I only have a few minutes away from my writing and cleaning to give a quick update.
The book club met for the first time last night. We had six girls and one guy.... they were so excited they were there 30 minutes before it was time. I brought Brie, grapes and little toasts and served it on a silver platter, much to the delight of the girls who thought it was the most elegant thing ever. CPAH provided pizzas and pop and we ate with much hilarity. Then we discussed book club and the schedule. When they got their books they were so excited they wanted to start reading out loud. I wasn't going to have them do that because I didn't want anyone to feel put on the spot, but they insisted. Lisa Schroeder's book, I Heart You You Haunt Me, is perfect for reading out aloud because it's a novel in verse, which none of them had experienced before. The only one who passed was the boy, because he can't read. I'm not sure if he meant he can't read in English or can't even read in his own native Somali, but I didn't make a big deal out of it. His sister said she would help him. only three of the kids are native English speakers.
The girls want a tea party and the boy said he wouldn't care if the food was good! Not sure how I'm going to pull off a tea party, but I am already thinking ahead to our next meeting and what I can surprise them with then... maybe cheese and chocolate fondue? Any ideas? And Lisa Schroeder her coming to sign their books and answer questions!
This is going to be a blast!!!!