3.25 It’s Monday! What are you reading? #CapturetheFlag #ForestHasaSong

A new week, a new batch of books–both books finished and being read. Today is…

Ring-the-Bell Monday & It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

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{Sharing what books we’ve read in the past week & the titles we are currently reading.}


{This was a fun read–a great mystery about THE stolen flag. By “THE” I mean the original flag about which Francis Scott Key wrote the words to our national anthem. You know… “Whose broad stripes and bright stars, through the perilous fight…” That one. What would YOU do if it was stolen and you believed it was in the same airport with you? Somewhere. Waiting for rescue. Hopefully you wouldn’t do what Anna, José, and Henry do. It’s just too dangerous…}
[Check back throughout the day for updates of my students’ reading.]
Since last Monday, my A Class has read:
19 books
My B Class has read:
17 books
My C Class has read:
11 books
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{a sequel!}

A fast-paced mystery from the author of CAPTURE THE FLAG!

José, Anna, and Henry are junior members of the secret Silver Jaguar Society, sworn to protect the world’s most important artifacts. When they discover that the society’s treasured Jaguar Cup has been replaced with a counterfeit, the trio and their families rush to the rain forests of Costa Rica in search of the real chalice. But when the trail runs dry, new mysteries emerge: Who can they trust? Is there a traitor in their midst? With danger at every turn, it will take more than they realize for José and his friends to recover the cup before it falls into the wrong hands.

Last night (Tuesday night) I went to a book birthday for a new poetry book by a local author, Amy Ludwig Vanderwater.
It was great to see SO MANY people come out to support her—including colleagues and our Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum Development, Mr. Leaven. Check out this great signature in one of the books I purchased:
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And a little photo op:
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Visit Amy LV’s site, Poem Farm. Good stuff. And she’ll read some poems to you as well.

Before you see what the students are reading… what are you reading? Please leave a comment and let us know—and show the students that reading isn’t just a “school” thing.

(For every parent who leaves a comment with what you’re reading, I’ll give your child a BUSTED ticket…)

[Check back at the end of the day to see the cool spinning pictures of what my students are reading.]

Click the picture below for A Class SpinCam
Click the picture below for B Class SpinCam
Click the picture below for C Class SpinCam


[If anyone else is using SpinCam to show what your students are reading, I’d love to know about it and link to my Friday post. Thanks.]
David Etkin