Buddy the main character Bud belives you are a adult when you turn six years old. Bud belives this because your theeth get loose,you go to school,and get diffrernt responsibilities for your self. I belive you are a offical adult when you turn twenty-one or somewere in your twentys. I belive you become a adult at that age because you probley have a job,a car you could drive,and probley moved out of your parents house.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Very nice, JC. I can tell you put a lot of thought into your post. 5
Caleb Granby

Jan 05, 2012

Question#1 In the story Bud not Buddy he thinks you become an adult at the age of six. I think that you become adult at the age of 21 becuse at that point you have to make the desstion of what will do for life.like join the army or be a techer or become a banker.Alsoat the age of 21 you are responsipal for your actions because as a kid you get a woning most of the time if you do sone thing wrong and as an adult you don`t get a nother chance
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Caleb, I agree with your thoughts. Be sure to watch your spelling. 4
Stormi Ham

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2 Bub's suitcause is very important to him because it has things he cares about in it.People keep important things close to them because it reminds them of there past or someone they loved. I have a gold flower that I keep because it reminds me of my grandma and grandpa.They gave it to me when I was 6 or 7 and now every time I look at it ,it reminds me of them.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Nice job, Stormi! 5
Cal Schultz

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2. In the story Bud,not Buddy Bud keeps a suitcase with him. Bud loves his suitcase. Bud doesn't ever want to lose his suitcase. Bud keeps all his cherished things in his suitcase. People like bud keep important things with them so they remember something or someone. Bud keeps things to remember his mom in the suitcase. Whenever I go to a sports park I get a souvenir to remember that park. I do this because I really like sports.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Well done, Cal. I keep sports souvenirs, too! 5
Kyle Kielma

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2. Bud's suitcase is very important to him because it contains some of his memories. For example, Bud has a flyer of a man he thinks is his father. People keep important things close to them because they bring back memories. I keep my dads work patches close to me because I don't get to see him alot. I only get to see my dad every 2 weeks.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Kyle, thank you for your post. 5
Natalie McCloskey

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2 In the book "Bud,Not buddy", Bud has a suitcase that is very important to him. People probably keep things important because they remind them of certain times. If I had a suitcase of important things, I would keep my stuffed frog from my visit to the hospital. Also I would keep my stuffed lamb from when I was little.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Excellent job, Natalie! I can see why you would keep those things. 5
Alec Schultz

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1: In the story, "Bud, Not Buddy", the main character, Bud, thinks that you become an adult at the age of 6 years old. I can see how he could think that because 6 years old is the age that you start school and think about getting a good education. In my opinion, you become an adult at the age of 21 years old because at that age, you can start drinking alcohol. When you start drinking alcohol, it means that you are not a kid anymore. People say that kids can't drink alcohol so when you can drink alcohol, it means your not a kid anymore. Another reason why I think 21 years old is the age that you turn an adult because that is when you are a junior in college and you start thinking about what you are going to do with your life afterwords. You also get to be a smart person and your about to get out of school with a great education. That is why I think you turn an adult at the age of 21 years old.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Great work, Alec. You support your opinions very well. 5
Emelia Narug

Jan 05, 2012

Question #1. In the story "Bud Not Buddy" a boy named Bud says when you are 6 that means you are an adult. Well I say you become a adult when your 18. Why you maybe asking? Well because you get a an job,which means getting money for food plus a home! You may get your licence, which leads to a car. And sooner or later you would start making a family. And maybe even more!
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Well done, Emelia. You support yout thoughts well. 5
Payton Christoff

Jan 05, 2012

Question 2. In our book Bud,Not Buddy,Bud has a suitcase that holds important things in it. It might hold a picture of his family or a picture of his friends. People keep things close so they dont forget about the people in it. I have a picture of my dog that died and thats the only reason i didnt forget about him. What do you keep close to you?
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Great, Payton. I like how you pose a question to the reader. 5
Carli Schlabowske

Jan 05, 2012

Question #1 In the story Bud, Not Buddy Bud thinks you become an adult when you are 6 years old. I think you become an adult when you are 21 because you can already drive, drink, and do some other things. When you are you can smoke too,I don't think you should smoke when you are less than 21. Smoking can give lots you of sicknesses. I think you are an adult when you are 21.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Thank you, Carli. You support your opinions well. 5
Timothy Western

Jan 05, 2012

question 1 In the story "Bud, Not Buddy," Bud thinks you become an adult when you are six because when you are six you are responsible for your education. I think you become an adult when you are 18-19 years old because you are able to drive, get married, be treated ,and respected like an adult. When you are 19 you are allowed to work full time and you are done with your growth spurt called adolesence.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Tim, I like your perspective on this topic. 5
Andrew Curl

Jan 05, 2012

question#1 In the story Bud not Buddy, Bud thinks that the age you of six you turn an adult I dont think that but at the age of six you do start making your own choices,tying your own shoes, making your own lunch, making breakfeast, and trying to get good grades. I think the age you turn an adult is the age of 18. 18 is the age when you do start college and get a job but you really do become an adult at the age of 18 because you are living on your own and making money plus you are making your own choices. That is why I think you turn an adult at the age of 18.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Andrew, your response is well thoughtout. 5
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1. In Bud not Buddy Bud thinks that you become an adult when you turn 6. I think that you become an adult when you turn 18. I think that is the age when you become an adult becuase you are able to go to court if you commite a crime and you have to go to jail. That is why i think that is one reason that is when you become an adult. Also when you become an adult when you are 18 you could move into your own house where you have to pay your own bills that is another reason why I think when you turn 18 you become an adult. Another reason when you turn 18 you can go to collage and get a job that is not at Mc donalds,Subway,or Sunnyside or something like that. You will have a real career and something you make more money at.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Good thinking, McKenzy. 5
Aidan Connor

Jan 05, 2012

Question #1 Life in Bud,not Buddy was hard.You have to be an adult to survive. Bud said "You turn into an adult when your six".Too me to become an adult you have to be responsible & mature. I never said you still couldn't be a little immature. For example kids like war games, you have to be mature for them, don't you? So you could be 5 or 50 when you become an adult
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Interestine perspective, Aiden. I like how you used a quote from the book. 5
Dakota Wahl

Jan 05, 2012

Question #1: In the story Bud Not Buddy, bud thinks your an adult when yu turn six. But I think you are an adult when you turn twenty. I that because when you turn twenty your not a teenager anymore. You cant really be a teenager and an adult at the same time. Also when you graduate from high school that is an important part of your life. Especialy because you have the decision of your life. You either have to go to collage,get a job or,go to the millitary. I think those are signs that mean you are an adult.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Very good thinking, Dakota. 5
Riley Connolly

Jan 05, 2012

Quiestion 1. In the story I am reading called Bud not Buddy the main character Bud thinks that you become an adult when your six. But i personally disagree. My opinion is that you become an adult when your 18. When your 18 many things happen to you. First of all you move out and go to college. You have to learn to do everything on your own. You also need to have a decent job so you can make enough money to help pay for college and if you have a car you need gas money. When your 18 you have to start taking things really serously. 18 year olds also have to choose their career. They have to study hard and learn how to do their job right. This is also the time where 18 year olds can vote for the president. This is a big deal. It is a big deal because you are making a change in the world. This is the time where you really have to start maturing and doing things on your own. I honestly think 18 is the age where people really grow up and become adults. These are the reasons I think you become an adult at the age of 18.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Really excellent post, Riley! You p[ut a lot of thought into what you wanted to say, and you make a very convincing argument. P.S. It should be "you're". :) 5
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 05, 2012

question #1 In the story Bud , not Buddy Bud thnks you start to be an adult at the age 6. I agree Bud because you start going to school and you are responsible for your grades and education . I also agree with Bud because you have to be responsible for doing your homework along with having a good behavior.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

You have an interesting perspective, Gabby. Please try hard to support your thoughts with lots of details. 4
Sofie Swink

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1 Our story "Bud, not Buddy" Bud believes you are a adult when you turn six years old. I believe that when your sixteen you finally become a adult. When I think of sixteen year olds I think of driving. Always whenever you turn sixteen you think of driving. { Well at least I do.} Sixteen is when you finally get to drive and go where ever you want,but then mom takes advantage and you have to take your siblings to school,you have to get the groceries,run to do arriens for your mom. You have to do all these regular things parents do! And then finally one day... you finally get what there doing. There prepping you up for when you will be an adult and go to college. You didn't get that when you were sixteen but now you do. I think your a adult when you turn sixteen.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Sofie, you have a lot of details to support your opinion. Well done. 5
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1. I the book "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud thinks that you are an adult at age 6. My personal feeling is that you are an adult at age 19. When are 18 you gain the responsibility of driving a car. The only problem is that you are supposed to drive with an adult,(I think at least 20 years old)or kids. So you can't go shopping or lolly-gagging around with your friends.At age 19 you can drive on your own and with kids. That gives you the freedom of taking care of yourself and buying at your own expenses. When you are 19 you have to start thinking about college,also. You also have to pay for it which is a lot of money.Personally I think you are a mature adult at age 19.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Gretchen, thank you for sharing your thoughts. I like that you included lots of support for your opinion. 5
Zoie Burkhardt

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1 In Bud Not Buddy Bud thinks you grow up when you are six, some events that cause a person to become a adult are responsibilities and chores. Responsibilities turn you into a adult by showing you how grown ups have jobs and how hard they work and that will mature you alot. Doing chores will also turn you into an adult by giving you work and getting you used to having work and jobs and being more mature.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Zoie, thank you for your post. I wish you would have shared YOUR opinion about when a person becomes an adult. 3
Melissa Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1. In the story Bud not Buddy, Bud thinks you turn an adult at the age of 6. I think you turn an adult the age of 21. You have to be responible and learn to take care of your self. I think you have to be 21 as an adult at the age of 21 because you are older than 18 or 6.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Mel, I agree with your thinking. Please use LOTS of details. 4.5
Quinton Gessner

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1. In the story Bud,NotBuddy,Bud says that you start to be an adult when your six. I think that you become an adult when your thirteen.When your thirteen,people start to call a young adult. when you get to the end of high school,you are called an adult.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

You have an interesting perspective, Quinten. Thank you for sharing. 4
Kyle Kielma

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1. In the story Bud, Not Buddy Bud thinks you are an adult at 6 years old. I think you are an adult at 18 because you can go to college, get jobs, and drive. You can get jobs at restaurants, vets, and stores. You can go to college to get better jobs and get paid more. For example you can go to college to become a doctor, police officer, paramedic, or fire fighter.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Good thinking, Kyle. Be sure to use lots of details to support your opinions. 4.5
Natalie Mccloskey

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1. In the book "Bud Not Buddy",Bud thinks that you are an adult when you are 6 years old because people expect great things of you. I think it is when you turn 22.I think this because that is when you most likely are out of school.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Thank you, Natalie. Please include more details. 4
Cal Schultz

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1. In the story Bud,not Buddy Bud said you had to be six when you were grown up. I think that you are 18 when you are grown up. When you are 18 you have a car and should be going to college! When you go to college you have to be responsible, because you are alone with a roommate going to school. Going to college is the big thing why I think your grown up when you are 18.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Well done, Cal. You make a convincing argument. 5
Payton Christoff

Jan 05, 2012

Question 1. In our book Bud,Not Buddy the main character,Bud thinks you turn an adult at the age of six. I think you become an adult at the age of eight-teen because at that age you can vote and you can drive all night long. But if your six-teen you can only drive untill eleven and you can't drive earlier then six. When do you think your an adult?Why?
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Great, Payton! FYI - the words sixteen and eighteen are not hyphenated. 5
Stormi Ham

Jan 05, 2012

Qustion 1 We are reading Bud, Not Buddy and Bud thinks when you are six you are an adult.I think when you are 18 you are an adult because you are able to go to college.Also you can move out of yor mom's house.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 05, 2012

Good thinking, Stormi. Please include more details. 5
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 06, 2012

In the story "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud has rules he follows to become a better liar. He uses that a lot in the story. Sometimes people live by rules. I don't really live by rules but I use some rarely. One rule is to treat other people the way you would like to be treated and don't gudge a book by it's cover, and other things when i come up with them or reamember them. I come up with really good ones! Bud uses his rules in the story to lie to his foster home to try to stay there longer because he does not want to go back to the other foster home, and I use my rules to do good things and not try to hurt people and there feelings. So that is why Bud uses his rules and that is how I use my rules.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Great work, Xavier. I appreciate that you used lots of details from the story. 5
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Thank you, JC. Your rules make sense. Do you have any other rules that you try to live by? 4.5
Juan Santos

Jan 06, 2012

Question3- In the story Bud not Buddy,Bud finds a rule book on how to make life more fun,he finds it important to remember. He uses it to get away with stuff he dose in the story like making up lies and stories he tells to the Amoses his foster parents. If I were to write a book rule for my life it would be about what and what not to do. Some rules I would put in it would be don't open a soda can thats been in the freezer for a while and do not eat a left over of a taco from two days ago.
Timothy Western

Jan 06, 2012

question 3 In the story, "Bud, Not Buddy" Bud makes a rule book about important thing to remember and follow in his life time. I have some rules too. My rules are treat people the way you want to be treated, be honest, don't ruin anybody's beliefs, and don't be a stereo type. I like these rules because I higly doubt that you want to hurt people's feelings and you don't want to be called a racist for being a stereo type.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Thank you, Tim. You have a very mature point of view. 5
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 06, 2012

