November & December Book Club Updates:
From now until January when we return from Christmas Break, students will participate in a "Book Switch"- which means they will read two books, but only keep one.
Students will read both books below and we will discuss at our January Meeting (dates TBA... stay tuned). The plan is that prior to Christmas break, they finish one book and then after the break, they switch with another member and read the second book. At our January meeting, students will choose which discussion groups and activities they participate in based on their preferred book!
Check out our Book Switch Feature Novels:
**Stay tuned for an annoucement when books arrive, and paper copies of reading schedule will go home at the same time!
Suggested Reading Schedule for Crenshaw:
By Friday November 4th- have read up to Chapter 34
By Friday November 10th- Finish Book
Friday November 10th- 1:30-2:30 pm- BOOK CLUB MEETING in Learning Commons!!
**REMEMBER: Thursdays at NOON in the Learning Commons are Book Club days! If you want to come hang out, get caught up on your reading, chat about the book, read with friends or have Mrs. Becker or Mrs. Nemisz read to you- BRING YOUR BOOK AND COME HANG OUT!
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This year, A.B. Daley school would like to launch an extracurricular book club for students in grades four to six. Your child has expressed interest in joining so I would like to share some details with you!
Students will be meeting monthly to read and discuss the “book of the month” and take part in activities surrounding the themes and content of each book. We would like to provide each member of the book club with the book of the month and the ability to participate in some monthly leadership and teambuilding activities. As a book club, we will also create opportunities for these students to become leaders in literacy and assist in the planning of school wide literacy events. There has been a lot of interest in the program, and we are excited about the possibilities this will create for the students of A.B. Daley.
Book Club members will help determine our book club picks with Mrs. Becker’s assistance and we will be ordering books through the school for each participating student . Thanks to some generous sponsors there will be no fee to join the club but we are looking for a commitment from your child to read and participate in the activities. Book club members are also permitted to use the Learning Commons on Thursday’s during the lunch recess to read and discuss books with Mrs. Becker, Mrs. Nemisz and their peers.
We will be meeting once per month on Fridays from 1:15- 2:30pm to discuss the book we read for that month. Our first meeting date will be October 27th from 1:15- 2:30pm in the A.B. Daley Learning Commons.
We are so excited to launch this program and we are looking forward to sharing our love of reading with the A.B. Daley School Community. If you would like to know more about this program, please feel free to contact me at any time at 403-646-3161 or email@example.com.
OUR FIRST BOOK CLUB PIC.... DRUMROLL PLEASE....
In her first novel since The One and Only Ivan, winner of the Newbery Medal, Katherine Applegate delivers an unforgettable and magical story about family, friendship, and resilience.
Jackson and his family have fallen on hard times. There's no more money for rent. And not much for food, either. His parents, his little sister, and their dog may have to live in their minivan. Again.
Crenshaw is a cat. He's large, he's outspoken, and he's imaginary. He has come back into Jackson's life to help him. But is an imaginary friend enough to save this family from losing everything?
Beloved author Katherine Applegate proves in unexpected ways that friends matter, whether real or imaginary.