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Operation Frog EffectIt was a great insperarional book Have you ever 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 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 is extremely 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 express 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 most 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 she has 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 ut their differences aside to get this done Read this incredible story to find out how this story Rivers Last Longer plays outThis books is so amazing It is written from eight differenterspectives in letter find out how this story lays outThis books is so amazing It is written from eight different erspectives in letter 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 The Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook: Great-Tasting Recipes that Keep You Lean! powerful students voices truly can be Oh wow Seriously That sretty much the extent 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 erspective of an amazing class of 5th graders that will leave you wanting to be a better erson at the end of it Well welcome to that book I ve stated before how much I love when authors don t talk down to this age group of readers and how important it is to treat them with respect Sarah Sheerger does that and This book is full of real life issues seen through the eyes of the children living them It s a beautiful beautiful thing Prepare for some gushingFirst off I have so much love for the way that this story is told Ms Graham s class is spending the year journaling and writing one another letters so this story is a compilation of those musings What I loved though was that Sheerger really channeled the kids and their ers Operation Frog Effect is a story told really channeled the kids and their ers Operation Frog Effect is a story told journal form with eight diverse kids who are writing their experiences as the school year The Wedding Redux 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 the fact that her two best friends didn t sit with her on the first day of school She s sure it s a mistake Wellretty 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 every day It also tackles some tougher topics as well like learning disabilities immigration and Homelessness The Fact That The fact that issues are handled in the midst of roblems 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. 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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Has some retty major repercussions The kids have to live with some of those conseuences and to fight to make kids have to live with some of those conseuences and to fight to make right Kids will find the ending both inspiring and empoweringThis book will especially appeal to the younger end of the MG spectrum not that older kids can t enjoy it too it just seems aimed a little younger It would be erfect 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 Bootie and the Beast point out that Sarah is represented by my agent and I ve spoken to herersonally All opinions are still my own of course I made it to age 246 Then Skimmed The Text To The End Inspired By then skimmed the text to the end Inspired by teacher eight elementary 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 education and homelessnesspoverty are all addressed Speaking in a series of notes letters journal entries and comics eight diverse voices lead the storytelling as readers follow the fifth grade year of Ms Graham s class and their class frog Kermit Ms Graham s unconventional approach encourages 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 rojects a little too far the conseuences are nearly dire I think this is a very good and well written book I never ersonally became engaged in the saga Once our rocks are thrown ebbles 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 ower of your voice can be used for change and good Highly recommend for the intermediate grades students and teachers Interest Level 3 6Have you ever 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 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 is extremely 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 express 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 most 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 she has 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 ut their differences aside to get this done Read this incredible story to find out how this story lays outThis books is so amazing It is written from eight different erspectives 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 Motivational Perspectives on Chronic Pain powerful students voices truly can beFollow meBlog Blazer Tales Laurie s Library Place laurieslibrary laurieevans27 Laurie Purser Copyrovided by the ublisherMs Graham s fifth grade class is an exciting lace to be She lets the students help form classroom rules and homework olicy they work in groups and there is even a class. 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 eople we want to be and that a single act can create ripples So get ready world we're about to mak.
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Pet Kermit The students are also keeping journals and we hear from the Puta perspective of eight of them Blake likes to draw his entries and he and his mother struggle with housing and other issues Aviva s mother is in the country withoutroper apers and both miss Aviva s grandmother in mexico emily is struggling with grandmother in Mexico Emily is struggling with fact that her two best friends are going to another school next year and there is no way her mother can afford to friends are going to another school next year and there is no way her mother can afford to her there Henry wants to be a movie director so creates scripts for his entries There are a lot of rojects and Ms Graham includes a lot of social justice issues in her class When a group decides to visit a homeless encampment without Killer Games permission manyeople get in trouble and Ms Graham is in danger of losing her job until the children are able to make the owers that be listen to their explanationStrengths This is exactly on trend with its themes of social and emotional education Ms Graham is an engaging teacher and her students are generally excited about learning which is a good example to see in literature The characters are all well defined and the lot 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 elementary school unpopular with my readers while others are fine Sadly class ets 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 opular with elementary students who enjoyed 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 Cocksure 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 elementary school because I think it will get use there Notes on Chapter 1 all 12ages of itI hate Blake Benson than I hate knockoff jeans and that says a lot KaylaThis is how a Beyond the Cliffs of Kerry (Bold Women of the 18th Century, person talks if they are being a Mean Girl for Halloween It is not howeople actually talk unless they are deliberately making fun of themselves Yet every character in this book is eually 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 nothing for it while other authors can hatch a turkey like this and get into Newbery contentionAs a fan of epistolary novels in general I have something important to Porto Bello Gold point out the nature of having a character write about something is that they write about it after it happens They do not write about it while it is happening because that violates the laws of time and the reader s suspension of disbelief So for example if a frog hops out of a character socket he does not draw a full age of it while it is happening It would be fine if he drew the age later but the lacement among the other journal entries suggests that it happens before the other students have time to react This was not how any of them expected fifth grade to go Told in alternating erspectives by eight of the 31 fifth graders in Ms Graham s class this novel rovides insight into the different reasons students treat each other how they do and the effect it has on those around them The students are dealing with issues at home with friends at school and the with issues at home with friends at school and the exercises Ms Graham has them do often adds kindling to the fire When it all explodes they have to find a way to ick up the ieces and repair the damage they have done By working together instead of against each other there is a chance they can make it even better than before Highly recommended for grades 4 up. E some ripplesSincerelyKayley Kai Henry Aviva Cecilia Blake Sharon Emily and Kermit class frogEveryone makes mistakes But what happens when your mistake hurts someone else Told in eight erspectives including one in graphic novel form.