1.12 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #PayItForward #Ghostlight

Guess what today is!

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{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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What did I do on my snow day on Friday? FINISHED MY BOOK!

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The internationally bestselling book that inspired the Pay It Forward movement is now available in a middle grade edition.

Pay It Forward is a moving, uplifting novel about Trevor McKinney, a twelve-year-old boy in a small California town who accepts his teacher’s challenge to earn extra credit by coming up with a plan to change the world. Trevor’s idea is simple: do a good deed for three people, and instead of asking them to return the favor, ask them to “pay it forward” to three others who need help. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading across the world, and in this “quiet, steady masterpiece with an incandescent ending” (Kirkus Reviews), Trevor’s actions change his community forever.

Though it doesn’t follow the book exactly, there IS a movie based on it.

Check back for students’ BookSelfies, due on Wednesday.

Period 1&2

9 Books

http://padlet.com/mretkinshms/12bookselfies

Period 5&6

16 Books

http://padlet.com/mretkinshms/56bookselfies

Period 9&10

16 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 last week to check for parent comments.

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I downloaded an upcoming ARC that I’m getting into. I don’t often read “ghosty” books, but I’m paying attention to my 2015 reading goals and chose this one.
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Thanks,
David Etkin
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