Posts Tagged ‘The Hunger Games’

Well, JFD students, you’ve proven yourself as readers once again. Why, you ask? Well, as soon as we wrapped up The Hunger Games activities, you expressed to me, your teachers, and many of your friends, that you were eager to read another Hunger Games-like book. That is what readers do, folks–they think ahead about what they are going to read next. Readers also express what it is they are looking for, and will use tools (MARVEL’s NoveList K-8 Plus, and InfoCentre) to assist in the book searching process.

Here are some Hunger Games-like titles that are receiving applause from you, our readers, and literary book critics.

We hope all of our students and reading partners, who signed up to read The Hunger Games this winter, can join us this Wednesday, February 29th for an exciting evening at Doughty School. A delicious dinner from Olive Garden begins promptly at 6:00, followed by two 20 minute activity sessions, and then we will gather in the auditorium around 7:30 for what should be a terrific discussion of the book.

If you would like to join us on the 29th, please send in your RSVP by Tuesday, the 28th (click on the PDF to the right to print at home). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact school at 941-6220!

If you are reading, or have read, The Hunger Games, you understand how the skill of climbing and remaining high in the trees keeps two of our favorite characters, Katniss and Rue, alive. What does it feel like to hoist yourself high off the ground?

Twenty-four of our JFD students now have a sense of what it’s like to be Katniss and Rue. On Friday, February 10th, we headed north to the University of Maine’s Maine Bound Adventure Center.

The Maine Bound Adventure Center houses a 32′ tall climbing tower with multiple sides to climb, and a 45′ long bouldering wall. After listening to the University students share some safety precautions, our students fearlessly strapped on harnesses, and anxiously waited for one of the four belayers to connect them to the ropes. When they weren’t scaling the 32′ tower, they tried their darndest to free-climb the bouldering wall. Our exciting afternoon was capped off with Mr. Evans’ climb to the top!

Thanks to our amazing students, Mr. Evans, and Mrs. Bernhardt for making this after school trip such a success!

Prentiss Woods Experience

Posted: February 5, 2012 in Reading

Prentiss Woods MapHunger Games activity:  Geocaching in Bangor’s Prentiss Woods

Thanks to Mrs. Vassiliev, Mr. Mick Evans, and the twenty-three amazing JFD students, for a great experience hiking the Prentiss Woods trails last Thursday, February 2nd. Mrs. V. and I had hidden three boxes, or caches, only two nights before, and unfortunately, two of the three were missing. Did this stop our Bulldogs from having a good time? Not in the least! We used our GPS devices, learned so much about geocaching, and all agreed that we would do it again sometime this school year.

We hope many of you will join us this winter as we read, or perhaps re-read, the action-packed book, The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins. As many of you know, this is our third year of choosing and reading a book together during the winter months, and this year we are especially excited because the book is coming out as a movie on March 23rd.