With summer vacation comes summer reading, and we are so excited for you to meet Merci Suarez! Merci Suarez Changes Gears is the 2019 Newbery Medal winning story of Merci, a middle school girl who lives in Florida with her big, loving, Cuban family and deals with many of the same kinds of issues that … Continue reading Announcing the 2019 Summer Read!
In the epilogue, Caitlin issues this challenge to us as readers: So, let's answer her question. What will kindness do for you? How will you let it make a difference in your life? What are some specific ways you can be intentional about showing more kindness?
In Part 3, Caitlin recalls an incident with one of her classmates, Amanda, who often has unwashed hair and an unclean face. Amanda gets picked on by people, but Caitlin mostly left her alone... Until one day when a piece of dandruff fell out of Amanda's hair and onto Caitlin's notebook. She told her friends … Continue reading An End to Meanness
In Part 3 of our summer reading book, Caitlin begins to understand just how much she's helping Martin when she sends him things along with her letters. Read the excerpt below and respond to any of these questions in the comments: Did this part surprise or shock you? How? How would you react in Caitlin's … Continue reading Generosity and Shoes
We're trying something different this year - ALL Queen's Grant Middle School students and teachers will be reading the same book this summer, regardless of grade level. This shared reading experience will give all of our students and staff a common text to use as a springboard for discussion when we return to school in … Continue reading Introducing our ALL MS Summer Read for 2016…