Our homeschool group kicked off a new book club with a reading of Eric Carle's Very Hungry Caterpillar by the awesome 8 year old Z. The idea is for the older kids who are reading to gain confidence and inspire the littler ones by reading aloud to them. It was a great event. After Z's reading, his mom and T, our group's cool and creative leader, had several fun activities planned for us. There were caterpillars and butterflies to make and to color, origami, butterfly pins for the kids, and even milkweed seeds to plant to attract monarchs.
We had a wonderful time! Mikro is really excited about book group and wants to do a reading sometime soon.
And afterwards, the library where we meet had a special event, at which the kids got to hear a reading of the book on which the PBS Kids series "Martha Speaks" is based, watch an episode, meet a real therapy dog, and do crafts.