We have just finished our Poetry Slam unit and I can honestly say that I couldn’t have been more impressed. Way to go, Grade 7, on your hard work and enthusiasm in this thrilling journey into poetry! Now, we begin our unit on Lois Lowry’s, The Giver, where we’ll enter into a perfect world absent of war or pain. We’ll look into the life of Jonas when he is given the world’s memories and discovers there is much more to life as he knows it. The book will help us wrestle through many important questions, one of the most important being: Is a perfect world really worth the sacrifice of free will and human emotion? The answer is up to you.