Judson ISD

Kirby MS Students Connect With Author

Kirby Middle School 8th grade English students took on a unique literature project recently.  They read the memoir of Elie Wiesel called "Night." The assignment saw the students study and analyze the memoir in a critical and contemplative light. Wiesel is a Romanian-born Jew who survived the horrors of Nazi Germany's Auschwitz death camp. He later won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986 and is the author of more than 50 books.  It was evident that Mr. Wiesel's writing made an impact on the students, so as they wrapped up the project, the kids got together in groups to plan and write a thank you letter to him for sharing his thoughts of his experience.  Part of the letter also included one question about his harrowing experience. The thank you letter was mailed to the Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity in New York City. Not long after that, to everyone's amazement and honor, they got back a personal reply from Mr. Wiesel himself.  The students were really excited that someone they see as "Living History" took the time to give them a response like this. Kirby MS 8th graders wanted to share it with the rest of the JISD. 



Ms. Toppen

Way to go Kirby Falcons!

Donna Tucker

I am very proud of Kirby MS 8th grade classes!

Whitney Thornton

Well done Mrs. Tucker! Way to bring the literature to life!

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