10.14 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #CountingBy7s

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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51P+NH7nQyL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_I started reading this aloud to my girls over the summer… and we stalled. I was out of town a few times, and they really like to read their own books. Or read to me.

Even though this fell by the wayside, I was determined to pick it back up especially after: A. Hearing such positive reviews about it from my Nerdy Book Club Twitter pals and B. my daughter finished it independently and told me I must finish it because it was SO good.

So I did, and I’m so glad.

Willow is a truly unique character. They say that one person can’t be more unique than another, but I would have to disagree in this case. Willow is U.N.I.Q.U.E. Fascinated by others’ illnesses—especially skin conditions; an extreme horticulturist; adopted; a near-photographic memory; quick language adaption skills… What can’t she do?… Except act “normal”?

I hope you  take the chance to read about Willow and the other cast of characters—Mai, Quang-ha, Dell Duke, Pattie, and Jairo—who get mashed together in this sweet adventure.

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:

[this will be updated at the end of the day]

Period 1&2

14 books


Period 5&6

15 Books


Period 9&10

3 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.

Before checking out this weeks reading, a couple other items:
We wanted to try to use some reclaimed water for our gallon jugs for the upcoming water walk. Check this link for pictures of what happened. Thanks, Mr. Schleicher!
Parents, have you started following my Facebook page yet? Get there and LIKE it!
Have you seen the trailer for the new movie The Good Lie? It is a perfect tie-in to our read aloud A Long Walk to Water. It is coming to our area soon, and my wife scored some free advance screening tickets for tonight. Very excited to see this movie about young men like Salva—men who are know as the Lost Boys of Sudan.
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[Due Feb 24, 2015]

David Etkin

12 thoughts on “10.14 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #CountingBy7s

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  3. I am reading a book used as a text book in a sociology course my husband is taking. It’s interesting. It explores gender roles and masculinity

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