On September 16 Charlie Club met at Perry Park. First we had some snacks. Or some homework. Or played while holding a snack.
Then Tara gathered everyone together and read Chapter 13, The Big Day Arrives.
In this chapter all five lucky winners gather outside the gates of the Wonka Factory, waiting to go in. Crowds of people are held back by the police trying to get a glimpse. It says, “Behind him, Charlie Bucket could hear the shouts of the people in the crowd as they pushed and fought to get a glimpse of the famous children. ‘There’s Violet Beauregarde!’ he heard someone shouting. ‘That’s her all right! I can remember her face from the newspapers!'”
People also recognize Charlie, because the last chapter ended with the reporters swarming into his little house. But we never actually see the articles that were in the papers, as we did with the other winners. So the kids were given a press pass, then paired up to interview each other, and think about what might have been in the papers. The kids took off running for their interviews!
Despite the fast pace of the news today, they were serious about their assignment. When we came back together as a group the kids actually had some good questions. “I would ask Charlie how he was feeling, like was he nervous or excited or anxious?”
The kids were given a chance to take some pictures with my phone or ipod to go with their “articles”.
Here are a couple they took:
All the pictures can be found here.
Today’s treat was Pixie Sticks. They lined up to get their treat from Tara, under the climbing structure.
Fin noticed his said “Wonka’s” on his. And then other kids noticed they all said Wonka’s on their pixie stick!
Everyone had a chance to enjoy Perry Park and play before it was time to go home.
See you all on Monday Sept 23 at Tara and Ellen’s house for chapter 14.