Our Mission Statement

Melody Around The World is a global learning project that introduces Melody to the world for the purpose of encouraging compassion for others, raising awareness for people with disabilities, and promoting global learning. Communication between participants will be facilitated through the Melody Around The World blog at MelodyAroundTheWorld.com.


January 15, 2014

Our Letter To The World

Dear World,

Our 4th grade class just finished reading Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper.  We were deeply moved by Melody's story of courage and perseverance, but we were crushed when Melody was left behind.  This gave us an idea.  We wanted to give Melody a chance to finally travel... Around The World!

Melody dreamed of discovering new people and communicating with them.  We have the same dream.  By helping Melody travel the world through this project, we hope to learn about other kids like ourselves... their languages, their customs, and especially the way they learn.

Through this project, we want to help people discover Melody and identify with her struggles.  We invite you to read Out of My Mind and sign up to host a Melody.  Then, we would love for you to share with us what Melody experienced while she was with you.  We look forward to learning with you.  Thank you for your interest in our project.

                                                                                       Sincerely,
                                                                                       Ms. Hampson's 4th Grade
                                                                                       White Rock Elementary
                                                                                       Jane, MO

Letter From Sharon M. Draper


Dear Students of White Rock Elementary,

I am SO excited to be a part of your project as we send Melody around the world! It's going to be awesome to see where she goes and how far she reaches. Your class is absolutely brilliant to plan this project, and I am very, very proud to be working with you.

I am so glad that the book touched you and made you smile as well as think. I believe the book is blessed, and I am thankful I'm able to share it with the world. Let's see what happens next!

                                                                                       Sincerely,
                                                                                       Sharon M. Draper