Category Archives: Live Chats

September 3, 2009

Which Books Will Win Your Vote?

Posted by at 8:30 am in Live Chats, Reads | Permalink

130 The September Live Chat will be Kids’ Choice. That means that you guys get to vote for which books you want to talk about. But what if you haven’t read all of the choices? Here is a quick rundown of each of the books so you can make an informed decision.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
6th grader Greg has to deal with school, bullies, girls, and just life in general in this hilarious book. It is actress Sammi Hanratty’s favorite book.

If you still need more convincing, read Jack’s review on Ink Splot 26.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not
All the strangest things you can imagine —and some that you could never imagine — are in this book: a man who is tattooed to look like a lizard! a two-headed sheep! a two-nosed pig! If you like weird, gross trivia and the revolting pictures to go along with it, then this is your kind of book.

Frindle by Andrew Clements
5th grade jokester, Nick, tries to annoy his teacher by calling his pen a “frindle.” But what first seems like a harmless prank soon becomes a media frenzy when the whole class starts using the new word, and the joke spreads across town like wildfire.

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo
For readers who love fantasy, talking animals, princesses and castles, this is your book. Despereaux is a kind and sensitive mouse who falls in love with a princess. Talk about a doomed relationship! But it’s a very sweet story.

How I Survived Middle School by Nancy Krulik
On the first day of 6th grade, Jenny finds out that her best friend is ditching her for the popular crowd. Ouch! For more about this series, plus fun games and activities, visit the Middle School Survival web site.

Tunnels by Brian Williams & Roderick Gordon
When 14-year-old Will discovers a secret, dangerous underground world, it puts him and his father in incredible danger. Ink Splot 26 Blogger, Rob, recommends this series as one his favorites of 2008.

Swindle by Gordon Korman
What would you do if an adult swindled you out a million-dollar baseball card? Would you try to steal it back? These kids could would!
Here is a video of the author describing this fast-paced and funny adventure story.

Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell
Our own Ink Splot 26 Blogger, Ratha, raves about this book. Read her review.

How to Steal a Dog by Barbara O’Connor
If you love dogs, you’ll love this book about two kids who get themselves into a lot of trouble. Here is a video of the author telling you about it.

— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

August 27, 2009

STACKS Kids Chat: The 39 Clues with Patrick Carman

Patrick_Carman_ChatLive Chat Transcript
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Special Guest: Patrick Carman
6-7 P.M. (ET)

_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: We will start posting your questions in just a few minutes.
_Dewdrop208_: Hi you guys!
_alboztomboy_: hey this is my first
__Lucian__: 39 Clues!
__Lucian__: Thanks moderators for moderating us. Continue reading
August 26, 2009

LIVE CHAT! The 39 Clues Author Patrick Carman

39clues_130Breaking News about The 39 Clues — the next live chat will be with Patrick Carman, author of Book 5: The Black Circle!

WHEN: Wednesday, August 26, 2009, 6-7 p.m. ET
TOPIC: The 39 Clues!

The worldwide hunt continues. And to celebrate August’s release of Book 5, we’ll have the author of that book, Patrick Carman, as a special guest! Join in the chat to get the latest intelligence on Amy and Dan’s quest to unlock the most powerful secret the world has ever known. Who knows what Clue leads will be revealed!

And if you’re new to the race for The 39 Clues, it’s never too late to join the hunt!

—STACKS Staffers

UPDATE: 8/31 Check out the transcript here, and find out where Book 6 will take place!

August 11, 2009

The 39 Clues Book 5 Is Here!

Posted by at 5:35 pm in Authors, Live Chats, Reads, The 39 Clues | Permalink

39clues5_130 Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for another wild ride because The 39
Clues Book 5 is finally here! Everything about this book has been top secret, from Amy and Dan’s next destination (I’m not telling. You have to read the book!) to the book cover itself. THAT at least I can show you. In fact, here is the author Patrick Carman himself posing with his copy.

Patrick Carman reveals final cover of The 39 Clues #5_The Black Circle

And speaking of Patrick Carman, don’t miss the live chat with him here at the STACKS talking about The 39 Clues. Who knows what Clue leads will be revealed!

— Sonja, STACKS Staffer

August 5, 2009

STACKS Kids Chat about Harry Potter

HarrychatLive Chat Transcript
Saturday, June 25, 2009

4-5 P.M. (ET)

_Dewdrop208_: Hi Carly and Karen!
_Dewdrop208_: This is sooooooooooo cool! OMG!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Hi, Dewdrop208!
_75frenchvanilla_: What’s your favorite scene fom the 7th book?
That’s a great question, 75frenchvanilla. But before we start talking
about it, let’s wait a few more minutes to let more people join. Continue reading
July 25, 2009

LIVE CHAT! Harry Potter

Harry Potter chat

This just in via Owl Post — the next live chat is all about your (and our) favorite boy wizard wonder!

WHEN: Saturday, July 25, 2009, 4-5 p.m. ET
TOPIC: Harry Potter!

In celebration of the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in paperback on July 7th, we want to know what kids on THE STACKS think of this little* phenomenon that J. K. Rowling’s cooked up.

And if you’ve only just picked up Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone . . . you’ve got until July 25th to catch up! Embrace your inner Hermione-esque nerd, and bring your Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, or Slytherin pride to the chat!

— STACKS Staffers

*When we say “little,” think along the lines of Hagrid’s “little” Norwegian Ridgeback dragon, Norbert.

UPDATE: 8/5 —Check out the transcript here, and join us for The 39 Clues chat!

June 17, 2009

STACKS Kids on Summer Reading Challenge

Posted by at 5:16 pm in Live Chats | Permalink
Sc-live-chat-header Live Chat Transcript,
Saturday, June 13, 2009
4-5 P.M. (ET)

Congratulations to the BLUE and PURPLE teams, who tied for the most number of participants in the chat! Blue and Purple teams were each awarded 1,000 bonus points.

_doglovegirl_: Cool!

