Sign-up below for Lunch-time Book Club by October 16th, 2017!
This is a optional program for students in grades 2 – 6. Parents we need you to lead these groups! If you can lead a group please add your info to the student sign-up form.
New reading choices! When you sign up this year, cast your vote to read:
Junior Great Books – Weekly short stories that promote critical thinking and a thoughtful, respectful exchange of ideas. Groups typically meet for 7 weeks. (Note: Based on reading skills, 2nd grade will do JGB short stories during the winter. )
Classic Youth Book – All publications are youth versions and under 180 pages total; weekly chapter assignments will be given by leaders (chapters are of similar length as JGB short stories). These groups would meet for longer than the 7 week JGB option.
3rd Grade – Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
4th Grade – The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
5th Grade – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
6th Grade – Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Due to space and volunteer limitations majority rules for these votes! If enough students & parents sign up we can accommodate two groups per grade based on topic. So tell your friends!
To accommodate the large number of students participating, half of the kids will meet in the fall and the other half will meet after winter break (dates TBD based on interest/reading choices). Smaller size groups will allow for more productive and enjoyable meetings for everyone. There is no guarantee that students will be placed with their friends and special requests will not be honored. Your parent volunteer will communicate regularly important details of the program.
Please consult your child before signing them up and make sure this is something they really want to do because they enjoy reading and want to participate in a thoughtful group discussion! There will be a $10.00 charge for lost books.
Due to the limited number of parent volunteers, all groups are reading Junior Great Books short stories this year. Majority ruled and the votes were very even, with a slightly higher JGB. If you can lead a group in the future, please contact us and we will be able to offer both JGB and youth Classics.
Fall Nov 13th – Jan 19th (7 weeks)
- Wednesday – 5th Grade – 3 students
- Fridays – 3rd Grade – 10 students
- Fridays – 4th Grade – 9 students
Winter Feb 5th -March 20th (7 weeks)
- Tuesday – 2nd Grade – 9 students
- Tuesday – 6th Grade – 10 students