In the story we are reading "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud brings a suitcase with him everywhere he goes, it is important to him. He probably has something very important in there. A lot of people keep things close to them like a stuffed animal or something. I am going to tell you what thing that I keep close to me. The thing I keep close to me is my stuffed elephent. I got it when i was born. I stil have it in my room right now. He is on my shelve with all of my legos,by my tv. It reminds me of my dad sometimes and my mom sometimes. My mom and dad are devorced. When i was really little I used to sleep with him when I got scared. So that is the thing i keep close to me.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Xavier, Thank you for teh very personal commection. I can see why you would keep your elephant close to you! :) Please be sure to put the question number with your post. 5
Alec Schultz

Jan 06, 2012

Question 3: Bud always keeps a book of rules with him in the story. He uses it for when he doesn't know what to do in different situations in his life. He has a whole lot of rules to follow. If I were to make a book of rules to follow, I would put something like, "No matter how hard things are, from life to school, you always should try your best to do good." I would put that in the rule book because I have done that rule for as long as I can remember and so far I've turned out great. Another thing I would put in the rule book is "Never tell a lie." I say you should never tell a lie because if you do, people would figure out that you lied and you would get into more trouble. For example, if you tell a lie to a cop, they would figure it out and you would probably go to jail unless it was for something super little that you did. Why would you even bother do that in the first place? That is why I would put "Never tell a lie" in my rule book.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Excellent, Alec. I really like to see the amount of effort you put into each post. 5
Quinton Gessner

Jan 06, 2012

In the story Bud,Not Buddy,Bud keeps a rule book. I would do some of the same because I sometimes lie. I would do If you want something,save your money for it because I really want a phone. I would do Have patince and you may get what you want because I got something I wanted for Christmas.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Thank you, Quinton. Please be sure to put the question number with your post, and please try to elaborate a bit more. 4
Elijah McCullough

Jan 06, 2012

Question 3.Bud keeps a book of rules that he finds very heplful to have.If you made an important rule book what woul you put in it?Think about it.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Elijah, you didn't respond to the post. You restated the question, but you didn't tell what YOU would write. 2
Cole Hahn

Jan 06, 2012

Question 2. In the story Bud,Not Buddy Bud's suitcase is very important to him because it has valuable items in it such as flyers.There was a blue flyer that said limeted engagement on the top of it. On the bottom of it it said,Herman E. Calloway and the Dusky Devastators!!!!!! People keep important things close to them because they never want to forget it. What I keep close to me is my Grandpa's hand crafted head of a horse to remember my Grandpa.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Thank you, Cole. I like how you used a strong reference from the book. 4.5
Aidan Connor

Jan 06, 2012

Question #3 Bud has a list of rules in life. I have thought of a few. 1. Always be creative,fun,& exotic. 2. Never not be having fun. 3. Laughter helps A LOT!!! 4. Try and make horrible things the best time of your life. 5. Practice the stuff your bad at and encourage the good. I have one more that almost covers them all at once, I call it the GOLDEN RULE!!!!!!6. Have fun!!!
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Aiden, your post is really good! I enjoy the enthusiasm that you put into your work. I wish that you would have explained WHY you would pick those rules...they were great ones! 4
Elijah McCullough

Jan 06, 2012

Questin 2. In the book Bud,Not Buddy Bud has somthing that is very important to him.That somthing is his suitcase. I do not know why it is so important to him.It proubaly reminds him of somthing very very important to him.I have three things that I keep close by.One more then others because because there scars. They remind me of allthe times I hurt myself.Another thig is a stuffed scooby doo toy.That reminds me of my great grandma. The last thing is my rock collection,they remind me of everywhere I go. Do you hae anything that you keep close by? Think about it.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Elijah, you did a great job with this post. I like the detailed explanations! Please be sure to watch capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and spacing! 4.5
Dakota Wahl

Jan 06, 2012

Question 3. In the story Bud not Buddy, Bud has a rule book.If I had a rule book the best rule would prabably be not to lie at all. Because everytime you lie to somebody and they found out, you dont have their trust anymore. Also treat others the way you want to be treated. This rule kind of goes with dont lie, because if you lie, somebody might lie to you. It also does with other things like name calling.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Well done, Dakota! 5
Juan Santos

Jan 06, 2012

Question2- In the story Bud not Buddy, Bud's suitcase is very impotant to him. Bud's suitcase is very important to him because in there is a paper flyer that has three men forming a band,Bud thinks one of the men is his father he never saw. I keep a picture of my grandpa his wife and me dressed up as cowboys in South Dakota,I keep this picture in my room on a wall. I keep it because it reminds me of our vacation there in South Dakota we stayed there for about a week.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Great, JC! It sounds like you made cool memories on your vacation! 5
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 06, 2012

qestion 3 If I had a rule book the book would be about life lessons also how to save and earn money so that I can have a better life.For an example my first lesson would be never judge a book by it's cover , that means I souldn't look at anyone or even a book and judge them just by that way they look.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Thank you, Gabby. Be sure to begin with a reference to the story. Also, I would have liked you to give some details about the "making money" rule. 3.5
Carli Schlabowske

Jan 06, 2012

Question #3 In the story Bud,Not Buddy Bud keeps a book of rules that he finds important.If I had a rule book a rule would be that You have to work for what you want, most of the times.I think this is important because you don't magicly get toys and stuff, you have to earn money for the things you want. But this doesn't go fo everyone because some parents can give them money.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

I like your thinking, Carli! 5
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 06, 2012

In the story "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud thinks you become an adult when you are six years old. He thinks that because you start school and everyting. I think you start to be an adult when you are about twenty. I think that because you are propably living at your own house and you have a girlfriend or something and you have a job. I have two sisters that are in their twenties and have kids and their own house. MY mom married my dad when she was in her twenties and had and also had my brother and I when she was in her twenties. So that is why I think when you are twenty you should be an adult.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Good job, Xavier! You use lots of details to support your thoughts. 5
Emelia Narug

Jan 06, 2012

Question #3 In the story Bud keeps a book of rules, he finds them very important. Well if I had a book of rules I would say "Never bully because you may get bullied back by that same person". or "You shouldn't talk to strangers because they may use you or even harm you". and I would write even more.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

I like your rules, Emelia, but I would have liked you to give details about why you think they are important. 4
Caleb Granby

Jan 06, 2012

Question#3 My first rule in my rule book if I had to make one is think before you speak so you don`t make a fool out of your self. My second rule would be stay away from bees and wospesso you don`t get stung. the third rule is don`t eat to fast or drink to fast because if you do you won`t saver th flaver.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

I agree with you, Caleb. You need to begin with a reference to the story, and you need to watch spelling! 4
Andrew Curl

Jan 06, 2012

question#3 Bud does keep a rule book in the story. He does give you his rules throughout the story. If I did keep a rule book my main rule would be is that family is comes first. I would also be an honest person. Dont listen to anybody on the story. I would have alot more rules but I am not going to list them. When I say family comes first if you have a party to go to a partyand you are supposed to hang out with your dad you would hang out with your dad well that is what I would do anyways. And a honest man you should never lie to anyone. Also when I mean dont listen to people on the street I mean if someone asks you to come in the car with them because your mom told us to pick you up you would say no and run away. That would be my rule book.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

You did a nice job, Andrew. I would like you to be a bit mare careful with spelling and punctuation. 4.5
Cole Hahn

Jan 06, 2012

Question #3 If I were to make a rule book, like Bud does in the story Bud,Not Buddy I would make rules such as don't eat salad at a buffet because it is boring not to try other food that you haven't tryed before. Another rule in my rule book is never go outside in the winter without a coat because if you do you can get sick and have to stay inside for the rest of the winter. My next rule is only take what you can eat. Only put a small portion of food on your plate because if you take too much food that you won't eat your parents will get mad at you. Some of Buds's rules are when you make up your mind to do something, hurry up and do it, if you wait you might talk yourself out of what you wanted in the first place. Another one is you have to give adults something that they think they can use to by taking it away. that way they might not take something away that you really do Unless their crazy or stupid they won't take everything because if they did they wouldn't have anything to hold over your head to hurt you with later
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Great post, Cole. I liked your rules, but I got a bit confused at the end. 4.5
Melissa Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

In the story bud not buddy, Bud's book is important to him. If I had a rule book it would have things like don't ever beg just give them a cute face if your trying to get your way because you can by your parents. Another is if you going to give them a lie give them a lie that they can believe because if you give them a cheese lie then they will not believe you.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Thanks, Mel! Be sure to give lots of details. 4.5
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 06, 2012

Bud keeps a rule book with him so he can remember important rules so he does not forget them. If I was to keep a rule book one of my rules is that when I go to different contries or when I go on family vacations my family and I always have food that we can not get in Illinois. One of my other rules is to never spill nail posish remover on your kitchen table beacuse it will eat the paint right off of it. One time I was painting my nails and I spilled nail polish remover all over our table and it was only 4 months old and it ate they paint of the table.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 06, 2012

Thank you, McKenzy. Be sure you stay on topic when you are writing. 4.5
Caleb Granby

Jan 09, 2012

Qustion4 Revenge is a bad idea because every thing could go wrong like you could get caught or they would find out who did the pranke for revenge. I tryed to get my revenge by betting my brother at a game thathe is mot good at but he still wins.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Thank you, Caleb. You need to be sure to begin your post with a reference to the story. 4
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 09, 2012

question 4 In the story "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud takes revenge on the Amoses family beacause they are being really mean to Bud. I think revenge is an ok thing because it can be succesful and unsuccesful. When my brother had shut off my xbox while is was playing it, my brother got in trouble. But i wanted revenge, so I shut off his xbox and I got in trouble so it did not really workout. But another time he did something to me again and I wanted revenge again. So I hid the remote for his xbox so he could not play it and I almost got away with it but my mom saw me hide it. I never really win. So that is how I feel about revenge and how I failed.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Great, Xavier! I like how you show how revenge can have both positive and negative effects. 5
Kyle Kielma

Jan 09, 2012

Question 5. I think it would stink to be homeless because I would have no clothes to wear, no way to wash up, and no food. There is no way I would want to be homeless
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Kyle, be sure to begin your post with a reference to the story. Also, be sure that all of your wording is appropriate. 3
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 09, 2012

I think being homeless can be good and sad in sertain ways . I think being homeless in a ophan home can be good because you can have friends to play or hang out with when you are feeling sad or depresed and you could show the new kids around . Being homeless can be sad because you don't have a real home to live in or any body who wants to take care of you unless you get adopted . You don't always like the food you are given , so you hardly get anything that you really want , even drinks .
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Thank you for your thoughts, Gabby. be sure to put the question number with your post. 4
Kyle Kielma

Jan 09, 2012

Question 4. I think it is a bad idea because if Bud gets caught he can get into alot of trouble. One time I tried to get revenge on my brother and it backfired on me.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Kyle, I am really going to need to have you put more effort into your posts. I don't see any references to the story, and no details supporting your opinion. 2
Juan Santos

Jan 09, 2012

Question4- In Bud not Buddy,Bud decides to get revenge on the Amoses. Bud decides to get revenge on Todd by pouring warm water on Todd's bed to look like he wet his bed. I belive that in this situation revenge is a good idea because of how mean the Amoses are to Bud,but it is also a bad idea because if he gets caught he will be in big trouble and Todd will probley start beatting up Bud. Once I decided to get revenge on my uncle because he shoved my face in a cake,so I shoved his face in a cake then I got grounded for doing that.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

JC, I like the way you give a complete reference from the story. 5
Alec Schultz

Jan 09, 2012

Question 5: When Bud leaves the Amoses, he says that he is on the "lam". That means that he is trying to do something that he shouldn't do, like breaking the law. In the story, the main charecter Bud is a homeless kid. I would think that being homeless would not be really fun. For example, if I was homeless, I wouldn't have a family that a lot of other kids have. If I were homeless, I would feel not as important as the other kids becuase you aren't able to go places with your families because I wouldn't have one. I really feel sorry for those kids and wish that I could do something to help them. That is what I think it would be like as a homeless kid.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Alec, I appreciate the way that you use lots of details to support your opinions. 5
Natalie Mccloskey

Jan 09, 2012

Question 5 In the book "Bud,Not Buddy", Bud leaves his foster family. He claims he is on the 'lam'. I think that it means that he is homeless and has no where to go. I think it would be very tough to be homeless, because you couldn't have all the things you need. It would Be hard to get food,water, and shelter. Bud has to eat at a public place with a fake family!
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Thank you, Natalie. 5
Carli Schlabowske

Jan 09, 2012

Question #4: In the story Bud,Not Buddy Bud leaves the Amoses and is homeless. I would hate to be homless. You wouldn't have much food to eat,you would be cold, and you wouldn't have a bed to sleep on.I think Bud was lucky that a family pretened to be his family just so Bud can get some food.If this happened to me I would be happy that someone cared about me.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Great thinking, Carli. 5
Payton Christoff

Jan 09, 2012

Question 4 In our book Bud,Not Buddy, Bud gets revege on the Amoses because they locked him in a shed with a hornets nest. I think revenge is mostly a bad thing unless you have a really good reason. If they stick a pencil up your nose and lock you somwhere get revenge!! Do you think revenge is a good thing or bad thing,why?
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Thank you, Payton. I would have liked to hear about a time when you tried to get revenge. 4.5
Andrew Curl

Jan 09, 2012

question#5 Bud thinks he is on the lam in the story that means he is on his with no one to help him do anything. I think being homeless would be good and bad in different ways. For example if I was homeless and I needed food it would be bad because you might not have any money.Now that would be bad because you would have no food and maybe have to eat out of a garbage can or a dumpster. The good thing about being homeless you would not have to be told things to do all the time and you would get to make your own choices. So that is what it would be like being homeless.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Thank you, Andrew. you have an interesting perspective on this topic. 5
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 09, 2012

question #4 I think taking revenge is a bad idea because the person you revenge on can turn around and do tne same to you , then it could turn into a little war back forth between you and the other person .Revenge can also be a bad idea because you might phsically hurt the person or you might hurt the person's fellings and make them really sad and mad .
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Gabby, I need you to use a reference from the story in your post. The reader has a hard time knowing what you are talking about if you neglect that part. 4
Riley Connolly

