Our first day of co-op classes went beautifully. I had to wake up early, which is not my favorite thing, but it was so worth it! The children were very excited to be part of a book club and they had so much to share.:) My older girls discussed The City of Ember. This is a wonderful book full of action, drama and mystery and we all enjoyed it- in fact we needed more time to discuss everything! My girls chose an occupation the way they did in Ember, by pulling a piece of paper marked with a job out of a bag! Can you imagine? They also solved a message with missing letters (like the letter in Ember) and enjoyed eating pineapple, which is only a distant memory in Ember. At the end they planted seeds as a sign of hope for the future of Ember.
My younger class discussed The Boxcar Children. This book was also a success! We talked about so many things and truly could have kept on going for hours! The children were so excited.:) We "packed" paper suitcases for a long journey, as if we were the Boxcar Children and enjoyed blueberries and cherries like the Boxcar Children.