Monday, July 28, 2014

Rising 6th graders read non-fiction!

Our rising 6th graders have been reading away as part of the Countdown to 6! summer reading game!

Check out some of the things they learned from non-fiction books this summer!

Bob123 learned that a language dies about every 14 days!

Artistic Mind learned that Roald Dahl, at age 21, thought that teeth were too much work / trouble so he choose to get all of his teeth pulled out and replaced them with dentures.

SophieM learned that snails only live in the last compartment of their shells. They sometimes fill the other compartments with gas to help them float.

Cloudster101 learned that internal Combustion is what pushes the pistons and makes the car go.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Favorite genre books from rising 6th graders!

Our rising 6th graders have been reading away as part of the Countdown to 6! summer reading game!

Check out some of their reviews of books in their favorite genres!


The Giver by Lois Lowry
Reviewed by SophieM

Jonah lives in a society where your family is matched up for you, as is you future job and life. Jonah is happy until he receives his job. As receiver he must bear all the bad memories of the community. He also must do it alone. As he progresses he learns things, dangerous secrets, secrets that lead him to question everything he has ever believed.

Realistic Fiction:

Holes by Louis Sachar
Reviewed by EWC

Everyone knows that Stanley Yelnats spelled backward is Stanley Yelnats, so what's the big deal? Actually, it's a big deal. It is amazing that Sachar can make up so many different stories and combine them all together to make a book. I can't even keep track of the stories! Sachar adds comedy and suspense into his book, and I'm very happy that they also made a movie of the book.

Science Fiction:

Zita the Spacegirl by Ben Hatke
Reviewed by michaeljn

My favorite science fiction book is Zita The Space Girl. It is a book about a girl who goes through a portal to an alien planet that is about to be destroyed by a meteor. An alien steps on the devise that creates the portal and it needs to be fixed. She has to stop the meteor from destroying the planet and leave or else she is done for.

Historical Fiction

Will Sparrow's Road by Karen Cushman
Reviewed by cloudster101

Will Sparrow's mom ran away and his dad sold him away. He worked in an inn but ran away as a criminal. He meets new friends and enemies, has fun adventures, and changes his criminal ways.
- All in All 10 in 10 a fun adventure for kids any age.