Book Club for Girls {or Boys}

So one day Ella came to me and said: "Mom, I want to start a book club". You can only imagine my book-loving self-jumping for joy! I said: "Ella, you know that means you have to actually read a book" (she has a tendency to start something and not finish it). We decided on Wonder by RJ Palacio because they were reading it in class. Not to mention, she came home every day talking about the book. 


About a week before the book club, I picked up myself a copy to start reading. I quickly lost that copy to Ella, so I grabbed another one. She wanted to take it to school with her to read if they had any downtime and I like to read in the carpool line, waiting for appointments, etc, so one copy wasn't cutting it for us.

Ella also decided how she wanted to "run" her book club. She came up with a schedule. She wrote out discussion questions, she picked out a craft, drew everyone a bookmark and planned the snack. All with the help of Pinterest and this "pin" . However, she came up with most of her own discussion questions. 

Her discussion questions 



Craft 


Bookmark she drew everyone and I laminated it for her. 


She even made everyone a table tent. 


She was head of the table! 😂


Last Thursday, I picked the girls up from school and we "book clubbed" 


Ella stated us off with discussion questions. 


then passed the bowl




After we discussed the questions and book

We had a snack...



We decided on ice cream because we learned that RJ Palacio meet a little girl with severe craniofacial differences while taking her boys to get ice cream. That little girl was her inspiration for the book. 


As they were enjoying their ice cream, they colored their "Choose Kind" picture.....




I bought a 4 pack of frames at Target. 



I think they turned out so cute! I tried to get them to add stickers or hot glue poms-poms around the frames but they said no, thanks!! 


We are only about halfway through the book. If you haven't read this book. YOU SHOULD!! It's amazing. Auggie Pullman will live in your heart FOREVER!! 
I don't want to give a whole lot away because I don't want to ruin it for you but here is the description from Amazon.

 won't describe what I look like. Whatever you're thinking, it's probably worse. 

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid—but his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER, now a #1 New York Times bestseller and included on the Texas Bluebonnet Award master list, begins from Auggie’s point of view, but soon switches to include his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance. 

We are still planning Ella's book club for this month. We will talk about the second half of Wonder since the movie comes out next month and we have a date planned to go see it! 




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