by Kayla Aldrich, Read to Them staff
It's absolutely nuts to think that we've already reached the end of Nuts to You. How time flies! Before we part, though, be sure to go back and check out our author interview with Lynne Rae Perkins and jot down some next reads from our Next Book Connections post this past Wednesday.
Have you dove into the Flipgrid community to talk about all things Nuts to You? yet You've still got time - and a bonus activity! This week's Flipgrid activity is to sketch a squirrel. There's some really great step-by-step tutorials to drawing squirrels in the back of Nuts to You so break out the paper and coloring supplies, and get to sketching! Be sure you give your squirrel a name, personality, likes, dislikes, and even their own outfit and accessories if you'd like. Once you've got all the finer details nailed down, hop on over to the Flipgrid and tell us about the squirrel you created - don't forget to show off your drawing!
Now - what you've all been waiting for - here are five writing prompts to wrap-up your Nuts to You read:
Why did Brk, after looking at his team, think he was going to have to do all the work? Have you ever been on a team where you had to do all the work? How did it make you feel? Answer these questions in four or five sentences.
When Jed thanks TsTs for coming to his rescue when the hawk snatched him, she said, "It was nothing." But was it nothing? Have you ever done a kind act for one of your friends? Has a friend every done a kind act for you? Share your experience in one to three paragraphs.
In the Author's Endnote, the squirrel wishes that humans understood the importance of trees. Has there ever been a time when you felt someone misunderstood something important to you? What was it? How did you communicate that feeling? Write about this misunderstanding in a journal.
If you could've met any of the characters in the story, who would it be and why? What would you ask them? Which of their characteristics would you like to have?
Were you satisfied with the ending of Nuts to You? Why or why not? If you could change the ending in anyway, how would you change it? Do you have any ideas for a Nuts to You sequel? Write about it.