10.5 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? #IMWAYR #TheWorstClassTripEver #SunnySideUp

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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In this hilarious novel, written in the voice of eighth-grader Wyatt Palmer, Dave Barry takes us on a class trip to Washington, DC. Wyatt, his best friend, Matt, and a few kids from Culver Middle School find themselves in a heap of trouble—not just with their teachers, who have long lost patience with them—but from several mysterious men they first meet on their flight to the nation’s capital. In a fast-paced adventure with the monuments as a backdrop, the kids try to stay out of danger and out of the doghouse while trying to save the president from attack—or maybe not.

I wasn’t expecting this to be a thriller spy espionage-type book, but that’s exactly what it was. It was mixed with a lot of humor, which is what I WAS expecting. If you like books where kids try to save the day—and the POTUS—then read this.

Now in stores!

From SLJ:

Gr 4-6–The Holm siblings, of “Babymouse” and “Squish” (both Random) fame, and colorist Pien, of American Born Chinesefame (First Second, 2008), have created a must-have graphic novel based on true events from the Holms’ childhood. The year is 1976, and Sunny Lewin will be spending the summer with her grandfather in Florida. Artistic details in the panels, such as the style of the clothes and the cars, give readers a good sense of the time period. Sunny arrives in Florida feeling hopeful that it will be an exciting summer, but her enthusiasm quickly fades when she realizes that she has to sleep on a squeaky sofa bed and her grandfather is too busy dragging her on boring errands to take her to Disney World. Sunny’s days start to look up when she befriends a boy from the neighborhood; together, they read superhero comic books and find lost golf balls and missing cats for reward money. Overshadowing Sunny’s summertime adventures are events from the past year that have led to her last-minute Florida trip. She loves her older brother, but when he takes drugs, he makes poor choices and unintentionally hurts her. Sunny feels confused and responsible for her brother’s erratic behavior. This title sensitively portrays how drug abuse affects loved ones through visual imagery and realistic dialogue. VERDICT A humorous yet emotional story with a memorable protagonist and detailed full-color art that make this a perfect choice for fans of Raina Telgemeier.–Marissa Lieberman, East Orange Public Library, NJ

What did I think? This says it all. (Notice that abbreviations are acceptable in Twitter—there are only 140 characters/spaces permitted. Sometime we have to get creative.):Screen Shot 2015-10-04 at 11.05.25 PM

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 How many books did students in each class read last week?
What are they reading now?
Check it out:
Today we are going to try using an app called Padlet to post BOOKselfies. Click the links below at 10:00ish and 12:30 respectively. Hopefully this works.
BTW—guests are invited to post a BOOKselfie too. I’ve added mine to the Padlets.
Period 1&2 
14 books read
Period 5&6
21 books read
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For every parent who leaves a comment on TODAY’S POST with what YOU’RE reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…

Library pickup on Friday:
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David Etkin

5 thoughts on “10.5 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? #IMWAYR #TheWorstClassTripEver #SunnySideUp

  1. Pingback: 10.13 It’s Monday! What are you Reading? #IMWAYR #Crenshaw | {Eat the Book}

  2. I’m reading Dark Places by Gillian Flynn. Not for Middle Schoolers but a really good mystery for the older crowd!

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