Does this not sound like the most amazing book club for older kids ever? My Mom Friend Katherine and her daughter came up with this combo for our girls who are now in 5th grade. It would work for a range of ages from 9 on up though! I think it would also be really fun for a book club for boys too!
5th Grade Book Club for Girls: Trapeze School!
- Chapter book The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
- Trapeze School field trip
PickyKidPix loves trapezing! Here she goes with a catch and release!
A Little Too Exciting: Book Club Starts with a Crash!
The field trip to the Trapeze School turned out to be very exciting when their car was rear-ended during stop-and-go traffic on the highway. Luckily everyone was OK and another mom did a pinch-hit to scoop up the girls to take them to the Trapeze School while the other mom had to deal with the police and the woman who rammed her.
Though they were 30 minutes late, the girls did not seem to miss much at Trapeze School. Swinging and catching stunts were performed by all. On the way home, wouldn’t you know it? My daughter, PickyKidPix, managed to stab herself in the eye … with a Pixy Stik. The poor mom whose car was rear-ended just happens to be a nurse practitioner. As she drove them all home, her muffler off-kilter from the accident, she told PickyKidPix, “After a car accident and death-defying trapezing, we are not going to let a mere Pixy Stik be the instrument that injures you!”
She was fine after her eye watered a bit.
Trapezing: Forget Fear. Worry About Addiction!
It was an exciting day. When PickyKidPix got home, she was hopping up and down with excitement.
“I have a new career goal. I want to be a trapeze person.”
“Sorry, I think you have to be born into a family who works at a circus to learn how to do that.”
“Why can’t you and dad learn to trapeze then?”
“Because we are afraid of heights.”
If PickyKidPix ever runs away from home, please remind me to check the circuses. And I better look into Cirque de Soleil tickets if it ever comes to Boston.
p.s. She loved the book too, though not until she hit the half way mark.
Trapeze Chapter Book for Kids
The Girl Who Could Fly by Victoria Forester
And this book club is a field trip to …
Trapeze School New York Beantown at Jordan’s location North of Boston!!! I love their tagline: Forget Fear. Worry about Addiction! They were right about the addiction part. PickyKidPix is now plotting how to go there again. She wants us to shop for furniture and book a lesson for her while we shop.
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