Due Jan. 21 – Read Chapters 25 – 28 of The Friendship War.
Complete all the questions on these three worksheets:
Read each question carefully. Some have two parts.
Parents, scroll all the way to the bottom of this page for information about Session 3, which begins on Feb. 4.
Due January 28 – Week 8
The Friendship War Book Project (Optional) It’s that time again! Anyone interested in tackling a book project? It’s my favorite part of the session. You are all so creative! Here are some ideas:
- Grace flew from Chicago to Boston to visit her Grampa. They did a lot of fun things together, including hiking, a trip to the science museum, and exploring the old mill that Grampa bought. Tell us about a trip you took to visit a relative. If it’s far away, show the spot on a map. How did you get there? What did you do together? Did you bring home any souvenirs? Did you take any pictures?
- In the school auditorium, Grace tried to estimate how many buttons were in the room. How many buttons do you think are in your home? Think of a good system to estimate the number. How many people are in your house? Do they wear clothing with a lot of buttons, or only a few (or none)?
- Both Ellie and Grace have buttons that have been in their family for a long time. Are there buttons like that in your family? Ask your parents if they have any buttons with special memories. Or, do you have any buttons that remind you of a special outfit? Bring in your buttons and tell us about them.
- Hank was very good at identifying what different buttons were made of – Bakelite, Lucite, mother-of-pearl, bone, wood, pewter, brass, china, glass, leather, etc. Can you figure out what some of your buttons are made of? Can you find similar ones online? Were you surprised to find that any are valuable? Bring your buttons to class and tell us what you found out!
- The kids at Grace’s school got very creative with their buttons. They made jewelry, button animals, and button sculptures. Use your buttons to make an original creation!
- Create a diorama of your favorite part of The Friendship War.
- Grace likes to collect things and display them in her room. Do you have a collection that you would like to share with the class? If it’s small and easily portable, bring it to class! If it’s too big, valuable or fragile to bring, you can show us pictures.
- Or…come up with your own idea!
I can’t wait to see your projects! (As always, this is optional)
Questions? Email me at ANAndrews72@gmail.com
Session 3 Information:
Reese’s Pieces will be reading the book The World According to Humphrey by Betty G. Birney A few of you purchased this book through Scholastic in the Fall. If so, I am holding it for your student until the first day of Session 3. I have a couple of copies to lend (library books are great, too, of course). Let me know if you need a book, or if you don’t remember if you purchased a Scholastic book (ANANdrews72@gmail.com). As always, audio books are fine to use at home, but it does help to have an actual copy of the book to use in class.