Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Great Opportunity: Summer Online Writing Camp with Jeff Kinney Author of Diary of a Wimpy Kid

My friend, Erin Klein, brought this to my attention today and I just had to share this cool opportunity for all of the kids that love to write.  So this post is right from her website:

Imagine if your kid could do a week long writing camp with their favorite author!


I am so excited to share this post with you.  I recently found out that the award-winning educational company,BoomWriter, organized an online writing camp with Jeff Kinney (THE Diary of a Wimpy Kid author!).  What a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity for your child!  How special!  

This camp is geared for children ages 9 - 14 and costs $99 for the week.  However, I'm excited to share a $10 off promotion for Kleinspiration readers.  Simply enter the code BWCamp10 and get the discount at checkout.  

Only $89 when you enter the code BWCamp10

Ida and Oskar say Happy Father Day's Almost

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Fashion Show 2013

Mrs. Hyland and the students had their fashion show

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Mrs. Ripp's Crazy Reading List

It is no lie that I love to read, in fact, as my students know it is one of my biggest ultimate pleasures.  So it was no surprise to them when I showed them a picture of the reading pile next to my bed waiting for me; it's huge to say the least and it keeps growing.

So with no fanfare, here are the books I will be relaxing with this summer:

  • The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
  • Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
  • The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
  • I'm Nothing Special by Geoff Herbach
  • I'm With Stupid by Geoff Herbach
  • Eragon by Christopher Paolini
  • Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
  • The Water Castle by Megan Frazer Blakemore
  • Radio Road by Jake Henderson
  • I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde (His first children's book - his adult books are some of my favorites!)
  • Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
  • As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth by Lynne Rae Perkins
  • The Wednesday Wars by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Savvy by Ingrid Law
  • The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers
  • I, Emma Freke by Elizabeth Atkinson
  • Den Iranske Gartner by Bjarne Reuter (Adult book)
  • I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak
  • The People of Sparks by Jeanne DuPrau
  • Marco Effekten by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Adult book)
  • Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (Adult book)
  • Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool
  • Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  • Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson
  • The entire Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
  • Lincoln's Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin
  • Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt
  • Jefferson's Sons by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
  • The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
  • The Pull of gravity by Gae Polisner
  • Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson
  • The Truth about Truman School Dori Hillerstad Butler
  • Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
  • Shooting Kabul by N.H. Senzai
  • Plunked by Michael Northrop
  • Human.4 by Mike A. Lancaster
  • Twerp by Mark Goldblatt
  • A billion picture books at least with Theadora

So there you have it, a little slice of what I will be doing this summer.  And this list will only grow, I still have to go through my classroom library and see what gems I still need to read there.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

And Off It Goes

Stopped by the post office today to mail a certain package to Ontario, Canada.  Now we keep our fingers crossed that the teapot and the mug make it there safely, I will post news when I hear something.

Reward Yourself for Reading

I know many of the students are reading lots of books this summer so now they can get rewarded.  Here is a list of various reward programs for the reading they are probably already doing.
I hope you are reading  - I know I am!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

And You Are Missed

Although Thea, Ida, and Oskar and I have been having an amazingly fun summer so far and I have had the time to read 3 books already; I miss my students!

So here we are on our last day together - I think we look great!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Our Favorite Memory Video

We always end the year sharing some of our favorite memories, in some parts the sound is quite hard to decipher - our apologies...