Our first Read Aloud for the School Year is Schooled, by Gordon Korman. This book is one of my new favorites!
Here's a quick synopsis from Goodreads:
"Homeschooled by his hippie grandmother, Capricorn (Cap) Anderson has never watched television, tasted a pizza, or even heard of a wedgie. But when his grandmother lands in the hospital, Cap is forced to move in with a school counselor and attend the local middle school. While Cap knows a lot about tie-dyeing and Zen Buddhism, no education could prepare him for the politics of public school."
One of my favorite parts about the book is written in first person and the chapters alternate between different characters' points of view. That means with each new chapter, we get a different character's take on the situation. So far, we have met Cap, the main character, Mrs. Donnelly, a well-meaning social worker, and Zach, the most popular boy at Claverage Middle School. I can't wait for more of the story to unfold...
We are reading Schooled as are homeroom read aloud. This means that after lunch, students attend their homerooms, and every 6th grade homeroom reads Schooled. I hope you find it as funny and insightful about middle school as I do!