budnotbuddyThis week students will read an excerpt from Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis. Here is a preview:

Bud is a motherless ten-year-old boy growing up in Flint, Michigan during the Great Depression, shuttling between orphanages and foster homes.  Bud doesn’t have much, but he has a few special things.  One is a set of rules-“Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life”– about everything he’s learned so far about surviving.  He also has a suitcase full of treasured possessions: photos, a blanket, some special stones, and flyers advertising a special band.  While these items are the only mementoes Bud has of his mother, they also provide clues that Bud thinks may help him find a special man he’s never met-his father.

Reading Homework: Practice Book Pages 213-215 Due Wednesday

TEST: Reading Comprehension Test Wednesday (focus on comparing/contrasting)

Club Day: Friday is a half day. It will be Club Day at DES!