Tuesday, September 4, 2012


We had a fabulous first day back in gifted last week!  We read a fantastic book called Weslandia by Paul Fleischman.  School is over and Wesley needs a summer project. Having learned that every civilization has a staple food crop, he decides to plant a garden and start his own—civilization, that is. He turns over a plot of earth in his yard, and plants begin to grow. Soon they tower above him and bear a curious-looking fruit. As Wesley experiments, he discovers that the plant will provide food, clothing, shelter, and even recreation. It isn't long before neighbors and classmates have developed more than an idle curiosity about Wesley and exactly how he is spending his summer vacation. Enter the witty, intriguing world of WESLANDIA. Our creative juices are following and we are creating our own civilizations!  If you want to hear this book read aloud click here. Stay tuned to find out more...

1 comment:

  1. So glad to hear of this book! Joey talks about his "Landia" all the time but I had nothing to connect it to! I'll have to read the book.