Thursday, we met for our first book club meeting at the library. I was really surprised at how many of my angels came out. I was so excited to see them. Some of the students brought friends and family...the more the merrier. We started off our meeting by talking about our summer and how much we had missed each other, then we discussed what we had been reading so far.
Each student was given a book passport and a stamp to stamp how many minutes they were reading each day in between the times that we will meet. We named our book club the "Judy Moody Book Club". We decided we would read several Judy Moody books together and some independently then at the end of the summer we would go watch the movie together.
Next, I introduced students to the library and showed them each section. We worked on getting them library cards if they did not already have one. For the first 15 minutes or so, students browsed the library for one chapter book and one easy read. Then for the next 45 minutes, I sat with children and listen to them read. I couldn't help but conference with them. The final hour of our book club, we listened to a story teller tell three wonderful stories. The children loved her. I have to admit she was really good! Altogether our meeting lasted two hours and then we gave hugs and made promises to read until next time.