Monthly Archives: April 2015

discount (verb) to take no notice of; to reduce the price or value of. Susie felt ignored and unimportant when her older sisters would discount her opinions.   QUESTIONS: Have you ever felt discounted? Why might someone discount another human being?

Word of the day: discount

Dear DC Comics, My name is Rowan and I am 11 years old. I love superheroes and have been reading comics and watching superhero cartoons and movies since I was very young. I’m a girl, and I’m upset because there aren’t very many girl superheroes or movies and comics from […]

Rowan’s (Age 11) Letter to DC Comics

It was December 23, 2012 during my 3rd grade winter break, and I was brushing my teeth with my dad. He was fooling around in the bathroom and dancing while brushing. I was happy too, the day being “Christmas Eve eve” and all. I couldn’t wait to see what my […]


During the winter break of 5th grade, our family thought about going on a vacation together. I told my parents that I wanted to go to a water park. “Hmm,” they said, maybe. I clung on to my thoughts and hoped he would listen to me this time, just this […]

The Toilet Adventure

When the spelling bee was coming, my parents said that I should practice a lot. So I said OK. But, if you didn’t know, sometimes I am a little lazy, and I  didn’t study at all, because I procrastinated and didn’t have enough time. And, I kept delaying myself. And […]

The Spelling Bee

ostentatious (adj) characterized by or given to pretentious or conspicuous show in an attempt to impress others:   an ostentatious dresser. (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice: Lady Bountiful’s ostentatious charity.   QUESTIONS: Do you know anyone who is ostentatious? Do you think it’s a good or […]

Word of the day: ostentatious