Book Log

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Book Title

Author

E, JR, C

Date Completed

1

Fourteenth
Goldfish
Jennifer L
Holme
E
26 of November

2

When Crocs Fly
Stephan
Pastis
E
Not completed

3

Mr. Lemoncello's
Library Olympics
Chris
Grabenstein
JR
Just started

4

Bartimaeus
Jonathan
Stroud
C (Mom read-aloud)
Halfway through

5

I Fooled You
Johanna
Hurwitz
E
November 29

6

Sophia's
War
Avi
Read aloud
Not completed

7

Batman
Adventures
Kelley Puckett
Mike Parobeck
Comic so E\JR
Not completed

8

Snoopy Treasury
Charles M.
Schultz
Comic E
Just started
9
Knights of the lunch table
Frank
Cammuso
Comic E
Stopped reading (Clutter in my desk) You know what I mean...
You're a teacher!
10
Mr. Lemoncello's library Olympics
Chris Grabenstein
JR
Unfinished
11
Bartimaeus
Jonathan Stroud
C if I were to read it (Mom read-aloud)
So close to done!!
12
Mickey and Donald Christmas parade
Ericsson, Fecchi, Van Der Kroft, Quattrocolo, Heymans
E comic
Jan.9
13
Asterix
Albert Uderzo
E comic
Jan 17
14
Bartimaeus
Jonathan Stroud
Read Aloud
Almost done
15
Cold Cereal
Adam Rex
Read aloud
about halfway
16
The Lightning Thief
Rick Riordan
JR
Just started: NOW ABANDONED
17
Addison Cooke
Jonathan W. Stokes
JR
A little ways through
18
The Doldrums
Nicholas Gannon
JR
Almost half way
19
The Nest
Kenneth Oppel
JR
More than halfway
20
Addison Cooke
Jonathan W. Stokes
JR
more than halfway

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Book Title

Author

1

The Stink Files- The Postman Always Brings Mice
Holm and Hamel

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Dear Mrs. Palmieri,

Right now I ma reading the MCBA Coral Reefs. It's really sciency (Which isn't a word but I felt the need to put something not real in here.) because the author is explaining (Maris Wicks) about the evolution of the animals and the reef itself. It is understandable at most times but sometimes the names they give in the book is really hard to pronounce like myspilytckuydf. That one's not actually real but it sounds something like that. There are multiple different categories for the animals and sometimes it can be boring but It is an MCBA.

Sincerely,
your boy Quinn





Dear Mrs. Palmieri



Right now I am reading a book called "Addison Cooke: Tomb of Khan." While reading this I got very attached to the characters. None of them have the same kind of personality. The book is about of team of chinese triads and there boss Madame Feng, russians mafia and there boss Boris, and a team of kids (Including Addison) searching for the tomb of Ghengis Khan. When they were in the Gobi desert I could visualize being there with them because of all the good description. This book is a sequel. So far I'm really ennjoying it. "The Nest" is a whole different story. See you soon!

Sincerely,
Quinn





Dear Mrs. Palmieri,




"The Nest" is weird. I don't like the idea of a kid getting replaced by another small child from a wasp's nest. It's kind of hard to believe. I feel like the parents would notice if their kid got replaced randomly. Also, the whole "communicating by dreaming" thing is weird as well. I am not fond of the part where Steven (One of the main characters) gets bitten by the queen wasp and in the morning there are two red welts on Steven's hand. Overall so far I do not like it but it is an MCBA so I want to get it done and it's kind of short. Happy Valentine's Day!

Sincerely,
Your homie dude (Guess who)









Dear Mrs. Palmieri,

You have just assigned us the nonfiction book "Money". I'm not going to lie, it's not the most action-packed story but it is pretty interesting. The idea of bartering sounds really interesting. The fact that you could give someone twenty shells for a cow sounds like a horrible idea but the person who got the cow got a very good deal. One of my questions is, how much money does a person start with on their credit card usually? I think that could be an important aspect of the credit card chapter. It is a well thought out story but I think there could be a little more information in some of the sections. This would probably be my only complaint in the story. Besides that it's a pretty good book. See you next week.

-Quinn







Dear Mrs. Palmieri,
How was your weekend? I hope it was good. Anyway, right now the book I'm reading at home is "The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse" by Nicholas Gannon. This book is a sequel. I'm really enjoying it so far because there is really good description and amazing illustrations. The plot of the story is the main characters grandparents are coming back to his town Rosewood. All the newspapers are mocking the grandparents because everyone thinks they disappeared on an iceberg on purpose but the villain in the book put them on one. This shows the grandparents (Helmsley's) were not that popular when they still lived in Rosewood. All of this mockery is also taken out on the main character (Archer) the grandparents grandson. It's all a really elaborate book and I'm only halfway through! I'll keep you posted!

