6th graders have been learning about space in Mrs. Wallace’s science class. As part of their study, students are making rockets in class and will launch them sometime next week! 36 more words
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I frequently revel in sharing tales from my awkward days. Some of you don’t believe me; you weren’t there.
For the first time this week, I told a non-family member the story of Mr. 375 more words
Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvillier, illustrated by Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo
Translated from French, this graphic novel delicately but powerfully explains the impact of the Nazis on a child. Told by a grandmother to her granddaughter, this is the story of Dounia, a young Jewish girl whose life changes when the Nazis come to Paris. First she has to wear a yellow star, then she stops attending school, and finally her parents are taken away and she is sheltered by neighbors. She has to call the neighbor woman “mother” even though she doesn’t want to. The two flee Paris and head to the countryside where Dounia is able to live comfortably with enough food, but worries all the time about whether she will ever see her parents again. This is a book about families but also about those people thrown together by horrors who become family to one another to survive. 180 more words