Monday, February 20, 2012

Meet Tiffany, Blog Contributor

Name: Tiffany

Favorite color : Violet

Interests: Jump roping and drawing

Favorite sport: soccer and basketball

Favorite movie: Up

Favorite Music: Stereo Hearts

Favorite reading genre: Fantasy

Favorite author: Brian Selznick

Favorite reading quote:
“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.” Richard Steele

How long I have loved reading: 1st Grade

Reason why I wanted to be the contributor for blog:
Because I'm really interested in books

Friday, February 17, 2012

Meet Emma, Blog Contributor

Here's Emma, another one of our blog contributors! Get to know her and see why she LUVS reading so much!
Name: Emma
Favorite color:  Green and Brown
Favorite movie:  Sounder
Interests:  Reading,Writing,and Running
Favorite music: Coldplay
Favorite genre:  Fantasy
Favorite author:  Kathren Lasky, Erin Hunter, and Rick Riordan
Favorite reading quote:
“The connection between reading speed and comprehension; a film is made up of still images flashed in rapid succession to simulate movement. Slow down the film, and the movement and meaning slows and the film's impact is diminished. Viewers won't learn as much about the film as if it were shown at normal speed. With reading the same thing can happen. When a person reads word by word, like frame by frame, they are not reading on the level of ideas. You need to read on some level that's more conversational and allows things to coalesce into ideas themselves.”

- Doug Evans, Institute of Reading Development

The reason I want to be a blog contributer is because I love reading, and rating books is a dream!!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Meet Avery, Blog Contributor

Our next blog contributor is Avery! Take a minute to get to know her a little better, and show her some love in the comments!

Name: Avery

Fave color:  pink and black together

Interests: soccer, cheer, and dance

Fave movie: Puss in Boots

Fave artist: Justin Bieber

Fave genre: scary and mystery

Fave book: Nasty Book

Fave author: Jeff Kinney

Fave quote: “A capacity and taste for reading gives access to whatever has already been discovered by others.”
-Abraham Lincoln

How long have I loved reading? since kindergarden

Why I wanted to be a part of the book blog? I like the blog because you make choices and I love reading.

Random Question:
You’re trapped in a well with a goat and a slinky. Describe how you will escape.
If I were trapped in a well with a goat and a slinkey i would attach the slinky around the goats tail and and pull till it screams and hope that somone comes to help me.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Meet Hannah, Blog Contributor

Good morning For the LUV of Reading blog readers! Please take a moment to meet Hannah, blog contributor, and leave a comment for her, encouraging her and showing your support for her!

Name: Hannah

Favorite Color: Black

Interests: Cheerleading , Volleyball

Favorite Movie: Parent Trap

Favorite Singer: Justin Beiber

Favorite Genre: Realistic Fiction

Favorite Book: Alice in Lace

Favorite Author: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

Favorite Quote:“To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience and the fruits of many inquiries.”
- A C Grayling, Financial Times (in a review of A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel)

How long I have loved reading: Since I was 4 maybe 5

Why I'm in book blog: Because it's sounded really interesting and it gives you a lot of great info.Plus I can type pretty good.

Random Question:
You’re trapped in a well with a goat and a slinky. Describe how you will escape.
If I was stuck in a well with a goat and a slinky, I would stand on the goat and try to get the slinky to hook to the top OR choke the goat with the slinky until someone heard his sputtering and gasping.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

New Blog

I'm so excited to share with all of you this new blog created by some fabulous 4th grade students at BES! Please spread the word, follow, and comment on the blog to support your fellow classmates, students, friends and/or children!

Stay tuned for some very exciting posts all about the LUV of reading that these students have, and also watch for guest posts by Spilling Ink Writing Club-sters!

I truly believe that reading is contagious - it can take you places far and wide that you've only imagined going, and these passionate readers will make you want to step in a little closer and fall directly into a good book.

Happy Reading!
Mrs. Neal