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Teachers: Currently Reading
31 March 2016, jeduke @ 8:12 am


Check out all of the AWESOME things that your teachers and the school staff are currently reading or have been reading!

5 Comments to “Teachers: Currently Reading”

  1. jeduke — March 31, 2016 @ 9:48 am

    Senor Stucki — December 12, 2011 @ 8:06 pm
    Senor Stucki is reading “Anthem” by Ayn Rand:
    “There is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone”..

    Jennifer Duke — March 31, 2016 @ 9:18 am
    • I started reading “Cold Train Coming” by Larry Barkdull last year and have yet to finish it. I’ll let you know when I do though. I think that the dog might die in the end (like Shiloh, Old Yeller, Where the Red Fern Grows and so many others), but I’m still not sure. I have to pick it up again soon. (July 21, 2009)
    • Just recently, I read a book called Quid Pro Quo by Vicki Grant. It is a book about a teenage kid whose mother works as a lawyer and was kidnapped and he is trying to find who did it so that he can find her. If you want to know what happens, you’ll have to read the book though. (July 21, 2009)
    • I just started reading “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer” by James L. Swanson. It’s really interesting. I had no idea that there were other failed assassination attempts on President Lincoln before the actual one that happened at Fords Theater in 1865. I’m learning new things every day. (Septermber 11, 2011)
    • This summer, I have been reading “A Child Called It,” by Dave Peltzer. I still cannot believe that one mother can have so much hate for her child as the woman in this book had for hers! The author, Dave, endured quite a lot as a kid. (Aug. 8, 2012)
    • This summer, I finished reading “Divergent,” by Veronica Roth. I can’t believe all of the daring things that Beatrice did in that book just to be a part of the Dauntless Faction. I don’t know if some of the things in there that she did were really brave or just plain stupid. I would not have dared to jump off of buildings or on and off of moving trains!! I also read most of the book “Lord of The Flies,” by William Golding, which I remembered reading in high school once but haven’t read in a LONG, LONG time so I decided to pick it up again. (Aug. 23, 2014)
    • This last year, I have been reading “The Book Thief,” by Markus Zusak and to start off the summer vacation with a new book or two, I just finished reading it today. I enjoyed the heartfelt emotions of Leisel Memminger and giggled when I read about the antics of her and Rudy Steiner. Despite the dark tone of the book and time period in which the book was written, there is an uplifting message of hope, belonging, and love. Today, I decided to start the second book in the Divergent Trilogy, “Insurgent,” by Veronica Roth. I have checked out the book and am reading it online through the OverDrive App. provided by the district to all teachers and students. (May 18, 2015)

  2. jeduke — March 31, 2016 @ 9:54 am

    lfolker — November 9, 2011 @ 3:30 pm
    James Dashner’s “The Maze Runner” Trilogy: Book 3, “The Death Cure.” I just received this book in my latest book order. If you are a fan of “The Hunger Games” series, you’ll LOVE this series!! There are many twists and turns and you will want to read the second book the minute you finish the first…you’ll want to read the third book the moment you finish the second!!! I have all three, but they are often checked out–come get them from Mrs. Folker if you want to be the next to read these amazing books!!

    jeduke — November 18, 2011 @ 11:27 am
    I’m reading “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer” by James L. Swanson. It’s a great book that tells about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. I am learning all kinds of new things from that book. I never knew that there was also an assassination plot for other government officials on the same night of Lincoln’s assassination. I didn’t like reading about the brain ooze coming out of his head though. YUCK! That part kind of grossed me out, but so far the read has been well worth it. We are getting this book for one of our book club choices soon. If you are interested in reading about the assassination of Lincoln, you’ll definately have to read this book!

    Mr. VB — January 26, 2012 @ 7:16 am |
    I am currently reading the second book of the “Dragon Tattoo” trilogy – The Girl Who Played With Fire –
    I am an old math teacher and so far the book there has been a connection to math. Cool! Who would expect to see such a thing in a suspense/thriller novel? I am enjoying it.

    Jennifer Duke — April 2, 2013 @ 8:04 am |
    I am currently reading Fahrenheit 451 and I’m kind of scared of the mechanical dog in the book!! I hope that it doesn’t attack Guy Montag.

  3. jeduke — March 31, 2016 @ 1:58 pm

    Recently (this year), I have mainly been reading the following things: Student Science Fair Research Papers, The KSL News Page Online, E-mails, Instant Messages, and The Standard Examiner (which had a wonderful article or two in it recently about one of T.H. Bell’s own students, Sammy Brue, who recently signed a record deal with a recording company–way cool!). This summer, I also read a fun young adult novel called “Vote,” by Gary Paulsen about a kid running for office at his school.

  4. Koster — May 17, 2016 @ 12:34 pm

    I have been able to catch up on all my current series this year. I also read “Ready player one’. I have always enjoyed a good fantasy. I especially like stories involving dragons. I plan to re-read the inheritance cycle this summer.

  5. jeduke — October 8, 2017 @ 5:49 pm

    I am currently reading lots of student assignments, lots of e-mails, KSL News Online, and a teacher book called “Visible Learning.” (Unfortunately, not much time for fun novels lately). This summer though I was able to read the following novels: “Escape: Children of the Holocaust,” by A!man Zullo and “If I Stay,” by Gayle Forman. In English, I have read the stories “Duffey’s Jacket,” “Girls,” “Eleven,” and “Riki Tiki Tavi” with 7th Grade students thus far. We also just recently read an article about “Salem, Massachusetts” as we have been learning about the Salem Witch Trials.

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