We got a video introduction from our IBRG friends over in the Western USA and wanted to introduce ourselves, so check out our video explaining what were are up to over here in the very chilly southland.
If you want to see a copy of our Battle Bunny influenced story take a look at …
Little Slim Peeper
Be thankful for great authors and great stories…that we can deface while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
A few weeks ago we were able to get our hands on a new copy of Birthday/Battle Bunny by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett. It is the perfect Guys Read book.
Mr. S, over at TMC Guys Read, and I wanted to do something for our Intercontinental Ballistic Reading Group and thought this would make the perfect book. We would read Birthday/Battle Bunny and then find some second-hand Golden Books to properly deface, Guys Read style. After a little soul-searching we decided that we could not, in good faith, destroy books. We are book lovers after all.
So we came up with the idea of writing and illustrating our own stories and then defacing them. Well we have been working on our story for many meetings now, and though we are not perfectly happy with the illustrations, we wanted cheesy clip art, we believe we are finished.
So here is our tale of Little Slim Peeper for you to deface.
Little Slim Peeper
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As you may know our school is currently running a food drive through the Healthy Living department and many of you are bringing canned food to help local families at Thanksgiving time.
I was thinking about this food drive recently and thought how could we add something to this gift and help make some kids holiday a little richer. Then it hit me…books. Not old second hand books, but brand new scholastic books!
I have some points on my Scholastic account and I am going to be picking out some books, with your help of course, to add to the deliveries our PE department with make at the end of the month.
So if you would like to help in this endeavour you are welcome to make an online order at Scholastic Books and use my classroom order code, GKDV8. I would like to have the order finalized by November 13, so we have ample time to get the books back the the school and off to the PE department.
See you at the next meeting,
Hello Book Lovers,
I just got an email letting me know that our SMS Guys Read T-Shirts are being processed and will be here soon.
The company shared a picture of what it will look like.
Today we tracked back in and I have been sifting through many, many emails I half read or simply ignored from our time away and one such email came from a teacher at a local school who is interested in hearing more about what we do and if we might want to do some partnering with them. I thought, “well this could be a cool little project” and then to my horror I came back to our blog and noticed I had not posted anything since July!!!
It’s not that we haven’t been doing anything, right? I just have failed to put anything up on the blog. Now I know what is going on in the 6th grade is a little clandestine (go look that up) and the 7th and 8th graders are only just starting our Tom Angleberger Roboshoes Epic, but I did want to get something up to let our reading world know we have not fallen off the face of the earth.
Our sixth grade team will meet this Wednesday and Friday during lunch to begin a project in connection with our friends way out west. It is going to be huge!!!
To our Seventh and Eighth graders you will need to wait another week as our meeting for this Wednesday is going to be cancelled. I will be at Quail Ridge Books listening to Lemony Snicket at 7:00. You should all join me, and remember that at our meeting next week you need shoes! Not just the smelly ones on your feet. Bunny Slippers anyone?
More news to come soon.
So it looks like Thursdays is going to be a problem for many of our 7th and 8th grade members. So after a little conversation with my family I think we are going to try to make Wednesdays work.
So our first 7th and 8th Grade meeting with be Wednesday, August 7 from 3:00 to 4:00.
I hope this schedule change will work for everybody. I know Kiva is now set for Tuesdays and News Crew is set for Thursdays.
Let me know if you have an issue, or I will see you next week.