book recommendations for middle grade teachers and students
Good morning! I hope everyone is staying safe at home and enjoying this time to read. I can honestly tell you this time has my nerves SHOT! My oldest is considered high-risk if she contracts covid-19 because she has a compromised immune system. My worry is for her. She has been in the house since her school has closed last Tuesday. So, there are a lot of walks and playing in the back yard! Of course lots of READING!
I am creating a list currently for Mock Newbery titles next year to see which ones I will be purchasing for our group - so far these are the top contenders of which I have seen other's post about, or that I have read and feel like children need to have in their "read" pile. What do y'all think? Anything else you think I should add? The year is still early and already so many amazing titles for 2017!
What is this book about? Hayden’s answer: Aven is trying to fit in in Arizona even though she doesn’t have arms. Mrs. Kuehler’s answer: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus is about Aven, a thirteen year old girl that was born without arms. What’s special about Aven is, she can do almost anything anyone with arms can do, she just uses her feet! When her dad gets a new job in Arizona, Aven is forced to move from Kansas and all her friends that are used to Aven and don’t stare at her like strangers do. Making new friends is hard for anyone, arms or no arms, so what is in store for Aven in Arizona? Spoiler (not really): Aven DOES make some new friends in Arizona and maybe even stumbles upon a mystery in her new home … Have you ever had a similar experience where you felt different and worried about meeting new people? Hayden’s answer: When I broke my leg. Mrs. Kuehler’s answer : I think we all feel different at some point in our lives and it’