Skip to main content

IMWAYR

Be sure and visit Jen & Kellee's blog at www.teachmentortexts.com 
for links to other blogs of who's reading what!

This past week I read:


Yes, I FINALLY finished the Scott Pilgrim series.  Book 6 was definitely the best of them all.  I'd love to find another similar graphic series because this one has been full of surprises.  The Mark of Athena did not disappoint until that cliffhanger ending!  *shakes fist at Rick Riordan*  Now I have to wait until next October 2013 for more of this series.  I read Jersey Angel in one sitting.  After hearing Beth Ann Bauman talk about this book, I knew I wanted to read it.  I'm still debating including it in my library,  but leaning towards yes.  Definitely for high school students...

This week I'm reading:

I'm enjoying Reached but know I will be sad to finish because I love these characters and this world created by Ally Condie.

Hattie Ever After is wonderful!  So nice to hear Hattie's voice in my head again and discover what's next for this adventuresome young lady.  


Comments

  1. I read the first two Scott Pilgrim books months and months ago and have been waiting for the others to show up in our used section ever since. Someday, I too hope to finish...

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hmm, if Jersey Angel can be read quickly I might just push it up in my list. I haven't logged NEARLY as many picture books into Goodreads as anticipated (my kids always want to read the same ones over and over, lol), so I'm behind on my goal!
    I'm loving Reached so far. Speaking of...off to read!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ah! I just saw Reached at a store the other day....I've only read Matched so far but I SO WANT to read the other books...I'll have to started friending teenagers...so their parents can buy the book and then I can borrow it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sarah, I was even combing paperbackswap.com looking for Scott Pilgrim books!

    Jenn, Jersey Angel was a super quick read for me. I'm still deciding what I think about it which is interesting...

    Ellen, try the library! :) There's even self-checkout for when you're reading YA books.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Jersey Angel looks good as do the ones you are currently reading this week. How in the world did you capture the goodreads screen? That's such a cool way to do this kind of post. :)

    Shannon
    http://www.irunreadteach.wordpress.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks Shannon! I just use the screen snip tool to show the portion of GoodReads each week. I first started it on my phone but now use it on the computer too. :)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Totoro #PostItNoteArt

Our post-it note art for the fourth 9 weeks this school year is from the movie My Neighbor Totoro.  It seemed to be a bigger undertaking than usual.  I think the main reason for this was because we had to alter the patterns quite a bit to fit our windows.  This always presents a challenge to keep the scale the same and make sure the finished art is still recognizable.  Connolly does a great job with this and usually eyeballs the changes.  I, on the other hand, prefer to be able to follow the pattern row by row.

Time wise, the three forest spirits were created in about six total hours.

Finished windows:


Daughter finished the #Totoro #PostitNoteArt on our library windows. Like every one we've created, it's now my favorite. 💙 (Top: view from hallway; bottom: view inside library) #myneighbortotoro #myfriendtotoro #TotoroSocietyART #TotoroisHere #RMHSLibrary @postit
A photo posted by Sherry Gick (@sngick) on Apr 21, 2016 at 1:14pm PDT
A few videos of the process:  (It's always…

Review: Attachments

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I'm not sure why I waited to read this book. I had heard others mention they loved ALL of Rainbow Rowell's books, even her "adult" one, Attachments. (Side note: Why does mentioning it's an adult book sound so dirty?! It's not at all. It's just not a YA book. It's actually cleaner than many of the YA books I've read...) Anyway, I requested this title from my library and was pleased to pick it up a few days ago. I immediately began reading it. It was a breath of fresh air for me. Perhaps because the characters WERE adults, and not angst-ridden teens or supernatural beings, or any of the other stereotypes it seems like I've been reading too much of lately...

Rainbow Rowell has a way of writing characters that you wish you knew in real life. They're interesting, sincere, and realistic. I especially enjoyed the format of this book with the many emails between Jennifer and Beth. Lin…

1-2-3 Wonder

Collaborating is one of the aspects of teaching that I most enjoy.  As a school librarian, I have the unique opportunity to collaborate, teach, and work with many different teachers and students in my school building, grades K-12.  This school year, one of my professional goals is to collaborate outside of my school and even outside of Indiana. 

When David Etkin mentioned on Twitter that he had an idea for a Wonder extension lesson, I immediately said "I'm in!"  We talked it out a bit and decided to recruit a few more people to the collaborating party from the #WONDERschools initiative.  Davidforced  persuaded Reilly into participating in this project with her 5th grade students.  

We worked together in Google Docs on the lesson idea, questions, and discussed how to best implement this in our classrooms.   Then we decided how to combine and showcase what was done in each of our classes. The cool part of this collaboration was that we used several methods of communication: …