September 19, 2009

Must read for all middle school students!


I spent time this weekend reading a newly released book called The Brilliant Fall of Ginna Z. The author, Kate Messener, teaches at a middle school and has captured the heart of life as a middle school student.

This will be our next read aloud. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

September 16, 2009

Read the book...watch the video


Happy Birthday, Kaleb !
Characters from Bran Hambric the Farfield Curse by Kaleb Nation
video

September 10, 2009

What Are You Reading?

6th graders have been busy reading everyday @ OMS. The library is checking out books at a record pace. Students are seen reading-even when it is not required-GASP!

I finished the long awaited Bran Hambric The Farfield Curse written by Kaleb Nation. Without giving away any of the magnificent magic in the book, all I can say is, "Hurry up with the sequel!" My review is posted on my Shelfari page below.

Take time and comment. Share what you are reading. I need more adventures...

September 7, 2009

Reading and Gnomes...WARNING!

Students in E2 are reading
Bran Hambric
and the Farfield Curse
whenever they get a chance. One main problem occurs when the gnomes steal the book...can't blame them-the book is amazing!

Hopefully the book will be returned after the long holiday weekend.

September 4, 2009

Gnomes Where are you?

Although gnomes are lurking all over, I would like a statue of one for my classroom.

Not one gnome could be found @ Mall of America...Gnomes R Us, Lego-of my Gnome, Gnome Depot, American Gnome, Bed, Bath & Gnome, ISEA Gnome, Bubba Gump's Gnome Co.---I looked everywhere- not one gnome available...Mall of Magic may be my next stop...


Bran Hambric