Saturday, February 15, 2014

Book Club: A Wrinkle in Time

G announced as we prepped, "this is going to be the best book club ever!"  The girls both got very involved in setting up a display table to showcase the book:  G drew a picture of the Camazotz building where "It" resides, both helped me post quotes, they staged several scenes from the book with Playmobil characters, and of course they helped with getting the house ready.

A book about the power of love was perfect for Valentine's Day and we had cupcakes, heart shaped biscuits, and yogurt dipped sliced strawberries, which look like little healthy edible hearts in the internet picture I was trying to replicate.  (Less perfect in real life, but very edible nonetheless.)

The kids mostly got dressed up in character, with the three Ws (Mrs. Who, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Which) very popular subjects of the dressing up.  Alas, I failed to get photos at that moment!  We also mapped the characteristics of each main character and had great discussion around interesting characters and favorite quotes.  Interesting thought from one thoughtful friend who said, "I've often wondered what it would be like to have someone make all of your decisions for you."  Our conclusion, in discussion, was that it would reduce what it was to be fully human.  Great conversation....

Welcome to a Valentine's Wrinkle in Time

Story cards for discussion, a brilliant idea conceived by our friend Caryn

Charles Wallace, Meg, and Calvin on the winged Pegasus

Meg and Charles Wallace discover their father imprisoned (beard and all!)
Mapping character traits while we ate

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