Book Log

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Book Title

Author

E, JR, C

Date Completed

1

The Lost Hero
R Riordan
JR/C
11/22/16

2

The Son of Neptune
R Riordan
JR/C
12/23/16

3

Flying Solo
R Fletcher
E
1/12/17

4

The Mark of Athena
R Riordan
JR/C
3/6/17

5

Sophia's War
Avi
JR
2/5/17

6

James and the
Giant Peach
Roald Dahl
E
2/7/17

7

The House of Hades
R Riordan
JR/C
unknown

8

Blood of Olympus
R Riordan
JR
unknown
9
The Turtle of Oman
Naomi Shihab Nye
E
6/25/17
10
Seventh Most Important Thing
Shelly Pearsal
JR
unknown

Fifth Grade Books




11
The Nest
K Oppal
JR
unknown
12
Big Nate
L Pierce
E
9/25/17
13
Space Case
S Gibbs
JR
I DON'T KNOW
14
Coral Reefs
Maris Wicks
E
I don't know
15
Inspector Flytrap
T. Angleberger
E
unknown
16
Lowriders in Space
C. Camper
E
unknown
17
Roller Girl
V. Jamieson
E
unknown
18
Silverwing
K. Oppal
JR
MEH
19
Tortilla Sun
J. Cervantes
E/JR
unknown
20
Sunwing
K. Oppal
JR
I don't know
21
Jack
L. Shurtliff


22
Firewing
K. Oppal
JR
Unknown
23
Darkwing
K. Oppal
Jr
who cares

Mrs. Palmieri ...


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Mrs. P
I started reading Darkwing a few days ago, normally I'm not a fan of prequels or sequels, but I think that the Silverwing series has a good reason to make prequel. right now Dusk got in trouble for riding the thermals instead of climbing. Then a dead saurian comes in and crashes the party. So, I guess that I will right to you soon!
Derek

Mrs. P,
BAD THINGS ARE HAPPENING!!!! Griffin is slowly dying, he slips up and tells Luna that he killed her, she then goes psycho and makes an attempt to murder Griffin, Dante is trash-talking about the Tree, Shade gets trapped in the spire with Goth, he finds out that Zotz killed Nocturna thousands of years ago, and that Zotz is sending Goth and Phoenix to the upper world to breed and then make an army and then Zotz will take over both worlds. So yeah, it's not looking so good for everybody but Zotz at the moment.
Derek :-), more like :-( for the characters in the book.


Mrs. P,
On page ? of Firewing, Griffin meats Shade, Nemo, Yorick, and Java. They are about to fly into the storm without Shade (who happens to be unconscious in a black river that has no water). I predict that Shade will face Goth and then catch up to them.
p.s. I have found no more typos.
Derek

Mrs. P
While reading Firewing, Griffin stood up to Goth and got him stuck on the cactus. And I found my favorite thing EVER that you can find in a book: a mistake! On page 195, paragraph 4, Oppal has Griffin and Luna not know Goth, but in the description, Griffin explains Goth as well, Goth. The thing is, in the sentence before that, griffin called him "The Vampyrum", so he just figures the character's name in a spit second.
I'll keep my eye out for more typos!
Your all time favorite student,
Derek Silva

Feb 15, 2018
Hi Mrs. P

I just got to the part of the book Firewing where Frieda and the other pilgrims set off to the Tree, Griffin is about to tell Luna that they have to leave together and get to the Tree. I thought that the Tree would be a giant tree with a purple glow, turns out , it is just a huge flaming tree. no wonder everybody was scared of it. To be honest, I think that goth's story at the moment is more exciting than Shade's or Griffin's. It just has so much more action. But after all, it is just an opinion.

Your favorite student,
Derek :-)


February 9, 2018

Hi Mrs. Palmieri,


It is very interesting that Kenneth Oppal makes the underworld such a plain place, I thought it would be described as more of a place with lava rivers and volcanoes erupting everywhere you turn. One thing that I don't understand is that when Goth arrives in the underworld, he is so weak. but when Griffin finds Luna, she seems perfectly healthy. And also, why does Goth get chained up right away by Phoenix, I thought that eh would be worshiped by everybody. In the real world, he's a king, so I just expected that he would be respected. I like that neither Luna nor Goth remember almost nothing more than their own name.

