As a school goal, this year we are challenging our students to earn 20,000 Accelerated Reader points. If we reach our goal, volunteer faculty will participate in a Color Run. While ours will be more of a 25 yard dash instead of a 5K, we think the kids will love it. Students have enjoyed our end of the year Accelerated Reader events through the years that I am sure they will have no problem reaching our goal this year. I’m looking for faculty volunteers so please let me know if you are willing to participate.
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Avatar meets The Terminator in this thrilling cyber-tech adventure
Crippled by muscular dystrophy, Adam spends his days playing virtual reality games, until a dangerously advanced artificial intelligence program that can control other machines tries to kill him.
Created by Adam’s father, Sigma has escaped its cyber prison and is threatening world domination. In order to stop Sigma, Adam and five other terminally ill teens sacrifice their bodies and upload their minds into weaponized robots. Together, The Six must learn how to manipulate their new mechanical forms—and prepare for epic combat—before Sigma destroys humanity.
Posted in Reading, tagged adventure, fantasy, fiction genre, genrefication, Graphic Novel, Historical fiction, Horror, Library, mystery, Reading, science fiction, sports fiction on August 15, 2015| Leave a Comment »
With over 10,000 fiction books to choose from, it’s sometimes overwhelming for students to find just the right book. To make this process easier, I’ve divided the fiction section by genre. Our books are divided into Sports Fiction, Graphic Novels, Realistic Fiction, Science Fiction, Horror, Historical Fiction, Mystery, Adventure, and Fantasy genres. To figure out which genre best matches a student, I developed a short quiz to help narrow down areas of interest. The Fiction Genre Quiz has no scientific basis; it’s just for fun. Hopefully it will give students a starting place when searching for a good book. Huge thanks to for sharing her quiz so I could edit with our genres.
The only thing Cady knows for sure is that someone wants to kill her.
“Take her out back and finish her off,” is one of the first things the 16-year-old hears when she comes to in an isolated cabin in the woods of Oregon. Suffering from amnesia, Cady doesn’t recall anything about her life, including where she’s from, who her family is or even the excruciating pain of having two fingernails torn off. But her body remembers enough martial arts to incapacitate her captor and escape. When she tries to contact the authorities, they believe she is an escaped patient from a local mental hospital. Is she an insane murderer, as news reports suggest? With no place to hide and everyone a potential liar (including herself), Cady races across the state, piecing together clues and scraps of memories, to try to figure out who she is in this thriller with nonstop twists and turns. Her only ally is Ty, a former homeless teen she meets at a brief fast-food stop. The possibility of biological warfare amps up the suspense, while short chapters and Cady’s direct, first-person narration make the Hollywood-blockbuster–like story pulsate. Although rushed, the ending stays true to the mood and consistent pacing of Cady’s plight.
I’ve recently weeded through our fiction section and discarded many of our oldest books. While we reuse old books for book art projects(see our book hand sculpture for Halloween) and for our Book Exchange, I had another idea borrowed from Pinterest for these books. With kids helping, this display took much longer than I thought it would to complete. I love how it turned out though!