Wednesday, September 5, 2018

September Grades 1-2 Book Club: I'm Just No Good at Rhyming

For September 2018's Book Club, we read I'm Just No Good at Rhyming... by Chris Harris and Lane Smith. Abigail, Cameron, Chase, Colton, and Matthew were present. We started the club by thinking of a rhyming name for ourselves (Lisa Pizza, anyone?) in order to make name badges (with pictures!). We then filled out some rhyming worksheets (do "bell," "fell," and "tell" rhyme? Then color in the bell!). We spent the next large part of the time reciting (new word alert!) our favorite poem (or two or three) from the book. Some of them included what I will affectionately forever now know as "The Avocado Poem" (but really, it's called "If You Ever Have to Memorize a Poem of Twenty Lines Or Longer and Deliver It to Your Class, Then This Is a Pretty Good Choice"), "The Last Time I Ever Went Down to Breakfast Without Making My Bed," "Jack Makes a Fatal Strategic Blunder," and "The Sweetest Lullaby Ever (For Parents to Tell Their Children)." The kids really wanted to share their favorites and we soon ran out of time!

The votes came in fast and furious at the end of book club for ranking the book (with 1 being the worst book you've ever read and 5 being the best). We had four 5s and one 3! I guess they liked it!

The kids also voted for the book to read for next month's book club. There were three suggestions and one clear "winner." Without further ado, the book club pick for October is...The Boxcar Children!

We will meet on Wednesday, October 3 at 3:00 p.m. for the next Book Club. We will be reading The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner.

"The resourceful Alden children survive without adult supervision and make a home for themselves in an abandoned boxcar."-summary

Please be sure to pick up your copy of the book a few days after the last club meeting and register at the Circulation Desk! 

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

October Grades 1-2 Book Club Suggestions


Bink & Gollie by Kate DiCamillo

Two roller-skating best friends--one tiny, one tall--share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion.

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

The Aldens begin their adventure by making a home in a boxcar. Their goal is to stay together, and in the process they find a grandfather.

Keith Haring : The Boy Who Just Kept Drawing by Kay Haring
Traces the life of artist Keith Haring, from his childhood love of drawing to his meteoric rise to fame, with a focus on his concern for children, humanity, and disregard for the established art world.

April Grades 1 & 2 Book Club: World at War, 1944

  For April Grades 1 & 2 Book Club, we read World at War, 1944 by Mary Pope Osborne . Previously published as Danger in the Darkest Hou...