PARENT-CHILD BOOK DISCUSSION
Snack idea: scones and sweet tea
- Did you think Miss Agnes would stay or leave? Were you surprised?
- Why did Mamma change her mind about school? Do you think other parents will begin to send their children instead of taking them to camp? Why or Why not?
- Do you think school was a waste of time before Miss Agnes?
- How would you feel if your parents moved you to Koyukuk
and this was your new school? Alaska
- What made Miss Agnes a good teacher?
- Miss Agnes says everyone is good at something—what are you good at?
- What do you want to be when you grow up?
- Miss Agnes gave her students a glimpse at the world. Have you ever seem pictures of a place you would like to visit? Where?
- What do you think would have happened if a new teacher came to the school? What would have happened to Bokko? Jimmy? Fred?
- Is it hard to say goodbye to your teacher at the end of the year? Why or why not.
Activities: Used Map Quest to locate Koyukuk and other places mentioned on map (don't use driving directions in your search--there aren't any!