March 11, 2014 by messerlyk · No Comments · Reading, Service Learning
March 4, 2014 by messerlyk · No Comments · Reading
Preparing for Read Across
America the Street Day which will be March 3rd. March 4th? No, too much spring snow.
Let’s plan on March 11th. Keep practicing!
March 1, 2014 by messerlyk · No Comments · Reading
Have you seen the GoodReads widget on the right sidebar of this page? Well, look!
Yeah. I know. You don’t like to read. However, just in case. JUST. IN. CASE. There is this slight chance that your view of reading will change while you are at our school. You’ll ever-so-slowly find out that when you take the time to open a book and turn the pages there is some magic there. Sometimes it’s life-changing. Sometimes a book will rip your heart out. You might find one that lets you know that you are not the only one who feels/thinks/has done/wonders/is scared of (fill in the blank). Sometimes you’ll just get sucked into a great story that takes you away from your physical present for a little while. And that can be a great thing (especially when you’re stuck at a little alternative school in Middle Tennessee, huh?).
So, just in case you find that you like one or two or eighty books, you should sign up for an account at GOODREADS. It will allow you to keep up with the books you’ve read (including the dates you finished them and how you rate them). It will help you find new books that are similar to the ones you love. It allows you to put books on a ‘to read’ list, so you’ll never be without a book to grab off the shelf. As soon as a friend recommends a book or you see one you’d like to read, put it on your list (because there’s also an APP for your phone!). You can connect with friends who like similar books, find out what your friends are reading, and have a virtual shelf of all the great (and not-so-great) books that you read. Start today and imagine what that list can look like ten years from now.
Now, go there and sign up—–>http://www.goodreads.com
February 15, 2014 by messerlyk · No Comments · Fun
A huge “THANK YOU” to the Smyrna Rotary Club for, once again, hosting our students.
35 students were able to participate this year.
Click here to see a slideshow of more pictures——-> SWA Job Shadow 2014
Divergent is slated to open in March:
And you HAVE to read The Fault in Our Stars before this:
CLICK HERE to see a list of over 60 other young adult books that are slated to become movies.