9.22 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #14thgoldfish

Guess what today is!


{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

& the titles we are currently reading.}

This meme is originated by Jen and Kellee at TeachMentorTexts. Thanks!

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Do you think finding the fountain of youth would be a good thing? If you could, would you want to be young forever? These are deep questions that we—and the main character Ellie—are challenged with in this cool new book. It was quirky and fun—just my style. I enjoyed Ellie’s awakening to looking at the world around her scientifically.

From Random House:


Believe in the possible . . . with this brilliantly quirky, thought-provoking novel from New York Timesbestseller, three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm

Galileo. Newton. Salk. Oppenheimer.
Science can change the world . . . but can it go too far?

Eleven-year-old Ellie has never liked change. She misses fifth grade. She misses her old best friend. She even misses her dearly departed goldfish. Then one day a strange boy shows up. He’s bossy. He’s cranky. And weirdly enough . . . he looks a lot like Ellie’s grandfather, a scientist who’s always been slightly obsessed with immortality. Could this pimply boy really be Grandpa Melvin? Has he finally found the secret to eternal youth?

With a lighthearted touch and plenty of humor, Jennifer Holm celebrates the wonder of science and explores fascinating questions about life and death, family and friendship, immortality . . . and possibility.

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I also roared and growled my way through a stack of Bob Shea’s books. If I had a young son, no doubt he’d love these.

How many books have my students read? What are they reading?

Check out the reading totals and the handy SpinCam!

Click on each picture to see a 360º view of students and their books:

Period 1&2

14 books


Period 5&6

24 books


Period 9&10

19 books

Parents are invited to participate in our journey as well. 

For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what you’re reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

Let’s have a look back to check for parent comments.

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Tom Angleberger recommended


David Etkin

5 thoughts on “9.22 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #14thgoldfish

  1. Pingback: 9.29 It’s Monday! What are you reading? | {Eat the Book}

  2. Did you see that there is a movie coming out “Alexander and Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”?
    I loved the book. Right now I’m reading “How To Think Like a Freak.”
    This is the third in a series.

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