Sunday, February 15, 2009

Hunger Games

" Each Year in the ruins of North America, 24 teenagers are forced to enter the Hunger Games. Only one survives. Every moment is televised." -Scholastic on Hunger Games

I just finished reading Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. WOW! I absolutely loved it. Great story, unique idea, thoroughly thought provoking and beautiful writing. I highly recommend it to all! It is the first in a trilogy but we have to wait for the second, Catching Fire, until September 1st (can't wait!!).

Franki (at A Year of Reading) talks about Hunger Games here

It is also the Cybils Young Adult winner. See complete list here

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Out of the Mouth of Babes

We are blessed to have Dr. Meredith Melragon learning with us for the next couple weeks to help take our learning digital. I will be posting about our adventures as they happen! In addition to volunteering in our classroom, Dr. M works at Apple. So yesterday when she was not here I had the following conversation with one of my students:

Student: Where's Dr. M today?

Me: Oh- she is at the Apple store but she'll be back tomorrow.

Student: Really? (confused look)

A couple minutes later.....

Student: What exactly do you do at a store full of apples? Taste them or something?

Me: (trying hard not to giggle) Actually- it is a store full of computers, iPods and technology stuff?

Student: Oh.

I am so lucky to have a job that makes me smile so much.....Happy Thursday!