We had lots of kids at Charlie Club after school on September 9th. Kids were coming, going, leaving early, arriving late and “sneaking in” friends who hadn’t come to Charlie Club before. I lost count! We met after school in Lincoln Park, many in tie-dyed shirts!
The kids had a great time running around and playing on the playground, before gathering at the circle, sitting on the rails and listening to Tara read chapter 12: What Said on the Golden Ticket.
When Charlie gets home and tells his family that he has won the fifth ticket, Grandpa Joe yells “Yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!” and, “in one fantastic leap, this old fellow of ninety-six and a half, who hadn’t been out of bed these last twenty years, jumped on to the floor and started doing a dance of victory in his pajamas.” When it is decided that it will be Grandpa Joe to accompany Charlie on his tour of the factory, he is just as ecstatic. “‘Yippeeeeee!’ shouted Grandpa Joe, seizing Charlie by the hands and dancing around the room.”
When Tara finished the chapter, the kids tried out their own victory dances.
After the chapter, the kids had to close their eyes for their treat. They tried the candy without looking at it and described what they tasted. Here are some of the words they used.
sour (followed with, I don’t think mine tastes sour!)