Monday, April 07, 2008

Bookmarkers - Narnia Week 1

Program went fairly well tonight. I had 8 kids (and one more who came at the very end). I read aloud for about an hour. The kids were hungry – ate all but one slice of pizza (had 2 half sheets from a local place), and they were thirsty – they drank a total of 18 juice boxes!

The program is advertised as for 3rd-6th grades. However, I had kids in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 8th grades. All participated in the discussion questions. All seemed to enjoy the journals and the craft. I did not serve hot chocolate, as the weather today has been sunny and in the high 60s. Definitely not hot chocolate weather! Also, I did not have the kids write Son of Adam/Daughter of Eve on their nametags. 1. I kind of forgot. 2. There wouldn’t have been room for most of them (younger kids write big).

I’m still working on a craft idea for next week. I also need to come up with some discussion questions.
I am beat!

Here are the questions from this week’s program:

  1. When Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy arrive at the old mansion, they are eager to explore the countryside around it, but unfortunately, it rains. They then decide to explore the old house itself and play hide-and-go-seek. Have you ever been stuck inside on a rainy day? What did you do?

  2. When Lucy tells her siblings about Narnia, they don’t believe her. Later, Edmund visits Narnia as well. When Lucy tells Peter and Susan, he denies it. Why do you think Edmund lies about having been to Narnia? How does lying affect him?

  3. This story is set in England during World War II. At the time, the city of London was being regularly bombed. The children are sent to live with the Professor so they will be safe. How would this make you feel?

  4. What would you do if you walked into a magical wardrobe? Would you keep walking or never step foot in there again?

  5. In Narnia there is a curse that made it always winter. How would you feel if it was always winter?

  6. What difference would it make to you if there was no Christmas?

  7. Why do you think the professor believed Lucy’s story?

  8. Do you think that Mr. Tumnus is good or bad? Why?

  9. In what ways is the Professor an unusual grown-up?

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