January 15


You Call That a Threat?

I think these kidnappers are confused. Not only did they “threaten” us by ordering us to engage in our favorite activity, but they tried to use our favorite books to do it! Can you identify which letter (or punctuation) goes with which of the 2011 Nerdy Award winners? All thirty-one winners are represented.

You can find a key here.

No book covers were harmed in the creation of this post.

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Adam Shaffer teaches fifth grade at Ten Mile Creek Elementary, in Everson, WA. For eight years he has run a Guys Read Book Club for 4th and 5th graders. Their motto is “We read because we’re cool. We’re cool because we read.” Adam does most of his book blogging for kids, on the TMCE Guys Read blog. After starting a classroom Twitter feed two years ago (@MrShafferTMCE) and following mostly authors, Adam happened to find Mr. Schu, Colby, and the other NBCers. Finally feeling amongst like-minded nerds reenergized his love of reading and reinvigorated his teaching. It truly is the best PD around.