_All40ne_: Hi.
_doglovegirl_: This is so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Hi, everyone!
_Readiac_: How does this work?
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: We’ll get started in just a minute.
_Readiac_: WOW
_Readiac_: This is cool!
_All40ne_: I’ve finally made it!!
_doglovegirl_: Hi!
_Firekitty_: Hello everbody!!!!
_H_Granger123_: hi!!
_doglovegirl_: Hi
_Readiac_: I’ve never done one of this before! This is exciting! Hi Firekitty!
_H_Granger123_: so, what do u guys like to read?
_Firekitty_: Hi Readiac! This is so cool
_Readiac_: I love to read Harry Potter! Oh and Inkheart! What about you?
_doglovegirl_: I know it is
_Firekitty_: My favorite book EVER is Inkheart.
_All40ne_: @H Granger123 Books about everyday life… and planes.
_H_Granger123_: yeah i like harry potter too
_doglovegirl_: I love the 39 Clues books
_H_Granger123_: but i also like the i survived middle school books
_H_Granger123_: and candy apple
Hi, everyone. Thanks for joining the chat! Let’s wait a few more
minutes to start talking Summer Challenge, just to give other folks a
chance to log on.
_Readiac_: Inkheart is great book! Ioved the last one, Inkdeath, it was really exciting and I loved the ending!
_All40ne_: The Hazlewood High Trilogy (youg adult) is pretty good.
_H_Granger123_: @all4one that’s cool. me too.
_doglovegirl_: ok!
_H_Granger123_: thanks @_karen_stacks_staffer
_doglovegirl_: This is my first chat!!!!!
Btw, when you guys recommend books to each other, please note if it’s
YA, just so younger reads know! I noticed that All4One already did this
(which is awesome!).
_H_Granger123_: me too
_doglovegirl_: Hi everybody!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Oops, I mean “readers,” not “younger reads.” I’m just too excited for this chat, I guess! I’m typing too fast!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: I’m making no sense! Ha ha.
_All40ne_: @H Granger 123 Wow! Someone else who likes it too!!! :)
_bookworm_86_: ooh how exciting!
_H_Granger123_: thanks for setting this up @_Karen_Stacks_Staffer its great!!
_Readiac_: Haha I know what you mean!
_H_Granger123_: @all4one likes what?
_bookworm_86_: this is my very first chat. hi everyone!
_doglovegirl_: mine too
_H_Granger123_: hi!
_bookworm_86_: cool
_Readiac_: Have any of you read the book Pirates!?
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Alright, let’s get started!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: How many of you are taking the Summer Challenge?
_All40ne_: @doglovegirl Same Here!
_bookworm_86_: okay!
_Readiac_: YAY
_doglovegirl_: Me!!!!!!!!!!
_H_Granger123_: @_readiac_ no
_bookworm_86_: i am!
_Firekitty_: GO BLUE TEAM!!!! =]
_doglovegirl_: me!
_All40ne_: I am! I already read 620 minutes!!!
_H_Granger123_: i am!! and i am doing very well!
_H_Granger123_: yellow team rocks!
_Readiac_: GO GREEN!
_doglovegirl_: me!!!!!!!!
_bookworm_86_: @all4one wow!
_H_Granger123_: yellow will win!!!
_doglovegirl_: me
_Readiac_: How many minutes have you all read?
_All40ne_: Green team rules!
_H_Granger123_: even though we’re losing :(
_bookworm_86_: @Readiac yes go green!
_jexx200_: hello who here us from the purple team?
_afropuffhippie_: BLUE TEAM WILL WIN IN JULY NO DOUBT!!!
_Readiac_: All4One high five! Go green!
Btw, did you guys all know that whichever team has the most members
join the chat today will earn 1,000 bonus points? We’ll make a note of
all your usernames today and announce the results sometime next week.
_bookworm_86_: @Readiac yeah green team!
_All40ne_: @Rediac Thanks!
_H_Granger123_: NO! yellow will!
_Firekitty_: @afropuffhippie: Yay! Blues rock! I love your user name =]
_H_Granger123_: darn. then yellow will lose.
_bookworm_86_: @Karen awesome!
_Readiac_: I have logged 1411 minutes!
_doglovegirl_: yes!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: I have the same questions as Readiac: How many minutes have you guys logged so far?
_All40ne_: I bet green will win
_doglovegirl_: yes green team!
_bookworm_86_: yeah green!
_doglovegirl_: something is happening!
_fabchick_: green team!
_bookworm_86_: Send: @Karen i think like 500
_H_Granger123_: 720 mins
_All40ne_: Green is good!!
_Readiac_: I have logged 1411 but I have 360 more minutes that I need to log,haha.
_bookworm_86_: @fabchick yeah! another green!
_H_Granger123_: yellow is better
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Have you guys been reading the featured books? Which ones are your favorites?
_H_Granger123_: got to go :(
_jexx200_: Purple team, are you out there?
_H_Granger123_: no i haven’t.
_H_Granger123_: see ya later!
_penguin2009_: i am on the blue team
_bookworm_86_: @fabchick did you see what karen said about the team with most chat membersgets extra points?
_Readiac_: I haven’t read the featured books because I haven’t been able to go to the library to get them!
_333penguin_: hello everybody! I am the green team captain for july!
_fabchick_: @bookwrom_86: yup! cool!
_Firekitty_: @Karen I read Hugo Cabret, but that’s it for featured books!
_doglovegirl_: me too
_bookworm_86_: @Readiac me too!
_All40ne_: @Karen Stacks Staffer I’ve only read The Invention Of Hugo Cabret
_afropuffhippie_: U ROCK @penguin2009 I love your username!!!
_doglovegirl_: cool!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Welcome to any team captains who are joining today’s chat!
_doglovegirl_: cool!
_Readiac_: Hello Captain!
_bookworm_86_: @333penguin hi! i’m on green team! woo!
_afropuffhippie_: Thank you @Karen nice to be here
_333penguin_: hi, is everybody ready for july?!
_bookworm_86_: @fabchick i like your username too
_Readiac_: ‘What is your favorite book?
_jexx200_: Hi, I’m the Purple team Capitan for the month of August
_bookworm_86_: @333penguin you bet!
_Readiac_: I’ll be ready for July!!
_doglovegirl_: The 39 Clues
_Readiac_: My fav book is Harry Potter!
_bookworm_86_: @Readiac ditto!
_doglovegirl_: I’m also ready for July
_All40ne_: @Readiac Good luck with that!
_333penguin_: great, everybody! what are you guys reading?
_afropuffhippie_: July is going 2 rock!!!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @Readiac: Harry Potter is my fave series of all-time. But right now I’m reading the Percy Jackson series and loving it!
_bookworm_86_: @doglovegirl hi!
_doglovegirl_: HI!
_jexx200_: Hi, I’m the Purple team captain for the month of August.
_bookworm_86_: @333penguin so what does a team captain do?
_doglovegirl_: ok
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: I’m so excited to see the team captains on here! You guys are doing a great job pumping up your team members.
_jexx200_: Sorry if i said that twice
_333penguin_: i just finished the capture by kathryn lasky
_All40ne_: @333penguin The other day I read the IYSA Referee Handbook for 80 min!!!
_Readiac_: @ Karen_Stacks_Staffer: Percy Jackson is good too! I haven’t read the new book yet though!
_superninja1234_: Hey guys what’s up? I’m the team captian of the Purple Team
_afropuffhippie_: Oh, cool! My sister reads the Percy Jackson series! But I’m reading The Yearling, by Marjorie Rawlings
_Firekitty_: Right now I’m reading Swords of the Six by scott appleton. It’s so great!
_doglovegirl_: its ok
_333penguin_: the team captains, i’m one of them, coordinate the teams to read, and encourage them to read
_commanderepicw00k13_: I love percy jackson series
_bookworm_86_: @333penguin i love kathryn lasky!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Lots of fiction. Is anyone reading nonfiction this summer?
_superninja1234_: I’m reading the City of Ember Series. Great books! I’m also planning to read some Mike Lupica books
_doglovegirl_: I just finished reading 39 Clues and for some reason I can’t post that well.
_333penguin_: cool! she is awesome
_doglovegirl_: Yes maybe
_jexx200_: I need a good laugh. What is the funniest book you’ve ever read?
_333penguin_: well, i do.
_doglovegirl_: never mind I’m posting good now
_commanderepicw00k13_: I have to read tons of non-fiction this summer for school reading
_bookworm_86_: @Karen doesn’t look like it
_Readiac_: I’m reading some stuff about Japanse Americans in WW 2 for my summer project. That’s non-fiction.
_superninja1234_: No not really any nonfiction, but if you have any ideas, i’ll read them
_All40ne_: @Karen Stacks Staffer Well… I’m reading magizines, does that count?
_doglovegirl_: Uhh… Diary of the Wimpy Kid!!!!!!!!
_333penguin_: the penderwicks
_commanderepicw00k13_: thats was at karen btw
_Firekitty_: @Karen: For school I have to read a noonfiction book, The Perfect Storm, over the summer. I haven’t started it yet…. =P
_superninja1234_: the funniest book i’ve ever read would probably be diary of a wimpy kid. read it!
_doglovegirl_: Who likes The 39 Clues?
_bookworm_86_: @commanderepicwOOk13 school books? in summer? that sucks.
_superninja1234_: what’s the penderwicks?
_bookworm_86_: @firekitty what team are you on?
_333penguin_: who likes the hardy boys?
_commanderepicw00k13_: never read 39 Clues but i like the author
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @All4One: I think magazines count. They have words, right? :-)
_jexx200_: I like the 39 clues
_superninja1234_: i got 39 clues for my birthday but i haven’t read it yet
_All40ne_: @bookworm 86 ditto
_doglovegirl_: yeah
_commanderepicw00k13_: @bookwork_86 yeah. it does suck
_Firekitty_: @Bookworm86 I’m on the Blue team.
If anyone is a geek like me, they should read The Book(s) of Useless
Information. You can’t miss them; they have cute little squirrels on
_333penguin_: its about 4 girls, they like to prank people
_superninja1234_: i’m the captain of the purple team
_jexx200_: I’ve read Diary of a Wimpy Kid read any other funny books
_penguin2009_: @firekitty yay blue team!
_333penguin_: go green!
_bookworm_86_: @afropuffhippie haha squirrels
_superninja1234_: oh yeah my friend read the books of useless info. he said they were good
_Firekitty_: @afropuffhippie: I love those books! =]
_commanderepicw00k13_: GREEN! <chewbacca call>
_jexx200_: hey super ninja im the purple team camtian for august
_doglovegirl_: Who likes InkHeart?
_bookworm_86_: @333penguin yup! green all the way!
_doglovegirl_: me too
_Readiac_: I LOVE Inkheart!!!
_superninja1234_: cool jexx 200
_afropuffhippie_: Wow I’m not the only nerd out there. You guys rock!
_Firekitty_: @doglovegirl: I am obsessed with Inkheart!!
_bookworm_86_: @commander chewbacca? what do wookies have to do with summer reading?
_333penguin_: what is inkheart about
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: I think the Series of Unfortunate Events books are pretty funny — but also kind of dark and twisted.
_commanderepicw00k13_: I liked the first book. I think it was inkspell?
_bookworm_86_: @Karen i know! they’re sad!
_All40ne_: I only read the first book.
_doglovegirl_: Wasn’t it Inkheart?
_superninja1234_: i really like series of unfortunate events, good book
_Readiac_: Inkheart is the first then Inkspell and finally Inkdeath!
_commanderepicw00k13_: wookies have absoluttely nothing to do with summer reading. it was a show of support for our team
_superninja1234_: the fist book was inkheart not inkspell
_commanderepicw00k13_: ok. so i was wrong. i loved inkheart
_afropuffhippie_: @Karen I still haven’t read the last two books in that series! It’s been like, 2 or 3 years now!
_Readiac_: Inkdeath was my favorite!
_Firekitty_: @Karen: I like those books, but they’re so… dark. ;)
_doglovegirl_: I never read Inkheart!
_333penguin_: i never read inkheart
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ doglovegirlits good stuff
_All40ne_: @doglovegirl Same here!
_superninja1234_: i’ve never read inkheart either
_Readiac_: @doglovergirl: *gasp* You must read it!
_Carly_H_Stacks_Staffer_: My favorite funny books are the Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Lois Sachar
_doglovegirl_: Ok!
_bookworm_86_: @doglovegirl me too but i want too!
_afropuffhippie_: I think the darkest thing I’ve ever read was this short story by Edgar Allen Poe…it really really scared me alot.
_superninja1234_: *gasp* I probably should read inkheart *gasp*
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @Carly_H: I totally forgot about that series! So good!
_333penguin_: oh i love wayside stories!
_bookworm_86_: @carly_h haha love the potatoe
_All40ne_: @Carly H Stacks Staffer I read those books too. They’re pretty good.
_Carly_H_Stacks_Staffer_: @bookworm Thanks! Me too!
_penguin2009_: i love the wayside stories too
_doglovegirl_: The best book I ever read was 39 Clues. The School Story and Trading Faces!
_superninja1234_: didn’t they make wayside into a show?
_penguin2009_: i didn’t like the math one so much though
_All40ne_: Remember Ms. Zarves?
_Carly_H_Stacks_Staffer_: My favorite part was the 13th story ;)
_bookworm_86_: @allforone: yeah, me too but they’re kinda childish
_penguin2009_: the best was when they all started shouting MORE COWBELLS MORE COWBELLS!!!!!!!!!
_commanderepicw00k13_: i never really like wayside stories. all the upside down and backwards stuff always got me
_Readiac_: Anyone read Fablehaven?
_333penguin_: o yea- me too
_penguin2009_: was Ms. Zarves the teacher on the 13th story
_bookworm_86_: @superninja: yeah, but i don’t think it airs anymore
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ bookworm ur absolutely right
_All40ne_: @Carly The three Erics. They’re my favorite!
_superninja1234_: never read fablehaven
_penguin2009_: @commander: what do you mean “got” you
_bookworm_86_: @Readiac: that sounds cool. what’s it about?
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ penguin???
_Readiac_: Has anyone read the stories one the Write It boards? Some of them ar really good!
_doglovegirl_: How many books did you read for June.
_commanderepicw00k13_: oh! sorry i’m slow. they always bugged me
_penguin2009_: @commander: you said the upside down stuff “got” you
_bookworm_86_: @commander: yeah. there’s 2 penguin people here now/
_penguin2009_: @commander do you mean you didn’t like it? it was confusing?
_penguin2009_: its because penguins are awesome
_superninja1234_: dog love girl i’ve read about 5, i want to log a lot of minutes for the summer
_commanderepicw00k13_: oops. golly gee. sorry penguins. it was confusing
_Hulagurl_: Hi, this is the previous Blue team captain.GO BLUE TEAM!!!
@bookworm_86: It’s about these two siblings whose grandparents run
Fablehave, a place where magical creatures live. They’re pretty good.
_doglovegirl_: ok
_bookworm_86_: @penguin2009: heck yes they are
_penguin2009_: yay there are at laest 3 people from blue team here
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: I know everyone wants to log lots of minutes. But did anyone set a goal on number of books they’ll read this summer?
_Firekitty_: @Hulagirl: GO BLUE!!! =]
_superninja1234_: wazzup blue team captian, i’m the purple team captain
_hellokitty128_: who has read a book called how to be the best at everthing
_bookworm_86_: @Readiac: sounds cool! i’ll check into it!
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ karen at least 10.
_superninja1234_: i set a goal of 16 books this summer
_doglovegirl_: a least 44
_Stacks_Admin_: That’s a great goal, superninja1234!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @doglovegirl: WHOA!
_All40ne_: 1200 minutes. My school has a wii luncheon for anyone who reads that much!
_bookworm_86_: @Karen: not really. i just go to the library every week and get some stuff
_Readiac_: I don’t really have a book goal but I have read three books so far.
_doglovegirl_: I”m a bookworm!
_commanderepicw00k13_: i’m more into writing than reading. unless its greek stuff
Don’t laugh at me for this, but has anyone read Mary Poppins, because
it was a really good book I just read it not even a month ago
_bookworm_86_: @Allforone: cool!
_superninja1234_: @dog love girl 44?! that’s crazy you must read a lot
_doglovegirl_: I just read a book today and I finished it.
_kidreporteralan_: August Blue Team captain here. I think Blue Team got off to a good start. We just might win.
_bookworm_86_: @doglovegirl: me too!
_penguin2009_: @doglovegirl: do you already know what 44 to read? or do you pick them along the summer
_jexx200_: I am going for 60, we’re taking several driving trips so I’ll read in the backseat.
_333penguin_: how do you read 44 books?
_superninja1234_: @ cog love girl: what book was it?
