Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Bad Magic Book Review

Bestselling author of The Secret Series, Pseudonymous Bosch, introduces a thrilling new trilogy. 12 year-old Clay is framed, when graffiti appears on a school wall tagged with his name. After claiming he didn't do it, Clay’s parents send Clay to a remote camp, known as the Earth Ranch. Earth Ranch is a camp for “troubled” kids, and has many oddities. Such as, an active volcano, (which they plan to surf on.) Spanish speaking llamas, tater bots, and territorial bees.

One of the most interesting parts of the story was during the Lava Walk, when most of the story started to unravel. The Lava Walk takes place in Plume Canyon, the island’s westernmost lava field. The lava walk contains barbaric events like hunting wild boars, covering the boars in molten lava, afterwards, consuming the boar. (Gross. I know.)
I think Bad Magic's theme is, "Things are not always as they appear." because that is the main reason Clay was sent to Earth Ranch. And Earth Ranch wasn't even Earth Ranch. It turned out to be a whole secret society! And all of his friends at Earth Ranch were acting the whole time! Those are some reasons why I thought this was the theme.

For more Pseudonymous Bosch, click on the link below. http://thenameofthiswebsiteissecret.com/

Here's a book trailer of Bad Magic:

~ Nina R. is a 5th Grader in Ms. Becicka's homeroom. She can't imagine a world without books.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dot Portrait Gallery

Our amazing art teacher, Jody Klein, and her students celebrated International Dot Day by creating Dot Portraits.  In addition to faculty and staff portraits you will find a couple of surprises. Enjoy this video tour of the gallery.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014