Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Slice of Life: Field Trip for Books, Brownies, and Beyond

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Dana, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, and Melanie
                   for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

Today was our final Books, Brownies, and Beyond meeting of the 2015-16 school year. We squeezed in a ton of fun this afternoon.  We visited one of our elementary schools to invite rising 6th graders to join us for our two summer meetings at the public library and to consider adding our book club to their after school activities in the fall.  We shared a padlet with them that we created which included reflections and activities we participated in this year and important links.  We stopped at Island Books and listened as bookseller Lillian shared her recommendations for summer reading.  We popped into Baskin-Robbins (a short walk from the bookstore) for an ice cream treat before our return to school and the afternoon activity bus.  And most of all, we're looking forward to summer break, no homework, and more time to read!  

You can access the padlet we created to share our reflections and activities of our book club year.

Here we are at Island Books.  Each of us grabbed a book we want to read over the summer for this picture.  
Here's our club mascot, Brutus, who joined us in the bookstore, but was so tuckered out on the way home that it was necessary for him to catch a quick nap.  
A big thank you to Lisa and Gretchen, two of our book club moms, who provided transportation for our field trip to celebrate our last day together . . . until our first summer meeting in July. 


  1. That sounds like so much fun. And now I wish I had a brownie!

  2. What a great day! Now I want to go to the bookstore. I love the idea of having the kids hold up a book they want to read.

  3. What a lucky bunch to part of such a group! The padlet is great, too! I have enjoyed reading about BBB throughout the year.

  4. I think it is so cool that you continue with this book club! What a rich literate life these kids will have as they continue to grow and read. Love Brutus! Poor guy, all tuckered out.

  5. Great post and wonderful pictures! I'm sorry I missed it.