One of our Summer Challenge mottos is “Four or More” because everyone
should read at least four books over the summer. But it sounds like
everyone is planning to read way more than that!
_hellokitty128_: @all4one your school is so cool
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ doglovegirl how long?
_Firekitty_: @Afropuffhippie: YES! I like the book better than the movie. ;-)
_Readiac_: What books have you all read so far?
_bookworm_86_: has anybody read skeleton creek?
_doglovegirl_: I have like a library in my closet!
_commanderepicw00k13_: @readiac i re-read all of the percy jackson series last week
_bookworm_86_: @doglovegirl: awesome!
_fabchick_: i’m reading the sisters grimm sries.
_afropuffhippie_: @Firekitty all my friends thought that I was so babyish but that book rocked
_doglovegirl_: The book I read is at least about almost 200 pages. It’s the 39 Clues I keep on reading.
_All40ne_: @jexx200 When I read in the backseat of a moving car. I get nausia
_Readiac_: @doglovergirl: Same here!! Well its not actually in my closet its under my bed.
_hellokitty128_: in the summer i will read everyday
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @commanderepicw00k13: Don’t tell me anything about PJ. I’m only on the second book right now!
_kidreporteralan_: Bookworm 86, no but I want to read it.
_totalharrypotterfan_: I’m here! I didn’t know that there was a chat today, but… I’m here! xD
_hellokitty128_: can someone talk to me
_bookworm_86_: @hellokitty: me too
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ karen ok i wont.
_doglovegirl_: Should I read 100 books?
_Stacks_Admin_: Hi there, hellokitty128!
_superninja1234_: @hellokitty128: what’s up?
@All4One: Me too! I get a headache when I read in a car or on the bus,
which is so frustrating. That’s when it’s good to have an audiobook!
_bookworm_86_: @kidreporteralan: it’s kind of scary but you’d probably like it
_jexx200_: @all40ne… then you better bring along air sickness bags
_totalharrypotterfan_: Do you people like Artemis Fowl? I’m right in the middle of reading it for the first time. It rocks!
_commanderepicw00k13_: Anybody read the Island series?
_superninja1234_: @totalharrypotterfan: artemis fowl is cool. read the whole series
_doglovegirl_: Who’s obessed with 39 Clues. For some reason I am!
_All40ne_: @totalharrypotterfan I only read the first one and a little bit of the second one
_333penguin_: no whats it about
Remember everyone, don’t ask for or give out any personal information
in the chat or on the message boards (or anywhere online!)
_totalharrypotterfan_: @commander No. Sounds good though
_bookworm_86_: @Karen: they even have this site where you can put audio books on your iPod ans tuff
The three books I’ve read so far are books that I’ll have to read for
school next year. They are not kids books they’re more like YA.
_superninja1234_: @commander: who’s the island series by?
_333penguin_: ok i wont
If everyone discovers a new series they really love this summer, I bet
they’ll be racking up minutes in no time! When I find a good series, I
know I can’t stop reading.
_kidreporteralan_: Who’s interested in Percy Jackson and the Olympians? I’m reading the 5th one. It is an awesome series, funny too.
_bookworm_86_: @dlg (doglovegirl) me too
_totalharrypotterfan_: @superninja: There’s a WHOLE SERIES??? I thought it was only one book!
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ totalharrypotterfan they are really good books.
_jexx200_: @doglovegirl me too, I can’t wait till the 5th comes out
_bookworm_86_: @kidreporter alan: i’ve heard of those are they good?
_totalharrypotterfan_: @kidreporter: Haven’t heard of that one either. I’m so out of the loop.
_superninja1234_: @totalharrypotterfan: no there’s more than 1
_All40ne_: I never heard of that series
_commanderepicw00k13_: i need to read the percy jackson book 5. been waiting so long!
_totalharrypotterfan_: @superninja: How many are there?
_kidreporteralan_: jexx200, it already came out.
The Island series is by Gordon Korman (who also wrote the second book
of The 39 Clues) and SWINDLE, a featured book in Summer Challenge!
_Stacks_Admin_: (Gordon must be really busy!)
_superninja1234_: @commander: i have to get percy jackson 5 too
_All40ne_: Gordon Korman is a good author!
_bookworm_86_: @commander: ive heard of those. are they good?
_Firekitty_: For summer reading homework I have to read Ethan Frome. Anyone heard of it?
_Hulagurl_: All people on the blue team, just keep reading!!!
_Readiac_: Who is your favorite author?
_jexx200_: @kidreporteralan no the fourth one just came out
_commanderepicw00k13_: i requested it from the library a while ago and it still hasn’t come
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Ethan Fromme is an adult classic.
_superninja1234_: @all4one: did he write island?
_commanderepicw00k13_: @bookworm Percy Jackson or Island?
_All40ne_: @Firekitty Nope
_superninja1234_: @firekitty: nope
_totalharrypotterfan_: @Firekitty: Nope. Surprise, surprise.
_Readiac_: @FireKitty: No never heard of it. I have to read The Old Man and the Sea and Animal Farm.
_bookworm_86_: @commander: Percy Jackson
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Wow, you guys are reading really advanced books! I think you’re smarter than when I was a kid. :-)
_totalharrypotterfan_: How many Artemis Fowl books are there?
_Hulagurl_: Has anyone here read The Inkheart seties?
_jexx200_: @all40ne I got to meet Gordon Korman when i was at the book launch for the second 39 clues
_doglovegirl_: no!
_totalharrypotterfan_: @Readiac: Animal Farm! That’s a great book.
_Hulagurl_: I meant series
Guest-9 A and Guest-10 A, if you want to participate in the chat, just
click on “Sign In” underneath the blue bar that says “STACKS chat”
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ bookworm Percy Jackson is the best series I’ve ever read. little below my reading level but w/e
_superninja1234_: anyone read the bone series. i had to do a review on it
_Readiac_: Inkheart is awesome!
_All40ne_: @totalharrypotterfan I think there are five
_Firekitty_: @Hulagirl: I am an Inkheart obsessive!!!
_bookworm_86_: @commander: ok, thanks :)
_totalharrypotterfan_: @superninja: Charlie Bone? Or just bone?
_doglovegirl_: Hey guys I’m signing into write4ever my other account ok!
For all those young preteen/teen artists and writers out there, like
me, you guys should really check out that PUSH anthology of the best
young writers and artists in America I bought the one from July 2008 it
was very cool! Plus, it’s from Scholastic, so I’m doing promotional
work here :-)
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: The BONE series is one of the featured books/series in the Challenge!
_lily849_: I am currently reading “The Alchemyst” By Michael Scott. I think it is well writen and really good!
@totalharrypotterfan: Yeah it was interesting. My mom explained how it
all related to the Russian revolution. It was interesting.
_bookworm_86_: @doglovegirl: ok!
_superninja1234_: @totalharrypotterfan: just bone, charlie bone is good though
_lily849_: Bone is a really good series!
_Hulagurl_: @firekitty Which is your favorite book?
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @afropuffhippie: Thanks for the plug for Scholastic! Note to everyone else: PUSH is for teens.
_commanderepicw00k13_: is the alchemyst te one w. the auras and stuff?
_superninja1234_: @karen: yeah i just took the quiz on it today
_bookworm_86_: has anybody read diamond willow? it’s really amazing
_totalharrypotterfan_: @Readiac: Really? I just thought it was a slightly strange book.
_Readiac_: @lily849: I’ve read that book! There is a second one I think.
_bookworm_86_: @superninja, yeah it is!
_lily849_: My favorite book is ” A dog’s life”
_totalharrypotterfan_: How about the Harry Potter series? xD
_Firekitty_: @Hulagirl: I like them all…. can’t decide!
_superninja1234_: @bookworm: what is?
_bookworm_86_: @;lily: mine is diamond willow
_babygirl35_: What you talk’in ’bout?
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: So, I’m curious . . . what’s your favorite part of the Summer Challenge?
_superninja1234_: @totalharrypotterfan: i’m looking forward to seeing the new harry potter movie
_Hulagurl_: @firekitty me too!!!
_bookworm_86_: @superninja: charlie bone
_lily849_: @readiac: THere are actually three so far and i think there’s supposed to be 6
_Readiac_: @totalharrypotterfan: Oh yeah Snowball, Napolean, Old major, and some of the other characters represented real people!
@totalharrypotterfan I think the books are WAY to detailed (by that, I
mean it talks about their everyday life for about 50 or so pages.) But
the storyline is great
_totalharrypotterfan_: @superninja: I know! I want to see the midnight premier, but I doubt I’ll be allowed.
_lily849_: @Stacks_Admin: What is your favorite book?
_babygirl35_: Does anyone know when the newest movie is coming out?
OMG I want to see the harry potter movie it looks cool even though I
don’t usually like those movies. The books are much much better.
_All40ne_: @Karen The message boards, the profiles, and the chats
_superninja1234_: @totalharrypotterfan: same here
_Hulagurl_: Has anyone her read The Outsiders? It’s an amazing book.
_lily849_: @babygirl35: What movie?
_totalharrypotterfan_: All40ne: They are a bit detailed, but sometimes that’s a good thing.
_doglovegirl_: hi
_bookworm_86_: @babygirl: for harry potter? i think sometime in july.
_Stacks_Admin_: Well, technically i speak for all of The STACKS, so it’d be hard to choose!
_totalharrypotterfan_: @lily: HP 6
_babygirl35_: hi
_doglovegirl_: Sorry I had to log off for a second
_lily849_: @Hulagurl: I love the Outsiders!
_bookworm_86_: @hulagirl: among the outsiders or just the outsiders?
_superninja1234_: @hulagirl: yeah i’ve heard of the outsiders
_babygirl35_: Hi doglovegirl!
_lily849_: @Stacks_Admin: Okay!
_superninja1234_: @doglovegirl: hi
_Readiac_: @lily849: Really? There will be six? I need to read the others.
_lily849_: @babygirl35: Hello!
_80′s My Little Pony_: hi?
_penguin2009_: i like the videos
_bookworm_86_: @dlg: welcome back!
_lily849_: @penguin2009: What vidoes?
_Firekitty_: Hi 80s My little Pony
_doglovegirl_: what videos?
_Hulagurl_: @bookworm86 Just The Outsiders.
_80′s My Little Pony_: me too
_babygirl35_: yeah, what videos?
_penguin2009_: there are videos on the summer challenge page where u take the quizzes
_bookworm_86_: @80′s mlp: hi what team are you on?
_80′s My Little Pony_: Hi Fire Kitty!
_babygirl35_: whats that?
_lily849_: Hey, everybody! How many books do you plan to read over the summer?
_Firekitty_: Hey 80s MLP- what team are you on?
_80′s My Little Pony_: team?
_superninja1234_: @totalharrypotterfan: what team are you on?
_totalharrypotterfan_: @lily: Too many.
_doglovegirl_: 1,000 maybe.
_lily849_: @penguin2009: Oh, those videos! I know what your talking about!
_Hulagurl_: The Outsiders was such a wonderful book. It made me cry.
_superninja1234_: @lily849: 16
_bookworm_86_: @hulagirl: ok. i’ve read among the outsiders (great book!) but not the outsiders
_totalharrypotterfan_: @superninja: What are you talking about?
_afropuffhippie_: The outsiders seems interesting my sister had to read it I think in 7th grade
_babygirl35_: i don’t!
_lily849_: @doglovegirl: Seriously?
_Stacks_Admin_: New videos are going to be added ALL summer, so check that that page weekly! (at least!)
@totalharrypotterfan: Animal Farm was about the Russian revolution.
Snowball Napolean and some other characters represent real people!!
_All40ne_: @lily849 Books come in all sizes. So, I just stick with the minutes.
_bookworm_86_: @ 80;s mlp: for the summer reading challenge. that’s what this chat is all about.
_80′s My Little Pony_: Outsiders?
_doglovegirl_: I’m a very quick reader
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: How frequently do you guys come back to the Summer Challenge site? Anyone here who logs in every day?
_superninja1234_: @totalharrypotterfan: i said what team are you on, purple, blue, yellow, green?
_bookworm_86_: @Stacks Admin: cool!
_totalharrypotterfan_: @Readiac: I see.
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ afropuff hippe i think its a lil mature for 7th graders…
_bookworm_86_: @dlg: me too
_jexx200_: Does anyone like the Alex Rider series?
_doglovegirl_: ME!!!!!!
_Stacks_Admin_: Guest-16 A, to participate in the chat, just click “Sign In” under the blue bar that says “STACKS Chat”
_lily849_: @totalharrypotterfan: LOL!
_80′s My Little Pony_: oh, yeah, Green Team!
_totalharrypotterfan_: @superninja: Er, I guess I don’t have a team.
_bookworm_86_: @jexx: never heard of it
_doglovegirl_: GO GREEN TEAM!
_lily849_: @jexx200: i love that series!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Btw, the videos are all celebs or authors talking to us about books. I was there for some of the filming sessions!
_afropuffhippie_: @Karen I log on at least every other day it’s pretty cool
_Hulagurl_: @Readiac: I read Animal Farm
_commanderepicw00k13_: @jexx200 i liked that series. i’m into action spy stuff
_Readiac_: @totalharrypotterfan: My mom is a history teacher so she of course had to explain every aspect of the book.
_superninja1234_: Anyone read city of ember?
_bookworm_86_: @doglovegirl: that’s right! yeah greens!
_Hulagurl_: GO BLUE TEAM!!!!!!!!
_jexx200_: @stacksadmin I log in about 4x a week
_lily849_: @superninja1234: I love that series!
_80′s My Little Pony_: green is my least favorite color, but Go Green Team! :)
_commanderepicw00k13_: pfft! green has all other teams beat by miles
_kidreporteralan_: No.
_bookworm_86_: @hulagirl: greens gonna win…
_Firekitty_: @Superninja: Yeah, I love those books! I have to see the movie…
_Readiac_: @hulagurl: Cool! It was an interesting book. A little odd but good. I found the ending vry interesting.
_afropuffhippie_: Oh cool! My grandma told me about Animal Farm after I read War Of The Worlds! Was it good?
_doglovegirl_: Who likes the green team!
_bookworm_86_: @commander: oh yeah! tell it loke it is!
_doglovegirl_: Green so is going to win
_bookworm_86_: @ commander i mean like it is
_lily849_: @bookworm86: Don’t be so sure! *wink* (go purple!)
_80′s My Little Pony_: it is?
_fabchick_: i like the green team! WOOHOO!
_bookworm_86_: @dlg: i do! yeah green!
_commanderepicw00k13_: yes we r. i’d wookie call again but nvm
_kidreporteralan_: Blue is gonna win.
_SpringBookLover_: Go Green!
Speaking of winning . . . if you’re on the winning team, where will
you vote for Scholastic to make the special donation? Early Childhood,
Literacy, Emergency Relief, or Getting Active?
_80′s My Little Pony_: you do?
_doglovegirl_: No green
_All40ne_: Green Team will win this month
_bookworm_86_: @lily: don’t count your chickens before they hatch…
_lily849_: Go purple!
_commanderepicw00k13_: green team will win every month
_kidreporteralan_: I agree.
_lily849_: @KAren: I would vote for Early Chidhood!
_SpringBookLover_: yeah!
@afropuffhippie: Yeah Animal Farm was good. If you know how it relates
to the Russian revolution it makes it even more interesting.
_bookworm_86_: @Karen: good question! probably early childhood
_Stacks_Admin_: Guest-18 A, to participate in the chat, just click “Sign In” under the STACKS Chat blue bar
_SpringBookLover_: IDK who i’d vote for
_Firekitty_: @Karen: Probably emergency relief, for hurricanes and stuff
_kidreporteralan_: I meant with bookworm.
_All40ne_: @commander That’s what I want to hear!!
_lily849_: @bookworm86: Speaking of chickens, i love chickens!
_80′s My Little Pony_: This chat is confusing! all these posts come up so Quick!
_jexx200_: @lily849 I’m purple too, log those minutes, baby!
_SpringBookLover_: Hmmm…
_doglovegirl_: i can’t post
_SpringBookLover_: Chickens?
I know I must sound really dumb right now since I’m a team captian but
I had no idea there was a Purple team LOL. That’s weird, right?
_SpringBookLover_: purple?
_lily849_: @jexx200- Oh yes i have!
_Firekitty_: Chickens!
_kidreporteralan_: lily849, I love to eat chicken.
_80′s My Little Pony_: I like Unicorns!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Chicken?! What are you guys TALKING about? You crack me up.
_All40ne_: Chickens?
_SpringBookLover_: Ahgh!
_lily849_: HAs anyone clicked on the Smartycard ad on the SUmmer Challenge site?
