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Celtic Summer Reading 2020


 



Celtic Summer Reading 2020


Saint Hedwig School’s summer reading program is based on the Catholic Church’s Social Justice Themes: Care for God’s Creation, Solidarity, Call to Family, and Human Dignity. The Church's social teaching is a rich treasure of wisdom about building a just society and living lives of holiness amidst the challenges of modern society.
 
Students will read one assigned book connected to their social justice theme and additional free choice books appropriate for their individual reading level.  

Upon returning to school in August, students will complete assignments across the curriculum based on the books they read.
 
Care for God’s Creation (Grades: K-2)
We show our respect for the Creator by our stewardship of creation. We are called to protect people and the planet, living our faith in relationship with all of God’s creation.
 
Incoming Kindergarten Students:
Assigned Reading: The Earth Book by Todd Parr
Free Reading: one free choice book to be read together with a parent
 
Incoming First Grade Students:
Assigned Reading: The Great Kapok Tree  by Lynne Cherry
Free Reading: one free choice book to be read together with a parent
 
Incoming Second Grade Students:
Assigned Reading: One Plastic Bag by Miranda Paul
Free Reading: one free choice book at individual student reading level
 
Solidarity (Grades: 3-4)
We are one human family whatever our national, racial, ethnic, economic, and ideological differences. We are our brothers’ and sisters’  keepers, wherever they may be. At the core of the virtue of solidarity is the pursuit of justice and peace.
 
Incoming Third Grade Students:
Assigned Reading: Rich  by Nikki Grimes
Free Reading: one free choice book at individual student reading level
 
Incoming Fourth Grade Students:
Assigned Reading: The Earth Dragon Awakes by Lawrence Yep
Free Reading: one free choice book at individual student reading level
 
Call to Family (Grades: 5-6)
The person is not only sacred but also social. Marriage and the family are the central social institutions that must be supported and strengthened, not undermined.
 
Incoming Fifth Grade Students:
Assigned Reading: Wonder by R.J. Palacio
Free Reading: one free choice book at individual student reading level
 
Incoming Sixth Grade Students:
Assigned Reading: Loser by Jerry Spinelli
Free Reading: one free choice book at individual student reading level
 
Human Dignity (Grades: 7-8)
The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred and that the dignity of the human person is the foundation of a moral vision for society. This belief is the foundation of all the principles of our social teaching.
 
Incoming Seventh Grade Students:
Assigned Reading: Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
Free Reading: two free choice books at individual student reading level
 
Incoming Eighth Grade Students:
Assigned Reading: Chains by Laurie Halse Anderson
Free Reading: two free choice books at individual student reading level

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