Jan 09, 2012

Quiestion 5. Being homeless would be really rough. I couldn't imagine not having a family by my side. Bud is very brave. If I was homeless and was in Bud's situation I would turn my self into the home because I couldn't live on my own like Bud does. I would also be afraid to sleep under a tree and I would be afraid of getting caught by someone. The home could take better care of me and then I could still get away from the Amose's house. Also being homeless would be very scary. Someone could come and kidnap you. I think Bud should just turn himself back into home because it is very dangerous out in the world alone and also because he is just a kid and can't do everything on his own. It would be really hard to be homeless. I could never do that. Bud has to be really careful and brave to do that.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Thank you, Rliey. I appreciate how you use so many details to support you opinion. 5
Payton Christoff

Jan 09, 2012

In our book Bud,Not Buddy,Bud left the Amoses house and is homeless. I would hae being homeless living on the streets or if your lucky a box. I think it would be bad because if it rains you could get sick. Plus,if a bus or train came by at night it would wake you up.If you were homless what would you do? How would you live?
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Good thinking, Payton. 5
Sofie Swink

Jan 09, 2012

Question 5 While Bud is leaving the Amoses house he says he is on the "lam". If I was homeless I would be full of sorrow. I wouldn't have any food to eat, any place to stay, and place in the world to call my home. I would be really embarssed to be a beggar on the street asking for money, watching people eat and give me dirty looks. I would be cold every night just wishing for blankets. It would be like I was on a hike that never ended, and there would be no going back to the place I lived, I would just have to keep going. To me being a homeless person would make me full on sorrow not just because I wouldn't have a home, but barely even a life to live.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Thanks, Sofie! I like your choice of words!! 5
Melissa Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Question 5 In the story Bud not Buddy, Bud leaves the Amose's house and does not go back to the home and so he is homeless. Being homeless would be very hard because you don't have a home. you have to go find your food you can't just go grab a snack and you don't have a bed to sleep in or be warm all the time. I think it would be very hard to be homeless.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Good work, Mel. 5
Alec Schultz

Jan 09, 2012

Question 4: In the story, Bud gets revenge on the Amoses because they put a hornets nest in the shed that he was sleeping in. Bud put warm water on Todd's (person who did the prank) pants so it looked like he had wet his bed while he was sleeping for revenge. There were a couple times that I had taken revenge on someone and the results had turned out bad for me. For example, one time, my brother pushed me down when I was just standing around, minding my own business. I ended up pushing him down and my dad walked in to the room as soon and I did it and got me in trouble. So, in my opinion, taking revenge on someone is a bad idea because the person who hits back, gets in more trouble than the person who started it (usually), which is why my story led to a bad ending. That is why I think that taking revenge on someone becuase they did something to you, is a bad idea.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Excellent post, Alec. I like your work choice. 5
Stormi Ham

Jan 09, 2012

Question 5 Bud leaves the Amoses house and now he is homeless. If i were homeless I would be trying to find a place to stay or get a job. If you were homeless you could go with out water and food for days. You would be out in the cold and in the heat.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Thank you, Stromi. How would you FEEL about being homeless? 4
Elijah McCullough

Jan 09, 2012

Question 5. In the book Bud ,Not Buddy bud leaves the Amoses and say he is the lam . We are suposed to think about being homless . I think being homeless would be kind of cool but lonly to . I think this because you could do what ever you want unless your at an orphin ege.What do you think?
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Interesting opinion, Elijah. 4.5
Cal Schultz

Jan 09, 2012

Question 5. In the story Bud,not Buddy Bud says he is on the lam. I think that it would just be terrible to be homeless. You would have to beg for food and money. You would also have to deal with the world. The world can sometimes be a scary place. You would have to deal with the weather and some scary people.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 09, 2012

Good thinking, Cal. 5
Andrew Curl

Jan 10, 2012

question#4 I think Bud should have gave revenge on the Amoses because they made him sleep in the shack described him as a bed-wetter and blamed the fight on Bud when Todd started to punch and kick Bud. Sometimes when you give revenge on somebody it may back fire on you. But revenge is not a good idea because you may really hurt someone's feelings but it would make them feel how you felt when you made them feel that way. But it still wouldn't be the right thing to do.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 10, 2012

Good thinking, Andrew. I like how you support your opinions. 5
Carli Schlabowske

Jan 10, 2012

Question #4: In the story Bud, Not Buddy Bud thinks he should get revenge on the Amoses because they put him in a shed with a big hornets nest in it.I think revenge is a bad idea because you can get caught and then someone will blame it all on you.But Bud didn't get caught.Once my sister hit me and we got into a fight.She kept doing things to me and I hit her and my parents blamed it all on me.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 10, 2012

Great work, Carli! You gave a good example of how revenge can really back fire! 5
Riley Connolly

Jan 10, 2012

Quiestion 4. Bud makes a bad choice to take revenge on the Amose's. I have a feeling it is going to have a bad ending. Bud makes it look like Todd wet the bed so Mrs. Amos would be mad because she hates bed wetters. I have a feeling Mrs. Amos will think it was Bud because Todd will tell her that he didn't wet the bed and Mrs. Amos always belives Todd so she will think it was Bud. Then they will go look in the shed and they will find out Bud is gone. Then they will go to the home and the home might have the police try to find Bud. That would be horrible. Once my brother was being mean to me so when he left for his friend Jason's house I took his redbird card and hid it. There was a school dance the next day and if he didn't have his redbird card he couldn't get in. My mom figured out that I took the redbird card and I got grounded for a very long time. I learned never to do that again. I think something bad is going to happen to Bud. He shouldn't of tried to get revenge on the Amose's
Kathy Stewart

Jan 10, 2012

Excellent work, Riley! I really like how you tie the question from the book in with experiences from your own life. 5
Cal Schultz

Jan 10, 2012

Question 4. In the story Bud,not Buddy Bud gets out of a shed that the Amos's put him in and locked the door. Bud went in the house and made todd wet the bed with hot water because Mrs. Amos doesn't like bed wetters. I think it was a good idea to get revenge on the Amos's son. One time Andrew Curl pushed me so I went up to him and pushed him back.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 10, 2012

Thank you, Cal. I would have liked to know what happened as a result of your revenge, and whether you think revenge is a good idea or not. 4
Natalie McCloskey

Jan 10, 2012

Question 4 In the book "Bud,Not Buddy",Bud decides to take revenge on his foster family the Amoses. They had locked him in the shed, so he is going to take revenge. I do not belive that this is a good idea because what if the Amoses hear him and wake up. Then what would Bud do? I have heard of people getting in crashes because someone decided to pass them in a car, so the other guy did it for revenge, but caused an accident.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 10, 2012

Thank you, Natalie. Do you have a time on your life when you tried to get back at someone for something? 4
Stormi Ham

Jan 10, 2012

Question 4 In our story Bud decides to take revenge on the Amoses because they make him sleep in a shed. I dont think revenge is a good thing because it will back fire on you. I have never had revenge on someone because they could call the cops on you or your mom and dad and you could get in a lot of trouble.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 10, 2012

Good thinking, Stormi. 5
Kathy Stewart

Jan 10, 2012

Well said, Mel. 5
Sofie Swink

Jan 10, 2012

Question 4 When Bud wants to take revenge on the Amoses, I am happy. Usally I think revenge is bad. It can be rude, hurtful, and sometimes can lead to dangerous acts. But, the Amoses where being mean to Bud so I was happy he wanted revenge. Many things can happen to a person that make them want to have revenge. Sometimes it's because your sister got candy and you didn't, or it could be you wanted to go somewhere but only your brother got to go. A lot of times when people get revenge, it makes your luck get worse and worse. One time when I was reading a book it said that this girl wanted revenge. She set a bucket of paint above the door, and instead of the person getting splashed with paint, she got splashed with it.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 10, 2012

Well stated, Sofie. You have a very mature way of looking at this topic. 5
Sofie Swink

Jan 10, 2012

Question 4 When Bud wants to take revenge on the Amoses, I am happy. Usally I think revenge is bad. It can be rude, hurtful, and sometimes can lead to dangerous acts. But, the Amoses where being mean to Bud so I was happy he wanted revenge. Many things can happen to a person that make them want to have revenge. Sometimes it's because your sister got candy and you didn't, or it could be you wanted to go somewhere but only your brother got to go. A lot of times when people get revenge, it makes your luck get worse and worse. One time when I was reading a book it said that this girl wanted revenge. She set a bucket of paint above the door, and instead of the person getting splashed with paint, she got splashed with it.
Elijah McCullough

Jan 10, 2012

Question 4. Bud decides to take revenge on the Amoses. I think taking revenge is a bad thing because once i tried and ended up going to the medics.The only revenge i like is in the game sorry. Do you think revenge is good?
Kathy Stewart

Jan 10, 2012

Good, Elijah. I just would have liked to know more about why you have to go to a medic when you sought revenge. 4.5
Cole Hahn

Jan 11, 2012

Question 8. In the story Bud,Not Buddy A Hooverville was the popular name for shanty towns built by homeless on private lands, but they were frequently tolerated or ignored out of necessity. They were built out of crates,cardboard,scraps of metal, or whatever materials were available to them. They existed because that was the only available place to live.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, Cole. Is this in your own words? 4
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 11, 2012

Question 8 Hooverville were towns bulit by homeless people during the Great Depression. Hooverville was named after the President of the U.S. at the time , Herbert Hoover , because he let the nation slide into depression. People had very little money to no money living in houses made out of cardboard and what ever matieral they could use and find. When the people ate it was most likly food from garbage and sometimes left overs .
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Good research, Gabby! 5
Andrew Curl

Jan 11, 2012

question#8 When Bud and Bugs go to Hooverville they don't know what to expect,but when they get to Hooverville they are very confused at what they got themselves into. Hooverville is a place where unemployed men and women live because they have no where else to go because they don't have any money. A Hooverville was a very dirty place there was shacks everywhere, and what they ate was very weird. Hoovervilles were shanty towns of the poor homeless people. That is what I think a Hooverville is.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Excellent work, Andrew. You really nailed this one. 5
Riley Connolly

Jan 11, 2012

Quiestion 8. A Hooverville is a name for a shantytown built by unimployed and destitude people during the Great Depression of the early 1930's Hoovervilles existed because the people that were homeless could live there and then get on a train without getting caught. The Hoovervilles helped homeless people a lot. If people didn't live in Hoovervilles the police could find them. People that lived in them during the Great Depression had no money, no food, and no place to live. The Hooverville's had millions of tents that people slept in. Also they would have to try to catch trains. Hoovervilles helped homeless people so much. It gave them a place to sleep and stay so they don't get caught by police. It was a convenient place for homeless people.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Riley, I like that you included lots of support for your thoughts, but I'm not sure that Hoovervilles HELPED people. 4
Cal Schultz

Jan 11, 2012

Question 8. In the story Bud, not Buddy Bud and his friend Bugs went to a hooverville. These places called hoovervilles are shanty little homes. Homeless people usually stayed at hoovervilles. Homeless people used little cheep stuff to build homes in a hooverville. They used things like blankets,cardboard, clothes, and paper. These houses and little towns were made during the Great Depression. The name of hooverville was made because the president at the time was Herbert Hoover, because the country thought Hoover was the person who was responsible for the Great Depression.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Great research, Cal. 5
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 11, 2012

Question 8 In chapter 8 of "Bud,Not Buddy", Bud and Bugs go to a "Hooverville". A "Hooverville" is a small town with people who are poor, don't have a job, or are waiting to catch a freight train for a job oppurtunity. The houses were made out of cardboard boxes, tree branches, and wood. A hooverville existed at this time period because of the Great Depression. Everyone just went broke and the economy was doomed because everyone had to pay for war expenses. All of America had paid no attention to the "Hoovervilles" in the existance of the Great Depression.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Nice explanation, gretchen! 5
Stormi Ham

Jan 11, 2012

Question 8 In this story Bud stays at a Hooverville. A Hooverville is a place were people stayed so they could jump on a train. It existed around the great depression so it was hard for people. People could not get on the train because it was to much money.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, Stormi. I would have liked a bit more information about what a Hooverville actually was. 4
Natalie Mccloskey

Jan 11, 2012

Question 8 In the book "Bud,Not Buddy", Bud and his friend Bugs go to a small town called Hooverville. Hooverville was named after president Herbert Hoover. At the time, it was just a town for the homeless people. It was during the 20's also known as the great depression. They just barely got by with food in Hooverville, and there were a lot of people living there.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Excellent explanation, Natalie. I like your connection to the story. 5
Quinton Gessner

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7 In the story Bud,not Buddy,Bud says"Since that door has closed, I knew the next door was about to open."Bud says that because that was a his momma would say.The next one did open to a place to sleep from a town called Hovervile.That is the place where Bud and Bugs, a old friend, slept.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Good job, Quinten. You have a good idea of what that quote really means. 5
Zoie Burkhardt

Jan 11, 2012

question 8 In the story Bud Not Buddy, Bud and Bugs go to Hooverville,A Hooverville is an act that helped some people keep their homes during the Great Depression,like if you were losing your home during the Great Depression you could go to a Hooverville and you could get a home and maybe even food. And thats what a Hooverville is.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Zoie, I can tell that you tried to research what a Hooverville is, but I think you need to take a closer look. 4
Payton Christoff

