Thursday, June 19, 2014

Summer Book Club Baskets (Plus Two Freebies!)

Summer is only in its first week and I have been hard at work putting together my summer book club baskets for the girls book club I am running this summer. This club has been established for quite a few years before I came to the school I am at. This year I was asked to take it over and believe me, I have big shoes to fill! The teacher that did it before me did a wonderful job. I am looking forward to a great opportunity to work with these girls.

The book club has twelve girls in it and consists of lots of reading and lots of fun! We meet once a month in summer and each time we meet we discuss one of the three books we are reading (again, one book a month). I chose the books carefully keeping in mind the girls interests. I am so blessed that all of my students LOVE reading, including the ones in this group. The thrive on books; they devour them! The girls that are in my book club constantly stop me in the hallway in the last month of school telling me how much they are enjoying their current read. It is a wonderful opportunity to get together and discuss some great reads!

To get them even more excited about reading, I put together a summer reading basket! My girls each have a Smash-Book that they are asked to journal their summers in. I put together this basket to inspire them to take pictures of them reading and doing all sorts of things in the summer sun!

 I tied this tag on the outside of the basket

I filled the basket all sorts of fun things! Everything inside of these baskets was purchased from the dollar store or the Target One-Spot for a dollar. It was all very reasonably priced and turned out adorable! I died a poetic tag on each item telling the girls what they would need to do with the item. 

These were some of the things I put inside of the basket:

I created personalized bookmarks for each girl,

a cup with a swirly fun straw,

a package of chalk,

a pack of sticky notes (My kiddos go crazy for them!),

stickers, glitter tape, and other goodies for their Smash-Book,

 and these adorable fun pair of sunglasses!

I am so excited to read and have fun at our book club this summer! I know my girls will love these baskets and I am so excited to share them with them!

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