Category Archives: Summary

2012 in review


The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 33,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 8 Film Festivals

Click here to see the complete report.


2010 in Review


The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 2,100 times in 2010. That’s about 5 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 22 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 103 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 18mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 4th with 158 views. The most popular post that day was Letters and Comments to Mr. Holmes.

Where did they come from?

Some visitors came searching, mostly for mary ingalls, haiku, haiku examples, rankin writing.wordpress/haiku, and rankinwritingblog.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Letters and Comments to Mr. Holmes October 2010
61 comments and 1 Like on,


What Is Traditional Haiku? September 2010


Resources for “Boss of the Plains” November 2010


Our First Haiku Exhibit! September 2010


Resources for “A Very Important Day” December 2010

Reviewing Theme 1 ~ Journeys


This week we have reviewed all four Houghton Mifflin reading selections from Theme 1:  Akiak, Grandfather’s Journey, Finding the Titanic, and By the Shores of Silver Lake. We have also reviewed the writing genres that we learned with these reading selections:  Summary, Poetry,  Persuasive Writing, and Descriptive Writing.

Our final writing assessment for Theme 1 was to write at least one paragraph, using a writing genre and a reading selection from Theme 1.

Here are just a few samples of our written work.