Happy Mouse Kingdom Attractions

Hello Readers,

Recently here at SMS Guys Read we have been enjoying Adam Rex’s great story, The True Meaning of Smekday.  Most of us have finished the story long ago, but because of the crazy southern snow season we have not been able to finish all of our reading challenges.

So here, on the week of the opening of the movie Home (based on Smekday), we offer up our first explanation of one of the attractions at Happy Mouse Kingdom.

Enjoy Frogworth’s Hopping Pad

Tune in soon as other members explain Abraham Superlincoln’s Time Machine and Galaxander’s Lunar Lander.  You might even want to check out our sister site, The Inklings, soon to hear about Toontopia, Big Rock Candy Mountain, the Snow Queen’s Castle and of course Mister Schwa’s Grammazing Vocabularcoaster!

and if you want a giggle check the blooper video…

Read on,

Mr. H

The Prankster’s Oath

Hello Readers (pranksters), Yesterday we here at SMS Guys Read made it official, we are now sworn members of the International Order of Disorder. Take a quick look at our swearing in ceremony. Check back in soon as we take our oath to the people and prove that the world looks better turned upside down.

Read on,

Mr. H

My Origami Yoda Cover Theory

Hello Readers,

You might have noticed that the newest version of The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger has gone through some cosmetic changes of late.

I was excited to get a copy of this newest version of the story as I helped with the discussion questions and activities that are now in the back of the book!

I also came up with a theory for the cover art change.  Take a look at my video and tell me what you think.

Strange Theory or am I on to something?

Let me know in the comments

and

Read on,

Mr. H

ps. Here is a close up of my tie for the day

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What Kind of Kid are You?

Hello Readers,

Welcome back to the land of the Intercontinental Ballistic Reading Group!  We are glad to be back up and running with such a funny new book as our muse.

Today in our meeting we started talking about the opening chapters of The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John.  We focused in on two things, first the town the story is set in is called Yawnee Valley and they are a little obsessed with cows, and it seems a little boring.  We will be using this facts in coming Reading Challenges.  Second Miles talks about being the new kid in school and how that gives you the power to be any kid you want.  You can put on a fake accent and be foreign exchange student kid, or kid who sharpens his pencil 15 times a class period kid, or soap carving kid?

So we here at SMS Guys Read decided to find out who we were.  Check out our video and let us know what kind of kid you are?

Sorry about the speed of the crawling words at the end, it seems to be more of quick jog, I’m still working on this whole movie editing thing.

Anyway, what kind of kid are you?  Feel free to hit that comment button and share who you are or who you wish you could be.

Read on,

Mr. H

We Read… The Terrible Two

Hello Readers,

The 6th Grade Chapter of SMS Guys Read has just completed our reading of Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor and are ready for our next reading challenge.

Our friends over at TMC Guys Read are interested in getting our cross country reading club up and running again and they suggested we read The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John.

It sounded like a great idea to us, so we need to get going on our next read.  If you would like to order a copy from the Scholastic site we will be making that order on Wednesday March 11.  Families can order online using the GKDV8 code or bring $5 to Mr. H by March 11.  Students are also welcome to find the book at other retailers or the library if they want.

This is a book about school pranksters, so I am a little nervous about where this story takes us, but I’m sure SMS Guys Read lads would never do anything out of line, right?  ….RIGHT?

Let me know if you have any questions.

Read on,

Mr. H

Watson’s Universal-Strength Peanut Butter Bubble Gum

Hello Readers,

Well, yesterday we had a pretty epic SMS Guys Read 6th Grade chapter meeting.  After finishing the book Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor we decided that a perfect ending Reading Challenge would be to attempt to create Watson’s Universal-Strength Peanut Butter Bubble Gum!

So we did just that and the results were pretty outstanding.

Take a look at our introduction…

SMS Guys Read presents the making of Peanut Butter Bubble Gum…

and the Peanut Butter Bubble Gum Experience…

We had an excellent time with Frank Einstein and can’t wait until the next episode is published.

Next up for SMS Guys Read is Tombquest Book 1: Book of the Dead by Michael Northrop.

Check back in soon as we get all Ancient Egyptian in here.

Read on,

Mr. H

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Eight Snow Days!!!

Hello Readers,

I’m sure you are completely with me when I say, No More Snow Days, right?

So this is what happens at our house on the eighth snow day…. Snow Jabba the Hut freezes Mr. H in Carbonite.

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With all of the lost school we will again have a combined 7th/8th Grade Guys Read and Inklings meeting this Thursday which will be March 5th.  At this point we have to finish talking about The True Meaning of Smekday, the movie version comes out in less than a month!  You should see some of the things Adam Rex is posting on his Twitter page… So many weird Boov marketing plus out there.  You can see Boovs on airplanes, and Boov Chicken nuggets?

So enjoy the weekend and we will see you back in school on Monday and see you at our next meeting this Thursday.  Why not do some Smekday/Home searching and see what you can find?

Read On,

Mr. H

More snow adventures from Mr. H’s house…

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