Jan 11, 2012

Question 8 In our book Bud, Not Buddy, Bud visits a Hooverville with his friend Bugs. A Hooverville is like a hobo town that they wash dishes in a creek and sleep in shacks made out of cardboard. It would almost be as bad as being homeless. It would be terible. What do you think a Hooverville is? What do you think it would be like living in a Hooverville??
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Excellent, Peyton! 5
Aidan Connor

Jan 11, 2012

Question #7 Dear Blog Readers, Bud says "Since that door had closed another has open". That means once an oppertunity closes another one opens. If you are famous and reading this once you do a act another one opens
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, Aiden. I* can tell you really understand what this quote means. I admit that I am a bit confused with the last part, though. 4.5
Timothy Western

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7 In the story, "Bud,Not Buddy," Bud says, "Since that door is closed, I know the next one will be open soon." That means that if one thing doesn"t work out, that there are many different oppertunities in life. Just because this doesn't happen, doesn't mean give up on life. I plan to be a meteorologist when I grow up , but if that does not work. I will find an alternative. This is what Bud means.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Excellent, Tim! I LOVE how you used a personal connection to illustrate your point. 5+
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 11, 2012

Qustion 7# What Bud means when he says when one door closes another opens he means when something bad happens then that will go away and something good will come out of it. Bud gets faced with either leaving the Amos house or stay and I think he chose a great option by leaving the Amos's house because the Amos where mean to him and toddy was super obusive to Bud. Bud should have been treated better. Maybe he will end up with a loving family maybe this was the door shutting and the next one opening will be a loving family. Also when the train leaves maybe this is the door closing and telling him to stay and this is telling him to stay because something good will come out of this mess. That is what Bud means when he says when one door closes another will open.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Excellent, McKenzy! I really like how you use references from the story to illustrate your point. 5+
Quinton Gessner

Jan 11, 2012

Question 5 In the story Bud,not Buddy,Bud is homeless and eats at a soup kitchen.He does that because he is "starving". Being homeless is horriable because you can go to an orphanage if parents are dead.Maybe you will stay at a relitive's house.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, Quinton. I would have liked to see you go deeper with this topic, though. 4
Timothy Western

Jan 11, 2012

question 6 In the story, "Bud, Not Buddy," Bud is starving and has to eat at a soup kitchen. Being homeless is a very frightning predicament to have to deal with. I would be droven into insanity because I am homeless. Where would you use the bathroom? Where would you sleep? I coudn't deal with the suffering of being homeless. I don't want to beg for change. I don't know what I would do if I had to eat at a soup kitchen. This connects to me because when I see a comercial about homeless children I cry and I want to help. This is my opinion.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Tim, your posts are amazing!! You choose great words, you use lots of supporting details, and I can really feel the emotion behind what you write, especially this one! 5+
Dakota Wahl

Jan 11, 2012

Question 4: After I think about it, it isn't a good idea, but I have taken revenge on my sister many times. For example once my sister tripped me so I pulled a chair out from under her. So she fell on her rear-end and got really hurt. I didn't mean for it to go that far, and that's how it turned from a good idea, to negitive results.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Dakota, I can really tell that you learned your lesson with revenge. I would have liked to see a reference from the story to get you started, though. 4
Quinton Gessner

Jan 11, 2012

Question 5 In the story Bud,not Buddy, Bud leaves the Amoses and says he's in the "lam". Being homeless is the worse thing ever.You could have some money and buy a hotel room,or you could have no money and stay at a reletive's house. That's what happened to my family and I.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you for your personal connection, Quinton. 5
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 11, 2012

Question #6 If I was homeless and I had to answer what it would be like I think it would be horrible, and terrifing because in big cities like New York or Hollywood if you were homeless you would have to beg for money. I would feel bad for the people that gave me that money because what if they needed it worse than I did I would feel greedy. Also I would feel scard sleeping in the cold or in the hot. Also what if while you were sleeping or away form you items in your suitcase, then what would you do you would have NOTHING! Another obstacle you would be faced with is if you were homeless without a roof over your head or a loving family by your side. I think alot of people take those little things for granted everyday. Bud did ot have his family he was all alone at olny 10. Also what about Bud if his pretend family had not taken him in for breakfast then he would have to wait for supper he would be starving.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

McKenzy, thank you for your thoughtful post. I like the comment about how people take things for granted...I agree!! 5
Aidan Connor

Jan 11, 2012

Question #4 Dear Blog Readers, Revenge is half & half or good & bad. Revenge could get you something good, for example revenge can just be telling, if your an adult bloger I can't exactly tell you because I'm not one.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Aiden, I had to edit part of this. :( Please be sure to include a reference from the book to start. 2
Timothy Western

Jan 11, 2012

question 5 In the story, "Bud, Not Buddy," Bud says that he is on the lam which means he is moving away from the Amose family. Bud is now homeless and out in the world with no money and one pair of shirts, socks,underwear, and pants. These would be my emotions of being a homeless person: depressed, hot, cold, hungry, petrified, hopless, overwhelmed, dirty, and unsatisfied. Where would you sleep, get food, and take a bath? You would be begging for change. These are my opinions on being homeless.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Excellent word choice, Tim. 5
Dakota Wahl

Jan 11, 2012

Question 5: If I was homeless I would feel hungry and cold. I would really hate it because if you have ever been to Chigago or any other big city there are homeless people asking for money. If you ask me I would hate going around asking for money. I eispecially hate being greedy. That is why I would absolutly would not like being poor.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Dakota, I need you to make a reference to the story. 4
Aidan Connor

Jan 11, 2012

Question#8 Bud went to "Hooperville". Bud & Bugs called Hooverville "Hooperville". Hooverville was a place for homeless people in the 1930's. It was a very sad place to be seeing all the people trying to get a job & home
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Good start, Aiden. I would really like to see more details! 4
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 11, 2012

Question #8 Hooverville was a small town. Millions of men went there during the Great Depression. They went there in seach of employment or to find a job. Hooverville was in many countries one of the many was in Michigan. Flint was close to Hooverville it was also in Michigan. They stayed in small houses called shacks. The shacks were made out of materials that usually came from the garbage before it was made in to a house. The first meaning of the word "Hooverville" was used in the paper in the 1930's. Also the men that went to Hooverville went there during the 1930's. These are just a few of the details of Hooverville and is history.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Carli, you had good factual information, I would just like to see a reference to the story. 4
Carli Schlabowske

Jan 11, 2012

In the story Bud, Not Buddy Bud and his friend Bugs go to a Hooverville. A Hooverville is a little village in a city with hobos and people with no home go and make a big family.President Hoover made the idea of a hooverville. Hoovervilles only have huts that look like beaten up sheds.
Aidan Connor

Jan 11, 2012

Question#7 Bud says "Since one door had closed' I knew another one was about to open". That means once an oppurtunity has gone another one was about to come. It has an example fo everybody. Actors have another movie and/or TV series, Good friends have another chance, & kids get to repeat a grade if they didn't do so well.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, Aiden. 5
Sofie Swink

Jan 11, 2012

Question 8 When Bud and Bugs go to a Hooperville they have to get there by a train. A Hooverville is a place made up of shacks. Homeless people went there during the " Great Depression." The " Great Depresssion" was so hard people came onto trains in big clumps just to get to Hoovervilles to make homes. Many of these were spread across the United States beacause it was a home to many homeless people who wanted to get away from all the sorrow.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, sofie. Why did the people have to live there, though? 4.5
Melissa Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Question 8 rest of other question Bud and Bugs go to is the flint verson. Hooverville were shanty towns the homeless built.
Melissa Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Question 8 Bud and Bugs go to Hooverville to catch a train to Chicago. Hooverville was a place were there was tin and people living in cars. The Hooverville Bu
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Melissa, be sure to be careful when posting so you don't hit the wrong key!! Be sure to research your posts carefully to get all the facts. 4
Timothy Western

Jan 11, 2012

question 8 In the story, "Bud, Not Buddy," Bud is trying to travel to Hooverville. Hooverville was around this time period because it was for the homeless people or the really poor people that actually lived in shacks and cardboard boxes. Hooverville was a lot more comfortable then living in the pandemonium filled cities. This is what Hooverville was about.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, Tim. Why did the Hoovervilles exist at this time? 4
Caleb Granby

Jan 11, 2012

Question#8 Hooverville is a town that is not a town that you don`t want to go to because it is a dall place that you would fined mostly allover the place so you would not be inprest with the next one you go to instead of finding a place that has one famace itom.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Caleb, your post is confusing. You don't put a reference to the story, it's all one long sentence, and the spelling is such that I can't decipher the last few words. Be careful!!! 3
Emelia Narug

Jan 11, 2012

Question #8 In the story Bud and Bugs go to "Hoovervile" A Hooverville is a name for shanty towns built by homeless people during the Great Depression. Homelessness was present before the Great Depression,hobos and tramps were common sights in the 1920's, but the economic downturn increased thier numbers concentrated them in the urban settlements close to soup kitchens run by charities.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

This post is good, Emelia, but is it in your own words? 4
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 11, 2012

In the story we are reading the characters go to "Hoverville." Hooverville is a crudely built camp put up usually on the edge of a town to house the many pover stricken people who had lost their homes during the depression of the 1930s. Not alot of people lived their. In the story someone accidently told Bud the wrong Hooverville and she said Hooperville. So they ended up there. Hooverville existed in the depression because people that could not pay for their house anymore so alot of people that did not have homes went there and built little huts so that other people could go there and be with other people and have some food. So that is why hooverville is important to the story and to the characters.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Very thorough post, Xavier. Please be sure to include the question number! 4.5
Aidan Connor

Jan 11, 2012

Question #5 Dear Blog Readers, Being homeless would be scary. On your own & having food & warmth & depending on how warm it would be air conditioning. I personally think the worst part would be asking for money. I don't like asking for stuff. I can bearly ask for people to buy pie.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Aiden, you need to include a reference to the story with your post. 3.5
Quinton Gessner

Jan 11, 2012

Question4 In the story Bud,not Buddy, Bud has a plan of revenge by putting warm water on Todd's pjs. I think it's a good idea because Todd's mom hates bed-wetters, and the plan is to make Todd wet the bed.An example of a negitive result plan is when I tried to take my brother's car. He was being a jerk,so I tried to take his car,but he gave it to mom.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Well done, Quinton. 5
Cole Hahn

Jan 11, 2012

Question7. In the story Bud,Not Buddy Bud says since that door had closed, I knew the next one was about to open means that he will never be going back to the Amoses and that soon he will have a new foster home. Bud knows that his new foster home will be much better than his old one.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, Cole. 5
Cole Hahn

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6. It would be cold sleeping outside,it would be hard to get food, water, shelter. A criminal or kidnapper could kidnap you if you are homeless. A thief could steal your stuff when you are asleep.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Cole, you have to include a reference to the story. I don't really know what you are trying to say with this post. 3
Juan Santos

Jan 11, 2012

Question7- "In the story Bud not Buddy,Bud says now that a door has closed a new one opens." he means that the past is gone the future is ahead of him. So it is like the door to the past is gone and the door to the future is opening. That what Bud means by that.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Very insightful, JC. 5
Emelia Narug

Jan 11, 2012

Question #7 In the story Bud says "Since that door had closed, I knew the next one was about to open" Bud means one person and now another person is now going to come.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Emelia, does this post mean anything about opportunities? 4
Timmy Western

Jan 11, 2012

question 4 In the story, "Bud, Not Buddy," Bud is aiming to get revenge on the Amose family. I belive that getting revenge is a horrible idea to get revenge because when you try to get even with somebody you have to suffer the consequences. My negative result becaus e my brother was being mean to me when I called him fat and that brought him to defcon4 so we got in trouble. This is why getting revenge is a bad idea.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

You use very descriptive language, Tim. I like it!! 5
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7 In the story "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud says "Since that door had closed,I know the next one was about open." He means that one opportunity is closed and another one is about to open. In the story he ran away and a door closed and another one opened because of it. He finds his friend Bugs and they are going on a train to get food and other things. Because of that he propably get food and other things, he even might find his father. Also there might be bad things in the doors so he might not get food and other things, and he might not be able to find his father. So that is what he means about the doors.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Very insightful, Xavier1 5
Emelia Narug

Jan 11, 2012

Question #6 Bud is homless and has to eat at a soup kitchen.If I was homless I would probaly go to the bathroom at a porter potty, eat at a soup kitchen, and might just have to sleep in a soggy wet or dry box, and not wear any new clothes for days no months.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank yoou, Emeila. 5
Cole Hahn

Jan 11, 2012

Question 5. It would not be good to live on the streets or be homeless because you would have no food,water,shelter,toothbrush or games. If you didn't have food you would starve. If you didn't have shelter you wouldn't have a bed or protection. If you didn't have any games to keep you occupied or to have entertainment to have fun.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Cole, be sure to use a reference from the story. 4
Caleb Granby

Jan 11, 2012

Question#7 Bud means one door of obertunity had closed and another door of obertunity was going to open later in the day or later in the month or later in the year he will have to make a choise to what to do next and ware to go next
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Caleb, you have the right idea about the content of these posts, but you really need to watch spelling and spacing! 4
Juan Santos

Jan 11, 2012

Question6- In Bud not Buddy, Bud becomes homeless and must suvive on his own, he eats at a soup kicthen.Bud is late for breakfeast and tells a man he is to hungay to wait two times and the man had had enough and pulls out a wip. Being homeless would really stink because you would have any food to eat and no shelter to protect your self. You would have to survive on your own and stay out of sight at night.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

I agree, JC. There would be a lot of hardships associated with being homeless. 5
zoie burkhardt

Jan 11, 2012

question 7 In the story Bud Not Buddy Bud says "Since that door had closed,I knew the next one was about to open." When Bud said that I think he means he might of lost that opertunity but there are more that are about to come to him.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Good, Zoie. Could you include an example to go along with your thinking? 4
Emelia Narug

