Saturday, March 2, 2013

Book Detectives ~ Five O’clock Charlie


I’m leading a semi-new group (about 15 elementary students) for a few weeks, and I think it has been a smashing success.

I missed getting a picture of the board after the first week (we read Ming Lo Moves the Mountain by Arnold Lobel), but this is what we ended up with after our discussion of the darling book Five O'clock Charlie by Marguerite Henry.

Book Detectives


Abi said...

My girls are immensely enjoying themselves in your class... Bella just said that she can "relate it with essentials..." and with her writing. Thank you for your enthusiasm and willingness.

Susan said...

I recognize that formula!

Jen Rouse said...

I recognize that book! I think I read everything Marguerite Henry wrote when I was a kid ):

Priscila@mommode said...

I loved using that book when I was teaching. Your board is so clean and organized! Mine was usually a little bit messier! ;)
Coming from the GFC collective.

Hannah said...

Just curious, since we're still chugging along with the TX branch of BD, how does this group relate (in purpose and composition) to the group you originally started? And you said "a few weeks" ... Are you meeting weekly now?

P.S. Our last selection was A Year with Miss Agnes ... a gem of a book. I'll have to look up the one you suggested here, as we are always batting around ideas!

Heidi said...

Hannah~ Our original group took a break over the holidays and I was having a rough time getting back into the swing of things after the first of the year. An opportunity came up for me to lead a group weekly for four weeks in a row. It is with our distance learning program, but several of the students overlap from our original group. We went over the basics again to introduce the new students to the concepts and review for the other kids. I'm just reading picture books at the meetings (a different one each week) and discussing them. No chapter books. I really want to start monthly Book Detectives meetings again. Maybe it's just the thought of cleaning my house... Ha! I enjoyed A Year with Miss Agnes when I read it a while back.

Hannah said...

Got it! Your distance learning program sounds like quite a resource (and after one of your more recent posts or FB comments, I now understand how you have the curriculum budget you do! ;-))