Next circle? September 10th
Attendance determines the rest
So who, what, when, where, and why?
After focusing on literacy intervention studies for 0-5 in the Capstone part of the doctoral process, Dr. Loving decided to take on a personal application of those findings. Hence, the start of: Peace by Pieces, LLC.
Time frame 3-4 PM
The main idea:
Create a non-profit that promotes reading and gives guardians a chance to talk to their kids.
Still… What is it? It’s like a book club- where the kids focus on a chosen book and then extra time gets to be spent on an art project (or choosing to explore their own story choices). Before leaving, the kids choose what subject to read about the next time.
What specifically will happen:
3 and 1/2 part approach:
Part one: Guardians drop their kiddos off and take an hour for themselves to do whatever while Dr. Loving reads a book to the group.
Part two: The kids make puppets, drawings, or figurines based on the characters from that book.
Part three: The kids act out or talk about scenes - even beyond what happens in the book, and then they go home to share their stories and conversations with their families (illustrations based on the content are sent home to allow connections to be made).
Note: Generating conversation is equally important, and guardian follow up with the kiddos is a good thing to do right afterwards (while the subject is still fresh in the brain). There are crayons available for any families picking up their kids to illustrate their books right then and there before heading out (fyi: we begin clean up at 4:30). 😎
Please e-mail if interested in summer circles!
If you're interested in the reading group.