Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Guys Read & National Poetry Month

Creek Guys Read club celebrated National Poetry Month by reading some favorite poems and creating their own poems to distribute to other students at Creek.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Episode 0 - The Literary Lab - Graphic Novels

The Literary Lab is pleased to bring you Episode 0 of our Podcast.  Literary Lab members Jaquon, Sadie, and Dede join me to talk about Sunny Side Up by Jennifer and Matt Holm with color by Lark Pien.  Language arts teacher, Ms. Hanzelka, also drops by to talk about a favorite format at Prairie Creek.  

*This is our initial attempt episode and we're learning lots about the production of a podcast.  Sorry about the varying volume and background sounds.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Creek Guys Read - March Update

Here's the link to our books. We voted for "Magnus Chase: Sword of Summer" but any of these books will be great reads!

Our April meeting will be Thursday, April 28 from 2:45-4:00 p.m. in the Creek Library.

Happy reading!
Mr. Cox and Mr. Hora

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Sneak A Listen

The Literary Lab Podcast is beginning production this week.  We (Creek students and teachers) are excited to bring you into our conversations about books and writing. Take a listen to a bit of the conversation from Episode 0 with Miss Hanzelka.

This podcast is being built as we produce it.  We still need a nifty podcast logo. I am still figuring out Soundcloud, getting into iTunes etc.

Friday, February 26, 2016

February Guys Read

We voted for When the Game Stands Tall by Neil Hayes. This is the true story of the de La Salle high school's 150 game football winning streak. We also picked the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. Our activity this month was table hockey with plastic cups, spoons, and dice!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Creek Guys Read Picks "The Dead Gentleman" for February

January, 2016: We picked "The Dead Gentleman" by Matthew Cody to discuss at our February meeting

The Dead Gentleman is a wild ride between parallel New York City timestreams—1901 and today. Eleven-year-old Tommy Learner is a street orphan and an unlikely protege to the Explorers, a secret group dedicated to exploring portals—the hidden doorways to other worlds. But while investigating an attercop (man-eating spider) in the basement of an old hotel, Tommy is betrayed—and trapped. And it's then that his world collides with that of modern-day Jezebel Lemon, who, until the day she decides to explore her building's basement, had no bigger worries than homework and boys. Now, Jezebel and Tommy must thwart the Dead Gentleman, a legendary villain whose last unconquered world is our own planet Earth, a realm where the dead stay dead. Until now. Can two kids put an end to this ancient evil and his legions of Gravewalkers?

Did you know the Creek Library catalog now lets you search for "Guys Read Approved" books?

Look at how many of us recommended great books this month! 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Guys Read October

Guys and Parents,

Thanks for joining us today!  We had lots of fun hearing scary stories, watching the trailer for the new Goosebumps movie, and working on our stop motion animation.

Thanks to Mr. Townsley for being our guest reader today!

Things to remember:
  • We will order new GR shirts -- same logo, different color; more info to come!
  • We will go to the Goosebumps movie when it comes to Collins Road Theatres. We hope this will be sometime in November. Stay tuned!
  • Books for this month are Maze Runner and White Fang. Copies are available at school.

Next Meeting: December 17.  We do not meet in November because of Conferences and Thanksgiving.