We had another awesome meeting last Saturday! We started out by reading I Funny by James Patterson in small groups. The students (and adults!) seem to really be enjoying the book so far.
We then did a writing activity with the book. Students wrote generalizations about different topics in the book, and then found quotes from the book to support their generalizations. We have a very thoughtful group of students!
After we read, we had a fabulous snack of donuts, donated by Dunkin Donuts. Yum! Please go support Dunkin Donuts to thank them for sponsoring our program! Following our snack, Gavin Smith, the Vanderbilt Marching Band Director, and members of the Vanderbilt Marching Band came to visit us. We learned about the different types of instruments, and they even gave the students a chance to try playing the instruments!
We are looking forward to another great meeting on Saturday, October 5. Students, don't forget to read to p. 199 in I Funny. Also, don't forget to bring your two jokes! Feel free to discuss the book or your jokes in the comments. We look forward to seeing everyone again soon!