Your favorite student,
DeReK :-)


Februrary 1, 2018

Hi Derek-

Boy do we have a lot to talk about! I'm so proud you finished Sunwing! Such a good book, right?
It is so interesting to see that change in the character of Chinook in this book. We actually don't know all that much about him in Silverwing. We seem him be kind of mean to Shade, but mostly we just hear from Shade how much he dislikes him.





Mrs. P
I feel like Griffon burning up Luna will have something to do with him ending up (down) in the underworld. And I think that Shade didn't hear Cama Zotz, I mean, I know he did, but I feel like that is too simple.I don't have much more to write, so bye

Mrs. P

I FINISHED SUNWING!!!!!!!!!!!! I feel like the last paragraph of the chapter "Sunwing" is super deep and sad: "As Shade watched, Frieda smiled, as though she'd just caught a glimpse of a favorable future. She rustled her wings, folded them comfortably against her body, and shut her eyes for the last time." That part of the book was a lot to take in, Frieda was one of the really important character in the entire series so far. But now that I finished Sunwing, I already started on Firewing. What I really don't like is when the main character changes in a series, I wish that Griffin was just a side character rather than Shade being less important. But I usually warm up to a new character like I did in the Hero's of Olympus series.
Your favorite student,
Derek

Mrs .P

The book didn't describe Casiel like I thought he would be like, I thought he would be more like a Goth/Chinook hybrid, but a lot nicer and smarter. It is so interesting how Shade moves the heavy metal disc, but I think it is weird that Zotz is half present even when very few offerings have been made. I am still having trouble picturing the scene at the top of the temple with all of the bats. It is almost like whenever I picture it I imagine it too small for a hundred bats. It is an amazing book.

Your favorite student,
Derek

Mrs. P

I am a little bit more than 3 quarters into Sunwing, it is so amazing! I think it is really interesting that during an eclipse, it is possible for Zotz to come out from the underworld. I am at the part where Ishmael decides to go with Shade, Marina, and Arial, but something tells me that they are going to get captured by Goth. I like how the rats are also helping the bats. In Silverwing, I didn't like Chinook at all, but now that he got captured, I feel bad for him.

At first, I really didn't like Tortilla Sun at all, it was so slow and boring, but the chapter "Calling Dad" it got really interesting. I don't really have much to say about the book, so Iwill write back in a week! :-)



January 1, 2018


Happy New Year!


Ok, time to get down to business! We really need to start making this wiki work for us.


You have two choices-


Each week you must log on to this wiki and write a response about what you are reading.

You may also choose to do this one week, and the second week log into your RAZ account and read and complete a meaningful activity.


At the end of two weeks, I will check to see if you have done TWO wiki responses ore ONE response and ONE RAZ log in. If you don't complete these, you will get an oops note.


Here is a sample about our current read aloud



I am glad to finally be starting our new read aloud "Jack: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk". I will admit that I wasn't sure if this was one of the MCBAs that I really wanted to read. But so far, I'm kind of digging it! Based on what we've read so far, I feel kind of bad for the main character Jack. The author shows us many places where Jack's mom shows/says that she doesn't like Jack. This makes me as the reader sympathize with Jack. I think everyone's mom should love them no matter what. We also start to see and here that Jack is a bit of troublemaker, Maybe his mom finds him exhausting and frustrating! But in the part that she just finished, the mom actually defending him when he was accused of stealing the cabbages. I wonder if Jack's mom will feel differently by the end of the story (especially if he becomes a giant defeating hero)


What have you been reading?


Your friend,

Mrs. P





September 20, 2017

Dear Room 7,

I’m very excited to hear all your thoughts about what you’re reading on your individual wiki pages. I’ve really enjoyed all your enthusiasm about Silverwing. Even though this is my twelfth time reading it, I still get really excited about sharing it every year. *The genre of this book is definitely fantasy since I don’t believe that bats and owls have wars or detailed adventures together. I also consider this to be a genre of my own invention- called Animal Adventure. I love the character Shade; he’s one of my all-time favorites. *If I could talk to Shade, I would ask him if he thinks it was worth it to break the law and see the sun, especially after what happens to his colony as a result.

