Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Busily Fibbing

Busy times here for your GottaBook correspondent, so I will be a little brief tonight.

Fibs continue working their way through the Web... and off the web, too! Down in the post The Fib you'll find comments from Roachie and Chippy -- two students who wrote Fibs in an English class assignment. And then in yesterday's Fib post, a 6th grader put in her Fib (with words instead of syllables) done in English class. A few homeschoolers have told me they're using Fibbery, and I've gotten comments from MATH teachers, too. I love hearing these examples, I must say.

AND from the in-the-works-prior-to-Fibbery category:

mom ready has my book talk recommendations up for the month of April -- my first column. It's a great site for parents, not just moms, and my column is meant just to highlight some of the books I've had fun reading on my own or to/with kids, many of them encountered during my ongoing stint as a volunteer librarian. Check it all out.

Still too much to do tonight, so I gotta book. If you're looking for Fibbery, scroll lower in the blog or look to the right and click on the links under the heading The Fibs. And as always, feel free to Fib in the comments here or anywhere on the blog.

Fib on!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tom
Cruise
Baby!
What Big News!
You don't believe me?
It's top story on AOL. :-)

Does the emoticon count as syllables? I say not, but I don't make the rules.

jennifer aka literaticat said...

hey,
don't
forget
to tell them:
syndicated feed
is up to add on livejournal.

lj user="gotta_book"

http://syndicated.livejournal.com/gotta_book/

Jake said...
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Jake said...

"I
Do,"
They said.
Thus, were wed.
Soon after to bed.
Anxious, the reception they fled.

Anonymous said...

Animal Companion

Dog
Cat
Hamster
Iguana
All fine choices but
Pet rocks need much less maintenance


Back to School

Read
Write
Cipher
The basics
But no time for that
Too busy building self-esteem


Biology Lesson

Boing
Boing
High bounce
Hop, skip, jump
Joey kangaroo
Imprinting on a basketball


Color My World

Bush
Gore
The year
2000
Red states and blue states
Now it’s only black and blue states


Do You Hear What I Hear?

Toot!
Beep!
Honk! Honk!
Traffic jam?
Good guess, but you’re wrong
It’s just Grandpa blowing his nose


Mama Knows Best

Grab
Eat
Listen
Yep – crunchy
Mama always said,
“Peel your shrimp before you eat them!”


Not Up to Par

Fore!
Whoops!
Oh, no –
Not again
I’m such a hacker
There goes yet another windshield


Scooby Doo Synopsis

Yikes!
Zoinks!
A ghost!
Or is it?
Thanks to Scooby Snacks
And a Rube Goldberg booby trap
The gang solves the mystery and captures the villain
Who fumes, “I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren’t for you meddling kids!”


Under the Big Top

Clowns
Freaks
Sideshows
Animals
A three-ring circus
That also describes government


Weekly World News Update

Boy?
Girl?
Which one?
I don’t know
The sonogram gave
Inconclusive information
It’s either Bigfoot or Bat Boy’s two-headed love child


XYZ

Hey!
You!
Yeah, you!
Check it out
Your fly is open
Tee hee hee hee hee hee hee hee

Jake said...

Dead Languages

Greek
and
Latin
are both dead.
Only geeks know them.
Sadly, I am fluent in both.

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

GottaBook noted:

"Fibs continue working their way through the Web... and off the web"

Congratulations on originating a new meme. Via Motoko Rich, the Fibs reached my blog.

Jeffery Hodges

* * *

Gregory K. said...

Thanks, Jeffrey. Related to that, here was the Fib of mine that I read on the BBC

Memes.
Blogs.
Podcasts.
The new world.
Everyone can play.
Jump in -- the revolution's fine.

Don Tate II said...

I didn't realize meme was one syllable. Dufus I am, I've been pronouncing it me-me.

Gregory K. said...

One of the great things about the Fibs is that is often provokes great uproar about syllables. Is meow pronounced "mee-ow" or "myow" as one syllable?

I refuse to get involved in such deep philosophical arguments :-)

Hooah said...

Sprint
Run
Pushups
Army Workout
Late Night, Want To Puke
Why Do We Do This So Early
Turning Those Weaklings Into Soldiers, Big and Burly

Anonymous said...

lets
go
outside
and party
its a lovely day
and im sick of sucky schoolwork

Hooah said...

One
Hour
Photo
Taking Long
I Want Them Right Now
It Has Been Almost Ten Minutes
I Need Instant Gratification, Like Photoshop

Anonymous said...

Gone
Far
Away
Missing you
Six thousand miles away
Without you here things seem so empty

Anonymous said...

Gone
Far
Away
Missing you
Six thousand miles away
Without you here things seem so empty