Jan 11, 2012

Question #5 In the story Bud leaves the Amoses house,and says "Well I'm on the lam" Well if I was homeless the first thing I would do is find a family, then I would try to act nice and listen to the rules, finally I... well I just got a home.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Emelia, do you think it would be that easy? Please take these questions seriously! 3
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6 In the story "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud runs away and now he is homeless. I am going to tell you what I would do if I was homeless. Right now I have a bed,a xbox basicly everything I could ask for. But some people dont't have anything.If I was homeless I would find the warmest place that I know of. I would be really scared. But I would try to stay calm. Then I would try to find something for food even if that meant I would have to steal.I would propably try to find one of my family members but it might be hard. If not I would try to find someone to let me have some food and some other thing that would help me. So that is what I would do if I was homeless.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Xaivier, I can tell that you put a lot of thought into your post! Well done! 5
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7 In the book "Bud,Not Buddy", Bud says in Ch. 7 "since that door had closed, I knew the next one was about to open." This saying means that even though I am done with this journey and have succeded/failed, there is still another place to go to help me. Bud is trying to reach Ms. Hill. When he finds out that she has married and moved from Flint,Michigan to Chicago,Illinois With her new husband, he is astonished. This saying also means that one oppurtunity is done and overwith and now you need to find a new one.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Gretchen, your choice of words is excellent. You do a very good job of explaining your thinking. 5
Cole Hahn

Jan 11, 2012

Question 4. In the story Bud,Not Buddy bud gets revenge on Todd by putting Todd's hand in a hot glass of water ,so that it would make him pee to bed. I think revenge isn't such a good idea. Instead of getting revenge just tell your parents on the person who you want to tell on. One time my brother tryed to steal money from me. But we eventually caught him. We caught him by when he wanted to go to the movies with a friend but our parents said no so he said I can pay with my money. Then we asked him were he got it from then he finally told the truth.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, Cole. I appreciate your personal connection. 5
zoie burkhardt

Jan 11, 2012

question 6 In Bud Not Buddy Bud is homeless and has to eat at a soup kitchen and that is just one of the bad things about being homeless. Some other bad things about being homeless are you wouldnt be able to change clothes everyday like other people and you would probably have to eat gross food. I think the worst part of being homeless would be you dont have a roof over your head to protect you from bad weather,like if it was raining you dont have a roof you would just have to find something to take shelter under! And thats how hard it would be to not have a home.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

I likie your thinking, Zoie. Please try to watch punctuation. Some of your sentences get really long. 4.5
Caleb Granby

Jan 11, 2012

Question#6 To be homeless would be hatd because you would have to think about what you would do for shelter,food and how to clean your close and yout body. If I was homeless in the winter Iwould ware all of my clase but Iin the summer just 1 pair of close.Iam vot happy to ask for money fromstrangers because they arn`t getting nothing in retern.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Please watch punctuation and spacing, Caleb. 4
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Very mature thinking, Riley! I love this! 5
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 11, 2012

Qustion 5 Bud is on the lam which means he is on the run. Bud is on the run to get away from the Amos but i think Bud like being on they lam becuause he can do wat he wants when he wants and no on ecan tell him what to do. I also think BUd is scared because his best friend bugs in on his way to Chicago and he is still stuck in Hooverville and he is also very nervous because the cops from Flint are shooting pistols at the town of Hooverville. If I was homeless and all alone I would be terrified because I can olny stay bye myself at my house for about 2 hours and still I am kinda scard. I would also be scaurd because what if you could not find food and you died. Also you can only fit so much in 1 suitcase. I could not olny have 1 pair of clothes I would fell so gross. Another reason you could not take showers I hate baths and you probally would have to take a bath in the creek or a pond or river.
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 11, 2012

Qustion 5 Bud is on the lam which means he is on the run. Bud is on the run to get away from the Amos but i think Bud like being on they lam becuause he can do wat he wants when he wants and no on ecan tell him what to do. I also think BUd is scared because his best friend bugs in on his way to Chicago and he is still stuck in Hooverville and he is also very nervous because the cops from Flint are shooting pistols at the town of Hooverville. If I was homeless and all alone I would be terrified because I can olny stay bye myself at my house for about 2 hours and still I am kinda scard. I would also be scaurd because what if you could not find food and you died. Also you can only fit so much in 1 suitcase. I could not olny have 1 pair of clothes I would fell so gross. Another reason you could not take showers I hate baths and you probally would have to take a bath in the creek or a pond or river.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Well done, McKenzy! I really like the way you do into such detail! 5
Payton Christoff

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7 In our book Bud, Not Buddy, Bud's mom said if one door closes another will open. What does that mean? To me it means he will have a place to live no matter what like he was at his house, then he went to the Home, after that he went to the Amoses,(after they locked him in a shed) he ran and the tree by the library opened, Then Hooverville opened, then he went back to his poor old tree outside the library. So he knew no matter where he was there would always be a place for him no matter where it is at, he would get there. What does that mean to you?? I think Bud's mom was just trying to keep his hopes up that he would eventually find a place to live that they wont be mean to him. What do you think??
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Payton, you have an interesting perspective. I think this is about opportunities, which is pretty much what you said. :) 5
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7 When Bud says " since that door had closed, I knew the next one was about to open " Bud was tring to say that when he found out that Miss Hill ( the librarian ) was gone he was sad because he needed advice from her , so the opportuity for advice and help was no longer there . That was why he said "since that door had closed " but when Bud said " I knew the next one was about to open " Bud knew there was an opportuity of help and advice waiting for him somewhere .
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Great thinking, Gabby! 5
Sofie Swink

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7 Bud meant that when the librarian told him Miss. Hill no longer lived there, or worked there that one of his doors had closed.{In other words Bud just got told some bad news and he had a bad time.} Then we he walked outsid he felt like a new door was about to open. {A good time was coming and he was going to get good news.} Opening and closing doors is like a good oppourtunity is coming when the doors open, and a end oppourtunity has happend when the doors closed.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Excellent, Sofie! Very mature thinking. 5
Kyle Kielma

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7. I think Bud ment because the librarian said the news wasn't bad news he was relieved. Bud could have also ment he had a sad feeling and it went away and he got a happy feeling. That is what I think he ment.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Kyle, I think this saying is about opportunities. 4
Dakota Wahl

Jan 11, 2012

"Since that door closed, I knew the next one was about to open." That is a pretty famous saying and it means, when something bad happens(a door closing).Something good is just around the corner(a door opening).
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Dakota, I'm glad to see that you know what the saying means, but I'd like to see you make a connection with the book or your life. 4
Carli Schlabowske

Jan 11, 2012

In the story Bud, Not Buddy Bud says "Since that door closed maybe a new one will open" Bud means that since the orphanage didn't work,maybe something new will come to him. Bud is for sure this door will open, he can feel it.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Great work, Carli. 5
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 11, 2012

Question #6 In the story, Bud,Not Buddy, Bud is on the lam and has to eat at a soup kitchen. It would be horrid to be homeless. It would feel like a horror movie and you just lost everything you owned. I would feel very left out.There would be no money for me to have from my parents to go to school. I would only have a couple pairs of jeans and shirts, and I would have no shelter to protect me. I would just keep going and moving until I could find a job and a house. There would be no fun because I would have no place to have it.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

YOu do a good job explaining your thinking, Gretchen. 5
Kyle Kielma

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6. If i was homeless I would ask for change and wash in lakes. When i got enough money I would buy food at McDonalds or something. I would also buy clothes. If I had clothes to wear and food to eat I would be happy. That is why I wouldn't want to be homeless.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Kyle, Please try to make a reference to the story so that your reader knows what your post is about. 4
Andrew Curl

Jan 11, 2012

When Bud says "since that door had closed,I knew the next one was about to open he means he may have missed an oppurtunity but the next one was not going to be missed. When Bud misses the train he has lost his oppurtunity but he knew the next time he was going to get it.For example when I get out in baseball my oppurtunity has been lost but the next time I get up to bat I am going to nail that ball. That is what that phrase means.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Excellent, Andrew. 5
Emelia Narug

Jan 11, 2012

Question #8 In the story Bud takes revenge on the Amoses. I think revenge is not the way to solve problems, but in certain cases revenge is ok. one time I chose revenge on my brother for throwing some of my things so I did the same but that just led me to trouble. What I should have done was go tell my mom. But I got to say Bud did something more than revenge on the Amoses, he probaly even might make them sad or even mad. Just wait and see.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Emelia, be sure to put the right question number on your posts. This was for #4. 4.5
Cal Schultz

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7. In the story Bud, not Buddy Bud meant that he was going to have another thing to deal with. When the next thing came up. The things that are behind him are the doors closing when Bud said since that door closed I knew another was going to open. He meant that when Bud got to eat at the soup kitchen with the fake family that was a door that just opened.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Very perceptive, Cal. 5
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 11, 2012

question 5 In the story "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud says the he is on the iam. That means he is homeless. He has to sleep under a christmas tree outside. He also has to wait in line for two hours to get food. I am going to tell you what I would do if I was homeless. I would propably try to find the warmest place possibly to sleep at. In the morning,I would try to find food when I get hungary or before I get hungary. Then I would propably try to find someone to help me like if I knew were one of my friends lived I would go there and see if he had any food and I would ask if I could stay there for a long time until my friends mom could maybe bring me some where if they knew were one of my family members were. So that is what I would do if I was homeless.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Nice explanation, Xaivier. 5
Dakota wahl

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6 If I was homeless, I wouldn't be able to have any of the things I have now. I wouldn't have a t.v. I also wouldn't have books and I read a book every night and it is called Diary of a Wimpy Kid. There would also be alot of chances. Like dieing of hunger, kidnapped, and alot of other posibilities. It would be a real challenge being homeless, thats for sure
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Good work, Dakota. 5
zoie burkhardt

Jan 11, 2012

question 5 In the story Bud Not Buddy Bud is homeless and i think being homeless would be very hard because you would need to find away to get food and you would be all alone in the dark on the street,and there are some very scary people out there! You also wouldnt smell very good because you wouldnt be able to shower or change clothes even! And thats what it would be like to be homeless.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

I agree that boeing homeless would be really hard, Zoie. 5
Jaun Santos

Jan 11, 2012

Question5- In Bud not Buddy,Bud escapes from the Amoses and says he is on the lam. Bud says that because he has escaped from the Amoses,because of the broken window in the shed he jumps out of. Bud then is left oout on the streets,if I were homeless I would get scared because it would be cold and dark. I would have no food and would probley get lost out somewhere,you wouldn't have any shelter or protection of your enviorment.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Really great, JC. 5
Riley Connolly

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6. Being homeless as a kid would be horrible. There are many things that you would have trouble doing. First of all you could't go to the bathroom on a toliet. That means you would probably have to go in a ditch or on a bush. It would be embarassing to have to do your business in public. Also you have no where to wash up and clean yourself. Bud has been through so much and after everything he does he can't shower. Bud also has to go to a soup kitchen. A soup kitchen is for homeless people and the food is free. Bud has to try to get in line as early as possible aand if he doesn't make it in line they dont get to eat. It would be really hard to go a day or even a few days without eating. It would be very difficult to have to eat at a soup kitchen and get in line fast enough. People that are homeless have a lot of trouble taking care of theirselves and maby even their family. Bud is having a rough time being homeless just like everyone else would.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Riley, I always appreciate how much time you put into your posts. 5
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 11, 2012

Question 5 In the book called "Bud,Not Buddy", Bud says he is on the lam after he leaves the Amoses. It would be harsh and brutal to be homeless. You would have to keep moving around and everyone your age always would make fun of you. It would also be hard to find job because they would look at you and think, "Eww, he is so gross and dirty and doesn't even have a home!". You would have to care for your siblings more if you are by yourself.You wouldn't have any place to read or even go to school. It would also be an advantage because you would be able to see the world and learn things on your own without anyone telling you. Personally, I think that it would be harsh and scary.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

I really enjoy reading your posts, Gretchen. Nice. 5
Alec Schultz

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7: In chapter 7, Bud says, "Since that door had closed, I knew that the next one was about to open." That means that he just "ended a chapter" in his life and he is going to start a whole new one. For example, say your reading a biography about Bud, right here would be where he leaves the Home and goes off to bigger and better things. That would be a new chapter in the "Book of Life". In other words, Bud just ended an adventure and is going to start a new one. That is what "Since that door had closed, I knew that the next one was about to open", means.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Very good thinking, Alec. 5
Natalie McCloskey

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7 In the book "Bud, Not Buddy", Bud's mother always told him, "When a door in your life closes, another one opens." At the time, Bud was just a little kid. He thought that she meant real doors. But as he grew up, he realized that once you have done something in life, you are about to do another. The cycle just keeps going.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Excellent, Natalie. I like how you describe the opportunities as a cycle. 5
Caleb Granby

Jan 11, 2012

Question#5 If I was homrless Iwould ve worried thinking about what Iwould do to look for food,money,or a job. I would stay worm, clean, and having a shelter that is not infested with rats ot mice and to keep shos that don`t have holes in them and to have good close on and to stay helthy when it rains or has bad weather.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, Caleb. 4.5
Melissa Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7 Bud says that one door closed, I knew the next one was about to open. That means when one opportunity doesn't work out then another might work out a different time.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Melissa, you have the ight idea, I just need you to start adding more details! 4
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 11, 2012

