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The storytelling as readers follow the fifth grade year of Ms Graham s class and their class frog Kermit Ms Graham s unconventional approach ncourages her students to make new friends and think outside of the box Things take a wonky turn when a few students take her advice to immerse themselves in their projects a little too far the conseuences are nearly dire I think this is a very good and well written book I never personally became ngaged in the saga Copy provided by the publisherMs Graham s fifth grade class is an xciting place to be She lets the students help classroom rules and homework they work in groups and there is ven a class pet Kermit The students are also keeping journals and we hear from the perspective of ight of them Blake likes to draw his Campfire entries and he and his mother struggle with housing and other issues Aviva s mother is in the country without proper papers and both miss Aviva s grandmother in Mexico Emily is struggling with the fact that her two best friends are going to another school next year and there is no way her mother can afford to send her there Henry wants to be a movie director so creates scripts for hisntries There are lot of projects and Ms Graham includes a lot of social justice issues in her class When a group to visit a homeless ncampment without permission many people get in trouble and Ms Graham is in danger of losing her job until the children are able to make the powers that be listen to their xplanationStrengths This is Hurrah For The Blackshirts!: Fascists and Fascism in Britain Between the Wars exactly on trend with its themes of social andmotional Adam Smith: An Enlightened Life education Ms Graham is anngaging teacher and her students are generally Crazy Love excited about learning which is a goodxample to see in literature The characters are all well defined and the plot moves along nicely Weaknesses There are uite a lot of social concerns included in this book While this is uite common currently I think it confuses young readers to have to deal with so many And not so much a weakness as an observation I m trying to determine what it is that makes certain books set in lementary school unpopular with my readers while others are fine Sadly class pets seem to be a big dividing factor and the cartoon style on the cover makes this seem a bit young to my students What I really think This will be popular with lementary students who njoyed Buyea s Because of Mr Terupt Korman s The Unteachables Palacio s Wonder Woodrow s Field Tripped Woodson s Harbor Me and other books that include a cast of characters that represent a variety of current cultural talking points or with fans of Varnes Property of the Rebel Librarian and other books where the teacher s job is imperiled However I m sending my copy over to the lementary school because I think it will get use there It was a great insperarional book Operation Frog Effect is a story told in journal form with ight diverse kids who are writing their xperiences as the school year progresses The kids use multiple formats For instance one writes mostly in verse while another does his journaling in graphic novel format These different formats are sure to appeal to a wide variety of readersRight from the start I could tell that the characters were going to be incredibly relatable the story starts with Emily who s confused by th. S in trouble for something we did We made a mistake The uestion is can we fix it Ms Graham taught us that we get to choose the kind of people we want to be and that a single act can create ripples So get ready world we're about to mak. This was not how any of them xpected fifth grade to go Told in alternating perspectives by ight of the 31 fifth graders in Ms Graham s class this novel provides insight into the different reasons students treat ach other how they do and the ffect it has on those around them The students are dealing with issues at home with friends at school and the innovative New Plant Parent: Learn the Ways of Plant Parenthood exercises Ms Graham has them do often adds kindling to the fire When it allxplodes they have to find a way to pick up the pieces and repair the damage they have done By working together instead of against Dreaming Me: An African-American Woman's Buddhist Journey each other there is a chance they can make itven better than before Highly recommended for grades 4 up Oh wow Seriously That s pretty much the xtent of my ability to actually review this book right now because I am so gosh darn impressed with it Have you been burning to read a book from the perspective of an amazing class of 5th graders that will leave you wanting to be a better person at the Once our rocks are thrown pebbles or notWe cannot stop the ripplesThey have a life of their ownAll of our nearly nothingsMight just makeA whole lot ofSomethingsIf we work togetherCute and Clever story of how the power of your voice can be used for change and good Highly recommend for the intermediate grades students and teachers Notes on Chapter 1 all 12 pages of itI hate Blake Benson than I hate knockoff jeans and that says a lot KaylaThis is how a person talks if they are being a Mean Girl for Halloween It is not how people actually talk unless they are deliberately making fun of themselves Yet ЯED every character in this book isually cheesy and over the top All of them have once trait and they broadcast it at max volumeIt infuriates me that Gordon Korman mastered multiple viewpoints storytelling over a decade ago and got it at max volumeIt infuriates me that Gordon Korman mastered multiple viewpoints storytelling