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Wimpy Contest

Once again, Jeff Kinney's bringing the laughs with his new DIARY OF A WIMPY KID - DOG DAYS. In this fourth installment, our favorite wimpy kid, Greg, is looking forward to his summer vacation. Poor kid. Little does he know! My students and I love THE WIMPY KID books - they are a fun, fast read. (Although it can be quite annoying during SSR when the whole room is silent and the student...or teacher...reading a WIMPY KID book keeps laughing out loud.)

The day DOG DAYS was released I ran to the local bookstore and bought a copy. Luckily, Border's had a special...buy a book and get a great deal on a WIMPY KID t-shirt. It only came in kids sizes so I bought an XL and hoped for the best...it fit! I love it, Jeff Kinney's cartoons are awesome!

I ran home to read the book...Greg's summer turned out worse than I'd hoped! I particularly loved the scenes with his mom and the book club. Oh my. My students who are reading Kinney's books always have great comments and connections when they write their weekly reading letters to me and I love hearing about their version of "the cheese touch" or how an older brother particularly resembles Rodrick. Invariably they come up with hilarious ideas for the next book.

There's also Kinney's DO IT YOURSELF book, which lets students try their hands at being a cartoonist is fun for those wanting to learn more about drawing, as well as kids interested in recorded the absurdities of their lives. We highly recommend WIMPY KID books for gifts.

Where's the Wimpy Contest come into play, you ask?

I wore my shirt to school today, with the caption bubble blank. The shirt comes with a permanent marker...but I can't just write ANYTHING there...it has to be PERFECT. So I need your help! Here are the rules:

Want to win a copy of Jeff Kinney's DIARY OF A WIMPY KID - DOG DAYS?
Suggest a caption for my shirt...the winning entry gets the book. You may enter up to three captions.
KEEP IT CLEAN, peeps, since kids read my blog!

I am the judge. After all, it's a permanent marker and it's my shirt.

If you are not a livejournal member, be sure to put your name in the comment box!
(If you are a student at my school, use only your first name & last initial, with Stafford Middle School in the comment box.)

The contest will close at midnight on November 15, 2009. The book winner will be announced on the blog and I will contact the winner.
In the event a winner is not chosen, or the winner is unable to be contacted, the remaining names will be thrown into a hat. Or a bucket. Perhaps even that large flower pot out in my garage. Then I will have a random stranger (or my husband who is often random and quite frequently strange) pull one name out of said hat/bucket/flower pot. I will then try to contact THAT person. I will repeat ad nauseum until ONE lucky person finally connects with me and I can mail out the book. If you've already purchased the book, I'd be willing to go out and buy the DO IT YOURSELF book, maybe even a little kid's wimpy shirt, but don't push it. Those are hard to come by, I've heard. So, you'll get a prize and you'll be happy and then you can write something nice when you get it. haha!



( 29 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 31st, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)
Great contest! Here are my son's ideas:

1. Don’t move the cheese!
2. Zoo-Wee Mama!
3. Don’t Vote for Marty!

Oct. 31st, 2009 02:11 pm (UTC)
Nice ones! They pertain to the series and are pithy enough to fit in the voice bubble. Real contenders - good luck to him! (I see he's got his mom's writing ability!)
Oct. 31st, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)

1. I was drawn this way.
2. No, I don't want to see your secret freckle.
3. Where's your caption bubble?

Edited at 2009-10-31 06:46 pm (UTC)
Nov. 1st, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
Thanks for entering! Now...how did you know I have a secret freckle? Ha! Good Luck!
Nov. 3rd, 2009 12:50 am (UTC)
LOL Well Fregley does so I thought it might be a good idea to have a shirt that tells him you're not interested in seeing it. ;-)
Nov. 4th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
1 eggroll
2 timmey
3 go touch the moldy cheese

