Junior Great Books


This year, the Holland Hill PTA is happy to offer the Jr. Great Books program to students in grades 1 through 5. Jr. Great Books is an elective activity that provides children with a great opportunity to read classic literature selections and to develop their reading comprehension skills. The program will begin in late February and run for 9 weeks.  Students will read a short story at home and meet once per week after school until 3:30.  Students typically discuss the story, or participate in a related activity. Each grade will have its own group, supervised by parent volunteers. The child does not need to be a fluent reader to participate, but must be interested and prepared for the session.  Parents may read the selection to their child. In fact, it is recommended that the story be read twice, at least one time aloud.

Each participant will need a copy of the Jr. Great Books student anthology.  The PTA will supply the books.

Grade   1 will meet on Tuesdays.

Grade   2 will meet on Tuesdays. 

Grade   3 will meet on Mondays.

Grade   4  will not meet unless someone volunteers to run the group. Remember you may work as a team and take turns each week.

Grade   5  will meet on Thursdays    

If your child is interested, please complete the Google Form linked here https://goo.gl/forms/XrvkrBCcmRpVxKhO2 by THIS FRIDAY.  Please note that NO late registration will be permitted. We will begin sessions the end of February/early March. Your parent volunteer will send out the schedule of meetings, one sign ups close.  Please be aware, there are 10 spaces for each grade level.  If your child is interested, fill out the Google form immediately. You will receive email confirming your child’s place and the book (purchased by the PTA) will be sent to your child’s classroom.

If you have any questions, please contact Barbara Robbins at brobbs75@gmail.com