Junior Great Books
What is Junior Great Books?
Junior Great Books (JGB) is an extracurricular, reading enrichment program open to 1st-5th grade students at Windsor School. Children meet in informal groups with parent leaders to read and discuss selected short stories. The stories include fairytales and folktales from around the globe. Through these stories, students are introduced to themes and prose from other cultures in a setting that encourages critical thinking and fosters a LOVE of reading!!
When will students meet for Junior Great Books?
The Junior Great Books program runs for 8-weeks and for the 2018/19 school year will start the week of January 21 and end the week of March 11, 2019. Students will meet once each week for 30 minutes during their lunch recess. Each student will need a book to participate in the program.
How do I sign my child up for Junior Great Books?
If your child is interested in this fun and enriching experience please enroll by Friday, November 16th:
SIGN-UP HERE ⇒ JGB online form. Please send a check for $22 (payable to Windsor PTA) to the Windsor main office; please note “JGB” and your child’s name on the Memo/For line.
Download the paper form and return with a check for $22 (payable to Windsor PTA) to the Windsor main office by 11/16.
Books for JGB program cannot be purchased at a bookstore. However, there are a VERY LIMITED number of Windsor JGB copies available to loan to 3rd-5th graders on a first come, first served basis. Because our 1st & 2nd graders will be reading a new set of JGB books, there are no loaner copies available to them this year*.
Can I volunteer to lead or co-lead a group?
YES, please do!! We need volunteers. The program cannot run without discussion leaders. It’s a great way to get involved, and absolutely no experience is necessary! We will give you all the information you need! Access the online form or print the paper form to sign yourself up!
Can I donate my old Junior Great Books book?
YES! If you had a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader last year who was in JGB and no longer need the book we would love to add it as a loaner copy! Please bring your JGB donation into the Windsor school office. Thank you in advance!