QwikPick Papers Reading Challenge

Hello Readers,

Yesterday at our7th/8th Grade  Guys Read meeting we had to face the facts that our field trip idea to visit a local water treatment center might fall through.  The Raleigh centers are keen to give field trips, just during school hours only. :(  The Apex water treatment center’s website claims tours, but I have not been able to get up with anyone to find out more details. :( :(

SO… in the mean time we bring the water treatment into school with a somewhat disgusting video game dealing with The QwikPick Papers book One.  Take a look at our video and enjoy the background music, we know Mr. Angleberger would!

Can you beat 41,000 in the time Molly Hatchet can play Flirtin’ With Disaster?

Read on,

Mr. H

Qwikpick Papers Book Two Cover Challenge

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Hello Readers, We recently discovered that the QwikPick Papers series has revealed a title and possible cover.  We decided that it would be a good reading challenge to create our own covers for The Rat With the Human Face. I hope we can get some of our ideas uploaded soon.  Check back, the lads have some great work going with some crazy apps.

Read on, Mr. H

Dancing Goo

Hello Readers,

So on Monday we tried one more science experiment from our book called Exploding Science.  We decided on Dancing Goo.  The basic idea is to make some goo, and then put it in a container, and then put that container on a set of speakers, and record what the goo did as you play different types of music.  You will see our notes on the whiteboard behind me at the end of the video.

We found an interesting problem when we tried to build our video.  Check out the middle section to see our problem.

So be careful how you use music online.

We hope you can do something with a Rube Goldberg machine.  Ask Mr. S when we might be able to Skype.  We are out for winter break on December 19.

Read on,

Mr. H

The Virginia Creeper

Happy Halloween Readers,

The 7th/8th Grade Chapter of SMS Guys Read has finished a ghost story just in time for your spooky Halloween night.

Come check out The Virginia Creeper.

Have a happy and safe Halloween and watch out for mile marker 22!

Read on,

Mr. H

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Stabby Balloons

Hello Readers,

Our IBRG is now a fully functioning reading group and the videos are starting to happen.  We did some sort of boring Underwater Explosions and then watched our friends over at TMC Guys Read do some great things with Skewered Balloons.

We were excited to watch their videos and inspired to try it ourselves, remember imitation is the highest form of flattery.

So enjoy SMS Guys Read and the Stabby Balloons…

We will be back soon with another Frank Einstein inspired science adventure.

Read on,

Mr. H

Frank Einstein and an Underwater Explosion

Hello Readers, This is our last week before our first track out of the 2014-2015 school year and we wanted to go out with a bang! We ordered a big box from Scholastic and now many of us are in the possession of the new Jon Scieszka story, Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor.  We also now have many sets of Exploding Science and are ready to use them. Take a look at our first video as we take a break and hand it over to the guys over at TMC Guys Read… So check back with us in a few weeks and see what other kids of science and trouble we can get into.  While you are waiting for our break head over to TMC Guys Read and see what they get up to.

Read on, Mr. H

We Plant Our Socks

Hello Readers,

At our last meeting we decided to plant our filth and present our growth to our school gardening club.

Take a look at the video and be very happy that Smell-O-Vison is not readily available yet!

It was so gross and a near perfect end for our time with By the Grace of Todd by Louise Galveston.

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Check back soon to see what other gross adventures we get up to as we begin our second read of the year… The Qwikpick Adventure Society or The Qwikpick Papers or The Poop Fountain by Tom Angleberger!

Read on,

Mr. H