2020 PALS 7

End-of-Program Survey

PALS 7 Students, thanks to those who answered questions about the PALS Summer experience this July and ideas for the 2020-2021 school year.

If you did not have a chance to complete the survey before it closed, and would like to, please email PALS@andover.edu.


PALS 7 Families
, thanks to those who shared their observations of their students working through PALS in July and ideas for supporting them in the 2020-2021 school year.

If you did not have a chance to complete the survey before it closed, and would like to, please email PALS@andover.edu.

We appreciate your feedback!

Weekly Email Updates from the PALS Summer Program

Getting Started with PALS 7 Summer 2020
  • Read through the welcome letter and this proposed schedule
  • Put on your PALS t-shirt and get excited!
  • Pick your Journal Buddy (see p. 5 of Big Life Journal for Kids)
  • Complete All About Me & My Superpowers in your Big Life Journal for Kids
  • Send an email to PALS@andover.edu to confirm that you have received your package in the mail! (extra credit: tell us who your journal buddy will be this summer)

Week 1: July 6-10

Big Life Journal for Kids:

  • Believe in Yourself (parts I & II)
  • Mistakes Help You Grow (parts I & II)
  • Be Persistent (part I)

Out of my Mind, by Sharon M. Draper (click the links below to read-along):

  • Read the weekly email update from PALS Summer
  • Send a picture of yourself reading, listening along, or journaling to PALS@andover.edu (extra credit: wear your PALS t-shirt!)

Week 2: July 13-17

Big Life Journal for Kids:

  • Be Persistent (part II)
  • Be Grateful (parts I & II)
  • Be Unique, Be You (parts I & II)

Out of my Mind, by Sharon M. Draper (click the links below to read-along):

  • Read the weekly email update from PALS Summer
  • What's on your mind? Send any questions or thoughts about the work you are doing to PALS@andover.edu

Week 3: July 20-24

Big Life Journal for Kids:

  • Challenges Make You Stronger (parts I & II)
  • Effort is Key (parts I & II)
  • Love Learning (part I)

Out of my Mind, by Sharon M. Draper (click the links below to read-along):

  • Read the weekly email update from PALS Summer
  • Send an email to PALS@andover.edu answering the following questions
    • What is one thing you have learned so far in PALS 7 that you are excited to share with others?
    • Why is this idea so interesting to you?
    • What do you still hope to learn more about?

Week 4: July 27-31

Big Life Journal for Kids:

  • Love Learning (part II)
  • Be Kind (parts I & II)
  • Make a Difference in the World (parts I & II)

Out of my Mind, by Sharon M. Draper (click the links below to read-along):

  • Read the weekly email update from PALS Summer
  • Take the online end-of-PALS Summer survey (to be emailed this week)
  • Send a video or written response to PALS@andover.edu answering the following questions:
    • How has PALS 7 enriched your summer break?
    • In what ways do you feel better prepared to succeed in Grade 7?
    • What was your favorite part about PALS 7 and why?