Friday, July 3, 2015

Anastasia Krupnik- meeting #15

Our ninth meeting of the 2014-15 school year was on Anastasia Krupnik by Lois Lowry.  This book was my absolute favorite selection of this school year.  Written in the 70s, it was cool for the girls read a book written in a different time.  Anastasia is an only child of a writer and an artist.  She writes a list of likes and dislikes which change a lot throughout the book.

 The host mama served the girls delicious Papa Murphy's pizza while we discussed the book.  We used our general discussion questions to help guide the discussion. The girls all read the book and we had varying votes of thumbs up, thumbs down and side.  The discussion for this book was lively.  There is a death in this book, as well as a birth of a baby brother.  Anastasia's feelings change a lot and thinks move from the LIKE column to the DISLIKE column and vice versa.  The girls talked about how their feelings can change and they all felt the book was very realistic.

 We went outside to take pictures of the girls at our last official meeting before summer.  We have a summer reading selection, but will not meet again until the Fall.



 We didn't plan a formal activity, so the girls found their own fun doing makeovers.  Example below :)

 Love seeing these happy faces!  Another great year of Girls With Opinions on the books.

 The summer selection book they are reading is Flora and Ulysess:  The Illuminated Adventures by Kate di Camillo.  We will discuss it at our first meeting in September.

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