Junior Great Books

Read, Think, Discuss, Grow … Junior Great Books!

(Enrollment Deadline: Friday, December 15)

Attention all 2nd and 3rd Grade Students! Does your child like to read and talk about it? Junior Great Books is a stimulating and engaging program where students read short stories and share their ideas and opinions about them in small discussion groups led by parent volunteers. The JGB program provides an excellent framework for improving reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in an environment where children can contribute with confidence and learn from one another.

The JGB program will span 7 weeks and cover 6 stories.  The meetings will take place in the MRC on Tuesdays during the recess portion (3rd grade 11:25 – 11:50 AM, 2nd grade students from 11:50 – 12:15 PM) of their lunch period on the following days:

  • January 30
  • February 6
  • February 13
  • February 20
  • February 27
  • March 6
  • March 13

Each child must have an Anthology to participate in the JGB program.  The anthology costs $22. The Anthology used for 2nd grade is the Series 2 book (set of 3 books).  The Anthology used for 3rd grade is the Series 3, Book One.  We are using a new edition for the 3rd grade students, so a new book will need to be purchased.  For 2nd graders, you can use one from prior years or you can purchase it online when you register.  Register today to enroll your child.  If you need to order a book you can either pay online (preferred method) or you can write a check out to the Prospect PTO with JGB in the memo line.  The deadline for registration is Friday, December 15.

Volunteers Needed:

If you would like to volunteer to lead group discussions, you can do so here at signupgenius, or please contact Jill Livingston at jilllivingston06@gmail.com.  Volunteering is a great way to spend time with your child and their friends with no teaching or prior experience being necessary.  All JGB learning materials and discussion questions will be handed out in advance.  There will be a JGB Orientation Meeting held in December with the date, time & location to be determined.