In Bud not Buddy Bud decides to take revenge on the Amos I do not think that is a good idea because if the Amos find Bud what would they do to him. Mrs. Amos already threatened to beat Bud so what else could she do. One time my little cousin Kennedy and my that is my age Haley had a sleepover so they invited me to come and hang out with them that morning after so I said yes. My grandma has a basement and I was walking down the stairs and my grandma yelled "They are hiding from you." So I tryed finding them and when I got to the bottom of the stairs they jumped out from behind something and scared me. Then later that day they went upstairs and when they came back down I acted like I was stuck some place and so they went and told my grandma and she came down and I got in trouble for faking being stuck.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

McKenzy, I really enjoy reading your stories. The connections you make with the book are great! 5
Stormi Ham
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Jan 11, 2012

Question 7 Bud said that since one door closed the next one will open and that means now that you can't do something,something else opens up for you. It also means that if you failed one time you will get it right the next. So never give up try try and you will get it right.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Nice job, Stormi. 5
Elijah McCullough

Jan 11, 2012

Question 7. In chapter seven Bud says that since that door closed the next one was about to open.Bud means that since Mrs. Hills got married and moved to Chicago she can not help him any more.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Elijah, try to look deeper into the meaning of the quote. 3.5
Sofie Swink

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6 When Bud is eating at the soup kitchen for homeless people, instead of at the Amoses house, or at the Home, I feel very sad for him. Being homeless in the world right now would be cruel. It would be cruel because right now it is super cold.... of course since it's January, also a lot of tough times are going through the U. S. at this time of year. People are losing money, jobs, food, and homes. So, being on the street and going to soup kitchens would be very rough because so many people are homeless right now. Mabey there wouldn't be enough food for some people at the soup kitchen, or mabey people would not care to help the homeless.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Sofie, I really like how you make a connection to the world today! Excellent work!! 5
Payton Christoff

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6 In our book Bud, Not Buddy, Bud has to eat at a soup kitchen for breakfest (which means he has to get up exra early) and dinner. It would be a disaster to be homless because where would you sleep? Where would you go to the bathroom? Plus, if a train goes by then your going to wake up. But people that are homeless that have a saxaphone or other instrument can sell that. Like when I was in Chicago this guy was playing a saxaphone and I said to my dad can't he sell that for some money?? What do you think it would be like to be homeless??
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Payton, I like the personal story that you shared in this post. 5
Carli Schlabowske

Jan 11, 2012

In the story Bud Not,Buddy Bud is homeless and has to eat at a soup kitchen. I think it would be scary to be homeless because nobody can save you if someone attacks you. You wouldn't have anyone to talk to or to take care of you.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Be sure to add lots of details, Carli. 4.5
Natalie McCloskey

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6 In the book,"Bud,Not Buddy", Bud is homeless. IN the morning when he wakes up from sleeping in the library yard, he is hungry. He is just a kid, so he can't go without food as long. But fortunately there is a place where the public can eat for free. Bud decided to go there for breakfast, but he needs a fake family because the guard wouldn't let him in unless there was an adult. I think if I was homeless, I wouldn't really care about being clean, or anything like that, I just would worry about where to sleep, and what to eat and drink. Day after day would be misrible.
Cal Schultz

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6. In the story Bud,not Buddy Bud has to eat at a soup kitchen. The soup kitchen only feeds him twice a day. I know that I love 3 meals instead of 2. If you were homeles you would not have a place to go to the restroom, or have a bed, or have shelter. That is stuff that I really like because if someone took that away from me I would be heartbroken. This is why I feel so sorry for Bud because I know I would be miserable.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Great work, Cal. You make a really strong connectin to the story. 5
zoie burkhardt

Jan 11, 2012

question 4 In Bud Not Buddy Bud wants to get revenge on the Amose's and I think that is a bad idea because it can get you in even bigger trouble,like when I had a friend over and my sister kept annoying me so when my sisters friend called I said my sister was sick and couldnt go over,but later I got caught and got grounded for two weeks
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Revenge is never a good thing, is it Zoie. :) 5
Andrew Curl

Jan 11, 2012

question#6 When Bud ate at a soup kitchen he ate with a family that just offered. I think that it would be bad to be homeless because you would have no choice of food if you didn't have any money.You would also have nowhere to sleep but the grass,and when you woke up you would maybe be scared because a animal or a person could see you and they might hurt you or they may leave you alone. That is what I think what it would be like if you were a homeless person.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Well done, Andrew. I can tell you've really thought this through. 5
Melissa Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Bud leaves the Amose house and is homeless. Bud has to eat at the soup kitchen for free because Bud has no money. I think being homless is hard because your left out in the streets all alone with no one there to comfort you and you have to sleep on the hard cold and sometimes wet ground. Bud is lucky to be able to eat at the soup kitchen because some homeless poeple can't do that.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

This post is really good, Mel. You use details, and support your thoughts very well. 5
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6 If I was homeless and I had to eat at a soup kitchen I think it would be lonley because you don't have any friends and family to talk or eat with , but I waould be lucky enough to at least have some food to eat even if I don't like the food they insit to eat there.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Be sure to use lots of details, Gabby. 4
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 11, 2012

Question 4 In the book "Bud,Not Buddy", Bud decides to take revenge on the Amoses. I think that taking revenge was a good idea. First of all, the Amoses were treatinng him very poorly, because Todd lied about him helping Bud. The Amoses also wouldn't even let him sleep in their house for one night. Mr. Amose also kept a shotgun by Bud's suitcase so he couldn't see any of his things. One example of when revenge had negative results is when my brother shoved me into the wall. That night I put shaving cream on his hand, hung a fake spider from the ceiling, and tickled his face, until he woke up and caught me!
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Gretchen, your revenge stroy made me smile. 5
Alec Schultz

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6: In the story, Bud has to eat at a soup kitchen along his trip. He always does and always has to eat there to get food. If Bud didn't eat there, he would not have any food to eat along his journey. If I were a homeless kid, I would not want to just eat at a soup kitchen on a jouney. I would want to go to one of my favorite restaurants, but I wouldn't be able to because I would have no money to spend. If you don't have any money, you wouldn't be able to eat at restaurants. I also wouldn't want to be homeless because you wouldn't be happy without a family to care for you and love you. You wouldn't be able to do what you want without a mom and a dad (sometimes). That is why I wouldn't like to be homeless child.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Thank you, Alec. I always appreciate the amount of detail and thought you pot into your posts. 5
Elijah McCullough

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6. In chapter six Bud goes to a soup kitchen. Once again we are suposed to think how it would be to be homeless. I still think that it would be kind of cool and lonly.What do you think?
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Elijah, I honestly can't say that I agree with the part about homelessness boing cool. Please try hard to support your opinions with details and reasons. 4
Stormi Ham

Jan 11, 2012

Question 6 In this story Bud is on the lam or homeless. If you were homeless it would be hard to live. You would live on the street and go to a soup kitchen. Sometimes even find your own food! If you were homeless everyone would look down at you. It would be really hard.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 11, 2012

Stormi, please be sure to support your thoughts with reasons and details. 4
Alec Schultz

Jan 16, 2012

Question 11: In chapter 11, when Bud is with Lefty Lewis, he experiences his first real taste of family. That would be important to Bud because Bud doesn't have a family and really wants one. He has always dreamed of having a family and now he has experienced what a family would be like. For example, if I didn't have a family, I would want to know what it would be like to have one. I guess he would want to know what a family would be like, too. That is why i think Bud would want to know what a family is like.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Nicely done, Alec. 5
Alec Schultz

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10: In chapter 10, Bud encounters situations that deal with race. For example, he can't do a lot of things because of the color of his skin. African Americans were treated pretty badly back then because people were judged before they were known. For example, people used to say that black people were horrible before they knew them. Maybe they were nice. Now, people are not judged by the color of their skin. For example, there are African American people that are pretty much anything that you can think of job wise. There are African Americans that are photographers, baseball players, and almost anything else in the world, thanks to Martin Luther King Jr. who had a dream about blacks being able to do things that only white people could do. That is the difference between things African Americans could do in the early 1900's to now.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good work, Alec. I'm awfully glad things are different now, aren't you? 5
Aidan Connor

Jan 17, 2012

Question #11 Lefty Lewis is considered family because he gives him food and gives him clothes. They treat him very good and with care. Lefty is a Railroad Porter of Grand Rapids. Lefty Lewis is based on Christoper Paul Curtis's grandpa.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Aiden, but why is that feeling of family important to Bud? 3
Juan Santos

Jan 17, 2012

Question9- In the story Bud not Buddy,Bud goes to try and find his father in the Grand Rapids wich is 120 miles from where he is in Flint. He plans his travle and because it takes twenty-four hours to get there he says I will take off at night. Some prblems that he could face are that he could get lost at night or a fox or wolf could get him, and he could probley get whiped in Michigan because thats what happend in the 1930s.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

JC, I like the way you are thinking. 4.5
Andrew Curl

Jan 17, 2012

question#11 When Bud is with Lefty Lewis he does feel like he is family because Lefty Lewis is feeding him and giving him something to drink. I think any stranger that is nice enough to give you food,water,and his jacket to cover up with,and to drive him to where he needs to go I would feel the real taste of family if I never met my dad or don't have a mom any more I would feel the real taste of family too.Another reason Bud found the real taste of family because when Bud had bee stings all over his Lefty Lewis took him to his house brought him new clothes and made him a nice breakfeast. That is why I think Bud found the true taste of family with Lefty Lewis
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Andrew. Bud had not felt like he was part of a family for a long time. 4.5
Elijah McCullough

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11. In chapter eleven Bud is with lefty lewis when he gets his first feel of family . This is important to bud because his dad left when he was born and his, died when he was six, and he lived in a really bad foster home.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Elijah. I am sure that Bud was happy to be part of a family. 4.5
Quinton Gessner

Jan 17, 2012

Chapter 11 In this chapter,Bud expirences the first taste of family with Lefty Lewis. That is important to Bud because this is the first time in Bud's life. Bud's mom died of a sickness when Bud was six.Bud has never met his dad in his life.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good thinking, Quinton. 4.5
Carli Schlabowske

Jan 17, 2012

Question #11 In the story Bud not Buddy Bud hasn't had family in like four years. When bud is on his mission to go find his dad a car stops and bud runs into the bushes. The guy finds Bud and asks Bud if he wanted some food, but they had to make a deal and Bud goes with him. Bud goes with lefy lewis. Bud wakes up in the morning and some lady was talking to Lefty.It is Lefty's daughter. When Bud wakes up they give Bud some new clothes.She makes a good breakfest. bu get to have a family at breakfest. Bud feels like he has a faily again.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Very good, Carli! 5
Elijah McCullough

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10. In chapter ten bud runs into situations about race. African Americans were treated like animals during that time. But now thy are treated like everyone elese.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Elijah, please give examples from the story or real life. 4
Quinton Gessner

Jan 17, 2012

Chapter 10 In this chapter, Bud encounters situations that deals with race because he's black.Back then,blacks and whites had to use different things from each other. Like drinking fountains and every thing else.Today,whites and blacks can be friends and if Martian Luther King wasen't around,I wouldn't be doing this blog.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Quinton, I love the reference to Dr. King. 5
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11 When Bud experiences his first taste of family it is important to Bud because he gets to know a little what family is . It is also important for Bud because now he knows what it's like to have bothers and sisters that might call each other names and they might fight a little , so now he knows how to react to his father when Bud gets to met him for the forst time.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Gabby, I think you do a good job of supporting your thoughts. 5
Andrew Curl

Jan 17, 2012

question#10 African Americans were treated horribly because they had a different color on their skin than whites.Whites made the blacks use different restrooms,different schools and if a black hurt a white a white hurt the black or even kill the black.Plus African Americans were called horrible names. Now a days we treat African Americans the as we treat whites because they finally realized what they were doing was horrible because African Americans are still Americans they just have a different color on their skin than whites do. That is what I think whites did to blacks at that time.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Andrew, you do an excellent job of describing the differences in race relations, I would like to see a connection to the book, too. 4.5
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 17, 2012

question 11 In the stroy Bud is homeless and he gets his firs taste of family with Lefty Lewis, a new character in the story. Being part of a family is a big thing because alot of people were homeless and because Bud really never had a family. He will finaly kinda know how it feels to be part of a family. At the end of this stroy Bud will hopefully know how it is to have a real family with his dad if he finds him. So that is why I think Bud feels he has a family.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Excellent work, Xaivier. 5
Aidan Connor

Jan 17, 2012

Question #10 Bud is running on the lam & is caught by a rich man, Lefty Lewis. He was from Grand Rapids. Lefty Lewis gives Bud a sandwich and red pop. Lefty is willing to give Bud a ride to Grand Rapids. Bud sees human blood in the car and locks all the doors thinking Lefty is a vampire. Bud pulls out a 24 karot silver jack knife and starts talking to Lefty. Lefty was actually a baseball player on the African-American League. Back then African-Americans were treated badly but today they are treated just the same as White people.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Aiden, you explain what is going on in this chapter, but you don't address the question. 2
Alec Schultz

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9: In chapter 9, Bud decides he is going to find his father. He wants to find his father because Bugs was being insulted by Billy that he never knew his father. That makes Bud want to to find his father. He plans to travel by hitchhiking. Bud could face a lot of problems with that because maybe the people he comes into the car with just broke out of jail. Maybe they could kill him. If they do kill him, he could never finish his jounrney and never find his dad. Also, the people could drive him the wrong direction and end up going east instead of west. For example, I read a book where the people hitchhiked to go to the mall and they went the wrong way and got lost. That is what could be a danger along his journey to find his dad.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Excellent, Alec. 5
Emelia Narug

Jan 17, 2012

Question #11 In the story Bud is with Lefty Lewis he experiences his first real taste of family. This is important to Bud because Bud was never treated like family. No one ever treated him like a son,only his mother. Bud never really had a family who loved him, like lets just say the Amoses,they treated Bud like dirt no a dog! Bud feels comrortable with Lifty Lewis an his family.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, emelia. 4.5
Elijah McCullogh

