Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October Book Club: A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech




For the October Grades 1-2 Book Club, we read A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech.  Ella, Luke, Matthew, and Stella were present.

We answered questions using worksheets, using single words, sentences and pictures. We had a fun conversation about the book and all of the things that happened in the story. And ate lots of cookies! Again.

Some of the questions and responses:

-Q: Why hasn't Tillie's dog Beans learned to sit? A: Because she hasn't had time to train him because of going to school all the time."
-Q: Why didn't anyone tell Mr. Keene that he was giving them too much school? A: Because he's the principal. He was happy for them and they didn't want to hurt his feelings.
-Q: Why did Mr. Keene want to have more school? A: Because he liked school. He thought that the kids were good at it.

Some of the best quotes from this session:

-"If I went to this school, I would feel like I had just run a marathon!"
-"They were worried that they were going to get even more school!" (with a wide arm fling)
-"My arm is still tired from school so I can't write. Again."


Please join us on Wednesday, November 1 at 3:00 p.m. for the next Grades 1-2 Book Club. We will be reading My Father's Dragon by Ruth Stiles Gannett; illustrated by Ruth Chrisman Gannett. 

"A young boy runs away from home to rescue an abused baby dragon held captive to serve as a free twenty-four hour, seven-days-a-week ferry for the lazy wild animals living on Wild Island."

Copies of the book will be available behind the Circulation Desk. Please be sure to register so that Miss Lisa knows how many snacks to buy!

November Book Club Suggestions

Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin




A young worm discovers, day by day, that there are some very good and some not so good things about being a worm in this great big world.




Hansel and Gretel by Rika Lesser














A poor woodcutter's children, lost in the forest, come upon a house made of bread, cakes, and candy, occupied by a wicked witch who likes to have children for dinner.




My Father's Dragon by Ruth Gannett Stiles














A young boy runs away from home to rescue an abused baby dragon held captive to serve as a free twenty-four hour, seven-days-a-week ferry for the lazy wild animals living on Wild Island.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

September Book Club: Nate the Great by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat



For the first Grades 1-2 Book Club, we read Nate the Great, written by Marjorie Weinman Sharmat and illustrated by Marc Simont.

We answered questions using worksheets, using single words, sentences and pictures. We had a fun conversation about the book and all of the things that happened in the story. And ate lots of cookies!

Some of the best quotes from this session:
"I can't write on the worksheets because my arm is too tired from school."
"If I were Nate the Great and had to solve the mystery, I would go to the library and look around!"
  
Please join us on Wednesday, October 4 at 3:00 p.m. for the next Grades 1-2 Book Club. We will be reading A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech. " When a principal loves his school so much that he wants the children to attend classes every day of the year, it's up to his students to show him free time is a good thing, too."-summary. Copies of the book will be available behind the Circulation Desk. Please be sure to register so that Miss Lisa knows how many snacks to buy!


October Book Club Suggestions

A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech












 
When a principal loves his school so much that he wants the children to attend classes every day of the year, it's up to his students to show him free time is a good thing, too.



Fox and His Friends by Edward Marshall













How can Fox have fun with his friends when his little sister tags along everywhere he goes? You will love finding out if Louise really does spoil all the fun.



Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins, illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky





Six stories relate the adventures of three best friends, who happen to be toys.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Grades 1-2 Book Club: Mercy Watson to the Rescue by Kate DiCamillo





For the first Grades 1-2 Book Club, affectionately dubbed "Cookies and Book Club" by the kids, we read Mercy Watson to the Rescue, written by Kate DiCamillo and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen.

We answered a bunch of questions on worksheets, using single words, sentences and pictures. We had a fun conversation about the book and all of the things that happened in the story. And ate lots of cookies!

Please join us on Wednesday, June 21 at 3:00 p.m. for the All Ages Book Club for Grades 1 through 7 and up. I'm encouraging participants to bring lots of book recommendations for Summer Reading!

Thanks,

Miss Lisa

October Book Club: A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech

For the October Grades 1-2 Book Club, we read  A Fine, Fine School  by Sharon Creech.  Ella, Luke, Matthew, and Stella were present. ...