Monday, January 27, 2020

#PictYourBooks Week 15 Challenge

Today is Monday but students (at least in my school district) won't be seeing this video today. Students have a day off. All the teachers will be in meetings today, working with one another and doing some professional learning, but the students get the day off.

Which means it's probably Tuesday now for all of the students reading this message. I hope you enjoyed your day off.

That brings us to this week's challenge:


Challenge #15: Share a book with a day off.


Remember, creative answers are welcome and encouraged. Maybe it's a vacation or a weekend away. Maybe someone just needs a break from something difficult. However you can find a day off in your book, I can't wait to hear it.

You have one week to submit your answer. Answers can be submitted three ways. Snap a picture of any book that answers the challenge and:
Please include the week number with your picture. You may also include who the image is from, like a teacher's name, and a description of how the book answers the challenge. Writing information on a sticky note and including it in the picture works great!

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#PictYourBooks Week 14 Answers

Monday, January 20, 2020

Week 14 #PictYourBooks Challenge

There are some cool signs that are hanging in my school. Here's the first one:


The sign made me think, "If you don't have superpowers, how can you be a superhero?" But then I noticed these other two signs:


If there are superhero rules or directions on how to be a superhero, I expected things like flying, super-speed, super-strength, or invisibility, stuff like that. But those powers aren't listed. Instead there are actions like "do your best" and "never give up" and "stand up for what's right" and "be kind."

I guess there's a difference between superpowers (like flying) and the power to do something super (like stand up for what's right). Which leads us to this week's challenge.


Challenge #14: Share a book where a character has superpowers OR the power to do something super.


You have one week to submit your answer. Answers can be submitted three ways. Snap a picture of any book that answers the challenge and:
Please include the week number with your picture. You may also include who the image is from, like a teacher's name, and a description of how the book answers the challenge. Writing information on a sticky note and including it in the picture works great!

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Week 13 #PictYourBooks Answers

Monday, January 6, 2020

Week 13 #PictYourBooks Challenge

It's been a long time since we've had a new challenge. Week 12 started the week before winter break so there was a week of school, a week of vacation, a week of some vacation and two days of school, and finally, here we are with a new challenge. It's been three weeks, and that's a pretty long time!

But what is a "long" time. I think we would all agree that 100 years, for example, is a long time. But there's other ways to think about a "long" time. Waiting in line can feel like a really long time when it's actually only a few minutes. What are some other things that feel like a long time?

The challenge for week 13 of the #PictYourBooks challenge is all about a long time. Make sure you think creatively to answer this one. Some books might happen over a character's lifetime, while other books might be about a short time that feels really long, like waiting for a birthday party to start. Be creative! Any way a book answers the challenge is fine with me!


Challenge #13: Share a book where something takes a long time.


You have one week to submit your answer. Answers can be submitted three ways. Snap a picture of any book that answers the challenge and:
Please include the week number with your picture. You may also include who the image is from, like a teacher's name, and a description of how the book answers the challenge. Writing information on a sticky note and including it in the picture works great!

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Week 12 #PictYourBooks Answers

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Week 12 #PictYourBooks Update

School starts back up again today (Thursday) after winter break for everyone in our school district, but that means it's only a two-day week. Also, there are teachers and students who participate in the #PictYourBooks challenge from schools in other districts who might not start until next Monday. So week #12 will continue through this week, and week #13 will start next Monday. That means there are still a few days left to submit a book for the week #12 challenge:


Challenge #12: Share a book where a holiday is celebrated. 


You have one week to submit your answer. Answers can be submitted three ways. Snap a picture of any book that answers the challenge and:
Please include the week number with your picture. You may also include who the image is from, like a teacher's name, and a description of how the book answers the challenge. Writing information on a sticky note and including it in the picture works great!

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