Volunteers are needed for each grade who are willing to facilitate the short story discussions, once a week, for 9 weeks (usually Nov-March) during the lunch hour. Sign-up at the link at the bottom of the page to be a parent volunteer.
Which day of the week does Great Books meet?
Great Books meets on the same day each week (1 time per week); that day is chosen based on the parent instructors’ availability and classroom availability during lunch and recess.
Will Great Books occur on a day my child has PE, since they are missing recess?
There is really no correlation between PE and what day GB will occur as it depends on the availability of the volunteer instructor and classroom space during lunch and recess. Generally, this has not been an issue for our participants, but we understand every child is different. You know best whether or not a lunch time program is appropriate for your child. If it’s not, consider one of our after-school brain builders, such as Chess Club.
Will my child have time to eat?
Usually the format for Great Books is to have the students all meet with the instructor(s). The instructor(s) will then read the short story to the students while they eat their lunches. After that, there will be questions and discussion about that short story.
What will you be reading?
We use the Junior Great Books Book 1 in Series 3, 4 and 5 (grade 3 reads Series 3, grade 4 reads series 4, and grade 5 reads series 5).
Email Megan Lowrie at JuniorGreatBooks@abelincolnpta.org