Your friend in reading,

Mrs. Palmieri J






Dear Mrs. P,


I just finished reading James and the Giant Peach. I feel like the genre was adventure/fiction because bugs can't be 6 feet tall.It was a great book, I really like the cloud men making the rainbow, and Centipede getting frozen by paint. I thought that the moral of the story was to never give up even when things seem pretty bad, because in the beginning James had no friends and no hope for a good life. Then he found some magical pellets and got hundreds of friends in New York.

Your favorite student,
Derek Silva

Dear Mrs. P,

I never new that James and the Giant Peach a famous book, but I knew that Roald Dahl is a famous author! I love his books, especially The BFG (Big Friendly Giant), that's my favorite book of his! I've read it 5 times, one time was to my little sister.But somehow I haven't read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, although I have seen the movie. But that might be a different story, either way I have read most of his books.


How on earth could the The Mark of Athena be sitting under your bed for six months collecting dust!!!????😵 It is my personal favorite book in the Heros of Olympus series! I very highly recommend reading the book again, by a lot, give it another try.

Your favorite student,
Derek Silva :)




January 23, 2017

Hi Derek,

James and the Giant Peach is such a famous book! I've actually never read it before but I very much love the author Roald Dahl (and yes his name is Roald not Ronald). I LOVE Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book. It's one of my favorites from my own childhood. I agree with you that the author does a great job of giving you the reader background information so you can better understand the story. I love how you get to know each of the golden ticket winners and their families. **My favorite characters are the grandparents and how they are all extremely old and share one bed at the Bucket house.

I think that I have told you that I loved The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune, but I had a very hard time getting in to Mark of Athena. It literally sat under my bed collecting dust for like 6 months. You'll have to let me know if I should give it another chance.

We're nearing the end of Sophia's War- now that Sophia knows for sure that her former hero Benedict Arnold is going to sell West Point to the British she has to do something to stop this. How can one girl make sure this doesn't happen? I think you will be surprised to see what happens!

Your friend,
Mrs. P






Jan. 17, 2017

Dear Mrs. P,

I just started reading James and the Giant Peach, the title says to me that there is going to be a giant peach in an important part of the book. Sadly, I've only read one chapter of the book, so I'm only at the part when James's parents get trampled and killed by a rhino. And then James goes to his evil aunts house, where he's not educated or treated kindly. His aunts punish him and beat him with a stick when poor James did nothing at all. It seems that I learned way too much in one chapter, but it was mostly summery. That is one thing I like about Roald Dahl, he gives the backstory before you start reading the book.

I have also been reading The Mark of Athena, I predict the ghost that Annabeth, Piper, and Hazel are traveling to will say something important about the war thats happening. But it has to be som about New Rome or Rome, because when Reyna heard it she didn't even tell the other praetor, Jason. And if she doesn't even tell Jason, then it must have been bad. I don't think I have a lot more to tell you, so bye!

Your favorite student,
Derek Silva :)

January 17, 2017

Dear Team 7,

Good Job getting started doing wiki and RAZ.

Remember on your wiki-

  1. Please write like its a letter- Date, Greeting, Body, Closing, Signature

  2. Make sure to write about one book only (unless you are writing multiple paragraphs

  3. YOU MUST use sentence leads from the pink sheet in your response. These will help me see your thinking about what you are reading.

Use your time wisely during Reading block and you'll be able to get these done at school!

Thanks,

Mrs. P



Dear Mrs. P

I just finished Flying SoloI! It turns out that my prediction was right, Rachel did talk in the end. But I guess there is nothing else to talk about, so bye!

January 4, 2017

Hi Mrs. Palmieri-


Hope you had a great vacation!


Lately I have been reading The Mark of Athena. I read what you wrote in the note thingy, and I half disagree. It is two story lines: the Titans and Gaea's army, but I think it's only a little repetitive, I mean it makes sense. Gaea can't sleep forever, and if the Titans can come back from the underworld than why can't the giants? The only thing I think was confusing was that it all happened at the same time, it would make more sense if Gaea's army of giants came back a century or two after. So in one way I agree with you, in another I don't.



