Kids' Korner at Macdonough School

A Before and After School Program of the Northern Middlesex Y

Reading Rocks: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe March 13, 2014

Filed under: Site Happenings — KK @ MacD @ 11:01 pm

Reading Rocks: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

They say that March comes in like a Lion and leaves like a Lamb…so what better book to choose for our March/April Reading Rocks Club but C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe?

The  Olders have received a copy of the book to keep.  Our first session was spent creating bookmarks to use while we read the book.  The children were instructed to use both sides of their bookmark.  On one side, they were to draw what their “wardrobe” looks like from the outside with the door shut.  On the other side, they were to draw the mythical land that they WISHED their wardrobe door would lead.  After making their bookmarks, the children were given some time to begin the first chapter.

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Our second club involved the use of Scranimals by Jack Prelutzky.  In the book, in the land of Narnia, the children encounter several animal oddities, including a fawn (half man/half goat) and a centaur (half man/half horse).  The other animals they encounter are strange and some even speak.  We used inspiration from the Scranimals book to create our own animal oddities.  The children were able to draw their creations and share them with each other. Some of the really cool ones were:

Corn on the Cob + Unicorn = Unicorn on the Cob

Lemon + Minion = Leminon

Bacon + Anaconda = Baconaconda

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