Hello Readers,

What is RWLP you ask, well we begin a new and final chapter in Pine Hollow Guys Read today as we come toward the end of the school year.  Now don’t freak out Guys Read is not going away, but it will cease to be a Wednesday club next school year.  Guys Read will find time to be a club after school next year.

So back to RWLP…

For the rest of our school year, which is Nine weeks, by my count we will delve into a four-week cycle of





So today we read something.  Pick something and read, quietly for 20 minutes.  The only rule…you can’t browse, you need to pick something and stay with it.  Build some stamina, 20 minutes isn’t that long.  A few lads will be asked to share at the end of the Read day.

Next week we write.  That’s right we write.  You can write anything, a note to a teacher or a mother!!! It is Mother’s day coming up guys.  You can write a story, or a play or a screen play, or a video game treatment.  You can write a review of a book, or a game, or a meal you recently had.  The only rule, you have to write for 20 minutes.  Build some stamina, 20 minutes isn’t that long.

Then in two weeks we learn.  With permission from Ms. Ziller down in the LLC we will get access to both the print resources, that is a fancy way of saying books, and the digital resources, that’s a fancy way of saying computers, to learn something.  You will be given a graphic organizer and you fill it out with something you have learned.  Do you want to know more about Olympic Marmots?  Go learn about them!  Have you ever wondered how to edit a YouTube video?  Go learn about it!  The only rule is that you have your graphic organizer filled out by the end of the club time.

Finally in three weeks we play.  I have been slowly building up my tabletop and card game supply and on the days marked play, we play.  You will learn a game and have some fun playing tabletop style games with the guys.  If everything goes to plan we might even have a Friday Game Afternoon and invite the whole school community.  You wold become our tabletop ambassadors and help people get into the games.

So with a four-week rotation we will get to Read three times, Write twice, Learn twice and Play twice.  I think we can handle that, don’t you?

2 thoughts on “RWLP

  1. PHGR Marble Run 2017

    PYP – Welcome to the inaugural season of the Pine Hollow Middle School Marble Run.
    I’m Polar Yellow Pill and I’m joined in the booth today by Kangaroo Red
    KG – Yello, Yellow
    PYP – This is going to be an exciting race between our first three contestants.
    KG – and here they come with their trainers, what a sight to see.
    Three Guys Read members walk toward the starting line holding their individual race marbles reverently in their arms.
    PYP – I see Wicked Googly coming in first, he is a red devil of a runner
    The Guys Read member places a red cricket ball on the starting line
    KG- and right behind the feared cricket ball is Space Jam, he light and airy and ready to fly.
    A second GR member places a clear super ball next to the cricket ball
    PYP – I think we have one more entry in this first race, yes, yes here comes Holie, he has holes, he’s not saintly on the course.
    KG – good one Polar
    PYP – thanks, my mom thinks I’m really funny.
    KG – really?
    Final GR member places an orange nerf ball on the starting line next to the cricket ball and super ball.
    PYP – So we have the contestants in the blocks and we are about ready to run…
    KG – wait Polar, I think we have a late entry, see that?
    PYP – what, where? Wait, yes I do see what you are screaming about now.
    A late and frazzled looking 6th grader rushes toward the starting line waving a pink rubber stickball from the 1960s over his head.
    PYP – is that what I think it is?
    KG – yep, that’s the Pink Punch
    PYP – The Pink Punch, I thought he was retired?

    …To be continued

  2. Sching you hear the swords pulling out of the sheaths
    arrows lighting the sky with they’re firey trails.
    I am hit and thats when things get


    I am on my horse being trailed by others
    In fury I fly like cheetas trying to get food
    I stole the key to the caslte

    A bounty hunter I am
    Make a turn cross the bridge
    Now front to me is the gate
    The gate I can open

    Run through get to the tower
    So I can learn the warlocks magic power
    But chaos rains like hail
    Im thrown into a cell

    I am put to trial
    Just like my friends before me
    I will be inprisoned

    I need to look harder
    Find the secret exit
    Mabye a loose stone
    Or a rock I can hurt the guard with

    But a loose stone appears
    Also a face that I remember
    Its my friend from last September

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