Students Share Insights from Learn to Love Summer Readings

On Tuesday, the community gathered in small groups throughout the Academy for the annual “Learn to Love” summer reading program discussions. Students were given a choice of 15 books that centered around the theme of Emerging Wisdom to read.
Each student selected one book for reading and reflection. Discussions were led by faculty members and included such questions as:  
  • Which aspects of the Character of a Saint Joseph Academy Graduate definition of Emerging Wisdom does this book include? Give specific examples.
  • Curiosity
  • Embracing the challenges of new ideas and perspectives
  • Critical thinking 
  • Reflection and discernment
  • Which of the characters in the book fail to display wisdom and how? Did they grow from the experience? Why?
  • What connections can you make between the situations in the book and your own experiences?
Students also shared a favorite quote about wisdom. The discussions offered students an opportunity to learn more about this school year’s theme of Emerging Wisdom and about each other.