_Hulagurl_: bookworm86: BLUE TEAM RULES!!!! I was previous Blue team captain. all blue team people, READ READ READ!!!!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: I’m LOLing right now!
_afropuffhippie_: @Firekitty Go chickens!
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: oh i finally found it!
_commanderepicw00k13_: Chickens! got 12
_SpringBookLover_: No
_rockinchic_: do chickens eat chocolate?
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: This is my first Live Chat
_Firekitty_: @ Karen: I don’t really know…… ;)
_commanderepicw00k13_: chickens! got 12
_Stacks_Admin_: Welcome, Allie_Finkle_Fan!
_kidreporteralan_: I love fried chicken!
_All40ne_: This is starting to make my head spin!
_SpringBookLover_: no!
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: Hi!
_SpringBookLover_: Adios!
_rockinchic_: this is my first live chat
_lily849_: This is cool!
_Stacks_Admin_: Welcome, rockinchic!
_Hulagurl_: Why is everyone talking about chicken?
_lily849_: The smartycard thing is awesome! i GOT A CLUB PENGUIN MEMBERSHIP FOR FREE!
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: When is the next one?
_afropuffhippie_: Fried chicken’s where it’s at! Love it!
_doglovegirl_: I knew there was purple
Okay, wait, getting off the subject of chicken for a second. NO
PROMISES, but . . . if we decided to extend the Summer Challenge into
the school, would you continue to participate? What would you want the
site to have? Any ideas for a name for it?
_rockinchic_: thanks
_kidreporteralan_: No, I don’t think chickens eat chocolate
_lily849_: @rockinchic; Me too!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: I mean, into the school year. Gosh, I really am typing too fast today!
_All40ne_: Since everyone is saying chickens. KFC anyone?
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: What’s with all the chicken
_commanderepicw00k13_: chickens cant eat chocolate. i should kno
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: i had chicken for dinner
_rockinchic_: too bad chocolate is awesome
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @commanderepicw00k13: I don’t even want to know how you know that!
_kidreporteralan_: I’m in for KFC!
_redconverse_: hi^-^
_afropuffhippie_: You guys are just ignoring Karen, aren’t you? Wow.
_doglovegirl_: Hi again!
_All40ne_: Why would chickens eat chocolate
_Stacks_Admin_: Welcome, redconverse!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Yeah, affropuffhippie! Thank you! ;-)
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ rockinchic but i wouldnt wanna waste it on chickens
_lily849_: @Karen: Yeah, that would be awesome! How about Scholastic School reading Challenge?
@Karen: First a summer reading challenge, then a fall reading
challenge, then a winter reading challenge and a spring reading
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: KFC is evil
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Ha ha, I see all your responses now. :-)
@Karen: YES I would participate! That would be cool! I rembember when
they were going to close the boards for school and we all were like NOO
so they kept it open.
_doglovegirl_: Yea why?
_Hulagurl_: Karen stacks staffer :I would love an excuse to read.
_Readiac_: Hey redconverse!
_kidreporteralan_: All40ne, I don’t know.
_rockinchic_: I know
_afropuffhippie_: Good idea, @Firekitty
_kidreporteralan_: But KFC is good!
_doglovegirl_: be right back
_All40ne_: @Readiac That’s because the boards are awesome!
_redconverse_: @readiac:hi,whats up?
_commanderepicw00k13_: @karen i “dont” have chickens….?
_lily849_: KFC is too greasy!
_Readiac_: I don’t get the SmartyCard thing. Could anyone tell me?
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: i’m waiting for the message to come out
_kidreporteralan_: We’re talkin’ about chicken!
_Hulagurl_: now I feel like eating chicken
_80′s My Little Pony_: is the “Summer reading buzz” board called the “I miss summer reading buzz” board in winter?
_afropuffhippie_: On The east Coast time is almost Up! I wish it was longer!
_Readiac_: @redconverse: Just chatting about books!
_lily849_: Ok, can we please stop talking about chickens???
_bookworm_86_: @lily: they have that grilled kind now
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: i ate chicken
_bookworm_86_: @Hulagirl: me too
@Readiac: As you log minutes on the Challenge, you’re also working
towards SmartyCard rewards. When you reach certain levels, you can
redeem for actual SmartyCard points on their site.
_redconverse_: @readiac:cool
_bookworm_86_: @ Readiac: :) and chicken
_Firekitty_: Chicken or turkey? That is the question.
_commanderepicw00k13_: how did we get on the subject of chickens?
@karenstacksstaffer I think you should continue it into school
year…it would be great if we could tie this into the books we read at
school, like an online book club/study group.
@Readaic: Log into your Summer reading challenge account and click
start the challenge. then u should see an ad that says Smartycard
_Readiac_: @Karen: So what do we do with SmaryCard points?
Alright, guys, I hate to break up this thrilling conversation about
chickens, but we’re almost out of time. Before we end the chat, I want
to ask for suggestions for future chat topics. Anything you guys want
to talk about?
_lily849_: @commander; someone said “don’t counts ur chickens”
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @Readiac: You can redeem SmartyCard points for stuff like Club Penguin membership and other prizes.
_Readiac_: @bookworm_86: Of course chicken too.
_lily849_: @readiac- you do educational quizzs to earn points and get cool rewards!
_commanderepicw00k13_: Percy Jackson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_bookworm_86_: @commander: somebody said purple waould win and i said not to count her chickens bfore they hatch.
_redconverse_: we’re almost out of time?!aww,darn….i just got here….
_commanderepicw00k13_: @lily thank you
_bookworm_86_: @lily, yeah, sorry that waas me
_Hulagurl_: kidreaporteralan:are you a reporter for scholastic? I am. I am also the previous blue team captain.
_Readiac_: @Karen: Ok thanks!
_kidreporteralan_: Percy rules!
_commanderepicw00k13_: @bookworm. you tell ‘em. green’s gonna win
_rockinchic_: yea too bad
_lily849_: @bookworm; actually i said go purple not purple will win!
_All40ne_: @Karen Maybe our everyday lives.
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: why cant the chat be longer?
_80′s My Little Pony_: The Unicorn Chronicles is a good series!
_afropuffhippie_: Oh, I have a suggestion! A whole chat about chickens since you guys love them so much LOL (me Too!!!)
_rockinchic_: i agree percy does rule
_kidreporteralan_: Yes I am.
_Firekitty_: Gotta go. See ya! Can’t wait to read the transcipt.
_commanderepicw00k13_: @kidreporteralan u can say that again
_bookworm_86_: @comander: totally
_Hulagurl_: GO BLUE TEAM!!!
_lily849_: @Karen; how much time do we have left? Is it possible to extend the time??? PLEASE!
_doglovegirl_: hi again!
_bookworm_86_: @aff: it started at 4. well, 4 eastern time, which im in
_redconverse_: @karen:we could chat about random stuff…or books…two of my fave things…
_doglovegirl_: This chat is ending soon right?
_kidreporteralan_: I read all 7 Harry Potter books. Who else did?
_bookworm_86_: @ lily: it started an hour ago
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: We won’t end right at 5:00 since we started a few minutes late to allow more people to join.
_rockinchic_: kidreporteralan have you read the last olipian?
_doglovegirl_: not me!
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: how come all of the accounts i see have stacks admin as their friend?
_bookworm_86_: @redconverse: haha lol me too
_80′s My Little Pony_: isn’t Xenophillius a cool name?
_lily849_: Is it possible to extend the chat time???> Please can you! This so much fun!
_doglovegirl_: Green team rules!
_All40ne_: Green team will WIN!
_redconverse_: @kidreporteralan:i’m reading the first one…
_bookworm_86_: @hulagirl: hate to pop your bubble, but so will green teem
_jexx200_: Keep reading Purple Team!
_Hulagurl_: kidreaporteralan: Iread the whole series more than once
_kidreporteralan_: I like this chat.
_lily849_: @Karen: Is it possible to keep the chat up for another ten minutes or something at least?
The STACKS_Admin is automatically your friend if you sign up for a
profile on THE STACKS, but if you want you can remove me. =*(
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @lily849: We’ll keep the chat going for 10 more minutes.
_bookworm_86_: @Karen: plus, some people (like me) had to download java
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: oh man it’s 4 o’clock! :(
_rockinchic_: when is the next live chat?
_Readiac_: GO GREEN!
_doglovegirl_: This chat is so much fun!
_bookworm_86_: @doglovegirl & allforone: totally! we WILL win!
_Stacks_Admin_: @doglovegirl: we’re glad you like it :)
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: I WILL NOT REMOVE YOU!
_bookworm_86_: @Karen: cool!
_lily849_: @Karen; Yay! You are the best!
_Hulagurl_: GO BLUE TEAM!!!! KEEP READING!!!!! WE CAN WIN THIS!!!!!!
_bookworm_86_: @Readiac: yup!
_doglovegirl_: Thank you Karen!
_All40ne_: @Readiac I’ll say!
_redconverse_: thi chat is awesome….even though i goth ere like 5 or 6 minutes ago…
_commanderepicw00k13_: @bookworm wat about me? :’( lol
_redconverse_: *this
_bookworm_86_: @aff: me neither!
_kidreporteralan_: I enjoy speed stacking. Anyone else?
_bookworm_86_: @commander: oh, you too!
_rockinchic_: me
_Readiac_: We shall unleash the power of mother nature upon you all! Mwahaha!
The next chat will be on Saturday, July 25, at 4PM ET (just like today).
The topic will be announced on the Ink Splot 26 blog
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: live chat is awesome
_bookworm_86_: kidreporteralan: yeah not rallyt
_commanderepicw00k13_: @kidreporter speed stack is great. i can do the 3-6-3 in less than 4 secs
_lily849_: @Stacks_Admin: How many moderators on the whole STACKS are there total?
_80′s My Little Pony_: Why is this website called The Stacks?
_commanderepicw00k13_: @bookworm :D
_Hulagurl_: I’m having a lot of fun! GO BLUE TEAM!!!!!
_All40ne_: @kidreporteralan Kind of
_bookworm_86_: @kidreporteralan: i mean really
_bookworm_86_: @stacks admin: ooh another chat!
_Emmafan911_: oh maaaan, I slept in! AGAIN! :P
_doglovegirl_: I love these chats!
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: is it possible to extend it to at least thirty more minutes?
_lily849_: @80′s my little pony: cuz its about books! Get it, stacks on a bookshelf!
_Readiac_: Ok what team had the most people here?
_doglovegirl_: I can’t wait until the next one
_Stacks_Admin_: @lily849: There are about 10 moderators on THE STACKS, plus staffers (like Carly M, Carly H, and Karen)
_commanderepicw00k13_: this is my first chat ever and i’m lovin it.
_wizboy_: I am on the blue team
_Hulagurl_: I cant wait for the next chat!!!! Im having a lot of fun talking to you guys. GO BLUE TEAM!!!
_bookworm_86_: @emmafan: hey jess! you got here like 5 minutes before it ended
_lily849_: Hello, emmafan911! I have seen you on the allie finkle boards!
_doglovegirl_: me too
_kidreporteralan_: Sorry about the two messages on one topic. It was a mistake.
_doglovegirl_: I love this chat!
_bookworm_86_: @commander: ditto
_lily849_: @Stack_Admin: Ok! Thanks!
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: can someone answer my question? Can we extend the chat?
_Emmafan911_: @Allie_Finkle_Fan that’s a good idea! I seem to sleep in everytime there’s a chat! :)
_redconverse_: i’m on ummm i’m not sure…i think the blue team….
_wizboy_: This is my first time too. This is awesome!!!
_All40ne_: This is fun!
_Emmafan911_: I’m in the yellow team =)
_bookworm_86_: @dlg: me too!
_commanderepicw00k13_: @bookworm Props for green team first time chatters
_bookworm_86_: @ emmafan: you’re like the only yellow…
_Hulagurl_: GO BLUE TEAM!!!!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @Allie_Finkle_Fan: Yup, we’re extending it until 5:10 ET. (So everyone gets some extra time to talk about chickens.)
_wizboy_: This is so fun!!!
_lily849_: @Karen: Haha! You are hilarious!
_bookworm_86_: @karen: :D sorry. i started that on accident
_doglovegirl_: Only 5 more minutes!
_All40ne_: Chickens! w00t!
_redconverse_: @hulagurl:i yep!!go blue team!!^-^
_wizboy_: Go blue!!!!!!!!
_commanderepicw00k13_: @ karen pssssst! everyone stopped talking about dont get them started
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: YAY! wait do we have to talk about chickens?
_80′s My Little Pony_: Define “Chickens”
_lily849_: theres a yellow team???
_kidreporteralan_: Who likes Artemis Fowl?
_Readiac_: @Karen: How do we know what team had the most people here?
_Hulagurl_: afropuffhippie:I WAS THE PREVIOUS BLUE TEAM CAPTAIN!!!! GO BLUE TEAM!!!!!
_lily849_: Is staffer a word?????
_wizboy_: In Harry Potter the ending is SO good
_redconverse_: wait….how did we get on the topic of chickens anyways….?
_lily849_: Go Chickens! rah rah!
_doglovegirl_: I don’t want this too end!
_bookworm_86_: bye everybody! i have to go!
_Stacks_Admin_: Thanks for joining, bookworm_86!
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: ok
_commanderepicw00k13_: @bookworm c ya
_doglovegirl_: Bye bookworm86!
_bookworm_86_: redconverse: me on accident. you weren’t here
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Ha ha, no one has to talk about chickens. I was just kidding.
_redconverse_: @bookworm_86:bye
_lily849_: Gimme a C gimme a H gimme an I gimme a C gimme a K gimme an E gimme an M
_All40ne_: @bookworm86 See ya!\
_80′s My Little Pony_: does Artemis fowl have to do with chickens?
_wizboy_: Who was talking about Chickens?
_Hulagurl_: bye bookworm86!!
_redconverse_: @bookworm_86:ohhh okay
_doglovegirl_: 3 more minutes
_afropuffhippie_: You guys are awesome!!! LOL Chickens
_lily849_: @Myself(lily849): What does that spell? Chickems! Huh??
_All40ne_: I accidentilly hit the \ button
_lily849_: ME!!!!!
_commanderepicw00k13_: i should go too. GO GREEN TEAM!!!! <chewbacca call>
_wizboy_: I will see you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_lily849_: @wizboy: moi!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: You guys are hilarious. These chats are truly one of my favorite parts of working on THE STACKS.
_kidreporteralan_: No, 80′s My Little Pony.
_lily849_: 3 minutes!
_lily849_: 3 minutes left!!!
_redconverse_: mawhahahaha,sorry i felt like doing that…^-^
_All40ne_: @Karen Who could argue with that?
_kidreporteralan_: I like soccer.
_Readiac_: @Karen: We should do chats more often!
_lily849_: @all4one: Yeah!
_All40ne_: 2 minutes!
_doglovegirl_: 1 more minute
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: hi people. sorry i just felt like doing that lol
Hi everyone, time to end the chat! Check back on our awesome Ink Splot
26 Blog for a transcript of this chat in a couple days (so you can read
this over and over and over again! —
_80′s My Little Pony_: maybe you should have a chat all about chickens someday!
_redconverse_: 1 more minute….awwww darn!!
_Stacks_Admin_: The next chat is on Saturday, July 25 at 4PM — mark your calendars! We’ll announce the chat topic on the blog.
_All40ne_: Please! I don’t want this to end this way :(
_afropuffhippie_: It’s 5:10 ET!!! UH this stinks : * (
_doglovegirl_: OH COME ON!
_doglovegirl_: IT’S 5:10
_lily849_: @Mylittlepny-Yeah chickens rock!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @Allie_Finkle_Fan: We extended the chat for an extra 10 minutes. But don’t worry, we’ll have another chat next month!
_redconverse_: darn…it is ending,well i had fun…
_kidreporteralan_: Could you make a chat earlier?
_lily849_: They did extend it for ten minutes
_Hulagurl_: bye bookworm86
_Allie_Finkle_Fan_: if it ended how come we’re still here?
_jexx200_: Bye, everyone!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Allie_Finkle_Fan’s right. We’re about to kick you guys off! :-)
_kidreporteralan_: See You
_All40ne_: Well Green Team will win! You’ll all see! All40ne out.
_lily849_: BYE!!!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Bye, everyone!
_Readiac_: Bye everyone! Until next time!
_doglovegirl_: Bye everyone
_Stacks_Admin_: Thanks for joining, everyone! We’re not accepting any more messages (today). See you next month!
May 17, 2009