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9.In chapter nine Bud decides to go find his father.He plans to travel by walking. Some proublems Bud could face is the poeple and the animals.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Elijah, I just need more from you! HOW would the people and animals be a problem for Bud? 3
Caleb Granby

Jan 17, 2012

Question#11 That is important to bud because he has not had a dad with his family before so this is a new expetyence for Bud to have a dad with the family he all ready had in the first place.All of that is new to Bud for a taste of family.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Caleb, I must have a reference to the story!! 3
Cole Hahn

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11. In the story Bud,Not Buddy it would be very important for Bud to get a real taste of family because he never really had a family before. Bud hides in the bushes when Lefty Lewis stops the car to pick Bud up in his car. But Bud refuses to go with Lefty Lewis.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Cole, how does Bud experience family in this chapter? 3
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10 In the story Afican Americans were not treated fairly at all. This was during the Great Depression. Mostly blacks were homeless. Now a days not alot of people are homeless. White people and Black people are homeless. In this story blacks were not treaded fairly at all But now a days there are alot of black people that are famous and are just regular people. Also people were being really racist but now we are still a little racist but we still help each other out and stuff. So that is what is Bud is going threw.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

You made a good start, Xaivier, I would just like to se a clearer reference to the story. 4
Cal Schultz

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11. In the story Bud, not Buddy Bud road with a guy named Lefty Lewis. Bud and Lefty talked to eachother all the way to a town called Flint. Bud fell asleep a little before FLint. When Bud and Lefty got to where they were going Bud had Breakfeast with Lefty's family. This was Bud's first taste of having family because he never had a full family. His mom died and his dad never saw him really so this was his first time having real family.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good thinking, Cal. How did all this make bud feel, though? 4.5
Natalie McCloskey

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11 In the book "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud Caldwell found someone on a run to Grand Rapids. The guy he found's name is Mr. Louis, or(Lefty Louis.)He lets Bud ride with him to Flint to drop off something. In the morning, they gave him new clothing to wear, and they made a big breakfast. They made Bud feel at home. He really felt like this was his first real family. Only because he doesn't really know his dad. Also when his mom died when he was 6, he went to an orphanage.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Natalie. Be sure to organize your thoughts so your post flows from beginning to end. 4.5
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10 In chapter 10 Bud is trying to find his dad at night time. Bud comes across a man who says there used to be a sign that said it's not safe for black people to be walking in the middle of the night because you might be killed . That made Bud worried because he was a black skin colored person. Black and African Americans people were treated very unfair and mean at that time period . Today people are treated fair and people don't kill other people just because of you skin color and if they did you would go to jail and then prison.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good work, Gabby. 4.5
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11 In the story "Bud,Not Buddy" Bud finnaly experiences his first real taste of family. I think that it would be important to Bud because he has not had a family so close to him and so caring in 7 years since his mother passed away. He always wanted a best friend or brother to play with and to have a relationship. Bud has been walking around and going to foster homes on and off without any family to support him and he is sick of it. Bud wants to just stay in one place, be supported, and to have someone to be with. When he is at the home with Lefty Lewis's family, he finnaly gets a real sneek peek at what it is like to have a caring, loving family who loves him and appreciates him. It is very important to Bud.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Excellent, Gretchen. Very insightful. 5
Andrew Curl

Jan 17, 2012

question#9 In chapter nine Bud wants to go find his father and he is going to travel by foot. If I had never seen my father I would have done the same thing because I would want to see if my dad even cares about me and I would want to see what my father looks like.That is exatly what I would have done if I never met my father. Some troubles that Bud might face are the cops.The cops because when he walking on the street the cops might see and Bud might get in alot of trouble for walking in the street.Another trouble that Bud might face is animals.Animals because when Bud is sleeping the animal might bite and severly injure him. That is what the dangers are if Bud runs into those things.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Well done, Andrew. 5
Quinton Gessner

Jan 17, 2012

Chapter 9 In this chapter,Bud goes out to find his father. Bud plans to find a place called Grand Rapids,where his father is. He asks the librarian for a book to see how far Flint is from Grand Rapids.He gets 120 miles and divides it by 5 and gets the answer of 24,so Bud has to walk a full day to get to Grand Rapids.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Quinton, you do not address the question of what dangers Bud might face as he walks all that way. 2
Melissa Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

question 11 It was important that Lewis showed Bud what a family was like because Bud hasn't had a family since he was six and he only remenderd a his momma and not his daddy. Lewis gave Bud the true feeling of family back to Bud and I think Bud was glad that he did that.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Mel. Please include more detaisl. 4.5
Timmy Western

Jan 17, 2012

question 11 In the story, "Bud, Not Buddy," Bud meets a really kind person named Lefty Lewis. Bud enjoys Lefty Lewis because he gets his first taste of family in a long time. Bud liked how kind Mr. Lewis is to him. It was along time since he talked to an African American too. Bud enjoys how much Mr. Lewis talks about his dad. This is why Bud likes talking to Lefty Lewis and how Bud likes the taste of family.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good work, Tim. 4.5
Caleb Granby

Jan 17, 2012

Question#10 African Americans were treated unfare and not nice instead of today for some people.that means some people like African Americans and some people don`t like them that is a diffrens of opinan.I think it is what is on the in side not the out side.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Caleb, I think I understand what you were thinking. You really need to proofread your work before posting to be sure that it is correct and complete. 3.5
Sofie Swink

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11 When Bud is with Lefty Lewis I am scared, then later on I am super happy. I am happy because Bud finally can experience what it is like to have a family. It is important to Bud because he never really had a family, except his mom, but not a brother, or a sister, a dad, or really any mom to be there for him. Bud's mom was usally sad or irratated. Bud couldn't have a good relationship with his mom, but he can with Mr. Lewis's family.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Great work, sofie. You have an interesting perspective. 5
Emelia Narug

Jan 17, 2012

Question #10 In the story Bud encounters with situations that deal with the black race. Being in those situations must be sad. Back then African Americans were slaves. If you were a slave and still a child then you went to a different school then white children. When you were old enough you would go pick cotton in the cotton feilds. Sooner slavery was over. When you were black white sat in the front o buses, black sat in the back. You couldn't got to resturants as white. Again sooner all of that was over now of days blcks and whites sit on the bus any were and go to the same resturants as each other, and go to the same schools.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Emelia, you have the right idea, but your history is off. Be sure to check your facts! 4
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11 Bud was getting treated like a real child. Bud has his first real taste of being in a family. Lefty Lewis and his daughter were treating Bud very well they fed him great food. Bud also got a new set of clothes. Also, they play around with eachother they are not so strict and up tight about things they joke around like most familys do,do now.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

McKenzy, be sure to use a reference to the story to start your blog post. 4
Xaivier Slaughter

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9 In the book Bud desides to go and find his father. He has to walk really far. He was to walk for a whole day! Bud will propably face alot of problems along the way. He might het lost in one of the towns he has to go threw. He might loose his suitcase. Propably the worst thing possible is when he finds the guy he is looking for might not be his dad. Plus it might take longer to get there then he thought it might take days then one day. One good thing that might happen is that he might find Bugs. So they can find Bud's dad together and Bugs might be able to stay with Bud and his father so he will not have to run anymore. So that is what I think is going to happen in the story.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Zaivier. I always enjoy reading your posts. 5
Cal Schultz

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10. In the story Bud, not Buddy Bud rides in a car with a guy named Lefty Lewis. Lefty said that there were signs about Buds race and about people being black.These signs meant a lot to Bud because Bud was a little black boy and he didn't probably want to get made fun of. Well at Buds time African Americans were not treated well or the same as a regular white person. People at the time thought that it mattered what color you were. Blacks couldn't go around with out getting made fun of in places at Bud's time. Now a days blacks are treated just the same as white people. Blacks don't get teased now and some white people are friends with black people. Some of the greatest athletes are black. Michael Jordan,Walter Payton,and Magic Johnson. Some of the athletes now a days are black like Michael Vick,Dwight Howard,and Adrian Peterson. So blacks are just as athletic and the same as white people.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Cal, I like the connectins you made with today's world, but I am unsure about what you meant with the signs in the story. 4
Aidan Connor

Jan 17, 2012

Question #9 Bud is going to find his father. To find his father Bud has to walk 120 miles to Grand Rapids. He does a lot of his work at the libary. The librarian remembers Bud and his mother coming to the libary a lot. Bud was very intrested in the Civil War. Bud wasn't a real big fan of the war he just liked the pictures in the books. He acted very suprised about the present because he didn't like to seem rude. Bud looked at the book until night to start his trip to Grand Rapids. He also runs into his bully when he was heading to Grand Rapids. His bully makes fun of him by saying he never met his Mom or Dad and bet a nckel. Bud won the bet because he told him what it had said on the flyer.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Aiden, you used lots of information from the story, but you didn't address the question. 3
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10 I think that people that are a different color they are treated VERY poorly back when Bud was around. I think that it does not matter about what you race is. I think it olny matters what is in the inside not the out. African Americans are treated very differently now then they were in the olden days now people are nicer to blacks or people that are a different color than they are. Now they do not have to go into olny black bathrooms or get a drink from a all black water fountain. Also they can sit where ever they would like on a bus and not in the back of the bus. You can have African Americans in your school without them being treated differently.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

McKenzy, I agree that it's good that everyone is treated equally now. How did this issue effect Bud, though? 4
Natalie McCloskey

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10 Bud is in the town Oswosso Michigan. He finds some signs that say things about African-Americans. Back in the 30's they were not treated with respect. They had different rights that were not nearly as good as white people. The white people were also getting paid more for no good reason. African-Americans can do good too. Why can't they get paid as much? But in modern days they have a good respect. They have equal rights thanks to Martin Luther King Jr. He made it right I think.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Excellent, Natalie! 5
Carli Schlabowske

Jan 17, 2012

Question #10: In the story Bud,Not Buddy Bud unexpectedly has siuations that dealed with race. African Americans were treated poorly in that time and only blacks or African Americans were nice to each other and only whites were nice and talked to each other. Bud was an Afican American, so he liked to only talk to blacks most of the time.Now in our time whites talk to blacks and blacks talk to whites.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Carli! 5
Cole Hahn

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10. During the time of the Great Depression African Americans weren't treated nicely. They were used as slaves to do work for the white people. But now these days we are all treated the same.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Cole, I think you are a little off on your history. Please be sure to use lots of support for your thoughts. 3
Melissa Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

question 10 Back in those times African Americans had very little rights. They had to use different bathrooms. They even had to sit in the back of the bus. Black women were servents at wight peoples house and the white people would pay them very little money and they would bose them around to much and that was not fare to the black people.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Mel. Please include a comparison to today's world. 4
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10. In Chapter 10 of "Bud,Not Buddy", Bud encounters situations that deal with race. African Americans were not well treated at that time. That is because just about 50 years ago African Americans were slaves and we didn't appreciate their help and hard work. No one has ever liked them. In some schools they would seperate Americans to African Americans.It is a little different than our world today because the schools aren't seperated. We are all friends even though we are sometimes different. All of us have equal rights and deserve to be treated fairly.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Very well said, Gretchen. 5
Payton Christoff

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11 In our book Bud, Not Buddy, Bud finds out Lefty is just delivering blood to the hospital. After that Lefty takes him to his daughter house for breakfest. Bud is very happy because it feels like he has family. Bud has never met his dad yet and his mom died so he's never had his family together or if he did it was before he was born or he just didnt remember it.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good work, Payton. 5
Kyle Kielma

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11. A taste of family would be real important to Bud because Bud hasn't had a family for 4 years. A family is just what bud needs. If Bud had a family Bud wouldn't be so depressed anymore.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Kyle, I would have loved to know why you think Bud is depressed. 4
Riley Connolly

Jan 17, 2012

Quiestion 11 It is important to Bud to have a family time because he hadn't had that experence for a long time. This gives him a chance to feel like he is really loved. People that live in orphanages often don't get a lot of attention. He experiences being with little kids. Also everyone is sitting around eating breakfast and having a good time together. Bud doesn't get this to much and it is great for him to have a little bit of family time.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Excellent thinking, Riley. 5
Sofie Swink

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10 When Bud encounters situations that deal with race I was confused. I was counfused because when Mr. Lewis said something rude, I thought Bud would be mad. They treated African Americans back then like they didn't have feelings. White people weren't being nice at ALL! to blacks back then. Whites should know that it is not nice to make fun of people. Now a days we treat blacks just like everyone else in the world. We treat them with kindness, respect, and try not to be judgy. The different colored people are just like us, normal, just a different color.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Very well stated, Sofie. I am very glad we aren't judgy anymore. :) 5
Stormi Ham

Jan 17, 2012

Question 11 In this story that would be important because Bud doesn't have a family yet. It would be important also because it is good to be with people or family because you can't be alone all the time. Bud needs someone to look out for him to untill he gets to where he is going. Bud also needs someone to feed him and care for him
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Stormi, what is so important?? This is why it is crucial to have a reference to the stroy as a start to your post. 3.5
Timmy Western

Jan 17, 2012

question 10 In the story, "Bud, Not Buddy," Bud deals some really rude people. During this time period African Americans were treated poorly. The African Americans were discriminated and people were being racist toward the African Americans. African Americans were not allowed in certain areas. These are reasons why Bud was treated poorly.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Tim. You had a good start, but you didn't include a comparison to today's world. 3.5
Zoie Burkhardt

Jan 17, 2012

question 11 In the story Bud Not Buddy Bud experiences his first real taste of family, this is important to Bud because it gives him more of a idea of what his father is like and looks like. It is also important to him to know that his father is still alive and that man knew who he was.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

