We had our first meeting on Saturday. It was great to finally meet all the students and their parents! We began by playing a game to get to know each other better. While listening to "Gotta Keep Reading."We thought it might be fun to change the lyrics to another song one week. Any suggestions?
After getting to know each other a little better, we read the first chapter of I Funny by James Patterson. It is an hilarious book about a kid named Jamie Grimm, who wants to be a stand-up comedian. We discussed we think is going to happen next in the book. Students broke into small groups, with each group being led by a Vanderbilt student.
We then had dinner, which was provided by Which Wich. Thank you Which Wich for supporting our program! It was delicious. After dinner, we headed over to the Vanderbilt vs. Austin Peay football game. We had a fun time cheering for Vanderbilt. Libby, one of the student volunteers showed us how to make the "VU" sign with our hands. Vanderbilt won by a landslide. After the game we walked to Eakin Elementary for snacks and drinks.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone again this Saturday, September 14, from 9-12am. We will continue reading I Funny. If you want, leave a comment to share a memory from last week or to share what you think is going to happen next in the book. Have a great week everyone!