colin g-sms
Nov. 5th, 2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
Re: contest
Colin - HA!
I think I might have guessed those were yours even if you didn't sign your entry! Good luck!
Nov. 5th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC)
t-shirt contest :)
1-I know the cover says "diary" but trust me, it's not.
2-hey what's up fellow book club participants (or have to be participants)!
Kelsey S.-SMS
Nov. 5th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Re: t-shirt contest :)
Kelsey - Thanks for entering. I think the Mom Book Club is the funniest (and worse thing) ever! haha
Nov. 5th, 2009 12:54 am (UTC)
t-shirt contest :)
(sorry i forgot to but my 3rd one)
3-*word of advice* DO NOT touch the moldy cheese
Kelsey S.-SMS
Nov. 5th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Re: t-shirt contest :)
Always good advice! Even if you aren't a character in the WIMPY KID books!
Nov. 5th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
oh BTW!
BTW this is the coolest projest i think I have done in an engllish class so far!
Nov. 5th, 2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Re: oh BTW!
Thanks, Kelsey! I'm glad you like it! : )
Nov. 5th, 2009 02:26 am (UTC)
t-shirt contest:-)
1) NO, not you... the imaginarry person next to you!
2) Don't touch me! I don't want the cheese touch!
3) I know what your thinking, this shirt is A-MAZ-ING!
This entrey is from Jenna Worley! <3
I know. I have amazing ideas, right?
Nov. 5th, 2009 02:38 am (UTC)
Re: t-shirt contest:-)
sry it went on twice somrthing happened to the computer :-D

p.s.- Jenna Woeley SMS! i forgot sms!

Nov. 5th, 2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Re: t-shirt contest:-)
HAHA! I knew someone with your great sense of humor would come up with some good ones! Good luck!
Nov. 5th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC)
T-shirt contest
1) STOP! Don't touch me there! This is my cheese tough proof square!
2) How about lunch? You know you want to? Creepy huh?
3) Cross you fingers, the cheese touch is going ,around.

Monique Worley (Jenna Worley's mom) SMS
Nov. 5th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
Re: T-shirt contest
Hey "Jenna's Mom":
Thanks for entering! (Jenna said it was just because you were trying to save money on Christmas presents - haha) I told my own kids they were getting a fridge for Christmas, since mine refrigerator died. Then last Thursday I came home & my washer is gone, too. Ah well, they had a good, long, useful life. : )

Good luck with the contest!
Nov. 6th, 2009 07:20 pm (UTC)
wimpy kid
darn dog!

jori L. 7th period
Nov. 6th, 2009 10:06 pm (UTC)
Re: wimpy kid
Thanks for entering...just so you know, you have two more chances and have until 11/15. Good Luck! Don't worry, I deleted you second post, I knew it was you! :)
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:18 am (UTC)
diary of a wimpy kid dog days contest
1.No, I don't really want to see your secret freckle
2.trust me don't touch the moldy cheese
3.Its not a diary its a journal

Nov. 15th, 2009 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: diary of a wimpy kid dog days contest
HA! Good entries Emily W.! Thanks for joining in the contest. I love your third one the best...just what a middle school guy would say!
Nov. 9th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
t-shirt contest !!!!! (:
1. Don't kill the chickens !
2. Read my book or ... or .... i'll make you eat the moldy cheese!
3. You might think living on paper is cool. It's cool but not when the author decides your gonna get beat up.

Rachel Joseph :D .
Nov. 15th, 2009 10:11 pm (UTC)
Re: t-shirt contest !!!!! (:
OMG! HAHA! I hope my mother doesn't read this! She will KILL me if she finds out I told the chicken story! (Oh, not THAT chicken story, mom...some other chicken story that has NOTHING to do with you!) hehe!
Nov. 15th, 2009 09:25 pm (UTC)
wimpy kid shirt contest
ok i haven't read the series (GASP! i know i need to that) but i still wanted to enter this....
"Please, en(mrs.)LIGHTen me"
haha i don't know it was just a stroke of genius i guess(not!)
emilie k. sms (a.k.a. your favorite student :P)
Nov. 15th, 2009 10:13 pm (UTC)
Re: wimpy kid shirt contest
Dear Favorite Student (aka Emilie):
Your entry was quite enLIGHTening and I love your LIGHT touch of humor, which LIGHTens up my blog! HA!
Nov. 19th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Re: wimpy kid shirt contest
What about me? I am not your favorite?
A student in 4th Period English
Nov. 19th, 2009 09:01 pm (UTC)
What to do......
I haven't read the Series yet. I want to leave a comment but i don't know what! Can you tell me a little about the book?
From a student in your 4th per :)
Dec. 11th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
EMILY W.!!!!

It's not a diary, it's a journal!

Thanks to all who entered. I had three entries that I really liked and was willing to put on my t-shirt. I put those names in a hat and Emily was the lucky winner. She will get her prize in three days! YAY! Thanks to all!
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