Friday, September 18, 2009

First Chapters Assigned!


All right, Bookies and Participating Staff Members...
We met today, and the group decided to read to page 62 by Wednesday, 9/23. We had said by Friday, but to particpate in the blog, you will need to be ready to go! The overall goal is to finish The Book Thief by Thanksgiving break so that we can crank into another novel over the holidays. Woohoo holidays! :)
By Wednesday next week, I will post some discussion questions over what we have read, and we'll see what everyone has to say. We will then meet on Fridays during 8th grade lunch to process the blogged conversation, and then I will post "minutes" from that meeting--including our next chapters assigned-- on the blog for all. This will be the way the weeks will progress until the book is complete. Concerns? Questions? Let me know. Until then, happy weekend. Woohoo weekends!
We missed you, Joel! Hope you feel better soon.
:)
Mrs. P

15 comments:

Roshon said...

I waste half my life on the computer anyways, so I'm fine with it being held on the blog as well. :) I will get started on this book, but I'm in the middle of Catching Fire, so I probably won't start until after that...

Analie

JAD said...

hi guys!!! sorry i wasnt there today i was still sick. But yeah i am alright with the computer thing. i check the blog about two times a day. and ill be able to read to what ever page we have to read to.

i heard from garrison that you guys said i read slow!!!!Just Kidding!

thanks ms.P!!!8)See you guys on monday!

Roshon said...

Hey Joel! I hope you're feeling better! ^ ^

What?! (Garrison, you were supposed to keep that a secret!) Now, don't worry, Rachael defended you. ;)

Analie

Garrison said...

Hi ppl before i started the book i felt like checking the blog and not much is new i can see! Oh and i probadly shouldn't have told joel that we all called him a slow reader but oh well i guess sometimes the truth hurts lol! jk

Roshon said...

Yup, I'm just about to start as well...I just finished reading Catching Fire...and I can't wait until the next one comes out! (Don't worry, I'm not giving away anything by saying that, the back cover mentions a triology). I think I'll have to reread the last two chapters or so...admist everything I think I started to loose track inbetween all my speculations about the end..

So anyways, I'll get started on Book Theif...

Analie

JAD said...

Thank you rachel. you rock!!!! and the rest of you. im not going to say anything. see you monday! (and ive read about 10 books since the begging of school)

Roshon said...

(RachAel, Joel XD)

Oh good, you'll be back Monday? You didn't miss much in math...we get our Math's Mates books, which apparently are known for falling apart, haha.

So are we still watching Inkheart? It sounded liek you were saying yes on Friday, but I want to make sure...^^

Analie

Rachael said...

Aww...Analie knows how to spell my name! Yay! I feel so loved!
Yeah, I started reading the Book Thief, and so far, it's slow going for me. All the breaks keep me pausing to think...and that takes extra time...yeah. Then again I was reading it after the Youth Garage Sale and Lock in and only getting 3 hours of sleep...maybe I'll do a little rereading.

I PROMISE I will try to be on the blog more than normal. It just slips my mind for some stupid reason. So, yeah.
-Rachael

Roshon said...

I have a friend who's name is spelled with an 'a' as well. :)

I still haven't started...but I will..maybe tonight...

Analie

JAD said...

hey guys!!!(sorry Racheal about the name i was in a hurry) well i havent started the book thief just yet, with being sick and having 30 pounds of homework. Sorry. But i will this week, actually i may tommorrow mornig or tonight! Goodnight guys!

Mrs. P said...

For the record, everyone, I explained to Joel that I thought HE had said to ME last year that he was a slow reader; it was around the time that he joined the book club when we were already into Inkheart and he was trying to catch up. He doesn't recall that, however, so maybe it was someone else who said that. Or maybe I made it up! Either way, I never intended it as an insult-- my husband is the slowest reader I know, yet I still married him. :)

Rae said...

Awww....how sweet.
Anyway, I'm making progress. I understand it a little more, so I think I'll continue to read. I know Nathan accidently read ahead a little...I think only to 68 though. Not too bad.

I'm off to read!
-RachAEl

JAD said...

Now thats what i call love! jk. But i dont really rember saying that, i remember saying that i was and ok reader at the time and that i was bussy, because i haven't read in a while. But now i think i am back to my oll self!

Well About the book i am making progress, though i have never seen a book like this. It is definatly new, but in a good way. Hope to see all of you tommorrow! At what time are we soppose to be there, at the begging of lunch to the end of ssr or lunch???? 8)my new Logo!

Rachael said...

Okay! I finished the chapters assigned! I'll keep looking for question updates!
-Rae

Rachael said...

Hello? Did I mixup the question day? I'll keep looking. (Because I WILL be on the blog this year!)
-Rachael