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1. If your teacher gave thinking assignments like Mr. Bonner, how should those assignments be graded? What sorts of questions might you choose to think about?

2. Dinnie got to ski for the first time in Switzerland. What new activities can you do in your town, and how would you...

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1. If your teacher gave thinking assignments like Mr. Bonner, how should those assignments be graded? What sorts of questions might you choose to think about?

2. Dinnie got to ski for the first time in Switzerland. What new activities can you do in your town, and how would you go about that?

3. Why is it important to study both sides of a situation before you choose which one to believe? How does this help when handling new opportunities?

4. Discuss the importance of being flexible. If you got to attend school in another country, where would you go?

5. What do you think would happen with the characters in a sequel to this novel? What is the purpose of the letters and postcards from Dinnie's aunts? How do they fit in with the story?

6. Why do you think the non-American parents would choose to send their sons and daughters to an American boarding school?

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