Being Green Chat Recap

Posted by at 7:53 am in Kid Power, Live Chats | Permalink

Our STACKS chat last month was all about being green, in honor of Earth Day. We talked about recycling, conserving energy, being less wasteful, and most importantly, spreading the word about saving our one and only planet!

Some of my personal fave parts of the conversation were:

1) A bunch of you reported that your schools were celebrating Earth Day by turning off all electricity for an hour — or even the whole day! I suggested doing the same thing to my boss at Scholastic, but since I work on a website, that didn’t exactly fly . . .

2) Special guest Moderator_Elise brought up the question of how to tell whether something is recyclable. I always thought that any piece of plastic with a 1 or a 2 on the bottom was fine for recycling, but thanks to you guys, I learned that it depends on where you live. So after the chat, I was inspired to do a little research about NYC in particular, and it turns out I’ve been trying to recycle a lot of stuff that isn’t allowed. Whoops, guess I got a little overzealous. Sorry to the people at the processing plant who had to go through all my plastic!

3) Everyone agreed that it’s important to be green everyday, not just on April 11th. As thumbelina08 put it: “We don’t have to be green just on Earth Day, we need to be green all the time. Earth Day  is just a reminder like a giant post-it note.” I couldn’t have said it better myself.

So, those were the most memorable moments of the chat for me. And you can continue the conversation on our Save the Planet message board! Or for more info on what you can do, there are tons of books to check out. Here’s three suggestions to start you off: The Down to Earth Guide to Global Warming by Laurie David and Cambria Gordon, Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring the Earth to Life by Molly Band and Penny Chisholm, and You Can Save the Planet: 50 Ways to Make a Difference by Jacquie Wines.

— Karen, STACKS Staffer

April 18, 2009

STACKS Kids on Being Green!

