Thursday, March 18, 2010

book club season

My daughter, Ruby, and I are so excited to be starting our very own book club! We're still in the brain storming phases, and have started by sending an invitation out to all her (12) classmates. We plan on making bookmarks, drafting up a book list and naming our club on the first meeting date.

Ruby has tons of great ideas- she can't wait! She wants to act out certain scenes, and even wants to have the club write their own book. She came up with the brilliant idea of the younger siblings having a "coloring club" while the bigger kids are engaged with their books.

Does anyone have any must read titles? Any book club "musts"? Any book club "faux-pas"? I'd love to hear some of your ideas!


  1. Hi. I love that you're starting a kid's book club. I was a first grade teacher, and when I quit to go back and get my PhD I started a kid's book club (of some of my old students). We wrote our own books (with a little twist). We completed the project right after Halloween, so I took a picture of everyone dressed up in their costumes. Then, I gave each student a copy of all the prints. The kids included all the pictures as the characters of the book. Two other activities...after reading a mystery, the kids created their own scavenger hunt. We split up girls against boys, and I approved their clues just to eliminate the snags that might occur. Finally, we read "How to Eat Fried Worms" when the movie came out. Then, we had a field trip to see the movie (comparing it to book). Oh, and snacks. I let the kids plan the snacks to coordinate with the books. Good luck! The book club was so much fun!

  2. Mr Popper's Penguins was our favorite book from days gone by!!!
    How fun this will be!!!!!

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  4. hmm, i got that same comment above on my blog.

    Anyway, I love the book club idea!! Oh how I wish Noah could be a part of it!! He would love it! There are so many books we've loved over the years--I almost feel like there is a traffic jam inside my head trying to think of them! Well, we are so due for a phone call. I will try you soon!! Miss you so much Em, xox.

  5. What a wonderful idea!! Some of my favorite books to read with my students are The Indian in the Cupboard, A Wrinkle in Time, Island of the Blue Dolphins, Holes, and Walk Two Moons. All these books have super fun activities that go along with them. Another favorite when I was Ruby's age was the Little House on the Prairie books. I still have my set I received as a gift.
    Happy reading! :)


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