Mock Newbery 2014 Club Summer #1 Meeting

Mock Newbery 2014 Club Summer #1 Meeting

Friday, April 26, 2013

Novels in Verse, Spin Cams, Screen Free Week

On Wednesday, I participated in a Twitter book club called #SharpSchu Book Club. We read Love That Dog by Sharon Creech and May B. by Caroline Starr Rose.  I had read both of them before, but I reread them for this book club AND because some of you are reading it!  Here is Mr. Schu's blog post about it. You'll see snippets of the Twitter conversation, and then information about the books and authors.  Just click on the link to see it - there are great videos there, too!

Here are some pics and Spin Cams of the Newbery books you read:

More later of your novels in verse. :-)
NOW, big news!  Next week, April 29th - May 6th, it is Screen-Free Week!!!  This falls perfectly for us because it's also O.A.A. testing week, so what better week to turn off electronics, t.v.s, and all other technology, and play, read, and daydream!!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Book Club at the Cincinnati Zoo

    The One and Only Ivan

What a great day we had at the zoo, right?!  Here are some pictures taken at the entrance while we waited on everyone to gather:

Elephant Encounter:


Feeding the giraffes:

The baby!  Wasn't she cute!

The Gorilla Encounter:

Me-balls anyone?

This reminds me of when Julia and Ivan press their hands together on the glass of his cage - one of my favorite moments in the book.

Doesn't he look like Ivan?

Gladys, the baby gorilla at the zoo, isn't able to be shown to the public yet, but here is an adorable picture of her:

We took group pictures of the people who were left - unfortunately we didn't get everyone since some people had to leave early.

On my way out, a peacock graced me with a goodbye show in the tulips that was spectacular!

What a wonderful day!  How lucky am I that I get to spend the next two years with you!!??

Adam's zoo animals:
He inspired me to buy my own to remind me of a fantastic day!

Thank you, Ivan, Stella, Ruby, Julia, and Bob for inspiring us to be kind and devoted friends!
Tell me what YOU thought of the day!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Road Trip Mascot

One of my favorite bloggers is a librarian, Mr. Schu.  Every year he goes on a road trip with his friend, Donna, and takes along a book mascot.  Last year he took Ivan!

Click link to watch the video of the road trip.

Go to his blog and help him out by voting for your favorite.  If you need to see a book with any of the characters in it, let me know.  You'll know a few since I've shared them in class!
Let me know who you voted for!