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Book of the Month

We will continue our tradition of all classrooms reading the same book each month to build our students’ vocabulary and academic language.  Our book of the month comes from acclaimed poet Bao Phi. In his book, “A Different Pond,” the author delivers a powerful, honest glimpse into a relationship between father and son—and between cultures, old and new.  In this book we are treated to an unforgettable story about a simple event—a long-ago fishing trip. This story highlights the importance of family and the sharing of family stories used to pass on culture and traditions, as well as a look in the life of an immigrant family as it makes its way in its new home while honoring its bonds to the past.