-Quinn






Dear Mrs. P,
How are? I give you my sincerest apologies for breaking your mug. My offer still stands to pay you back. Anyway, I just the started the MCBA The Nest by Kenneth Oppel. So far I figured out that the main character is the narrator and has a mild allergy to bees. On the other hand the troubled baby has had the worst luck so far in the book. This shows that the baby has had more attention than the boy (The baby's brother.) I can't really tell you what else happened because I haven't even read two chapters yet. Although I do know that you like Kenneth Oppel so it should be a good book. Talk to you soon!

Sincerely,
your homie Quinn






Dear Mrs. Palmieri,

I used your suggestion on using the book "Jack" for my wiki response. So far in the book It's going somewhat like the original story but having a few out of the blue things thrown in. For example Sir Blueberries the Chivalrous. He rides up on his tiny donkey and asks where the giants are. Jack tells him he's to late. This made me think that he is not a smart man but whenever the author introduces someone it might be important later in the story. During today's reading Jabber (The local tinker) gave Jack three magic beans for a cow. (Sound familiar?) Supposedly Jabber had already planted one and said it grew clear to the sky but he couldn't climb it because of his wooden leg. This makes me think that Jabber might be lying. Just a prediction!


Sincerely,
Quinn





Dear Mrs. Palmieri, January 8, 2018

Right now I am almost done reading the book Chomp by Carl Hiaasen. It's a really good book because it has a few different aspects to it. One: There is a stupidly crazy man who is supposedly a nature survivalist running around all willy-nilly. Two: A drunk man with the name of Jared Gordon is also running around with a loaded gun in his hand. Jared is the father of Tuna one of the main characters (Wahoo) friends. Today while I was reading I noticed Jared Gordon is very trigger happy. He's shot two people. He's also slugged his daughter in the face. He is not a cool guy. Last but not least three: People are also trying to film a TV show about the nature survivalist Derek Badger who's real name is Lee Bluepenny but he changed it to DB after getting hired for the job. Raven Stark is the one with the honor and curse of the TV show management. There are a lot of things going on in the book Chomp but it is a really enjoyable book.

Your student,
Quinn


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





Jan. 18 2017



Dear Mrs. Palmieri,


I have been reading a book called Bartimaeus by Jonathan Stroud and it has been most interesting. I got sucked in the minute the second chapter went through my ear. After reading the first chapter I thought it was boring but it got much better. My mom is reading it aloud. We usually do that every night. I think it still counts as reading though.


I disliked the part when (SPOILER ALERT!!!!) a few of the main characters died but it was good action. The genre of this book is fantasy because there are gin and different monsters like afreets. That is a real thing in the book I did not spell it wrong. a boy named Nathaniel is an ordinary boy until Arthur Underwood who is a magician also makes Nathaniel one. I am mad at the author because he made a few characters die that were important to Nathaniel. Mr. Stroud the author made some parts funny that I don't think are actually supposed to be funny.


"Mr. Underwood looked furious when Nathaniel embarrassed him." this was a quote from the book. The author used good adjectives when needed. I hope you enjoyed my letter. Peace out!


Your amazing, star pupil, Quinn

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. Palmieri,

How are you? I hope you didn't have to much trouble with Liam for pre-K. Anyway, I've been reading a book called "Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics." It is by Chris Grabentein. This is a sequel to a book you have in your library called "Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library." I really enjoyed it! I didn't think it had many slow parts at all. There were so many good characters with completely different personalities. When they all had to work together they worked out and won their contest in the first book. I think this would be a good read-aloud.


I think you personally would like it to. You like books, and you have also have an interesting personality just like Mr. Lemoncello. I hope if you read it you like it as much as I do.


Yours truly, Quinn Synnott.




January 3, 2017

Hi Quinn,
Happy New Year!

I read The Fourteenth Goldfish too and agree with you that some parts were slow, and a little bit cooky. I did like how the mother and grandfather kind of had to reverse roles. The grandfather sounded like he always disapproved of what the mother had chosen to do in life, so it was funny to see the mom have to boss him around. Although bizarre, I think I liked the message in the end- kind of live for the moment.

I actually like many of the other books by this same author- Jennifer Holm. Her other books are different. You would probably really like her other series about a secret agent cat. I will put the names up in your suggestion log and tell you more about it later.

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





Dear Mrs. Palmieri

I have been reading (and finished) a book called "The Fourteenth Goldfish." It is an MCBA. I enjoyed many
parts, for example when Melvin (the main character Ellie's uncle) transformed himself into a teenager. Melvin was trying to break into his lab to get the jellyfish that made him a teen.

My only problem with this book was that there were a few very S....L.....O.....W parts where they talked about feelings. Overall it was a good book. The genre was unrealistic fiction. (I'm not sure that's a genre though.)

Your amazing, terrific, best, favorite, awesome, outstanding, great, good, rad, tubular, interesting,quirky, wowing, practically perfect in every way, (Mary Poppin's quote if you didn't know) pupil Quinn Synnott



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