We Celebrate…

Hello Readers,

Today is close to the end of our school year and marks the end of the 6th Grade Chapter of Guys Read’s year.  We will be having one more Imaginary Obstacle Course Run on Monday.

To celebrate the end of our school year I produced a creepy squirrel pinata based on our work with squirrels from last year.

So we pulled out the cricket bat, hung up the squirrel and let our guyness take over!

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The lads in the 7th/8th Grade Chapter also got in on the Creepy Squirrel Pinata fun.

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… and we got some video…

We hope you have enjoyed the reading year, don’t take a reading holiday over the summer!

Read on,

Mr. H

The Imaginary Obstacle Course

Hello Readers,

As our school year winds down we needed to look for books that we could dive into with just a few meetings left, in other words something short or something fun.  As I wandered the public library I came across something fun in Bart’s King-Sized Book of Fun by none other than Bart King.

In the book of fun Mr. King explores the fun of setting up obstacle courses, but also talks about the time and expense of said courses, and offers a simpler alternative… The Imaginary Obstacle Course.  Simple enough, just find a location, preferably with an audience and make up a course.  Just perfect for Guys Read.

So take a look at our first few attempts at our Imaginary Obstacle Course.

So the plan is to have Guys Read members attack the course during lunch for the next 8 days of school.  The six best runners will win a Guys Read shirt designed by GR friend Tom Angleberger!

Check back soon to see a few more attempts.


Read on,

Mr. H

More Attempts…

Attack of the Bostitich SuperPro 6…. The Reviews

Hello Readers,

Yesterday we premiered our short horror film, Attack of the Bostitich SuperPro 6 to rave reviews.

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“I rate the movie 5 stars, I will tell my brother not to call our pencil sharpener stupid.”

-Tristan

“I loved how the pencil sharpener rolled out into the hall using a wheeled chair, and you could see someone pushing it.”

-Matt

“The janitor needed to talk louder.”

-Sampada

“I loved this movie because it really made me laugh and the blood and props were extremely realistic! I honestly don’t even wanna use a pencil sharpener again.  Thanks a lot, Guys Read.  I’m using a mechanical pencil for the rest of my life!”

-Aryana

“The saxophone guy was very good at playing the saxophone.”

-Lorenz

“This was one of the best horror movies I’ve ever seen, considering this is the only horror movie I’ve ever seen.”

-Olivia

“Plot twists happen every second, I didn’t expect people to die.”

-Jaden, from the New Jaden Times

“This movie should win an Oscar! I would watch it again.”

-Drew

“I was really funny, creative, and once you watch it, you then want to watch it again.”

-Matthew

4.9999999999999 out of 5 Stars (just kidding, 5 out of 5 stars)

-Katie

“This movie was the best I’ve seen!  It was a great horror/comedy, YOU SHOULD MAKE ANOTHER MOVIE!”

-Alannah

“I thought it was very funny.  I like the blood and pencil, it looked very realistic.”

-Nicholas

“The acting was bad, but it was funny, so yeah…..”

-Will

“This was hilarious!!! Good job acting and stuff.  It was very scary and it gave me chills/ goosebumps.”

-Hannah

“Saaaafffttty Fiiirrrssst!!!”

-Gus

 

 

Attack of the Bostitich SuperPro 6

Hello Readers,

On this Monday the 13th, the slightly less creepy litter brother of Friday the 13th, the 7th/8th Grade Chapter of SMS Guys Read proudly presents…

It was a lot of fun coming up with the script and then filming and editing this little masterpiece, which was all inspired by a character in Donna Gephart’s story, Death by Toilet Paper.  You really should check out Death by Toilet Paper for some good summer reading.

We would really like to hear what you thought of our horror film.  Think about hitting that comment button and giving us some feedback.  What was your favorite part?  Will you ever use an electric pencil sharpener again?  Let us know.

As always

Read on,

Mr. H

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