Friday, February 6, 2015

Piper Reed, Clubhouse Queen- Meeting #11

Our fifth meeting of the 2014-15 school year was on Piper Reed, Clubhouse Queen by Kimberly Willis Holt.  This was a fun light read for the girls.  No heavy topics or too much drama.

The host mama made a delicious dinner.  We could smell the burgers on the grill as we came inside!  The girls ate "Neptune Burgers" (hamburgers), "Pluto Potatoes" (fries), tator tots, and veggies while we had our discussion.  We used our general discussion questions to help guide the discussion. No thumbs down on this book, but a few to the side.

 The girls love any books with pets, especially dogs.  So the pet show at the end was a hit.  Another favorite part was when Peaches the fish died and was replaced by Peaches the second.  Someone asked what a "milky eyeball" meant in regards to the dead fish.  EUW.  Not our favorite conversation over dinner.

The girls also learned about dyslexia in the discussion (which is something the main character has).

One of the morals of the story (for a Navy family always moving to new places) was "home is where your family is."

After the dinner discussion, prior to the craft, a spontaneous ring around the rosy happened.  These girls love each other ;)

For the craft, the girls got a lump of terra cotta clay to sculpt with.  In the book, Piper Reed sculpts a nose with a pimple on it out of clay to tease her older sister ;)  

One our our close friends' little girl was in the hospital and this sweetie pie wrote a get well message to text to her mama.

This was a great independent project for the girls.  Nice for the mamas to be able to catch up while the girls enjoyed working with the clay.  Host mama says the clay was quite a mess in her sink though.  Beware ;)

We all had a great time!  Next month, we are reading How To Steal a Dog by Barbara O'Connor.

1 comment:

  1. That was fun! The terra cotta fingerprints just reminded later how much fun we all had!