Thursday, July 24, 2008

Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life

Wednesday was our final summer Guys Read Book Club in the Park. We discussed Jeremy Fink and The Meaning of Life by Wendy Mass. I was worried at first that the new third graders would not enjoy the book, but I was wrong. They did, and really enjoyed it. It was fun listening to them talk about life. Innocent eyes refresh old teachers!

I enjoyed Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life. As parents dropped off their boys they commented on how much they enjoyed reading the book. It reminds us what we are supposed to do.

Our next get together is the first week of school, and we will discuss the Homework Machine by Dan Gutman. They are excited to pick our autumn books.

Towards the end we talked about what books we had read this summer and movies. The favorite movie was the spoof Meet the Spartans. Yes, I saw it too. Very Guy. Very Bad!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Loss. There are many boys’ books out there about the death of a pet. I confess I hate them. They make me very sad. It will get worst now because our little Westie, MacLeod, died during the night. He was not the healthiest of dogs, but he was happy. He was diabetic which led to constant cold etc. He died in our arms. We will miss him.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Happy Summer

I’m back. When I started my blog I thought it would be easy to make numerous posts. It is, but it takes discipline to actually keep up with them. Here is a little information about since my last post.

There was money left from the grant, so we went on a field trip to The Bookies to spend it. Each book club member got $25.00 to spend on books. It was fun to watch them pick. They read back of covers, asked questions and narrowed choices. They really wanted to choose the correct books. It was a wonderful afternoon.

My principal asked if I would continue the Guys read Book Club during the summer. A few parents had approached her to see if I would be willing to do it. We meet once a week at the local park. It is great park in the shadow of a historical building. The first book for the summer was Here Be Monsters by Alan Snow. Ethan enjoyed the humor. All year long at least one boy spilled, but once we went outside NO ONE spilled. BOYS!