More than 150 girls at SCH took a deep dive into a book called BOB by Wendy Mass and Newbery Award-winning author Rebecca Stead during Literature Study, a signature three-day event at the end of March. BOB, about a girl and the green creature in her closet who wears a chicken suit, allowed our Lower School girls to discover the power of friendship and imagination through literature. Over three days, they got together for hands-on activities, including journal writing, painting, jewelry-making (with the 3-D printer!), cupcake decorating, and a virtual trip to Australia.
Lit Study, a much-loved tradition, is now in its 12th year at SCH. In years past, students have built a well, a robot, and a pulley system based on details from the chosen book, which is read aloud in class before the event. This year, the girls enjoyed a visit and talk from one of BOB’s authors, Rebecca Stead, and decorated Bob’s favorite food, sewed his likeness, built LEGO pirate ships, and danced together like chickens.
“Who is Bob? Ask any of these girls, and you’ll get an earful,” says Christy Yaffe, reading specialist for Lower School girls. “They won’t forget this book or this experience!” See a collection of photos from Lit Study, here!