Du Iz Tak by Carson Ellis
Du iz tak? What is that? As a tiny shoot unfurls, two damselflies peer at it in wonder. When the plant grows taller and sprouts leaves, some young beetles arrive to gander, and soonwith the help of a pill bug named Ickythey wrangle a ladder and build a tree fort. But this is the wild world, after all, and something horrible is waiting to swoop downbooby voobeck!only to be carried off in turn.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee by Philip Christian Stead
Friends come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. In Amos McGee’s case, all sorts of species, too! Every day he spends a little bit of time with each of his friends at the zoo, running races with the tortoise, keeping the shy penguin company, and even reading bedtime stories to the owl. But when Amos is too sick to make it to the zoo, his animal friends decide it’s time they returned the favor.
Be A Friend by Salina Yoon
Dennis is an ordinary boy who expresses himself in extraordinary ways. Some children do show-and-tell. Dennis mimes his. Some children climb trees. Dennis is happy to BE a tree… But being a mime can be lonely. It isn’t until Dennis meets a girl named Joy that he discovers the power of friendship–and how special he truly is!
A Book of Coupons by Susie Hoch Morgenstern
Monsieur Noel is an old, unconventional eighth-grade teacher who gives coupon books for things like dancing in class and sleeping late. Because these coupons are going bound to get him in trouble with the military discipline of Principal Incarnation Perez, the students and teacher have to deal with this opposition together.
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What does #LiveInsideOut mean?
We are working to build a generation of children and families that strive to “live inside out”. What does that mean? We focus on helping kids develop the character skills (i.e. social and emotional skills) necessary to thrive in their lives, schools, and later in jobs and community, which is the “inside piece”. The “outside” part is being connected to the community through volunteerism. All of our programs combine these two elements!
5 Opportunities to Get Involved
Inside Out Club DuPage offers an after-school program, weekend program, and online (Inside Out Club Live). Additionally, IOCD provides parents and educators with two online resources to help them build character and volunteer from home.
Working with teachers, volunteers, parents, school administrators and outside organizations, the Inside Out Club is positively impacting more than 3,000 children and their families each year.
- You Can Do Hard Things: 5 Ways to Help Your Kids Persevere September 15, 2020
- Family Coping Strategies During Times of Change August 19, 2020
- Over 400 Kind Acts in the 2020 15K-indness Challenge July 27, 2020