LB has been so excited about her own book club with her friends. We read the first book during the month of August and met last night with her friends to discuss the book. We had so much fun planning the time together and being together! For August, we read the book Katie Kazoo Switcheroo: Who's Afraid of the Fourth Grade. I wanted to keep it simple for our first meeting, but to make it special as well. For our table settings I found bright yellow square plates and round red plates at Target that sat on top of the yellow ones. For the centerpieces, we used bright yellow and white daisies with some of LB's other Katie Kazoo books.
For our meal at book club, we made our own pizzas like Katie did in the book at her cooking club. The girls loved making their own individual pizzas and got VERY creative with their toppings!!!
While the pizzas were cooking, we worked on our dessert - mud pies!!! In the book, Katie's teacher taught them about earthworms by letting them make their own with chocolate pudding, gummy worms and crushed Oreos!! The girls (and their moms) loved creating their own earth as well as sneaking a few gummy worms!
After we ate, we sat around and talked about our favorite parts of the books as well as the lessons we learned from the book.
To supplement the Katie Kazoo book (as well as the next book we are going to read), I read the book, Have You Filled a Bucket Today? We talked about how we all have a bucket and it is up to us to fill each others' buckets as well. We came up with ways we can fill other people's buckets. To help us remember to fill other people's buckets (and remember when we fill other people's buckets, we fill our own), I got each girl a bucket from the dollar section at Target. Cathy painted each girl's name on her bucket and decorated it for them. In each bucket we placed sheets they can fill out each day to help them realize what they did to fill someone's bucket that day.
While we all enjoyed our chocolate earth dessert, LB revealed our book for September . . . .
Drum Roll, please . . . .
We will be enjoying The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes this month. I love this book and all the lessons that come from this book. I can't wait to start planning our next meeting!!!!