They Could Make Books!


Our elementary school of 1200 students is one of the largest in the state of Michigan. So many kids. So many teachers. And so many parents. It is a significant challenge to foster a sense of community and neighborhood in a 2-building campus of this size. Every year during March, our school has several events to celebrate Reading Month. Family Reading Night is coming up this Tuesday. Since last year was my first year in the school, I wasn't quite sure how to contribute to this event so I hung back and sort of watched how things worked. I looked for an activity that I could set up as a station and could accommodate all the kids and their family members that typically attend. I decided to create a book making table. I’ve been busily making simple paper books of various sizes. This has proved to be an excellent activity to do while sitting on the deck during the day and watching basketball in the evening. Since there is a luau theme for the event, I am planning on heading to Hobby Lobby to search for a grass skirt to go around my table. And maybe I could decorate a science board in case anyone wants to display the books they create. Ideas anyone????

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  1. The book making table sounds great! Are you going to scatter around some fun materials for them to decorate their books with -- cool markers, scrapbook paper, stickers, etc? If you (or someone in your school) can find some beanbag chairs or similar comfy chairs, maybe you could set up a little reading area for families to share their books with each other?

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    1. Ooh, I like the comfy chair idea! Thanks. :)

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  2. A tub of sand just to run your hand in...gets you in a beach mood.

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    1. Or to put their toes in as they write. Thanks! :)

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  3. You could pipe in some luau music-tropical you know...that would be fun! Flip-flop shape books? Beach chairs? Sunglasses? Leis? starfish? Shells? Just some thoughts...
    tiki torches?

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    1. I think I will be in the gym with some other stations so music would be a great idea! Great ideas. Thanks. :)

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  4. Amy has some cool ideas! I think you should man the table in a lawn chair strumming a ukele.

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    1. Love the lawn chairs. Wish I had a ukulele. :)

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