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!
One of the best things about reading Wonder this summer is that there are so many fun things already out there, based on the book, that we get to participate in. Visit http://choosekind.tumblr.com to find some cool stuff, including the chance to take the #ChooseKind pledge and a link to the Daily Wonder App that you … Continue reading #ChooseKind
Have you signed up for summer reading at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg library yet? You can log reading minutes, get credit for various activities, and earn badges throughout the summer. Those badges translate to prizes!
We always like to choose a summer reading book that will emphasize our QG moral focus traits and work to bring our student body closer together through reading. Once we saw the movie trailer for Wonder, we were reminded of how great this book is and knew we'd found our next all school read! If … Continue reading Why Wonder?
We're excited to announce that our summer reading book this year is WONDER by R.J. Palacio! More information will be coming home in students' end of year packets this week, but our QG Reads site will continue to be a place for students to discuss and interact with the book and each other throughout the … Continue reading Announcing the 2017 QGMS all-school 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?
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From Mrs. Sprague: I just read a great book that goes along with our summer reading book. It is titled The Running Dream. It is the story of a girl who suffers a tragedy in her life, and how she adjusts with the help of a disabled girl. The story continues with how she repays her … Continue reading A note from Mrs. Sprague on The Running Dream
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