"Thought breeds thought; children familiar with great thoughts take as naturally to thinking for themselves as the well-nourished body takes to growing; and we must bear in mind that growth, physical, intellectual, moral, spiritual, is the sole end of education." ~ Charlotte Mason

Monday, March 4, 2013

Book Club Monday: The Silver Chair

The highlight of this week was our book club!  We absolutely love our book club; so I will share this as my weekly wrap up. :)

February's Pick for Book Club:  The Silver Chair

C.S. Lewis' The Silver Chair was an excellent book!  The Silver Chair is the sixth book in the Narnia Series and as usual Lewis did not disappoint.  What an incredibly talented author.  His books are full of Biblical imagery that engage the readers attention from start to finish.  We used the book ROAR to help guide us through the chapter readings in The Silver Chair.   There were new and old characters in this book but it still held all the magic and mystery of Narnia, the old age battle between good and evil.  I was constantly amazed by how much of the Bible the kids drew from the chapter readings.


We had a fantastic book club for this book!  The kids dug really deep and had some incredible insights to share about this book.  I usually begin by asking questions like:  "Who was your favorite character/least favorite character and why?"  "Tell me about your favorite parts of the book etc.".  I used the ROAR book this time to ask 'meatier' questions and stimulate further discussion.  We chatted a lot about how sin can look so good at times and the further we walk from the Lord's words the easier it is to accept the sin.  I was so pleased at how much the kids shared and how they were able to apply this to their relationships with the Lord.  


After our book discussion we enjoyed some home made snack and hot chocolate and then started in our activity.  The kids made Diaroma's of one of their favorite scenes from the book.  See here for images of Diaroma's.  They are almost like a shadow box with a 3D scene in them.  We bought sturdy cardboard boxes from the dollar store for $1 each - great for this activity!  One of the Mom's made some plain play dough so the kids could form their characters from.  They also used construction paper, paint and glue to create their scenes.  The kids really took their time and did fantastic jobs.  I have posted lots of pictures!  I wanted to share them because they worked so hard!


  1. Oh how fun! I'll be teaching a book club next semester and I'm so excited about the projects!

    1. Book Club has been the highlight of our year! I am having so much fun with the kids as I lead them in both the discussion and activities. You will have an amazing time Joesette! :)


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