Each child at Sangaree Intermediate has a copy of
Dear Mr. Henshaw by Beverly Cleary.
Writing a Friendly Letter
Dear Mr. Henshaw
Trucker Buddy International
a penpal program for a school class
Make Your Own Monarch Butterfly Optical Illusion What you'll need: construction paper (at least 19" long-you can glue two sheets together), a glue stick, scissors, colored pencils and a ruler. Instructions
About the Book:
courtesy of the University of Minnesota Monarch Curriculum in the Classroom
Leigh Botts is a new kid in the sixth grade at school. He lives with his mother but misses his father and dog, Bandit, terribly while they travel cross-country. Mr. Botts works as a truck driver
, and Leigh is struggling with the recent divorce of his parents. He is angry with a mysterious thief who keeps stealing things from his lunch box at school. When Leigh’s teacher assigns a letter-writing project
, naturally Leigh chooses to write to his all-time favorite author, Boyd Henshaw. After all, Leigh has loved his books ever since he was in second grade. Can Mr. Henshaw’s answer change Leigh’s life forever?Leigh often goes to the grove to see the monarch butterflies. The western population spends the winter along parts of the coast of California, and then migrate to breed each year. Here is a cool optical illusion craft you can make at home.
Thanks, KellyAnne, for all you do to promote Berkeley Reads each year!