Reading and etiquette, hand in hand
Amber Vrieze's third-grade class participated in its first book club of the year on Friday, Oct. 24, at Somerset Elementary School. Together, five small groups of students read a book appropriate to their reading levels. Throughout the book, students met to discuss the reading, vocabulary, character traits and events of the story.
As a fun celebration for all of their hard work, students also planned a special book club session. For this last discussion, five guests were invited, including Dr. Chris Kamrath (elementary principal), Sara Eichten (middle school principal), Chris Moore (high school principal), Randy Rosburg (superintendent) and Bob Gunther (school board member).
The guests also had some homework of their own, which included reading the book and creating discussion questions to share with their group. Each group of students planned a wonderful table setting complete with creative centerpieces, treats and a beverage. Students not only showed their great knowledge of the books but also had the opportunity to apply the table manners and guest etiquette they studied and practiced. A big thank you goes out to the special guests for showing their enthusiasm of reading to our third-graders.
Submitted by Amber Vrieze