Posts Tagged ‘Mt. Everest’

Join us this March and April as we read Jordan Romero’s inspirational memoir about summiting the seven tallest peaks on each continent.

If you’re not quite sure about the book, just read a few pages and see if it’s for you. We have two really great activities to go along with the book:  a trip to University of Maine’s climbing wall, and a Skype with Jordan!

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Our Peak dinner, book discussion and author visit via Skype was just a blast last Wednesday night. Mr. Evans and I could not have pulled it off without the help of the amazing group of teachers who stayed to set up, serve and clean up at the end.

Roland Smith told wonderful stories about his life, shared his thoughts on climbing Mount Everest, welcomed climber Jordan Romero, and left us with some of the best advice on writing any student will ever hear. Jordan Romero, the youngest to summit Everest (age 13), joined in the discussion about 30 minutes into Roland’s visit, and shared his experience on top of the world, and how he is turning his dream of climbing the seven summits, into a reality. Simply amazing…


A recent entry from Roland Smith’s blog (with permission, of course!) from Lori Patterson on Vimeo.

Our Puja ceremony

Posted: February 8, 2011 in Reading
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Thanks the students who turned out today to re-create an Everest climbing ritual, the Puja ceremony. For those who were unable to attend, here is website that shares what happens during a Puja ceremony.

Thanks also to Mrs. Robbins and Ms. Comeau for showing us how to make Tibetan peace flags, and  providing us with wonderful words of peace to write on our flags. Mr. Evans, thank you for taking on the role of the Buddhist lama, your talents are endless!

Peak is underway!

Posted: January 27, 2011 in Reading
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February and March will be filled with excitement and adventure as we make our way up the side of Mount Everest! Each reader will design a tag and progress up the mountain (on the Media Center bulletin board) as they read through the story.

We will discuss the story in person as well as here on our Reading Rocks blog page. See you there!