Book club is a night we all look forward to. It’s so fun to come to school at night, in your pajamas, and talk about books.
Book Club at Marvelously Made
Book club started as a way to connect and build relationships over a good book. It is important for parents to continue to read to their children even after they are reading themselves. So, in our book club, parents read the book aloud to their child at home and then we gather to discuss it and extend the book through various activities.
The Cricket in Times Square
At book club, the children and teachers gather to discuss the book and try different activities that extend the book.
The children explored how to use chopsticks.
They used different materials to build cricket cages that had many different ways to enter and were cozy and safe for our cricket. The children observed live crickets too.
We had a great discussion on what a good friend Chester is, how hard it must have been for Chester to move to the big city, and how everyone felt when he moved back home.
A story token is something that we occasionally gift to the children after a meaningful book. A story token is simply a small object that represents the story in some way, reminds the children of the story, and encourages them to share about the story with someone else.
The story token for The Cricket in Times Square was a handmade beaded cricket, to remind them of the story and these special memories together.