Posted by at 5:49 pm in Kid Power, Live Chats | Permalink

Live Chat Transcript, April 18, 2009: 4-5 p.m. ET

_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Hi, and thanks for joining the chat! We’ll get started soon.
_Kandyz_: hi!
_fabchick_: hi everyone!
_pinkelephant11_: this is so cool!
_Kandyz_: @fabchick: hi!!!!!!
_Farid_of_fire_: i’m here! hi
_pinkelephant11_: I’ve never been in a chat before
_Kandyz_: I am really really excited!!!!!!!!!!! =) =)
_pinkelephant11_: @Kandyz: me 2!
_Farid_of_fire_: @kandyz me too!!! go green!!!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: I’m glad to hear that everyone is so excited! Let’s wait a few more
minutes to let more people join the chat, and then we’ll start.
_Farid_of_fire_: GREEEEEEEEEN!!!!!!!!1
_BookLover7_: Hi.
_Kandyz_: ok
_pinkelephant11_: okay!
_natwolffan_: hi
_pinkelephant11_: @ModElise: Hi! Do you moderate the Allie Finkle boards, too?
_Stacks_Admin_: Hi there, Guest-1 A, if you wnt to participate in the chat, make sure to sign in with a username!
_Kandyz_: @natwolffan: hi to you too!
_Farid_of_fire_: i love live chats!
_Moderator_Elise_: Hi Everyone!I’m so excited to hear your ideas about being green!
_Farid_of_fire_: booklover7 you made it!woot woot!!
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: OMG, this is so cool!I’ve never done this before!
_BookLover7_: @Farid_of_Fire Heys! What’s up?! Thanks for reminding me to get on!!!
_pinkelephant11_: Who here has ever been in a chat before?
_Kandyz_: @ ModElise: Are you excited for the chat?
_Moderator_Elise_: @pinkelephant11 Yes, I moderate the Allie boards and the Kids for a Cause boards.
_natwolffan_: kanz are we friends???
_natwolffan_: i mean kandyz
_Farid_of_fire_: so um like yah go green folks!
_Kandyz_: @pinkelephant11: no, I haven’t been to a chat before
_Moderator_Elise_: @Kandyz: Very excited!
_BookLover7_: GO GREEN!
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: Only 3 more minutes, right?
_pinkelephant11_: me neither!
_Stacks_Admin_: Hi everyone, we’ll be starting in just 3 minutes!
_BookLover7_: 3 more minutes until what?
_BookLover7_: Oh. Nevermind.
_Thestral96_: Hi! I’m Thestral96 from the HP boards this is my first chat!
_pinkelephant11_: Yay! @StacksAdmin: What do you mean by starting?
_Farid_of_fire_: @stacks admin okay sounds good!
_Stacks_Admin_: Welcome, Thestra96!
_Kandyz_: @natwolffan: do you mean on the Stacks? But I’m not sure…if not, I’ll request you! =)
_pinkelephant11_: @ModElise: That’s cool. I wondered why you sounded so familiar! :)
_Kandyz_: @natwolffan: (again) yeah, I just requested you as a friend on the Stacks ;)
_pinkelephant11_: i was wxpecting a bigger turnout
_pinkelephant11_: i mean expecting
_Thestral96_: @feelin’_sorry_for_sev: Do you know if anyone else from the HP boards is coming?
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Thestral96: I’ve never done this either!
_Kandyz_: @GiveALittleBit: oooh!! hi!!!!!!! =)
_BookLover7_: @_feelin’_sorry_for_sev_ Hey, I love ur name!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: cool we are all on at the same time
_Thestral96_: @Stacks_Admin: If the chat hasn’t started how can we talk?
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: HEYYY
_Stacks_Admin_: @Thestral96, of course – chat amongst yourself!
_pinkelephant11_: @GiveALittleBit: do u recognize me from the BuzzBoards?
_Thestral96_: Yay I’m sooooooooo excited!
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Thestral96:I have no idea who’s coming…
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: this is the first time I’ve been to a chat
_Farid_of_fire_: @feelin sorry for sevdo you mean severus snape? cuz yah me too!
_BookLover7_: Now… what do we do? This is my first time…
_Kandyz_: @AlltheMods: THANKS so much for making the chat!!!!! This is really cool, so THANKS!!! =)
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: I RECONGIZE ALL OF YOU!!!
_Stacks_Admin_: Well then welcome, Give_A_Little_bit!
_Farid_of_fire_: @boklover7 be patient buddy!
_BookLover7_: Oh. Lol…
_Stacks_Admin_: Okay, let’s get started! Moderator_Elise will start off with a discussion topic…
_Moderator_Elise_: How are you celebrating Earth Day this year?
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: RECYCLING!!
_BookLover7_: My mother decided randomly to go to a water park, then to a zoo… it was random…
_Farid_of_fire_: hmmm….i don’t really know yet but i will definatly do something alright!
_BeccaMonkey987_: Hi!!! Hehe that’s funny. I just happened to sign in at 4
_BookLover7_: Sorry, I didn’t know it started.
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: we’re tearning off the lights in the whole house….
_Thestral96_: I’m going to wear these fake leaves in my hair from a dance and I’m going to try to be very very green.
_pinkelephant11_: @ModElise: For Earth Day, I might see the new movie earth with the
animal families because elephants are in it and i love elephants
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: WE ARE CHATTING PPL
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: Well, there’s this thing where we turn off everything electrical for an hour.
_REZBIT_: I’m going to have a 6 hour ELECTRICITY DROUGHT! no power 4 6hours
_Kandyz_: @ModElise:My family and I are going to go to the park with a bunch of friends, and collect lots of garbage and stuff!
_i-luv-cheese_: @Thestral96 – LOL!
_BeccaMonkey987_: I will probably spend most of my time outside, trying to save electricity.
_BookLover7_: Um… does reading count? It’s made of trees…
_Farid_of_fire_: yeah i’m gonna be really green! (welll…..i always am…)
_Moderator_Elise_: My daughter is planting a tree. :-)
_pinkelephant11_: @BookLover7: haha!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @booklover: sure
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: cool elise
_BookLover7_: When is green day?
_Kandyz_: @BookLover7: the 22nd of April
_BeccaMonkey987_: @_BookLover7_Reading being made of trees is a BAD thing.
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Moderator_Elise:Good idea!
_Thestral96_: @pinkelephant11: In that movie they’re using the same footage from
Planet Earth the series. I think thats sorta lame, but it still looks
good. Maybe I’ll watch planet earth….
_Farid_of_fire_: @elise ohhh! i wanna do that!
_Thestral96_: @elise I asked my dad if I could do that this summer he said yes I’m stoked!
_i-luv-cheese_: I think it’s only bad if you read the book once and then throw it away.
but if u borrow a book from the library u its used a bunch of times
_pinkelephant11_: @Thestral96: I don’t thnik they’re usint the same footage
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @elise: what kind of tree???
_Kandyz_: My friends and I are going to go see Earth, and if you see it in the
opening week, you get a tree planted in your honor (I think…)
_BookLover7_: Thanks, and… I love trees, but I love books more. (Sorry trees)
_Farid_of_fire_: oh yah what kind of tree?
_REZBIT_: I’m also making a list of green issues in the U.S. and will send it to the White House
_Thestral96_: @pinkelephant11 I saw a preview and it looked like some of it was the same. but then again the previews are never the same.
_Stacks_Admin_: @REZBIT: great idea!
_BookLover7_: Yeah. I like buying books myself, and I’d NEVER THROW AWAY A BOOK!!! In my eyes, that’s like… abuse or something…
_Moderator_Elise_: We are planting the tree from some seeds my daughter received. I’m not
sure if it will grow, though! It’s an Aspen, and I think they need high
_Farid_of_fire_: @kandyz are you serious? that is soo coool!!! Booklover7 and i are seeing it with our school
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @everyone: you can climb a tree and then read a book in the branches
_pinkelephant11_: @Kandyz: Really?! I’m going to try and see earth with my friends, too
_BeccaMonkey987_: @i luv cheeseYeah borrowing from the library is soooooooooo much more enviromental
_BeccaMonkey987_: @Elise I wish I could plant a tree, but we don’t have room in our yard
_Thestral96_: @elise i wanna plant a maple tree. we only have three in our backyard and one is diseased.
_BookLover7_: The last time I climbed a tree a fell 9 feet…
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @thestral96: that sucks!!!
_BeccaMonkey987_: @give a little bit Trees are good for climbing and reading books under
_Kandyz_: @pinkelephant11+GiveALittleBit: Yes, I think so, but I’m not entirely sure…
_pinkelephant11_: I can’t wait to see earth(the movie) because I love, love, love elephants! I’m really, really obsessed!
_99cutiehappygirl_: I planted a tree resently its an oak
_Farid_of_fire_: @give a little bityes they are! yaya trees!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: booklover7: ouch
_Thestral96_: @Give_A_Little_Bit lol I agree but lots of ours are to high.
_99cutiehappygirl_: @booklover7 that must have really hurt
_Moderator_Elise_: What about your schools? Are any of your schools doing something special for Earth Day?
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: How many mods are previewing our posts right now?It must be hard…
_pinkelephant11_: I don’t think my school is doing anything special…
_Thestral96_: I’m homeschooled so no.
_Z-up_: @elise my school’s conservation club fails
_Stacks_Admin_: @everyone: there’s just a couple of us modding today, so it’s a little slower than normal.
_Stacks_Admin_: @everyone: it’s great that so many kids showed up though!
_99cutiehappygirl_: Our school has lots of going green clubs
_BookLover7_: Um… we are going to see that Planet Earth thing…
_pinkelephant11_: @StacksAdmin: that’s okay
_Farid_of_fire_: @elise um i don’t know! we do stuf for make a difference day but idk about arth day…..I WILL TALK TO THE PRINCIPAL!
_Thestral96_: @elise I think is really fast. Faster than I expected no offense
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: gosh three moderators!! tough!!!
_Stacks_Admin_: @everyone: we’ll try to keep the convo as much about BEING GREEN and
maybe at the end, if there’s time, we can chat about other stuff
_Kandyz_: @ModElise: my school does a weekly recycling thing, where all the
classes take their recycling out, and then my school will go without
electricity for pretty much the whole day (our classes will be
_pinkelephant11_: @booklover: You are so lucky you get to see earth with your school! i’m jealous!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: We have an earthday commitee we are putting on a “be green” show
_Moderator_Elise_: My daughter’s school is hosting a clean-up day to clean the school grounds.
_Kandyz_: @StacksAdmin: Okay-dokey! =)
_BeccaMonkey987_: Our school has a global warming club. The horrible thing is, people
think it’s stupid and laugh at me and the other people in it.
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: beccamonkey987: I know how you feel
_Thestral96_: Maybe I’ll listen to Kermit the Frog’s it’s not easy being green and mentally change it to it IS easy being green!
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: I don’t think my school is doing anything for Earth Day. I live in a
place where environmentally friendly people are considered tree
huggers. :(
_BeccaMonkey987_: @thestral96 it’s not EASY, but it’s worth it!!!!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: gosh…tough…i feel bad
_Kandyz_: @feelin’sorry4sev: ouch, that’s not very good! My school is pretty enviromental
_Farid_of_fire_: @beccamonkeythat is a cool club i think!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Kandyz: same here
_pinkelephant11_: @feelin_sorry_4_sev: who cares if you’re a tree hugger! save the planet!
_Moderator_Elise_: @BeccaMonkey987:Be proud of yourself!You are taking care of the planet!Your friends should support you!
_99cutiehappygirl_: everybody i know is all about being green, they recycle and all sorts of stuff, this includes me too
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @BeccaMonkey987: maybe they’re jealous
_Moderator_Elise_: And, LOTS of very cool celebrities are going green too!
_BookLover7_: I wish our school ahd a going green club..
_Farid_of_fire_: @mod elise yeah i heard that!
_BeccaMonkey987_: @Moderator Elise I know. It’s really fun, but it just makes me mad that people don’t care.
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: When I was younger, I bought a Scholastic poster at the book fair about
being green. Everyone was staring at me. I didn’t care, they were just
ignorant to what’s happening to the world, I guess…
_Farid_of_fire_: @boooklover7we SHALL START ONE!!!!
_Moderator_Elise_: If you could convince every person at your school to change one habit to help the environment, what would it be?
_BeccaMonkey987_: Stop throwing away recyclable stuff.
_pinkelephant11_: @booklover7: You can try and make your own green club
_99cutiehappygirl_: Recycle, or if you go to the store with someone and you both buy
something smaal but it in the same bag, you can even reuse grocery bags
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: turn off lights when you’re not using them
_Farid_of_fire_: not to litter not to use too much electricity not to use so much waterhug a tree save a whaletur off the tv …..
_Z-up_: @booklover7 yeah join ur ciity or state’s conservation corps
_Kandyz_: @ModElise: I would probably get everyone to stop littering, and to
start putting garbage and recycling in the garbage and recycling! (yes,
that’s kind of 2 things, but that’s what I would do)
_WolfFriend_: @Elise: maybe something like using reusable water bottles?
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: Recycle your soda bottles!!!Everyone throws them away.It’s like they don’t care.Then again, they probably don’t…
_pinkelephant11_: @Mod Elise: I think I would get people to start caring more about
animals. People say(and it hurts my feelings) that elephants are fat.
They weigh a lot because they’re BIG, not because they’re fat. Also, I
would convince people–teachers, mostly–to try and conserve energy by
turning off lights.
_REZBIT_: @ Moderator Elise umm…i’d say…Start turning off electricity when you leave the room
_Moderator_Elise_: @Wolffriend:That’s one of my favorites!School lunches seem to produce so much trash!!
_BookLover7_: I would make everybody recycle and SAVE THE PANDA BEARS. That was random…
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: its been really hot so my teacher has been turning off the lights :)
_Thestral96_: @elise using canvas bags and planting trees and flowers.
_Thestral96_: @everyone what do you think about those lightbulbs?
_Thestral96_: I heard the lightbulbs don’t last long and if they break its bad because there’s mercury in them!
_pinkelephant11_: @ModElise–also, I would convince people to, instead of bringing a
brown bag lunch, bring a reusuable lunch BOX! Think of all the waste it
could cut down on!
_i-luv-cheese_: some lightbulbs are better for the environment because they last longer adn dont’ use as much energy
_fabchick_: we use those lightbubls at our house!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @fabchick: florescent or something???
_Thestral96_: @iluvcheese i don’t think they last long though!
_Z-up_: @iluvcheese yeah but those light bulbs leak mercury if they aren’t recycled
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Thestral96: some lightbulbs last ten years. cool, huh?
_Moderator_Elise_: Thestral96 is correct, though.You have to dispose of the compact fluorescent bulbs properly… not in the regular trash.
_Stacks_Admin_: For anyone who doesn’t know, the lightbulbs that are more energy efficient are Compact Flourescent Lightbulbs.
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @stacks_Administrator: thanks for telling us!! I almost made a fool of myself!!
_REZBIT_: @everyone OH! guess whati saw at the store the other day!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: what!
_Thestral96_: @rezbit: what?!
_WolfFriend_: @REZBIT: A candy bar? :P
_pinkelephant11_: @REzbit: what did you see?
_BeccaMonkey987_: @rezbit what???
_Stacks_Admin_: @Give_A_little_bit: don’t feel like a fool!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Whoa, everyone really wants to know what REZBIT saw!
_BookLover7_: OMG!!!
_Farid_of_fire_: WHAT ARE THOSE?
_Apollo127_: @ REZBIT Awesome!
_BeccaMonkey987_: @rezbit: what are those???
_pinkelephant11_: @Rezbit: what are those?
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: WHAT ARE THEY!!??
_i-luv-cheese_: those ARE a big deal!!! we replaced all the bulbs in our apt with CF bulbs and everyone was mad they weren’t dimmable
_Z-up_: u can’t dim regular CFL
_Moderator_Elise_: Do you know how to find the recycling code on a plastic container?
_Apollo127_: @ everyone Dimmable CFLs are compact fluorescents that can be dimmed to save more energy!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @I-luv-cheese: yes I would like dimmable light bulsb…who wouldnt?
_BeccaMonkey987_: @elise nooo…
_BookLover7_: It’s at the bottom, and it’s a number…
_Farid_of_fire_: @modelise yeah we talked about it at school! the 1 and 2 thing
_BlueSummer1013_: NO I DO NOT
_pinkelephant11_: @ModElise: At the bottome, there is a number with a triangle around it. Ceratin numbers mean recycle
_Apollo127_: @ EliseYeah, it’s on the bottom. What’s recyclable depends on what state you live in, though
_Thestral96_: 2elise It’s by the little recycle symbol right?
_thumbelina08_: @elise nope
_Z-up_: @ it’s on the bottom
_pinkelephant11_: the numbers that mean recycle are 1 and 2, i think
_99cutiehappygirl_: You look at the bottom and look for the rcycling symbol, then there’s a number inside.
_Moderator_Elise_: Look for the number in the little triangle.Your town or city will tell you which numbers they accept for recycling.
_BeccaMonkey987_: @elise: Now I feel like I should know.
_Farid_of_fire_: yah on the botom a recycle symbol around a 1 or 2 means recyclable
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @BeccaMonkey: Don’t feel like you have to know. That’s why we’re all here — to learn more about being green!
_BookLover7_: In our state, Farind_of_Fire… other states are different… I think…
_Apollo127_: @ everyone you can also tell recyclables from returnables by this handy
rule: if it’s carbonated, it’s returnable (and if you’re confused about
that, just loook at the top: it will have your state’s abbreviation)
_Moderator_Elise_: My town will accept all #1 and #2.
_BeccaMonkey987_: @karen stacks staffer: You’re right.
_pinkelephant11_: @StacksAdmin:I know this is off-topic, but please answer! :( Is there anyway to tell how many minutes we have? Because
_Kandyz_: @ModElise: thanks! That’s really useful info!
_Stacks_Admin_: @pinkelephant11: the chat is scheduled until 5PM ET (approximately another 37 minutes)
_BlueSummer1013_: why do we need to be green?
_BlueSummer1013_: Why do we need to be green only on Earth Day?
_BeccaMonkey987_: @blue summer: So that the earth won’t explode.
_REZBIT_: to save ourselves (and the planet) from sure destruction
_Z-up_: @bluesummerthat’s a very good question i ask myself every time a teacher makes us watch an inconveniant truth
_Apollo127_: @BlueSummer1013 We need to be green to keep our planet healthy, not
only for ourselves, but for every other living thing in the world.
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @BlueSummer1013: to save animals like polar bears
_i-luv-cheese_: @BeccaMonkey987 LOL
_Thestral96_: @bluesummer1013 i think we should be green up till a point. but when it gets too insane…you get the pic.
_BlueSummer1013_: Why Earth Day then ?
_Farid_of_fire_: @BLUESUMMER oh ok i see what u mean yah it should be EVERY day!
_BookLover7_: @BlueSummer1013 Good question. The earth is dying away, and the trees
and being torn down, and soon, nobody will be able to live here… (in
my opinion)
_REZBIT_: @ bluesummer Not just on Earth day, on Every day
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @everyone: these are all great. If we added them up we’d get “THE EARTH IS SAVED” so why ISN’T the earth saved??
_BeccaMonkey987_: @blue summer: Not only on earth day, every day. Earth day is just a special day to recognize that
_BeccaMonkey987_: @i luv cheese: It’s not funny. It COULD happen!!! =D
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: I think I made a good point
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Becca Monkey: i sooo agree
_thumbelina08_: @BlueSummer1013 We don’t have to be green just on Earth Day, we need to
be green all the time. Earth Day is just a reminder like a giant
post-it note.
_Moderator_Elise_: I know a lot of you have cell phones.Let’s talk about tips to save energy when recycling small electronics.
_Farid_of_fire_: yeah we need to be green every single second! i’m going to my friends house later and we are gonna hug some trees!
_i-luv-cheese_: i like your description thumbelina08
_Kandyz_: @GiveALittleBit: Yeah. good point. I think it’s because people don’t
always do the wonderful, Eco-friendly stuff they suggest… ( I admit
it, I don’t always help, but I usually help the Earth)
_Apollo127_: I’m never sure about electronics.
_Farid_of_fire_: um welllll yeah i havea cell phone…but i’m not sure!
_thumbelina08_: @i-luv-cheese Thank You!
_BeccaMonkey987_: @Elise: recycling them???
_Moderator_Elise_: oops!I meant charging small electronics!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: But actually, you can recycle them too!
_BookLover7_: YOU CAN RECYCLE CELL PHONES????!!! The inventions these days!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: A lot of big electronics stores have bins where you can recycle old cell phones. I recycled my last one at Best Buy.
_REZBIT_: @Moderator Elise: Only charge phones on the last bit of power.
_Kandyz_: @ModElise: I’m not really sure, as I don’t have a cell phone
_WolfFriend_: @BookLover7: Yep! I did that with an old one. :)
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Moderator_Elise: Well, there are places you can take phones, GameBoys, etc. for recycling.
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Elise: I only charge them if it’s like dying or desperate. Lap tops are great too except when they dye….
_Farid_of_fire_: oh! that makes much more sense now! um well we could charge them for
little bits at a time so that we’re not using as much electricity at

_BeccaMonkey987_: @Elise: I learned from that earth game or whatever that you should plug them in at night
_i-luv-cheese_: what earth game
_Apollo127_: @ everyoneI always wait for my ipod or cell phone to completely die before charging it. Is that the most efficient way?
_Moderator_Elise_: @Booklover7:I’ve seen several charities that will accept cell phones for recycling.I think I saw a display at Petsmart.
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Moderator_Elise: There’s that commercial telling you to unplug your
charger when you have finished charging. Has anyone seen it?
_Farid_of_fire_: yeah what earth gaame?
_WolfFriend_: @i luv cheese: the Grow Green game. There might be an ad for it on your Stacks Profile. ;)
_BeccaMonkey987_: @i luv cheese: there’s this game on here where you grow this forest. there’s ads all over for it.
_Farid_of_fire_: oh yeah i have seen those cherities! i
_Z-up_: when i think of growing green i think of mold
_Farid_of_fire_: oh that game! who here has played it? i have!!!
_Apollo127_: @Z-up: Lol
_Thestral96_: @stackadmin WHY AREN’T MY POSTS GETTING POSTED?! Every time I send them
in it says that they’re waiting but the subject always changes when I
make a good point! Am I being mean or something? tell me please!
_Stacks_Admin_: Hi everyone, if you’re interested in the GROW GREEN Virtual Forest Game
(mad fun!) you can check out the game at

