Welcome to a new Family Dinner Book Club. This month we are featuring The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts.
We invite you to get a copy of the book and begin reading it with your family.
Then, use the great ideas below to plan your menu, make table decoration crafts, talk about the book and complete a family service project. We have everything you need!
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Just to review a bit… Family Dinner Book Club is a monthly book club for your family. On the 15th of each month, we share the title of the book that is being featured. Then, on the 1st of each month, we provide all the details for your special club dinner. Sarah from Chef Sarah Elizabeth shares a special menu to complement the book. And, I will share conversation starters and a service project for your family. Sarah and I will take turns showcasing table decoration crafts to make with the kids.
We invite you to share a picture from your dinner with us anytime during the month on our Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page.
Now, on to preparing for book club this month!
Family Dinner Book Club: The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts
Nobody really noticed little Sally McCabe. She was the smallest girl in the smallest grade. But, Sally noticed everything around her. One day, Sally stands up for herself and makes her voice heard. She discovers that one small voice can make a big difference!
Here are six conversation starters to get your dinner book club rolling. Just click on this link (The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade) for a one page file that you can print and then cut apart. Use the cards on your chosen dinner night. You, of course, don’t have to use all of them or you may even have some other discussion points that developed while you were reading. These are just meant to be a guide. Happy talking!
- What were some things that you noticed today that made you feel good?
- What were some things that you noticed today that bothered you?
- Sally McCabe sees bullying going on in her school. Have you ever witnessed someone being bullied? What did you do?
- How did Sally McCabe make a difference in the story?
- What is one thing you think would make the world a better place to live?
- How could you make the world a better place?
Family Service Project
The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade is about taking small steps to make a big difference. Random Acts of Kindness Week also happens to be in February. This month as a family make a point to perform random acts of kindness. Coffee Cups and Crayons and Toddler Approved have a wonderful series called 100 Acts of Kindness Challenge that will give you lots of ideas!
Don’t forget to talk about how your family feels when they perform random acts of kindness.
Table Decorations and Menu
Head over to Chef Sarah Elizabeth to get your The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade Menu and Table Decorations!
We hope you are inspired to create a fun and meaningful Family Dinner Book Club with your own family. Remember that we want to see pictures of your dinner. Please share them on our special Family Dinner Book Club Facebook page.