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Words have flying around the classroom like superheroes during our most recent read aloud, Flora and Ulysses. The 2014 Newbery Medal Winner about a girl and a rescued squirrel held the sixth graders' attention from beginning to end. I think we are still seeing Kate DiCamillo's captivating language in comic-strip bubbles over our heads!
We ate donuts with sprinkles and wrote letters and poetry. We cheered for Ulysses. We rooted for Flora. We empathized with William Spiver. We shook our heads at Phyllis Buckman. We adored Mr. Buckman. "How do you do?"
You haven't read Flora and Ulysses? Such a malfeasance! Get to your library or local bookstore to pick up this delightful story. (And don't forget to swing by your grocery store and grab a bag of cheese puffs to go along with it.)
P.S. Reading is like breathing chocolate air!