_WolfFriend_: @Farid of fire: I have! I got 80 percent on my second try (the stupid shopping thing got me the first time)
_Stacks_Admin_: Reminder to everyone: not all posts will go live – or the chat would be
insane! But sit tight, we’re trying to accept as many as possible
_Farid_of_fire_: i love that game! lol
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Thestral: its just busy.
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Yup, thanks for your patience, guys!
_Stacks_Admin_: We’ll make sure to have more moderators next time!
_BeccaMonkey987_: @wolf friend the shopping thing is so crazy i always mess up there.
_Farid_of_fire_: @wolffriend yeah i mesed that part up too!
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @farid_of_fire: I played it!!!It’s fun!
_Apollo127_: @ everyone: Does anyone have suggestions about ways we can spread awareness about the need to go green?
_REZBIT_: @ Appollo: I started a chain e-mail
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Apollo127:We could make posters and hang them up in schools and community centers.
_Farid_of_fire_: @appollo 127 posters made on recyclable paper and talk about it to our pals
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Apollo: Hold a “Be Green– Not just a color” play
_Thestral96_: @Rezbit chain emails screw up my computer when there’s too many people.
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @REZBIT:Great idea!I shoul do that!
_Apollo127_: Those are all great ideas. I know that at my school, we have “Green Team”
_Stacks_Admin_: And remember, all messages that are approved should be relevant to our chat topic and respectful to all users.
_thumbelina08_: @Apollo127: We could just be green and set a good example.
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Rezbit: awesome idea
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: i think we’re very respectful. Being green is respectful to the MOTHER EARTH
_Stacks_Admin_: I know some of you have questions about non-GREEN stuff, so we’ll try to answer those at the end of the chat.
_Apollo127_: My school Green Team is making a poster out of the bottle caps from
every bottle we’ve recycled in the last two years to spread awareness
about what we’re doing.
_pinkelephant11_: @StacksAdmin: great! thanls!
_pinkelephant11_: @apollo127: cool!
_BeccaMonkey987_: @apollo: COOL!!!!!!!!!
_Farid_of_fire_: @appollothatis ssooo cool! i am gonna start a green team!
_Moderator_Elise_: Sometimes I forget to bring my reusable bags to the grocery store.What are ways you remember them?
_Farid_of_fire_: um well keep some in the car maybe
_pinkelephant11_: @mod-elise: you could keed the bags in your car so you never forget
_Farid_of_fire_: or if you are green——tie them to your bike!
_Thestral96_: @elise I just try to have them right in the backseat of my mom’s car where I’ll see them.
_WolfFriend_: @Elise: I have a bunch of those, but I’ve never actually used them. :P They get used for other things, though . . .
_Thestral96_: @elise but we forget them alot anyway.
_pinkelephant11_: @Moderator_Elise: also, you could write a reminder on a post-it note or set the bags by the door so you don’t forget them.
_BookLover7_: Put some type of reminder on your car keys, like a bright piece of paper…
_Z-up_: @ keep in in the car next to the plastic bags u bring to jewels to recycle
_Moderator_Elise_: Great ideas!!
_Thestral96_: @elise but we always reuse our plastic bags!
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Mod_Elise:We always forget too.In England, you have to PAY to use plastic shopping bags.
_Apollo127_: @Elise: We keep ours in the car.
_Farid_of_fire_: yeah those bags are a great invention!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Elise: keep them in the car you use a lot. in a handy area too like the enter/exit door
_REZBIT_: @ Elise: my mom keeps them in the seat next to her.
_pinkelephant11_: at my grocery store, if you go green and use a reusable tote bag you
bought from the store, you save like eleven cents or something.
_Apollo127_: @ Farid_of_fire: I would suggest getting a group together to petition
your school, and make sure you have a teacher who is willing to help if
you want to start a Green Team
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @everyone: at my grocery store, when you use those bags, you get 7 cents off
_BeccaMonkey987_: we just reuse plastic bags for so many things that we get new ones from the store anyways
_Farid_of_fire_: to tell you the truth—my mom lost our bags somehow!!!!!!!
_Thestral96_: @feelinsorryforsev you live in England? sweet. But that’s rediculous that you have to pay!
_pinkelephant11_: @givealiitlebit-same, only it’s 11 cents!!!!!!!!!!
_Farid_of_fire_: @apollo 127great idea thanks! i will do that!!!
_Apollo127_: @ Give A Little Bit: I think most stores do.
_BlueSummer1013_: hey i have a great idea to go green
_BookLover7_: What?
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Thestral96: If it helps the Earth, it’s worth it, right?
_Thestral96_: @bluesummer What is it?
_Farid_of_fire_: @bluesummes what is it?
_BeccaMonkey987_: @blue summer: What??
_Apollo127_: @Bluesummer: Let’s hear it!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @ Blue Summer: we’re all ears
_REZBIT_: @feelinsorryforsev: WOW! u have to pay?!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: pay for what
_pinkelephant11_: @bluesummer: come on! tell us!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @everyone: be patient she’s typing I bet
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @REZBIT: No, if we still lived there we would.All my relatives do though.
_BlueSummer1013_: ok its all about going around your commuity and picking up things that you think dont belong
_Moderator_Elise_: While we’re waiting for BlueSummer… have you changed any of your
habits in the last year to be more earth-friendly? For example, I
bought cloth napkins to use at dinner. Whenever we use them, we are
saving paper napkins from going in the landfill.
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Elise: I wish we could do that… but good ones are usually expensive and my family doesnt have that money
_BeccaMonkey987_: I always turn off the lights before I leave the room
_Farid_of_fire_: welll i have einatly been much more aware and catious and am trying to! so yah
_Z-up_: @everyone did u know that u are not being eco-friendly when u recycle paper?
_pinkelephant11_: @ModElise: unfortunately, i can never seem to get my act together and
make a move. however, instead of throwing away bottles and cans, we
recycle @ my house!
_Apollo127_: @ Elise: I’ve started being
more conscious abouth the laundry detergent I use, what I recycle, and
I’ve studied the science behing climate change as much as possible
_Thestral96_: @elise nope. We do try to recycle but we’ ve always done that.
_thumbelina08_: @ModElise: At my friends birthday party, they had paper napkins that were already recycled!
_REZBIT_: My best friend and I are going to start a veggie garden, a compost bin (with worms)
_Moderator_Elise_: @Give_A_Little_Bit:I agree!I used some money my mom sent for my anniversary!
_BlueSummer1013_: i have bought t shirts made from bottles
_Thestral96_: I also try to reuse a plastic waterbottle if I get one.
_Farid_of_fire_: yeah we have a recycling system @ my house!
_BeccaMonkey987_: @give a little bit: but it’s less than paying for paper napkins a lot
_pinkelephant11_: @Z-uo: huh? i never knew that. i don;t recycle paper, though/
_Apollo127_: @Z-up: How so?
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Mod_Elise: My mom packs my lunch in a container instead of a disposable bag.
_Apollo127_: @Thestral96: That’s dangerous. Reusing a plastic water bottle causes chemical decomposition.
_Z-up_: @ everyone, the problem that we have right now with global warming is
that carbon that is not usually being released in teh atmosphere is
being realeased right?
_BookLover7_: Listen, guys, I’m really sorry, but I have to go… Bye!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @everyone: some school have walls made out of old jeans
_pinkelephant11_: @apollo127: yeah, i read about that somwhere!
_Stacks_Admin_: Thanks for joining, BookLover7!We’ll be posting the transcript in a couple days
_pinkelephant11_: @Z-up: yup
_Farid_of_fire_: bye booklover7!!!!!!!!!
_Thestral96_: @apollo I mean reuseing it for water silly!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: when I went to Paris a lot of the clothes there are au-naturel made from like bottles or grass
_Thestral96_: Bye Booklover7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_pinkelephant11_: @stacksadmin:does every single thing in the chat go on the transcript?
_Stacks_Admin_: Everything that was approved for the chat, from start to end, will be posted in the transcript.
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: bye booklover7
_Apollo127_: @Z-up: NYeah. This is caused by burning fossil fuels (mostly)
_pinkelephant11_: @stacks admin: cool!
_Farid_of_fire_: myaunt and uncle went to paris and brought me back an outfit like that!!!!!
_thumbelina08_: @everyone: You know they make great metal water bottles! I don’t have one yet but I really want one!
_Moderator_Elise_: @thumbelina08:I have one of those!!They are great!
_Apollo127_: @thumbelina: those are awesome! I use one for soccer.
_Farid_of_fire_: @tumbelina really? thats cool!
_fabchick_: i have one of those metal bottles too.
_Thestral96_: @thumbelina one of the ones with the handle that looks like a jug.
_Thestral96_: @thumbelina it hold a lot of water.
_Moderator_Elise_: Those water bottles are made of aluminum.
_BeccaMonkey987_: @thumbelina: I need one of those
_Z-up_: the american paper industry, 1 farms forests which means that those
forests are taking in carbon dioxide and not releasing it, 2. paper is
made of carbon 3. if u leave paper in a landfill it just gets buried so
it creates a carbon sink by trapping carbon
_Farid_of_fire_: yahneed a bottle like that bad!
_pinkelephant11_: oh no! i accidentally had to exit the chat and come back in. i missed stuff.
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @pinkelephant11: Don’t worry, that’s what the transcript is for!
_Farid_of_fire_: @Z-upyou are up on your paper awrenes!
_pinkelephant11_: so, mod elise, the water bottles that are aluminum look like regular bottles, only aluminum?
_pinkelephant11_: @karen: i know! :)
_Apollo127_: @Elise: which makes them really lightweight too. They’re perfect for mountain biking trips.
_BeccaMonkey987_: @apollo: that’s cool
_Farid_of_fire_: those ound so great!
_Apollo127_: @Z-up: All life is made from carbon. But by recycling paper, they reuse
the fibers into new paper so that no more trees are cut down.
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Apollo: you know your stuff. You’re making me REALLy want those bottles!!
_Moderator_Elise_: @pinkelephant11:They are usually painted with cool designs.
_pinkelephant11_: what are some GREEN ways to eat right?
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Elise: stop it!! I don’t have a big allowance!!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @give_a_little_bit: LOL!
_Thestral96_: @pinkelephant GO TO FARMERS MARKETS!
_Z-up_: @eat vegetarian
_Apollo127_: @pinkelephant: be a vegetarian! It’s more sustainable.
_BeccaMonkey987_: @pinkelephant11: grow veggies in a garden (or fruit)
_Farid_of_fire_: haha yeah eat organic food!
_Moderator_Elise_: @Give_A_Little_Bit:Me neither!My friend gave my daughter one as a gift! :)
_Thestral96_: @everyone the way to eat green is to get things without a lot of packaging.
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Pinkelephant: veggetarian, farmer market, organic, grow your veggies
_Thestral96_: Don’t go out for fast food often.
_REZBIT_: @pink elephant: Organic food
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @pinkelephant11: Good question!Organic food, freshly made, is great for you and the environment!
_Farid_of_fire_: i have organic grape juice in my fridge!!!!
_Z-up_: @pink elephant: just cut back on meat, soymeat looks and tastes so
similar to real meat u won’t notice the difference in like tacos and
chillis and stuff
_Thestral96_: We have a vegetable garden when we make tomato sauce half of it is our own stuff!
_pinkelephant11_: @everyone: thanks for the advice! i’m not becoming a ‘veg’, but i was just wondering
_Stacks_Admin_: Moderator_Elise is going to post a final topic to discuss, and then
we’ll take questions about non-BEING GREEN stuff, if anyone wants to
stick around.
_Firekitty_: You could always buy things that are sold in a recycled container.
_redconverse_: @well anyone!:you could growvegetables anr fruits or buy organic food….mmmmm i’m eating some organic grapes right now!
_Farid_of_fire_: whoa this thing is already almost over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it seems like just 5 minutes ago it started! wow
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: thanks for notifying
_BeccaMonkey987_: Awww. Time’s almost up.
_Moderator_Elise_: Share one GOAL you have for being green in the coming year.
_pinkelephant11_: @stacksadmin: thanks so much! i have very important questions!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: we were chatting so much… great first chat experience
_BlueSummer1013_: im going to cry
_REZBIT_: @everyone: WOW time flies fast! only 7 minutes left
_pinkelephant11_: @bluesummer: why crying?
_pinkelephant11_: i’m going to eat more healthy, recycle, be more aware…
_Z-up_: @ stop smoking since growing tobacco is bad for the environment
_Farid_of_fire_: um i am going to start a green team at chool and we’ll go from there!
_Moderator_Elise_: My goal is to get a clothes line set up this summer, so that I don’t have to use my electric dryer on nice days.
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: blue summer: there are other chats
_Apollo127_: @Elise: My goal is to use less electronics. Another goal I have is to
spread awareness throughout my community about going green.
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: I just want to decrease my carbon footprint!
_Thestral96_: @elise not to forget canvas bags plant a tree.
_redconverse_: @everyone:darn,it went by really fast,but i just got on….
_BeccaMonkey987_: @elise: try to use less electricity and spread awareness about being green
_Firekitty_: My goal is to cut down on electricity usage. I don’t watch as much TV now, but I just can’t give up my computer!!!!
_pinkelephant11_: @everyone: that was one fast hour! time flies when you’re having chat fun!
_Farid_of_fire_: this has been so fun….
_WolfFriend_: @Elise: Clothes lines are fun. They make clothes smell good. :D
_Z-up_: also i’m going to drive my bulldozer less
