Monthly Archives: May 2021

Issue 1

                                                         Glad You’re Here!

Hi!  I’m Jax! Welcome to my treehouse!    
C’mon in and stay awhile. We’ve got a lot                     
fun instore for you.  We have jokes to tell from

Emily Rose, Bubba and Seymour.                           
Fergal the Owl (just one branch over,)                       
will give his book picks that you might want
to check out from your local library or
even buy them on-line.  That way you can
have them to read anytime and you have
them for keeps!  There are puzzles to do
(compliments of Clyde the Moose,) and of
course Bossie’s Barn where she will have
interesting facts about the world around us.
We’ll even get getting articles from
Boris the Bat and other cast members as we
go along.

In the meantime, enjoy our first issue of
                  “From The Tree House”
and we’ll keep you posted on when

                      “Jax’s Tree House” 
virtual show is on-line!

Inside This Issue:
Clyde’s Train of Thought
Cousin Ratos’ Corner
Plucked From the Nest
Bossie’s Barn

Joke Time!

Q:  What is a lighthouse’s favorite instrument?
A:  A Fog Horn!     

Q:  What do you get when you cross a sheep with a porcupine?
A:  An animal that knits its own sweaters!


Clyde’s Train of Thought
Hey everybody, this is Clyde.

Glad to see you here.  I can never
be sure how many people will
read this far but I understand.
When I buy something with
directions for building it, I
usually use that to kneel on.


Here’s today’s puzzle:
Guess what I’m thinking of

 here are the clues:
1. Water in solid form?

2. Lady’s face moisturizer?
3. The day after Saturday?

Find the answers at
Bossie’s Barn 


Hi! I’m Cousin Ratso

and I’m here to help you and your
family to do some fun things together.
So let’s start out with something
that is not only fun to do
but delicious too.


Let’s make some Nestle Toll House
Chocolate Chip Cookies!!!

Preheat oven to 375 (better let your parents
do that for you)

2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (12 oz. Pak.) Nestle toll house semi-sweet chocolate morsels (chips)

Mix the flour, baking soda and salt in a small bowl and set aside.  In a large bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract until creamy.  Gradually beat in flower mixture.  Stir in morsels (chips).  Then drop by rounded
tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on the baking sheets for 2 mins.  Let them cool completely before you eat them.
(I know you’ll want to grab a cookie right away but wait for them to cool off first so you won’t burn yourself.)

And there you have it a fun and delicious time to spend with the family and what a way to learn Math and Science all at the same time!

Plucked From the Nest

Fergal the owl here – I’m happy you
could join me today! Here are some
books that I think you’d like to read.
Check them out at your local library,
or maybe you can buy them wherever
books are sold:


“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”
by Eric Carle
“Chicka Chicka Boom Boom”
by Bill Martin Jr & John Archambault
“Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?”
by Bill Martin Jr
“Caps for Sale” by Esphyr Slobodkina

“Big Brown Bear”
by David McPhail
“I Love School” by Hans Wilhelm
“Biscuit Finds a Friend”
by Alyssa Stain Capucilli
“David Goes to School” by David Shannon
“Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus”
by Mo Willems

1st Grade:
“Make Way for Ducklings”
by Robert McCloskey
“Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No, Good, Very Bad Day” by Judith Viorst
“Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” by Judi Barrett

2nd Grade:
“Junie B Jones”
Series by Barbara Park
“Owl Moon” by Jane Yolen
“Your Name is  a Song” by Jamilah Thompkin-Bigelow
“Khalil & Mr. Hagerty & the Backyard Treasures”
by Tricia Springstubb

3rd Grade:
“Charlotte’s Web”
by E B White
“The Phantom Tollbooth” by Norton Juster
“The Boxcar Children” by Gertrude Chandler Warner


4th Grade:
“Sarah, Plain and Tall”

by Patricia MacLachlain
“The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail”
by Richard Peck
“Real Friends” by Shannon Hale and LeUYEN Pham


Bossie’s Barn

Heloooooooo My Dears!
How ARE You!?
It’s nice you made it back here to visit me!  They would jolly well put me on the last page.

“Are there things that you’re good at, like sports or music?  Be sure to do that as much as you can; you have no idea where it can take you.  Every one of us has different talents and abilities.  It’s up to you to keep doing them – you’ll get better the more you practice.  Practicing isn’t always easy, but you’ll come out ahead if you do.  So don’t give up!”


Answers to Clyde’s Puzzles:
1. Ice
2. Cream
3. Sundae


Capstone Character is a family-friendly group of puppet friends that offer live shows for libraries, schools, and kids groups in the Southeast and Central Wisconsin area.  There are shows for reading, math and science too!  They also have a special Irish show and Halloween reading show.  And then there’s the one and only ‘Toss Your Cookies’ a fun game show that has questions about some of the most well-known and best loved books in children’s literature!  Hope to See You Soon!

Capstone Characters
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fill out the Contact form on this website

This Is Some Kind Of Serious Fun!