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January 15, 2020

The Berenstain Bears - Lend a Helping Hand

by Stan & Jan Berenstain

Summary

Mama Bear hopes to teach the cubs to think of others instead of only themselves by having them help an elderly neighbor clean out her attic.

Questions

 1)Why did Mama Bear have trouble falling asleep? Which solution to her problem could she think of?

 2) How did the bear cubs help their old neighbor, Miz McGizz? Were they nervous about her at first? 

 3)...

May 22, 2019

Those Shoes

by  Maribeth Boelts

Summary

Jeremy wants a pair of those shoes everyone seems to have but his grandma cannot afford  them, Then he realizes that the things he has - warm boots, a loving grandmother, and a good friend - are worth more than things he wants.

Questions

1) Why did grandma say there was no room for ‘want’ there, just ‘need’?

2) When Jeremy’s shoes came apart, who brought him a new pair? Was wearing those shoe...

May 22, 2019

The Kindness Quilt

by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

Summary: Minna does a lot of thinking about her project to do something kind, make a picture about what she did, and share it with her classmates, but finally comes up with an idea that spreads to the whole school.

Questions

  1. From all the kind acts shown in the book, how many have you done?

  2. Encourage your family to create your own kindness quilt! Hang it on a wall where everyo...

May 22, 2019

The Quiltmaker’s Journey

by Jeff Brumbeau

Summary: The quiltmaker grows up wealthy  and sheltered, but radically changes her life after she discovers the poverty and needs outside her town.

Questions:

1) Why did the main character become so generous?

2) Were there any monsters outside the walls protecting the town? What did the town elders not want the residents to see past the walls?

3) How did the girl (main character) feel seein...

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