over a decade ago and got for it while other authors can hatch a turkey like this and get into Newbery contentionAs a fan of pistolary novels in general I have something important to point out the nature of having a character write about something Have you ver had a teacher that was completely awesome and made a huge impact on your life At White Oak Elementary School Ms Graham is that teacher and the impact is made on The Lost Art of Reading Natures Signs eight very different students Emily doesn t understand why her two best friends Aviva and Kayley won t talk or sit with her on the first day of fifth grade Kayley actually doesn t like Emily and isxtremely stuck up Sharon doesn t seem to have a voice because she always seems to get interrupted and corrected when talking She also describes herself as weird and a loner Blake doesn t have many friends and likes to xpress himself through his drawings Henry is a big cut up and wants to be a famous movie writerdirector of comedies one day Kia comes from a big "FAMILY AND THE THING HE LOVES TO DO THE "and the thing he loves to do the is read Cecilia has only been at White Oak a year and she misses I made it to page 246 then skimmed the text to the nd Inspired by their teacher Monsieur Pain eightlementary school students speak up for what they believe in and make change in their school communityThemes of friendship bullying immigration women s rights access to A Spark of Light: the fearless new novel from the Number One bestselling author education and homelessnesspoverty are all addressed Speaking in a series of notes letters journalntries and comics ight diverse voices lead. If one small act can create a ripple across the universe what happens when a whole group of kids join together and act Hi It's us Ms Graham's class We didn't mean to mess things up But we did We took things too far and now Ms Graham

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E fact that her two best friends didn t sit with her on the first day of school She s sure it s a mistake Well pretty sureThat beginning set just the right tone and let me know that this book was going to tug at my heartstrings and address situations that middle school kids face very day It also tackles some tougher topics as well like learning disabilities immigration and homelessness The fact that these issues are handled in the midst of problems that almost all kids can relate to makes them that much accessible Throughout the book the kids learn how they can make a difference in the world one small step at a time But as kids often do they make some mistakes along the way and one of their mistakes has some pretty major repercussions The kids have to live with some of those conseuences and to fight to make things right Kids will find the The Exhaustion Breakthrough ending both inspiring andmpoweringThis book will The Exhaustion Breakthrough: Unmask the Hidden Reasons You're Tired and Beat Fatigue for Good especially appeal to the youngernd of the MG spectrum not that older kids can t njoy it too it just seems aimed a little younger It would be perfect for a classroom or as a readalong with your kids because it will spark lots of discussion Disclosure While I didn t receive this book for review I bought it I feel like I should point out that Sarah is represented by my agent and I ve spoken to her personally All opinions are still my own of course Interest Level 3 6Have you ver had a teacher that was completely awesome and made a huge impact on your life At White Oak Elementary School Ms Graham is that teacher and the impact is made on Hark! The Herald Angels Scream eight very different students Emily doesn t understand why her two best friends Aviva and Kayley won t talk or sit with her on the first day of fifth grade Kayley actually doesn t like Emily and isxtremely stuck up Sharon doesn t seem to have a voice because she always seems to get interrupted and corrected when talking She also describes herself as weird and a loner Blake doesn t have many friends and likes to xpress himself through his drawings Henry is a big cut up and wants to be a famous movie writerdirector of comedies one day Kia comes from a big family and the thing he Loves To Do The to do the is read Cecilia has only been at White Oak a year and she misses her Abuelita back in Mexico so much that she writes her letters teaching her ENGLISH LASTLY AVIVA MISSES HER BEST FRIEND EMILY BUT Aviva misses her best friend Emily but her reasons for dissing her and befriending Kayley These kids don t always get along but a classroom assignment brings about new friendships and some bitter competition between table groups However when one group assignment goes terribly wrong they all must team together to save themselves and their beloved teacher Will they be able to come together to save Ms Graham s job Will they be able to put their differences aside to get this done Read this incredible story to find out how this story plays outThis books is so amazing It is written from ight different perspectives in letter form including one in graphic novel form Ms Graham is an inspirations teacher and the affect she has on her students makes me want to be a better teacher Do not miss this story of friendship coming of age and how powerful students voices truly can beFollow meBlog Blazer Tales Laurie s Library Place laurieslibrary laurieevans27 Laurie Purser. E some ripplesSincerelyKayley Kai Henry Aviva Cecilia Blake Sharon Emily and Kermit class frogEveryone makes mistakes But what happens when your mistake hurts someone lse Told in ight perspectives including one in graphic novel form. Operation Frog Effect