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Elise: my grandmother has those clothes lines. its a hassle really but great for the EaRtH
_Apollo127_: @Elise: We set up a clothesline last summer, and it took so many kilowatt hours off the electric bill.
_thumbelina08_: @Mod_Elise: I have 3, recycle more, get one of those water bottlesand get one of those really cool green lunch bags!
_REZBIT_: @ elise: Sharing a compost bin (with worms) with my friend
_Thestral96_: @elise we have a clothes rack that we use in the summer. We still use
the dryer but it takes less time with less in it so we save energy.
_Farid_of_fire_: @redconverse sorry!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: switch to laptops. my electronics are going in the bin
_BeccaMonkey987_: @Z-up: hehe
_Thestral96_: @WolfFriend I totally agree lol
_Farid_of_fire_: clotheslines are great!!!!
_pinkelephant11_: @Z-up: you have a bulldozer? u can drive? how old r u?
_Apollo127_: Another goal: Help Green Teamat my school set up composting.
_Kandyz_: @ModElise: My goal is to convince my community to become more GREEN!!!!
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Mod_Elise: It’s too humid where I love to do that.
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Z-up:You have a bulldozer??????
_redconverse_: @farid_of_fire:why are you sorry?
_pinkelephant11_: @z-up: maybe u were kidding about the bull dozer… :)
_Farid_of_fire_: @red onverseu were sad u just got on idk
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Feelinsorry4sev: thats best but the clothes smell a tinsy bit funny from the heat
_fabchick_: i’m going be better about using my reusable bag
_Apollo127_: @everyone: while we’re on this clothing topic: use concentrated organic detergent!
_WolfFriend_: @Elise: I have a random goal to ask places that stick like MILLIONS of
napkins in your food bag to instead have those little things where you
can take only as many as you need.
_REZBIT_: @everyone: i gtg places. i’ll see you all on the boards.
_Kandyz_: @Apollo127: I already do! =) We’re on the same page then
_Firekitty_: @Wolffriend: Good idea!
_BeccaMonkey987_: @rezbit: BYE!!!!!!!!!!!!
_Moderator_Elise_: These ideas are AMAZING!!! :-D
_Thestral96_: Bye Rezbit!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @Rezbit: bye
_Kandyz_: @REZBIT: BYE!! It’s been SOOO nice talking to you!
_Apollo127_: @REZBIT: seeya
_Farid_of_fire_: @rezbit see you bye!
_Emmafan911_: I always use my reusable bgs. I just don’t like pastic anyway. They cut into your arm, bleh.
_WolfFriend_: @REZBIT: Bye!
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @WolfFriend: Good idea!I hate it when they do that!
_Apollo127_: @Kandyz: Awesome!
_thumbelina08_: Bye Rezbit!
_Farid_of_fire_: we’re nearly done! noooo!
_Thestral96_: sniffle
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: this was great I’ll be on boards after
_BeccaMonkey987_: 3 more minutes. *sob*
_pinkelephant11_: noo!
_thumbelina08_: This is really sad.
_Moderator_Elise_: I had so much fun today!Thank you for all the good ideas!Happy Earth Day!!
_Stacks_Admin_: A special thanks to special guest Moderator_Elise! If anyone has any STACKS-related questions, we’ll try to answer them now.
_pinkelephant11_: Happy Earth Day!
_Farid_of_fire_: i dont wanna go!!!!!!!!
_Apollo127_: @everybody: Just spread the word about going green! This chat should help with ideas, so spread them!
_BeccaMonkey987_: I’m going to start going back on the save the planet boards now!!!!!
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: aww!! this was the BEST
_WolfFriend_: @Elise: Happy Earth Day! May it be as green as Saint Patricks day! :P
_Moderator_Elise_: @BeccaMonkey987:YAY!!
_Firekitty_: Happy Earth Day! I’ll try to plant a tree or two…
_Apollo127_: @ Elise, StacksAdmin, and KarenStacksStaffer: Thank you!
_redconverse_: HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_thumbelina08_: @Stacks_Admin: Please tell me we’re gonna have lots more of these!
_BeccaMonkey987_: Wait, when’s earth day???
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @BeccaMonkey987: Earth Day is April 22
_BeccaMonkey987_: @karen stacks staffer: Okay.
_redconverse_: ohhh…..well happy early earth day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_WolfFriend_: @The Mods: Yeah! Thank you guys so much for doing this!
_Kandyz_: @AllMods: Are we going to have another chat soon? If so, what will the topic be?
_Stacks_Admin_: @thumbelina08 & everyone: we will have more chats like these!Our next chat will be on Tuesday, May 26, 6-7PM ET.
_Stacks_Admin_: @everyone: We’ll be posting more info on the Ink Splot blog, and topic
is “Year-End Reading-Wrap Up: What did you read this school year and
what will you read this summer?”
_Z-up_: r u adults?
_Give_A_Little_Bit_: @everyone: bye!! I will be on the boards!!!
_redconverse_: @the mods:THANKS ^-^
_Stacks_Admin_: Yes, all the mods and staffers are adults
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Stacks_Admin:Great topic!I’ve read lots of great books this year! :)
_pinkelephant11_: OOH! StacksAdmin: I was wondering this: you know how you need a certain
number of posts and a certain number of minutes to get to the next
rank(by rank i mean contributor, regular contributor)? well, y’know how
u can see how many posts we have by checking our profiles? can u check
how many minutes you’ve ever spent online since u joined the stacks?
_BlueSummer1013_: BYE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_redconverse_: @give_a_little_bit:bye!
_Farid_of_fire_: bye guys! se you on the boards!!
_Thestral96_: Bye givealittlebit!
_Apollo127_: @GiveALittleBit:seeya
_pinkelephant11_: bye
_BeccaMonkey987_: @mods: Thanks sooooooooooooooooo much. This was soooooooooooooooo fun!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t want to go.
_pinkelephant11_: bye guys who are leaving!
_Farid_of_fire_: bye
_Firekitty_: Awesome chat! Thanks everyone for making this fun.
_Stacks_Admin_: @pinkelephant: we’We’ll be
_Thestral96_: Bye pinkelephant
_Stacks_Admin_: oops, typo. one sec.
_thumbelina08_: Bye to everyone who’s leaving!
_BlueSummer1013_: @ every one GOOD BYE SEE YA ON THE BOURDS
_WolfFriend_: @Everyone: Thanks for joining the chat to make it even more awesome!
_Stacks_Admin_: We’ll be re-introducing the ability for you guys to see Total Number of Posts and Total Minutes Online in the future.
_redconverse_: @at people who are leaving:bye!
_Thestral96_: Wow bluesummer ur emotional
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Stacks_Admin: YAY!!!
_Apollo127_: @StacksAdmin: Yay!
_thumbelina08_: @AllMods: Thank you for having these! This was my first one and I had a blast!
_Firekitty_: Well, I’ll be seeing you all on the boards! Bye!
_Thestral96_: Why can’t we have our profile pictures as our icon?
_WolfFriend_: @Stacks Admin: It will still show our original number of minutes and posts, right? It won’t start us over? =]
_Stacks_Admin_: Eventually your profile pictures will be an option for your icons — we’re working on it!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @WolfFriend: Don’t worry, you won’t have to start over again!
_BeccaMonkey987_: @stacks admin: that’s cool!!!
_pinkelephant11_: @stacksadmin: cool. except for i’m going to keep the elephant
_thumbelina08_: @Stacks_Admin: YAY!
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: @Stacks_Admin:That would be AWESOME!!!
_Apollo127_: @Karen: Thank goodness!
_Emmafan911_: YAAAAAAAAAY!!!! :]
_Thestral96_: I’m going to the HP boards now, see you! Had fun. I have a hard time with Going Green Topics I have a strong opinion.
_WolfFriend_: @Stacks Admin: An option for our icons? So can we still keep our icon icons?
_Stacks_Admin_: Yes, you’ll still be able to keep your old icons, if you’d like.
_pinkelephant11_: i can’t wait until i become regular contributor.
_redconverse_: @stacks_admin:yaay!but i might keep the robot guy…
_Thestral96_: Bye everyone!
_Kandyz_: @AllMods: Is there going to be another Live Chat soon?
_WolfFriend_: @Stacks Admin: Shweetness!!!! I thought I’d never see them again . . .
_Stacks_Admin_: Our next chat will be on Tuesday, May 26, 6-7PM ET. We’ll be posting
more info on the Ink Splot blog, and topic is “Year-End Reading-Wrap
Up: What did you read this school year and what will you read this
_PugHugs_: @StacksAdmin: REALLY? …toasty!… YAY.
_pinkelephant11_: cool.i can’t wait until the trivia chat thingy!
_Stacks_Admin_: Yes, we’re super excited about Summer Challenge webcast also!
_feelin’_sorry_4_sev_: Bye, everyone!!!I have to go now!
_redconverse_: @stacks_admin:ok!i hope i’ll be there…
_Stacks_Admin_: Thanks for joining, Feeling_sorry_for_Sev
_WolfFriend_: @PugHugs: Yes, you’re beloved Toasty will not leave you!
_pinkelephant11_: yay!
_Thestral96_: Fine if no ones gonna say bye to me I’ll just leave! sniffle.
_redconverse_: @people who are leaving:ok bye!
_BeccaMonkey987_: I should go. I want to check the boards. BBBBBBYYYYYYYEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!
_Stacks_Admin_: thanks for joining, Thestral96!
_WolfFriend_: @Thestral: lol. BYE!
_pinkelephant11_: wait, when is the summer challenge chat?
_Kandyz_: I have to go now! So, it’s been AWESOME talkin’ to you all, and
thanks!!!! And, to all Mods and posters alike, YOU ALL ROCK!!!!
_PugHugs_: @Thestral96: BYE!! *waves frantically* ^^
_Thestral96_: Bye Bye Bye Bye I gotta go now before I go insane!
_WolfFriend_: @Pinkelephant11: I think it’s a webcast
_Thestral96_: Thanks everyone!
_Apollo127_: @Thestral: seeya soon!
_BeccaMonkey987_: ah, I can’t leave. I’ll stay.
_Kandyz_: @Thestral96: BYE!!!!!!!!!!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @everyone: There seems to be some confusion.
_WolfFriend_: @Kandyz: Bye!!
_pinkelephant11_: a webcast? really>
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: About the Summer Challenge webcast and our next chat.
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Two different things!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: The Summer Challenge webcast is the kid lit trivia game show we’ll be broadcasting live on 4/30, 1 p.m. ET.
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: That will be at
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Our next chat will be May 26. That will be about what you read during the schoolyear and what you want to read over the summer.
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Got it? Good. :-)
_pinkelephant11_: so we don’t get to participate in the summer challenge? like, we don’t answer trivia questions>
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Everyone gets to participate in a way. We have kids in NY who are going
to be the contestants, but the online audience also determines who gets
points on certain questions.
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: You’ll just have to tune in to see what I mean… [insert mysterious wink here]
_Apollo127_: @Karen: what’t the difference between a webcast and a chat?
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: A webcast is a live video broadcast from Scholastic.
_BeccaMonkey987_: @apollo: a webcast is a live vid, and a chat is this.
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: You just have to go to a certain page on our site to see it. In this case, it’s
_pinkelephant11_: oh, okay, cool. now i’m intrigued.
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: And THIS is a chat (as BeccaMonkey987 beat me to saying).
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: :-)
_pinkelephant11_: well, i’m going to head out soon(of the chatroom, i mean). Thank you to
all moderators for answering my questions. and i apologize, stacks
admin because i was being pushy when asking my question.
_Apollo127_: Oh…do you need any special features on your computer to access it?
_Stacks_Admin_: No problem!
_Stacks_Admin_: Hi all, we’re going to end at 5:15.
_Apollo127_: @pinkelephant: seeya!
_BlueSummer1013_: buy ill miss you
_BlueSummer1013_: BYE
_thumbelina08_: 3 minutes so sad
_Stacks_Admin_: @Apollo127 & all, you don’t need any special features to watch the chat – as long as you can watch videos.
_BeccaMonkey987_: @stacks admin: ok
_BeccaMonkey987_: now 2 minutes
_Apollo127_: @StacksAdmin: okay, thanks!
_BlueSummer1013_: i know right
_thumbelina08_: Thank You Moderators! You made my first live chat soo much fun!!!
_Apollo127_: See you all on the boards!
_WolfFriend_: *giant virtual hugs for everyone from ME!*
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Thanks for joining, thumbelina08! I’m glad you enjoyed your first chat! Hope to see you next time!
_BlueSummer1013_: this is awsome(kiss me)
_redconverse_: thank you moderators!!!!!!this was my first live vhat and it was AWEsome!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Whoa, bluesummer1013, I hardly know you! Ha ha.
_thumbelina08_: @Karen: If i can I’ll be there!
_BeccaMonkey987_: Thanks soooooooooooooooooo much moderators!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You
did such an awesome job with
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Aw, thanks, guys!
_chini_girl_: i loved this chat, thanks
_BlueSummer1013_: i was just kidding
_thumbelina08_: Bye Everybody!!!
_BeccaMonkey987_: It’s 5:15. Bye everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’ll be on the boards!!!!!!!!!
_Stacks_Admin_: Alright, we gotta shut down now. =/ Thanks to everyone for joining the
chat! The transcript will be posted on Ink Splot 26 blog in a couple
days. Now go forth and BE
GREEN! :-)
_fabchick_: bye!
_WolfFriend_: Bye guys!! Seeyou on the boards!!
_chini_girl_: bye
_redconverse_: yup it time to go…BYE I’LL BE ON THE BOARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
_WolfFriend_: Another super big thanks to all the mods!!
_BlueSummer1013_: ill be on the bourds too kiss kiss
_WolfFriend_: Bye everyone! <3<3<3
April 18, 2009

LIVE CHAT! Being Green

Posted by at 3:41 am in Kid Power, Live Chats | Permalink

Greetings, Splotter Earthlings! The next STACKS live chat is all about BEING GREEN, so mark your soon-to-be-recycled-biodegradable-calendars!

WHEN: Saturday, April 18, 2009, 4-5 p.m. ET
TOPIC: Being green!
Save the Planet message board moderator

Earth Day is on April 22nd, and we’re super psyched to hear from you guys about how to save energy, save animals, and save our planet! (Oh. Humans too.)

Here’s your chance to talk to STACKS kids all over the world about how you can contribute to stopping global warming, preserving animal habitats, and making our one and only Earth the best place to live.

Can’t wait for the live chat? Get the conversation started on the Save the Planet message board. AND if you’re already on the board, get excited — because Elise (the Save the Planet board moderator) will be joining our chat as a very special guest. Yay for Elise!

— STACKS Staffers

UPDATE: 4/18 — Thanks for joining the chat! Here is a recap.