We Design Robots

Hello Readers, I know that it has been a really long time since we did anything with The Intercontinental Ballistic Reading Group, so we here at SMS Guys Read wanted to share some of the reading challenges we have been attempting recently. We continue to talk about Frank Einstein and the Antimatter Motor by Jon…

Phantom Tollbooth Crazy Spelling Bee Finals

Hello Readers, Yesterday at our SMS Guys Read lunch meeting we completed our Crazy Spelling Bee inspired by the Spelling Bee in Norman Juster’s novel The Phantom Tollbooth. The finals ended with a collection of great words pulled from Tom Angleberger’s short story entitled Rise of the Roboshoes™ from the Guys Read: Other Worlds anthology.…

A Post From the World of Track Out

Hello Readers, We are currently in week two of our three-week Spring track out, SMS Guys Read will begin in earnest again the week of April 21, and I just sat down to tackle a track out assignment I had given myself…. Read The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster. At our last few meetings before…

SMS Guys Read Storytime

Hello Readers, Recently in our IBRG collaboration with TMC Guys Read we started writing stories inspired by Jon Scieszka and Mac Barnett‘s great Battle Bunny.  Our version was called Little Slim Peeper. Little Slim Peeper As we wait to hear from our friends out west we started ‘defacing/improving’ our own story.  The following are a few…

More Rube Goldberg Madness

Hello Readers, Our recent Intercontinental Ballistic Reading Group partnership with TMCE Guys Read has been on a winter break hiatus, but we finally got our small Rube Goldberg machine to work-ish. Take a look at the Chaos that ensues when eight to ten sixth graders are given the task  to pull Guys Read: The Sports…