Breakfast Book Club
The Breakfast Book Club runs before Christmas for one term in our school and was quite popular with the parents who attended. It targets junior infants and invites their parents to attend a breakfast reading morning in our school kitchen each Friday.
Usually five parents come and listen to the class reading their shared reader that had been sent home for homework the night before. Each parent reads with their own child and then calls another child until every child has had an opportunity to read their homework book. The children are having breakfast while waiting for their names to be called. Breakfast is toast or cereal with tea, milk or juice. The parents enjoy the tea and chat also. Once all the children have had a chance to read individually, a parent volunteers to read a story for the whole class. This fosters great confidence among parents and a great sense of pride among the children.