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Friday Reconnect: Finishing SPP

By Chloe Grant, Read to Them Staff

Well folks, as we close out our reading of The Adventures of a South Pole Pig we are so grateful to have read this book alongside you. We’re inspired by Flora’s perseverance and dedication to her dream of being a sled pig. While we read the final few pages in this story, we’re asking ourselves what dreams do we have? No matter how big or small, Flora is a reminder that we can chase our dreams and make them a reality. We hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know this wonderful bunch of characters, and in the spirit of their snowy adventures we’re leaving you with one last activity that’s fit for the winter.

Today we challenge you to make snowflakes! Perhaps there’s no snow where you are, but it’d be wrong to finish this book without a few flurries. Grab some paper, some scissors and get to it! The best thing about snowflakes is that no two are the same, so follow your creative instincts and have fun with it! This activity can be found on the Flipgrid page for The Adventures of a South Pole Pig (remember: the password is FeelinKicky21). Click that link to discover the instructions for Making Snowflakes, as well as all of the other awesome stuff that lives there.

Or, if you’d rather avoid the snow, you can check out these writing prompts instead!

  • After reading this story, do you think the South Pole is somewhere you’d like to explore? Why or why not?

  • Flora’s friends do all that they can to keep her safe when she’s in danger. She returns the favor and embarks on a dangerous journey to help find Oscar and Aleric. How do these acts show that the characters in this story are good friends? What do you think makes a good friend?

  • The Captain gives Flora’s place on the ship the title of “The Captain’s Gratitude.” What does gratitude mean to you, and what are you grateful for?

  • The title of this book proves to be fitting, as it has been quite an adventure. What’s an adventure you’d like to go on? What makes you want to embark on such a journey?

  • Everyone doubted Flora’s ability to be a sled pig, but she proved them wrong. Have you ever had a dream that someone doubted? How did that make you feel?

Our story has come to a close, but we’ll be thinking about this book for a while. Thank you for joining us in reading The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz. Until our next adventure, stay safe and be kind!

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