OK, Zoie, but how does Bud FEEL when he is with Lefty's family? 3.5
Kyle Kielma

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10. African Americans were forced to work back then, slaves were whipped if they didn't do work. Today slaves are not allowed in the country. Back then the Civil war was to keep slavery or end slavery. African Americans were treated horribly back then.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Kyle, your history is a little off. There were no slaves in the 1920's. 3
Caleb Granby

Jan 17, 2012

Question#9 Bud plans to travel by walking a 24 hour walk to find his dad. the things Bud could face are peaple seeing him walking and if he lies to them they could see that he is lieing and take him back to Flint. When Bud ducks for cover in the bishes he could come a crost on animal`s home and get bit by it and he could be come sick that would change the story.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good thinking, Caleb. 5
Dakota Wahl

Jan 17, 2012

Question#8: "Hooperville" was an area in different parts of the world. It was a very poor area. Hooverville was everywhere in the time period of 1930 because of the Great Depresion. I don't think there are nay more Hoovervilles and if there are well I don't see any.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Dakota. Hoovervilles only existed in the US, though. 4
Quinton Gessner

Jan 17, 2012

Question 8 In the story Bud,not Buddy,Bud and Bugs go to a town they called "Hooperville",but is call Hooverville. Hoverville was a town created by Presidant Hoover because he thought that the economy needed help.The economy made a little town after thier presidant, Herbert Hoover.That is where all the homeless people stay.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Quinton, Hoovervilles were created as a result of teh Great Depression. 4
Juan Santos

Jan 17, 2012

Question8- In the story Bud not Buddy,Bugs Bud go to "Hoopervill" because they are both on the lam. Hooverville was in many diffrent towns and places all over in North America and alot of people that were on the lam lived there. Hooverville was there in that time period because of the Great Depression also because of World War 2.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

You had a good start, JC, but I need mare informatin about why the Hoovervilles existed. 4
Gabby Mascolo

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9 When Bud decides to go find his father he plans to walk 120 miles , so 24 hours . Bud needs to be carefull because you never know what could happen . For an example you could get kidnapped or stolen and no one will notice or look for you unless you had a family who loves you . Strangers could also hurt you and possible kill you ,so if I was Bud I would hide when a car came by me just in case they were bad people.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Well Done, Gabby! 5
Payton Christoff

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10 In our book Bud, Not Buddy, Bud meets a person he thinks is a vampire because he is delivering blood. Plus, his names Lefty Lewis and is an African-American. During that time they were still treated like slaves. Today African-Americans are treated how we're treated. Have you ever treated an African-American bad? Why? I know i haven't.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Payton. I'd still like a bit more information to support your thinking. 4
Mckenzy Stacy

Jan 17, 2012

In Bud not Buddy Bud decided to go find his father. He chooses to walk to find his dad. One of the problems he was faced with or could have been faced with is if he was getting tired then he could go out into the road and get ran over or hurt really bad. Another way he could face getting injured is if somone other than Mr.Lewis had picked him up he could get stolen and a bad person. Bud would probally get hurt by them. And last is that he could get taken by a white person and they could hurt him just because of his color or race.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, McKenzy. Be sure to put the problem number with your post. 4.5
Riley Connolly

Jan 17, 2012

Quiestion 10 African Americans back in the day were treated very differently from the white people. They had to drink from a seperate drinking fountain and sit in the back of the bus. Now they get to sit in the front of the bus if they want to. Also they can drink from whatever drinking fountain they want. This is because of Martin Luther King Jr. Back then they were treated really unfairly. I was like they were a peice of garbage. It was really bad that they wre treated differently from the white people.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

I agree with your thoughts, Riley. I would have liked to see a reference to the story, and a comparison to today's world, though. 4
Gretchen Hilt

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9 In the book "Bud,Not Buddy",Bud decides to go find his father in Ch.9. Bud plans to travel by foot. When he is at the library he found out he has to travel for 102 Miles and 24 hours to get to Grand Rapids. There are many problems that Bud can face. Bud could get beat up by someone or get hurt without any shoes on. While he is on his way he could get kidnapped by a bad person or take him back to the Amoses,or the Home and start all over again. The weather could also get nasty and it can knock him out of his way. Since he is a different color that others he could get mad fun of or teased. All of this things are in danger of being stolen and he can get lost. There are many dangers that Bud can face on his way to find his dad.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good job, Gretchen. You do an excellent job summarizing Bud's plight. 5
Natalie Mccloskey

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9 In the book "Bud,Not Buddy",Bud is going to find his father. He thinks that he is Herman E. Calloway, so he is going from Flint Michigan to Grand Rapids Michigan! The only way he plans to get there is on foot. There are a few problems that he could face too. Like an animal that is rabid or has fleas, or even just a mean animal. Also he could run into a person who wants to harm him.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

I love your enthusiasm, Natalie. 5
Zoie Burkhardt

Jan 17, 2012

question 10 In the story Bud Not Buddy Bud encounters situations that deal with race and before African Americans were killed,slave,or just pushed around back then,but now we treat them equally even though their are a lot of mean Americans that still bully African Americans.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Zoie, you have the right idea, but you need to include more details, and you must watch punctuation! Your post is just one long sentence. 3
Timothy Western

Jan 17, 2012

question 9 In the story, "Bud, Not Buddy," Bud decides to meet his father at Grand Rapids. Bud decides that he is going to travel there on foot which should take an entire day. There are many dangers that Bud will face on his trip. The dangers are: strangers, he goes the wrong way ,and gets lost. These are my opinions about the dangers and how Bud wants to travel to his father, in Grand Rapids.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Great work, Tim. 5
Stormi Ham

Jan 17, 2012

Question 10 In this story Bud get in a situation about race. Afican Americans were treated bad because they looked diffrent. People were races more back then,but now most everyone doesn't care what you look like. It matters what is on the inside because thats what counts.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

More details, Stormi. 4
Kyle Kielma

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9. Bud plans to walk across Michigan to go find his dad. Bud could face hunger problems, problems with traffic, problems getting clean, and problems washing his close.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Kyle, you really have the right idea, but I NEED to see more effort put into this project. 3
Cole Hahn

Jan 17, 2012

Questiion 9. In the story Bud,Not Buddy Bud travels by foot and leaves to find his Dad at night. Some of the problems Bud could face are the railroad police,thieves,criminals, or cars that might run Bud over.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Cole, you have a great start, but I must see more details. 3
Alec Schultz

Jan 17, 2012

Question 8: In chapter 8, Bud and Bugs go to a "Hooperville" (Hooverville). A Hooverville is a shelter/shantytown for the homeless people durring the Great Depression. They had them in that time period because there were a lot of homeless people durring the Great Depression, so President Herbert Hoover (president at the time) made these shantytowns so the homeless would have shelter instead of just sleeping in the streets. For example, I would stay in a Hooverville so I wouldn't have to just sit around in the streets hoping that I don't get run over by someone that didn't see me. That is what a Hooverville was back during the Great Depression.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good explanation, Alec. President Hoover didn't make the Hoovervilles, though. They sprang up and were named that to express what the people of the time thought of the president. 4.5
Emelia Narug

Jan 17, 2012

Question #9 In the story Bud decides to go find his father. So he plans on walking twenty-four hours. But Bud could face a couple problems like starveation, lack of sleep, and even being dehidrated.Maybe soon his feet will start hearting and he will want to stop and take a break but instead keep going.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Emelia. You have the right idea, but I need more details. 3
Sofie Swink

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9 When Bud deipides to go find his dad I'm a little scared at what might happen. Bud is going to get to his dad by walking, a whole 24 hour trip. He finds this out in the library. Some things really bad could happen on to Bud when he walks to his dad, like..., he could get caught, a car could hit him, and mabey even he will have to do work so he can keep going, and have food and supplies.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Sofie, you have really great thoughts. Let's be sure to proofread to be sure that everything is correct before you post. 4
Carli Schabowske

Jan 17, 2012

Question #9: In the story Bud,Not Buddy Bud decides to walk to Grand Rapids to go find his dad. Bud might have problems on on the way. Bud might have someone take him or he could go hungry.Bud didn't like how the car lights almost blinded him. One car stoped.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Carli, you did a nice job, but your post just kind of stops. 4
Payton Christoff

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9 In our book Bud, Not Buddy, Bud wants to find his dad which maens he will have to walk to Grand Rapids which is a day away. He will most likely run into troubles perhaps police. Just like Bugs, Bud is going west. Eventualy he meets a guy named Lefty Lewis and gets a ride to Grand Rapids after he delivers blood...
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Payton, you blog is suspenseful, but you don't go far enough to explain the dangers Bud faces. 3
Kyle Kielma

Jan 17, 2012

Question 8. A Hooperville is a small village that has food and places to live for the homeless. They exsisted because homeless people needed whatever Hooperville's had.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Kyle, you left out your reference to the story. 3
Riley Connolly

Jan 17, 2012

Quiestion 9 Bud's idea is super ambitious. He is taking a big chance. He is being so brave. Bud plans to walk to Grand Rapids. Bud faced a problem when he got seen by a man driving by. The man stops and talks to Bud but first Bud was hiding in a bush from him. The man has to bribe Bud with a sandwhich, an apple, and a red pop. He gets Bud to come with him. Bud makes a big desision to go to Grand Rapids. Bud can be really brave and take chances that may cause him his life.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good job, Riley! Your post makes me want to go back and read to find out what happens to Bud! 5
Zoie Burkhardt

Jan 17, 2012

question 9 In the story Bud Not Buddy Bud decides to go find his father by walking,so some problems Bud could face are he could run into some dangerous animals or people out there alone. Bud could also run into a cop that would take Bud all the way back to the Amose's in Flint.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Good thinking, Zoie. 5
Melissa Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

question 9 Bud desides to walk to Grand Rapids and try find his father. Some of the dangers Bud could face is food, what will he eat. Bud also is in Michian and that state has wolves and there are people out in the world that are not very nice.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Nice work, Mel! It's a dangerous world out there! :) 5
Cal Schultz

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9. In the story Bud, not Buddy Bud goes to find his dad. Bud has to go to Grand Rapids to get to his dad. Bud is going to travel 120miles on foot to Grand Rapids. It will take Bud a full day to get all the way there. Bud could get stopped by animals on the way. Or Bud might get stopped by the cops. So it will be a rough time getting to the Grand Rapids for Bud.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Super, Cal! 5
Stormi Ham

Jan 17, 2012

Question 9 Bud is going to walk to Grand Rapids to find is father and it would take him 24 hours. Bud could get kidnapped or when he gets there that guy won't be his father. Bud could get lost on his way to Grand Rapids.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 17, 2012

Thank you, Stormi. 5
Dakota Wahl

Jan 20, 2012

Question 11: Having an experience with family was good because he prabably misses being around his own family. And it just comforts him to be with around a family, and a family thats actually cares for him. Instead of having to care for you like the foster home. Or not being cared for at all and beind locked in a shed at the Amoses. He just really liked being with Lefty Lewis's family.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 20, 2012

I agree, Dakota. 5
Caleb Granby

Jan 20, 2012

Question#14 Bud was crying because he ate to fast and he was having so much fun and he was laghing and then his stomec started to hert so he started crying and then he hered a voice that said go a head and cry Bud your home. The seed in side of him is a new friend ship with the band and his dad.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 20, 2012

Caleb, be sure to read carefully. 4
Caleb Granby

Jan 20, 2012

Question#13 Bud feels unhappy because his dad does not exsept Bud to he his son but Bud is not going to give up on Herman E.Callaway to be his father.When Bud meets his dad for the first time he gettes tolled that Herman E.Calloway was not his dad because the rest of the band has known Herman E.Calloway for a long rime and said Herman E.Calloway was not the kind of man to have a kid.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 20, 2012

This makes Bud feel really bad, doesn't it, Caleb. 4.5
Dakota Wahl

Jan 20, 2012

Question 10: In the 1930's there weren't any slaves, but black people weren't treated how they should be. Black people weren't welcome in alot of cities. Today there are still alot of racist people out there but things are better than they used to be.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 20, 2012

Dakota, be sure to include a connection to the story! 4
Dakota Wahl

Jan 20, 2012

Question9: When Bud thinks of finding his father he just plans to walk to, but he ends up tricking a man by saying "I ran away from Grand Rapids" which was were he was headed because his dad lives there. And if he didn't get a ride anything could have happend at 2:30 in the morning. He could have gotten kidnapped, ran over, caught by the police, or any thing else.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 20, 2012

Thank you, Dakota. 5
Caleb Granby

Jan 20, 2012

Question#12 A unionn organizr is a petson that makes a sit down strike.The sit down strike was made so that no one can come in and steal there job like they would if you were on a regular strike. Lefty lewis had papets in the box that would give the workers curig to not work untill they got what they thout they diserved.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 20, 2012

Good explanation, Caleb. 5
Caleb Granby

Jan 24, 2012

Question#16 Bud rilly likes the new name that the band gave him because he said he as never hered of a name so great as Sleepy Labone so I think bud feels rilly good about the name the band gave him because I now the feeling because I had a nike name befor.The new name is important to the story because Bud is going to stay at Grand Calloway Station with everyone, in the little dead girls room.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 24, 2012

OK, Caleb, but you HAVE TO put your posts on Blog 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 4
Caleb Granby

Jan 24, 2012

Question#15 bud is scard of all of those exampals in queston#15 because that is what 10 year olds got scard of back then with there amaginashon.I think it is easyer for younger kids to use there amaginashon because they don`t have has much nollig or facts as older people do.I think Bud`s greatest fear is that all of his fear is going to become true and come after him.My fear is falling from rilly high hights.
Kathy Stewart

Jan 24, 2012

Thank you, Caleb. 4
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