I've also been thinking about Sophia's War. I like how Avi separated the book into two parts, part one was how they got there and part two was the mission of the book, Sophia's goal. But either way I like the book. I think that Major Andre, Henry, and Mr. Moore are like a secret team that nobody else knows about. Maybe they have there own plan to take over West Point that no one agrees with. But if it didn't happen in real life, than I doubt that Avi would put it in the book. Because it's realistic fiction, he can't put something in the book that isn't even true. Write back soon!


Your favorite student,
Derek Silva








January 3, 2017

Hi Derek-

Happy New Year!

I know I asked you a little bit in person about what you thought after finishing The Lost Hero and The Son of Neptune. I really liked The Lost Hero because it introduced us to Jason and Piper and other new characters. I liked seeing them at Camp Half Blood and wondering what had happened to Percy. It was cool then to read Son of Neptune and to find out what was happening to him at the same time. I like how the author finally introduced us to the Roman gods and explained how the two groups intersected. I will admit that I started to give up when I was reading the next book Mark of Athena. I felt like the books were getting really repetitive - like it was the same thing over and over and over again. And I was getting a little bored. I usually love series books, because I love already knowing characters, but I think these books just got to be too much. I'll be curious to hear what you think.

Have you been enjoying our read aloud of Sophia's War? *I've noticed that the author Avi gave us a lot of background information in Part 1 of the book so that we would better understand this big adventure that Sophia is going to undertake in Part 2. Can't believe we are more then halfway done with it! Sophia has entered dangerous territory as she is [[#|now working]] at the Kennedy House, which is the headquarters for the British. It's kind of crazy that she is actually cleaning Major Andre's office and reading his secret papers! Who do you think the mysterious Mr. Moore is and what does it have to do with West Point?

Talk to you soon,
Mrs. P






YOU TYPE HERE.......... December 8, 2016
Dear Mrs. Palmieri,
Lately I've been reading The Son of Neptune, it keeps getting crazier and crazier. The fact that Gwen got speared straight through the chest and survived without any Greek/Roman medical humbo jumbo kind of freaks me out, but its still amazing. Roman war-games might actually might be a bit cooler than Greek capture- the-flag, but generally they're the same thing. I still a few questions, so wait up! Question #1: If Frank doesn't die until his stick burns out, then does that make him immortal in a way, I mean, until there's no stick left? Question #2: Is it only Hazel that can detect where tunnels are, or can Nico do it too? Because it would be totally unfair if only children of Pluto can find tunnels and not children of Hades. Get back to me soon!

Your favorite student,
Derek Silva




Nov 30, 2016
Dear Mrs. Palmieri,
I've been reading The Son of Neptune. Like you said, it is a great book so far. I like that Percy ends up at Camp Neptune, and that he doesn't know who he is.
If I could ask Nico di Angelo one question I would ask why he doesn't want Percy to know who he is, or that he killed [[#|Kronos]]. I am also confused about why Pluto (Hades, whatever) cursed Hazel and her mom. Hope I find out! Have a nice week.
Your favorite student, Derek Silva




Nov. 29, 2016

Dear Room 7 student,

I am glad that I am reading Sophia's War__ out loud to you. I [[#|enjoyed reading]] it this summer and think it is making a great read aloud, It is a challenging book, with many old fashioned and difficult words so I think this may have been challenging for many of you to read on your own.

*The author Avi got me really interested when he ended Part One of the book with Sophia ready to seek revenge for the death of her brother William. I have been giving you some hints about what might happen. I will tell you that working at the [[#|print]] shop is key to what Sophia will do next and how she will get even with John Andre, whom she blames for not helping her brother.**If I could talk to Sophia, I would ask her if she is afraid to go after Andre.

What do think will happen next?

Talk to you soon,
Mrs. P:)


Dear Room 7 member-

You and write will write back and forth to each other about what we have been reading.
I will ask you questions that you can answer, and you can ask me questions too.

Make sure to always write about ONE book and to use SENTENCE [[#|LEADS]] to help you with
your thinking.

Your friend,
Mrs. P